Samsel on Widespread Glyphosate Contamination

If there was ever a time when I wanted to stick my fingers in my ears and go "LA la la la la la la...I can't hear yooooou!!!!"

It was when scientist Anthony Samsel said: "There are some 160 of our foods contaminated with glyphosate."(Listed below)  Samsel is a chemist, retired Arthur D. Little Inventor and co author of the paper :  "Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases."  The Samsel-Seneff paper can be found at the journal-Entropy, ISSN 1099-4300 www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy 

Glyphosate is the active chemical ingredient in Roundup, a registered trademark of Monsanto, the most widely used herbicide in the world. Hundreds of millions of pounds of this chemical are used each year. It is used on parks, school yards and city landscaping. It is sprayed on the soil prior to planting crops that are raised in a no-till non-organicproduction system. It is also used as a desiccant and applied preharvest on a wide number of crops destined for the food chain. Glyphosate based herbicides are sprayed directly GMO plants. GMO plants are genetically engineered to with stand glyphosate herbicide. The animals and the people that eat these crops that have absorbed glyphosate either through the soil or from being repeatedly sprayed with glyphosate are subjected to numerous health concerns.

Glyphosate is designed to kill all plants that it touches except those that are genetically designed to withstand it. It does this by chelating or "tying up " vital nutrients in the plant. It ties up; calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, copper,nickel, cobalt, boron, molybdenum, selenium and potassium and makes them unavailable. Glyphosate also kills good microorganisms in the soil (that would normally protect the plant from disease) and causes a rapid growth of bad organisms that cause disease that kills the weeds. The weed dies because it essentially has a weakened defense system. As one scientist said "It basically gives the plant AIDS, weakens it's immune system".

We are now learning that glyphosate can do the same thing to us. By eating food that contains glyphosate residue we have glyphosate in our bodies. Glyphosate attacks the beneficial microorganisms in our digestive tract and triggers a host of varying health issues for us and our children.  

Thankfully we now have the Samsel and Seneff scientific paper “Glyphosate and Modern Diseases” this 43 page peer reviewed scientific paper shows that glyphosate has "insidious" effects on the American population. Especially our children. .

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Here is Anothny Samsel in his own words in an interview with Zen Honeycutt, Moms Across America:

Here is a summery of the entire report from Anthony Samsel:
We have a wonderful symbiotic relationship with bacteria, which comprise 70% of our immune system.  On and within us, they represent some one thousand bacterial species, which number in the trillions, without which we would not exist.  They perform many necessary functions to our biology which includes the manufacture of essential amino acids.  Of the twenty amino acids, nine are called essential amino acids and we must derive them from both bacteria and food.  Amino acids are the building blocks of life, the materials necessary to build every cell of our bodies and the chemicals necessary for its function which include neurotransmitters and neuro-regulators.  
 
Glyphosate destroys the beneficial bacteria balance of our gut, which leads to bacterial overgrowth and disruption of the production of these essential amino acids.  The amino acids disrupted by glyphosate include but are not limited to methionine, phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan.  The latter three are the aromatic amino acids and interference with these can lead particularly to a wide array of disease outcomes.
Glyphosate also destroys our CYP 450 enzymes.  The CYP enzymes are part of our body's detox system.  They catalyze oxidation of organic substances which include toxins for disposal.  They process and rid the body of chemicals, drugs, lipids, fats, sterols, vitamins, and other xenobiotics from which we may be exposed.  Because glyphosate disrupts this defense system, our body suffers enhanced  damage from the effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. -Anthony Samsel
In Mom Speak: Glyphosate is really bad news. Glyphosate destroys our gut flora, weakening our immune system and also breaks down cellular walls, allowing toxins in. According to this important paper, this is it. This chemical, along with other toxic pesticides and herbicides, are the reason for the decline in our American health and the compromising of an entire generation of our children. Samsel and Seneff project that 1 our of 2 of our children will have Autism by 2025.  1 out 2 males and 1 out of 3 females in America are expected to get cancer.
Monsanto may be trying to "feed the world" but the reality is that they are making us deathly sick. 
As a mother I am outraged by this. I don't want to believe it, but choosing to ignore it just puts my family in grave danger. As a nation, if we ignore this, we are looking at a future not only of sickness and sadness...but of economic ruin. We cannot sustain a society where half of our young adults are incapable of caring for themselves or caring for their parents when they are older. America will not be the number one super power of anything if we are mostly sick.
In addition to the devastating future of sickness and early death that we are creating for ourselves by succumbing to the temptation of the fast, easy fix of pesticides and herbacides, we are also subjecting a huge number of our citizens to a social injustice. Many if not most Americans, cannot afford organic, nor do they have it available to them. They are being deprived of the right to purchase food without these toxins and are therefore discriminated against by their economic position. This is social justice issue.
Supplied by Anthony Samsel, Here are the 160 foods that glyphosate contaminates in our food supply and the reason why everything we eat should be 100% organic with organic fertilizers as well.
This is from the EPA federal register and shows the allowable, therefore expected, levels of glyphosate in our food crops in the parts per million. The levels of glyphosate are the ALLOWABLE amounts, so conceivably, the amounts could be less ( most likely not though because the chemical companies ask the EPA to raise the levels 2, 4 even 30X higher in a year and they do), but that fact that any glyphosate is allowed in the food at all, considering what we now know about the effects on humans, in my opinion,  is an assault on the human race. Glyphosate caused organ damage in rats at .1 parts per million in a European study. Breast cancer has been shown to be caused by glyphosate in the parts per trillion*: Notice how high the GMO crops allowable amount are..cottonseeds, canola seed, corn, sugar beets and soy, on food crops which glyphosate is used as a dessicant or drying agent, like legumes, dry peas, wheat, and soy, and in root vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots. 

EPA limits for glyphosate residues as published in the Federal Register.

§ 180.364   Glyphosate tolerances for residues.

(a) General. (1) Tolerances are established for residues of glyphosate, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the commodities listed below resulting from the application of glyphosate, the isopropylamine salt of glyphosate, the ethanolamine salt of glyphosate, the dimethylamine salt of glyphosate, the ammonium salt of glyphosate, and the potassium salt of glyphosate. Compliance with the following tolerance levels is to be determined by measuring only glyphosate ( N- (phosphonomethyl)glycine).

Commodity

Parts per million

Acerola

0.2

Alfalfa, seed

0.5

Almond, hulls

25

Aloe vera

0.5

Ambarella

0.2

Animal feed, nongrass, group 18

400

Artichoke, globe

0.2

Asparagus

0.5

Atemoya

0.2

Avocado

0.2

Bamboo, shoots

0.2

Banana

0.2

Barley, bran

30

Beet, sugar, dried pulp

25

Beet, sugar, roots

10

Beet, sugar, tops

10

Berry and small fruit, group 13-07

0.20

Betelnut

1.0

Biriba

0.2

Blimbe

0.2

Breadfruit

0.2

Cacao bean, bean

0.2

Cactus, fruit

0.5

Cactus, pads

0.5

Canistel

0.2

Canola, seed

20

Carrot

5.0

Chaya

1.0

Cherimoya

0.2

Citrus, dried pulp

1.5

Coconut

0.1

Coffee, bean, green

1.0

Corn, pop, grain

0.1

Corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husk removed

3.5

Cotton, gin byproducts

210

Custard apple

0.2

Date, dried fruit

0.2

Dokudami

2.0

Durian

0.2

Epazote

1.3

Feijoa

0.2

Fig

0.2

Fish

0.25

Fruit, citrus, group 10-10

0.50

Fruit, pome, group 11-10

0.20

Fruit, stone, group 12

0.2

Galangal, roots

0.2

Ginger, white, flower

0.2

Gourd, buffalo, seed

0.1

Governor's plum

0.2

Gow kee, leaves

0.2

Grain, cereal, forage, fodder and straw, group 16, except field corn, forage and field corn, stover

100

Grain, cereal, group 15 except field corn, popcorn, rice, sweet corn, and wild rice

30

Grass, forage, fodder and hay, group 17

300

Guava

0.2

Herbs subgroup 19A

0.2

Hop, dried cones

7.0

Ilama

0.2

Imbe

0.2

Imbu

0.2

Jaboticaba

0.2

Jackfruit

0.2

Kava, roots

0.2

Kenaf, forage

200

Leucaena, forage

200

Longan

0.2

Lychee

0.2

Mamey apple

0.2

Mango

0.2

Mangosteen

0.2

Marmaladebox

0.2

Mioga, flower

0.2

Noni

0.20

Nut, pine

1.0

Nut, tree, group 14

1.0

Oilseeds, group 20, except canola

40

Okra

0.5

Olive

0.2

Oregano, Mexican, leaves

2.0

Palm heart

0.2

Palm heart, leaves

0.2

Palm, oil

0.1

Papaya

0.2

Papaya, mountain

0.2

Passionfruit

0.2

Pawpaw

0.2

Pea, dry

8.0

Peanut

0.1

Peanut, hay

0.5

Pepper leaf, fresh leaves

0.2

Peppermint, tops

200

Perilla, tops

1.8

Persimmon

0.2

Pineapple

0.1

Pistachio

1.0

Pomegranate

0.2

Pulasan

0.2

Quinoa, grain

5.0

Rambutan

0.2

Rice, grain

0.1

Rice, wild, grain

0.1

Rose apple

0.2

Sapodilla

0.2

Sapote, black

0.2

Sapote, mamey

0.2

Sapote, white

0.2

Shellfish

3.0

Soursop

0.2

Spanish lime

0.2

Spearmint, tops

200

Spice subgroup 19B

7.0

Star apple

0.2

Starfruit

0.2

Stevia, dried leaves

1.0

Sugar apple

0.2

Sugarcane, cane

2.0

Sugarcane, molasses

30

Surinam cherry

0.2

Sweet potato

3.0

Tamarind

0.2

Tea, dried

1.0

Tea, instant

7.0

Teff, forage

100

Teff, grain

5.0

Teff, hay

100

Ti, leaves

0.2

Ti, roots

0.2

Ugli fruit

0.5

Vegetable, bulb, group 3-07

0.20

Vegetable, cucurbit, group 9

0.5

Vegetable, foliage of legume, subgroup 7A, except soybean

0.2

Vegetable, fruiting, group 8-10 (except okra)

0.10

Vegetable, leafy, brassica, group 5

0.2

Vegetable, leafy, except brassica, group 4

0.2

Vegetable, leaves of root and tuber, group 2, except sugar beet tops

0.2

Vegetable, legume, group 6 except soybean and dry pea

5.0

Vegetables, root and tuber, group 1, except carrot, sweet potato, and sugar beet

0.20

Wasabi, roots

0.2

Water spinach, tops

0.2

Watercress, upland

0.2

Wax jambu

0.2

Yacon, tuber

0.2

(2) Tolerances are established for residues of glyphosate, including its metabolites and degradates, in or on the commodities listed below resulting from the application of glyphosate, the isopropylamine salt of glyphosate, the ethanolamine salt of glyphosate, the dimethylamine salt of glyphosate, the ammonium salt of glyphosate, and the potassium salt of glyphosate. Compliance with the following tolerance levels is to be determined by measuring only glyphosate ( N- (phosphonomethyl)glycine) and its metabolite N- acetyl-glyphosate ( N- acetyl- N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine; calculated as the stoichiometric equivalent of glyphosate).

Commodity

Parts per Million

Cattle, meat byproducts

5.0

Corn, field, forage

13

Corn, field, grain

5.0

Corn, field, stover

100

Egg

0.05

Goat, meat byproducts

5.0

Grain aspirated fractions

310.0

Hog, meat byproducts

5.0

Horse, meat byproducts

5.0

Poultry, meat

0.10

Poultry, meat byproducts

1.0

Sheep, meat byproducts

5.0

Soybean, forage

100.0

Soybean, hay

200.0

Soybean, hulls

120.0

Soybean, seed

20.0

(b) Section 18 emergency exemptions. [Reserved]

(c) Tolerances with regional registrations. [Reserved]

(d) Indirect or inadvertent residues. [Reserved]

[45 FR 64911, Oct. 1, 1980]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 180.364, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.fdsys.gov .

 What can we do?

Eat organic. Budget. Cook from scratch. Cook in bulk and freeze. Bring your own food to parties and gatherings. Tell your Congress people about this. Grow your own. Share the food you grow with your neighbors and build community.

It's time to reconnect to our food. The future of the human race depends on the actions we take today.

 

Zen Honeycutt

* Study that show sthat Glyphosate causes breast cancer in the parts per trillion: Dr. Thongprakaisang: Glyphosate Induces Growth in Human Breast Cancer Cellshttp://gmoevidence.com/dr-thongprakaisang-glyphosate-induces-growth-in-human-breast-cancer-cells/

 

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  • commented 2015-06-10 23:51:13 -0700
    I just discovered this info related to autism, Alzheimer’s, MS and other diseases. Virginia Univ new research shows the brain has its own lymphatic system and is connected to the immune system! This makes it even more important to eat food free from toxins, free from GMO & Roundup/Glyphosate!
    http://news.virginia.edu/content/researchers-find-textbook-altering-link-between-brain-immune-system
  • commented 2015-02-12 21:05:51 -0800
    @ Lily Alspaugh; I just posted this page to my FB and it shows (no problems).

    In this video Dr Stephanie Seneff talks about glyphosate and autism and other diseases. She says, among other things, that glyphosate grabs arsenic (gets into the body from soil) and dumps it in the kidneys, bypassing the liver which would normally take care of it, causing a kidney disease, and also grabs aluminum and dumping it in the brain. According to Dr David Perlmutter, MD and neurology specialist, aluminum in the brain causes Alzheimer’s. Dr Seneff video at 1:13:50 minute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a52vAx9HaCI
    We all have a reason to shop organic!!!
  • commented 2014-02-21 09:10:51 -0800
    Last year, I was diagnosed with leaky gut and multiple food allergies. I’ve been avoiding the food allergens, taking probiotics, took a leave of absence from my job and I still feel sick. And now I learn about this. Time to go totally organic. I don’t know if I’ll ever recover, but I can’t believe that being a vegetarian could be so toxic. There should be a class action suit levied against Monsanto. If what this article is saying is true, they should be shut down NOW and made to pay damages to all for the loss of our healthy natural world.
  • commented 2013-07-24 13:41:38 -0700
    Thank you so very much for this information. It’s true, it’s very hard to hear, but must know. We must know for us, for our family, for our planet, for our species. Thank you.
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