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The Virus and the Host

Article and interview by Carol Grieve of Food Integrity Now

We live in a time when it has never been more important to have a healthy immune system. Certainly, the last 2-1/2 years have taught us this. There will undoubtedly be more pandemics in the future. Did anyone notice that not one single major public health official took the step to tell us what we most needed to hear that robust good health is our best defense against infectious disease? Today, I spoke with Dr. Chris Chlebowski, author of The Virus and the Host, his new book which shows us how to take control of our health and decrease susceptibility to infectious viral disease before it strikes.

In The Virus and the Host, protect yourself from infectious disease by reducing toxicity, improving immunity, and minimizing chronic illness, Dr. Chlebowski offers practical and understandable information on viruses, protozoa, bacteria, parasites, and fungi and what each of those pathogens is and what they are not. He shares how viruses are different and what we are still learning about them. He also talks about some of the major toxins that wreak havoc on our immune system. He shares how chronic disease interacts and can predispose us to poor outcomes from acute viral infections, like Covid 19.

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What Can We Do About Toxic School Lunches?

You have likely seen the National School Lunch Testing Program results, showing that 95.3% of the 43 school lunch samples tested were positive for glyphosate, 74% were positive for other harmful pesticides, 100% were positive for neurotoxic heavy metals, high levels of veterinary drugs and hormones were detected and low levels of nutrients. In short, the food we are feeding the future leaders of our country is abysmal.

30 million GMO meals are served each day to our children and for a large number of them, the breakfast and lunch they eat at school are the only food they eat each day. They are solely dependent on the quality and nutrient density of the federal school meal program for their nourishment which supports or diminishes their brain development, mental health, and bodily functions.

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US Premiere of Japanese Movie - People Protecting Food Safety

Moms Across America Premieres

People Protecting Food Safety

A Japanese Film with a Huge Impact on the American Food Supply

The Japanese government owns the largest grain distribution center in the world. It is based in Convent, Louisiana, USA. 

The distribution center Zen Noh Agriculture purchases hundreds of millions of pounds, over four billion US dollars worth of GMO and non-GMO grains annually, from American farmers and ships them to China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and South East Asia.

In other words, the Japanese government owns an outsized stake in the American midwest agriculture system. This is why American Presidents and corporations put enormous pressure on the Japanese government to accept our GMO grains sprayed with glyphosate. The Japanese government, in response to the US and Monsanto’s demands, drastically deregulated glyphosate. Japan’s allowable levels of glyphosate residues are as much as 95% higher than China’s. As a result, Monsanto’s and US grain products have had not only devastating health effects on the people living in Japan but on America as well.

No other market, not even the American mothers, is as intricately connected to the American agriculture system as the Japanese.

The fact is that if the US government was responsible for safe food production, they would not produce toxic GMO crops and export them to any country. And if the Japanese government was responsible for the safety of their people, they would not allow them into their country. The political pressure from the USA is enormous, though. Will the people triumph in protecting their food supply?

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The New MDS: Moms, Doctors, and Scientists What's Making Our Children Sick?

In case you missed it, on Oct 16, 2022, World Food Day, Regeneration International hosted a series of extraordinary interviews. 

One of them, The New MDS: Moms Doctors, and Scientists - What’s Making Our Children Sick?, according to Ronnie Cummings, director of the Organic Consumers Association, was one of the best interviews he has seen.

We hope you will watch and share this critical discussion hosted by Alexis Baden-Mayer that could alter America’s health and future and beyond. Click here to watch on Rokfin.

https://rokfin.com/stream/23733/The-NEW-MDS-Moms-Doctors-and-Scientists

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Glyphosate Study on Lower Birth Rates and Higher Intensive Care for US Mothers

As first seen on Sustainable Pulse:

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are learning more about the effects of herbicide exposure during pregnancy, finding glyphosate in 99 percent of the pregnant women they observed in the Midwest. In the study, published recently in Environmental Health, higher glyphosate levels were associated with lower birth weight and may also lead to higher neonatal intensive care unit admission risk.

This is the second small-scale study the researchers have conducted with significant findings. The team’s previous study, published in 2018, was the first study to confirm glyphosate in 93 percent of pregnancies which found associations with shortened pregnancies. Other recent studies have also confirmed their findings.

“Pesticide exposure in pregnancy, especially in early pregnancy, can imprint DNA and alter gene expression,” said Paul Winchester, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics and the study’s lead author. “But little is known about how these chemicals can impact fetal development in humans.”

“As a neonatologist, I’m seeing more and more infants with problems like low birth weight as well as mothers with issues like obesity or gestational diabetes,” Winchester said. “We need to keep studying these herbicides long term to find out how they could be causing these issues and what we can do to prevent them.”

Researchers hope to study glyphosate exposure in a larger group of pregnant women over time.

This study was a collaborative effort with Franciscan Health in Indianapolis, University of California San Francisco, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and King’s College London School of Medicine.

Read the full article here.

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National School Lunch Testing for Glyphosate, Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Hormones, Veterinary Drugs, and Nutrients Revealed

Thirty million genetically modified school meals are served daily in America to our children.

The testing of 43 school lunch samples shows:

  • 95.3% of the school lunch items contained carcinogenic, endocrine disrupting, and liver disease-causing glyphosate.
  • 74% of the samples contained at least one of 29 harmful pesticides.
  • 4 Veterinary drugs and hormones were found in 9 school lunches samples at levels up to 130.76 ng/g.
  • 100% of the school lunch samples contained heavy metals at levels up to 6,293 X higher than the EPA’s maximum levels allowed in drinking water.
  • The majority of the samples were abysmally low in nutrients.

Many of these toxins have been found to contribute to or cause neurodevelopment disturbances, immune system damage, hormone disruption, cancer, liver disease, tumors, and more.

Without proper nutrients, our children’s brains will not function properly, and their bodies will not be developed as needed. Often children with learning and behavioral issues are deficient in just one or two minerals or vitamins; when those nutrients are added to their diet, their mental, physical, and behavioral issues subside. Even violent behavior is discontinued. Our children must have proper nutrient-dense food.

Click here to send a letter to your elected officials today.

For millions of underserved children, school meals are the only meals they consume. School lunches contain many GM crop ingredients such as corn, soy, and sugar from sugar beets and are processed with GM oils such as canola and soybean oil. Most genetically modified crops are engineered to withstand toxic chemicals such as glyphosate, glufosinate, dicamba, and many more harmful chemicals. 

The wheat, peas, beans, oats, and other grain ingredients found in school lunches, such as in hot dog and burger buns, bread crumb coating, pasta, pizza crusts, etc., are primarily derived from conventional crops that are often sprayed with glyphosate as a drying agent before harvest—this practice results in high levels of glyphosate residues in the foods. Thousands of food samples have been tested for glyphosate; we are unaware of such testing on school lunches.

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EPA Shirks Its Duties For Another Four Years Regarding Glyphosate

Moms Across America has been working on getting glyphosate (and toxins in our food and environment) banned for ten years. At some point, many would expect us to give up. We can assure you we will not. 

Extremely frustrating news was announced yesterday that shows us our work continues to be crucial to public awareness and health. The EPA is refusing to do its job to protect Americans from glyphosate. It's up to all of us to do so.

Although the EPA has announced that they have scrapped the interim approval for glyphosate, a huge win, they are now directing their attention to other issues about glyphosate and "anticipate" a decision by 2026. FOUR years from now.

This decision, or rather stalling tactic, is beyond incompetence. It is intentional corruption.

The EPA has been reviewing the science regarding glyphosate for thirteen years. They already have solid science (hundreds of studies, maybe thousands) showing that glyphosate causes and contributes to:

  • Cancer - brain, breast, prostate, lung, blood, and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Reproductive effects
  • Birth defects
  • Nervous system damage
  • Gut bacteria destruction
  • Oxidative stress
  • Sperm damage
  • Androgenization of baby girl genitals and more...

For the EPA to continue to allow this harmful herbicide to be used in any way in our country is criminal.

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Are Fake Meats Harmful? A Look at Impossible Foods

by Kate Rose

“We are not in this to create “healthy” food. We are trying to save the planet.”1
 - Impossible Foods

Consumers are becoming more conscious of the effects their choices are having on the health of the planet, and are switching to faux meat alternatives, such as Impossible Foods’ meat substitutes, to reduce their impact on the environment. So what are the consequences of this solution?

Impossible Foods’ Mission

Impossible Foods now offer a range of products to mimic the taste and mouth feel of real meat. Products currently available are, Impossible Beef, Sausage, Chicken, Pork, Meatballs, and Meal Bowls. These products are available at both restaurants and grocery stores.

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U.S. Court Rules QR Codes in Lieu of GMO Labeling UNLAWFUL

In a rare case of common sense prevailing, a U.S. Court has ruled in favor of Natural Grocers and plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Tom Vilsack and the USDA, deeming QR codes as UNLAWFUL and insufficient to label GMOs in foods.

Holy Mackeral and HALLELUYAH!

First seen on Sustainable Pulse, the article reads:

A U.S. District Court has held that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s decision to allow genetically engineered (GMO) foods to only be labeled with a “QR” code was unlawful and that USDA must instead add additional disclosure options to those foods under USDA’s National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. The Court sent back to the agency the QR code portions of the 2018 Trump administration rules for GMO labeling that went into effect on January 1, 2022, which hindered consumer access with burdensome electronic or digital disclosures.

“This is a victory for all Americans,” said Meredith Stevenson, Center for Food Safety (CFS) staff attorney and counsel in the case. “Today’s decision marks a key step toward ending the food industry’s deceptive and discriminatory GMO food labeling practices, which have kept consumers in the dark by concealing what’s in their products.”

CFS filed the case against USDA in 2020 on behalf of a coalition of nonprofits and retailers, including Natural Grocers, operating 157 stores in 20 states, and Puget Consumers Co-op, the nation’s largest community-owned food market. The lawsuit followed the USDA’s rulemaking in December 2018, which would have discriminated against tens of millions of Americans by permitting the use of QR codes alone on the packaging after the USDA itself found QR code labeling insufficient.

The lawsuit followed an over twenty-year campaign led by CFS to get GMO labeling in the U.S., as it is in over 60 countries around the world, including state legislation and culminating in the first-ever federal GMO labeling law.

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UK Government Awards Student Education Plan for Electromagnetic Sensitivity

Moms Across America has been addressing wireless tradition in classrooms, and it is a challenging task. Our director, Zen Honeycutt, has spent considerable time researching, gathering experts, writing letters, and meeting with her son’s school district and has made significant progress. The entire school district in North Carolina is lowering the emissions of wireless tradition from the wireless access points by 50-75%. In addition, the school district is addressing her son's reaction to the high-powered wireless access point he was sitting beneath when he got depressed. Her son, who was diagnosed with Electromagnetic Hyper Sensitivity (EHS), is, we believe, the first child to receive a public school 504 Plan for Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity in the USA. But the plan is not sufficient, and a formal hearing is pending. If the hearing is not sufficient, the next step would potentially be a lawsuit, as the following family pursued in the UK.

We are thrilled to see progress in the UK, and commend the dedication of the parents and child to preserve in this process for the sake of not just the student but for the sake of all students with EHS. We hope you will share this press release with your technology director and school board, as this is an issue that must be addressed in every school.

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