Genetically Modified Crops Causing a Deadly Pesticide Boom

With all the processed, sugar-laden filth they bring to market each year, I’m constantly amazed that Big Food executives still have teeth to lie through.  For years we’ve watched food conglomerates foist dangerous and deadly ingredients on the American public, only to throw up their hands in an “I know nothing” routine straight out of Hogan’s Heroes once the illnesses and body counts pile up.

But, according to a new study, Big Food may have told one granddaddy of a whopper in its efforts to convince the public of the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods.  It’s the kind of tall tale that would make even Paul Bunyan himself blush.

A major consumer rights group has just issued a shocking research report that appears to show that Big Food was lying through its rotting teeth when it said that GM crops would require less herbicides and pesticides.  In fact, GM farmers are not coating your produce with more dangerous, disease-causing chemicals than ever before!

Food companies have been selling us this eco-utopian fantasy that their GM crops would make farms environmentally-friendly Gardens of Eden.  Big Food scientists engineered herbicide-resistant seeds that they claimed would allow farmers to use far less of these dangerous chemicals that have been linked to everything from cancer to neurological disorders.

The only problem is that it’s a lie.  New research from Food & Water Watch, using data from the USDA and EPA, found that as farmers tripped over themselves to plant herbicide-resistant GM crops, they actually used more toxic herbicides and pesticides than ever before!  In fact, the use of one particularly deadly pesticide has increased ten-fold over the past 16 years!

Turns out the crops aren’t the only plants resisting industrial-strength weed killers the weeds are, too.  The herbicides and pesticides, often created by the same companies selling the GM seeds, have spawned super weeds that are like vampires- they live forever, and you practically need garlic, holy water, and a wooden stake to kill them!

That means that as farmers plant more GM crops, they’re being forced to douse the food you bring to your dinner table with deadly chemicals.  If a salad covered in weed killing poison isn’t your idea of a healthy meal, I don’t blame you.  It’s time to start insisting on organic produce, and getting behind efforts in your state and nationally to make sure all GM foods are labeled so we can make informed choices at the grocery store.

Resource:  Nutrition and Healing / Bob Reagan

 

WHY are African American women dying more than white women with INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER?

 

I am a black women with Inflammatory breast cancer and I want to know WHY I am being told because I am black my life expectancy is shorter than my white counter part with the same Inflammatory breast cancer.

I have always thought of myself as being a healthy person I walked, exercised, went to the doctor for check ups and yearly mammograms. Never drank alcohol, never used drugs, never smoked, never slept around and no breast cancer in my immediate family. With all of that said; May 29, 2011, I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

June 6, 2011 I started chemotherapy, a very aggressive chemotherapy.

November 2, 2011 I had bilateral breast cancer (I lost both of my tatas)

November 10, 2011 my drains were removed (Hurt to have them removed)

December 15, 2011 Radiation started

February, 2012 I started taking a chemo pill that I will take for the next 5 years of my life. Hopefully! I say hopefully because from all studies black women have poorer 5 year survival rates with Inflammatory breast cancer.

 

You may ask “What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer?” 

Well, Inflammatory Breast Cancer is the most lethal form of primary breast cancer a breast cancer often misdiagnosed with mastitis, misinterpreted and/or treated incorrectly compared to more common breast cancers.

 

At this point you are probable thinking, “I thought there was only one breast cancer”.  For those of you like me I was under the same assumption  until I was diagnosed with the worse breast cancer ever, according to my doctor, Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

 

Then I found out that Black women die more than white women with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, WELL this is GREAT.  Oh Oh, I can not forget to tell you that Inflammatory breast cancer comes back on you faster than any other breast cancer.

 

Understand breast cancer does not discriminate, so back to my question, WHY do black women die more than white women.

 

The answers I am getting and what is written is:

□       Black women do not go to the doctor for early detection.

Are we speaking of all black women I ask?

□       Lower socialeconomic standards

Let me understand, are you saying researchers, all Black Americans have lower social enonomic standards WOW.

□       Screening – Black Americans do not get screened (mammograms)

□       An unequal access to improvements in cancer treatment. 

 

Please join me for this important survey

I need to know how do you feel about what I have written.  And Why do you feel black women are dying more than white women with breast cancer?  What inequities have you , friend or a family member experienced?

Visit my organization at http://www.fighting4thetatas.org 

 

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