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

 

I’m still free from IBC. Thank God for I can breathe again!

On the 18th of August 2013, my dear friend and colleague Pattie Bradfield was teaching me how to Skype. (I know, I know, its 2013 and I’m just learning how to Skype J).  Once we finally got Skype up and running and Patti could see me, she noticed something alarming on my chest.  I saw that she kept staring at me with a concerned look on her face and she finally said, “What is wrong with your chest.”  I replied, “What do you mean,” and she responded by saying, “Your chest is swollen and red.”  At that moment, I got up and walked to a mirror and there it was.  It was puffy, red and it sat right below my clavicle.    My heart nearly stopped!  The only thoughts that ran through my head at that exact moment was OMG the cancer has returned! 

Determined yet scared, on the 19th of August, 2013, I went to my breast cancer support meeting and afterwards asked the breast cancer navigator, Lori Nuno at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA, if she noticed anything strange on my chest.  As she was checking my chest out, three other ladies came over to take a look as well and they all verified what my dear friend had discovered.  At this point, my palms become sweaty and my head started ache.  As I was not trying to show my concern, Lori said that I needed to get to my primary doctor, ASAP.   The very next day, I called my primary doctor to move my appointment up due to the discovery, however to my pleasant surprise; Lori had already contacted my primary, Katherine Platt as well as the surgeon, Dr. Cohane at Arrowhead Medical Regional Center and on the 21st of August I was meeting with my surgeon.   Lori came with me to my appointment and I thank the havens she did so for the support that she gave me.  As the surgeon was checking me out, he did not notice anything, but Lori insisted that I move positions in hopes that the light would reflect on my skin to show the puffiness and redness that everyone saw days before.  Nonetheless, with all of our efforts, the surgeon still did not see anything.  I was able to breathe a little better but still I wanted a second opinion.   On the 22nd of August 2013, I drove an hour and half away from my home to Los Angeles, CA and had a Thermography exam (CRT) with Dr. Cherilyn Lee, PHD.  According to Doctor Lee, I had (5) hot spots in my right breast, but the print out did not show cancer.   On the 23rd of August I had an appointment with my primary and she also did not see anything and gave me a clean bill of health.   

To sum things up, Thank God I am still free from cancer.   The moral of this story is you must be proactive and forge relationships with your medical team, join whatever support groups that are available and speak up for yourself.  Early detection, even if you have already had cancer can still be a life saver.  You never know who is going to move mountains for you when in need.  I was extremely impressed by the actions of all of those mentioned above and not mentioned.   I’m blessed,  for I live to fight another day.

If you want to read more of my stories please check me and my organization out at fighting4thetatas.org and keep referring back to our blog. 

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