Jul 16

- The worlds largest human experiment: GMOs, Roundup and the Monsanto monstrosity – part one (Activist Post, July 11, 2011):

Informed consent is one of the most basic aspects of patient-physician relations, as well as subject-researcher relations in the case of research studies. This involves making the patient aware of and verifying that they understand the risks, benefits, facts, and the future implications of the procedure or test they are going to be subjected to.

In the case of genetically modified organisms we have not been made aware of the risks. In fact, the GMO industry has deliberately hidden the real dangers behind the seeds and herbicides they peddle.  The Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America has defined informed consent in the following bureaucratic jargon:

Except as provided in 50.23 and 50.24, no investigator may involve a human being as a subject in research covered by these regulations unless the investigator has obtained the legally effective informed consent of the subject or the subject’s legally authorized representative. An investigator shall seek such consent only under circumstances that provide the prospective subject or the representative sufficient opportunity to consider whether or not to participate and that minimize the possibility of coercion or undue influence. The information that is given to the subject or the representative shall be in language understandable to the subject or the representative. No informed consent, whether oral or written, may include any exculpatory language through which the subject or the representative is made to waive or appear to waive any of the subject’s legal rights, or releases or appears to release the investigator, the sponsor, the institution, or its agents from liability for negligence.

Under all of these definitions, including the exceptions which you can peruse at the above linked official website, what Monsanto is doing with GM crops and their Roundup products are ethically wrong and illegal.

Some might say, “So what? It doesn’t matter since genetically modified products are perfectly safe! Why would I care, if it helps farmers, and it is safe, then what is wrong with doing it without informed consent?”

Well, so many people disagree that after much argumentation, the United States was forced to drop their opposition to the labeling of products that have genetically modified ingredients. Unfortunately, this step forward was a very small one, as this is completely voluntary. Since many consumers do not want to eat these products, it is almost guaranteed that we won’t see them on the ingredient list on our food labels any time soon.

This would be quite hilarious if it wasn’t so dangerous: the new “guidance” approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission simply “allows countries to label genetically modified foods without [breaching] international free trade laws.”

That is, of course, unless the people of America start realizing the real dangers that these products pose and demand that all companies be legally required to identify if any ingredients were genetically modified anywhere along the line of production.

This means that if corn was grown from a Monsanto GM seed, the producer would be forced to identify that the corn is indeed genetically modified on the label.

Are there real health risks, or is this just a bunch of hype attempting to defame the good name of the multinational giant known as Monsanto?

In this article we will review the scientific findings and compare them to what we are told by the media and government about the total safety of these products.

In a report published in June 2011 in Earth Open Source, written by several professors and researchers from across the world entitled, Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark? significant evidence is presented showing that the best-selling herbicide Roundup is indeed linked with birth defects.

Roundup, a product of Monsanto, is comprised mostly of the isopropylamine salt of glyphosate, which is the most used herbicidal chemical in America. Monsanto’s Roundup has been outselling every other herbicide worldwide since four years after its introduction to the market in 1976. For those who are not familiar with the history of Monsanto and their Roundup product, I highly recommend the documentary entitled The World According to Monsanto.

Roundup is far from the only dangerous GM product, as you will see as this article continues.

So what exactly are the dangers of Roundup? Should you be worried about your food source using it or using “Roundup” ready genetically modified seeds?

To put it simply: yes, in fact you should be very concerned and this article will lay it out so anyone can understand exactly why we need to get active and fight back against the monster that is Monsanto and the gargantuan genetically modified organism market.

First I must describe what a “Roundup ready” genetically modified crop entails. The GM plant has been specially engineered to be able to handle the incredibly toxic herbicide Roundup. It does not resist the herbicide but instead it has been modified so it can uptake the poison and still live. The Roundup then makes its way into your system, and anyone will tell you that eating a ton of glyphosate is not a good idea.

Roundup is not backed by any impartial, independent, rigorous scientific research. The studies used to back up the claims of governments around the world and especially in the EU are unpublished industry studies.

The real research shows a very different picture.

In 2002, a scientific research paper was published in Chemical Research in Toxicology, a publication of the American Chemical Society, entitled Pesticide Roundup Provokes Cell Division Dysfunction at the Level of CDK1/Cyclin B Activation. This bombshell paper reveals the real inherent dangers of the world’s most popular systemic herbicide.

The model they used to test the effects of the glyphosate based Roundup was an embryonic sea urchin in the first cell divisions after successful fertilization. This is suitable for an analog study (meaning that it can be applied to human cell division) because these first divisions represent the universal cell cycle regulation.

They found that a solution containing just 8 mM (millimolar, or 8/1000 moles) of glyphosate “induces a delay in the kinetic of the first cell cleavage of the sea urchin embryos.” This means that the initial cell division, which starts with cleavage of the single cell zygote is delayed, something which could prove destructive in human beings.

Anyone who has taken a biology course can tell you that the human reproductive cycle is a beautiful, finely tuned, and remarkably elegant system. When this system is upset, say by toxins in the mother’s blood, the results are not pretty.

They further reveal, “The delay in the cell cycle could be induced using increasing glyphosate concentrations (1-10 mM) in the presence of a subthreshold concentration of Roundup 0.2%, while glyphosate alone was ineffective, thus indicating synergy between glyphosate and Roundup formulation products.” While the effects of the toxin were “not lethal,” it still induced “a delay into M-phase of the cell cycle.”

CDK1 and cyclin B universally regulate the cell’s M-phase, and Roundup delayed the activation of these compounds in vivo. Furthermore, “Roundup inhibited also the global protein synthetic rate” and “affects cell cycle regulation by delaying activation of the CDK1/cyclin B complex” which leads to the ominous conclusion: “our results question the safety of glyphosate and Roundup on human health.”

Why is this not headline news? Why are the people of the world not up in arms about these toxins being present in our foods, possibly affecting the embryonic development of our children?

Shockingly, this is not the only scientific study published in the prestigious journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. In 2009, two French researchers at the University of Caen in France out of the Laboratory for Estrogens and Reproduction in the Institute of Biology published Glyphosate Formulations Induce Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Umbilical, Embryonic, and Placental Cells.

For those unfamiliar with the terms, Apoptosis is the natural process of programmed cell death that allows human fetuses to develop fingers, toes and other features. This is distinct from necrosis because the cells break up into fragments that are easily consumed by phagocytic cells (cells that consume other cells) which quickly remove the dead cell fragments before they can cause damage to surrounding cells.

Necrosis, on the other hand, is the premature death of living cells and living tissues, which is not naturally occurring and necessary process like apoptosis. Unlike the vital process of apoptosis, necrosis can prove fatal. Necrotic tissues are not consumed by the phagocytic cells, which means that the tissues usually have to be “debrided” which is the surgical removal of the necrotic tissue.

If you want to witness the effects of necrosis and have a strong stomach, you might want to search for images of necrosis online; although I must emphasize that you should have a strong stomach before viewing these images.

This study was especially conservative, evaluating the toxicity of four different glyphosate-based herbicides in Monsanto’s Roundup products in solutions diluted 100,000 times. This is clearly far below the level at which it is used in agricultural applications, which therefore corresponds to the low levels detected in food for human consumptions as well as animal feeds.

To make the study even more scientifically rigorous, they tested it on three distinct human cell types, embryonic, placental, and umbilical as well as testing both glyphosate alone and the Roundup formula.
Unlike glyphosate alone, all of the heavily diluted Roundup formations caused total cell death within twenty four hours through necrosis. It was also found that Roundup induces apoptosis, causing DNA fragmentation, shrinkage of the nucleus, and fragmentation of the nucleus.

As I briefly outlined above, apoptosis is a necessary part of the human development process, however, when it is artificially induced, danger arises.

While Roundup induced complete cell death, glyphosate alone induced only apoptosis. They found conclusive evidence that the Roundup adjuvants (an agent that modifies the behavior and activity of another agent, while having few effects on its own) change the permeability of the three human cells studied.

This amplifies the toxicity already induced via glyphosate, proving that the adjuvants in Roundup are not inert.

They conclude the abstract of the paper with the following ominous sentence,
“Moreover, the proprietary mixtures available on the market could cause cell damage and even death around residual levels to be expected, especially in food and feed derived from [Roundup] formulation-treated crops.”

Now that you know the horrors of Roundup and the inherent dangers of this systemic herbicide, would you like to eat it? I doubt it. If you don’t like the idea of consuming this necrosis-inducing toxin, you must know what contains the poison and what does not.

Unfortunately, without proper labeling practices, you cannot be sure unless you buy all of your food from farmers you know and trust and/or have a home garden that can sustain you.

Until these practices are put in place, I highly recommend that you seek out as much locally grown organic food as humanly possible. Inform your friends and family about the real dangers of Roundup and the hard science this is based upon.

When more people around the world start demanding that their food be properly labeled with warnings just like cigarettes or alcohol, some real change can occur. If we continue to sit back and hope our governments will actually represent us instead of their corporate interests, we will continue to be subjected to the largest human experiment in history, in which you never have to give informed consent.

In part two we will explore some of the newest research, including some of the details revealed in the study published in June of this year.

More information on GMOs:

GM food alters your DNA, changes your brain waves, destroys your immune system, your organs and makes you infertile.

- Hungary Destroys All GMO Maize Fields (Around 400 Hectares) – GMO Seeds Are Banned In Hungary BUT Controllers Found Pioneer And Monsanto Products

- BASF Considers Genetically Modified Crop Exit in Germany And Possible Move To The US

Bayer Pays $750 Million To Settle GM Rice Lawsuit

- ROUNDUP: Birth Defects Caused By World’s Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say

Australia: Secret GM Wheat Experiment Begins

- Peru Approves 10 Year BAN on GM Crops

- Roundup Birth Defects: Regulators Knew World’s Best-Selling Herbicide Causes Problems, New Report Finds

- Indian Scientists: GMO Gene Severly Damages The Plants, Causing Developmental Defects, Growth Retardation And Sterility

- A Scary Side Effect of Eating GMO Foods

- Study: GMO Bt Toxin Found In Human Blood (= A Threat To Human Health)

- Genetically Modified Cows Produce ‘Human’ Milk

Farmers and Seed Producers Launch Preemptive Strike against Monsanto

- Next Stop Monsanto Zone: Agribusiness Fascism You Can Take A Bath In!

- MSNBC Poll: 96% Want GMOs Labeled

- Hidden Dangers: Genetically Engineered Foods

USDA National Organics Program: Testing for GMOs NOT Required!!!

- GMO Nightmare: There Is No Escape From GM Foods

- GMOs: No Seeds, No Independent Research!

- Scientists Warn Of Dangerous New Pathogen From Roundup Ready Treated Monsanto GM Crops Causing Infertility And Spontaneous Abortions

- Roundup, GMOs linked to emergence of deadly new pathogen causing spontaneous abortions among animals

- USDA Deregulates GMO Corn Engineered to Produce Fuel, Not Food, Unleashing Another Mass Contamination of Crops

- Despite a Court Ban USDA Allows Commercial Planting of Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Sugar Beets

- US: Organic Consumers Association Funded by Big Pharma and Rockefeller! Food Freedom Betrayal!

- Change: USDA Recommends ‘Coexistence’ with Monsanto

- Monsanto’s Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health

- Max Keiser: Monsanto And The Seeds Of Evil

- WikiLeaks Cables: US Targets EU Over GM Crops

- Australia: Monsanto GM Strain Blows Organic Status Away

- US Conspired to Retaliate Against European Nations If They Resisted GMOs: Wikileaks Cable Reveals

- USDA GMO Policy

- US House of Representatives Passes Unconstitutional S.510/HR 2751, The Food Safety Modernization Act (TREASON!!!)

- The GMO Orange Scandal

- And Now: GMO Oranges As Solution To Insect-Borne Bacterial Disease

- Judge Orders Destruction Of Monsanto GMO sugarbeets

- Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF And Others Working On GM Wheat

- Scientists working to create genetically modified chocolate – to make you healthy (Sure!)

- MIT Scientists Develop GMO Plant That Produces Pharmaceutical Drugs

- USDA Plans To Allow GM Sugar Beet Planting During Lawsuit

- 10 Freakiest Things About Frankenfish

- GM Flax Contamination Detected in 35 Countries

- Study: GM Corn ‘Has Polluted Rivers Across The United States’

- FDA Refuses to Require Labeling of GM Salmon

- GM Salmon Nears US Approval

- RED ALERT: Dr. Rima E. Laibow On The Food Safety Bill (S 510): This Bill Eliminates All Local Farming, Organic Farmers and Garden Farmers

- US: GM Salmon May Go On Sale

- GMO Sugar Beets – Monsanto Wins Again

- US: Rice Farmer Awarded $500,000 In GM Rice Trial

- Scientist Leading Taxpayer-Funded GM Crop Test Defends Links To US Biotech Giant Monsanto

- US Supreme Court Lifts Ban On Monsanto’s GM Alfalfa

- UK Academics Quit Rigged FSA Frankenfood Propaganda

- Study: Monsanto’s Roundup Kills Human Cells (Flashback)

- GMO Alert: US Attempting Global Censorship of GMO Food Labeling

- California Files Legal Brief Opposing Monsanto in US Supreme Court

- Russian Scientists Prove Genetically Modified Foods are Harmful, Suggest Ban on GM Foods

- Bayer AG admits GMO contamination out of control

- Monsanto: GM-Corn Harvest of 82,000 Hectares in South Africa Fails (!)

- Multiple Ways Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach

- Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Seed Patents May Trump Antitrust Claims

- Former Managing Director of Monsanto India: Monsanto ‘Faked’ Data for Approvals

- Monsanto GM Corn Causing Organ Failure In Rats: Study (Everything You Need To Know)

- Scientist: Monsanto’s herbicide could cause brain, intestinal and heart defects in foetuses

- Hawaii: GMO taro ban proposal goes to full council

- Monsanto to Charge as Much as 42 % More for New Seeds!

- US Association of Physicians calls for Moratorium on GMO Foods

- Monsanto sues Germany over GM corn ban

- Germany bans Monsanto’s GM maize

- Greenpeace: No need for condoms – GE corn can do the job

- Austrian Government Study Confirms Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Threaten Human Fertility and Health Safety

- BIODIVERSITY: Privatisation Making Seeds Themselves Infertile

- At stake is no less than control of the world’s food supply.

- Exposed: the great GM crops myth:

“Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis.”

Highly recommended videos:

- Life running out of control – Genetically Modified Organisms (!)

- The World According to Monsanto – A documentary that Americans won’t ever see. (!)

Obama and Monsanto:

- Obama Gives Key Agriculture Post to Lobbyist of CropLife America Whose Members Include Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont and Dow Chemical

- Obama Gives ‘Pesticide Lobbyist’ Post as Chief Agricultural Negotiator

- Monsanto lobbyists to be placed in charge of food safety by Obama

- Obama appoints Monsanto shill Tom Vilsack to USDA chief

On CODEX and the agenda of the elite:

- Food Safety Bill Invokes Codex Harmonization And Grants FDA Authority To Police Food Safety Of Foreign Nations

- Dr. Rima E. Laibow: The Globalist Depopulation Agenda

- Dr. Rima E. Laibow on Codex Alimentarius and Food Nazification (!)

- Dr. Rima E. Laibow on the Contamination of the Food Supply & Deadly Antibiotics

- Codex Alimentarius: Population Control Under the Guise of Consumer Protection

- One Nation Under Siege – Full Theatrical Release

- Nutricide – Criminalizing Natural Health, Vitamins, and Herbs

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