In round one of the war between Monsanto and Dr OZ, a poisoned pen letter was mailed to Columbia University. Here is a quote:
“We are surprised and dismayed that Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons would permit Dr. Mehmet Oz to occupy a faculty appointment, let alone a senior administrative position in the Department of Surgery.”
In round two, Dr Oz did his own Google search on the ten signatories of the letter, discovering they were part of a “goon squad” with financial ties to Monsanto, and the chemical/pesticide industry. Dr Oz then posted his own video revealing the names and backgrounds of this “goon squad”, with financial ties to Monsanto. Some of the people who signed the letter actually had criminal convictions for medical related fraud.(6-8)
Dr. Oz announced to his critics: “We are not going anywhere”.
Repeating the Rachel Carson Story ?
The title of Rachel Carson’s 1962 book, “Silent Spring”, refers to the mass extermination of birds from indiscriminate spraying of DDT over agricultural fields. The Spring months were “silent” because the song-birds all died from the toxic pesticide exposure. Left Image: Rachel Carson
Taking On the Chemical Industry
Rachel Carson bravely took on the entire Chemical Industry which fought her by hiring their own “experts”, goons with scientific credentials, to attack her work. The attacks back fired, providing even more media attention to her work and the health dangers of pesticides. DDT was banned in 1972.
Dr. Mehmet Oz – History Repeats Itself.
Now history repeats itself. A recent World Health Organisation report, the IARC, labels Monsanto’s herbicide, Glyphosate, a “probable human carcinogen”. Dr Oz discussed the IARC report, pointing out the environmental dangers of herbicides on the air during his show.
Dr. Oz might as well have painted a large bulls-eye on his forehead, because Immediately after this show aired, he became the primary target of a chemical industry goon squad. launching a smear campaign to discredit him. Just as in the case of Rachel Carson, I predict these attacks will back fire, and we will see more public awareness and a major turning point in the battle against toxic chemicals in our environment and food.
World Health Organization Report Labels Glyphosate as “probably” Carcinogenic
A recent report from IARC labels Monsanto’s herbicide, Round-up, chemical name, Glyphospate as “probably carcinogenic”.
Perhaps more disturbing than causing cancer, numerous reports have linked glyphosate to kidney disease and renal failure. (1)(12-23) The toxicity is based on the chelating ability of glyphosate, and the formation of glyphosate-heavy metal complexes which damage the kidneys. A number of countries such as Sri Lanka and El Salvador have already banned or limited its use. (12-23) (Above Left image heavy metal toxic nephropathy renal biopsy slide courtesy of emedicine.)
Deaths (yellow vertical bars) from acute renal failure in the US have increased with the use of Glyphosate (red line) (see above chart courtesy USDA, CDC NASS found in Genetically engineered crops glyphosate deterioration health United States Swanson J Organic Systems 2014)
Glyphosate Residues in Food and In Humans
Since Glyphosate is a commonly used herbicide, and it is sprayed over agricultural areas copiously, a number of alarming studies show high levels of glyphosate residue in our food. Further testing of human blood and urine shows we are all contaminated by Glyphosate residues. (24-25) Left Image Glyphosate Spraying from airplane.
Conclusion: Like it or not, we are all experiencing the health consequences of Glyphosate contamination, made by Monsanto, also known as “Mon-Satan”. We need proper labeling of GMO food, so consumers can exercise their right of free choice. We need non-biased scientific studies, done privately outside the control of the chemical/pesticide industry, looking at the adverse health effects of GMO food, and herbicides like glyphosate. Finally, we need to protect the whistle blower professionals, and Television celebrities from harassment and persecution by “goon squads” of the chemical/pesticide industry.
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Update: in depth article by Mae Wan Ho:
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Swanson, Nancy L., et al. “Genetically engineered crops glyphosate deterioration health United States Swanson J Organic Systems 2014 Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America.” Journal of Organic Systems 9.2 (2014): 6-37.
Roundup Glyphosate Converging Pattern of Toxicity Farm to Clinic to Laboratory Studies. We need to ban glyphosate from our own communities as most governments fail to protect citizens by Dr Eva Sirinathsinghj ISIS 2015 Roundup Glyphosate Converging Pattern of Toxicity Farm Clinic Eva Sirinathsinghj ISIS 2015
Richard, Sophie, et al. “Differential effects of glyphosate and roundup on human placental cells and aromatase.” Environmental health perspectives (2005): 716-720.Glyphosate roundup on human placental cells and aromatase.Richard Environmental health perspectives 2005
Gasnier, Céline, et al. “Glyphosate-based herbicides are toxic and endocrine disruptors in human cell lines.” Toxicology 262.3 (2009): 184-191. Glyphosate herbicides toxic endocrine disruptors human cell Gasnier Toxicology 2009
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Sri Lanka had originally imposed a total ban based on evidence of glyphosate link to a deadly kidney disease, with prevalence estimated at 15 % affecting a total of 400 000 patients with an estimated death toll of around 20 000. Under pressure from industry, it has now a partial ban in certain districts .
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Hypothesis …Glyphosate, Hard Water and Nephrotoxic Metals: Are They the Culprits Behind the Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka?
Channa Jayasumana 1,2,* , Sarath Gunatilake 2,†
and Priyantha Senanayake 3,†
– Authors’ affiliations
1 Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Rajarata University, Anuradhapura 50008, Sri Lanka 2 Health Science Department, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA 3 Hela Suwaya Organization, Malabe 10115, Sri Lanka †
The current chronic kidney disease epidemic, the major health issue in the rice paddy farming areas in Sri Lanka has been the subject of many scientific and political debates over the last decade. Although there is no agreement among scientists about the etiology of the disease, a majority of them has concluded that this is a toxic nephropathy. None of the hypotheses put forward so far could explain coherently the totality of clinical, biochemical, histopathological findings, and the unique geographical distribution of the disease and its appearance in the mid-1990s. A strong association between the consumption of hard water and the occurrence of this special kidney disease has been observed, but the relationship has not been explained consistently. Here, we have hypothesized the association of using glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the disease endemic area and its unique metal chelating properties. The possible role played by glyphosate-metal complexes in this epidemic has not been given any serious consideration by investigators for the last two decades. Furthermore, it may explain similar kidney disease epidemics observed in Andra Pradesh (India) and Central America. Although glyphosate alone does not cause an epidemic of chronic kidney disease, it seems to have acquired the ability to destroy the renal tissues of thousands of farmers when it forms complexes with a localized geo environmental factor (hardness) and nephrotoxic metals.
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