Dr. Huber: Monsanto’s Roundup Worse than DDT, PLEASE READ!

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The public needs to be more completely informed about the enormous potential problems associated with GMOs and Monsanto’s “Roundup” weedkiller (glyphosate).  Please read the following & other articles posted on this site.  The original article can be found here: Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. Don Huber re: GMOs & Roundup

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Worse than DDT: When You Eat This, it Ends Up Lingering in Your Gut
Posted By Dr. Mercola | January 15 2012 | 244,628 views

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* The major danger of genetically engineered foods may be related to the increased use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Glyphosate, which is the most common weed killer in the US and just happens to be more toxic than DDT. Roundup, can accumulate and persist in the soil for years, where it kills off beneficial microbes and stimulates virulence of pathogens

* Since organically-farmed fields are not doused with glyphosate, organic fields still contain beneficial soil bacteria that actually hinder pathogens in and on the food from multiplying out of control. This may be yet another reason why organic foods are less prone to be contaminated with disease-causing pathogens than conventionally-grown foods

* When applied to crops, glyphosate becomes systemic throughout the plant, so it cannot be washed off. And once you eat this crop, the glyphosate ends up in your gut where it can decimate your beneficial bacteria. This can wreak havoc with your health as 80 percent of your immune system resides in your gut and is dependent on a healthy ratio of good and bad bacteria

* Glyphosate is a strong chelator, meaning it immobilizes critical micronutrients, rendering them unavailable to the plant. As a result, the nutritional efficiency of genetically engineered (GE) plants is profoundly compromised. Micronutrients such as iron, manganese and zinc can be reduced by as much as 80-90 percent in GE plants

 

Just How Bad Is GMO Food?

Thumbs down to GMO foods - choose healthy foodJust how bad is GMO food?

Here’s what we’ve read about GMO products, and whether or not they should be part of a healthy diet:

As you probably know, there is quite a bit of controversy surrounding the topic of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in food.

In my opinion, the only reasonably safe alternative — short of food you grow yourself from trusted non-GMO sources in non-pesticided/herbicided soil, or from known similarly-minded growers — is to purchase food labelled “organic”.

Unfortunately, even the “organic” label is not necessarily a 100% guarantee of purity or quality.

On the other hand, if it does NOT specify “organic” on the label the chances are increasing that the product DOES contain GMOs or traces thereof.  If the product contains corn, canola & soy, some GMO factors are a virtual certainty (86%, 93% & 93% respectively).

The “natural” label on many foods, including those found in health food stores, is completely meaningless in terms of whether or not a food contains GMO components.

If you’re not sure about what you’re buying or eating… ask!

As regards some of the potential effects of GMOs on human health please read:

Finally, according to this article, approximately 2/3 of the products sold by Whole Foods Market and their main distributor, United Natural Foods (UNFI) are not certified organic, but rather are conventional (chemical-intensive and GMO-tainted) foods and products disguised as “natural“:  Natural Label Meaningless.  CAVEAT EMPTOR!

(This article was modified from the following URL.  We encourage you to visit their website.  http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/organic-elite-surrenders-to-monsanto/)