By Anita Stewart
Cases of Autism are rising rapidly throughout the United States. According to Dr. Seneff, a research physician with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), if the rapidly escalating rate continues, half of all children in the United States will have Autism by 2025. Over the last decade, numbers and rates of Autism in Europe have flat-lined. Currently in the US, one child out of every 68 has the disease.
How Can This Be?
Dr. Stephanie Seneff believes that in addition to the chemicals found in vaccines the main culprit is in contaminated food. A main chemical in question is called Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup that is the major culprit. It is also important to note that the maker of Roundup is Monsanto, the same company that created Agent Orange, a defoliant widely used in Viet Nam by the US Military, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in our foods and GMO seeds.
Dr. Moench’s theory is that Autism is caused by a combination of factors. He referred to a recent article that stated that 1/3 of the cases were due to a genetic propensity and 2/3 were caused by environmental triggers. He said some people did not have the natural ability to produce a detoxifier called Glutithione. He says we cannot change genetics but we can change the environment. He noted that Autism is not one condition but a full spectrum of disorders and affects people a variety of different ways. Chemical exposure and toxicity seems to play a role most of the time.
Glyphosate is in almost everything we eat: it is even directly sprayed on wheat before harvesting. Anything with soy or corn has glyphosate, so that would include meat and meat products (as animals would have the chemical in their feed) in addition to vegetables and fruits.
In addition to Autism, the other diseases and conditions that can be tracked down to poisoning by Glyphosate include the following; this list is not inclusive:
- Gastrointestinal Diseases
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Multiple Sclerosis
In the US Military, if a veteran processes into a Veteran’s Administration (VA) Medical facility, the first question he or she is asked if they have Diabetes is, “Were you stationed in Viet Nam?” and the second is, “To your knowledge, were you exposed to Agent Orange?” Currently 8% of the US general population has Diabetes. According to the VA’s own website, 24% of veterans have Diabetes.
The Science of Politics
Additional chemicals in Roundup are considered “inert” but according to a recent 2014 study, the “inert” chemicals increase the toxic effects of the Roundup hundreds of times over. The cumulative effect of consuming food products with only small amounts of Glyphosate can still be dangerous. A recent study reveals that women living near farms have a 60% chance of having a child with Autism. Glyphosate is also in breast milk in 760 to 1600 times the allowable limits in European drinking water.
What is not known by many or even discussed is who does the research science and peer-reviewed papers and studies on these findings or with the opposing studies? It is shocking that most of the studies are done by scientists working with Monsanto. Monsanto is also the top lobbying company in Washington, DC. Eighteen of the twenty-four lobbyists worked in government jobs before becoming employed by Monsanto. OpenSecrets.org also reveals that Monsanto funds the campaigns of many of our politicians through their Political Action Committee (PAC). It’s convenient to have a PAC in order to get legislation passed easily.
How Do You Help?
Stop using Roundup! Support GMO Labeling. Read labels on everything. Do not confuse the “Natural” label with organic or “non GMO” standards. Support the Organic Consumers Association and other similar organizations. Be an informed consumer and do your research for yourself and your family.
In the United States Dr. Moench stated that we are all being used as guinea pigs as the Precautionary Principle is not being used and it should be! Citizens need to demand unbiased research regarding their food, water, medicines, farming practices, etc. Americans have a right to know how their food is produced.
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