Toxic Alert: Herbicide Now Detected in Human Urine by Dr. Mercola, www.mercola.com | October 23, 2012
“Last year, doctors at Sherbrooke University Hospital in Quebec made the disturbing discovery that Bt-toxin from genetically engineered Bt corn in fact accumulates in the human body – contrary to industry assurances. The toxin was identified in 93 percent of pregnant women tested; 80 percent of umbilical blood in their babies; and 67 percent of non-pregnant women.
“The study blew a giant hole in safety claims over genetically engineered Bt crops.
“Now, results from a German study shows that people who have no direct contact with agriculture have significant concentrations of glyphosate in their urine….”
“‘Desiccation” – Spraying the Crop to Death Before Harvesting [with herbicide]
“If you’ve never heard of this practice, you’re probably not alone….”
“Health Risks of Glyphosate [contained in Roundup Ready herbicide used for Monsanto’s GMO crops]
“According to the featured article, authorities in the EU have raised the legal limit for glyphosate in wheat and bread, now allowing such contamination to be 100 times the legal limit for vegetables, and the limit for feed grains has been raised 200-fold….”
According to Mother Jones, Congress slipped in a provision to legislation:
“a single paragraph buried in a 90-page bill… would allow farmers to plant GM crops even during legal appeals of the USDA’s approval process, and even if a federal court orders that the crops not be planted.”
California’s Prop 37 would require labeling of genetically modified foods so that consumers can decide for themselves. As the video points out, building insecticides like Bt-toxin into the plants we eat is a real health concern. This proposal makes sense to me, because everyone should be able to protect themselves from this assault. It’s really fraud to call it “food”.