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11-28-2015, 01:00 PM   #1
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Growing warnings and concerns for non-organic foods and Monsanto pesticides, the WHO:

''French Court Finds Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning'' :

http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/150...poisoning.html

''Monsanto’s Roundup — Most Popular Weed Killer in U.S. — ‘Probably’ Causes Cancer, WHO Report Says'':

http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/23/monsa...hosate-cancer/

''California Becomes First State to Label Monsanto’s Roundup as a Carcinogen'':

http://ecowatch.com/2015/09/08/calif...-a-carcinogen/

''Monsanto Demands World Health Organization Retract Report That Says Roundup Is Linked to Cancer'':

http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/26/monsa...etract-report/

We are slowly moving towards the right direction
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11-29-2015, 07:47 PM   #2
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I wouldn't be surprised if they one day found that pesticides contribute to some IBD.
11-29-2015, 08:12 PM   #3
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I firmly believe pesticides is one the environmental factors, combined with many others, that can contribute to the onset of modern chronic diseases and cancers.
11-29-2015, 08:22 PM   #4
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I agree wholeheartedly. Most people don't understand just how problematic pesticides are not just for the environment and farm workers, but our entire society. Did you know that one of the most popular families of pesticides used in conventional agriculture, organophosphates, has been widely implicated in severe developmental neurotoxicity issues in children? As these studies showcase, these pesticides, found in normal amounts in children, not children with high exposure, are implicated in reduced IQ and cognitive abilities:

- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21507778
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21507776
- http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1003160/
- http://pediatrics.aappublications.or....full.pdf+html
- http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8978
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26057254

Take a few minutes to ponder the ramifications; the food we eat may literally be making us dumber. And yes, food is a major pesticide source despite what industry might claim: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18414640 and http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408197/. Continuing on, the most important enzyme responsible for breaking down these pesticides in the human body is called serum paraoxanase. Some people have a lot of paraoxanase activity and are able to break down the pesticides really fast. Guess which subpopulation scientists are beginning to find has significantly reduced paraoxanase activity? People with autism: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16297937 -- and this year a large study found associations between organophosphates and autism: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8978. More work needs to be done on this front, but the early findings are concerning to say the least.

The data against organophosphates continues to pile up and has resulted in the thousands of scientists represented by the Union of Concerned Scientists wanting organophosphates banned. Unfortunately, politics wins at the EPA: http://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/cente...esticides.html

I only spoke of the neurotoxicity issues above. Make no mistake, these pesticides cause harm across a variety of spectrums. Not just on children's nervous systems but everything from gestation duration and birthweight to lower sperm count in humans to changing the behavior of bugs. Some example studies:

- http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104615/
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25413219
- http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/stor...-sperm-counts/

There will be a time when society looks back in shame on its use of pesticides. But make no mistake, the greed of chemical manufacturers and the cognitive dissonance of those who utilize these pesticides will result in unquantifiable damage before we get to that point. Educate yourself and do what you can to protect your family in the meantime. A good advocacy group is www.beyondpesticides.org
11-30-2015, 12:01 AM   #5
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yeah, we can no longer believe that these poisonous substances designed to kill small living creatures are inoffensive to us. One intake or a few intakes wont kill us obviously, but long term small doses on a daily basis can certainly have a toxic effect on the foetus, brain and body and eventually make us sick. That is just simple logic.

''Residential Exposure to Pesticide During Childhood and Childhood Cancers: A Meta-Analysis.''
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26371195

''INCREASED RISK OF CHILDHOOD BRAIN TUMORS AMONG CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS HAD FARM-RELATED PESTICIDE EXPOSURES DURING PREGNANCY'':
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4556360/

Interesting research articles are also from Gilles-Eric Seralini and team: http://www.gmoseralini.org/en/
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