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Neil Young, Pope Francis and 100,000 Beekeepers Take a Stand Against Toxic Agriculture

21st July 2015

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

What do Neil Young, Pope Francis, and German beekeepers have in common? They’re all speaking out against genetically engineered crops and the excessive use of toxic pesticides.

Meanwhile, the chemical technology industry is feverishly trying to revamp its image by renaming itself and putting out new spins on words, to disguise what they’re really all about.

The sad fact is, the chemical industry has to a large degree taken over the food industry, not to mention hijacked the federal regulatory process. In essence, most of the population is being fed by poison experts. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), which has (by its own admission) been instrumental in keeping Americans in the dark about what’s in our food, also admits it has played an integral role in shaping the draconian “DARK Act” — ‘Denying Americans the Right to Know’ — which delivers Monsanto everything they’ve ever wanted on a silver platter while obliterating the democratic process.

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Glyphosate Nation: Troublesome Roundup Herbicide Found Throughout U.S. Food Supply — Organics Too

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

With an estimated 80% of the conventional food supply in the U.S. contaminated with glyphosate residues, those concerned with health are urged to adopt an 100% organic diet to avoid the toxin – which is sold commercially as Monsanto’s Roundup. So it’s with great consternation that organic supporters are discovering their food choices may not be so safe after all.

With growing evidence that not only human health but pollinators too are being adversely affected by Roundup and glyphosate contamination, there is ever increasing support for the move to ban this herbicide.

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Research Reveals Monsanto Has Known Since 1981 That Glyphosate Promotes Cancer

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup, is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the world. An estimated one billion pounds a year is sprayed on our food crops,1,2 resulting in the average American eating several hundred pounds of glyphosate-contaminated food every year.

How might that affect your health? Dr. Anthony Samsel is an expert in this area, and he reveals a number of glyphosate’s adverse effects. Armed with this understanding, you’ll likely be far more motivated to eliminate this pernicious toxin from your diet — and to take action to get it out of our food supply so that everyone can be protected. Continue Reading – Research Reveals Monsanto Has Known Since 1981 That Glyphosate Promotes Cancer

The Monsanto Years: Singer Neil Young Rips Into GMOs, Big Biz and Conformity

By Jack Adam Weber L.Ac., Dipl. C.H.

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Hats off to Neil Young for (once again) speaking the truth and going out on a limb. I guess when you’re his age and gained your fame, it’s easier. Except that Neil Young has always been a warrior for justice, bold art, and meaning. His latest album, “The Monsanto Years” says it how it is. But, unlike most music on the market these days, the lyrics go deeper, as deep as the music itself.

This album is an educational piece and well worth the listen. It’ll hopefully get lots of people more interested in this toxic, farcical industry, those who otherwise wouldn’t learn about GMOs, Big Agriculture, and other crimes against the Earth and Humanity. At the end of this article I quote each song and share a bit about the message of each track.

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Observational Study Links Monsanto’s Roundup to Chronic Kidney Disease

14th June 2015

By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

A new observational study confirms the hypothesis that Roundup herbicide (glyphosate) is behind the mysterious global epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has taken thousands of lives. 

Roundup Herbicide

Back in early 2014, in an article titled “Roundup Weedkiller Linked To Global Epidemic of Fatal Kidney Disease“, we first reported on a paper proposing a causal link between exposure to the world’s most popular herbicide (glyphosate) and a mysterious and deadly kidney disorder afflicting agriculture intensive areas in Sri Lanka. The paper would eventually garner such widespread attention that it compelled the Sri Lankan government to order a ban on Roundup in March of 2014, but it has since been reported that it is still being made widely available for purchase.

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Roundup Ready, Bt-Toxin and GMOs — A Dangerous Trinity That Encourages Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

In 2012, at least 283.5 million pounds of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready) was used in U.S. alone. For those who are unconcerned about the environmental or human impacts, this number may not be cause for alarm. But for the millions of people who have developed an array of health issues linked to gluten sensitivity, the assault of foods laden with glyphosate and Bt-toxin is a critical issue.

The rise of gluten intolerance

It’s estimated that some 20 million people in the United States are classified as non-celiac gluten-sensitive, which is approximately 6-7% of the general population. However, Dr. Ford, a pediatrician in New Zealand and author of The Gluten Syndrome, and Dr. Fine, a gastroenterologist, both believe the rate of gluten intolerance could be closer to 50% of the population.

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Another Blow For Monsanto — Judge Upholds Genetically Engineered Crop Ban in Jackson County

3rd June 2015

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

In an era where big money is tossed around by biotech and pesticide behemoths like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, DuPont and others to defeat laws restricting GMOs, it’s heartening to see grassroots anti-GMO efforts making headway. The latest example involves an American federal court ruling upholding a Jackson County, Oregon ban on genetically engineered crops.

First victory

In 2014, residents of Jackson County voted by a two-to-one margin to ban the growing of genetically modified crops within their district. In the Nation article, “Beating Monsanto in the Food Fight: Oregon Counties Vote to Ban GMO Crops,” we’re given a glimpse into why the ballot measure was such an overwhelming success:

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Is Roundup Driving The Autism Epidemic? Leading MIT Researcher Says YES

31st May 2015

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Just thirty short years ago, 1 in 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism in the United States. The latest statistics show 1 in 50 children now have autism. Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), believes we could be looking at half the children in America as autistic within the next ten years.

What is at the root of this disturbing trend? It cannot be genetic because genes do not mutate that rapidly, asserts Dr. Joseph Mercola. Instead, he feels there can be no doubt the skyrocketing rate has an environmental cause. Dr. Seneff agrees. And she’s convinced that she has found the culprit.

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GMO Ground Zero: Hawaii’s Victory Over Monsanto and Friends

17th February 2015

By Jack Adam Weber L.Ac., Dipl. C.H.

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

On February 4, 2015 the attorney representing Monsanto and other “agricultural and biotech groups” showed up at our County Council meeting here on the Big Island of Hawai’i. She was here to sabotage our GMO ban, which was heroically passed on a glorious December 5, 2013. As expected, once this legislation was passed, the big biotech companies sued our county, just as they do every other county and state that tries to interfere with their poisonous profiteering.

As a result of that lawsuit, on November 27 of last year, US Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren overturned the GMO ban. Judge Kurren’s reasoning was that State law pre-empts County law in this case, and that lawmakers had intended the State, not the County, to have broad control over agricultural concerns on all Hawaiian islands.

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Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out on Dangers of Genetically Modified Food

By Dr. Thierry Vrain

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The whole paradigm of the genetic engineering technology is based on a misunderstanding.

I retired 12 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada. When I was on the payroll, I was the designated scientist of my institute to address public groups and reassure them that genetically engineered crops and foods were safe. I don’t know if I was passionate about it but I was knowledgeable. I defended the side of technological advance, of science and progress.

There is, however, a growing body of scientific research – done mostly in Europe, Russia, and other countries – showing that diets containing engineered corn or soya cause serious health problems in laboratory mice and rats. I have in the last 12 years changed my position. I started paying attention to the flow of published studies coming from Europe, some from prestigious labs and published in prestigious scientific journals, that questioned the impact and safety of engineered food.

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The False Politics and Faulty Science of Climate Change

8th December 2014

By Ethan Indigo Smith and Andy Whiteley

Contributing Writer and Co-Founder of Wake Up World

The carbon emissions=climate changedebate is a redundant distraction to the broader actuality of humanity’s blatantly destructive environmental practicesThe question at the core of the climate discussion is not if the planet is warming, or whether carbon levels are to blame, the question is whether our current way of life on planet earth is sustainable. Yet this supposedly scientific debate has deteriorated to narrow political rhetoric that keeps us debating the details, not the central issue.

Is human activity negatively affecting our planet’s health, and risking humanity’s future? – Yes. Are our current practices sustainable? – No. Are carbon emissions the single cause that is altering our environment such that it is causing global temperatures to increase? – There is little scientific consensus, but it is secondary to the broader matter at hand.

Whatever the temperature may be, or how wild the storms, it is only a symptom of our collective disconnection from Mother Nature. Living a lifestyle that is incompatible with nature, we have allowed our atmosphere, water, soil and food supplies all to be ruined by ever-increasing environmental, industrial and agricultural poisons. And now, with unprecedented rates of disease affecting ‘developed’ nations, the irrefutable reality of our increasingly toxic lives — changing climate or not — is reason enough to end the narrow carbon debate and initiate the many systemic reforms we know are now essential to our survival.

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Report Finds Cancer Deaths Have Doubled in Argentina’s GMO Growing Regions

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

A recent report by the Ministry of Health in Cordoba, Argentina, has documented a disturbing trend for those who live in areas where pesticide-intensive GM crops are grown — specifically, a dramatic spike in cancer deaths.

The report covered five years of collected data. The average cancer deaths in the province is 158 per 100,000 individuals. And yet, four of the “Pampa Gringa” districts have much higher death rates — between 216 and 230. “Pampa Gringa” is considered the premier agricultural region of the Cordoba province.

The Report on Cancer in Cordoba 2004-2009 is the official investigation which links the use of pesticides — especially glyphosate — to the staggering increase in cancer deaths.

‘Cancer cases are multiplying as never before in areas with massive use of pesticides’

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