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Surprise! USDA drops plan to test for Monsanto weed killer in food

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world's most widely used weed killer and key ingredient in Monsanto's branded Roundup herbicides.

The agency spent the last year coordinating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in preparation to start testing samples of corn syrup for glyphosate residues on April 1, according to internal agency documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests. Documents show that at least since January 2016 into January of this year, the glyphosate testing plan was moving forward. But when asked about the plan this week, a USDA spokesman said no glyphosate residue testing would be done at all by USDA this year.

The USDA's plan called for the collection and testing of 315 samples of corn syrup from around the U.S. from April through August, according to the documents. Researchers were also supposed to test for the AMPA metabolite, the documents state. AMPA (aminomethylphosphonic acid) is created as glyphosate breaks down. Measuring residues that include those from AMPA is important because AMPA is not a benign byproduct but carries its own set of safety concerns, scientists believe.

Comment: Not really surprising when you consider the fact that Anti-Monsanto science is being censored by the USDA:
Last weekend's Washington Post featured a front-page article about the mounting allegations of scientific censorship at the USDA, often to appease politically powerful agricultural companies like Monsanto.

You heard that right: when independent, government scientists produce research that threatens corporate agribusinesses, the USDA—according to at least 10 government scientists—censors the results, waters down the findings and punishes the researchers.
USDA tests for over 400 pesticides - but not glyphosate
Consumers groups have been calling on the US government to test foods for glyphosate residues on behalf of the public, to try to determine what levels may be found and if those levels are dangerous. But so far those requests have fallen on deaf ears.

It would seem that would be an easy request to meet. After all, since 1991, the US Department of Agriculture has conducted a 'Pesticide Data Program' (PDP) that annually collects pesticide residue data for hundreds of pesticides.

The testing looks for residues on a range of food products, including infant formula and other baby foods, and also looks for residues in drinking water. The purpose of the program is to "assure consumers that the food they feed their families is safe", according to the USDA.

But while the USDA looks for residues of other herbicides, as well as fungicides and insecticides, the agency routinely does not test for glyphosate. It did one 'special project' in 2011, testing 300 soybean samples for glyphosate, and found that 271 of the samples had residues. The agency said all fell within the range deemed safe by the EPA, and has since said that testing for glyphosate is "not a high priority."

In the latest annual PDP report - issued yesterday, 11th January - once again, glyphosate data is absent. Testing was done to look for residues of more than 400 different herbicides, insecticides and other pesticides on food products. But no tests reported for glyphosate.

The USDA says it is too expensive to test for glyphosate residues; much costlier than tests for the other 400+ pesticides that are part of the analysis, the agency says. The agency also echoes the position held by Monsanto that glyphosate is safe enough that trace amounts in food are nothing to worry about.



Syringe

New U.S. law HR 34 could eliminate informed consent for human experimentation with vaccines and meds (VIDEO)

The "21st Century Cures Act" - HR 34 - became law in December, 2016 and most people have no idea what it contains. Essentially, it redefines what is meant by informed consent. Or, put another way, it expands the ability for Big Pharma to experiment on the population under the assumption that the dangers of vaccines and pharmaceuticals are too minimal for serious consideration. Melissa and Aaron Dykes dig into the language and implications of HR 34.


Life Preserver

"Treat" cholesterol, exorcise the bogeyman

Cholesterol panels are a source of constant confusion for many people. And most doctors are no help, having been brainwashed by marketing from the drug industry, who pass off clinical trials as "science," studies bought and paid for by the pharmaceutical industry to drive statin drug sales, with exaggerated results reported via absurd statistical manipulations (e.g., reporting "relative risk" rather than absolute risk, a misleading way to play games with numbers, a topic to discuss in future).

Sandy shared her lipid panel 2 1/2 years into her Wheat Belly experience:
"Got some blood work done, including cholesterol. I'm confused. Not sure after 2.5 years of this WOE if I've improved or not. Seems some has improved, but total cholesterol went up. Can someone tell me if these results are good? I don't fully understand the numbers. Thanks for any help!"
Of course, the rise in cholesterol prompted a discussion at the doctor's office about whether the high cholesterol should be "treated" with a statin drug. Let's therefore take apart what has happened to Sandy's cholesterol panel and show why any discussion about statin drugs is unnecessary and ridiculous.

Let's take each parameter, one by one:

Book 2

Our messed-up relationship with food has a long history and it started with butter

© Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post
Finlandia imported butter is sold at Walmart and other stores.
Have you ever eaten butter by the spoon? Butter without toast to prop it up or eggs to fry in it — butter for its own tangy, full-flavored, exquisite sake?

Elaine Khosrova does this, not infrequently. She warms a variety of types to room temperature, gets a glass of water to clear her palate between rounds and pries delicately at her subjects with scientific curiosity, observing how the different textures yield to her knife. Seven types of butter are in front of her today, made from cow, sheep and goat cream, ranging from a sunny gold to a soft, bridal white.

"You see how totally cohesive this is?" she says, prying at the first and mildest sample, a sweet cow butter made in New Zealand by a brand called Anchor. She slides a slab of the thick, pale yellow Anchor onto her spoon.

Comment: All hail grass-fed butter


2 + 2 = 4

Stress deprivation and Caesarean birth

Is birth by pre-labour Caesarean an extreme example of stress deprivation?

In the framework of our cultural conditioning, "stress' has a negative connotation: we must avoid stressful situations. Meanwhile, in the current scientific context, it appears that stress hormones have multiple roles to play and the concept of "stress deprivation" has recently emerged in scholarly articles.

It has been understood for a long time that pre-labour Caesarean is a risk factor for respiratory difficulties in the neonatal period, and that the risks are dependent on the gestational age: differences in the quality of the respiratory functions are detectable when comparing pre-labor births at 38 and 39 weeks.1

Comment:


Syringe

Watch out! Zika vaccine developed to alter DNA

First, I'll lay out a little background—

In many previous articles, I've established there is no convincing evidence the Zika virus causes the birth defect called microcephaly. (Zika archive here)

Basically, Brazilian researchers, in the heart of the purported "microcephaly epidemic," decided to stop their own investigation and simply assert Zika was the culprit. At that point, they claimed that, out of 854 cases of microcephaly, only 97 showed "some relationship" to Zika.

You need to understand that these figures actually show evidence AGAINST Zika. When researchers are trying to find the cause of a condition, they should be able to establish, as a first step, that the cause is present in all cases (or certainly an overwhelming percentage).

This never happened. The correlation between the presence of Zika and microcephaly was very, very weak.

Health

5G technology and the coming health crisis

5G technology involves the nationwide rollout of thousands of antennas to be used in conjunction with the various supporting appliances and applications in the wireless mobile network. There are, however, serious growing health, safety and environmental concerns over this developing technology.

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has given the okay for the telecommunication industry to operate the 5G (fifth generation) technology using new spectral frontiers, making the USA the first country in the world to do so: However, operation on this new higher frequency electromagnetic spectrum range has never been evaluated for how it will impact humans or animals and the environment.

Quite an appalling circumstance when considering the current wireless technology with its electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is known to disrupt biological integrity and cause ill health. People's exposures to EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) have been known to result in, for examples, neurological effects, brain tumours, learning difficulties, nervous, hormonal and behavioural problems... It has been said that the same will happen with 5G technology. What about children? They are more susceptible than adults because their smaller bodies take in higher EMF radiation. Thus, if allowed, 5G will be another addition to the list of silent killers associated with deceptively harmful technology.

Health

Vitamin C: 1,000% more effective than Big Pharma's cancer drugs

Linus Pauling's legacy continues, much to the chagrin of the pharmaceutical industry. In a shocking new discovery published in the scientific journal, Oncotarget, researchers have detailed how a single, inexpensive nutrient, Vitamin C, can completely halt the growth of cancer in stem cells when used in concentrated amounts. The vitamin is so amazing, it was found to be 1,000 percent more effective than one clinical drug that is currently prescribed all too often to treat cancer, and another that is pending U.S. FDA approval.

The study, conducted at the University of Salford in Manchester looked at metabolism in cancerous cells. Researchers compared 3 natural substances, including Vitamin C, against 3 experimental pharmaceutical drugs, (meaning that they have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration) and one drug that is already in widespread use.

The researchers stated,
We have discovered that NAD(P)H auto-fluorescence and several mitochondrial-based fluorescent probes can all be employed to enrich for a population of cells with the characteristics of CSCs. In accordance with these observations, we also demonstrate that 7 different inhibitors of key energetic pathways can be used to effectively block CSC propagation, including three natural products (silibinin, ascorbic acid and CAPE). Future studies will be necessary to test their potential for clinical benefit in cancer patients."

Comment: Dr. Paul Marik turns to vitamin C infusion as a treatment for deadly sepsis


Syringe

The Centers for Disease Control's historical vaccine swamp

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"Why is it so hard for mainstream media, independent journalists, and government officials on both sides of the aisle to grasp the dangers of micro small toxins? If they believe that the unseen greenhouse gas particulates and molecules can superheat the world and change climate, why is it so hard to believe that traces of mercury and aluminum in vaccines have harmed so many once promising, healthy children for the past two decades?" [1, Pg. 259]

That's James Ottar Grundvig, the author of Master Manipulator, The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement, and Government Betrayal at the CDC, asking poignant questions after spending much time in Sweden, Atlanta, and places in between investigating yet another apparent fraudulent vaccine fiasco no one seemingly wants to resolve but everyone wants to slide under the carpet.

Why do I say no one seemingly wants to resolve?

The flagrantly blatant answer has to be that nothing has been done, to my knowledge, by either HHS/CDC or Congress, which has oversight, to rout out and prosecute the perpetrators of fraudulent scientific research, collusion and cover-ups that, apparently, constitute the 'corporate' culture within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, plus put a stop to the dissemination of pseudoscience and fraudulently manipulated data by epidemiologists and 'top brass' within the CDC.

Beaker

Cultured meat: Lab grown chicken nuggets are here

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A San Francisco Bay Area food technology company called Memphis Meats recently finished their lab grown chicken. They fried it into chicken strips and fed it to people at an event. It was produced from stem cells programmed to reproduce animal tissue.

It could be considered the second recent node of progress when it comes to "cultured" lab grown meat, after a lab produced hamburger was tested a few years ago. The concept of cultured meat goes back several decades.

A headline from Gizmodo cheered it on saying "Lucky Humans Just Ate the Very First Lab-Grown Chicken Tenders."

According to an article titled "Lab-grown chicken strips, made from animal cells, debuted by startup":
"The company estimates it costs under $9,000 to make one pound of the meat, the Journal reported. Memphis Meats expects price should come down in the next several years and let them offer their products publicly in 2021, according to Business Insider."