Food Chain of Fools

I just spent an hour watching an interview with Dr. Don Huber . I hadn’t planned on spending my morning that way. I hadn’t planned on sitting in shock for an hour with tears welling up in my eyes. I have long known of some of the risks posed by the deadly combination of GMO crops (genetically modified organisms) and glyphosate (Roundup). But the facts presented here go so far beyond whatever any of us might be aware of, that I am simply stunned. Dr. Huber is one of the most cogent and rational people I have ever heard speak, and his credentials as a mainstream scientist and university professor are impeccable. This is not only worth watching, I believe it is essential to watch and to act upon.

Briefly, Dr. Huber details study after study showing that the accumulation of glyphosate in crops propagates up the food chain, causing numerous diseases and massive infertility in animals, including humans. Additionally, formerly benign diseases are now running rampant and are also directly traceable to glyphosate and GMOs. And there is even a pathogen entirely new to science showing up in these crops; it is so new that scientists don’t even know how to categorize it because it is unique and cannot be assigned to a class of organisms. Researchers working on this have been fired or have had had their funding taken away, and in fact such research is now illegal. This is not some alarmist conspiracy theory; it is based on verifiable facts presented by a credible professional with a profound knowledge of his subject.

The bottom line is that it is not overstating the risk to say that this may be the thing that finally kills us off, along with much of the rest of life on this planet. I’m sorry if that spoils your day, but we all need to get our heads out of our asses and face the facts of what is being done to us, thanks in no small part to our own indifference. Of course I signed the on-line petition to Secretary Vilsack, but since he is in the club of true believers in GMOs, precious little will come of our protests. What to do? I have no idea, other than to begin with spreading awareness of this problem.

Heaven help us all. We don’t seem to be able to help ourselves.

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