Glyphosates pose threat
Last fall, Dr. Eilish Cleary, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer, was studying the effects of glyphosate on public health when she was placed on leave. We now hear that Dr. Cleary has reached a settlement?
In the U.S.A., glyphosate is sprayed on sugarcane before harvesting to increase its sucrose content by up to 15 per cent. Such spraying is referred to as ‘ripening.’ The standard application rate of glyphosate is 90 grams per acre but results are inconsistent so farmers spray larger amounts; multiple applications also increases yield. The maximum permissible residue of glyphosate for cane sugar is 2.0 milligrams per kilogram (2 parts per million (PPM)); molasses 30 PPM; carrots 5 PPM; canola 40 PPM; peppermint tops 200 PPM.
Glyphosate is used for weed control on cereal and oilseed crops. These crops are also sprayed before harvest to boost yield. Trace amounts of glyphosate are found in downwind soil, air and rain; we are all bystanders: bats, birds, worms, snakes, insects, the unborn, the young, the old. Gut bacteria account for 80 per cent of human immune function. The human gut is an organ which bidirectionally communicates with our brain. Our gut is now being called our ‘second brain’ and our ‘window on the world.’
Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT has identified biochemical pathways in the gut disrupted by glyphosate for the following diseases: obesity, mood and behavior disorders, autoimmune dysfunction, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s, dementia, Alzheimer’s and autism. Puppet scientists continue their propaganda campaigns in an attempt to lobotomize and silence the Canadian people about glyphosate. The externalized costs of declining public health and declining biodiversity become increasingly apparent. The foregoing disease and casualty lists are consequences of a tradition of biological and chemical warfare by the military industrial complex. Tony Lloyd, Mount Stewart