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Is This GMO Chemical Worse than DDT?

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Is This GMO Chemical Worse than DDT?

Dr. Don Huber is an expert in an area of science that relates to the toxicity of genetically engineered (GE) foods. (Alternative terms for GE foods include “GM” or “genetically modified,” and “GMO” or “genetically modified organism.”)

His specific areas of training include soil-borne diseases, microbial ecology, and host-parasite relationships.

Dr. Huber also taught plant pathology, soil microbiology, and micro-ecological interactions as they relate to plant disease as a staff Professor at Purdue University for 35 years.

In part one of this interview, Dr. Huber discussed the shocking discovery of a brand new organism in genetically engineered (GE) crops—an organism that has been clearly linked to infertility and miscarriage in cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and poultry that are raised on GE feed.

In part one we began the discussion on the hazards of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, and its contribution to a new phenomenon referred to as “Sudden Death Syndrome” (SDS).

Here, we continue the discussion on glyphosate.

The “Biodegradable” Weed Killer that Wasn’t…

The public’s appreciation of the toxicity of glyphosate is rather limited. The fact that Monsanto marketed Roundup as “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable” may have quite a bit to do with this general lack of insight. (In 2009, a French court upheld two earlier convictions against Monsanto for false advertising.)

Glyphosate is actually, in many ways, similar to DDT, which is known to cause reproductive problems, among other things.

“There are some similarities,” Dr. Huber says. “… I am familiar with DDT, and the fact that it’s a very difficult compound to degrade. It’s biologically degraded primarily by a process we call co-metabolism… [T]here are very few organisms that can utilize this as a direct nutrient source.

There are a few organisms that can utilize glyphosate as a direct nutrient source, but again, most of the degradation appears to be by co-metabolism. In other words, an organism just happens to produce the extracellular enzymes that will degrade it, rather than the organism really getting any benefit from it.”

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90’s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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10:42AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Thank you Dr. Mercola, for Sharing this!

7:18AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Scary stuff. I just wish more people were paying attention and supporting the organic food industry.

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Oh talk about noms, GMO foods and all the toxins? What will they think of next? Rats in the studies becoming aggressive and not getting along, purhaps someone has the arms industry in mind when humans become even more quarrelsome after downing decades upon decades of GMO foods. Organic all the way without GMOs and toxins!

4:30AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

Boycott monsanto and buy organic.

3:32AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

This world is getting scarier by the day. But, perhaps what's most scary is the fact that a lot of those who are in the position to do something about it are just looking on with arms folded! Why?!?! Don't they have children and grandchildren to think about? Or is it because they really do believe that GMO stuff is really really safe?

11:07PM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

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1:37PM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

It is very interesting that Dr. Huber says "I would take DDT over glysolate, any day". I don't think that there are many people in favour of GE or GMO's foods, but we don't seem to have any say, what with Monsanto being such a Big Corp., which does not want we the people to be in the know.
Thank You very much for this information Dr. Mercola.

10:26AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

thanks for the info!!

9:59AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

thanks

6:16AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Why isn't it researched well enough before things go wrong.

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