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Is This GMO Chemical Worse than DDT?

“If we’re eliminating that check, either through residues in our food or through direct impact in our environment, we’re going to continue to see what we’re seeing today. Look at Alzheimer’s, thyroid problems, autism, Parkinson’s – any of those diseases that have a tie with either the endocrine system or the nutrient availability—we’re going to see those increase.”

Are Genetically Engineered Foods Affecting Your Mood and Behavior?

Dr. Huber recently spent some time in Australia, where he had the opportunity to review an ongoing study into genetically engineered foods.

“It’s a continuation of a study that was conducted in Iowa with pigs and cattle. The [Australians] are doing it with mice so that they can define what the toxins are… They’re using these one or two-pound, big, white rats that some people call pet rats… You can reach in to the non-GMO-fed rat cage and pull one out. Put it on your lap and it can be patted just like a cat.

But try and reach in to the cage where the rats are being fed the genetically engineered feed. Here they have limited it to one [rat per cage]. The rats are irritated. They don’t get along together. They always go off into their own little world. They do backflips. They crawl up and run around the cage. They can’t get any peace; can’t settle down.  That is very typical of what you’d see with autism. Then you start looking and say, ‘Well, are there any other similarities?’”

Dr. Huber also recently met with a doctor in Germany who specializes in working with autistic children. Interestingly, there appear to be many correlations between the rats fed genetically-modified feed and autistic children.

“[When] you look at the stomachs of the GMO-fed [animals], they have all of the severe allergy responses, the inflammation and the reddening… When they looked at the intestine, they said that the intestinal lining is deteriorating… The smell of the intestinal contents is very rank. The biology has been drastically changed.

This [German] doctor said, ‘That’s exactly what we’re seeing with our children with autism.’

We need more research, but certainly, the indicators are there. The research up until very recently hasn’t been done, and those who wanted to do it have been prohibited from publishing, or from doing that research. We see those that have dared to come out and raised some concerns have been very severely impacted professionally, as well as in their own personal lives, in that persecution that they’ve had to endure.

We’ve got to change.

We’ve got to recognize that what we have now isn’t normal. We got to get back to safe, sufficient, and sustainable production and health for our agriculture community, if we’re going to be healthy in that process also.”


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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, 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


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


6:16AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

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

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