The first video below starts out slowly; however, the more I watched it, the more valuable I found it to be.
Dr. Don M. Huber is one amazing man. If the Christian Commons obtains farming land and Dr. Huber is available and willing, I won't hesitate to have him visit to give us instruction/education....
If Dr. Huber is correct (and I have no reason to believe that he is mistaken), I would also not hesitate to shut down the whole of Monsanto immediately. Frankly, it is an emergency and has been.
I must say that the first time I heard about what Monsanto was planning (under George H. W. Bush), I was absolutely opposed to allowing any GMO out of the labs before long-term studies had been done, etc. It seemed apparent that it was completely insane and that George H. W. Bush was extremely ignorant and shortsighted that he backed Monsanto's efforts to monopolize agriculture via disgustingly stupid ecology. The Presidents after him have also blundered in a huge way. Obama is still blundering hugely.
Now, Dr. Don M. Huber discusses a new entity that has shown up that science has not determine fits into any known category of "life." The doctor says that they know what it isn't but not what it is. What they do know though is that it's causing a significant increase in miscarriages and other reproductive problems across many species.
Here's what I have to say about it. It's out to warn us. It's out to warn us before we kill the planet. It is a direct response to human activity that is seen as detrimental to the ecology of the Earth.
Monsanto is evil for bringing this sort of thing upon us and no matter how directly connected Monsanto's activities are in bringing forth this new entity. We're talking 40-50% of animals miscarrying. That's unheard of otherwise. The doctor also says that this entity is causing premature aging in animals by a factor of 4 or more. It's also interfering with conception, and the doctor believes humans have been, and are being impacted, the same way. What's more, it is happening in high concentrations where Roundup Ready GMO crops are grown. Glyphosate in the herbicide Roundup is causing major, major problems. It's past time to shut this evil down!
I've been saying for years that science and technology are only as good as the motive behind them. Monsanto's motives are mammon and lots of it. Monsanto's motives are not unselfish. Selfish motives are resisted by nature, and there is a difference between self-interest and selfishness. One may be self-interested while being interested in the welfare of others. The same cannot be said concerning selfishness. Monsanto is selfish full-time.
Dr. Huber rips the "substantial equivalent" nonsense by pointing directly to the side effects that were sure to come back when they allowed Monsanto near free rein.
Watch both videos all the way through. You will be amazed at the full picture you'll have after words. Monsanto is upsetting the balance of nature without doubt, and it's a terrible idea and always was.
Water usage doubles with Roundup Ready crops.
Nutrients drop in half or worse in many cases for a number of nutrients.
Demand food labeling of GMO's!
The complete text of Dr. Don M. Huber's letter to USDA Secretary Vilsak is also provided below the videos. I understand the reasoning behind Dr. Huber's desire not to disrupt the American agricultural sector's economy, but this issue is too big and the powers that be have been siding with Monsanto and other corporations over the welfare of the people so much so that his letter must become known by the people. He didn't leak it, but it's out there; and I for one, am glad. I hope he understands and won't take offense.
Internationally renowned natural health physician and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Don M. Huber, one of the senior scientists in the U.S about [an] area of science that relates to genetically modified organisms (GMO). (Part 1 of 2)
This letter was provided to us by Paul Tukey (SafeLawns.blog). It was hand delivered to Secretary. Vilsak on Jan 17, 2011.
Dear Secretary Vilsack:
A team of senior plant and animal scientists have recently brought to my attention the discovery of an electron microscopic pathogen that appears to significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings. Based on a review of the data, it is widespread, very serious, and is in much higher concentrations in Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans and corn—suggesting a link with the RR gene or more likely the presence of Roundup. This organism appears NEW to science!
This is highly sensitive information that could result in a collapse of US soy and corn export markets and significant disruption of domestic food and feed supplies. On the other hand, this new organism may already be responsible for significant harm (see below). My colleagues and I are therefore moving our investigation forward with speed and discretion, and seek assistance from the USDA and other entities to identify the pathogen's source, prevalence, implications, and remedies.
We are informing the USDA of our findings at this early stage, specifically due to your pending decision regarding approval of RR alfalfa. Naturally, if either the RR gene or Roundup itself is a promoter or co-factor of this pathogen, then such approval could be a calamity. Based on the current evidence, the only reasonable action at this time would be to delay deregulation at least until sufficient data has exonerated the RR system, if it does.
For the past 40 years, I have been a scientist in the professional and military agencies that evaluate and prepare for natural and manmade biological threats, including germ warfare and disease outbreaks. Based on this experience, I believe the threat we are facing from this pathogen is unique and of a high risk status. In layman's terms, it should be treated as an emergency.
A diverse set of researchers working on this problem have contributed various pieces of the puzzle, which together presents the following disturbing scenario:
Unique Physical Properties
This previously unknown organism is only visible under an electron microscope (36,000X), with an approximate size range equal to a medium size virus. It is able to reproduce and appears to be a micro-fungal-like organism. If so, it would be the first such micro-fungus ever identified. There is strong evidence that this infectious agent promotes diseases of both plants and mammals, which is very rare.
Pathogen Location and Concentration
It is found in high concentrations in Roundup Ready soybean meal and corn, distillers meal, fermentation feed products, pig stomach contents, and pig and cattle placentas.
Linked with Outbreaks of Plant Disease
The organism is prolific in plants infected with two pervasive diseases that are driving down yields and farmer income—sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soy, and Goss' wilt in corn. The pathogen is also found in the fungal causative agent of SDS (Fusarium solani fsp glycines).
Implicated in Animal Reproductive Failure
Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of this organism in a wide variety of livestock that have experienced spontaneous abortions and infertility. Preliminary results from ongoing research have also been able to reproduce abortions in a clinical setting.
The pathogen may explain the escalating frequency of infertility and spontaneous abortions over the past few years in US cattle, dairy, swine, and horse operations. These include recent reports of infertility rates in dairy heifers of over 20%, and spontaneous abortions in cattle as high as 45%.
For example, 450 of 1,000 pregnant heifers fed wheatlege experienced spontaneous abortions. Over the same period, another 1,000 heifers from the same herd that were raised on hay had no abortions. High concentrations of the pathogen were confirmed on the wheatlege, which likely had been under weed management using glyphosate.
In summary, because of the high titer of this new animal pathogen in Roundup Ready crops, and its association with plant and animal diseases that are reaching epidemic proportions, we request USDA's participation in a multi-agency investigation, and an immediate moratorium on the deregulation of RR crops until the causal/predisposing relationship with glyphosate and/or RR plants can be ruled out as a threat to crop and animal production and human health.
It is urgent to examine whether the side-effects of glyphosate use may have facilitated the growth of this pathogen, or allowed it to cause greater harm to weakened plant and animal hosts. It is well-documented that glyphosate promotes soil pathogens and is already implicated with the increase of more than 40 plant diseases; it dismantles plant defenses by chelating vital nutrients; and it reduces the bioavailability of nutrients in feed, which in turn can cause animal disorders. To properly evaluate these factors, we request access to the relevant USDA data.
I have studied plant pathogens for more than 50 years. We are now seeing an unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal diseases and disorders. This pathogen may be instrumental to understanding and solving this problem. It deserves immediate attention with significant resources to avoid a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure.
COL (Ret.) Don M. Huber
Emeritus Professor, Purdue University
APS Coordinator, USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System (NPDRS)
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