(NaturalHealth365) Agent Orange, which is notorious for causing cancer, birth defects, infertility, diabetes, and hypertension in our service men and women, is now slated to be used on our food crops. Thanks to Dow Chemical, this nasty chemical agent is now being considered the “new” weed killer of choice. As if Roundup wasn’t enough – now we are being exposed to a chemical weapon that inflicted such misery in Vietnam to both the citizens and the veterans of that war.
The chemical destruction of farm fresh food
Making Agent Orange components profitable again would be impossible in a rational society. Agent Orange isn’t a renewable resource and having it used in American farms shows the lack of concern for the land and people. Farm fresh will soon have lost its meaning.
Dow has developed a genetically modified corn called “Enlist,” which is resistant to 2,4D. This means the herbicide could be used all season long. Right now 2,4 D can only be used on crops very early or late in the growing season, or it destroys the crops along with the weeds.
The critics’ concerned about food safety have said we are going too far to stem the weeds. “We have no idea what the cumulative effects are,” says Gary Hirshberg, co-founder of a group called “Just Label It.”
“What happens when you’re exposed to more than one, two or three let alone thousands of chemicals?”
The USDA approval means Enlist – a strain of Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn – can now be planted freely and distributed throughout the country, with no means of tracking its safety.
Biotech industry inventions are promoting cancer
2,4-D is tied to cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, nerve damage, hormone disruption, birth defects and also is following in the footsteps of Monsanto’s Roundup, the world’s most popular herbicide.
These crops haven’t been tested for human consumption; the FDA doesn’t require that, they only consult on a voluntary basis with the manufactures of GMOs on human health. These crops will enter the food supply unlabeled for use in animal and processed food.
Government health agencies ignore the threats to human health
The danger is 2,4-D is a chlorophenoxy herbicides, which scientist around the world have reported increases cancer risks with its use, especially soft tissue sarcoma and malignant lymphoma. There are four separate studies in the United States, which showed an association with this herbicide and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Research by the EPA found that babies born in countries, which use high amounts of 2,4-D in their farm fields were significantly more likely to be born with birth defects of the respiratory, circulatory and muscular system which produces clubfoot, fused digits and extra digits. In fact, these birth defects were 60 – 90 percent more likely in countries using 2,4-D.
America is fast becoming the wasteland for chemical fertilizers
Today, the mad scientists of these greedy corporations are telling us that toxic weed killers and genetically modified foods will “feed the world” and are “good for us”. But you and I both know that’s “bullsh-t” – when, in reality, our government has allowed pharmaceutical plants to unload and mix poisons into our food for huge profit – not health reasons.
The only changes we will get are the ones we demand, such as the labeling GMO foods and the boycotting of processed foods with genetically modified ingredients. The only vote that matters is the one we make with the dollars we spend. Don’t believe the lies about organic food – buy, or grow, as much locally-grown fresh (chemical free) food as possible to protect your health.
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.