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Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT (title)

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posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 09:19 PM

originally posted by: StoutBroux
a reply to: 727Sky

So what is different in American mothers and mothers of other countries? The food - GMO, the chemicals in the farmers fields, the massive vaccines, the fluoride and chemicals in the water, all the fracking?

Gee, don't have a clue. /sarcasm

ETA: Glyphosate

a synthetic compound that is a nonselective systemic herbicide, particularly effective against perennial weeds.

Glyphosate is an herbicide. It is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses. The sodium salt form of glyphosate is used to regulate plant growth and ripen fruit.

Add to the equation that almost everything we eat in America comes from a bag or box. Look at the labels on your food products. Most are over 10 ingredients long and most people can't pronounce or identify the majority of them. Even the infants that are given formula, the first substance they receive is filled with chemical products and it will continue for the rest of their lives.

We complain about chemical imbalances in teens. How can they not have a problem with chemical imbalances when they are feed chemicals their entire lives in the guise of well balanced and nutritious meals and ketchup is classified as a satisfactory vegetable substitute? When they reach the age where they can eat what they choose, their chemical mix is thrown out of whack.

Don't forget that the chemicals and toxins get recycled when we eliminate them in the form of urine and stool. This also makes its way to our water supply where they again return to our system. It is a hellacious and vicious cycle we have chosen to ignore and support.

We can blame GMO, big business and the government. We can come up with a thousand and one excuses, but the truth is we choose the cage we decide to live in. We purchase what we eat and feed our children and we choose the masters we serve. Some will make cost of natural, healthy, food products an excuse. These same people have no problem with the purchase of expensive electronic gadgets, games, cell phones, monthly cable and wifi plans, but they will quibble over a few additional dollars on their food budget.

Big business will only sell what you are financing. You don’t want it in you, your children or your home, don’t buy it. The keys are in your pocket. Of course, it will not be convenient. It will take a little more time. Your portions may need to be reduced, but in the end, you win. You still have a couple of years left where you can make the right choices and may be able to turn this cluster fairy puck into something viable. Soon it will be too late to make a difference. Now or later, the blame lies directly at our own feet.

posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 09:27 PM
Here's what Monsanto says.

Does anybody believe them?

Expert Answer(s):


How much pesticide and / or weed killer gets absorbed into freshly planted GM seeds from residual amounts in the soil from previous treatments ? And how much gets absorbed by plants through roots after new treatments ? And, do end products retain any pesticide or weed killer amounts (other than washable surface amounts) that would be unsafe to humans ? Who determines safe levels if any levels do in fact exist ? And finally, are different amounts absorbed by non-GM originated plants ?

Question Submitted by: xuenchen from chicago, Illinois

Their "Expert" Answers

Your questions all relate to the safety of pesticide residues that may occur in GM crops. That’s a reasonable concern given the rapid adoption and widespread use of GM crops. Importantly, since crops tolerant to herbicides such as glyphosate are very popular among farmers, spraying of glyphosate could lead to residues of the active ingredient in the forage or grain that is consumed by animals or humans. When farmers spray fields to eliminate weeds that compete with the crop and reduce yield, the vast majority of the glyphosate enters plants through the leaves. Glyphosate is tightly bound to soil, and little or no glyphosate is taken up from the soil, either by newly planted seeds or by existing plants, whether GM or non-GM. One of the reasons that glyphosate is so popular with farmers is that farmers can safely plant other crops after using glyphosate without impacts on the subsequent crop. Over time, soil microorganisms break down any glyphosate residues in the soil.

Any glyphosate residues that remain in the plant decrease over time following application, and are less in grain compared to leaves. Processing of grain for use in food also reduces detectible residues. For example, there is no detectible glyphosate present in the oil fraction in soybean or corn oil.

Finally, since there is the potential for residues of glyphosate to remain in forage and grain used in animal feed and human foods, the levels must be measured across many locations and environments to determine the highest levels that might be present. In the US, the EPA is responsible to examine all uses of pesticides and must examine the residue data and establish safe levels of exposure. All uses must be approved and the combined exposure from all crops must be below the acceptable dose level established by the EPA. This process was described previously in detail on this site. That answer can be found at: ( Other countries follow similar procedures within their regulatory agencies.

Answered by: Marian Bleeke on Thursday, 10/17/2013 7:02 pm

Fate and Metabolism Platform Lead, Monsanto

I joined Monsanto in 1984 after receiving my Ph.D. in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry from the University of California – Berkeley. I am part of the Regulatory Environmental Sciences Technology Center, and have spent my career on understanding how Monsanto’s agricultural chemical products behave in the environment. We study what happens to our products in plants, animals, soil and water, and determine the potential for environmental and human exposure, in order to ensure that our products can be used safely.

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posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 10:30 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

And now we are reminded that Correlation is not the same as Causation! No matter who does the correlating!

And NO ONE can predict the future!

Tired of Control Freaks

posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 10:54 PM
Says you. Autism has its advantages. People are evolving! a reply to: 727Sky

posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 10:58 PM
a reply to: cfnyaami

Precisely! My imagination and creativity are my strongest points

Others are extremely gifted in mathematics, astronomy, languages, etc. I've often been told that people who are autistic can state facts but they truly don't grasp the concepts behind them, I disagree. Personally I fit the Little Professor Syndrome image when I was a kid, I knew facts and points of interest about many subjects. But, I understood how they worked and how they related to the real world.

We're underestimated, but we're gifted and blessed

posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 11:02 PM
One thing I've learned, partly on ATS, is that scientists are often in disagreement.

Oddly, one would think science would come to same or similar answers or evaluations. Fact does not seem to support that.

I am currently raising a 7 year old on the Autistic spectrum.

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 02:27 AM
a reply to: xuenchen

"When farmers spray fields to eliminate weeds that compete with the crop and reduce yield, the vast majority of the glyphosate enters plants through the leaves."


You cannot wash it off..

They were trying to ease his fears on Poison sitting in the ground and being taken up over again.. They decided to make him feel safe by saying the poison mostly just goes into the plants through their leaves..

That's where I like my poison.. INSIDE the plants.

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 03:29 AM
So in a nutshell, autism is caused by herbicides, aluminum/mercury (vaccines) and lack of sun exposure.

Makes sense to me.

I know 3 friends each with autistic children. All of them developed autism after their vaccinations, and all were kept mostly indoors watching TV and not taken outside to play by their mothers.

As far as the herbicides, there's no escaping it unless you grow your own crops and organic only, kept inside your own greenhouse. And that would also mean not eating any processed food or meat, unless it's all organic too.

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 05:30 AM

originally posted by: Flesh699
Oh hey they're going after breast milk. Let's just forget women have been using since the dawn of time. In twenty years it will be illegal.

I don't think anyone is going after breast milk. The breast milk has the chemical in it because of the diet containing Round-up that gets into the processed foods. The article also mentions a study showing that mothers living near farms that use Round-up have a 60% increased rate of autistic children.

The point is that toxins in our food are increasing at the same time autism rates are increasing (which they are). That wouldn't mean much if there wasn't other evidence pointing towards the chemicals in Round-up causing autism. At the very least, something is causing autism rates to rise, that much is certain.

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 06:04 AM
Yep, most likely it's the combination of things, for example, the glyphosate plus the vaccines on top of them. Things they don't consider in their "trials." But, hey, at least someone is trying to figure it out.

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 06:38 AM
"And the meek shall inherit the Earth..." What if those who are currently deemed "dis-abled" are actually those who will lead humanity through the next phase? As Mother Earth has slipped into the 4th dimension/chakra which stems from the "heart" (green) Many on 'TheSpectrum' are already indigo.. Notice how if given the opportunity the One may flourish either through an art or science, while the other One is relegated to a simple corner to chew on leather?

These folks are HERE/NOW for a reason.. They don't waste 'time' on a filter so perhaps it'll be the end of "Political Correctness" and a spade can now be called a "shovel"?


posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 07:49 AM
a reply to: 727Sky

I see in this thread that the incidence of tainted breast milk is associated with an increase in autism. My question is that a valid connection? As I recall most American babies are not breast-fed so that comparison would seem to be invalid.

If you want to claim that the mother's growing that baby in their bodies caused the autism, then I would agree. Autism is a growing problem in the US and definitely caused by environmental factors from outside source(s).

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:14 AM

originally posted by: Flesh699
Oh hey they're going after breast milk. Let's just forget women have been using since the dawn of time. In twenty years it will be illegal.

Really? That's what you think? Is this a nanny state issue for you? There is nothing wrong with breast milk perse and it is very important to a child's development. That said the article is talking about very large quantities of something that is not naturally occurring in breast milk(as far as I know) and that something, glyphosate, could or is causing damage to America's children. Would you feel the same way if some professor came out and criticized aspartame or fluoridated water and the the government subsequently passed legislation banning those things? Would you say they're "going after" those things? Would that be the nanny state in action or a government protecting its constituents from the poisons that greedy corporations feel the need to shove down our throats.

Note: I do not feel the answer to society's ills is to legislate every problem but I also believe that corporations,be it big pharma, agriculture, etc., should be able to poison us for profit!

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:19 AM

originally posted by: Grimpachi
Oh my goodness I knew it just look at the correlation.

It tracks perfectly. I can't think of any other reason, so this must be the cause.

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:24 AM
Another thing I want to add about Glyphosate. Roundup is 48% Glyphosate. I'm not even going to check other herbicides because it will be too overwhelming but I will say they have the same chemical. So every time you try to rid your lawn of dandelions or other weeds you're feeding the poison tank. You and your family walk and play in your lawn. If you are on well water you're contaminating your own source. If you're on public, all the neighbors who want perfect lawns are poisoning public water and possibly their own drinking water sources. We can't blame it all on farming. In 2001/2 Roundup sales were almost 700 million DOLLARS (worldwide). That's a lot of Roundup. I can only imagine what it is now in 2014.

Here's a more recent study from 2013 in Europe alone:

Glyphosate is the world’s best-selling chemical herbicide. Glyphosate-containing herbicides, such as Monsanto’s Roundup, are the most widely used herbicides in Europe and are applied in farming, forestry, parks, public spaces and gardens. Glyphosate-containing herbicides are also crucial to the production of genetically modified herbicide resistant crops. In recent years a number of scientific studies have raised concerns about glyphosate’s safety and there have been calls for glyphosate-containing herbicides to be banned. New research by Friends of the Earth has detected glyphosate residues in the urine of 44 percent

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:29 AM

originally posted by: Flesh699
Oh hey they're going after breast milk. Let's just forget women have been using since the dawn of time. In twenty years it will be illegal.

Wow, you really think this is a war on breastfeeding. Hate to burst your bubble but whatever the mother does (eats, drinks or otherwise) is passed to the child via breastfeeding. If mothers can't be responsible and knowledgeable, they shouldn't be breastfeeding. They could literally be poisoning their child.

Glyphosate is a pesticide. This means that either the mother has to be spraying this on her food (Extra flavoring?) or she's not cleaning fruits and vegetables before eating them.

You're absolutely right, women have been breastfeeding for decades. Literally. But you know what hasn't been used for decades? Unnatural pesticides. That's the difference. Derp.

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:44 AM

A new review of hundreds of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate—the major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide— sheds light on its effects within the human body. The paper describes how all of these effects could work together, and with other variables, trigger health problems in humans, including debilitating diseases like gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease

Also we are ingesting vast amounts of pesticides. The worse culprit: apples, due to their being large, and so accessible to insects, who love them. The article said vegetable that grow under the ground, like potatoes, have fewer pesticides.

And tea:

A scathing report on Celestial Seasonings teas and parent company Hain Celestial, shows 91% of the samples of Celestial Seasonings teas tested contained pesticides in levels that exceed U.S Federal limits.

Celestial Seasonings has denied the report and claims it has done its own testing, but refuses to release the results citing "proprietary information."

High pesticides in 91% of samples

10 out of 11 varieties of Celestial Seasonings teas, one of the largest specialty tea manufacturers in North America, were found by an independent lab to contain excess pesticides in tea varieties from Antioxidant Max Blood Orange to Sleepytime Kids Goodnight Grape among other varieties.

Could very well be these chemical are the source of some of our common health problems. It certainly bears more looking into.
edit on 12/28/2014 by ladyinwaiting because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 11:13 AM
I discovered a recipe that does the job round up does but is made of all natural ingredients: 1/2 vinegar to 1/2 water with a few drops of dish detergent. Spray on weeds in the morning on a hot dry day and the weeds will die off. So stop buying round up. Don't eat processed food poison either. Do not eat stuff from a bag or box. Drink water. Eat natural foods from the outside grocery wall isles.

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 11:13 AM
Stephanie Seneff is an anti-GMO quack who regularly pushes junk science that gets leaped on by the scientifically illiterate media (and public). She doesn't even hold any pertinent degrees (electrical engineering and computer science). Now everyone is having some grand circle jerk over a glorified power point slide? The group think is strong in this thread.

posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 11:50 AM
a reply to: Flesh699
they aren't going after breast milk per se they are saying monsanto has polluted the environment with roundup

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