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This pathogen appears to be link to widespread spontaneous abortions among cattle. As Huber explains, "450 of 1,000 pregnant heifers ...experienced spontaneous abortions."
That's a spontaneous abortion rate of 45 percent!
Huber goes on to say that this pathogen "...could result in a collapse of US soy and corn export markets and significant disruption of domestic food and feed supplies. ...This new organism may already be responsible for significant harm..."
The threat to human health
As Huber explains, this previously unknown pathogen causes spontaneous abortions and infertility. "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."
That alone means this pathogen may be a huge threat to ranchers and cattle operations, but there's more to this story: The HUMAN threat.
Originally posted by unityemissions
How convenient for the depopulation-toting elites out there....
But GM foods....they are the saving grace of humanity....
Since last year, investigators have been trying to discover what happened to three small vials of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus that were unaccounted for, according to Caree Vander Linden, the spokeswoman for the lab.
The virus that causes Venezuelan equine encephalitis is mosquito borne and usually causes a mild flulike illness but can also cause brain inflammation and death. It has potential for use as a biological weapon but is far less lethal than some other agents the lab works with.
Perhaps the wheels of government are too heavy to stop once they are set in motion, or maybe they are just a little too well greased by their friends in industry.
Whatever the reason, the folks at USDA were either unwilling or unable to apply the brakes on their decision to approve Monsanto’s genetically modified “Roundup Ready” alfalfa despite the urgent warning sent out two weeks before the announcement by Dr. Don Huber, a plant pathologist and retired Purdue University professor.
USDA officials declined to comment about the letter’s contents.
“We’re reviewing it, and will respond directly to Dr. Huber, rather than responding through the media,” said USDA spokesman Andre Bell.
A drug which the FDA approved more than half a century ago—which doctors have been prescribing for their patients with high-risk pregnancies through compounding pharmacies with great success—was designated by the FDA an “orphan drug.” Now KV Pharmaceutical has been given the exclusive right of production and sale (not to mention drug trial tax breaks!). They immediately raised the price from $10 per dose to $1,500—simply because they could.
Doctors say the $30,000 price tag will almost certainly deter low-income women from getting the drug, leading to more premature births.
The FDA originally approved 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17OHPC, or 17P for short) under the trade name Delalutin in 1956 to halt impending miscarriages. It was deemed safe but the manufacturer took it off the market in 2000 because it was eventually shown to be ineffective in stopping miscarriages.
As soon as FDA gave the drug (now trademarked as Makena) orphan drug status, its manufacturer, KV Pharmaceutical, sent a cease-and-desist letter  to compounding pharmacists, stating that “FDA…views compounded drugs to be ‘new drugs’ within the meaning of 21 U.S.C 312(p) and as such they may not be introduced into interstate commerce without FDA approval.”
Neospora caninum is a coccidian parasite that has been reported in various species of livestock. It is widely recognized as a major cause of abortion in cattle, but is rarely associated with other clinical signs. An epidemiological approach to dealing with N. caninum infections in cows requires identification of inapparently infected animals via serologic methods such as Biogal’s ImmunoComb.
The health risks to plants, humans and the environment are now well documented. However, a $250 million lobbying campaign by the biotech/herbicide companies who profit from genetically modified crop agriculture has largely covered up these deficiencies and branded opponents as Luddites. The complete deregulation of artificial alfalfa superweeds in early 2011 signaled the brazenness of the biotech lobby. With its current policy, the US Department of Agriculture under Secretary Tom Vilsack has permanently and irrevocably ended the growing of natural alfalfa and thus imperiled the organic dairy industry. Artificial "superweed" alfalfa reproduces itself for up to 20 years, grows three feet high with roots fifteen feet deep, spreads seed and active pollen for up to ten miles and cannot be killed with RoundUp herbicide. More ways to act against pollution of our food by artificial genetics.
To date, President Obama and his administration, while giving lipservice to organic agriculture, has failed to intervene in this or any other issue related to genetically modified plant species.
The herbicide’s main ingredient glyphosate, “stimulates the growth of fungi and enhances the virulence of pathogens” which destroy crops.
“glyphosate stimulates the growth of fungi and enhances the virulence of pathogens.” In the last 15-18 years, the number of plant pathogens has increased, he told the Non-GMO Report. “There are more than 40 diseases reported with use of glyphosate, and that number keeps growing as people recognize the association (between glyphosate and disease).”
“In Argentina and Paraguay, doctors and residents living in GM soy producing areas have reported serious health effects from glyphosate spraying, including high rates of birth defects as well as infertility, stillbirths, miscarriages, and cancers. Scientific studies collected in the new report confirm links between exposure to glyphosate and premature births, miscarriages, cancer, and damage to DNA and reproductive organ cells.”
In a 2005 paper published in Environmental Health Perspectives, Sophie Richard, et al. compared the toxicity of Roundup with that of just glyphosate, its active ingredient. They found Roundup to be more toxic, owing to its adjuvants. They also found that endocrine disruption increased over time so that one-tenth the amount prescribed for agriculture caused cell deformation. Citing other research, they also reported that Roundup adjuvants bond with DNA.
Tom Laskawy at Grist estimated that in 2008, nearly 200 million pounds of glyphosate were poured onto US soils. But, he notes that “exact figures are a closely guarded secret thanks to the USDA’s refusal to update its pesticide use database after 2007.” This figure more than doubles what the EPA estimates was used in 2000.
Author Huber, Don Morgan.
Title Investigation on root rot of beans caused by Fusarium solani f. phaseoli / by Don Morgan Huber.
Thesis Thesis (Ph.D.)--Michigan State University of Agriculture and Applied Science. Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, 1963.
Originally posted by Unity_99
I understand, they're virus's. Now I understand what I was told. They've been altering meat too. They're created virus's.
Originally posted by lostsock
Thanks for bumping the post I have no input to give but its been an interesting read. I might not be the brightest crayon in the box, but I'm bright enough to find smarter people to explain things to me. S&F
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
That artificial super-weed alfalfa plant reminds me of this old science fiction film called "Day of the Triffids". It was a B movie about these mutant carnivorous plants taking over the planet.
Is this what Monsanto is up to?