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damage to the immune system,
Originally posted by JustSlowlyBackAway
reply to post by mosheh24
Sometimes getting mad is a good first step.
I wish people would go and look in their cupboards, and just toss out all the factory foods, sweets, GMOs, and sodas. Will the mad as heck folks do that?
It's up to them.
But, from what I see when I go grocery shopping, people are pretty happy with their Kielbasa, Big Macs, their Diet Dr. Pepper, and their Cheezy Poofs. They like potato chips, breakfast cereals, cakes, gummie bears and prepackaged meals. Count Chocula is 'heart healthy', right? Load the kids up with that and a sugary glass of reconstituted OJ with fake chemical flavoring. Or Sunny D? Better still.
Getting mad will only raise your stress levels unless you turn it into action.
How many people are willing to eat only fresh produce, free range eggs, grass fed beef ? How many can find, afford, or even contemplate cooking with only good foods? How many know how to avoid GMOs or even why you might want to? How many will ignore their kids' whining for Mc Nuggets, and fix them real food at home? How many people will even take the time to educate themselves about what they need to do to avoid being a statistic by the age of 40; sick, on several drugs, and heading for an early grave?
My point is, anger is the first awakening. The second is that it is hard to find safe, good food here and getting harder every day. We live in a very toxic world.
It's very discouraging when you see the big picture.
So what does any of this have to do with Agent Orange? The “new” herbicide 2,4-D that Monsanto’s latest corn will be resistant to, is actually one of the two active ingredients in Agent Orange. (The other is 2,4,5-T in a 50/50 mix).
Monsanto’s genetically-modified seed program for herbicide resistance appears to be spinning out of control. This was a predictable and inevitable outcome of a cash and hubris-rich chemical company wandering into the field of biology, of which they blithely overlooked the basic principles that guaranteed that it was only a matter of time before resistant varieties would begin to evolve continuously. Now, with everything to lose, they are locked in a desperate battle to save the billions they have invested, literally throwing all caution to the wind, while we, as consumers, unless we scrupulously buy organic, have no choice but to eat the fruit of their desperate experiments.
Keep in mind that when a food crop has been developed to be resistant to an herbicide, that means farmers can spray liberal amounts of the poison directly on the food itself without killing it.
On December 23, 1982, the EPA announced it had identified dangerous levels of dioxin in Times Beach's soil. Panic spread through the town, with many illnesses, miscarriages, and animal deaths attributed to the dioxin. President Ronald Reagan formed a dioxin task force. At the time, dioxin was hailed as "the most toxic chemical synthesized by man," based on its extreme toxicity in guinea pigs.
About 265,000 tons of contaminated soil and debris from Times Beach and 28 other sites in eastern Missouri were incinerated from March 1996 to June 1997 in an incinerator built and operated on the former site of the town by Syntex, the parent company of NEPACCO. The cleanup cost the government a total of $110 million, $10 million of which was reimbursed by Syntex. After the cleanup, the incinerator was dismantled and the site was turned over to the State of Missouri.
In 1979, the Yale biologist Arthur Galston, who specialized in herbicide research, published a review of what was known at the time about the toxicity of TCDD. Even "vanishingly small" quantities of dioxin in the diet caused adverse health effects when tested on animals. Since then, TCDD has been comprehensively studied. It has been associated with increased neoplasms in every animal bioassay reported in the scientific literature. The National Toxicology Program has classified TCDD as "known to be a human carcinogen", frequently associated with soft-tissue sarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Following an assassination attempt in late 2004, Yushchenko was confirmed to have ingested hazardous amounts of TCDD: the most potent dioxin and a contaminant in Agent Orange. He suffered disfigurement as a result of the poisoning, but has been slowly recovering in recent years.
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB-compounds) are a group of oily stable chemicals, which have been used because of their stability and low flammability as insulating materials in electrical equipment (transformers and capacitors), as plasticizers (softening materials) in plastic products, heavy duty hydraulic oils, and for a variety of other industrial purposes. Their stability is a technical advantage, but it also means that they are extremely persistent in the environment. They also contain small amounts of dioxin-like PCBs as well as dioxin impurities especially PCDFs, some of which are much more toxic than the main chemicals.
In January 1968, rice bran oil produced by Kanemi Company in Kyushu started to become contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs). The contaminated rice bran oil was then sold to poultry farmers for use as a feed supplement and to consumers for use in cooking. In February to March 1968, farmers started reporting that their poultry were dying due to apparent difficulty in breathing; altogether 400,000 birds died. About 14,000 people who had consumed the contaminated rice oil were affected in Japan. Common symptoms included dermal and ocular lesions, irregular menstrual cycles and a lowered immune response. Other symptoms included fatigue, headache, cough, and unusual skin sores. Additionally, in children, there were reports of poor cognitive development. Although a decade had passed, an almost identical case occurred in Taiwan in 1979. Again, rice oil had been heated by filaments that leaked. On this occasion, the condition there was known as Yu-cheng disease(Chinese: 油症; pinyin: yóuzhèng; Wade–Giles: Yu2 cheng4). Similar symptoms and effects of the PCBs and PCDFs were shown, especially in children.
A 1991 study 14 years after the accident sought to assess the effects to the thousands of persons that had been exposed to dioxin. The most evident adverse health effect ascertained was chloracne (193 cases). Other reversible early effects noted were peripheral neuropathy and liver enzyme induction. The ascertainment of other, possibly severe sequelae of dioxin exposure (e.g., birth defects) was hampered by inadequate information; however, generally, no increased risks were evident.
A study published in 1998 concluded that chloracne (nearly 200 cases with a definite exposure dependence) was the only effect established with certainty. Early health investigations including liver function, immune function, neurologic impairment, and reproductive effects yielded inconclusive results.
Originally posted by kn0wh0w
reply to post by Blackmarketeer
then you start to look like this