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Monsanto and Corporate America’s Toxic Legacy

Alliance for Natural Health Writes:

“For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched biology and technology, over the years publishing over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles. In recent years she has concentrated on the relationship between nutrition and health, tackling such topics as Alzheimer’s, autism, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.

At a conference [in 2014], in a special panel discussion about GMOs, she took the audience by surprise when she declared, 'At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.' She noted that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity, and presented data showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup-ready GMO crop seeds) with rising rates of autism. Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.

A fellow panelist reported that after Dr. Seneff’s presentation, 'All of the 70 or so people in attendance were squirming, likely because they now had serious misgivings about serving their kids, or themselves, anything with corn or soy, which are nearly all genetically modified and thus tainted with Roundup and its glyphosate.'

Dr. Seneff noted the ubiquity of glyphosate’s use. Because it is used on corn and soy, all soft drinks and candies sweetened with corn syrup and all chips and cereals that contain soy fillers have small amounts of glyphosate in them, as do our beef and poultry since cattle and chicken are fed GMO corn or soy. Wheat is often sprayed with Roundup just prior to being harvested, which means that all non-organic bread and wheat products would also be sources of glyphosate toxicity. The amount of glyphosate in each product may not be large, but the cumulative effect (especially with as much processed food as Americans eat) could be devastating. A recent study shows that pregnant women living near farms where pesticides are applied have a 60% increased risk of children having an autism spectrum disorder…"

ANH Editor’s note: This article was originally posted in 2014. At that time, autism prevalence was 16.8 cases per 1,000 children; the latest data from 2018 show autism prevalence to be 23 cases per 1,000 children, an increase of 37% since the time the article was published. The incidence rate in 2000 was 6.7 cases per 1,000, meaning today’s prevalence rate represents a 243% increase since that year. 

Learn more: Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT