In recent years, many of us have become very concerned about the amount of genetically-modified food being consumed by Americans, young and old. Many of us now only plant with non-hybrid, non-GMO seeds, but due to the lack of GMO labeling, we have probably eaten corn, soy and other products grown from GMO seeds.
One of the ways that GMO king Monsanto helps farmers “protect” their crops from diseases that can limit yield is with Roundup, the trade name for a herbicide used to kill weeds that can damage widely consumed commercial crops such as corn and soy.
The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which is the most widely used herbicide in the U.S. agricultural sector and the second most widely used herbicide in home gardens. The World Health Organization has said that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic in humans,” but that doesn’t stop the government from getting into bed with Monsanto.
So, is Roundup really dangerous, or are the levels of toxicity so low that it doesn’t matter? Well, Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., who has published more than 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles and is now concentrating on the relationship between nutrition and health, has made a stunning statement. Here it is:
“At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.”
She bases her statement on the fact that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity. Her data show a remarkably consistent correlation between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup-ready GMO seeds) with rising rates of autism. Children with autism have signs of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.
I’m not a scientist, so I can’t make the same claims that Seneff does. But just the fact that a scholar is suggesting this connection with autism is enough to reinforce my beliefs that we should not stick with genetically modified seeds and foods.