One in every two children in the United States will be autistic in ten years if the rate continues climbing at today’s rate, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) senior researcher at a recent event where the doctor pointed to Monsanto pesticides and vaccines as the most likely culprits.
“At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic,” Dr. Stephanie Seneff stated, pointing to both pesticides and to vaccines at a holistic-focused Groton Wellness Organization event, barely covered by mainstream’s corporate press. (source)
Dr. Seneff is not the only scientist giving a clarion call regarding autism and pesticides. For example, a University of California Davis study determined that pregnant women living in close proximity to land and farms where chemical pesticides are/were applied experience a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or some other developmental disorder.
“This study validates the results of earlier research that had reported associations between having a child with autism and prenatal exposure to agricultural chemicals in California,” stated lead author of that study Janie F. Shelton, a UC Davis graduate student now consulting with the United Nations. “While we still must investigate whether certain sub-groups are more vulnerable to exposures to these compounds than others, the message is very clear: Women who are pregnant should take special care to avoid contact with agricultural chemicals whenever possible.” (source)
Arjun Walla has reported on the MIT findings in a Collective Evolution article, What Parents Need To Know About Monsanto: “By 2025 One In Two Children Will Be Autistic. (http://tinyurl.com/ocm9aoy)
“Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise,” states an Oct. 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA). “Our assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt; pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend.” (See here and here.)
In 1975, 1 in every 5000 children would develop autism. In 1985, it was 1 in every 2,500. In 1995, it was 1 in every 500. In 2005, 1 in every 166. Today, it’s approximately 1 in every 68 children. Scientists such as Dr. Seneff, therefore, are justifiably making extraordinary statements. (see here)
‘If it is an environmental cause that’s contributing to an increase, we certainty want to find it,” Craig Newschaffer, an epidemiologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has said. (source)
Research continues indicating that autism goes far beyond genetics alone. It’s showing an urgent need to look at multiple factors, such as environmental toxins, prescription drugs, etc) when trying to determine why autism rates continue climbing exponentially, according to Dr. Seneff and other scientists.
“It’s time to start looking for the environmental culprits responsible for the remarkable increase in the rate of autism in California,” Irva Hertz–Picciotto, epidemiology professor at University of California, David has stated. (source)
Agricultural pesticides (among various other environmental toxins) possibly play a massive role in rapidly increasing autism rates. MIT’s Dr. Seneff is creating needed awareness of these facts, despite not making big news in mainstream medicine and despite Monsanto’s corporate media propaganda and government lobbying. Steve Corbett reports on Monsanto in his Corbett Report, Genetic Fallacy: How Monsanto Silences Scientific Dissent below.
Dr. Seneff’s slideshow clarifies a remarkably consistent correlation between rising use of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (with its active ingredient glyphosate) on crops and rising rates of autism; giving researchers plenty to consider, especially considering her research into side effects of autism mimic glyphosate toxicity and deficiencies. Her graph (above) depicts a staggering correlation. It does not, however, “prove” autism rise is directly caused by glyphosate.
“On the other hand, we have a lot of information and research available that suggests [glyphosate] could be one factor,” Dr. Seneff argues.
Pesticides have been linked to a number of human health ailments from Parkinson’s, to Alzheimer’s, to cancer and autism. (See some of those study reports here.)
Dr. Seneff’s research leads her to believe that aluminum-containing vaccines might also be a culprit. (See here.)
In her lecture, Dr. Seneff pointed Monsanto commonly arguing that glyphosate is not toxic, despite numerous studies showing how toxic it is, because our cells don’t have what’s called the “shikimate” pathway. What’s important to note however, is that our guts do indeed have this pathway and we depend on it to supply us with essential amino acids (among other things). Gut health is of utmost importance to overall health. Seneff also points to other ingredients within glyphosate that greatly increases its toxic effects.
Monsanto, a corporation charged with regulating global food supply, claims glyphosate in its infamous Roundup is safe, despite all evidence confirming it’s hazardous, a poison.
“It is commonly believed that Roundup is among the safest pesticides… Despite its reputation, Roundup was by far the most toxic among the herbicides and insecticides tested, R. Mesnage and others wrote in Biomed Research International, Volume 2014 (2014) article ID 179691. “This inconsistency between scientific fact and industrial claim may be attributed to huge economic interests, which have been found to falsify health risk assessments and delay health policy decisions.”
Glyphosate poison use rose 1500% from 1995 to 2005, and that 100 million pounds of glyphosate is used every year on over a billion acres. (Cherry B. GM crops increase herbicide use in the United States. Science in Society 45, 44-46, 2010) Glyphosate is even found in breast milk of mothers, and in urine samples of people across Europe. (source)
The main toxic effects of glyphosate identified by Dr. Seneff are as follows:
- Kills beneficial gut bacteria and allows pathogens to overgrow
- Interferes with function of cytochrome p450 (CYP enzymes)
- Chelates important minerals (iron, cobalt, manganese, etc)
- Interferes with synthesis of aromatic amino acids and methionine – leads to shortages in critical neurotransmitters and folate
- Disrupts sulfate synthesis and sulfate transport
Pesticide formulations that are sold and used are up to 1000 times more toxic than what regulators commonly claim. Roundup is in fact the most toxic of herbicides and insecticides used. There is a tremendous amount of evidence that also point to flawed safety evaluations. (See here.)
“Adjuvants in pesticides are generally declared as inerts and for this reason they are not tested in long-term regulatory experiments. It is thus very surprising that they amplify up to 1000 times the toxicity of their Active Principles in 100 % of the cases where they are indicated to be present by the manufacturer.” (R. Mesnage et al., Biomed Research International, Volume 2014 (2014) article ID 179691)
A number of well-known “bio-markers of autism” exist, notes Seneff, naming: low serum sulfate, disrupted gut bacteria, inflammatory bowel, serotonin and melatonin deficiency, mitochondrial disorder, zinc and iron deficiency and more.
“These can all be explained as potential effects of glyphosate on biological systems,” Seneff stated.
“Back in 2012, I told my neighbour not to spray that Roundup poison to kill the weeds on the patio near my window and she bit my head off…” commented Hilary Kitching this week. “This is the sort of reaction you get from people who are too ignorant, lazy and stupid to go and check the facts for themselves… and she wonders why her husband died of cancer and her grandson has ADHD.”
Learn more: See more about Dr. Seneff’s rigorous scientific research HERE. Access most of her recent research of these topics HERE. View her entire lecture HERE. Stop Monsanto’s secret plan to Kill GMO Labeling: http://tinyurl.com/pogkg8p Sign the petition: No GMO potatoes: http://tinyurl.com/nsnfav4
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