Three cheers for organic food
Managers and employees of Costco, Safeway, Vim ‘N Vigor, HealthGo Market and all other food establishments in Kauai who promote the “USDA Organic” and “Non-GMO Project Verified” food labels should be awarded medals. ‘honor. Why? There are unintended consequences of chemicals, called âoff targetâ results. For example: red-tailed hawks. These birds fall victim to “second generation anticoagulant rodenticides” such as warfarin, used by exterminators, farmers and homeowners. Warfarin is used to kill mice. Then, the birds eat the dead mice and die from the uncoagulated warfarin blood from inside the mice.
While biotech companies have made many brilliant discoveries about DNA, USDA organic labels ensure there are no toxic pesticides like Roundup (glyphosate) and chlorpyrifos sprayed on our resistant vegetables. herbicides that can be passed on to the consumer.
Ultra-low doses of Roundup, thousands of times lower than what is allowed by regulators, caused non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats, a disease that affects 25% of people in the United States and Europe, reports Scientific Reports, 2017.
Low levels of Roundup caused liver disease, kidney disease and massive tumors in rats, reports Environmental Sciences Europe, 2014.
Glyphosate Causes Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Reports Mutation Research, 2019.
The higher the levels of glyphosate detected in a pregnant woman’s urine, the shorter her pregnancy, reports Environmental Health, 2018. The main ingredient in Corteva Agriscience’s DuPont Abundit Edge herbicide is glyphosate.
âLow and non-acute levelsâ of prenatal exposure to chlorpyrifos cause irreversible brain abnormalities, detected by MRI tests, which are linked to low IQ scores, PNAS reports, 2012.
Similar, non-acute and low levels of chlorpyrifos have been detected in the air and drinking water at Waimea Canyon Middle School, reports The Garden Island, July 14, 2013, in the article “Avocado: Pesticides at WCMS violates federal law â. It should be noted that quarter-mile pesticide buffer zones, as required by California law, could help prevent atrazine, chlorpyrifos, 2,4-D, dicamba, bifenthrin, glyphosate, Liberty and other pesticides sprayed by our Hartung friends. Brothers and Corteva, from entering the air and drinking water of schools in Waimea, homes and buildings of employees of Hartung Brothers and Corteva. The Hawaii Department of Agriculture may grant six-month chlorpyrifos permits to Hartung Brothers and Corteva, until 2021. Corteva (formerly DowDupont) owns the copyright to chlorpyrifos.
The Non-GMO Project Verified label means that there are no issues such as microRNA, as unwittingly occurs in current RNAi culture technology from biotech companies, reports the myths and truths about GMOs, pages 29-30. Cell Research, 2012, reports that there is evidence to show that microRNA molecules are present. in food can survive digestion and enter the body of tested mice and the consumer. Research indicates that if such a microRNA combines with glyphosate in the bodies of mice or humans, it can trigger aggressive breast cancer, reports Frontiers in Genetics, 2019.
Hair samples can be taken from people living in Waimea and sent to the Detox Lab, which tells you exactly what pesticides are in your body. Please go to DetoxProject.org and order your kit. A person with non-Hodgkin lymphoma may combine a DNA saliva test that shows genetic susceptibility to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, with a hair sample test confirming glyphosate in the body, to sue Bayer, which bought out Monsanto. So, it might be possible, if more Waimea children born with congenital heart defects, to identify the responsible pesticides and sue the responsible biotech companies. In The Guardian published on August 23, 2015, pediatrician Carla Nelson reported that there had been nine babies born in five years in Waimea with a severe heart defect requiring complex surgery. Nelson said it’s more than 10 times the national rate, and she and other doctors believe it was caused by biotech pesticides.
For easy read with references to hundreds of peer-reviewed studies for the dangerous and unintended âoff targetâ results of pesticides and genome editing technologies used by biotech companies, please read Myths and Truths on GMOs, written by genetic engineers, Dr John Fagan, PhD., and Dr Michael Antoniou, PhD.
The Center for Food Safety reports that Waimea’s biotech companies spray more than 17 times the amount of pesticides compared to other U.S. farms. If Kauai doesn’t require kids to use quarter-mile pesticide buffer zones in Waimea, consider doing so for Hawaii’s green sea turtles. “Scientists find that sea turtles are heavily contaminated with industrial chemicals and pesticides,” reports Scientific American, 2013.
Will davis is a resident of Lihue.