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Why GMO's Appear to be Harmful to Humans and the Planet

Before going into my father's suicide, I want to discuss some of the factors that my doctor and I feel led to the depression and possibility of illness that may have contributed to his untimely  and tragic death.  He was  at the time ( the 40's, 50's and 60's) what was called a 'tree surgeon' and he dealt heavily in spraying crops and trees with DDT and other toxic chemicals and pesticides.  According to my brother who  worked as a youngster with him, they did not even use masks. 

DDT was banned in the early 70's, and an even more harmful chemical is used now by Monsanto.  Glyphosate. This chemical is not only used to spray the crops providing much of our food but is also used in people's yards to kill weeds.  It is the main ingredient in Roundup, a common weedkiller. In addition it is virtually impossible to eliminate it from the enviornment.  It has infiltrated our food supply and water, poisoning us and perhaps contributing to a wide variety of diseases including diabetes, dementia, heart disease, autism,etc.  

It is a major factor in GMO's (genetically modified foods) which were banned in  Europe when I (as an international flight attendant) 
was flying there.  It is still banned in Europe but it is not banned in the United States.  According to the Institute for Responsible Technology, "GM plants, such as soybean, corn, cottonseed, and canola, have had foreign genes forced into their DNA. The inserted genes come from species, such as bacteria and viruses, which have never been in the human food supply." Here is a link telling more about the study:

Included in this short blog is a short article and video series by Ocean Robbins.  He is the son of John Robbins ( of Baskin and Robbins ice cream).  There is a series about Monsanto which is still included .

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