In the Republican Primary Presidential Debate this week, Jake Tapper sparked heated discussion between Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump when Carson was asked about Trumps previous assertion that there was a connection between vaccination and Autism. The backlash by the media and the public has been against Trump and leans the
credibility squarely in Carson position that, “There have been numerous studies and they have not demonstrated that there have been any correlations between vaccinations and Autism.”
“Autism has become epidemic,” replied Trump.
“It has gotten totally out of control. I’m in totally in favor of vaccines, but I want smaller doses over a longer period of time,” Trump answers. “Because you take a baby in, and I’ve seen it, people who’ve worked for me, just the other day…2 1/2 years-old a beautiful child went to go have the vaccine and came back, a week later had a tremendous fever and got very, very sick, now is Autistic.” Carson is a retired neurosurgeon and says vaccines are both important and safe. Another candidate Rand Paul, who is an ophthalmologist, says vaccines are “one of the greatest discoveries of all time.”
WPVI in New York reports, “Autism experts are working to to counter the latest statement of medical myth. Doctors and even Autism Speaks, said they want to make it very clear – vaccines do not cause Autism. And delaying any vaccines can leave children vulnerable to dangerous diseases.” So just what IS the myth?
The position deserves more than a flippant response and an eye-roll. And indeed, after reviewing some RECENT science on the matter you may decided for yourself who’s right. The candidates who’s are doctors, or the candidate who’s citing a seemingly anecdotal experience. Dr. Christian Boger is a Board Certified Physician who recently had been on a speaking panel discussing the efficacy of cannabis on Autistic children, and the science behind that. But after some lengthy discussion, it became apparent to me the story was much larger and more sinister than that.
The Dark Shadow Of Autism: The Correlation of ‘Roundup Ready’ GMO Foods And Residual Glyphosate To The MMR Vaccine And Autism.
The devil is in the details that follow, however, understand repercussions are showing up as Autistic diagnoses but also in a host of OTHER illnesses which have something in common with Autism: they are all exponentially growing in number and severity. The list and it’s linkage is astonishing. What’s to follow may connect the dots about this misunderstood and answer illusive problem. The problem starts with food and ends with Autism but in-between there is VACCINATION.
Peer-Reviewed, Published University Studies Show Our Modern Food-Supply Is Being Poisoned
“Man’s survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.”Norman Bourlag
There’s something unspeakably universal about food. All things living -eat. As the smartest, most capable species on the planet, humans across the globe are, hands-down, the most able to manipulate their environment creating a likelihood for success in their diet, and therefore their ultimate survival. The advent of industrial farming, the tailor of selective breeding, pesticides and synthetic fertilizers in the early part of the last century vastly increased crop yields providing an abundance of food for growing populations. Indeed these advances in technology not only made food more abundant, but also less expensive and more reliable. Yes, we’ve been told that man is really efficient at altering things in his favor, and the production of food is no exception. We live in that abundance. It remains to be seen if history records it that way.
The GMO Food Controversy
Since that time bio-engineering has gone from selective breeding and controlled environments that seek a better crop yield, to gene-splicing and patented living creations some have coined “franken-foods”, where the genetic instructions for one kind of plant are stitched together with the genetic instructions for one or more additional plants. With selective breeding, you can’t cross an apple and a banana. This isn’t true of GMO foods. With genetic modification you can cross an apple, a banana and a fish. The genome of a species is mapped, marked and completely altered in a laboratory. Sometimes even the animal and plant kingdoms are intertwined in a freakish mash-up of DNA that blurs the lines between nature and creation, placing man directly in the cross-hairs of any consequential outcome, critics say. Fan or foe, the theater has been set for a drama you didn’t buy tickets to. In fact, you unknowingly got in line for this play but not to as a spectator. Indeed you are an actor on that stage.
Now there are those I would deem “scare mongers”. People who would simply play off the fear of the unknown. I’m not one of them. Just because something is new doesn’t mean I’m afraid of it. Common sense says to proceed with caution. It may be a great thing, it may have problems. Investigation and examination are required. But when there is data that says danger is present, you have to stop.
If you grew up in the 70’s and 80’s in America, your chances of consuming these GMO foods were non-existent. They weren’t in your food chain. They subsisted in quantities and places that never made it to your dinner plate. In the decades that followed those odds drastically reversed. In the first 10 years of this century it’s not only almost certain you were eating those foods, it’s likely you consumed them in quantity and with astonishing regularity. While Americans were busy entertaining themselves with the latest hi-tech gaming system or HDTV, they were also buying the latest bio-engineered snacks to accompany it all. The game had changed without warning and all you noticed were new and different choices at the market. That seems innocent enough, that’s what we do in America.
None of this, though, happened in a vacuum. These companies weren’t altruistic socialites looking to feed lacking populations, they were commercially centered capitalists seeking profit from all they could muster and they hit that bulls-eye, dead-center. It happened with great investment and planning. There’s evidence the government has been systematically manipulated as much as the genes in the plants we’re now consuming in everyday moderation. These lab manipulated plants are the corn and wheat you eat. Bread, flour, tortillas, corn syrup, sweets and chips…you name it. They are in your grain and alfalfa fed meats, but more importantly they constitute the vast majority of all soy-based infant formulas, which is what’s more-likely-than-not on your grocers shelf.
If that’s not alarming to you, one prominent researcher says it should be. And here’s why: the weed killer ‘Roundup’ (chemically known as glyphosate) is something you can detect in residual quantity in that infant formula. Glyphosate is also dually classified as a potent antibiotic. I can think of no parent who would grab the stuff you spray in sidewalk cracks to kill every living plant it comes in contact with in a single day, and put some of that in their baby’s bottle. In fact the product is clearly labeled, “Keep Away From Children”. If some of that stuff got into your baby’s food, I’d bet on the outcome of a very sick baby. That may very well be what we have evidenced in the population.
Dr. Stephanie Seneff, in March, gives an hour-long presentation to a group in Hawaii entitled, “Our Right To Health, Environmental And Food Safety”
Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a part of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and has devoted a great deal of her professional work to this subject. The evidence she amasses is quite literally earth-shattering.
“It was about 8 or 9 years ago that I began being interested in Autism. The vast majority of the money that’s devoted to Autism goes into genetics. There’s this weird belief that this is a genetic condition. I’m not saying it’s not. Some kids happen to have a certain genetic profile which makes them more susceptible and so they’re the ones who’re going to get it first.
“…if growth like that continues…2032 is the magic year in which half the kids, nearly 80 percent of the boys born, will end up on the Autism spectrum.”
–Dr. Stephanie Seneff
It’s not like those kids without this profile are aren’t susceptible, they are. It’s just at a higher dose. But the more poison that shows up in the food, the more kids who are going to get it. You know, there had to be an environmental connection because genetic problems don’t go up exponentially, I can tell you that. In the 8 or 9 intervening years it’s gotten increasingly worse over time. It’s very easy to show what it will be like if growth like that continues. 2032 is the magic year in which half the kids, nearly 80 percent of the boys born, will end up on the Autism spectrum. That’s just if we continue with the program we have in place. I think that’s an extremely scary number.”, says Seneff.
Wait. One HALF the kids born including 80% of the boys? That’s a claim so incredible that Stephanie has been called a quack by critics. It’s simply hard to believe…but follow the trail.
“Glyphosate was first introduced into the market in 1975”, recounts Seneff. According to her research, obesity and a virtual cavalcade of other negative population health trends including Autism, gluten intolerance, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain types of breast cancer, Crohn’s disease, even liver and thyroid dysfunction are highly significantly correlated with the introduction and increased use of glyphosate in agricultural food products in the United States. In layman’s terms that means the use of the herbicide on the food you eat rose at the same high-rate as these previously unusual or even rare medical conditions. Based on that information, why would Monsanto’s glyphosate ever be approved as an herbicide for use in the food supply chain? Indeed that issue has its own sordid, decades-old story. Let’s look at some historical facts. This is the same company that made and was sued over ‘Agent Orange’, (known on the commercial market as the herbicide ‘Lasso’, now banned), produced and marketed ‘saccharine’ (with its own ban history), and has a known history as a dioxin and PCB (both also now federally banned) producer and polluter.
Q: But in fact the connection isn’t exclusive to this spectral disorder. It’s not just Autism is it?
Seneff: “No it’s not. It’s a huge list.”
Statement: I don’t ever recall hearing the term ‘gluten intolerance’ when I was a youngster.
Seneff: “No. That’s sprung up overnight hasn’t it? It’s amazing how quickly grocery stores adopted their gluten-free sections. All the grocery stores now have large gluten-free sections that never existed before. I have a whole paper that I (wrote/collaborated on) with a lot of references where we show how you can explain gluten intolerance, I think entirely (and) probably by the contamination of glyphosate in the wheat. In fact what you have over the last 10 years is a steady increase in the number of wheat farmers who say, ‘you know this really works for my neighbor, I’m gonna do it too! Spray the wheat with glyphosate right before the harvest, it’s a great desiccant, it’s easier for the combine, it gets a head start on next years wheat. What’s not to like about that? Let’s do that!’ And as a consequence more and more wheat is contaminated by the glyphosate. When the body sees wheat gluten bound to glyphosate, your body says, ‘that’s enemy number one, I’m gonna react to that, right?’
Stephanie’s work points to many other conditions. Seneff says animal studies show the liver is particularly sensitive to the herbicide because it disrupts enzyme production. Since some of the liver’s primary functions are detoxification and bile production, and these functions are impaired, in just a few minutes she ties obesity to what she calls “chronic glyphosate poisoning” and explains that one way of dealing with toxin in the body is to stuff it into fat cells. So we get fatter. She explains that glyphosate, as a potent antibiotic, acts against important healthy gut bacteria that require manganese and play an essential role in healthy, normal digestion. Her studies find that gut microbes are either not being established as a colony in infants or they’re being wiped out by the residual glyphosate being fed to infants as soy based formula. These microbes are responsible for processing lactose in milk, among other things. That leads to lactose intolerance. But the most important as it relates to Autism is the dysfunction of manganese. Glyphosate chelates metals. Chelated metals cannot be absorbed. It does this in the soil making the minerals unavailable for plant absorption.
Glyphosate In Farming
Farms that use glyphosate, according to Dr. Seneff, eventually leave the soil baren of the minerals available to plants. In just a few years the increased yield slips and within 5 years is actually less than non GMO yields. Crops are left deficient or unhealthy. Seneff says they took a cubic foot of topsoil from African farms that don’t use the GMO seeds or the glyphosate herbicide and compared them with a cubic foot of the same soil in U.S. farms. The African soil was rich and alive with bountiful organic richness. The U.S. Sample had no living things in it and had fewer absorbable minerals. This same thing happens in the gut. The chelation of manganese, iron, zinc, and copper by glyphosate, leaves the body deficient of these essential minerals. And according to Dr. Bogner, this sets up a potentially toxic condition in the brain that can set-off Autism. The maddening thing is, it’s hard to be “glyphosate-free”. The GMO formula, regular milk, even your own breast milk is laden with this herbicide. Stephanie says Moms Across America conducted an experiment. They had volunteer lactating mothers send in their breast milk for glyphosate testing and found concentrations up to 1600 times higher than is allowed in drinking water in Europe.
A Medical Perspective, The Glutamate Problem.
Dr. Bogner explains glutamate in this way:
“The major neurotransmitter in the brain is called Glutamate. It is an amino acid that is absolutely essential for normal brain development. It activates the neuron to fire and send the message to the next neuron.”
“(MSG is so toxic) it is used to induce obesity, seizures and other horrible conditions in the (test) rats (so those conditions can be studied).”
–Dr. Christian Bogner
Banned in many countries, MSG (monosodium glutamate) is commonplace in processed foods in this country, but it’s controversial in kids’ foods. MSG in high doses is known to cause brain lesions in mice, rats and monkeys. But food manufacturers have a tricky way of hiding it in ingredient lists. They do it to save money. This substance tricks the brain into thinking it’s getting nutrition that’s not present.
Bogner says, “In the 1950s MSG was introduced into the food chain without regulations. It is a strong flavor enhancer that has been shown to make people eat more, and faster. There are a plethora of studies demonstrating toxic effects of MSG.”, Bogner explains.
He says MSG is so toxic, “it is common in thousands of studies to use the ‘MSG treated’ rats as a study group. The MSG is used to induce obesity, seizures and other horrible conditions in the rats. It is also well documented that if you cannot break down excess glutamate, that the neuron fires non-stop. This creates an inflammation in the brain.”
He continues, “There are millions of receptors for MSG in the developing brain, even when the child is still in mom’s belly. MSG can be detremental early-on. It would explain why some believe that children are already Autistic from birth. Others develop normally and then, later, receive high doses of glutamate, like that in the MMR vaccine, where the glutamate is bathing the virus as a food.”
“This would generally explain these kids’ desire for food loaded with MSG, too. They are literally addicted to it. Studies have demonstrated that there may be a deficiency in certain elements that get chelated and rendered unusable by Roundup”, says Bogner. MSG is tied to ADD and ADHD as well as migraines and sleep disorders.
“So what we have in autistic children….glutamate causes all the reported senses to be amplified to capacity”, Bogner explains. Imagine all your senses being turned up so loud you couldn’t distinguish one sense from another. Touch is frightening. Sound and light are scary. The kaleidoscope-funhouse effect is what these kids experience as reality and they can’t turn it off.
What’s the trigger for this condition? Dr. Bogner again, points to the possibility in the MMR vaccine. “I’m not an anti-vaccination person, obviously vaccination is important and has wiped out a number of terrible diseases. But I think vaccination has to be done at the right time. If the body’s not ready for vaccination you should wait. I think you should do vaccination when the time is right, when the body is ready for it.”
The U.S. government has issued itself a patent on the anti-inflammatory and neural protective properties of the plant. Yes it’s the only patent ever issued for cannabis. “You see the government knows about this and the proof is right there in the patent if you read it.” Dr. Bogner exclaims, “It’s amazing when you see a child go from combative and having inconsolable tantrums and no ability or capacity to communicate turn 180 degrees around in about 45 minutes! I believe that Autism is an inflammatory disease and can be corrected.” Seneff agrees.
“Economically, many folks don’t feel they can afford organic. While this may be true in some cases, I think more often than not it’s a question of priority. I feel it’s one of the most important areas of concern ecologically, because the petrochemical giants – DuPont, Monsanto -make huge money by poisoning us.”
The doctor makes some other very significant points, “There are two interesting facts that show us that we are on the right track. First, the company that produces the MMR vaccine now is also trying to get a breast cancer medication (Rilutek) approved for autism. Mechanism of action? It’s a glutamate inhibitor. Second, look up Patent US6630507 on Cannabis. This fascinating 26 page document released by the US Department of Health and Human Services cannot stop talking about the NMDA receptor (glutamate) and how it links to neurodegenerative diseases and how cannabis can quiet the brain down. For one, it deactivates the glutamate receptor from getting activated by excess glutamate. Secondly, it cools down the inflammation. Anyone telling us that there are not enough studies about this, is wrong.,”
“We are talking about brain inflammation. Not a genetic cause for autism. How would you explain some children reversing the disease? They still have the same genes. Add Autism to the list of qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana programs. They need this to start their detox therapies. Stop limiting progress in medicine. This goes especially to Mike Zimmer (the head of the licensing and regulatory authority in Michigan), who ignored the recommendation from his own LARA panel to approve it. This is not about science. It clearly is about politics, ” opines Bogner.
It took a lawsuit to even get the condition properly heard. Bill Schuette, the Michigan Attorney General actually attempted to omit the science data (some 800 pages of study on the subject) from the hearing application after the court ordered the hearing to take place. It was reinserted before the panel eventually voted to approve it. Speculators allege the AG is the one who actually penned Zimmer’s four page denial letter.
The Autism Perspective
According to the official website of Safe Minds, its a non-profit organization devoted to “end(ing) the Autism epidemic by advancing environmental research and effective treatments.” Sallie Bernard is it’s Co-founder and President. “I also have a son with autism. He’s 28 and requires 24/7 care. We’re facing an epidemic of this very severe condition and we need to be looking at the causes of that. We need to raise money for research. I think there are attempts to explain it away by saying there’s increased awareness or better diagnostics; it’s certainly not the driver of the increase.” There’s been a tremendous increase in the last 20-30 years in cases of Autism (as well as the other diseases I mentioned earlier). Bernard went on, “It’s really important we look at what’s changed in our environment (in that period) that could be driving that increase. Stephanie makes a great case because you see that increase in glyphosate paralleling the increase in Autism. There’s been an increase in acetaminophen (Tylenol) in that same period. These substances can interact with each other,” Bernard explains. “If you’re exposed to one you may be ok, but if you’re exposed to (more) at the same time, then you’ve got a serious condition. Mercury (in vaccines) as well as environmental mercury was a factor. We started Safe Minds looking at mercury. (Mercury in thimerosal has traditionally been used as a preservative in many vaccines and is used in the flu vaccine.) There are a number of other substances, glyphosate among them, that appear to play a role. Other types of pesticides and plasticizers, there’s an air pollution link. There are a number of substances that (the evidence demonstrates) can cause autistic-like features. So what we need is a systematic research program to look at these substances scientifically to see the role they play in the epidemic.”
The Governmental Love Affair With Glyphosate
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–Dr. William Thompson
There’s evidence the CDC intentionally destroyed data that relates to vaccination and Autism. Congressman Bill Posey (R, Florida), who asserts his ardent pro-vaccination stance, nevertheless rose on the House floor of Congress on July 29th, 2015 with astonishing admonition and an alarming claim, “It’s troubling to me that in a recent Senate hearing on childhood vaccinations, it was never mentioned that our government has paid out over $3 billion through a vaccine injury compensation program for children who have been injured by vaccinations. Regardless of the subject matter, parents making decisions about their children’s health deserve to have the best information available to them. They should be able to count on federal agencies to tell them the TRUTH. For this reason I bring this to the attention of the House floor: In August, 2014 Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, worked with a whistleblower attorney to provide my office with documents related to a 2004 CDC study that examines the possibility of a relationship between the (MMR vaccine) and Autism. It a statement released in August 2014 Dr. Thompson stated, ‘I regret that my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the Journal of Pediatrics.'” Congressman Posey then had the following excerpts from Dr. Thompson’s statement read into the record, ‘My primary job duties while working in the immunization safety branch from 2000-06 were to lead or co-lead three major safety vaccine studies…the MADDSP-MMR Autism Cases Control Study was being carried out in response to the Wakefield-Lancet study that suggested an association between the MMR vaccine and Autism-like outcome. One of the important goals identified in the spring of 2001 before any of the studies started was to have all three protocols vetted outside the CDC prior to the start of the analyses so that consumer advocates could not claim that we were presenting analyses that suited our own goals and biases. We hypothesized that if we found statistically significant effects at either 18 or 36 months thresholds we would conclude vaccinating children early with MMR vaccine could lead to Autism-like characteristics or features….we all met and finalized the the study protocol and analysis plan. The goal was (not to deviate from the plan) to avoid (problems that occurred in other studies)….(The study showed) a huge statistical significance. We decided not to report (this outcome)…all the authors met and decided to destroy documents relating to the study…the remaining four co-authors…reviewed and placed the documents we thought we should not report in a large garbage can.'” The statement goes on to say he thought the activity was illegal and he retained hard copies of the documents and all relevant computer files. He concludes, “I believe we intentionally withheld controversial findings for the final draft of the pediatrics paper.”
Congressman Posey ended his remarks saying, “Considering the nature of the whistleblowers documents as well as the involvement of the CDC, a hearing and thorough investigation is warranted. So I ask, Mr. Speaker, I beg, I implore my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee to please take such action.” To date no action has been scheduled or taken by the committee. Requests for comment from Congressman Posey’s office have been unanswered.
Lobbying For Poison
Records show the industry has spent nearly a half BILLION to lobby congress over GMO foods and the way with which they demand access to your dinner table, attempting to hide the fact that what you’re eating is not natural. The national non-profit “Food And Water Watch” agency warns about, “The DARK Act”. It’s H.R. 1599, the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”. The agency calls it, “a brainchild of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).” According to their analysis it, “would make the already inadequate approval process for genetically engineered (GMO) foods even worse. The bill would make voluntary labeling for GMO foods the national standard and strip away consumers’ right to know by blocking all state efforts to require labeling of GMO foods.”
Dr. Seneff says her alarming research is only based on glyphosate by itself. In actuality, she claims, the weeds are finding their own resistance to the herbicide. Other ingredients are being used to make the weed killer up to 125x more potent than glyphosate alone. “Because of the widespread emergence of glyphosate-resistant weeds
among the GM Roundup-Ready crops, the government has only recently approved a stacked resistance crop seed that is protected against both
glyphosate and 2,4-D, a component of Agent Orange. We now have approval to use ‘Enlist Duo’ as a weed killer in core crops, likely to be rolled out this year.”, says Seneff. “The consequences of the interaction between these two toxic chemicals are unimaginable, and obviously have not been tested.”
She says Monsanto was dishonest in its own data that it turned over to the government. The studies they provided in rats only go to month three. The damaging effects of glyphosate in the studies don’t show up, she contends, until starting in month four.
According to their own records, Monsanto’s yearly sales hovered around the $15 billion mark the last three years. Monsanto declined to provide a representative for interview on this subject, as have the people at Autism Speaks, and the Autism Research Institute.
Dr. Seneff’s work is referenced here: http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/
The 2 hr. radio interview I conducted on my show can be heard here: