The number of children affected by autism continues to rise. Most likely your life has somehow been touched by autism. This inexplicable disease has inspired many families and educators to find joy in small successes. My own son has special needs, although not autism, and I can relate to how families struggle and celebrate.
New research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) conducted by Dr. Stephanie Seneff predicts that half of all children in the United States will be on the autism spectrum by 2025. This prediction is astounding and frightening. The information was shared at a conference on genetically modified organisms (GMO):
“At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic,” Seneff said last Thursday in Groton, MA at an event sponsored by the holistic-focused Groton Wellness organization.
Seneff presented slides showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the rising use of Roundup (with its active ingredient glyphosate) on crops and the rising rates of autism; while it doesn’t show a direct correlation it does give researchers plenty to think about, especially considering Seneff’s research into the side effects of autism that mimic glyphosate toxicity and deficiencies. (source:earthweareone)
The suspected culprit: Monsanto’s Roundup!
To be clear, correlation is not the same as cause; however, the evidence is strong.
If glyphosate is as harmful as Seneff’s correlations suggest, then its poisonous effects extend nearly everywhere–to all soft drinks and candies sweetened with corn syrup and all chips and cereals filled with soy, not to mention cattle and chicken fed soy. But it isn’t just corn and soy, it is wheat as well, since it is nearly all sprayed with Roundup just prior to being harvested, according to Seneff….which means all non-organic bread is tainted…
he key slide in Seneff’s presentation is the one above, showing the uncanny correlation between heavy use of glyphosate (via Roundup), begun in 1990 and increased sharply each year following, and the explosion of autism, such that we have gone from one in 5,000 children being diagnosed back in 1975 to one in 68 today.
“At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic,” Seneff said Thursday. Presumably, if Roundup and glyphosate accelerate their spread in the U.S. and around the world, the predicted one-in-two autism cases could happen even sooner…
Among Seneff’s key points:
-Glyphosate sickens by killing beneficial gut bacteria and stimulating the loss of key minerals like cobalt, iron, and manganese.
-Glyphosate is present in unusually high quantities in the breast milk of American mothers, to the tune of 760 to 1,600 times the allowable limits in European drinking water.
-Urine testing shows Americans have ten times the glyphosate accumulation as Europeans.
-Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.
-The number of adverse reactions from vaccines can be correlated as well with autism and glyphosate, though not quite as closely.
-The same correlations between applications of glyphosate and autism show up in deaths from senility.
(source: The Complete Patient)
There are other factors, including lack of exposure to sunlight and vaccines, that have been linked to increased rates of autism, but none of these are as strongly correlated as RoundUp usage.
I can’t watch her whole two hour presentation. It is too upsetting.
I stand firm in my anti-RoundUp views. Please don’t use it around your home. Please support organic farmers. Please drink organic wine.