Our Celebration of Our Addiction to Sugar and the Price We Pay For It.
It’s not hard to see how much you enjoy celebrating your addiction to carbs. It’s displayed in everything that’s said and done, in all aspects of the food industry. It’s boldly advertised everywhere you go. Soon after following this celebration of addiction that you love to express, comes a parade of drugs that you’ll be taking to treat all of the symptoms that come from succumbing to your addiction. This simple equation displays the need that we have to curb the influence of the grain and pharmaceutical industry on our health.
Our Addiction is Displayed Everywhere
Failure to control this influence will not only lead more disease and illness but more to greater health costs overall. How are we ever going to learn to live healthily and kick this habit, before it destroys our society? How are we ever going to put an end to diabetes? Or an end to Alzheimer’s disease? Or cancer? Or heart disease? Or arthritis? Or hypertension? Hyperlipidemia? High Cholesterol? I would like to show just how our celebration of addiction to sugar is not only destroying our individual lives, it has the possibility of destroying our entire civilization, if we don’t curb its influence.
An Addiction That Leads to More Addictions
I intend to show you how this industry hooks you in the first place, how they keep you hooked so in the future you’re forced to buy into their drug habit. This drug habit involves NSAIDS (aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Aleve), anti-inflammatories, antacids, anti-gas and bloating, (Pepto Bismol, Gaviscon, Alka Seltzer) and we’re just starting with the OCDs. For prescription medicine, we’re looking at all opioids (Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet), which again are addictive. More prescription NSAIDS like Celebrex, Relafen, Relifex, and Gambaran. We know that by the existing opioid abuse epidemic how dangerous these drugs are. Do you think this happened by chance?
The Worst Consequence of Carbs
Other prescription medicines that you’re doomed to need if you continue your carbohydrate consumption (especially for those who allow ECC to control them), includes but are not limited to statins, vasoactive agents, fibrates, CETP Inhibitors, and niacin, just for starters. Statins are, by far, the far worst of these medications.
After spending 15 years giving care to and for seniors, I have seen the ravages statin drugs have taken on their bodies. They slowly rob their users from their mental faculties, then their muscles, then their lives. What it takes away from its users is in no way replaced by the treatment it offers. They are nothing more than invitations to a need to take more and more drugs. It seems that the drug industry has found ways to make you buy more of their wares.
This industry promotes that high cholesterol has something to do with heart disease, which couldn’t be further from the truth and that high cholesterol is dangerous. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Cholesterol isn’t the problem. Cholesterol is healthy. Your body has to use it to stay alive. Taking cholesterol away from your body only leads to more medication. I can see where this would benefit the drug industry.
Cholesterol, your body’s fuel
High cholesterol isn’t a heart problem. It’s a diet problem. Your diet is responsible for your high cholesterol. Your major food source is your primary source of cholesterol and that is where the problem begins. Your high carbohydrate diet produces cholesterol in your body that is not clean cholesterol, meaning that it is dirty fuel, as cholesterol is your body’s fuel. This is cholesterol you don’t need. You need clean cholesterol that’s been produced by fat. That is what powers our bodies.
Cholesterol is your body’s fuel source. It’s cholesterol that enters the cell to be used for fuel, so what’s important is the kind of cholesterol that your body uses. Is it clean or dirty cholesterol? Cholesterol from carbohydrates is a dirty sticky fuel due to the fact that it’s made from a substance that’s basically glue. This cholesterol comes from a sticky, icky, gooey, gluey substance, sugar and its residue after it’s burned is just as sticky. This is what leads to plaque, the basis of almost all cancers, heart diseases and all dementias.
I’ve only talked about heart medications so far, I haven’t even touched on cancer medication or cholesterol medication (many of which are related to heart medications like statins), nor have I covered other prescription medication for arthritis, high blood pressure, and memory loss. The list goes on and on. What a quagmire this has turned out to be. But I’m going to try to make some sense out of this quagmire, so that we’re left with just a small puzzle leaving you wondering, like me, why?
I’ve already proven how the discontinuance of these foods leads only to better health and how continued consumption of these foods, only leads to a path of illness and disease. What I don’t know, did this industry know what these foods do from the studies that have come out over the last 70+ years? Or did they remain electively ignorant of the reports? Or did they influence the cover-up of these reports? With as many reports that have come out, I seriously doubt it. There are just so many of them (701) that it’s easy to miss most of them. Later I’ll show you how this industry has had its problems in the courts. Some of it is not pretty.
I’ll list just a few of the studies that have shown this damage going back over 70 years. The earliest study I found in 701 studies done over the years, was completed in 1939. I looked through page after page of studies that started in the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. They seem to grow in number as time goes on. Studies have exploded since the turn of this century, as more and more people are starting to recognize the true dangers this food imposes on its consumers. Yet the majority of the addicted choose to remain ignorant to it dangers, as they’re impotent in ignoring its lures. They are all controlled by their hormones which are controlling their emotions. This is a common trait of carbolism. The addicted have little to no choice in the matter. The need to feed the addiction is no less than that of any other addiction, which forces the addicted to continue to feed the addiction. It’s the way addiction works, it’s the way carbolism works.
Celebration of sugar addiction
We’re inundated with the commercialism of addiction on a daily basis. You see advertising for these foods and drinks everywhere. How many snack food companies are there? How many cereal companies are there? How many soft drink companies are there? How many beer and spirits companies are there? How many commercials do you see each day from these industries? All of those commercials are luring you into their web of addiction. The grain industry has found ways to infect our society, like cockroaches
We all know who profits from this today, but have you ever connected that with who is going to profit from it 10, 20, 30 years from now, the pharmaceutical industry? It seems that the grain industry’s intent is to do nothing more than to fuel the drug industry. Whether it is their intent, it is and has been the result. How long it continues to be, depends on how long we continue to allow our addictions to exist.
Drug companies, right now, are foaming at the mouth for all the business the food industry has sent them. (Pun intended.) Nobody is interested in breaking this addiction. What more could they ask for, a captive audience, all set up to need what they need to feed your addiction at a cost that they set. You get to pay it or deal with your pain. Many times you have to pay it, just to stay alive. Do you wonder why medical costs keep going up or why insurance costs so much? If everyone would stop buying into this ruse and found their cure, what would happen to the pharmaceutical industry? A huge drop in demand for their drugs would lower the price for the drugs as well as the treatments. It’s not hard to see the benefit that would have.
The underlying cause of sugar addiction
First off, let’s define it. Dictionary.com defines addiction; Noun, the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.-
I personally define addiction as a compulsion to consume a substance that the body craves but doesn’t need because it actually harms the body. This definition rings true for heroin and opioids, sugar and alcohol, cigarettes and tobacco, the three most abused substances in the civilized algorithm, although not in that order. The worst of these addictions is that of sugar and alcohol, with sugar being by far, the meanest and vilest scourge ever committed upon the human race.
It starts with the placement of sugar and carbs in the baby food that’s sold throughout the industry. It’s obvious to me why they put it in baby food. That’s because it’s so palatable and goes down so easy making the food more palatable so babies would be less likely to not consume it. What baby doesn’t love the taste of sugar? This taste for sugar soon turns into an addiction requiring it be fed to the body, every other hour or so. Whether or not this was the intended consequences of the marketing of this food, this consequence has become America’s newest death sentence. By showing how this addiction affects the body in Carbs; The Newly Discovered Death Sentence, the evidence proves how dangerous this food is to human physiology. Yet we continue to celebrate our addiction to it simply to enhance profits. Profits for the Grain industry as well as the drug industry are driven by our insatiable appetites for these foods, which is driven by their unending advertising.
The major reason this addiction continues is due to the manner in which it is and has been promoted. The desire to create more and more ways and forms to entice everyone to eat and drink more of this deadly food is nothing short of astounding. It continues to amaze me how inventive we are at finding ways to kill ourselves with our own taste buds. Studies have been done, books have been written, the public has been warned, but it continues to happen. Every time I turn around I see another new way to kill ourselves in another appealing commercial. All this advertising encouraging us to consume more and more of their blood glucose raising, diabetes causing, HBP causing, dementia-causing foods is the driving force of this addiction and consequent expense.
A carbohydrate diet requires that you feed it almost on an hourly basis. A ketogenic diet, on the other hand, allows you to go all day without eating much of anything. Here’s the secret, carboholics don’t like to go hungry. They do almost anything they can to not go hungry. Those on a ketogenic diet, don’t mind going hungry. Actually, to us, it’s not going hungry. It’s simply going without eating. The hunger doesn’t exist as much, as the cycle of addiction has been broken. We feel the hunger pangs and many times, welcome them because we know that is where we build our better health. We do this by building Ghrelin throughout our systems because we know that Ghrelin works to build our immunity as well as making us a little smarter by increasing our brain power, through the addition of BDNF in our brains. Remember BDNF is that stuff that’s the foundation of new brain cells. Remember the Nrf2, that ramps up the production of your anti-oxidants? Those are both benefits of Ghrelin in your system.
Your celebration of your addiction to this sugar is the industry’s celebration of profits, both in the food, they sell us and the drugs we buy to relieve the pain. For them, it’s a win-win situation. For the public who buys into this, it’s a no-win situation. This is the prescription for future medications if you’re in your teen and twenties. In your thirties, you’ll start buying their headache and stomach ache medication. In your forties, it’ll become insulin or anti-diabetes medication, then in your 50’s and 60’s and beyond, pick your poison, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease. Anyone or all of these are going to hit you when you least expect it. I know. I’ve experienced it. I pray that you heed my words and don’t experience it yourselves.
Almost everything I see advertised on channels marketing to younger viewers is encouraging everyone to buy more soda, energy drinks (most of which are laden with sugar), snack chips and cereals. Then when you’re a few years older the ads are aimed at selling you crackers and pastas. Then into your 40’s, 50’s and 60’s the ads are all aimed at selling you treatments and drugs for all the diseases and illnesses that your lifetime of consumption has brought you, drugs for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, dementia, HBP, high cholesterol, etc, etc, etc. How long do I need to go on? Did I mention headaches or stomach aches?
When I watch programming on TV appealing to older viewers, like news broadcasts, I’m inundated with the commercials they show for drugs to treat heart disease (for there is no cure, only treatment), to treat cancer (again no cure), diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes and obesity. Drug companies are doing their best to sell their drugs to us to treat (not cure) us, for the illness and pain that they cause. And we buy it. We buy into it big time. We’ve bought into it our entire lives. The biggest problem here is most people are still buying into it. And they’re buying into it in massive quantities, evidenced by to pandemics of obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, HBP, etc, etc. What’s being spent now, not just on snacks and beverages, but on staples like flour and sugar, pasta and cereal will be tripled, quadrupled, quintupled and even more, in payments to the pharmaceutical companies in the future, after your done paying the price for the damage all your years of consumption will cause. The only way to getting as close to a cure as you can is to give them up as completely as possible, otherwise, a continuance will only incur the need for drugs.
The drugs they’ll be pushing on you, for heart disease or cancer, or even just for your headaches and stomach aches will be an array of side effect causing chemicals that will ultimately make it necessary for you to purchase more of their drugs to counteract the side effects of the drugs you’ve been taking for your treatment. You see proof of this everywhere. I experienced it myself when I was on 12 different medications just to treat an underlying chronic pain problem. I had to take diuretics for my high blood pressure, anti-depressants because “they worked on the same receptors in the brain that the pain used”, NSAIDS for the headaches I always used to get, opioids for the chronic pain I live with from the car accident. The diuretics were for my high blood pressure caused by my pain, or so I thought. After I quit the bread, the pain subsided. Maybe not completely, but enough to encourage me to quit all grains. When it subsided, even more, I decided to quit all carbs. My biggest benefit was the loss of my high blood pressure along with 30 lbs of weight.
When they advertise new drugs, the precautions and side effects of the drugs they want to sell you, take up more of the commercials, they show, than the explanations of their benefits. I have to wonder where the regulation is. Is it for the consumer (which it’s supposed to be) or is this regulation for the benefit of the industry? How can drugs with that many precautions and side effects still be approved for sale? It appears to me that this industry has the FDA under their spell.
Which does it appear to be, to you? This industry is still allowed to market foods of disease and death while marketing treatments for those diseases and illnesses. Who knew that these industries are related? Before I started this, I didn’t. I had to uncover this information, so I’ll show you how all this is connected and it’s connected to take your money. Their manner of taking your money is clearly hazardous to your health. This is something you need to know because nothing is more important than your health.
forces you to buy their sister industry’s drugs.
The food industry which also includes the grain industry, which includes the crop seed industry that provides the farmers with the seed they need to grow the grains that they sell us to put on our tables for us to eat, is related to the pharmaceutical industry that makes all the drugs for all the diseases that these foods create. My question is how could we allow an industry responsible for our food, be also responsible for the diseases their food creates?
What we’ve allowed these related industries to do, in a nutshell, is drain our wallets at the grocery store by influencing us to buy their sodas, fruit drinks, snack foods, pastas, breads, cereals and crackers, while draining our wallets again at the pharmacy to buy their drugs that treat the symptoms of the diseases their food is responsible for.
- For the food, we’re sold through their marketing….(and their advertising is pure magic to see and it’s so easy to buy into). Their product tastes better than anything in the world. How much more could you ask for than a worldwide customer base that’s addicted to your wares? Because it’s addictive (like tobacco), you only have to make it more appealing than that of its competitors, of which it has plenty because the addiction is so strong. That makes it more deadly than heroin, simply because it’s as prevalent as water. In some places, more prevalent.
- We also get to pay their associates for the drugs we need to combat the diseases that their food has given us. And pay them we do. We’ll pay them anything to get out of the pain that we’ve been inflicted with, from eating the food they so happily sold to us. We just don’t connect that pain we feel with the food we’ve grown up with. But it is connected. It’s connected in a big way. They first connected themselves toward the end of the 20th century with mergers and acquisitions bringing chemical, pharmaceutical and crop seed companies under one roof.
The Perfect Sugar Ruse
This disturbs me and it disturbs me big-time. The company that produces the crop seed for the food I’m supposedly going to eat is the same pharmaceutical company that makes drugs for the illnesses and diseases this food is responsible for? If it legal? It isn’t illegal. it happens and you buy into it.
This industry is so intent on keeping us addicted that sugar or corn syrup is quite often the #1 or #2 ingredient in baby food, meaning that if you’re not one of the few that are raised on their mother’s milk and had to grow up on baby food, you’re condemned to an addiction that our grain and pharmaceutical industry has imposed upon you.
It’s not surprising that we’ve ignored this addiction for as long as we’ve had it. We’ve ignored it because we grew up with it. Everyone has it, so as far as everyone is concerned, there is no addiction. After all, how can you be addicted to something that you need to survive? How can you live without something that you need to survive? That’s where the question lies, in whether or not, it’s something you need to survive. Do you really need this food or can you live without it? You can live without it and you should live without it. To do this, you make your body not need it. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? It is simple, it just isn’t easy. This is one case where simple is not easy.
We’ve made it so easy for this industry to increase our addiction that we look forward to finding new ways to inflict more harm on our bodies. And this industry is more than happy to oblige us with their new creations to further our addiction. It’s a win-win situation for them. They couldn’t ask for anything more. We’re paying one side for what we eat the other side for drugs. Monsanto does the best at this.
According to Wikipedia; “Monsanto scientists were among the first to genetically modify a plant cell, publishing their results in 1983; five years later, the company conducted the first field tests of genetically engineered crops. Increasing involvement in agricultural biotechnology R&D in general dates from the installment of Richard Mahoney as Monsanto’s CEO in 1983. This involvement increased under the leadership of Robert Shapiro, appointed CEO in 1995, leading ultimately to divestment of product lines unrelated to agriculture.” This divestment of product lines is their introduction into pharmaceuticals. Did they know at this time, what their food was doing to their consumers? Had they seen any of the reports that started coming out in 1939 and continued until today? Are they aware of any of them now? It appears not, or they’re choosing to be electively ignorant. I think it’s the latter. Their history tells us it’s the latter.
From Wikipedia; “In 1985, Monsanto acquired G. D. Searle & Company, a life sciences company focusing on pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and animal health. In 1993, Monsanto’s Searle division filed a patent application for Celebrex, which in 1998 became the first selectiveCOX‑2 inhibitor to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Celebrex became a blockbuster drug and was often mentioned as a key reason for Pfizer‘s acquisition of Monsanto’s pharmaceutical business in 2002.” Celebrex and arthritis, did they know the connection? What causes arthritis? Was this industry aware of the studies that started coming out in the 50’s and 60’s about the dangers of their product?
“In 1996, Monsanto purchased Agracetus, the biotechnology company that had generated the first transgenic varieties of cotton, soybeans, peanuts, and other crops, and from which Monsanto had already been licensing technology since 1991.Monsanto first entered the maize seed business when it purchased 40% of DEKALB in 1996; it purchased the remainder of the corporation in 1998. In 1998 Monsanto purchased Cargill‘s international seed business, which gave it access to sales and distribution facilities in 51 countries. In 2005, it finalized the purchase of Seminis Inc, a leading global vegetable and fruit seed company, for $1.4 billion. This made it the world’s largest conventional seed company at the time. Again, I have to wonder if they had seen the studies of what their products were doing to their consumers?
“In 2007, Monsanto and BASF announced a long-term agreement to cooperate in the research, development, and marketing of new plant biotechnology products.” “Through a series of transactions, the Monsanto that existed from 1901 to 2000 and the current Monsanto are legally two distinct corporations. Although they share the same name and corporate headquarters, many of the same executives and other employees, and responsibility for liabilities arising out of activities in the industrial chemical business, the agricultural chemicals business is the only segment carried forward from the pre-1997 Monsanto Company to the current Monsanto Company. This was accomplished beginning in the 1980s:
- 1985: Monsanto purchased D. Searle & Company for $2.7 billion in cash. In this merger, Searle’s aspartame business became a separate Monsanto subsidiary, the NutraSweet Company. CEO of NutraSweet, Robert B. Shapiro, served as CEO of Monsanto from 1995 to 2001.
- 1996: Monsanto acquiredAgracetus, a majority interest in Calgene, creators of the Flavr Savr tomato, and 40% of DeKalb Genetics Corporation. It purchased the remainder of DeKalb in 1998.
- 1997: Monsanto spun off its industrial chemical and fiber divisions intoSolutiaIn January, Monsanto announced the purchase of Holden’s Foundations Seeds, a privately held seed business. By acquiring Holden’s, Monsanto became the biggest American producer of foundation corn, the parent seed from which hybrids are made. The combined purchase price was $925 million. Also, in April, Monsanto purchased the remaining shares of Calgene.
- 1999: Monsanto sold off NutraSweet Co.In December, Monsanto merged with Pharmacia & Upjohn, and the agricultural division became a wholly owned subsidiary of the “new” Pharmacia; the medical research divisions of Monsanto, which included products such as Celebrex, were rolled into Pharmacia.
- 2000 (October): Pharmacia spun off its Monsanto subsidiary into a new company,the “new Monsanto”.Monsanto agreed to indemnify Pharmacia against any liabilities that might be incurred from judgments against Solutia. As a result, the new Monsanto continues to be a party to numerous lawsuits that relate to operations of the old Monsanto. Pharmacia was bought by Pfizer in a deal announced in 2002 and completed in 2003.)
- 2005: Monsanto acquired Emergent Genetics and its Stoneville and NexGen cotton brands. Emergent was the third largest U.S. cotton seed company, with about 12 percent of the U.S. market. Monsanto’s goal was to obtain “a strategic cotton germplasm and traits platform.”The vegetable seed producer Seminis was purchased for $1.4 billion.
- 2007: In June, Monsanto purchasedDelta & Pine Land Company, a major cotton seed breeder, for $1.5 billion. As a condition for approval from the Department of Justice, Monsanto was obligated to divest its Stoneville cotton business, which it sold to Bayer, and to divest its NexGen cotton business, which it sold to Americot.Monsanto also exited the pig breeding business by selling Monsanto Choice Genetics to Newsham Genetics LC in November, divesting itself of “any and all swine-related patents, patent applications, and all other intellectual property”.:108
- 2008: Monsanto purchased the Dutch seed company, De Ruiter Seeds for €546 million, and sold its POSILAC bovine somatotropin brand and related business to Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly in August for $300 million plus “additional contingent consideration”.
- 2012: Monsanto purchased for $210 million Precision Planting Inc., a company that produced computer hardware and software designed to enable farmers to increase yield and productivity through more accurate planting.
- 2013: Monsanto purchased San Francisco-basedClimate Corp for $930 million.Climate Corp. makes more accurate local weather forecasts for farmers based on data modelling and historical data; if the forecasts were wrong, the farmer was recompensed.
- 2015 Monsanto tried to buy Syngenta for US$46.5 billion but failed.
- 2016Bayer offered to buy Monsanto for US$62 billion.”
Monsanto’s involvement in the pharmaceutical industry and the AgroSciences has grown to monopolistic proportions. It not only controls
It’s not just crop seed that they manufacture; they also are responsible for the chemicals sprayed on the crops grown from their seed. Since it’s been genetically modified to withstand the effects of their herbicide, roundup, I’ve always wondered how much of those chemicals get into our food through this process. Roundup is a glyphosate herbicide, meaning that it’s an enzyme inhibitor, that’s not good for human health. For me, it’s just not healthy enough, especially for the problems I already live with. More chemicals in my body is not what I need to keep it healthy. You may want to chance it, but pesticides and herbicides in our diet have been linked to bladder cancer. Why would I want to chance that, just for the taste of something sweet or salty? You only think you’re craving the salt, when in all actuality, you’re craving the carbs that come with the salt. The salt isn’t addictive, the carbs are. Evidenced below is just a little of Monsanto’s bio-chemical industry.
Because they’re so good at manufacturing the chemicals for the herbicides and pesticides, they can manufacture GMO seed that is resistant to these chemicals. Though the plant may be resistant to the chemicals, does that mean that your body is? I don’t think so.
How glyphosate-based herbicides & GM seed combine to make consumption of grains dangerous.
Again according to Wikipedia; “Monsanto chemist John E. Franz repurposed the chemical glyphosate as a systemic herbicide in 1970. Monsanto’s last commercially relevant United States patent on glyphosate expired in 2000, and since then glyphosate has been marketed in the United States and worldwide by many agrochemical companies, in different solution strengths and with various adjuvants, under dozens of trade names. As of 2009, sales of glyphosate represented about 10% of Monsanto’s revenue due to competition from other producers of other glyphosate-based herbicides; their Roundup products (which include GM seeds) represented about half of Monsanto’s gross margin.“
Glyphosate is an enzyme inhibitor, used not only in herbicides but also in many drugs. They allow the drug to be more specific to the treatment and incur fewer side effects, for the patient. Don’t think that ingestion of Glyphosate now through your grain intake will prevent side effects of medications in the future. I can virtually guarantee that it won’t.
Wikipedia says about glyphosate; “Glyphosate is absorbed through foliage, and minimally through roots, and transported to growing points. It inhibits a plant enzyme involved in the synthesis of three aromatic amino acids: tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine. Therefore, it is effective only on actively growing plants and is not effective as a pre-emergence herbicide. An increasing number of crops have been genetically engineered to be tolerant of glyphosate (e.g. Roundup Ready soybean, the first Roundup Ready crop, also created by Monsanto) which allows farmers to use glyphosate as a postemergence herbicide against weeds. The development of glyphosate resistance in weed species is emerging as a costly problem. While glyphosate and formulations such as Roundup have been approved by regulatory bodies worldwide, concerns about their effects on humans and the environment persist.“
“Many regulatory and scholarly reviews have evaluated the relative toxicity of glyphosate as an herbicide. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment toxicology review in 2013 found that “the available data is contradictory and far from being convincing” with regard to correlations between exposure to glyphosate formulations and risk of various cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).“
A 2014 review article reported a significant association between B-cell lymphoma and glyphosate occupational exposure. In March 2015 the World Health Organization‘s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic in humans” (category 2A) based on epidemiological studies, animal studies, and in vitro studies. However in 2016 a joint meeting of the United Nations (FAO) Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment and the World Health Organization (WHO) Core Assessment Group on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) concluded that based on the available evidence “glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet”.
Are you glyphosate-resistant? Can your body withstand the changes that glyphosate forces upon your body every time you have a sandwich? With Glyphosate being coated on the wheat that your bread is made from, how can you guarantee that none of it is in your body? How can you guarantee that it’s not affecting your physiology? Can you guarantee that it’s not affecting the actions of enzymes in your body that regulate your health? What guarantees do you have that this won’t initiate more trips to your doctor?
Acetylcholine is an important chemical in the body that’s important for brain function and muscle function throughout the body as Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter. For Acetylcholine to act as a neurotransmitter, it needs multiple enzymes that function in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, for Acetylcholine works as a neurotransmitter as well as a neuromodulator.
The body uses the enzyme acetylcholinesterase to help activate muscles by inhibiting the action of acetylcholine , and if glyphosate herbicides (Roundup weed killer used on more farms than any other weed killer) are enzyme inhibitors, how can the ingestion of grains laden with these herbicides, not affect the function of the enzymes in your body since you consume them every time you eat bread products of any sort?
These Glyphosate herbicides are enzyme inhibitors that have the ability to alter or stop the cell signaling capabilities of enzymes. If they can do this to plants, where is the guarantee that it won’t affect your body? Chances are, they’re going to change how your body operates and in the long run be the precursor to many diseases. It’s crucial for the body’s proper function that the actions of certain enzymes are never altered. Where’s the guarantee that these enzyme-inhibiting herbicides that your wheat has been sprayed with, won’t affect your health? There is none.
According to Wikipedia; “Acetylcholine receptor agonists and antagonists can either have an effect directly on the receptors or exert their effects indirectly, e.g., by affecting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which degrades the receptor ligand. Agonists increase the level of receptor activation, antagonists reduce it.” I would consider an enzyme inhibitor an antagonist as it inhibits enzyme function.
It’s a little clearer to see now, how the altering of how enzymes work, in our bodies can have an effect on our health. I can see how this could come from a diet high in grains because how of much Roundup is sprayed on grain that’s milled into flour. I can also see how this could present a huge gain for the pharmaceutical industry. Is this really the intent of Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, the widest used herbicide on the planet? Or is it just negligence? I have to wonder because of their previous ties with Pharmacia & Upjohn, makers of Celebrex. These are just a few of thousands of enzymes and cell signaling proteins that are affected by this enzyme inhibitor.
I for one would not like to have this inhibitor flowing through by blood mucking up my system. Who knows what enzymes it’s going to inhibit in your body? Fortunately for me, I don’t have to worry about that, as carbs aren’t in my diet. They don’t get a chance to muck up anything in my body anymore, I’ve gone keto and I’m not going back.
It looks to me like Monsanto is trying to lock up not only our digestive problems but the resolve of those digestive problems. They like to persuade you to buy their food products which you are more than happy to do, then they get your money again when you purchase your Celebrex to ease the pain of the arthritis given you by their grains.
It’s not only Monsanto, Bayer has its own interest in the area of crop science, as explained by Wikipedia, “ in 2002, Bayer AG acquired the Dutch seed company Nunhems, which at the time was one of the world’s top five seed companies.:270 In 2006, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Bayer CropScience’s Liberty Link genetically modified rice had contaminated the U.S. rice supply. Shortly after the public learned of the contamination, the E.U. banned imports of U.S. long-grain rice and the futures price plunged. In April 2010, a Lonoke County, Arkansas jury awarded a dozen farmers $48 million. The case is currently on appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court. On 1 July 2011 Bayer CropScience agreed to a global settlement for up to $750 million. In September 2014, the firm announced plans to invest $1 billion in the United States between 2013 and 2016. A Bayer spokesperson said that the largest investments will be made to expand the production of its herbicide Liberty. Liberty is used to kill weeds which have grown resistant to Monsanto’s product Roundup. 
“Bayer’s four divisions, are related in their concerns to their contribution to our food industry as well as their contribution to the pharmaceutical industry. Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Crop Science, Bayer Animal Health, and Bayer Consumer Health are all related to our health. They too like to charge us for the food they market to us, then charge us for medication to treat the symptoms of the diseases that their foods are responsible for. Their divested interests are Lanxess (Bayer Chemicals AG) Diagnostics Division, Diabetes Devices Division, Covestro (Bayer Material Science).
Astra Zenica / Syngenta’s involvement
“Zeneca Agrochemicals was part of AstraZeneca, and formerly of Imperial Chemical Industries. ICI was formed in the UK in 1926. Two years later, work began at the Agricultural Research Station at Jealotts Hill near Bracknell.” “In 2004, Syngenta Seeds purchased Garst, the North American corn and soybean business of Advanta, as well as Golden Harvest Seeds. On 5 December 2004, the European Union ended a six-year moratorium when it approved imports of two varieties of genetically modified corn sold by Monsanto and its Swiss rival, Syngenta.”
AstraZeneca owned by Syngenta, again is evidence of this industrial control over our lives. Syngenta is a Swiss biotechnology company that operates globally. According to Wikipedia; “Syngenta AG is a global Swiss agribusiness that produces agrochemicals and seeds. As a biotechnology company, it conducts genomic research. It was formed in 2000 by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals. As of 2014, Syngenta was the world’s largest crop chemical producer, strongest in Europe. As of 2009, it ranked third in seeds and biotechnology sales. Sales in 2015 were approximately US$13.4 billion, over half of which were in emerging markets.”
The three agrichemical companies above are the largest in the world, controlling a majority of the foods we eat along with the medications we take. I’ve laid out the evidence of what their foods do to the human body, yet they continue to produce the seed for the crops to make the food they want us to put on our table to eat. They also produce the aspirin everybody takes for the headaches they get from eating their bread.
I’ve said before how convenient we’ve made it for this industry to take our money while slowly, painfully, and expensively killing us. But our money is not the only thing they rob us of. They rob us of our dignity as well, for their food does more than anything else to rob us of our memories. We allow them to do this because none of their foods require warning labels, like that of cigarettes.
We’ve given this industry our lives and souls by bending to their advertising and buying into their game. We allow them to addict us when we’re infants by dumping sugar and corn syrup solids into the baby food we feed our kids. Then we allow them to continue their assault by buying into advertising schemes every Saturday morning with their cereal commercials. To fully hook us they add sugar to this already sugar-laden food simply to make it more palatable.
When an industry does this, how are we supposed to fight the addiction? This makes every American who buys into this behavior a slave to this industry. Slaves make the best captive audience. They have no choice in what they do except to choose their device of demise.
What more do you need than a captive audience to sell your wares to? This is why a Coke at a ballgame costs 3 times more what you can get it for, at the grocery store. At the ballgame, you’re a captive audience. It’s the same when you’re addicted. Every ‘pusher’ knows this and they charge a premium price for it. This is exactly why everyone who remains in this trap makes themselves a slave, captive to the whims of these industries.
The Litigation Game
Yet these industries are tied up with lawsuits in other areas of their agrochemical businesses. For example, Monsanto has fought legal claims of false advertising, as explained again in Wikipedia; “In 1996, the New York Times reported that: “Dennis C. Vacco, the Attorney General of New York, ordered the company to pull ads that said Roundup was “safer than table salt” and “practically nontoxic” to mammals, birds and fish. The company withdrew the spots, but also said that the phrase in question was permissible under E.P.A. guidelines.”
”In 1999, Monsanto was condemned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making “confusing, misleading, unproven and wrong” claims about its products over the course of a £1 million advertising campaign. The ASA ruled that Monsanto had presented its opinions “as accepted fact” and had published “wrong” and “unproven” scientific claims. Monsanto responded with an apology and claimed it was not intending to deceive and instead “did not take sufficiently into account the difference in culture between the UK and the USA in the way some of this information was presented.”
“In 2001, French environmental and consumer rights campaigners brought a case against Monsanto for misleading the public about the environmental impact of its herbicide Roundup, on the basis that glyphosate, Roundup’s main ingredient, is classed as “dangerous for the environment” and “toxic for aquatic organisms” by the European Union. Monsanto’s advertising for Roundup had presented it as biodegradable and as leaving the soil clean after use. In 2007, Monsanto was convicted of false advertising and was fined 15,000 Euros. Monsanto’s French distributor Scotts France was also fined 15,000 Euros. Both defendants were ordered to pay damages of 5,000 Euros to the Brittany Water and Rivers Association and 3,000 euros to the CLCV (Consommation Logement Cadre de vie), one of the two main general consumer associations in France. Monsanto appealed and the court upheld the verdict; Monsanto appealed again to the French Supreme Court, and in 2009 it also upheld the verdict.”
“In August 2012, a Brazilian Regional Federal Court ordered Monsanto to pay a $250,000 fine for false advertising. In 2004, advertising that related to the use of GM soya seed, and the herbicide glyphosate used in its cultivation, claimed it was beneficial to the conservation of the environment. The federal prosecutor maintained that Monsanto misrepresented the amount of herbicide required and stated that “there is no scientific certainty that soybeans marketed by Monsanto use less herbicide.” The presiding judge condemned Monsanto and called the advertisement “abusive and misleading propaganda.” The prosecutor held that the goal of the advertising was to prepare the market for the purchase of genetically modified soybean seed (sale of which was then banned) and the herbicide used on it, at a time when the approval of a Brazilian Biosafety Law, enacted in 2005, was being discussed in the country.”
“In March 2014 the South African Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint, made by the African Centre for Biosafety, that Monsanto had made “unsubstantiated” claims about genetically modified crops in its radio advertisements, and ordered that these adverts be pulled. In March 2015 after considering further documentation from Monsanto, the ASA reversed its ruling.”
“In 2009, Monsanto came under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice, which began investigating whether the company’s activities in the soybean markets were breaking anti-trust rules. In 2010, the Department of Justice created a website through which comments on “Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy” could be submitted; over 15,000 comments were submitted including a letter by 14 State Attorneys General. The comments are publicly available. On November 16, 2012, Monsanto announced that it had received written notification from the U.S. Department of Justice that the Antitrust Division had concluded its inquiry and that the Department of Justice had closed the inquiry without taking any enforcement action. Opponents of Monsanto’s seed patenting and licensing practices expressed frustration that the Department of Justice released no information about the results of the inquiry.”
“In 2009, Monsanto came under scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice, which began investigating whether the company’s activities in the soybean markets were breaking anti-trust rules. In 2010, the Department of Justice created a website through which comments on “Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy” could be submitted; over 15,000 comments were submitted including a letter by 14 State Attorneys General. The comments are publicly available. On November 16, 2012, Monsanto announced that it had received written notification from the U.S. Department of Justice that the Antitrust Division had concluded its inquiry and that the Department of Justice had closed the inquiry without taking any enforcement action. Opponents of Monsanto’s seed patenting and licensing practices expressed frustration that the Department of Justice released no information about the results of the inquiry.“
All of these cases are a clear indication of the extent to which Monsanto is willing to push the limits. This is how corporate risk/loss assessment works. Sometimes the risk of paying a $15,000 find is worth the theft of a patent. My problem with this is they playing with my health if I decide to eat their products. The problem is what are their products? Who knows? Who knows who grew the crops for the corn flakes that you ate this morning for breakfast. Do you? I don’t. But I now know it was one of these companies.
Syngenta as well has been accused of making false claims about being involved in suits for false patent infringement. “In 2001, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ruled in favor of Syngenta which had filed a suit against Bayer for patent infringement on a class of neonicotinoid insecticides. The following year Syngenta filed suits against Monsanto and other companies claiming infringement of its U.S. biotechnology patents covering genetically modified corn and cotton. In 2004, it again filed a suit against Monsanto, claiming antitrust violations related to the U.S. biotech corn seed market, and Monsanto countersued. Monsanto and Syngenta settled all litigation in 2008.“
I mention this to point out the extent of their influence in the crop seed industry, where they have 15 of their own seed companies that all provide GMO crop seed for farmers to plant for their crops for food which ends up on our tables. Syngenta is the second largest corporation in the industry, Monsanto is even larger. (And we haven’t considered Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences or DuPont Pioneer.) Most of these cases involve patent rights to GMO seed with companies like Monsanto or DuPont Pioneer. It’s not just patent problems; most of these companies like to make out that their products are completely harmless to the environment when they’ve been proven otherwise.
“Syngenta was a defendant in a class action lawsuit by the city of Greenville, Illinois concerning the adverse effects of atrazine in human water supplies. The suit was settled for $105 million in May 2012. A similar case involving six states has been in federal court since 2010.”
“In the US, Syngenta is facing lawsuits from farmers and shipping companies regarding Viptera genetically modified corn. The plaintiffs in nearly 30 states contend that Syngenta’s introduction of Viptera drove down US grain market prices, leading to financial harm and that Syngenta acted irresponsibly by doing too little to enable shipping companies to export the grain to approved ports. Before Vipera’s 2010 introduction Syngenta secured all US and NCGA-recommended export approvals, but none from China. China had imported little to no US grain prior to 2010, and at the time was not considered a major partner, but it became a major partner in 2010 when it dramatically increased US grain imports. For three years, China imported U.S. Viptera grain without formal approval. In November 2013, Chinese officials destroyed a U.S. grain shipment containing Viptera grain, started rejecting all US shipments with the GM grain, but continued to accept it from all countries other than the US. That same year, US corn market prices dropped $4 per bushel, causing over $2.9B in losses, with just over half of that loss occurring prior to China’s November rejection. China later approved the GM corn in 2014 but US corn grain market prices have not rebounded.”
The choice is yours
These are the kind of companies that are ultimately providing your food. Do you want them making your drugs also? As you’ve seen, they already do. Do you wonder why the prevalence of these diseases is so rampant? It’s in these industries’ best interest that this cycle continues.
Do you want this kind of industry to be responsible for your food? Or medicine? How about the medicine they make to treat the problems their foods create? We’ve allowed this to take place, right under our noses and we should be ashamed. Doesn’t this sound a lot like a wicked witch luring small children with candy and sweets? Because of our addiction, we allow them to continue this behavior.
This addiction has and is costing America more money and lives than any other addiction that we’ve ever experienced. There are 24,000,000 deaths worldwide each year due to ECC, excessive carbohydrate consumption. There were 17.3 million deaths in 2013 alone due to cardiovascular disease. Cancer claims over 4 million each year and Alzheimer’s take 5 million each year, yet I hear no outrage about it. All of these deaths and suffering can be curbed simply by curbing carbohydrate consumption.
It’s time to put an end to this addiction. It’s time for a cure. But to stop the addiction, you first have to de-celebratize it. We have to stop celebrating its addictive qualities and exchange that celebration for the horror for what this addiction really does.
Everybody needs to think about what harm this food does before they put it in their mouth instead of thinking how good it tastes. Unfortunately for my generation and all those that have come along since, we’re stuck in the quagmire of addiction that we have to carry for the rest of our lives. Even most natural causes of death happen due, in part, due to what this food has done to the body over the lifetime of the deceased. An autopsy will likely show some form of arthritis, as this is evidence of inflammation, oxidative stress and cell degradation that these foods cause. If the inflammation, oxidative stress and cell degradation exists in the joints, it has to exist elsewhere in the body and since it exists throughout the body, as that’s where inflammation exists, in the blood. It has to affect everything it comes in contact with. That means it affects your heart, your brain, and every internal organ. How can that not have an effect on your life? It has to, so I have to ask, why is this food still allowed to be sold without a warning about just how dangerous it is? Cigarettes are. Alcohol is. Heroin is illegal and opioids require prescriptions. But not the one substance that minimizes all the damage caused by these other substances collectively, sugar from grains requires no warning for the damage they inflict. Why?
Going back to the problems this industry has had in court, mostly protecting their own patents and falsely claiming that their products are nutritious when they’re not. Most of the patent problems lie in the resistance their new crop seeds have to their insecticides and pesticides, which have proven to have adverse effects on the human body. Yet they are still allowed to spray their crops with these herbicides and pesticides. My question is, how much of these herbicides and pesticides trickle into our food supply? How confident are you that no chemicals are in what you eat? How confident are you that no enzyme controlling chemicals are not in your biscuits or crackers? How confident are you that your sugar addiction won’t turn into diabetes? How confident are you that your addiction won’t turn into heart disease or cancer? Whether you worry about it or not, you will experience brain loss. That’s just in the science. You can’t change it without saying goodbye to your addiction. This obviously isn’t easy with a grain industry that feeds the pharmaceutical industry. It’s even more obvious that they’ll never let us know the damage their foods do to everyone who ingests them. That’s up to you to know the dangers of sugar and grains, and now you do.