Whatever secret ingredients are in that finished, packaged product seem to be just plain poison when combined with glyphosate.

The most popular pesticide on the planet is Glyphosate. It is more commonly recognized under its brand name: Roundup. It’s sprayed on our crops, it’s genetically modified into Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” seeds, which are quickly becoming the only seeds that can grow in our ph soils that have been produced by “Chem-trails”, and its manufacturers assure us that it’s “safe.”

However, many experts strongly disagree. One of these is Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Reportedly, at a recent panel on the topic of genetically modified organisms, Seneff asserted, “at today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.”  Autism has been on the increase and no one seems to match the correlation.

While this sounds like an outrageously bold statement to make, Seneff apparently had some backup for her claim. At the panel, she displayed data which demonstrated a “remarkably consistent correlation” between Roundup and escalating autism rates. She pointed out that the effects of glyphosate toxicity, and those of autism, are very similar.

According to reports, Seneff went on to describe how glyphosate could destroy beneficial gut bacteria in humans, which as we know is essential for proper immune system function. Because of its deleterious effect on healthy gut bacteria, pathogens could be allowed to thrive, and certain nutritional deficiencies could also present themselves.  This is also no wonder why scientists and doctors have concluded that yogurt is a daily needed item in our diets.

Roundup has also been linked by research to inflammation, cellular damage and an increased risk of multiple cancers. It has also been associated with a higher risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.  I had a distinct absolution that my cancer was caused by toxic exposure to pesticides.  Even though my cancer was ER/PR possitive, I believe that the pesticides change your hormonal makeup.  Messing with your estrogen’s, progesterone’s and testosterone’s.

A 2014 study published in the journal Chemosphere found that the substance that is created when glyphosate is metabolized by plants and animals – known as AMPA – displayed a, “cytogenetic toxicity which was 1,000 fold higher than that of its parent compound,” in studies.

Additionally, another 2014 study, this one published in the Journal of Biomedical Research International, found that Roundup was 125 times more toxic than glyphosate. Whatever secret ingredients are in that finished, packaged product seem to be just plain poison when combined with glyphosate.

Reports say that Dr. Seneff, upon concluding her presentation, said, “the situation is almost beyond repair. We need to do something drastic.”

Halting the use of these poisons – especially in our food! – would be an appropriately drastic measure.…

What is Israel doing in the Medical Marijuana Industry?

For over  50 years, medical researchers in Israel have been doing massive amounts of research in the field of cannabis research, particularly in regards to medical use.

In the early 1960s Raphael Mechoulam, sometimes called the “Father of Marijuana Research,” and his team established the structure of cannabidiol (CBD) and a year later they isolated and synthesized THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

During the 1960s at Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel, Mechoulam was interested in the chemistry and actions of natural products.  As there was virtually no contemporary research on the topic, Mechoulam sifted through obscure 19th century medical journals in various languages, primarily French, German and Russian, where he found early works by doctors and medical researchers curious about the plant.

However, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, methods to isolate the cannabinoids (a term Mechoulam coined) were very infantry.  By the time Mechoulam began his work, liquid-solid chromatography, a chemical separation process method, had undergone significant improvements making it possible to conduct research using much smaller porous particles.

During subsequent years Mechoulam and his research team isolated other cannabinoids. His work has served as the foundation for groundbreaking advancements around the world in studying the chemistry of the internal composition of cannabis and how its compounds can be isolated for testing. It was Mechoulam’s early experimentation that first brought to light the benefits of THC in treating nausea from chemotherapy. Other early experiments pointed to the connection of CBD in treating epilepsy, a hypothesis that has been gaining considerable attention in recent years.

Mechoulam’s pioneering efforts have furthered advancements in studying medical marijuana around the world, but Israel continues to be an innovator.  A recent study by Dr. Yosefa Avraham and Professor Elliot Berry in Jerusalem show promising results using cannabidiol in the prevention and treatment of liver cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy. Results of their extensive studies indicate, “cannabidiol restores liver function, normalizes 5-HT levels and improves brain pathology.”

In a 2007 Journal Interview from The Society for the Study of Addiction Mechoulam stated, “I found research at the borderline of chemistry and biology fascinating. I believed then, and I still believe, that the separation of scientific fields is just an admission of our limited ability to learn and understand several scientific areas. In nature, the border does not exist. If a leaf and tree were able to think, they would not know the difference between chemistry and biology.”

It may be these borderline areas are the future of marijuana research. The early inroads opened up by pioneers like Mechoulam have helped establish marijuana as a viable medical resource, but there is still a long way to go in understanding the full impact it could have on medicine.…

How Plant Roots Absorb Nutrients! by Raphael Diaz with Dyna-Gro

 Superior knowledge in the nutrient industry!

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Roots are the primary way in which plants acquire nutrients. Plant roots can penetrate to significant depths and are branched so that they can explore large volumes of soil. Some nutrients are only “weakly bound” in the soil, and can flow towards the root surface when a plant uses water. Other nutrients can be tightly bound in some soils, thus, continued uptake by plants relies on growth of roots into new areas of the soil. Root hairs, which greatly increase the volume of soil explored adjacent to the main root and also increase the root’s surface area, may be particularly active in nutrient absorption. The degree of phosphate absorption by soil particles depends on the soil type.

Grasses normally have extensive root systems with many fine branches and sub-branches. These features contribute to good soil exploration for nutrients. Other plants have a thick tap-root and relatively fewer fine roots. Legumes form symbiotic relationships with species of soil bacteria and fungi. The bacteria form root nodules and fix nitrogen gas from the atmosphere and provide it in a form suitable for plants. Mycorrhizal fungi form a network of hyphae extending into the soil to facilitate phosphorus uptake. On the other end of things the host plant supplies the bacteria and fungi with sugars fixed through photosynthesis.

How is selectivity of nutrient uptake achieved?

Mineral nutrients are absorbed by plants from the soil solution as ions. An ion is the charged particle formed by the removal or addition of electrons to any particular atom. The ions have two possible pathways for roots uptake: through the cell walls and intercellular spaces and movement cell-to-cell in the symplasm. The pathway is blocked at the endodermis by casparian bands in the cell walls. These barriers force the water and ions to move through cellular membranes if they are to be absorbed by the root.

The casparian bands that block the apoplasmic movement of ions are essential to selectivity since this is achieved by specific ion transporter proteins embedded in the membranes of plant cells. Membranes are composed of a lipid bilayer which prevents the free movement of substances in and out of cells. The transporter proteins are highly specific for the transfer of different ions across the membrane. So, for any given nutrient ion to be accumulated by a plant it must be transported across root cell membranes. Regulation of these transporters enables control of internal nutrient composition and concentrations.

Ions absorbed by the roots are then loaded into the xylem and transported with water up to the leaves when the plant transpires.

Resources

University of Western Australia

Plantsinaction.science.uq.edu.au

Plantcellbiology.masters.grkraj.org/

Cotton! Not what you think it is!

 

  • What about cotton – one of the most widely used materials in bedding today?

    First, there’s a  major difference between regular cotton and organic cotton.

    Here are some facts you may not know about conventionally grown cotton:

    • Cotton farming takes up only about 3 percent of the world’s total farmland, but uses 25 percent of the world’s chemical pesticides and fertilizers
    • Each acre of cotton harvested every year in the U S is sprayed with an average of 13 pounds of pesticides, herbicides, and defoliants
    • The World Health Organization classifies half of cotton crop chemicals each year as “hazardous”
    • Toxic defoliating chemicals are used to harvest the cotton

    And this long list doesn’t even include the billions of pounds of synthetic fertilizers used for cultivating cotton. The runoff from these fertilizers can create aquatic “dead zones” in waterways, killing off species of aquatic life.

     

Keep Toxic Pesticides out of Our Environment and Our Bodies!

The U.S. and the European Union are right now negotiating a free-trade agreement with the potential to impact the health and environment of hundreds of millions of people. Of particular concern is the risk that this new trade partnership will lower protections from toxic pesticides. New analysis exposes how the pesticide industry is lobbying negotiators to lower standards on both sides of the Atlantic. If adopted, industry’s proposal would reverse the EU’s ban on the use of carcinogens and hormone-disrupting chemicals as pesticides, increase the amount of pesticide allowed on food sold to consumers, and interfere with efforts to protect bees and other pollinators to safeguard food supplies for future generations.

The public has a right to know where U.S. and EU negotiators stand on issues pertaining to pesticides, climate change, toxic chemicals, and other urgent health and environmental issues before they are presented to lawmakers. Join the Center for International Environmental Law in urging the United States trade representative and the European Union trade commissioner to practice transparency in their discussions and protect individuals and communities from toxic pesticides and chemicals.