GMO's and pesticides
Ditch the genetically modified foods. The biggest offenders are corn, soy, dairy, wheat, alfalfa, canola, yellow quash, zucchini, sugar beets, cotton, Aspartame and papaya.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have not been properly tested for human consumption. Studies show they decrease sperm count, and may cause sterility, infertility, miscarriages, and spontaneous abortions. The herbicides and pesticides sprayed on these plants cannot be washed off and may also cause sterility, infertility, sexual dysfunction and hormone disruption.
Studies done by the Italians, Austrians, and Russians confirm that GMOs can act as birth control, cause DNA incompatibility between mates, and impair DNA function between a mother and fetus. The easiest way to (almost entirely) avoid GMO food is to eat organically local grown meat, fruit and vegetables. Skip the processed and package junk food. Remember if an animal is fed GMO grains then the meat will be contaminated.
Insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides, molluscicides, nematicides, plant growth regulators and others can all be covered under the term Pesticides. Pesticides have been linked to cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, ADHD, and even birth defects. Pesticides also have the potential to harm the nervous system, the reproductive system, and the endocrine system.
The most sprayed "dirty dozen" by Environmental Working Group are:
An additional resource for the dangers of pesticides is
- An exploratory analysis of the effect of pesticide exposure on the risk of spontaneous abortion in an Ontario farm population.
- Time- and dose-dependent effects of roundup on human embryonic and placental cells.
- Glyphosate formulations induce apoptosis and necrosis in human umbilical, embryonic, and placental cells.
- Genetic damage in soybean workers exposed to pesticides: evaluation with the comet and buccal micronucleus cytome assays.
- Glyphosate commercial formulation causes cytotoxicity, oxidative effects, and apoptosis on human cells: differences with its active ingredient.
- Influence of the spray adjuvant on the toxicity effects of a glyphosate formulation
- Morphological damages of a glyphosate-treated human keratinocyte cell line revealed by a micro- to nanoscale microscopic investigation.
- Scant oversight, corporate secrecy preceded U.S. weed killer crisis
- Genotoxic effect of 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid and its metabolite 2,4-dichlorophenol in mouse
- Birth defects, season of conception, and sex of children born to pesticide applicators living in the Red River Valley of Minnesota, USA.
- Low-dose agrochemicals and lawn-care pesticides induce developmental toxicity in murine preimplantation embryos.
- Increased sensitivity in dopamine D(2)-like brain receptors from 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D)-exposed and amphetamine-challenged rats.
- Behavioral changes in rats fed a diet containing 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic butyl ester.
- Soft-tissue sarcomas and exposure to chemical substances: a case-referent study.
- Malignant lymphoma and exposure to chemicals, especially organic solvents, chlorophenols and phenoxy acids: a case-control study.
- Impact of pesticides use in agriculture: their benefits and hazards