A naturopathic Perpective on GMOs, herbicides and Public Health ;
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article entitled OMG, herbicides and Public Health who asked the Food and Drug Administration to require mandatory labeling of GM foods. The article describes the use of toxic herbicides, its relationship with adverse health events such as cancer, and the possible danger of new herbicides be approved by the EPA. Bianca NaturalPath expert Garilli, North Dakota shares his personal experiences as a summer worker on a farm and a naturopathic perspective on this crucial issue.
Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND
Knowledge is not static. A classic example: the earth today is known to be round, but that has not always been the general belief. Time changes our understanding of how things work, its implications and impacts. The issue of GMOs and discharge Duo are no different. No new information to be taken into account, that is in this article from NEJM August 20, 2015. Because these food issues have an impact on human health and environmental outcomes must be studied with great care on the basis of impartial research that strives to bring to light all possible pros and cons.
may have been one of the first waves of summer students from high school in Iowa who have used the new and improved version of Roundup. I remember talking to farmers enthusiasm to our summer group of local workers say that had not already worrying spray only soybeans, but that was fine spray all now! This was in early 1990 and all that mattered was getting over so we could go and spend our hard earned dollars “in the city”. For several weeks every summer, my friends and I sat on folding chairs that were connected to the front of the tractor, allowing each of us to be aligned directly over a row of crops such as tractor slowly moves its way up and down down 100s of acres that were to be sprayed. each got our own gun that attack plants. These spray guns joined hoses being fed from a large tank – wait! – Roundup
After 5-6 hours lying on the sand of Iowa, became my “day job” and I was free again until 6 the next morning. At the end of each afternoon we were all a big mess, sticky residue spray with our whole bodies, after all, it was hot, so I wore shorts and tank tops. The wind usually blows while sitting on tractor seats plaguing Roundup back on our faces so we were essentially wearing it, breathe and eat. We do not use protective equipment – without masks, without glasses. We were just high school kids with a summer job.
Looking back wistfully my “days of the farm,” I often wonder today what exposures incurred – did that have any effect on my long-term struggle with chronic fatigue or did it somehow they contribute to the health of my unborn child who, over a decade later, he was born with a congenital heart defect? There is no way of knowing. And that’s just one piece of this warning is described in this article and well documented in writing. Do we need a new examination of all aspects of the safety of plant biotechnology? Yes. Is it necessary to revisit the laws of GMO food labeling our country? Yes.
If you do not pay attention to this very logical call and completely rational action urged by Landrigan and Benbrook doctors, then you may never really know the implications of such a dramatic change in growth and production of a very important source of life -. our food
increased production of GM crops and their insertion in almost all commercially processed foods have nothing to do with CDC statistics show that among children aged 0-17 years, the prevalence of food allergies has increased from 3.4% in 1997-1999 to 5.1% in the period 2009-2011? which it has had an impact on the prevalence of skin allergies, which increased 7.4% during 1997-1999 to 12.5% in the period 2009-2011? I bet these children and their families would like to know. And if we were to find that indeed there are negative consequences for the health of these methods of food production, would not it be nice to allow these families have the option of knowing what foods and what methods of production were the culprits so that they could remove them from the diet of your family?
do not know what the answers are. What I do know is that people should have the information base for making decisions and sometimes a quick decision by “responsible” without all the necessary data can lead to profoundly devastating effects on large groups. I think we have to take more time to study the impact on health in all organisms before placing Enlist Duo in our food system and consumers are entitled to know what they are eating.
I always weigh my vote on the side of caution. Check, check again, then you can try again. Before riding our horse galloping along the dark, black night on an unfamiliar road with twists and turns, we light a lantern, grab a map and be sure we know where we are going.
Dr. Garilli is a former Marine turned US naturopathic doctor. She runs a private clinic in Folsom, California, where he specializes in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases through a lifestyle approach that includes personalized nutrition, exercise, botanical medicine and homeopathy.
In addition to private practice, she consults with companies of nutritional supplements and medical clinics are members in case studies, professional consultations and development of the educational program. Dr. Garilli is a faculty member at the University of hawthorn and founding member of the CA Chapter Cardio Infantil Foundation. Dr. Garilli lives in northern California with her husband and four children backyard chickens.
Landrigan, PJ, Benbrook, C. GMOs, herbicides and Public Health – NEJM. New England Journal of Medicine . Available in: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmp1505660. Accessed August 24, 2015.
This article was originally published on thenatpath, Read the original article here