yellow-card-issuesAs you may know, medical practitioners have an obligation to report all adverse drug reactions using what is known in the health industry as Yellow Card reporting. Without this feedback it is near impossible for Health Agencies to form an accurate opinion regarding drug safety.
Sadly, this procedure is often neglected by a large number of clinics. I asked a practice nurse I treated for her latex allergy how many yellow cards they sent out per month? “We don’t do those” she replied. Obviously this leads to some people experiencing side effects only to be told that there is no connection between the side effects and the drug in question.

A man in his 60’s who I was helping with his back pain told me he would be unable to see me again for 2-3 weeks as he was to have the flu jab and this always laid him out for a few weeks after. I could not help but ask him why , if it made him so ill, did he agree to have it? He said because of his diabetes he was unable to refuse any treatment recommended because if he did, then he feared he would be removed from the GP’s patient list. He did, however, report each year to his Doctor following his illness after having the flu jab. He was always told there is no connection.

Crazy business and not much to do with health care, but there are a number of cases far worse than this regarding vaccinations during pregnancy. Pregnant mothers have been recommended to have a double dose of the flu jab and told it was risk free. This has led to an increase in foetal deaths by 4,250%. To see the full disclosure go to www.vactruth.com

Originally posted 2012-11-27 18:27:26.

whats-up-docDon’t they trust you? Why are we as patients being instructed not to ask our Doctor for antibiotics as they may not be necessary? Surely our Doctor or Doctors will know whether or not a specific drug is appropriate and prescribe accordingly? Of course it could suggest a lack of faith in our Doctors ability to say “no” when faced with a demanding patient and if that is the case then it’s Doctors that need counseling, not their patients.
I would imagine that Doctors must feel aggrieved at the lack of trust being demonstrated in their ability to prescribe appropriately no matter how difficult the situation. In any case, there soon wont be much point in asking for antibiotics, as they become increasingly ineffective, with no replacement drugs likely in the immediate future.

Make with the carrots, Doc at least they support the immune system.

Originally posted 2012-11-20 18:29:14.

medical-dogmaIn any walk of life it is a good idea to be able to keep more than one idea in your head at the same time and when it comes to healthcare, it is essential. As a case in point, one idea that seems to be fixed in the minds of the medical profession is in relation to the rise in Pertussis (whooping cough).
Despite the fact that there is a high uptake of the Pertussis vaccine, the incidence of whooping cough is increasing. This would, to me at least, suggest that the vaccine is not providing the promised protection against this disease. Or possibly does not work at all? This being the most likely explanation for the increase in whooping cough cases, how can the answer to the problem be yet more of the same vaccine?

The continuation of this one idea is to vaccinate pregnant women, in the hope that new born babies will be protected. Apart from the fact this particular vaccine is failing to provide protection against Pertussis, how sure can one be that acquired immunity will pass to the unborn child from the mother in the same way that natural immunity works? Is there any medical evidence I wonder that supports this hypothesis?

If protection does in fact transmit to the unborn, then why is it that mothers who have been vaccinated, also need to have their babies vaccinated, surely there is no need for this if the theory works in practice?

Originally posted 2012-10-05 18:47:48.

how-safe-are-prescription-drugsVery safe, partially safe, or downright recklessly dangerous?
Being the type of person not averse to taking the occasional painkiller or the odd course of antibiotics for my recurring dental problems, I would, like most people, wish to believe that prescribed medication is very safe. After all the Pharmaceutical Industry invests countless millions every year on research and development, very reassuring, or is it?

Lets consider some recent events which give cause for concern: In 2007 Bristol-Myers were fined 375m for illegally offering gifts to doctors for promoting drugs for illnesses for which they were not approved. In 2008 Merck Co paid $418m to the US government, relating to it’s drugs Vioxx and Zocor. In 2009 Pfizer paid $1.5bn for improperly marketing their arthritis drug Bextra. Glaxo paid a record fine of $1.9bn for encouraging doctors to prescribe drugs such as Seroxat an antidepressant for patients where it was contra-indicated.

Roche the Swiss pharmaceutical Co withheld information that over 15000 Americans died from taking its drugs. They also covered up 65,000 other cases of suspected side effects, due to drugs such as Herceptin, prescribed for breast cancer patients and Lucentis for loss of sight due to ageing. A few weeks ago Abbotts Laboratories were fined over a $1bn for wrongly marketing an anti-psychotic drug called Depakote.

All of these fines totalling many billions of dollars relate to drugs usually taken orally, but what of other treatments like vaccinations?

Like me, you may have wondered just how BSE in our beef herds, crossed over and became vCJD in humans, causing devastating brain destruction. If vCJD was caused by eating beef then how did vegetarian non meat eaters also become infected and why did it infect a fairly narrow age group, with an average at death of 28 years? The majority of cases have occurred in the UK, the first person to display symptoms became ill in 1994. There have also been a few cases in other countries, which are thought to have been caused by exposure to BSE while residing in the UK.

The narrow age range and the anomaly where non meat eaters in this same group became infected, suggests the possibility of a causal factor other than consuming beef products. People of all ages consumed vast quantities of beef during the period of likely infection, but only youngsters contracted vCJD. BSE has only been found in the brain and spinal nerve tissue of cattle and not in the skeletal muscles which provide the Sunday roast, burgers, steaks etc. Although bovine brain and spinal cord are not eaten they are used, particularly in the production of vaccines.

This bovine tissue is used in the manufacture of the polio vaccine, a process known as attenuation, where the infecting virus is cultured to produce a vaccine which mimics the disease, creating antibodies to provide protection without actually causing the disease itself. But what if this tissue is infected with BSE?

The company contracted to provide 11 million doses of the polio vaccine was Medever, who were unlikely to be aware of BSE in the herds. Could it be that vCJD occurred due to this type of transmission? Is that why Medeva sold their vaccination arm to another pharmaceutical Co Celtech who in turn sold on this possible poison chalice to yet another company, both prior to the publication of the Sir Peter Phillips report into the likely cause of vCJD?

Could they have been tipped off?

Just my musings of course, but it would explain why vCJD occurred in that particular age group and why non meat eaters also became victim to this terrible disease.

Originally posted 2012-08-13 18:52:47.

Every day, thousands of Americans are operated on because they eat processed, dead and poisonous food and want their doctor and surgeon to “fix them” and extend their life, while most people keep right on eating and drinking in the same chronic way that perpetuates health detriment.

Every day, thousands and thousands of Americans go under the knife, where doctors, surgeons, radiologists and oncologists gather around the bright lights and keep you from bleeding to death, while they remove organs that process food and filter toxins, and yet still offer NO ADVICE to combat and fix the root of the problem. Even breast cancer is mainly a result of consuming toxins. Consider for a moment the function of many of the body parts that Western Medicine doesn’t hesitate to remove, and the Big Pharma pockets get bigger and fatter all the while.

Colon and bladder removal often unnecessary

The colon is the final part of the digestive system. The colon reabsorbs fluids and then processes and prepares waste products for elimination. The bladder is about the size of a pear, and it collects urine excreted by the kidneys, preparing it for disposal. If you eat pesticides regularly (that’s most conventional food and all GMO), drink fluoridated tap water (industrial toxins), and you use cheap corporate products on your skin, then your colon and bladder are the “last stop” for those toxins in the body, burning your soft tissue, creating digestive chaos and trapping bad bacteria in divots full of toxic gluten. Your bladder is the “last stop” for alcohol, pesticide, bleach, fluoride, aspartame, Roundup* herbicide and dangerous petroleum byproducts used by 90% of corporate America’s cosmetic industry.

Here’s a thought: Instead of removing the human colon or bladder in a superbug-laden hospital for no good reason, simply remove the CHEMICALS from your daily intake, and watch those filtration organ problems simply dissipate and disappear.

Liver transplant

The liver produces bile to help break down fats and carry away waste. The liver also produces proteins for blood plasma. Oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood must flow into the liver so it can perform its vital functions, but hundreds of agricultural chemicals make this difficult — destroying nutrition in soil and food before it ever enters a mouth. Toxic preservatives in foods, like sodium benzoate, suffocate mitochondria (cells), and other toxins cause programmed cell death. Meanwhile, the liver is trying to process GMOs, genetically MUTATED food that contains bug killer and weed killer which no person should ever eat at any concentration or quantity. The liver gets suffocated and severely under-nourished (it’s like starving and choking at the same time). Then, US surgeons operate to transplant someone else’s “donation,” and why? — So that person can go on eating and drinking chemicals, taxing the “new” liver until failure, again?

Breast removal (one or both)

Nearly all breast cancer tumors can be found in the upper-quadrant closest to the armpit, including breast cancer for men. And why is that? Chemicals in antiperspirants and chemicals in deodorants. You didn’t know? From aluminum to parabens and phthalates, there’s a laundry list of carcinogens in those products that go virtually unregulated in America. Still, there are walks “for the cure” that feature buckets of hydrogenated fried chicken and drinks with artificial sweeteners as their sponsors. People have it all “bass ackwards.”

Most women in America, thanks to MDs and oncologists, after having one or both breasts removed, will go on using the same toxic antiperspirants and deodorants, the same toxic makeup, and eating the same toxic artificial sweeteners, because those doctors can’t and don’t speak a word about organic food or organic personal care products. It leads to more cancer, which is addressed in the USA with chemotherapy, which is more toxins that cause new cancers. People butt their heads against the same hard walls, over and over again.

Most surgery to remove organs or body parts is a huge waste of time and money, and is dangerous to the patient (victim in this case). Removing kidneys, kidney stones, gall stones, the gall bladder, the appendix and the spleen can be detrimental, especially to someone who still doesn’t understand nutrition, and so can liposuction. Even tonsils shouldn’t be removed, because their main function is to trap germs like bacteria or viruses that you might otherwise breathe in. That’s why antibodies are produced by the immune cells in the tonsils. Still, doctors are quick to take them out if the parents agree with the “diagnosis” given. And then there are vaccines and flu shots to destroy what immunity IS LEFT, but that’s another article entirely.

Unnecessary surgery on dying seniors

FYI: Several colleagues from the Harvard School of Public Health recently reported that 1.8 million Medicare beneficiaries age 65 or older died in 2008, and over 34% were operated on during their last year, 25% in their last month, and 10% in their last week of life. There’s no question about it — you don’t want Big Pharma removing your immunity-building and cleansing organs. That’s just asking for Big Pharma-style problems, and you certainly don’t want any part of those! Research how to detoxify your body of these food toxins and abstain from eating Monsanto’s Roundup* or GMOs, so you can avoid UNNECESSARY SURGERY. And remember, whatever you do… Don’t Eat Cancer!

*Sign the petition at Change.org to remove Roundup from Home Depot and Lowe’s stores. Just click the links below!

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Originally posted 2016-01-16 11:32:56.

Touted by American progressives as a gold standard of care that the U.S. should utilize and that Obamacare sought to mimic in many ways, the top physician for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has claimed it is “not fit for the future,” and without major changes, the system may have to abandon it’s primary feature — free care for all.

As reported by Britain’s Daily Mail, Prof. Sir Bruce Keogh, the medical director of NHS England, says that the healthcare system has to become far less reliant on hospitals and overall needs a “complete transformation” in the way it operates.

In an interview with Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Keogh sounded the alarm.

“If the NHS continues to function as it does now, it’s going to really struggle to cope because the model of delivery and service that we have at the moment is not fit for the future,” he said.

For one, he noted, general practitioner offices have to be provided more resources in order to deal with added pressures of demand and tightening budgets.

The nation’s top physician went on to say that, in order for the healthcare system to remain viable, additional services would need to be consolidated under the same roof, such as diagnostic testing and a wider range of treatments at the offices of general practitioners.

“If not,” he said, “we will get to a place where the NHS becomes unaffordable and we will have to make some very difficult decisions which will get to the very heart of the principle of the NHS and its values.”

“They get pushed from pillar to post

Continuing, he said, “This will open up a whole series of discussions about whether the NHS is fit for purpose, whether it’s affordable, and whether the compact with the citizen of free healthcare for all is sustainable in the longer term.

“Too many patients find the NHS fragmented (and) confusing. They find that they get pushed from pillar to post; they feel like a ball in a pinball machine at times,” said Keogh.

The NHS chief went on to deny allegations that ambulance services, emergency rooms and general practitioner offices were struggling to cope with dwindling resources, even though wait times for some of those services are the longest they’ve been in a decade. In fact, the Daily Mail noted, three of 10 ambulance services in England have been forced to declare a critical alert during the past few months.

Still, Keogh said there was no “crisis.”

“Everybody that’s working out there in the NHS knows that they’re under a lot of pressure at the moment,” he said. “They don’t like the term ‘crisis’ being applied willy-nilly.

“It’s an evocative term which is also provocative and is used too freely for the wrong reasons,” he added. “It’s a period of unprecedented pressure, of undue pressure. But the NHS is facing very difficult times, yes. The word ‘crisis’ implies that you can’t deal with it.”

He stated further, though, that frontline services were currently “going through a critical phase” but said they would eventually recover.

A spokesman for the Department of Health, who was not named by the Mail, said things were under control.

More needs, fewer resources, more cuts – Obamacare?

“In common with healthcare systems around the world, the NHS is facing unprecedented demand, but undermining the principle of services being free at the point of use is not the answer,” said the spokesman. “Instead, we are backing the NHS’s plan for the future and have provided an extra £2bn in funding next year to transform out-of-hospital care and meet the needs of an ageing population.”

In an interview with The Guardian, Andrew Gwynne, the acting health minister, said, “We have long warned that the collapse of community services would drag down the NHS and that is what we can see now that hospitals have record numbers of older people who can’t be discharged. Labour agrees with Prof Sir Bruce Keogh that a key part of the way to make the NHS affordable and sustainable in this century is to give patients more care where they want it.”

As Natural News reported in September 2012, Britain’s healthcare system has been struggling for some time, and could be a precursor for the U.S. medical system, now in the clutches of Obamacare: NaturalNews.com.

Sources:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

http://www.theguardian.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

Originally posted 2016-01-02 11:30:19.

Walking corpse syndrome is a very rare neurological disease, formerly known as Cotard’s Syndrome or Cotard’s Delusion, named after the French neurologist Jules Cotard. Cotard’s observations with his patient, Mademoiselle X, earned him the right to have the disease to be named after him, but his patient’s case, circa 1888, was not the first ever recorded.

In 1788, Dr. Charles Bonnet treated an elderly woman with “the powder of precious stones and opium” after insisting she was dead and in another place. She had demanded she be placed in a coffin and mourned after recovering from a short spell of paralysis and loss of sensation or feeling. The treatment worked for her, but she would have occasional relapses afterward.

This syndrome or delusion has nothing to do with “Zombie Apocalypse”, as covered by Health Ranger Mike Adams during some very strange episodes in 2012 in Miami and other spots in that region.

Those were delusional flesh eating Zombie episodes, where a few physically healthy and well fed individuals were compelled to eat live animal or human flesh. You can read that here (http://www.naturalnews.com/035990_zombie_apocalypse_miami_police.html).

How Cotard’s Syndrome differs from zombie delusions or compulsions

Extremely rare Cotard Syndrome is the opposite of any zombie delusions. Victims are convinced they are dead or their organs are dead, including their brain in some cases. But they usually don’t want to eat. After all, they’re dead, so why bother?

Besides, there’s no pleasure in eating anymore. Some victims even die of starvation. A loss of feeling and sensation is at the core of this delusion.

Social disconnects are also basic to this delusion. Human interaction is avoided. There’s just no interest. At 14 years of age, Alabama teen Haley Smith had suffered emotionally during her parents divorce. One day in her English class, she had a feeling she couldn’t shake that she was dead. The school nurse couldn’t detect anything.

Haley’s eating disorder was different than most other cases of Cotard’s Syndrome. She decided that she could eat how much of whatever she wanted to eat since she was dead and wouldn’t gain weight or suffer other health consequences. She had a brief spontaneous recovery, but soon after that totally numb feeling returned.

“I’d fantasize about having picnics in graveyards and I’d spend a lot of time watching horror films because seeing the zombies made me feel relaxed, like I was with family,” Haley explained. She spent a lot of time in bed and often missed school, until one day she attempted to reconnect with one of her friends.

Surprised and emboldened by his understanding her experience, she disclosed her condition with her dad. He urged her to see a psychiatrist. But it took Haley another two years to actually do it. Then she was diagnosed with Cotard’s Syndrome (CS). With that handle, she went online to discover others who felt out of touch with their bodies and wanted to visit graveyards. Now she knew she wasn’t alone.

Talk therapy helped her pull through as well as her relationship with her boyfriend, now fiance’ Jeremy, and Disney movies. She had started to watch and enjoy them, getting “warm fuzzy feelings”. That made her begin to realize she wasn’t dead. Now she’s set on advising others who suffer from CS.

Haley was lucky she didn’t succumb to psychiatry’s other solutions: Anti-depressant and anti-psychotic pharmaceuticals with unpredictability and serious side effects, or ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). Yes, good ole’ shock therapy! Those are the go-to standard of care interventions of conventional psychiatry.

Her solution was through talk therapy, a boyfriend, and Disney. You might consider time for her to heal from the trauma of her parents divorce as another aspect of Haley’s healing.

Sources:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

http://mentalfloss.com

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695744/

http://www.newscientist.com

Originally posted 2015-12-30 11:30:20.

For over a year, California’s capital city had been poisoning the public water supply – in secret – with chemicals that are known carcinogens, and that have never been approved for use in the water treatment process. This was the disturbing finding of a recent investigation by local Sacramento news affiliate ABC10 News, which revealed that Sacramento residents were treated as human guinea pigs in a heinous government scandal involving massive human rights abuses.

Between 2013 and 2014, the City of Sacramento began quietly adding a chemical known as aluminum chlorohydrate, or ACH, to the public water supply in a supposed effort to save money on water purification. ACH was introduced as a replacement for ALUM – another chemical that had previously been used to remove larger particulates – because it is said to be cheaper than ALUM.

ACH was never properly safety tested, and in fact was known at the time to cause cancer, miscarriages and birth defects when ingested or inhaled. But city officials decided to add it anyway, which resulted in many local residents developing these and other health problems. Some residents even developed cancer as a result of consuming the contaminated water throughout the course of the year.

It was quickly discovered, however, that ACH isn’t even an effective water treatment method. But rather than remove the chemical altogether, the City of Sacramento took things a step further by adding excess amounts of chlorine in an effort to boost the efficacy of ACH – a move that would later prove to create an even more toxic substance.

“An astonishing failure, the combination of excess chlorine and aluminum chlorohydrate ended up yielding carcinogenic toxins known as ‘DBPs’ — disinfection byproducts,” explains The AntiMedia. “Specifically, these are in the class of chemicals known as THMs, or Trihalomethanes.

Hey, Sacramento: Why don’t you stop poisoning public water with fluoride and save money that way?

If you’re at all familiar with THMs, you may already know that these chemicals are highly toxic and represent a major risk factor for cancer, especially at the levels used in Sacramento water. Even so, city officials continued to use them, harming countless individuals by flooding their bodies and lungs with cancer-causing poisons.

“This community was basically looked at as a laboratory guinea pig, in that they were exposed to violation level trihalomethanes for up to one year without any proper notification whatsoever,” stated Bob Bowcock, a local Sacramento resident who grew up working in the water treatment industry, to ABC10.

Local resident Anna Marie Tomlinson, of Rio Linda, is one such individual who now suffers from a debilitating health condition as a result of consuming Sacramento’s intentionally poisoned water.

“I know [the water] gave me cancer,” she lamented to the media, noting that at least three other people on her block also developed cancer during the same year. “I drank it every day.”

If the City of Sacramento is really concerned about saving money on water purification, a better option would be to immediately cease adding toxic fluoride chemicals to the water supply. Not only are these synthetic and highly corrosive chemicals expensive – costing upwards of several hundreds of thousands of dollars annually – but they’re also a toxic and unnecessary addition to public water.

“How do we allow officials to blindly add chemicals to our water supply?” asks Cassius Methyl of The AntiMedia. “Unfortunately, most of us probably weren’t even aware the first chemical, ALUM, had been added to our drinking water — much less the insane chemical soup that resulted as a byproduct of this reckless experiment.”

Sources for this article include:

TheAntiMedia.org

Originally posted 2015-12-28 11:31:12.

It’s happening all around the world, and emerging research suggests that the environmental impact of its use is absolutely devastating: geoengineering, a man-made climate control scheme marked by criss-crossing air sweeps that leave behind streams of shimmering “chemtrail” debris across our skies, is now being linked to widespread drought and famine throughout the world, not to mention the complete breakdown of Earth’s agricultural systems.

Geoengineering expert Dane Wigington of GeoengineeringWatch.org says chemtrail operations represent the “greatest single source of damage on many fronts,” and he might just be right. In some areas of the world, persistent drought conditions brought about by artificial weather manipulation have led to massive reductions in crop output and ever-dwindling fresh water supplies.

In Mongolia, for example, an astounding 80 percent reduction in crop yields is the direct result of persistent drought conditions, suggests Wigington. Similarly, in Thailand, farmers are struggling to produce enough food as water supplies dry up. In some areas, military soldiers are having to protect what little water remains at gunpoint.

A little closer to home, California and many areas of the Pacific Northwest continue to hobble through epic drought conditions that have left many formerly flourishing crop fields completely bone dry. California farmers are reportedly pulling in higher revenues for the crops they’re able to procure, but this is likely due to the fact that supplies continue to dwindle, which, economically speaking, drives food prices higher.

For a more thorough explanation as to how geoengineering and “chemtrails” are affecting precipitation patterns, refer to our earlier piece citing evidence of artificial weather manipulation as a driving factor in the California drought crisis.

Geoengineering isn’t a conspiracy theory; it’s conspiracy FACT

If you’re still of the mindset that geoengineering is some kind of loony conspiracy theory, then you’re not keeping up with the latest science. The United Nations’ (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) openly referred to geoengineering in a 2013 report, noting that stratospheric aerosols are used to produce artificial “clouds” designed to alter weather patterns.

A more recent paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters examines how geoengineering programs — they’re stated matter-of-factly because it’s now general knowledge that they’re taking place to combat “climate change” — are affecting crop yields. The paper talks about a geoengineering method known as “marine cloud brightening” that was offered up as a solution to climate change nearly 25 years ago.

The paper erroneously concludes that such methods will improve crop yields, but the latest science suggests otherwise. Nevertheless, the paper admits that geoengineering, cloud “brightening,” and other weather manipulation tactics are real. Those of us watching these developments are here to say that they don’t work and are actually making the problem worse.

“A primary stated goal of the geoengineering programs is to provide a ‘solar shield’ to slow ‘runaway climate change’ by spraying tens of millions of tons of highly toxic metal nano particulates (a nanometer is 1/1,000,000,000 of a meter) into the atmosphere from jet aircraft,” reports Wigington.

“The ‘hydrological cycle’ of the planet is being completely disrupted by the geoengineering aerosol saturation of the atmosphere,” he says.

Wigington has been researching the damaging effects of man-made geoengineering programs for years, noting that much of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest is now polluted with particulates of aluminum, barium, and other toxic metals as a direct result of chemtrail spraying throughout the region. These chemicals are not only damaging soils by acidifying them, but they’re also affecting the quality of water, food and air.

Sources for this article include:

GeoengineeringWatch.org

MBTMag.com

NaturalNews.com

ScientificAmerican.com

IOPScience.IOP.org

Originally posted 2015-10-01 10:21:47.

Setting the record straight on a controversial toxicity study that links Monsanto’s transgenic corn and glyphosate herbicide (Roundup) to liver and kidney toxicity in mice, a new paper published in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe exposes the criminal science cartel that actively censors research into genetically-modified organisms and biotechnology that goes against the status quo.

Doctors John Fagan, Terje Traavik, and Thomas Bohn want the world to know that Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini’s famous study on GM maize NK603 and Roundup is a toxicity study that just so happened to uncover carcinogenic effects from NK603 and Roundup, both in combination and individually. The findings of this important study are indeed valid, they reiterate, and serve as a legitimate baseline for further research into this controversial segment of industrial agriculture.

Their peer-reviewed paper entitled “The Seralini affair: degeneration of Science to Re-Science?” warns that retracting studies simply because they don’t fit the official narrative for a particular subject is the antithesis of what true science is supposed to entail. They emphasize that the normal scientific process involves investigating new ideas and publishing the results, which then encourages others to do the same in either support or rejection of the earlier findings.

Prof. Seralini’s toxicology study into NK603 and Roundup lays groundwork for further inquiry into GMO and herbicide safety

Prof. Seralini’s study, in case you missed it, was retracted from the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology after a swarm of “skeptics” and other anti-science fanatics demanded that it be pulled for primarily political reasons. It basically boils down to the fact that these control freaks didn’t like what Prof. Seralini discovered concerning the carcinogenic nature of Monsanto GMO corn and Roundup, so they pressured and bullied the editors of the journal who published his paper to retract it.

Their reasoning and criticisms were quickly exposed as invalid, as revealed in this comprehensive rebuttal, but little was done to vindicate Prof. Seralini and his study and make things right. That’s where this latest paper comes into play, challenging the corruption within scientific circles that stifles honest inquiry into controversial subjects, including GMO safety.

Dr. Fagan and his colleagues say the growing trend towards pulling papers from journals simply because some people don’t like their findings — Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his famous Lancet paper represent another textbook example of this — overshadows the normal scientific process “in which peer-reviewed publication stimulates new research, generating new empirical evidence that drives the evolution of scientific understanding.”

NK603 and Roundup are toxic and might cause cancer, researchers affirm

After thoroughly examining Prof. Seralini’s original findings and research methods, Dr. Fagan, Dr. Traavick, and Dr. Bohn determined that NK603 and Roundup are not only toxic to the kidneys and liver below current regulatory thresholds, but they might also cause cancer in mammals. They say that these preliminary discoveries warrant further inquiry by regulatory authorities and the scientific community at large rather than animosity towards those who made these discoveries.

“Follow-up long-term carcinogenicity studies, using test animal strains and numbers of animals that assure robust conclusions, are required to confirm/refute this preliminary evidence,” they write. “The inherent tension between the scientific process and commercial interests of product developers necessitates implementation of safeguards that protect the scientific process and prevent degeneration of Science to Re-Science (typified by retraction and republication disputes).”

For more on Prof. Seralini’s study, what it revealed, and where critics went wrong in condemning it as “invalid,” visit GMOSeralini.org.

Sources for this article include:

GMOSeralini.org

ENVEurope.com

GMOSeralini.org

GMWatch.org

Originally posted 2015-09-27 10:21:24.

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