Richard Bruce sees a familiar pattern:
Richard Bruce, whose health has been seriously damaged by agricultural pesticide, replies to this report:
“The chemical companies are always using this tactic. They introduced pesticides and regulators found that it was impossible to prevent residues – so they allowed residues.
Chemicals approved over the years for admixing in harvested grain for human consumption include malathion, pirimiphos methyl, chlorpyrifos methyl, and pyrethroids such as bifenthrin – see Gonçalves, 2004.
Limits were exceeded, as with glyphosate residues from pre-harvest applications – and maximum allowable levels were raised.
“They introduced GM crops with promises of segregation and no contamination. When contamination happened, they sold GM seeds in with non-GM.”
This is verified on the World Trade Organisation’s website:
In some countries, a large part of the production of some crops, such as maize or soybeans, is from genetically modified seeds, and is mixed with non-modified varieties during storage, transport and processing. These countries argue it would be unnecessary and very costly to keep GMOs separate, and consider that labelling requirements or import bans are unnecessary trade barriers.
Richard Bruce continues:
“The regulators could not turn back the tide so allowed a percentage of contamination. Then they persuaded the regulators that it was impossible to find GM Free food supplies and then GM imports were allowed.
“GM seeds are growing in non GM crops making any idea of segregation distances complete nonsense and now allowable contamination of food supplies is accepted as being perfectly OK – despite good science issuing dire warnings of the potential consequences already apparent in the rising autism rates in the USA linked to mitochondria damage of the type admitted to be caused by the chemicals used on GM crops” (Ed: notably the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos according to Landrigan, Therapeutics and toxicology).
Mitochondrial damage, which leads to increased cell death and dysfunction, is also associatied with Alzheimer’s Disease and a recent study suggests that it may be a key factor in the development of Parkinson’s disease
Richard Bruce concludes:
“If it weren’t for ‘good science’ we would be in big trouble now….!!”