Daily Archives: September 3, 2012

Prions, organophosphates & mad cows

From Mark Purdey, in Acres USA:

ACRES U.S.A. What led you into your consideration of Mad Cow disease to your findings, which are somewhat at variance with the conventional wisdom?

PURDEY. It all started in 1984, appropriately, when I was visited by a British Ministry of Agriculture officer, who just suddenly appeared at my farm one morning and ordered me to treat my cows with these warble fly insecticides, which were systemic acting organophosphates. They came because I had fallen into a compulsory warble fly eradication zone after one of the neighboring farmers had an infestation of warble flies. But I said, look, I don’t want to use the systemic organophosphate compounds; my cattle haven’t got warbles, anyway; and I accused them of acting illegally, saying that they had no legal right to force farmers to use a chemical dressing, particularly one that belonged to a toxic organophosphate group. Largely my refusal to use these chemicals on my cows was based on intuition at that time, but as I started studying the science, I very rapidly realized that these chemicals were derived from military nerve gasses. Continue reading

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Dr. Don Huber on “the woes of GMOs”

From Dr. Don Huber on GM Watch:

The woes of GMOs – Glyphosate and GMOs impact on crops, soils, animals and man
Dr. Don M. Huber, Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology, Purdue University
September 2012

What we have in our fields, our farms, and our homes is not natural! The increased disease, pest pressure, and empty calories are NOT normal! Corn used to be the healthiest plant you could grow. Now, multiple diseases, pests, and weak plants are the common denominator of ‘modern’ hybrids.

Wheat, that staple grain for mankind, is now loaded with toxins, allergens, and chemicals. Sickness and disease are increasing in our crops, animals and people in spite of the broad array of fungicides and drugs administered. One can only ask, what has changed so drastically in this ecology we call farming? Continue reading

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