The European Union’s smallest member country, Malta, has officially begun the process of completely banning Monsanto’s toxic glyphosate from the 122 square mile island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. Labeled a ‘probable carcinogenic’ by the World Health Organization, controversy over the use of glyphosate, a primary ingredient in the popular gardening product RoundUp, is a globally contentious issue, yet very few nation states have sided with precautionary reasoning when considering the continued use of this toxic herbicide and crop desiccant.
Usage of glyphosate is soaring worldwide, even in the face of vast expert and personal testimony that confers upon the risks to public health of its usage in industrial agriculture and in small-scale farms and gardens. In addition to being suspected of causing cancer under certain conditions, glyphosate has been linked to many other serious and chronic health problems, such as autoimmune disorders, liver poisoning, autism, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, inflammatory bowel disease and other chronic illnesses.
Furthermore glyphosate is severely disruptive to the gut microbiome of the human body, which is now being understood as a ‘second brain,’ responsible in major ways for regulating mood, the emotional body, our immune system, and influencing mental health conditions like depression.
“Glyphosate is such an effective killer because it gets into plants and prevents them from taking up their normal nutrients – thus starving them to death. Glyphosate depletes micronutrients(such as calcium, zinc, magnesium, sulfur and cobalt, just to name a few) which are essential for health in plant and animal organisms. Specifically, glyphosate interferes with the shikimate pathway, a metabolic function in plants which allows them to create essential amino acids or proteins. Without this pathway functioning properly, the plant cannot survive.
Although animals and humans don’t have a shikimate pathway, here comes the glyphosate problem: the bacteria in our gut (microbiome or microbiota) do have this pathway, and we are reliant upon this microbiome in our gut for our health, immunity and our “second brain”. When we allow glyphosate to infiltrate our system, it destroys our gut and subsequently our immune system.” [Source]
Additionally, it is widely known that misuse, abuse and overuse of agrichemicals such as glyphosate is a common international problem, as is highlighted in the case of Argentina, where agrochemicals are causing widespread and terrifying health problems for citizens, especially those living close to farms and agricultural facilities in rural areas.
With such an overwhelming body of evidence linking so many health issues to this chemical, it would stand to reason that governments around the world should err on the side of caution, which is a point also made by Malta’s environment minister.
“Environment Minister José Herrera has said that Malta’s opposition to glyphosate is based on the precautionary principle, which states that potentially hazardous protects should not be used unless they can be proven safe.” [Source]
France may be next in considering an outright national ban on glyphosate, indicating that we may be on the brink of triggering a global domino effect, hopefully allowing consumer and public concern to be recognized above the interests of multi-national corporations. If the political will to ban the risky chemical can be mustered by one nation, it can be mustered by any nation.
“The decision shows courage from government’s side as it chose to listen to the concerns of experts and individuals who have demanded that our fields, streets and gardens would be free from this risky weed killer.” [Source]
For a comprehensive look at the risks involved with the use of glyphosate, please visit our database on this critical public health issue, here. Watch this telling interview with a Monsanto lobbyist who makes the claim that glyphosate is safe to drink, but refuses to do so when offered the chance, saying, “I am not an idiot.”
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By Dr. John L. Reizer
Founder of NoFakeNews
If it looks like a conspiracy, smells like a conspiracy and tastes like one, chances are damn good it is a conspiracy.
A long time ago, government think-tanks got together and figured out that the best way to stop the masses from putting any credibility into ideas that governments might regularly conspire against their own citizenry was to popularize a specific label that would, for all intents and purposes, inoculate the masses against believing the obvious. The label that was selected was “Conspiracy Theory.” According to a Freedom of Information request by the New York Times in 1976, the label “Conspiracy Theory” was made into a weaponized term to discredit minority groups of people from pushing conspiracy agendas that questioned the veracity of government reports.
The “Conspiracy Theory” label can very effectively defuse a specific problem before it ever has a chance to breathe. Whenever something big occurs that reeks of a massive conspiracy, the powers that be immediately inoculate the masses against such thought behavior by injecting the “Conspiracy Theory” label into the public domain. It goes something like this:
“Yesterday’s terror attack is already being dubbed as a false flag event by the lunatic fringe and other conspiracy theorists.”
When the hypnotized public read and hear such statements from the mainstream media companies, they automatically close their eyes and cover their ears with regards to anything that deviates from officialdom. In reality, the masses are routinely vaccinated against logic by coming into contact with this cleverly weaponized label. No matter how blatantly obvious the truth might be concerning a specific incident, the large majority of people worldwide will be unable to embrace anything other than what has been disseminated by the government’s script writers.
This brings me to the major theme of my latest post; the European Union was never designed for the benefit of its member countries. And if you believe that it was, you have been hoodwinked and inoculated by the powers that be into thinking so.
The EU has always been a tool of the United States (CIA) specifically designed to manage, more effectively, the European countries after World War II. It’s much easier to manage a bunch of sovereign territories if they lose their sovereignty and can be controlled by one central location in Brussels. The same holds true when we are discussing monetary systems. By creating a single currency system, it is easier to make the member countries dependent on the EU model.
Britons continue to present a major problem for the EU. Originally presented to them as a free trade zone, the British people embraced the EU concept because they were allowed to keep their own currency system in place. London is a powerful financial center and the powers that be do not want this to be the case in the immediate future.
I believe the entire Brexit idea was created by the powers that be as a giant psyop scheme. The goal from the onset was to create heated debate about a very important sovereignty issue that has been on the minds of many people, and then to have the heart cut out of the monster so it could die once and for all. Once Brexit has been defeated, the powers that be can begin to introduce the convincing argument that a stronger EU makes for a stronger Europe and that London must give up its currency system in order for the EU to work.
If Brexit fails, and I believe it will, Europe is probably finished. The vote that is occurring as I write these words is undoubtedly rigged. I don’t believe those in control would let something this important be decided by a legitimate voting process. And in the unlikely scenario that Brexit wins, the vote is not attached to a binding referendum. I still believe that Brexit would never come to fruition.
Now you may roll your eyes into the back of your head and call me a conspiracy theorist, but then again that is exactly what they want you to do.
What do you think about this subject?
By Gina Flores
Editor at NoFakeNews
Many in the know have realized for the longest time that Germany and other EU member countries are under the control of Washington, DC. The puppet European governments are not doing what is best for its once sovereign territories. European countries are being sold out by their so called leaders that have pledged an allegiance to a higher power. It’s a higher power that subscribes to a New World Order and things are heating up faster than many people thought possible.
Is this the end of Europe? Will Germany wake up and dump Merkel before it is too late?
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