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  •  Gooserock, how I sympathize. (4+ / 0-)

    IN some of 2007, all of 2008 and until Thanksgiving 2009, I suffered with extreme intestinal pain, that took over my entire lower left hand side. It felt like weasels were ripping my flesh and  insides. (Zappa fans know the album I refer to!)

    I had $ 21,000 worth of testing done in an eighteen month period. Pet scans, x rays, cat scans, and finally, after nothing could be found, they MRI'ed my wee brain as they thought a brain tumor might be sending false signals of pain. Luckily the mRI found nothing but normal brain tissue.

    In the end, I ran out of pasta and bread during a  huge writing project. My spouse also was on deadline. Neither of us could spare a moment to go and replace the bread and pasta. We didn't eat anything gluten for those four days. Luckily I had a doctor appointment early the fifth  morning. If the staff hadn't asked what my pain level was that day, I would probably still be afflicted. (Some times, I took 5 codeine tabs and still had 9 level pain) But this day my pain level was Zero. The doctor's staff  queried me and queried me. Finally a light bulb went on - I hadn't had wheat in four days!

    I have come to find, via reading emails sent to me by people well acquainted with Don Huber, people whoa re scientists working on the issue of what ever is going on with our crops and foods! I learned that our wheat is heavily contaminated with formaldehyde, as almost all American grown wheat is RoundUp sprayed. And the soil is destroyed by the glyphosate, and the POEA and the formaldehyde or other aldehyde used to soften the glyphosate so it is a sprayable product. Our soils are lacking in nutrients, and now the wheat our farmers grow are saturated with molds and fungal growths including vomitoxin!

    •  That's odd (2+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, marc brazeau

      all that testing and they never tested for Celiac's disease?
      As for fomaldehyde in wheat, a google search provided no help on finding where you got that information. Formaldehyde was used early in the 20th century to disinfect seed before planting, but I could find no modern day use on growing wheat.
      Herbicides like Round Up are sprayed on wheat very early in the growing season, and most will break down into harmless elements within 3 to 4 days, as it is designed to do. The wheat is harvested several months later, when residues are long gone.

      Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

      by skohayes on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 04:20:52 AM PDT

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      •  People often think that RoundUp is nothing (0+ / 0-)

        But glyposate. But it also contains Polyoxyethalinamine (POEA) by 15% and water by around 45%. The POEA breaks down into formaldehyde. it is also possible that in addition to the POEA being in the mix, plain old formaldehyde was in the mix, as well.

        Without an aldehyde in its formula, the glyphosate in RoundUp would not be able to be sprayable but  instead would be in cake like form. A  Bob Simon, PhD, who was a forensic witness for many years for families suing Monsanto, claims that during one court case, he, the Monsanto people and the family were called into judge's chambers and it was revealed to one and all in that room that formaldehyde was part of the mix.  Apparently Monsanto never bothered to tell the EPA when it applied for its license to sell the product over the  counter. Here in California, Prop 65 has formaldehyde listed as a toxic best to be avoided, and it is possible that if the formaldehyde being added to RoundUp was public knowledge, rather than something Monsanto lied about, that RoundUp would not be allowed to be  sold over the counter to unlicensed "home" buyers.

        The USA is one of very few nations that do not demand a gas spectrometry exam of a product to determine what is in it. We let the companies that want the EPA to approve of their product to explain to  the EPA, on the honor system, that this is in it, and this too, and that, but nothing else. What else would you expect by a Corporate-controlled government?

        Of course, the fact remains that for years, anti-pesticide activists like myself were told by people who used RoundUp that it was only salt and water. So now that people realize it contains glyphosate, well, that is at least a big step up!

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