The new DDT

Mitchell Booth, founder of Love Whole Foods, is excited to announce that renowned scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff will visit their newly remodeled Ormond Beach store for a presentation at 7 p.m. on November 30. Booth, a passionate health advocate shares, “Something has happened to the health landscape of our community. The incidence of autoimmune conditions has exploded: Hashimoto’s disease, lupus, fibromyalgia and issues like Crohn’s disease, gluten intolerance and IBS. Then, of course, there are the ultimates: cancer and type 2 diabetes. My feeling was that there had to be something pervasive impacting our environment that was affecting all age groups.”

Booth got his answer when he was given a podcast featuring Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. “After listening to her presentation, I was stunned,” he says. “Dr. Seneff calmly discussed her six-year quest to understand why the brightest women at MIT (and America) were having autistic babies. She has now written over thirty peer reviewed articles on the impact of toxic chemicals being used in American agriculture.”

Seneff’s focus is on the most pervasive herbicide used worldwide, Round Up, whose principle ingredient is glyphosate. “She thoroughly discussed how glyphosate, by design, kills all living plants. As a bio-chemist, she analyzed how human ingestion creates a perfect disease environment. Suddenly, the dots connected: the pervasive gut dysbiosis leading to an explosion in neurological diseases affecting folks with no previous conditions, family history or genetic proclivity,” says Booth.

So just what is glyphosate? It is a synthesized amino acid derived from glycine, an essential building block for making proteins in both plants and animals. “Monsanto’s scientists discovered that if they altered just one element of this amino acid it becomes a deadly toxin to all plants, not just weeds. What about the humans who would be ingesting this herbicide when they ate the crop being protected from nasty weeds?” asks Booth. “Monsanto had developed seeds for crops that had been genetically modified to withstand glyphosate. Monsanto provided government regulators all of their data that showed that humans cleared any exposure to glyphosate in two weeks leaving no residual toxicity.”

Booth notes that those government agencies, however, are so overwhelmed with new chemical reviews that they depend on the chemical company to provide the safety research. “The first approval was given in the seventies. It is simply astounding that an agent known to kill all plant life might not warrant extra in-house scrutiny to verify safety for humans and the environment. Remember that this company, Monsanto, was responsible for the development of another plant defoliant, Agent Orange. We won’t ask Vietnam veterans about how well it was tested before being used in combat,” he says.

Seneff’s scientific training, supported and endowed by one of the nation’s most prestigious universities, has supported a quest that has led to one conclusion: glyphosate is simply the DDT of our generation. It needs to be banned just as another of Monsanto’s creations, Agent Orange, was banned.

“So how do you help protect yourself, your children and our parents?” asks Booth. “Get educated. Get tested. Love Whole Foods is offering a testing lab to measure levels of glyphosate in your urine. The kits are just under one hundred dollars. Dr. Seneff firmly believes that eating organic along with eating lots of ‘stinky’ organic vegetables like garlic, broccoli and cauliflower and getting a premium contaminate-free probiotic are your immediate can-do remedies to this hidden assault. Our community is privileged to have Dr. Seneff speak on this timely subject.”

Cost: Free. Standing room only event. Love Whole Foods is located at 275 Williamson Blvd. in Ormond Beach. Call 386-677-5236 to reserve your seat. The first 100 guests will receive a copy of the CD that started it all. For more information, visit See ad, page 23.

Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a senior research scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and MS, EE and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur




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Roundup Rebuke

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A California jury has found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, 46, a pest control manager for the Benicia Unified School District, in California, near San Francisco. His was the first claim to go to trial alleging that Roundup and other glyphosate-based weed killers cause cancer. The company was ordered to pay $289 million in damages—$39 million compensatory and $250 punitive. Monsanto, recently acquired as a unit of the German conglomerate Bayer, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the U.S.