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Monsanto's Roundup Pesticide Linked To Gluten Intolerance / Class Action Suit?
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I just came across this article with some very credible evidence on the link between the pesticide Roundup developed by Monsanto and the increase in Gluten Intolerance and Celiac disease.  You can find more about this study here, with a link for downloading the whole article:

 

http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/02/19/roundup-linked-global-boom-celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance/#.UxBTGV5z-sQ

 

Now, my question, is when and how a class action suit by people suffering from Celiac Disease and GI can proceed.  I know legal action against Monsanto is normally an exercise in futility, but for symbolic value I would very much like to participate in some response to these findings. 

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A class action suit might be worth considering, but unfortunately no one has ever won a lawsuit against Monsanto and Monsanto has pretty much infiltrated our entire government.

 

GMO foods are already known for causing gastrointestinal problems, cancer, allergies, autoimmune disorders, and more, so it would not be surprising if Roundup was also linked to Celiac Disease. After all, Monsanto, the creator of Roundup and certain GMOs, also lied about the safety of DDT (aka Agent Orange).

 

Unfortunately, the EPA recently raised the allowable levels of Glyphosate (main ingredient in Roundup) on crops and the government has allowed companies like Monsanto to investigate the safety of their own products without question, so do not expect any government intervention because Monsanto has advocates of GMOs and Roundup in the USDA, FDA, Department of Agriculture, and the EPA.

 

If you have Celiac and don’t want to further aggravate your disease or worsen like me, you may want to start eating certified organic or GMO free whole foods. Also, please try contacting your favorite producers of certified gluten free foods and tell them to stop using GMO foods and foods sprayed with Roundup. (Advocating for a law which would require foods containing GMOs to be labeled may also be worthwhile.)
 

To learn more about how Roundup and GMO foods may have damaged your health, you can watch a documentary called Genetic Roulette: The Gamble Of Our Lives on youtube

Genetic Roulette Movie Trailer

 

GMO-Science Takes a Blow as Studies Are Retracted
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/03/11/retracted-gmo-studies.aspx

 

Another win for Monsanto: US raises allowable levels of company’s pesticide in crops

http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-epa-483/

 

Russia bans all GM corn imports; EU may also ban Monsanto GMO in wake of shocking cancer findings

http://www.naturalnews.com/037328_russia_gmo_monsanto.html#ixzz2vjAGeiSkhttp://www.naturalnews.com/037328_russia_gmo_monsanto.html

 

Government study finds toxic Roundup herbicide in 75 percent of air, rain samples
http://www.naturalnews.com/044258_Roundup_herbicide_rain_samples_air_pollution.html#ixzz2vjAacaa0

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thanks for posting

 

A class action suit might be worth considering, but unfortunately no one has ever won a lawsuit against Monsanto and Monsanto has pretty much infiltrated our entire government.

 

GMO foods are already known for causing gastrointestinal problems, cancer, allergies, autoimmune disorders, and more, so it would not be surprising if Roundup was also linked to Celiac Disease. After all, Monsanto, the creator of Roundup and certain GMOs, also lied about the safety of DDT (aka Agent Orange).

 

Unfortunately, the EPA recently raised the allowable levels of Glyphosate (main ingredient in Roundup) on crops and the government has allowed companies like Monsanto to investigate the safety of their own products without question, so do not expect any government intervention because Monsanto has advocates of GMOs and Roundup in the USDA, FDA, Department of Agriculture, and the EPA.

 

If you have Celiac and don’t want to further aggravate your disease or worsen like me, you may want to start eating certified organic or GMO free whole foods. Also, please try contacting your favorite producers of certified gluten free foods and tell them to stop using GMO foods and foods sprayed with Roundup. (Advocating for a law which would require foods containing GMOs to be labeled may also be worthwhile.)
 

To learn more about how Roundup and GMO foods may have damaged your health, you can watch a documentary called Genetic Roulette: The Gamble Of Our Lives on youtube

Genetic Roulette Movie Trailer

 

GMO-Science Takes a Blow as Studies Are Retracted
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/03/11/retracted-gmo-studies.aspx

 

Another win for Monsanto: US raises allowable levels of company’s pesticide in crops

http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-epa-483/

 

Russia bans all GM corn imports; EU may also ban Monsanto GMO in wake of shocking cancer findings

http://www.naturalnews.com/037328_russia_gmo_monsanto.html#ixzz2vjAGeiSkhttp://www.naturalnews.com/037328_russia_gmo_monsanto.html

 

Government study finds toxic Roundup herbicide in 75 percent of air, rain samples
http://www.naturalnews.com/044258_Roundup_herbicide_rain_samples_air_pollution.html#ixzz2vjAacaa0

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I've read these articles and the scientific study posted in the Publications forum. It's SCARY. After reading them, I vowed to go GMO free, organic, to raise chickens for meat and eggs, to grow most, if not all, of our veggies. A few days later, when I'd calmed down a little (haha)... and found organic eggs at the grocery for FIVE DOLLARS a dozen... I've decided to begin to replace our staples slowly. I found a great list of GMO free foods and many/most are available at our health food store. Plus, the 365 brand at Whole Foods is GMO free and reasonably priced. I can only get to Whole Foods a few times a year, but will begin to replace and stock up on better foods. I gave up the chicken for meat and organic eggs idea, but AM going to start making my own awesome fertilizer for my garden with worms! I'm also going to start asking questions at the summer farmer's market and see if I can't get veggies I don't grow to can/freeze.

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People who have Celiac disease have increased risk for other things; for example, non-hodgkins lymphoma, and they die earlier because of these other risks.

This statement is not true.  Risk factors go down to that of the general population once a person follows a strict gluten-free diet for 5 years.  Celiacs also do not die earlier due to these risk factors.  I have many undiagnosed through choice people in my family and they all live to be quite old.  There are many undiagnosed for life people out there and we all see them yet many do not die earlier. People die earlier every day that do not have Celiac Disease.  A persons life span has many influences and most of it boils down to not eating right, lack of movement and bad habits.....plus the ever popular genetic influence that makes us all uniquely different.

 

I am not buying into GMO's and pesticides as a cause for increased rates of Celiac Disease because this disease has existed long before these two issues were invented.  I read that Socrates made mention of the "wasting disease" in his writings so Celiac goes back well beyond what many people think.  It just wasn't discovered and documented until the second world war and that was quite by accident. Increased rates, I think, come from the amount of food people consume that contain increased amounts of gluten.

People simply eat way too much on a daily basis and a lot of it is bread and dessert based.  Gluten content of bread and baked goods is higher today. Take someone with a genetic predisposition for it, add in the daily stress of today's insane life, feed them a steady diet of poor quality food with lots of gluten content and it's the perfect formula for an epidemic.  Just my opinion but all this focus on outside influences and lawsuits seems a waste of time. I also do not care what caused it for me as I tend to look forward on things.  I follow a strict diet that has made me well for the first time in my life and concentrate on being fit and healthy. No matter what the medical community comes up with for a supposed cure, I'm not interested.  This is my life and I am content with it.  I am not in any way saying that GMO's and pesticides are safe but they have been used for awhile now and truthfully, more people died from the flu epidemic in 1918 than from these two concerns. Luvs2eat made another good point......try eating all organic and non-GMO and see how your food bill jumps.  I eat good quality food and it costs me a lot....I can't add this to the mix.  Organic is great....as long as it doesn't cost $7.00 for a head of cauliflower!   :o

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You are right Gemini.  Correlation does not equal causation.

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Lol. People are welcome to believe whatever they want about GMOs and Roundup, but it doesn’t change the fact that GMO cause inflammation and damages to numerous organs of the body, including the stomach. Even if one doesn't believe GMO or Roundup may cause Celiac Disease, it does not change the fact that GMOs are dangerous and the FDA should not have allowed GMOs, herbicides, or pesticides into the food system without considering the safety and health of its citizens and future generations. Also, when GMOs are grown, they are usually sprayed with Roundup.

 

  • Liver cells displayed vacuolation and fatty degeneration.
  • The kidneys had congested blood vessels and dilation of renal tubules.
  • The testes showed signs of necrosis and desquamation of spermatogoneal germ cells lining the seminiferous tubules.
  • The spleens were congested with slight lymphocytic depletion.
  • The small intestines showed hyperplasia and hyperactivation of mucous secretory glands, with necrosis of intestinal villi.

GMOs show 'substantial non-equivalence'

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2307175/gmos_show_substantial_nonequivalence.html

 

 

GMO feed turns pig stomachs to mush! Shocking photos reveal severe damage caused by GM soy and corn
http://www.naturalnews.com/040727_gmo_feed_severe_inflammation_pig_stomachs.html

GMO-pig-intestines-inflammation.jpg

New Study Finds GM Grains Harm Reproductive and Digestive Health
http://farmandranchfreedom.org/gmo-harms-reproductive-and-digestive-health/

 

GMO & Pesticides Cause Tumors & Higher Mortality Rate?

Rat-Tumor-Monsanto-GMO-Cancer-Study-3-Wi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeW5yUSqdhY

 

New Study Links GMOs To Gluten Disorders That Affect 18 Million Americans
 

“The Bt-toxin in corn is designed to puncture holes in insect cells, but studies show it does the same in human cells. Bt-toxin may be linked to leaky gut, which physicians consistently see in gluten-sensitivie patients.” Jeffrey Smith, ED of the Institute for Responsible Technology.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/11/29/new-study-links-gmos-to-gluten-disorders-that-affect-18-million-americans/

 

 

10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs
http://www.responsibletechnology.org/10-Reasons-to-Avoid-GMOs

 

Say No to GMOs (Provides tips on avoiding GMOs)
http://www.betternutrition.com/hidden-gmos/columns/askthenaturopath/1034

 

6 Ways to Avoid Eating Pesticide Residue
http://www.thenation.com/article/178829/6-ways-avoid-eating-pesticide-residue

 

Warning Signs: How Pesticides Harm the Young Brain
http://www.thenation.com/article/178804/warning-signs-how-pesticides-harm-young-brain#

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A class action suit might be worth considering, but unfortunately no one has ever won a lawsuit against Monsanto and Monsanto has pretty much infiltrated our entire government.

 

 

As someone who works in the legal field and has handled many complaints where Monsanto (now known as Pharmacia) was named - I can tell you that is not true.  Most big corporations like Pharmacia settle out of court because it is easier and cheaper to settle since their insurance pays for it than to take a case all the way to verdict. So yes, there are many plaintiffs who have walked away with "wins" so to speak against Pharmacia. 

 

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Rice grown in the south where cotton used to be grown is contaminated with arsenic becasue they used to spray an arsenic pesticide on the cotton. It is now in the soil where it is taken up by the roots to become part of the plant.

 

GMO plants are heavily doused with Roundup. The Roundup too is saturating the soil where it is taken up by the roots to become part of the plant.

 

I don't want to eat that stuff!

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I've read several articles over the last year linking GMOs and Monsanto crap and the incredible rise of celiac disease in people. It's made me more aware and willing to eat cleaner and healthier... no matter what the cost in my rural area of the U.S.

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