Genetically Modified Food: Virtually All Independent Research is Cause for Concern

Half of the Studies Find Cause For Concern … The Other Half Are Studies By the GMO Food Industry Itself

Tufts University’s Director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute (Timothy Wise) points out:

There is no … consensus on the safety of GM food. A peer-reviewed study of the research, from peer-reviewed journals, found that about half of the animal-feeding studies conducted in recent years found cause for concern. The other half didn’t, and as the researchers noted, “most of these studies have been conducted by biotechnology companies responsible of commercializing these GM plants.”

The only consensus that GM food is safe is among industry-funded researchers.

By way of background, genetically engineered foods have been linked to obesity, cancer, liver failure, infertility and all sorts of other diseases (brief, must-watch videos here and here). ….

Oxidative Stress: The Link Between Autism, Vaccines, Glyphosate, Gender-Related Susceptibility and Lack of Breast Feeding

Oxidative stress is strongly linked to late-onset autism. OS is caused by (among other things) physical and psychological stress, glyphosate, aluminum and mercury in vaccines, aluminum in baby formula, aluminum cookware, aluminum lake food coloring, aluminum leavening, aluminum beverage cans etc.  A synergistic combination of these factors with a deficiency of glutathione in children may result in autism.   Natural birth, breast feeding, genital integrity, reduction of stress levels, avoidance of multiple simultaneous vaccinations and pointless vaccinations (like flu and HepB in children), real food and enhanced intake of antioxidants, especially vitamin D, would seem to be preventative.   An honest medical profession would also be helpful.  Why aren’t they screening children for glutathione deficiency before vaccination?  (see the first 2 links)  Why should we trust such a system at all?   Does your doctor even know what’s in the shots?  He’s in the same boat as we are: acting on the promises of  financially-conflicted strangers with a known history of deception.

Blood hints at autism’s source

Metabolic biomarkers of increased oxidative stress and impaired methylation capacity in children with autism

Oxidative stress and anxiety

Major depressive disorder is accompanied with oxidative stress: short-term antidepressant treatment does not alter oxidative–antioxidative systems

Psychological stress-induced enhancement of brain lipid peroxidation via nitric oxide systems and its modulation by anxiolytic and anxiogenic drugs in mice

Can Adverse Neonatal Experiences Alter Brain Development and Subsequent Behavior?

Oxidative stress due to aluminum exposure induces eryptosis which is prevented by erythropoietin.

Aluminum overload increases oxidative stress in four functional brain areas of neonatal rats

Mercury induces cell cytotoxicity and oxidative stress and increases beta-amyloid secretion and tau phosphorylation in SHSY5Y neuroblastoma cells.

Thimerosal Content in Some US Licensed Vaccines

Table of Vaccine Excipients

Oxidative stress responses of rats exposed to Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate

Autism Explained: Synergistic Poisoning from Aluminum and Glyphosate

Breastfeeding Is Analgesic in Healthy Newborns

Direct and indirect effects of breast milk on the neurobehavioral and cognitive development of premature infants

Beta endorphin concentrations in human milk.strongly

Lack of Breast Feeding Linked to Autism

Baby “formula” and aluminum

What is the role of vitamin D in autism?

and on a related note:

Does Circumcision Trigger Autism?

Empathy as a Choice and Pleasure vs Pain or Neglect in Infancy

Protect (All) Your Boys from Early Trauma

Google Considers Dumbing Itself Down

THE internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free “news” stories spread like wildfire. Google has devised a fix – rank websites according to their truthfulness.

Google’s search engine currently uses the number of incoming links to a web page as a proxy for quality, determining where it appears in search results. So pages that many other sites link to are ranked higher. This system has brought us the search engine as we know it today, but the downside is that websites full of misinformation can rise up the rankings, if enough people link to them.

A Google research team is adapting that model to measure the trustworthiness of a page, rather than its reputation across the web. Instead of counting incoming links, the system – which is not yet live – counts the number of incorrect facts within a page. “A source that has few false facts is considered to be trustworthy,” says the team ( The score they compute for each page is its Knowledge-Based Trust score.

The software works by tapping into the Knowledge Vault, the vast store of facts that Google has pulled off the internet. Facts the web unanimously agrees on are considered a reasonable proxy for truth. Web pages that contain contradictory information are bumped down the rankings. …

How in the world do they propose to account for the effect of  corporate money (e.g. pharmocorporate money, see the dismissive passage on vaccine concerns above) on which “facts” are held as gospel by the majority?  Google has no faith in its users’ intelligence or the natural tendency of  sites that pass on disinformation to be ignored by other sites.   It also ignores the impact its “truth” algorithm will have on its own validity over time, as sites that host controversial information  will tend to go offline for lack of use, rendering the net and the algorithm increasingly biased toward conventional wisdom as the dissidents disappear from the net.  It will become a web equivalent of the mainstream media, just another echo chamber for the dominant well-funded memes which so often prove to be boring, non-insightful and downright wrong.    This is an algorithm for collective self-delusion.   It’s not how healthy, inquisitive, creative and intelligent human neural nets operate.   There should always be room for doubt and questioning or paradigm shifts will never happen.

People interested in real research will go elsewhere.