Monday, February 28, 2011

Soy Alert! GM Soy Contains Round-Up. Ray's FIL Succumbs.

Soy, by any other name:
"But beware: Soy goes by more names than a con man.

Here are some of the terms that will tell you whether a cereal or another food has nestled up with a bean: glycine max, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), textured vegetable protein (TVP), lecithin, miso, mono-diglyceride, monosodium glutamate (MSG), natto, tempeh, tofu, vegetable oil, vegetable gum, vegetable starch, and soybean oil. Any product that contains "flavorings" or "natural flavorings" might also contain soy.
If you have a question, contact the manufacturer.
Oatmeal and creamy wheat and rice hot cereals are free of soy."

"Confused About Soy?--Soy Dangers Summarized
  • High levels of phytic acid in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. Phytic acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation methods such as soaking, sprouting and long, slow cooking. High phytate diets have caused growth problems in children.
  • Trypsin inhibitors in soy interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders. In test animals soy containing trypsin inhibitors caused stunted growth.
  • Soy phytoestrogens disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women.
  • Soy phytoestrogens are potent antithyroid agents that cause hypothyroidism and may cause thyroid cancer. In infants, consumption of soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.
  • Vitamin B12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body's requirement for B12.
  • Soy foods increase the body's requirement for vitamin D.
  • Fragile proteins are denatured during high temperature processing to make soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein.
  • Processing of soy protein results in the formation of toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines.
  • Free glutamic acid or MSG, a potent neurotoxin, is formed during soy food processing and additional amounts are added to many soy foods.
  • Soy foods contain high levels of aluminum which is toxic to the nervous system and the kidneys.
The above soy dangers and our Myths & Truths About Soy are available in our Soy Alert! trifold brochure for mass distribution."
Studies Showing Adverse Effects of Soy
  1. Studies Showing the Toxicity of Soy in the US Food & Drug Administration's Poisonous Plant Database (7.5M PDF)
  2. Studies Showing Adverse Effects of Dietary Soy, 1939-2008
  3. Studies Showing Adverse Effects of Isoflavones, 1950-2010

The worst of it is that:  Genetically modified (GM) soy accounts for 91 percent of soybeans planted in the US

This video is in German with English subtitles:


Here is what Dr. Oz, and other doctors say about it:

"Genetically modified (GM) soy accounts for 91 percent of soybeans planted in the US and is rapidly growing throughout the world. The dangerous biotech created science behind the introduction of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) is rapidly mounting and can no longer be ignored by scientists or the public.
The biotech propaganda of increasing crop yield and ending world hunger have been proven false, and attempts to skew the simple fact that the sole reasoning for the mass introduction of untested, toxic and dangerous GMOs into our plants, soil, animals and genes is to increase profits at any expense for the large multinational biotech companies.

Transgenic or GM soy is created by haphazardly blasting a gene into the soybean that allows the bean to be resistant to the cytotoxic effects of Roundup (glyphosate). Farmers are able to dose their entire soybean fields with glyphosate and only kill the weeds.

But, wouldn't it make sense that if something kills anything (including weeds) it also would be killing human cells? Also, what health effects are evident from consuming soybeans which have been genetically altered with a promoter virus to ensure the gene slips past the immune system of the plant?"
Learn more:

"After Carrasco announced his findings ahead of publication – the study was later published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology – a group of environmental lawyers petitioned the supreme court of Argentina to implement a national ban on the use of glyphosate. But such is Argentina’s dependence on GM soy that Guillermo Cal, executive director of the crop-protection trade association CASAFE, said a ban would mean ‘we couldn’t do agriculture in Argentina’.  Much of Argentina’s GM soy is imported into Europe as livestock feed.

Unprecedented ruling
No national ban on glyphosate has yet been implemented, but in a revolutionary ruling in March 2010, a regional court in Santa Fe province banned the spraying of glyphosate and other agrochemicals near populated areas. While the ruling is limited to the area around San Jorge, other courts are expected to follow suit.

Just a month after the court ruling, another bombshell dropped in Argentina’s GM soy republic. The provincial government of Chaco province issued a report on health statistics from La Leonesa, the town where Carrasco was due to give his talk.

The report said that from 2000 to 2009 the childhood cancer rate tripled in La Leonesa and the rate of birth defects increased nearly fourfold over the entire province. The report said that these staggering increases in disease coincided with the expansion of GM soy and rice crops in the region and the corresponding rise in agrochemical use."
More at:

More about soy:

I am taking Jay into town to cash his check, so we might go to the one thrift shop that is open on Mondays.

Later:  We just went to our little town, cashed his check, and bought a few items at the Dollar General.

Jay wanted to work for an hour, so he tidied up the front and back yards with the mower and a rake.
I was on the screen porch trying to get the sheets of vinyl off opposite ends of it.  We enclose it during the cold months to protect the plants, and the times that the cats are out there.  Very difficult to believe that we are doing this in February, but we have had to turn the AC on sometimes.!  The top parts are too high up for me, so Jay was helping.

Ray was walking by to go to his son's place on the other side of my house, to tell him that his grandfather had just died.    Rest In Peace John Gray.  That is all I know, today.

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