TRASHING AMERICA: CHEMICAL AND ANIMAL LITTER
PART 3 of 5
November 28, 2011
Part 3: Chemical and animal litter
It’s apparent that most and I repeat—most Americans do not possess a clue as to the ecological damage perpetrated on North America and the world by the 80,000 chemicals that we inject onto the land, into the air and everywhere into our water systems 24/7.
Every day, every hour, every second—Americans eat, breathe and absorb chemical litter. In big cities, Americans inhale chemicals with every breath they take into their lungs. When they sit down to breakfast, lunch and dinner, they absorb more chemical litter in the foods they eat. If you take time to read the “ingredients” label on most bottled drinks, processed foods and packages—it would cause you a headache. When you think of all the chemical concoctions we take at the drug store called “prescriptions”, it’s enough to make a sane person crazy. We’ve become a chemically addicted society instead of a healthy eating, healthy exercising and healthy lifestyle civilization. Notice that 7 out of 10 Americans are overweight or obese.
Back to where it starts!
Because of acid rain and toxic aquifers from chemical poisoning—Americans endure a chemical litter soup daily.
Everything we eat suffers from chemical sprays, fertilizers and acid rain.
Dr. Group, of Global Healing Center, said, “Pesticides are designed to kill insects, fungus, bacteria and other things that feed on crops, are vectors for disease, nuisances, and things that destroy property. Farming is big business. And some of the farming companies are bottom–line entities in business to make money at any cost. Pesticides and genetically modified organisms are how they insure that they will get the crop yield they demand every season; no matter how it hurts the environment or the consumers.”
He said, “Seven of the most toxic chemical compounds known to man are approved for use as pesticides in the production of foods! Who approved them? A multinational organization called The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC). It was formed in 1963 from a cooperative effort between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Their overall objective was "…to protect the health of the consumer and ensure fair practices." The intent of the original 172 nations involved in this effort was to develop a set of food guidelines, standards, and codes of practice. It was to be an international endeavor to promote safety in food. In spite of their stated consumer protection responsibilities, the CAC approved toxic chemicals for use on our crops. These toxins are referred to as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP's). They're called persistent because they are not easily removed from the environment.”
The same chemical companies sell you “Round Up” weed killer and “Weed Be Gone” along with dandelion killer fertilizers at your local Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Lowes. You can spray insects of every description, termites and bees. You can kill everything under the sun with chemicals—but in the end, you are killing the dynamic eco systems that create balance in the animal, plant and insect world.
Why? Because that chemical litter never goes away. It sinks into the ground water, into streams and ends up in the oceans. It creates 10,000 to as high as 27,000 square mile dead zones where vertebrate marine creatures cannot exist. It poisons our food chain. It ends up in our drinking water. I wrote about it: “Water: the next great predicament for America”
Pesticides are a major threat to bees. The systemic poisoning of flowers has killed scores of bees. The bees and butterflies among others are pollinators and they represent a natural tour de force in perpetuating plant cycles and evolution. They do cross pollination naturally. More than 25% of the bee colonies died in winter 2006/07. That translates to a loss of tens of billions of bees. And it's estimated that this loss will negatively impact the agricultural economy to the tune of $8 to $12 billion.
In other words, you cannot fool Mother Nature with your chemical litter. Notice the cancer, autism and birth defect rates rising with the application of chemicals across the landscape.
“Neurotoxins are any substances that can cause disruption to the neurological system including the brain. Many neurotoxins are organophosphates, and several are currently approved and being used to make pesticides,” said Dr. Group.
What this report shows you is that you must take personal action in order to save your family from the effects of mass toxic poisoning of your food. None of us can count on the U.S. Government to tell the truth because somebody somewhere makes a lot of money.
“Even just using pesticides in amounts within regulation, studies have revealed neurotoxins can do serious damage during development. Researchers report the dangers of pesticides can start as early as fetal stages of life,” said Dr. Group.
The Pesticides entry at Wikipedia.org lists some of the results that have been recorded in recent years including:
Fetuses, (pre-birth babies), may suffer from exposure and exhibit
behavioral problems, growth issues
• Lower cognitive scores, fewer nerve cells and lower birth weight
• A greater risk (70% increase), for Parkinson's disease, even with low levels of pesticides
Can you believe the government approved the use of some organophosphates despite the occurrence of illnesses? It makes you wonder just who the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to protect.
Finally, with 312 million people to feed, Americans continue to eat beef, pork, chicken and fish from factory farms. The ground water doesn’t stand a chance at the amount of animal feces that drains into our soils.
How much cow manure litter do American cows drop into the environment annually?
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Cow farms in the United States produce about "16,338 gallons of manure per acre per year." Chicken farms on the Delmarve Peninsula alone produce about 1.5 billion pounds of manure a year (more than the annual human waste of New York), and it's creating dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay, one of the nation's most important estuaries. The total amount of manure produced annually in the US is estimated to be over one billion tons, and most of this is either stored outdoors or is allowed to collect in lagoons. (Source: www.GreenAnswers.com)
As you can see, this series only touches the tip of the iceberg of “Trashing America.” The litter, whether you can see it or not, whether it’s paper, plastic or chemicals—continues to grow exponentially as our U.S. population adds another 100 million people in 24 years.
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