In a shocking warning letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, a highly experienced, ex-military pathogen researcher warns that the use of Roundup via GMO crops is resulting in the emergence of a deadly new pathogen — previously unknown to science — that’s causing widespread spontaneous abortions among cattle. The pathogen appears in high concentrations among even non-GMO crops that are "managed" through the use of glyphosate (Roundup) for weed control.
The letter is authored by COL (Retired) Don M. Huber, a former Emeritus Professor at Purdue University. Huber was also the coordinator at the American Phytopathological Society, an organization that studies plant diseases and pathogens. Huber also sat on the committee for Emerging Diseases and Pathogens, chaired by an Agriculture Research Service (USDA) employee from Fort Detrick, Maryland.
Unique Physical Properties
This previously unknown organism is only visible under an electron microscope (36,000X), with an approximate size range equal to a medium size virus. It is able to reproduce and appears to be a micro-fungal-like organism. If so, it would be the first such micro-fungus ever identified. There is strong evidence that this infectious agent promotes diseases of both plants and mammals, which is very rare.
Pathogen Location and Concentration
It is found in high concentrations in Roundup Ready soybean meal and corn, distillers meal, fermentation feed products, pig stomach contents, and pig and cattle placentas.
Linked with Outbreaks of Plant Disease
The organism is prolific in plants infected with two pervasive diseases that are driving down yields and farmer income — sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soy, and Goss’ wilt in corn. The pathogen is also found in the fungal causative agent of SDS (Fusarium solani fsp glycines).
Huber calls for immediate moratorium
Huber’s letter drives home the most important point in all this: We need to STOP GMOs right now, at least until more research can be conducted. As Huber states:
"[We request] an immediate moratorium on the deregulation of RR crops until the causal / predisposing relationship with glyphosate and / or RR plants can be ruled out as a threat to crop and animal production and human health. It is urgent to examine whether the side-effects of glyphosate use may have facilitated the growth of this pathogen, or allowed it to cause greater harm to weakened plant and animal hosts. It is well-documented that glyphosate promotes soil pathogens and is already implicated with the increase of more than 40 plant diseases; it dismantles plant defenses by chelating vital nutrients; and it reduces the bioavailability of nutrients in feed, which in turn can cause animal disorders."
I suggest you take the time to read the full article linked below. It may take a few minutes but it is well worth the time. One caveat I would add is that “Natural News” is somewhat alarmist in nature, however the article has plenty of merit.
I find the micro-fungal aspect of this new pathogen very compelling. I’ve always felt that some sort of new fungal pathogen is at the root of our problem. I am not claiming “this is it” however. The article above causes me to hearken back to the “we have become like rotting logs” proclamation that I made from the very beginning. I’ve always felt like, not only are we dealing with a very dangerous fungal infection, but also all of the secondary dinner guests it invites to the table.
This quote from the article …
it dismantles plant defenses by chelating vital nutrients, and it reduces the bioavailability of nutrients
describes exactly what is happening to me. While I no longer have the classic Morgellons symptoms of crawling, biting, bad skin, and so on I am in constant pain, weak, and suffering immensely from what I can only describe as a massive loss of nutrients. It’s a constant battle and I am fighting for my very life and trying desperately not to become disabled.
Meanwhile, we are eagerly awaiting the long delayed, possibly deliberately stalled, report from the CDC on Morgellons disease.
You can read the entire article here: http://www.naturalnews.com/031473_GMOs_pathogens.html