Professor Emeritus Don Huber, formerly of Purdue University states that there are three facts that everyone needs to understand about GE or GMOs:
- despite what the media and so-called “experts” proclaim, there are NO peer-reviewed scientific papers establishing the safety of GMO crops
- epidemiological patterns show there’s an identical rise in over 30 human diseases correlated with our increased usage of glyphosate and the increased
prevalence of genetically engineered proteins in our food, and
- genetically engineered foods, as well as conventional crops that are heavily sprayed with glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide
Roundup), have lower nutrient density than organic foods.
Don Huber who spoke with me at the PlanetFM studios two months ago, here in Auckland opens with the statement that NZ farmland is still basically free
of GE and GMO’s and relatively unpolluted with its attendant spray - glyphosate, however he states we need to make sure GMO’s don’t breach our borders,
and that we need to keep NZ - GE Free and to make every effort to scale back our use of glyphosate - urgently.
Soil is a living entity
The soil is a living entity in its own right - it’s not just dirt. Every time you step on an acre of soil you’re stepping on up to 10 or 20 tonnes of living
matter. Bacteria and fungi and the micro organisms of life. (just like the trillions of microorganisms in our intestines keep us healthy too)
A Cleaner Greener New Zealand
Don says that NZ can still be an answer to the world - because we have not contaminated a lot of our soil- yet he admits that we have some excessive chemical
use in some areas - he sees that clearly and also the lack of knowledge of what these chemicals are doing. That their use makes life easier in some
respects - but when farmers look at the long term process, the impact that it has on the individual, the family and the society does not actually make
life easier. He says we still have an opportunity to have a working relationship with the soil, and capitalise by offering up quality organics with
nutrient dense food that the rest of the world needs.
Control of World Food by Vested Interests
He states that there is an overt attempt in many areas of the world to destroy this opportunity. The desire of vested interests for monopoly, control and
power without regard for the overall consequences of these practices needs to be recognised. That we are seeing our increased vulnerability - and a
lot of it is because people have forgotten - he says that where we once had simple land practices - modern day scientific farming has brought us inflammatory
bowel disease , end stages kidney disease and diabetes plus the extreme epidemics that we are seeing in the US and other industrialised countries.
He states we have not had to experience these because we have maintained high nutrient dense food products for our animals - grass fed and not necessarily
corn fed animals etc. Stating that this is the message and the information that the world needs.
Taking Traditional Breeding to a New Level
The message that Don Huber is sharing is that we are only harvesting 25 - 30% of the genetic potential of our best crops - and he said if we took the time
and energy (it does not come free) we can develop ‘that expression’ of that genetic material and do it by a traditional breeding manner, rather than
the virus type of approach that we see with genetic engineering. Because we have no idea what the unintended consequences that can occur with that
- are. He says we have all the systems in place to be able to do it this traditional breeding program properly. The constant looking for a ‘silver
bullet’ is a mistake and it takes us further away from the natural harmony that we have been embedded in for centuries and millennia.
Impacts on Farming Communities
Sociological impacts of small farms being bought out and amalgamated into large corporate farms is depleting the rural sector of families as people sell-out
and leave the district. This is affecting farming communities across the board in NZ, the US and Australia. That the model which is growth and bigger
and larger farms is not human or community friendly. The bigger the farm, the less time the farmer has to interact with one’s neighbours and the community
loses out. Because you are not able to spend enough time to really get to know each other and interact as neighbours.
Harmony of the Land and Community
Being able to manage the ecology and living in harmony is an imperative. He talks of community and also that not only do crops grow but everything grows
including the community in a magnitude that meets the needs of a society and the individual - so that vegetables and animals plus families can all
As a Colonel in the US Army Reserves
As an US Army Researcher (1957-1998) he also studied many aspects of bioterrorism. Mentioning what the military thought was a critical component of a good
defence was diversity - that to make sure that all our crop species were not of the same genetic makeup, as in 1970 and 71, where 70% of American corn
hybrids were attacked by a fungus that developed a mutation and all 70% of the hybrids were susceptible to that disease. Yet he carries on to say that
98% of soybeans, 70% of corn, 100% of sugar beet and cotton are all 1 green or 2 gene characteristics and those genes are all to promote disease susceptibility
- not resistance - none of them are designed or engineered for greater disease resistance - everyone of them have to be more susceptible to the diseases
so that you can get the expression of the genetic engineered trait - that the mode of action for some of the chemicals like glyphosate - its whole
mode of action - is to give the plant a bad case of aids - then they are susceptible to all the soil born pathogens and that is how “round up” for
instance works - it is to destroy the disease resistance of those plants that receive it that haven’t been engineered with an alternative.
He states that all it would take is just one simple mutation to make cotton, alfalfa, corn, soybean and canola - all those with the ‘roundup ready gene’-
to be totally susceptible to a very severe disease. There are now documented over 40 diseases that are much more intense when associated with the glyphosate
herbicide - because of the increased disease susceptibility - which he says leaves the US extremely vulnerable from a bioterrorist event - or for a
natural event as per the Northern corn leaf blight epidemic in 1970 and 71. - Listen to the full extent of this, it is very important
Threats of Legal Action
He talks about GE crops being a Trojan Horse and that every farmer who sows GE seeds has to sign on the dotted line that they take full responsibility
for any accident or cross contamination or anything relating to that crop. Letting the GE Corporation off, of being liable if anything does get out
of control. Listen to the introduction in the very 1st minute of this program
Food Essential Human Right
He talks about agriculture being the basics of human society and survival and that that humans have to have carbohydrates, proteins, fats, plus have minerals
and vitamins - without these the individual does not exist - so that when they are patented and controlled by corporate interests in the power controlling
manner that we are seeing - without any liability or restrictions or controls - it leads to the downfall of the society.
The Demise of the Precautionary Principle
Don says the precautionary principle has been thrown out the window, when once it was a very valid and viable aspect in risk management - but today there
is now no consideration for it at all.
The Escape of a GE experiment gone wrong in the USA - now entering the Pacific
Professor Huber mentions the escape of ‘creeping bent grass’ - ‘roundup ready’ - engineered used primarily for golf courses - that escaped field trials
up in the US - and that these grasses are very promiscuous and move along with the wind and it hybridise with other grasses and now it can not be contained.
It got loose from 2 small private research locations and now is endemic in Washington, Oregon and Idaho - it’s now along the Snake River in Southern
Idaho and Oregon into Washington and is now totally resistant to glyphosate - the rivers flows into the North Pacific and Don says the Pacific ocean
will now take it far further into the Pacific basin and that it could even be a worldwide problem. Because it plugs up irrigations systems and drainage
systems - ending up as an extremely invasive weed.
The company Scotts Miracle-Gro - who allowed this GE experiment to escape the laboratory has been unable to eradicate it and now that it has basically
contaminated the above States, farmers who have been growing organic alfalfa for instance, and then exported it to China have had China reject and
return it due to the GMO contamination and there is a total legal wrangle around this due to a corrupted agenda by the status quo not being upfront
and honest in taking responsibility for this unpublicised continuous disaster that continues to this moment.
Innocent Organic Farmers are Being Affected
This means that those who have a living and a livelihood around organics are being affected by this spread and that everyone who is finding their product
contaminated with this GMO bent grass, are having to bear the loss of income and or OF their business. That those who have been negatively impacted
by this, need to be compensated - and so this is where the battle lines are drawn on the lack of indemnification. This is also what MSM - mainstream
media remains very hushed about and as a consequence middle society either in the US, Canada, Australia or NZ know nothing about. To our collective
Don calls these so called GMO - silver bullets - as time bombs waiting to go off.
He says we have had enough time to witness the destructive behaviour of the generic experiments that have been going on around the planet.
He sees them and the deterioration of the soil - and the increased diseased problems in our plants.
GE & GMO’s a Coming Major Tsunami of Health Problems
The deterioration in the health in our animals and in humans to the point that he says we are on the threshold of a major tsunami of health problems.
- End state kidney disease
- Inflammatory bowel type diseases
- Crohn's disease
- Gluten intolerance
- Leaky gut
The situation is becoming so dire that slowly over time - like the frog sitting in the hot water - nearly all the young doctors, veterinarians, plant pathologists
just out of university and basically programmed to not think, but only regurgitate what that have been taught - think that the above diseases are now
just normal diseases and are unable to connect the dots to the onset of the GE and glyphosate insertion into the health system - especially in the
This insightful interview covers:
Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage of pigs, goats and cattle - on land that has been sprayed with Glyphosate in tandem with growing GE Foods.
That it was now normal for many women to have numerous miscarriages before they can have a live birth and that even worse - that the doctors are not doing
any autopsies on miscarried fetuses - instead just quietly incinerating them - Listen to this interview !
His wish for the future
he wants his grandchildren to have the opportunity that when they wish to have children that they do not have to go through the heartache of multiple miscarriages
etc. He says we have to make a stand and that time is now.
He states that in El Salvador 25% are expected to die from Glyphosate poisoning of their kidneys - he mentions Sri Lanka and Brazil and that the people
are suffering there too.
Dr Joseph Mercola link
Joseph Mercola food integrity gmo don huber
European Parliament: Green Members of Parliament tested for glyphosate in April 2016.
48 Green Members that took part in a symbolic urine test ahead of the European Parliament vote last month to oppose the EU Commission’s proposal to relicense
the controversial toxic substance until 2031.
The inspiration behind what was labelled the #MEPee test was the results of a recent study in Germany which found that 99.6% of people tested were found
to have glyphosate residue in their urine. According to ELISA test results from the accredited Biocheck Laboratory in Germany:
The results reveal that every MEP tested has been found to have glyphosate traces in their urine, with the average concentration being 1.73ng/ml. That
level is more than 17 times the safe limit for drinking water. The lowest level found among the group was 0.17ng/ml, almost double the safe level.
Now most Greens will be drinking the best quality water, eating organic food and yet this is what is happening. What will this do to our DNA, semen and
ovaries over time and future generations and in our babies and infants? Are you asking this question?
Glyphosate’s half life can be up to 22 years in the soil - which appears contrary to the advertising.
The US Geological survey in Florida shows that many of the Counties in that state have as much as 4,200 pounds of glyphosate per square mile.
This affecting all invertebrates, bacteria, bees, earthworms, fish the whole ecology is being impacted by glyphosate.
Lake Erie one of the Great Lakes is being studied by scientists at the University in Wisconsin and found that 1 third of a pound of phosphorous in Lake
Erie, comes in for every one acre of ground (area) that is in the watershed.
He says what is few million acres? - do the maths - and that’s why we have a green Lake Erie, with dead carp and dead bluegill and other fish?
Lawsuits are piling up ready for Court
Listen to hear how many Lawsuits are waiting in the wings as class actions become more common - so as to compensate people who have been affected by poor
health and that they are looking for the cause.
Glyphosate is found in the air, surface water, run off and well water because it is a highly water soluble compound and has been found in animal, human
and plant tissue.
In NZ some farmers are spraying Glyphosate on grass, then 4 days later letting their cows eat this foliage - cows are then being milked - result is NZ
milk, butter, cheese etc is going to the NZ and world market place. Professor Huber states that Glyphosate bioaccumulates - in cows hearts, brains,
liver, kidneys, bones, and the milk.
Note that cheese has difficulty being manufactured, because it is a fermenting process and Don has seen cheeses that have failed due the the death of the
microorganisms during fermentation.
The same with malt barley and fermentation for brewing beer - the microorganisms suffer when heavy use of glyphosate is used.
Professor Don Huber has hopes for New Zealand
Encourages us to hold the line - for as an 80 year old with 50 years in the game - he has seen this track history of GE and GMO and sees that it is a twisted
tale of avarice and deception.
This is a wake up call for New Zealanders who care about their health, happiness and our ecology.
US Military Service Researching Bioterrorism
From 1963 to 1971 he was assigned to the U.S. Army Edgewood Proving Ground and Ft. Detrick Biological Laboratories in Maryland for research in chemical
and biological warfare. He became Operations Officer (S-3) in a USAR Medical Group before moving to Medical Intelligence (business) Department Of Defense.
In 1973 he took command of a specialized Strategic Medical Intelligence Detachment (MIDS) assigned to The Office of the Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical
Intelligence and Information Agency, assisting in formation of the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (now NCMI). He carried out these duties
while serving as a professor at Purdue.
Though technically in the Army Reserve, Dr. Huber, whose expertise was in the Soviet Union’s biological warfare program, was part of elite nine and ten-person
teams of specialized world scientists. In this capacity he commanded MIDS for eight years. Most of these scientists including Dr. Huber worked overtime
He moved from command of MIDS to Senior Medical Intelligence Analyst and then as Associate Director of the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center. Retiring
from military service after more than 41 years, he continues work with our intelligence community, where he actively participates in oversight security
of biological weapons programs and threat pathogen concerns.
Dr. Huber teaches courses on anti-crop bioterrorism and serves as a consultant on biological weapons of mass destruction and emerging diseases. He advises
U.S. agencies on bioterrorism and biological warfare.
He currently serves without pay as the American Phytopathological Society’s Coordinator for the USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System program and
is an active member of the Threat Pathogens Committee.
A message from Tim - Let those that scathingly criticise Professor Don Huber ‘walk a mile in his shoes’.