Glossary

Agent Orange -2,4-D and 2,4,5-T

Agent Orange was used in the Vietnam war to deny forest / jungle coverage protection to the enemy.  Once sprayed on a land area, everything green and growing would die.  It also left an invisible toxic residue.  People and animals would become exposed to the killing toxicity but not show any signs of contamination for months or years.

The herbicide agents used in Vietnam include 2,4-D; 2,4,5-T and its contaminant T.C.D.D. (or Dioxin)

Aspartame

White,  odorless, slightly water-soluble non-carbohydrate powder, C 14  H 18  N 2  O 5  , synthesized from amino acids.
It’s  150–200 times sweeter than sugar.  It is used as a low-calorie sugar substitute in soft drinks, table sweeteners, and thousands of other food products world-wide.
BTW : It is made from the fecal matter (the poop) of bacteria.

Cresol 

Used to dissolve other chemicals, as disinfectants and deodorizers or to make specific chemicals that kill insects.

CYP Pathways

CYP‘ is a host of enzymes that use iron to oxidize things in the human body.   CYP Pathaways are like roads or highways that play a critical role in the body’s strategy to dispose of potentially harmful substances by making them more water-soluble.

NOTE:  This term is thrown around in the “food activist community” and although many cited examples are, in part correct,  I can say that this is a complex topic and thus; a complex – non-simple, definition.  USE LOGIC in making assumptions to understand what happens when something unnaturally interferes with our body’s ability to decode toxins and expel or neutralize them.  When we read “Interferes with CYP Pathaways”  it means “as stated throughout this site” that Glyphosate makes it almost impossible for our bodies to decode a threat to our health and deal with it accordingly because the body’s usual way is blocked.  Kind of like wearing a blindfold.

So in essence it’s like putting a blindfold on the human body’s immune system…  Get it?   if so – is that good or bad?  What do you think?

Dioxin

PLEASE – Leave a reply if you can define Dioxin correctly for our readers.  We’ll post a qualified effort.

Genetically Engineered

See “Gentically Modified” below.  When an organism is genetically engineered, the result is a genetically modified organism.

Genetically Modified

When the genetic material of a living organism ( its DNA ) has been intentionally modified thereby changing one or more of its characteristics.  The examples are numerous – Genetically Modified Plants, Genetically Modified Crops, Genetically Modified Livestock, Genetically Modified People, Genetically Modified Strawberries, etc.

Through Bio-Technology and the genetic engineering process, it’s possible to create living things that are resistant to  chemical treatments or the production of certain nutrients, certain pests, diseases, environmental conditions, and creation of new pharmaceutical agents.

Genetically Modified Organism

An organism that has had its genetic material deliberately changed.

Genetically Modified Plants

Plants that are modified at the cellular level by design for a specific purpose.  An example would be SOY, CORN, Beets, Canola, that can tolerate drought or be impervious to chemical herbicide (pesticide)

Glyphosate (Glife  Oh  Sate)

Glyphosate is POISON.  Glyphosate is used extensively as a non-selective herbicide by both professional applicators and consumers.  There is sufficient evidence supporting that Glyphosate is toxic to Humans.  Read this study published on January 15th 2013.  Download the PDF here.

GMF

Genetically Modified Food.

GMO

Genetically Modified Organism.
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Organisms that have been genetically modified include micro-organisms such as bacteria and yeast, insects, plants, fish, and mammals. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods, and are also widely used in scientific research and to produce goods other than food.

Herbicide

A chemical substance or preparation for killing plants and especially weeds.

GE

Genetically Engineered

Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are toxins produced by some species of mold (myco is a greek word meaning “fungal”).  These mycotoxins are some of the most toxic substances in existence.

Neotame

Made by NutraSweet (a former division of Monsanto and the original manufacturer of aspartame), neotame is 13,000 times sweeter than table sugar, and about 30 times sweeter than aspartame.  It’s based on the aspartame formula—despite the fact that 80 percent of all FDA complaints pertain to adverse reactions from aspartame.

Neurotoxin

Neurotoxin (S) are considered to be anything that is destructive to nerve tissue.   Aspartame… for example is considered to be a neurotoxin because we see the formation of formaldehyde (a substance used for embalming, etc.) over a short time and in normal warm temperatures.

PCBs

PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. PCBs were domestically manufactured from 1929 until their manufacture was banned in 1979. They have a range of toxicity and vary in consistency from thin, light-colored liquids to yellow or black waxy solids. Due to their non-flammability, chemical stability, high boiling point, and electrical insulating properties, PCBs were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications including electrical, heat transfer, and hydraulic equipment; as plasticizers in paints, plastics, and rubber products; in pigments, dyes, and carbonless copy paper; and many other industrial applications.

Here’s a great link to more info about PCB’s
Roberta C. Barbalace. The Chemistry of Polychlorinated Biphenyls. EnvironmentalChemistry.com. Sept 2003.
http://EnvironmentalChemistry.com/yogi/chemistry/pcb.html

Phosphates

inorganic chemical,  salt of phosphoric acid.   In organic chemistry, a phosphate, or organo-phosphate, is an ester of phosphoric acid.  Organic phosphates are important in biochemistry and bio-geochemistry or ecology.

Strategic Assault

OK, so this may not belong here however, we need to understand the Monsanto business plan.  It is my belief and that of countless others through examination of all of the evidence that Monsanto has waged an all out Strategic Assault on the worlds food supply.  This is exemplified by the company’s strategic placement of key individuals, in key regulatory or supervisory/administrative roles and relentless attempts to own or protect
it’s research at any cost.

 

TCDD

TCDD is the beta version of a class of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons that seem to have a common mechanism of action.  These hydrocarbons produce similar effects but differ in potency.

TCDD became known in the 1970’s as a contaminant in the herbicide Agent Orange. In controlled testing, an undeniable conclusion was that it produced birth defects in rodents. Even today TCDD is the cause of great concern because of its widespread distribution, its persistence within the food chain, and its toxic potency.

In experimental animals, TCDD elicits numerous adverse effects, raising concern about the risk it poses to public health. In humans, TCDD can produce the skin condition known as chloracne; the possibility that it also produces cancer, endocrine alterations, immunological changes, and/or birth defects (as it does in animals) is the subject of debate.

Many individuals have been exposed to TCDD, primarily from dietary sources, although occupational and accidental exposures have also occurred. Thus, the population at potential risk for adverse effects is large.

TCDD is a poor substrate for detoxification enzymes; therefore, it tends to persist in the body raising the concern that repeated exposures, even to “low” concentrations, may evoke harmful health effects. Knowledge of the mechanism of dioxin action may help in accessing its health risks while generating new insights into the regulation of mammalian gene expression.

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