Monsanto, Pesticides, Vaccines Blamed For Autism
As autism rates continue to rise, several bodies in the society are blaming Monsanto, pesticides and even vaccines for the disorder. It is reported that one in every 68 children is autistic.
In 1975, one in every 5,000 people develops autism. A decade after, it became one in every 2,500; and by 2005, the number of autistic children have already risen to one in every 166.
A report by Pesticide Action Network America (PANNA) said that children today are sicker than previous generation. Pesticides are seen as one of the key factors in causing asthma, autism, birth defects and autism among other diseases and disorders.
Dr.Stephanie Seneff, a senior researcher in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), points out that agricultural pesticides, among other environmental toxins, play a large role in the increase of autism. Speaking at Groton Wellness Organization, Seneff said that at the rate autism is rising, one in two children will be autistic by 2025.
Seneff also reports the correlation between using Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, which has an active ingredient of glyphosate, to the rising numbers of autistic children. Her research reveals that the side effects of autism mimic the toxicity and deficiencies of glyphosate. Monsanto's Roundup was once thought to be the safest pesticides. However, according to Biomed Research International, Roundup is 125 times more toxic that glyphosate alone.
Vaccines containing aluminium is also linked to the rising number of autism. Though vaccines do not directly cause the disorder, Seneff believes that children who will develop an acute reaction to aluminium adjuvanted vaccine may cause neuronal damage.
Aluminum in vaccines is also associated with high levels of nitrate in the blood stream. In a study, half of the 34 autistic children have abnormally high levels of aluminium in their hair. Aside from autism, Monsanto's herbicide and other pesticides are linked to other human diseases and disorders like cancers, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.