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5 Steps for Avoiding and Detoxing the Bt-Toxin Found in GMO Crops

Elizabeth Renter
January 7th, 2013
Updated 05/20/2013 at 12:25 am
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fieldagriculture 265x165 5 Steps for Avoiding and Detoxing the Bt Toxin Found in GMO Crops“It will make agriculture more efficient,” they claim. “It won’t hurt anyone but the bugs,” they say. But despite all of their promises, Big Agriculture has a vested interest in “selling” us the benefits of their frankenfoods. After all, this is how they make their millions and billions. Regardless of what they tell us, however, the vast majority of people are waking up to the game and recognizing the current big agricultural system for what it is: a capitalistic machine devoid of moral concerns.

Just one example of their disregard for human health is in the use of Bacillus thuringiensis, also known as the Bt-toxin. This bacterial toxin has been used for decades as an insecticide, sprayed directly on crops to kill off problem bugs. The toxin works by literally exploding the stomachs of the bugs who ingest it. Nice, huh?

Well, Big Ag had the evil-genius idea of actually splicing the Bt gene with that of crops, creating corn, soybeans and cotton that already had the Bt built in. They said it would increase crop yields. They said it would decrease pesticide use. But, on both accounts, they were wrong. In addition to failing on both of these fronts, Bt crops have been found to cause both known and unknown damage to human health.

In example, some research has shown that Monsanto’s ‘biopesticide’ known as Bt is killing human kidney cells. Scientists found that the Bt pesticide, in addition to Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup, exhibit direct toxicity to human cells even in low doses.

While research is ongoing, there is growing evidence that Bt triggers an immune response in humans and animals. It elevates antibodies associated with allergies, infections, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer, just to name a few. Even more frightening, it can now be found in the majority of people on traditional Western diets—both in them and their unborn fetuses.

While it would be great if the industry would recognize these problems and stop using the Bt-crops, we know that won’t happen. Nor will our government step in and regulate it (they side with Big Ag on this one too). So, as with most things, it’s our responsibility to reduce our exposure and decrease the potential damage on our own bodies.

Straight to the Point – Avoiding and Detoxing

How can we detox the toxin? Simple – here are 7 steps to help you begin:

  • Buy organic, GMO-free foods. Simple.
  • Consume probiotics and fermented foods - By ensuring your gut bacteria is in good health, your body is better able to combat invaders like the toxic pesticide chemicals.
  • Consume fiber-rich foods - The more fiber you eat, the faster things move through your body. And good sources of natural fiber (i.e. organic fruits and vegetables) don’t only take the food waste with them. Fiber helps clean the toxins from your body as well. This is lesser known among the health benefits of fiber.
  • Sweat - Through sweating, waste is removed through pores on the skin. Aim to sweat at least fifteen minutes every day. You may even consider brushing your skin from head to toe with a boar bristle brush to remove dead skin cells that clog the pores.
  • Filter your water – By using s high quality water filtration system, such as a reverse osmosis unit, pesticides and other contaminates can be removed from your everyday drinking supply.

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  • Scott Bacani

    I think this is silly. The Study was done with a group of 30 women in a city in quebec. It doesn’t even say the amount of metabolites present in the blood of these subjects unless you pay for the article! It talks about metabolites in the blood and not the actual pesticides themselves.

  • Mr. AJ

    Bt is allowed in USDA Organic agriculture. Just fyi. It is a bacteria, and exists side by side with good digestive flora (meaning pro-biotics won’t get rid of it).

    Also allowed as pesticide use in organic agriculture: spinosad, pyrethrum, and others. Slightly over half of the “approved” list is really safe.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Bt is not exclusive to GM crops. What organic does have is better soil, which breeds better plants (read: better nutrition). Couple that with good diet, and you will still experience better health. Minerals can help to clear bacteria over time, but even then, modern organic food is mineral deficient compared to what it used to be.

  • Callengreen

    Bt in organic farming:
    The bt bacteria, commercially available for organic farming is a preparation of weakened or most often dead bacteria, which is sprayed only in the case of high insect infestation and only onto the affected area.
    Bt in GM crops:
    The gene of one, or several of the active, trimmed toxin is transferred to the GM plant and will be synthesized in every single cell of the transgenic plant and the active toxin is being expressed by every cell, all the time. Therefore, the ACTIVE TOXIN IS IN EVERY PLANT CELL AND TISSUE, ALL THE TIME and cannot be washed off.

  • bordersarecool

    with feudalism, slavery is implied

  • Simple

    Bt is used in organic agriculture, so you can’t avoid it by eating organic, GMO-free foods.

  • Ollie

    Natural Society, please take care. This site is SO good that I hate to see something silly written, as in the 3rd paragraph of this article. Quote: ” ….. Bt crops have been found to cause . . . . . unknown damage to human health.”

  • więcej

    Everything is very open with a really clear description of the issues.
    It was really informative. Your website is useful. Thank you for sharing!

  • Judi

    Monsanto has more MONEY than the U.S. Government. Who do you think will win in this contest?

    • Janet

      Anyone who has a positive bank account and no outstanding debt has more money than the US government (and considerably more sense).

  • concerned

    On the detox…I don't agree with the suggestion of using reverse osmosis. ¥ou need to read report from WHO

    • Z…………

      Thank, everybody should read this

  • Peter

    I agree 100% with your views on GMO. But please, spare us the anti-capitalist rhetoric. This is not capitalism. They could not possibly do what they are doing without the collusion of corrupt regulatory agencies. The concentration of power and money into the hands of the ruling class and their acolytes has a name: feudalism. In modern times it is often referred to as corporatism, or crony capitalism. These corporations are not free-market oriented. They have monopolies and they want to protect them. They do so by buying politicians. Ditto the drug companies. Ditto the banksters. Government has the power to do that which it has no natural right to do: en-debt future generations, criminalise victimless acts, grant favours to its cronies at everyone's expense. Strip it of these powers and the Monsantos of the world will evaporate along with many other evils.

    • Z…….

      Yes, feudalism, but already passing to slavery.

  • donjusko

    Humblepie, I hope you go into politics. We must stop these government unions like the Education Union. They are at the base of our problems.….

  • RC

    When corporations like Monsanto have managed to capture the legislative process by funding the politicans who make the laws, the law gets morphed into a cloak to sheild the company from the public & a dagger they can use to strike out at the public. The law no longer exists to protet the people & bring about justice.

    The court system has determined that corporations are now considered ‘people’ with the same rights that people have.

    Under the law, you have the right to use lethal force to defend yourself against someone who is trying to kill you.

    So make up your minds to Do Something, Every Day, To Kill Monsanto In Any Way That You Can.

    Study your enemy. Read & learn everything you can. Not just about their products, but learn everything about your enemy — who works for the enemy, where the various ofices are, who the various suppliers are… The enemy may have an office or supplier right in your home town.

    The gov’t. isn’t going to provide troops or wepaons or laws to aid in your defense. The gov’t is busy protecting your enemy.

    If you want to stay alive, wake up tomorrow & Start Defending Yourself, by any means necessary, against the company that’s trying to murder you, your parents, your children & your grandchildren. Period.

  • Humblepie

    The underlying issue here is that Law is not in school curriculum. For this food issue to pass through our court system, for Monsanto to win any court decision it first had to approved by a jury of ignorant and bamboozled citizens. And now, the only way to combat it is to file law suits. We should have been taught how to defend ourselves in Law but the choice of what we are taught in school was sourced out without over-site. It would take effort but less time than a season of Dancing with the Stars to teach ourselves and our children Law so we can defend ourselves peacefully, in Law. No one is going to do it for us. Only the educated have authority to direct civil servants. Jurors and citizens must know the Law to defend and demand Lawful use of authority. Murmuring is silence and silence is consent in Law. To start, I recommend Jurisdictionary (24 hr course). Then file law suits by the thousands. Foreign corporations who have purchased our government are forcing their will on the American people and depleting the wealth but none have authority unless you give it to them. If liberty is taken unlawfully by force, it is punishable by Law, if you know how to demand it in Law. Many victims are fooled to believe the unacceptable is a loss of rights. Government is established to defend those rights. Step up or shut up.

  • Jacqueline

    The Big Money behind these GMO companies is tough to beat…..If you have a garden in your yard, keep the seeds from year to year because you won't be able to get nutrients in seeds in the future.. One more way to depopulate the world (starvation) and we all know who the ruling class is behind DEPOPULATION….AND GLOBALIZATION.
    KUDOS To those countries who have stopped the importation of GMOs and the use thereof. Write or call your Fed. Rep and Senator.

  • Johnny Sauter

    It has been said before but until we rid the World of Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical, Syngenta, Bayer and BASF and their evil GMO's we are doomed. Sign petitions for mandatory GMO labeling and stay away from processed foods.

  • Paulo Ramos

    Well, those suggestions are not supported by experiments. I don't think we can detox so easely. We have to keep fighting against those frankenfood companies. But for sure the detox suggestions are good for everyone. Get up, Stand up, Don't give up the fight…

  • Jenneson Grey

    my friend is hoarding organic seeds and creating organic pop up farms at the most unusual places. So sad that we have to hide because we just want to eat healthy. So upsetting and depressing.

  • lorelei

    not my hands, this is so can we defeat this..many countries have already put this MOnsanto movement down..let us do the same..they stole most of our seed crops…outlawing them for the farmers….

    • donjusko

      For most of our time as a country it was illegal to patent anything living, then it was made legal and Monsanto started raiding our government sample supplies and putting patents on the seeds. It should never have been made legal and we must correct that. Get rid of Obama and his motley crew now. He's thriving on Monsanto.

  • McGhee

    "Taste ye what your hands have wrought"!

  • Cade

    They all should be in jail …only to be fed GMOs