Stop All Experimenting With Toxic Chemicals Which Cause Cancer And Other Disease: Kiwifruit orchardists in Te Puke are using toxic chemicals including an antibiotic, streptomycin, which has been linked to birth defects. Streptomycin is being used against the bacterial disease Pseudomonas syringae pv actinidiae, called Psa, which attacks kiwifruit vines. Thanks to the Herald on Sunday, New Zealand, who gave us that story.
There are organic ways to treat infectious diseases in people, in animals, and in plant life. It’s just that our health and science authorities do not know about them, and are not really interested, because they have the drug and chemical giants pushing their products behind the scenes. Drug and chemical companies have the power, which equates to money, to advertise their chemical products and potions on a global scale. The practitioners of alternative holistic treatments, who have no driving economic force behind them, cannot compete in this insidious game of marketing, and so pharmaceuticals and toxic chemicals continue to over-ride every other available alternative.
How often do you see alternative treatments being promoted on television, such as homeopathic, or herbal, or ayurvedic treatment for any given ailment? Or an organic treatment for pests, or unwanted insects on fruit crops? Well, you don’t and that is mainly because the whole idea of treating a pain or disease of any kind holistically is to examine the cause of the complaint, which is usually healed through diet and detoxification. The healthy way is to cure the cause, not the symptoms, with organic, holistic means. Which means that you do not use drugs or chemicals to mask any given condition of ill-health, in people, in plants, or in animals. So holistic medicine and organic treatments means no money for drug and chemical companies, because once the condition is properly brought to health, there is no need for chemicals of any kind.
You make it better by organic means, if you want a real ‘cure’. This is the antithesis of modern medicine and its drugs, which thrives on the sales of chemicals to ‘fix’ conditions of ill health, such as pain which comes from arthritis. Modern medicine does not ‘cure’ disease, but simply masks the symptoms of the real cause. Thus the drug companies make huge profits, because people become dependent on their drugs, to mask symptoms of ill health. Once people fall into the trap of using these pharmaceuticals to mask pain, instead of healing the cause, they usually need them for life. Or they believe that they do.
Holistic medicine, on the other hand, will attempt to rectify the cause of the pain and other symptoms. When the cause is rectified, pain disappears. So much for the ‘pain relief potions’ advertised on television at the moment by drug companies, who copiously promote their poisons as if they will make you fit and well again. When actually, these chemicals will ruin your health.
The same goes for using the commonly promoted pesticides, insecticides and herbicides in agriculture. These chemicals are all harmful to people. Using chemicals on plants does not actually ‘cure’ a disease, and nor will it prevent pests coming back, unless a residue of the chemical is left on the plant for a while. And therein lies one very concercing aspect of using chemicals of any kind in agriculture: They do not disappear right away. We get traces of these chemicals in our food by the day. Many agricultural chemicals have a life-time which is longer than yours or mine, which means these chemicals remain in the soil, get into the food chain, get into water-ways, and continue to be a hazard to everyone’s health.
The organic way to rid your crops of pests is first to treat the soil, to enrich it with the minerals and enzymes it needs. This will result in stronger, healthier plants which do not need to have bursts of poison put upon them. Companion planting should be done, as this is a natural way to deter pests. Mono-cultures, where one type of plant is grown for miles, is a sure way to attract a heap of unwanted parasites. Then, there are organic ways of keeping insects at bay, which don’t also kill the bees, moths and butterflies and ants: These insects all have a purpose in pollinating our orchards, vegetable gardens, and flowers, as well as feeding the birds. Commercial pesticides and herbicides too, kill bees and all other valuable insects, as well as birds and worms, and people.
The Reason We Should Opt For Poison Free New Zealand: The Herald on Sunday September 11, 2011, page 30, has an article about the worries of an expectant mother who lives in Te Puke, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand. She is concerned about the usage of the antibiotic streptomycin being sprayed onto kiwi-fruit vines, which could affect her unborn child. The New Zealand medical book called MIMS New Ethicals has, according to this article, stated that streptomycin ‘has potential to cause increased rates of human foetal malformations or irreversible damage‘. Expectant mothers are advised by the Parents Centre to avoid the use of streptomycin. The young mother-to-be in Te Puke, Rachael Sexton, who is protesting about the use of streptomycin on local kiwifruit orchards, is contemplating leaving the district to protect her unborn child.
Like the ‘Harmless’ 245T Dioxin Story of the 1970’s: The public have apparently been soft-soaped by the ‘agency which approved the product’ (is this our own government agency MAF I wonder?), as this agency has declared that streptomycin is only dangerous to humans in medications, and not when it is used in agriculture chemicals. Well, how would they really know that? And why would you take the risk, just because the ‘research’ done by the chemical company has declared it safe? Time and time again, these companies have been proved wrong. The ‘not dangerous to humans in agricultural chemicals’ idea is obviously what ‘the agency’ has been told by the chemical company manufacturing the stuff.
It is not logical to assume that there is no connection between birth defects and agricultural streptomycin, if there is definitely a connection between birth defects and medical streptomycin. Even in microscopic amounts, agricultural chemicals such as nicotinoids have been shown to have adverse effects on the health of bees, resulting in ‘colony collapse disorder’. Nicotinoid toxins kill bees, even when the microscopic dose of the poison cannot be detected on the bees. This is because the faint trace of nicotinoid poison lowers the bees immunity so drastically, that it falls sick with the first virus going around.
You can bet your bottom dollar that no studies have been done on the effects of microscopic doses of streptomycin on humans.
This sounds VERY much like the 245T Dioxin theory of the 1970’s, which claimed that ‘there was no evidence that 245T did any harm to humans’. Years later, after many babies HAD suffered birth defects, or had died, and other people had suffered cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, depression, and the like – 245T was acknowledged to be dangerous to humans. It is now banned, and it is no longer produced in New Zealand. Too late for some.