The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten) | The Healthy Home Economist

The Healthy Home Economist has the article The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten) | The Healthy Home Economist.

You’re going to want to sit down for this one. I’ve had some folks burst into tears in horror when I passed along this information before

If you can’t go to the article to read it, the answer will be revealed if you open the spoiler alert. Of course the article has many more details that you’ll want to read once you open the spoiler alert. It is more entertaining if you read the article without seeing the spoiler.

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Standard wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest

Thanks to Carol Peters for posting this on her Facebook page.

Facebook also presented this Examiner article for my consideration Bogus paper on Roundup saturates the Internet. This Examiner article casts aspersions on Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT who is one of the sources for the above paper.

So was this bizarre article peer-reviewed by actual biologists? No matter, neither Samsel nor Seneff are biologists either. Seneff is associated with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. Her homepage says she has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.

I was just wondering how Facebook decided to show this related article to me. Was it chosen purely algorithmically by matching up certain keywords in the original post to keywords in the related article? Or has Monsanto paid Facebook to put up rebuttal articles to anything negative that is posted about Monsanto products?

So the debunking article isn’t being completely honest about Dr. Stephanie Seneff.

Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She received the B.S. degree in Biophysics in 1968, the M.S. and E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1980, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1985, all from MIT. For over three decades, her research interests have always been at the intersection of biology and computation.

Do your own Google search – roundup wheat harvest.

One article that I found was North Dakota farmers encouraged to use glyphosate-sprayed crops for feed, not seed.

Used properly, glyphosate is a terrific product. In recent years, however, our seed lab has seen an increase in samples with poor germination that has been attributed to the use of glyphosate as a harvest aid. We have seen numerous examples in many crops including wheat, durum, flax, lentils and field peas.

The wheat is too damaged to use as seed, so best to just eat it. Sounds logical to me.

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