EPA, Dr Stephanie, Mit Computer Science And Artificial Intelligence Laboratory discussed on One Life Radio Podcast


To one life radio. Make sure you check out our podcast and get to know the show at the o dot com. Welcome back to one life. Radio this is bernadette with junior in the mix. We are broadcasting live from dallas texas iheartmedia as well as in southern california on. Abc news. talk. I am so honored to introduce dr stephanie. Senate she is a phd and is a senior research scientist at mit computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory. She has a bachelor's degree in biology. With a minor in food and nutrition and a masters degree engineer's degree and ph d and electrical engineering and computer science. All from mit she has authored over three dozen. Peer reviewed journal papers on topics relating human disease to nutritional deficiencies and toxic exposures focusing specifically on the herbicide glyphosate and the mineral sulfur. Dr senate is the author of toxic legacy how the weed killer. Glyphosate is destroying our health and the environment the book we are discussing. Today you can find actor. Son of on twitter at stephanie. Sennef or on facebook at stephanie. Dot dot five such an honor to have you with us today. Doctor thank you for taking time to jump on one life radio with us. My pleasure thank you. Oh my gosh okay. So let's get started on this Today as i said we're talking about your book toxic legacy what is the history of glyphosate the active in roundup. What is it and why do farmers use so much of it. Gripe is eight is the most user beside on the planet and the united states us more per person than any other countries. Start with that. It's considered to be extremely safe for humans. Which is why it's so popular. And it was developed back in. You know it was discovered back in the nineteen sixties a patented by monsanto as an aside in nineteen sixty eight introduced in the market. Probably nineteen seventy four People were using it residential on the yards to kill their dandelions. But more importantly it's used its use on. Food has gone up dramatically over the past especially beginning around two thousand when they got this technology together to an engineer using genetic modification. gmo technology to engineer. Specific major crops to be resistant to life is eight so they were very excited that they could figure out how to introduce a bacterial gene into the genome of the plant. That gave it a version of the enzyme that glyphosate disrupts that was not Sensitive to they spray the poison all over the crop otherwise it kills all plans. They could spray all over. The crop crop didn't die Great way to control the weeds reduce the cost of food. And then these huge farms have you know been cut come since then massive farms of of gmo corn and gmo. Soy jamili gmo. Sugar beets alfalfa. Canola these are some of the major. Gmo crops and so The use of life they went up dramatically really exponentially in the first decade of the century Because it was so safe. Nobody worried about it. It's all over the food supply at this point. You really can't avoid life is in your food even if you go certified organic which i recommend everybody do. But it's The the problem is that it's not not safe and the regulatory process was sloppy back. Then it got through approval Even though there was evidence that it was toxic in the studies that were done and And now that it's been approved you know. The the epa is so busy with all the chemicals that are being offered all the time. They don't even want to revisit say that's already settled. It's already settled. it's wonderful i. It reduces food cross costs as long as we pretend it's not toxic to us Everything's fine but the problem is that it is toxic to us. Yeah it is. And i'm reading the The epa has captured. You know. i was reading this. Little bit about the epa and glyphosate and says however the epa is captured agency meaning it is dominated by the industry pursue presumably regulates and enter an internal documents now public in the monsanto papers. Demonstrate that the epa prioritizes the interest of corporations like monsanto or political groups over the interest of the public. And it's charged with that it's charged with protecting. Would you agree with all that major. Major flaw of the bags to be corrected because it's not just life as it's getting through approval process when it's actually talked So it's really serious problem and we have so many chemicals exposed to all the time and they. They don't have time to study off a different especially different chemicals in combination. There's a lot of synergy among different chemicals and gliding is important in that respect because it disrupts delivers ability to detoxify other chemicals many which are fat soluble. So when you can't detox those become much more toxic because of the simultaneous presence of life is eight How does glyphosate disrupt our microbiome Leading to get a got d despises autoimmune disorders. Neuro degeneration and more. I mean it's it's it's it's it's it's toxic. It's really bad and it's everywhere. Isn't it dr. That's right you can't avoid it. It's not just in the food it's in the water. It's in the air in the rain. It's everywhere is pervasive in this country. I don't even think there's a place you could go in this country that you wouldn't be exposed to it which is really really sad and it takes time for down to is another worry because in certain situations that can last for a long time even up to twelve years So that's a problem too just like you know other chemicals that we've had before that They keep on living after they're supposedly stopped is we're going to have this is going to be around for a long time The gut microbiome is central In fact i have a whole chapter. on gut. microbiome sites in house life is eight disrupts. It's quite a fascinating story. Took me a long time to write that chapter. Had you read a lot of papers because god is really complicated if you look into voter. There's an amazing number of papers coming out lately. You know for the longest time they didn't really think about the gut microbiome working just fine but it started this misbehaving in this century and people started writing. Papers about noticing disrupted gut microbiome and connecting it to all kinds of diseases including for example autism. Parkinson's disease rheumatoid arthritis. Many diseases that are not obviously connected to the gut are being caused by the disrupted gut microbiome and it starts very early in life because when the infant starts even the milk the the human milk is contaminated with black state and so is especially the soy formula. The infants being exposed to early on the lactobacillus which are central to the metabolism of milk. Getting really hit hard by say so it turns out that it's more the microbes that are more sensitive to climate as they are the ones that are crucial for the infant. Got they get to a bad start. And then you get passage overgrowing because the other ones are weakened the leave space for the pathogens to grow things like close. Judy and salmonella witcher resistant to glyphosate. And the problem. Is that these microbes. Many of them are in our gut. Has the.

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