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Pesticide flagManaging Editor's Note: Dr. Seneff presented at Autism One last month.  You can watch the video here.

We excerpted this post from Nick Meyer's AltHealthWorks site. You can read the full post at his site.

Research scientist Stephanie Seneff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a widely published author on topics ranging from Azlheimer’s Disease to autism and cardiovascular disease, raised plenty of eyebrows recently with a bold proclamation on autism at a special panel in Massachusetts about genetically modified organisms and other topics.

“At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic,”  Seneff said last Thursday in Groton, MA at an event sponsored by the holistic-focused Groton Wellness organization.

Seneff presented slides showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the rising use of Roundup (with its active ingredient glyphosate) on crops and the rising rates of autism; while it doesn’t show a direct correlation it does give researchers plenty to think about, especially considering Seneff’s research into the side effects of autism that mimic glyphosate toxicity and deficiencies.

The slide notes that the heaviest use of Roundup, Monsanto’s flagship weedkiller, began in 1990 and continued to rise since. Meanwhile, the  number of kids with autism has gone from 1 in 5,000 in 1975 to 1 in 68 today, a puzzling and frustrating stat that shows no signs of slowing down and one that correlates strongly with the rise in glyphosate use.

Of course, autism is a complex problem with many potential causes, but the numbers are particularly of note considering how close the correlation is, and Seneff’s credentials.




"From what I have observed and can read about roundup --it sticks to the soil and then breaks up easily and quickly - so I am not poisoning any one down stream."

I thought that too. The original claim was that Round-up broke down within 24 hours of application. They lied. Really. It doesn't break down, kills the soil organisms, deprives them of nutrients that they need to survive and persists, ends up in the water, in our blood, deprives us of the nutrients we need to live by affecting our microbiome that way that the plants and soil flora are affected. Really. It's been found in the air, the water, the soil. Very bad. Tons and tons are being applied.

Mercky Business

Perhaps the tipping point will come when nations become too impoverished to purchase all the wonderful new merchandise.

matthew swaye

The Autism Industry seems to welcome the news that 1 in 2 US-born children will have Autism by 2025. It’s good on their balance sheet, it's an economic boom and anybody who calls it an epidemic is accused of negativity - or gets fired. In capitalism, Autism is a brand and the Autism Industry is thriving. It awards itself awards at annual gala fundraisers. It demands more Awareness Bracelets. It calls for you and me to sign up for Awareness Walks where we wear the corporate logos of the very companies that are stealing our health.

I've been let go from a job I loved because I spoke out on GMO's. I hope you'll stand with me in solidarity.
Eternal Optimism,



Jenny in a perfect world -- there would be no poison ivy, but there is.

In a prefect world there would be no little worms eating our apples or rats eating it all up too.

I too read Carson, I too worry about the combinations of metals and organophosphates and know that pressure must always be put on the long list of chemical companies about safty.

I am not stupid or trusting.

From what I have observed and can read about roundup --it sticks to the soil and then breaks up easily and quickly - so I am not poisoning any one down stream.

Now making a genetic corn that it will not kill -- does not sound safe to me though.

But as far as it getting int the water supply- I am not a corn farmer - but I imagine they are spraying acres and acres.

around those acres i do hope they are setting aside stirps of land as buffers for run off.

But round up is rather safe. You can paint it on one plant and it does not harm another plant that is right beside it.

It is a matter of picking your poison and picking your fight, and picking which is causing the most harm and the sudden rise in autism and ADHD.

As for Parkinson.

My Dad will be 90 this coming month. He has parkinson but his hands are still steady after 15 years with this disease.

He did when he was younger handle pesticides - he was a farmer and worked in a rubber factory too. He however did not get parkinson untill he decided he was going to get a flu shot every year. The very year he began this--flu shot adventure -- within a month he was shuffling his feet and having trouble picking them up. This continued for five long years before we finally had a long talk about flu shots and he is now on a gluten free diet -- His hands are still steady and he still lives in in his home with his wife, taking care of himself and his needs. My only problem is with a neighor (which I told about gluten free and she still shows up with biscuits ever now and then.

Pollution what ever it form was addressed in Love canal and the fight will still continue for ever more.

There is not one person that will tell you not to be careful and a pesticide . Mnay have been banned.

Try telling the run of the mill factory worker owning a small farm out here that vaccins are bad and eat gluten free might help their husband with COPD and they run to your parents with buscuits in their arms.


A few years ago a couple studies came out, within a couple months of each other, from 2 different groups. One of them talked about the correlation of pesticides with ADHD & Parkinsons, if I remember correctly.
The second one drilled down and determined that the correlation was not as strong from skin exposure, like playing in a yard that's been sprayed, as it was from other potential routes (i.e. the mouth.)
So whether one does or doesn't use roundup/pesticides in the yard is an issue, but may not be the most concerning issue. What's on/sucked/fed our food chain and in the water is the more important issue. And roundup and organophosphates/cholinesterase inhibitors have been around a long time. And when you spray Roundup on the ground (Benedetta) it eventually makes it's way into a water supply somewhere, that someone else has to drink. No one can say that pesticide use has NOT contributed to the problem, because who can show me the study of pesticide exposed grandparents/parents/babies with vaccination vs unexposed grandparents/parents/babies with vaccinations vs un-exposed grandparents/parents/babies without vaccinations. Does anyone doubt what the results would be if you could actually find anyone who doesn't have pesticides in their blood or tissue?

Stephanie Seneff knows what she's talking about, just like Rachel Carson did. She wasn't just talking about birds. She wasn't just worried about one single chemical. Silent Spring takes on a whole new meaning when you have so many children with autism that can't even talk. We were warned.
DDT was discussed and the conversation was deliberately limited, Carson's implications ignored. We are standing in the middle of the consequences. Shall we be stupid enough to ignore Seneff, too? Not me. It wasn't just about DDT and it ain't just about roundup, but Seneff has given us the next great example of the consequences of continuing to ignore the problem of chemicals, including medicines (which are chemicals) in our environment.


Barbara J

Introduced in 1974.
I think that means that it is discovered and then you have years of safty tests, how it works best --- like dry weather and then marketing.

It was the late 90s befroe we used it -- i know because untill at that time we were all exhausted from using weed eaters, lawn mowers, and really hating --- honey suckle.

Honey suckle hmmmm did you know that Native Americans would collect honey suckle and put it in still waters like ponds to cause the fish to come to the top and then they were harvest them.

By the way honey suckle damages mitochondria and is or has been used in some vaccines.

False scientists make me laugh

At Today's Rate Half of all US Children (by 2025) will be Autistic. There's a good headliner for "I fucking love science." I know someone who just unfucking "followed" them.


Brother Sun, if the CDC count of one in 68 is correct for children born in 2002, would we not have reached 1 in 20 for children born this year? IF we are following this scientist's math?

John Stone


At what point does the great bluff collapse? We are in uncharted territory.


I don't think it will ever get to 1 in 2, because by the time it gets to 1 in 20, parents will be so outraged that they will no longer believe anything the government says, and they will use their own common sense to opt out of vaccinations.


there are groups that often expose the problems before the epa bothers.http://www.sierraclub.ca/national/programs/health-environment/pesticides/glyphosate-fact-sheet.shtml


it's been around much longer than we realize..
red blood cell destruction..
I always thought my daughter's kawasaki was a strange reaction to her mmr through some kind of synergistic action between pesticides and vaccine. Now I read about polio and ddt, and I'm more convinced.

Joe Shwarcz is a Schill

Speaking of Monsanto,
apparently the Director of the Office for Science and Society at McGill University - Dr. Joe Schwarcz is funded by CBI (Council of biotechnology information). They have funded the "Office for Chemistry and Society."
Who are membes of CBI?


Interesting that lately Dr. Schwarcz was mentioned by Orac as being involved in the Dr. Oz supplement Senate session.


@FYI, I just read the article by Tamar Haspel and what she complained about in terms of Dr. Seneff's research was quite funny.
She complains of " evidence for these mechanisms bring all but nonexistent...no specific studies done..." in other words a lack of physiological studies (apart from the fact that she was presenting concerns more about rate than cause effect issues).
Funny, but that's exactly what's missing from vaccine studies. There are only epidemiological studies to assure us of their safety and minimal preclinical type studies (not even looking at reproductive effects etc.) and on only HEALTHY subjects.


@FYI, whatever the cause, the rate of increase does not seem to be goings the right direction.

cia parker

That's funny, Barry, and very perceptive! I agree, Carol, there was no Roundup involved when my daughter started her vaccine encephalitic screaming at the classic four days post-vax, or when her only two words disappeared as soon as she got the DTaP vaccine at 18 months. Is there internecine warfare between Merck and Monsanto?


Sadly, I don't think the powers that be will take this seriously. Unfortunately, it's not just autism, but numerous disabling conditions. We will not survive like this.



With all due respect, Stephanie Seneff is a real scientist…. and a pretty damned good one at that.

If you think I'm going to doubt what she's saying because of some nonsense at Wikipedia, and/or the ramblings of some hack journalist over at at Huffingtonpost, then you're barking up the wrong tree.

If anything, that kind of dribble from Wikipedia and Huffingtonpost , just makes listen even closer to what Dr. Seneff is saying.


Source needs vetting (not up to AoA's standards, IMO); check the IF (impact factor) rating of the journals where her work is published. eg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entropy_(journal)



MIT saying this but don't worry. Neither Government nor mainstream media are concerned.


Parents often report medical events after vaccination: fever, convulsions, screaming, diarrhea, loss of language and regression. Isn't it obvious that it's the vaccines?

Not that I'm a fan of Roundup.


I use Round up around the electric fences to keep the cattle in.
I started using it some time back in the late 90s.

In 1981 at my daughter's first DPT shot at three months was the first clue that it was the dam vaccines.

Barry ---Exactly.


This headline should actually read:

" At Today’s Rate, Half of All VACCINATED U.S. Children Will Be Autistic (by 2025) "

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