WHO STARTED was initiated by a GOL (Grumpy Old Lady). Tired of how many folks she knew with cancer, most of them younger than her, she started researching. GOL was prompted to action by fury. Hey! Anger is a great motivator. She checked out one strong possibility for America’s cancer epidemic: GMO foods. Research shows that GMO foods are especially likely to be the culprit for kids’ cancers. (The NIH states only 5% of kids’ cancers are genetically caused.)

When the EPA and FDA under the Obama administration approved half of Agent Orange (the 2,4-D part) to be used on our GMO foods, GOL got torqued. Dow Chemical gave these GMO foods the (cute) name of Enlist Duo because they also included glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup). Enlist Duo food crops were approved in 2014 under the GRAS rubric (Generally Recognized as Safe) without any long term testing by independent scientists to see what effects the two chemicals would have on babies, kids, teens, adults, pets, livestock or our water table which supplies our drinking water.

Agent Orange is the hideous herbicide that was used to decimate Vietnam’s jungles in the Vietnam War. Only part of its legacy is our Vietnam Vets getting 9 kinds of cancer. (please see Vietnam Vets)

2 things to know about GMO food crops:
- They were created to not die after multiple sprayings of herbicide(s) which means there’s lots of herbicide residue on our GMO food products. (Please see Herbicides Sticking to Snacks)
- They were created to increase agri-biz profits. Unfortunately, now they are a boon to the cancer industry, too.

The GOL’s fury was increased (hard to believe!) when Bayer bought Monsanto. Bayer makes anti-cancer medicines, one specifically for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system, which is part of our immune system). Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto because of the connection between non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Roundup/glyphosate. So Bayer, which has its roots in experimenting on Nazi concentration camp inmates, is very possibly profiting on creating cancer and then “curing” it. 

The GOL is American, has lived in New England, the mid- Atlantic states, the South and the west coast. She has traveled and camped across this gorgeous country numerous times. She’s not going into the great beyond without a fight about this issue. She has gotten help from a dozen folks, (most of them much younger than she is). They have uploaded data and pics, done web design, edited the articles and helped with research. She is grateful to them.

If you can’t force the government to do the right thing, vote with your wallets! And learn to cook just a few simple meals from real ingredients. (GOLs love to give advice!)

“True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington.” - Anonymous