Connecting the Dots... or Why Liz Gilbert has a brain tumor #2....Big Pharma Lilly DES =Monsanto=GMO=Damage To Countless Generations & Mother Earth.
As I sit in these fields today in Taos,New Mexico,one of the most beautiful places on this Earth, these fields with native,organic blue corn tassling...Just a few months ago,as these corn seeds were being planted, RoundUp was being sprayed just over the way to clear land of weeds for a condominium development.
Several beekeepers and other organic farmers have fields adjoining this land. RoundUp (glyphosate) has been shown through a growing body of research ,to be linked to the dramatic loss of our bees globally ,among many other losses, including vast damage to our water and soil,almost beyond repair. Almost.
Yes,we are raising funds for medical help I need because I have a recurring brain tumor and other related problems, but I want to take this opportunity, not only to create a collectively owned,Creative Commons multimedia comapany (AudioSapien Records),where you get to co-own all my creative assets. I also want to draw attention to a much bigger picture, THE BIG PICTURE.
I want to speak to you with all my heart, about WHY I have this brain tumor and WHY,from when I was born, I have battled various cancers (cervical,thyroid),brain tumors (rare thyroid producing pituitary),Multiple Scelrosis,loss of a kidney at 5 along with adrenal glands,loss of stress hormones (Cortisol),WHY between ages 2-5 I mostly lived in a hospital,isolated,because of a wrecked immune system.
WHY? NOT,WHY ME? BUT,WHY?
I was born in Lake of the Woods,Ontario Canada,then a pristine place in wilderness. My mother took a drug,DES (stilbesterol,an Estrogen disruptor),that was given to many thousands of pregnant women in the 1950s to early 1960s to prevent miscarriages.
Exposure to this drug caused damage to the developing fetus..In my case the damage was extensive to my developing organs,tissues,nervous system...Everything. Many biopsies have been done in my case,all showing in utero tissue. For many first generation DES Daughters (s we are called), the most common damage has been cervical cancers,the inabilty to have children and much more.
DES was banned in North America in the 1970s and we fought and got it banned from cattle feeds in the 1980s. At this point,2016, DES exposure has clearly,definitively shown through extensive studies and research,to have caused massive damage to the Mothers,the Children,the Children's Children. We have never won a class action lawsuit, but the many lawsuits filed privately have all been settled out of court. I have just recently started mine. About time!
Why? DES is still being given to "third world " (though beginning to think America is the third world country). Imagine the damage THIS is going to cause! My own mother was wracked with guilt her whole life,that she unknowingly took a drug that caused this much damage to her only daughter.
Fast forward to the present moment... Research evidence is mounting globally that clearly shows exposure to GMO FOODS (the Monsanto seed is embedded with RoundUp) and RoundUP in pregnant women,is causing genetic damage in developing fetuses.
This would affect just about every pregnant woman on the planet, as GMOs are everywhere. That is why so many countries are banning them. Not North America. WHY?
The big pharmaceutical companies who develop drugs like DES and Monsanto are one and the same. These corporations are the biggest problem we have in this world today.
WE ARE ONE FAMILY. Whatever political,religious,cultural, side you are on. ONE FAMILY.
OUR MOTHER IS THIS MOTHER EARTH,our only home. What we do to her,we do to our own mothers,our children and to every living thing. ALL CONNECTED.,WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT.
We are killing ourselves and the planet that gives us life.
Each one of us can make a difference and, if enough of us care,we can turn this destruction around.
I would like to live as long as I can,to keep doing the work I love to do,to tell our stories. I love this life. We were all born innocent ,none of us slaves. We can share love,not hate and turn this around before it's too late!
Love Is All We Need.
Musician/Composer, Writer, Community Arts Organizer, Artrepreneur. CO-