I read that carrots are a toxic cross-hybrid between the yarrow root and wild carrot in Asa Ahla’s essay, “Killing Our Families In The Name Of Love.” Someone, possibly Asa or Dr. Sebi, told me that a chemist in Holland spliced the seeds of the two in order to create the orange carrot species. No one ever provided me with any sources; therefore, I vowed to research the info until I found it. In the meantime, I stopped eating carrots. I had received personal testimony from patients who cured themselves with Dr. Sebi’s assistance. So, I decided to follow his recommended food list.
I shared my carrot info with a culinary arts graduate and he thought it was a lie. He was one of those “experts” who thought he knew everything about food. Several months later, I ran into the guy again and he told me that I was right. He told me he read about it in a book but he could not remember the source and I never saw him again.
I searched the internet many times and the only thing I learned was that the original carrots were purple. Several months ago, I ordered as many vegetable history books as I could find in the library. Most of them said the same thing; that carrots were originally purple and the orange carrots mysteriously appeared.
Eventually I found a motive for the invention of the orange carrot on CUESA, “ ..the history of the orange vegetables that are so familiar to us today began in 16th century Holland during the rule of The House of Orange. No, it’s not a coincidence. Dutch farmers developed orange carrots (a cross of purple and yellow varieties) in an act of patriotism. After this development, Holland became the premier carrot-breeding country. Using, both Dutch varieties and the modern wild carrot (Queen Anne’s Lace), the contemporary carrot was developed by a French horticulturist in the 1800s.” – http://www.cuesa.org/food/carrots
I still wanted to source the actual splicing of the seed, so I continued to search books. I’m currently reading HOW CARROTS WON THE TROJAN WAR. This book illustrates how chemists and horticulturists were generously paid to develop various species of vegetables. Through experimentation, wild carrots were transformed from a skinny purple to a thick fleshy variety by French seedsman Henri Vilmorin….
“The aesthetically appealing orange carrot is said to be a late-sixteenth or early seventeenth-century development of the Dutch, who were the dominate carrot breeders.” “From the first orange original, Dutch growers soon produced the even deeper-colored Long Orange, a hefty carrot intended for storage, and the smaller sweet Horn. The Horn was further fine-tuned to yield, by the mid-eighteenth century, three breeds of orange carrot carrying in earliness and size….Collectively, these 200-year-old Dutch carrots are the direct ancestors of all orange carrots grown today.”
This book also explains the myth behind the “carrot/improved vision” theory and how carrots helped Britain win a battle in World War II. “Cat Eyes” John Cunningham, who earned his reputation for seeing in the dark, was the first pilot to use radar to gun down enemy planes…
“The RAF, in an attempt to distract German attention from the bristling radar towers along the British coast, spread the story that Cunningham and his fellow night flying pilots owed their success to a prodigious diet of vision-enhancing carrots. It’s not clear how the carrot con went down with the German high in command, but the British civilian population swallowed it, in the belief that eating carrots would help them navigate in the blackout.”
I am still searching for the one book which reveals how the wild yam and yarrow root were chemically combined. However, one truth is evident. Orange carrots are not a naturally occurring phenomena. While it is true that farmers, horticulturists and seedsmen have manipulated food production throughout history, orange carrots are a species that looks drastically different from its original skinny, purple ancestor.
HOW CARROTS WON THE TROJAN WAR – Rebecca Rupp