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Another Study Finds GMO Compounds in 100% of Pregnant Women and Fetuses

Elizabeth Renter
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October 27th, 2012
Updated 10/31/2012 at 7:41 pm
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geneticallymodifiedfruit 235x147 Another Study Finds GMO Compounds in 100% of Pregnant Women and FetusesIn many ways we are searching for real science, not funded by the GMO companies themselves, to tell us the truth about genetically modified organisms and their dangers. Because these companies control access to their chemicals and any related research, what we have is little. But from the little we know, there is much to fear concerning genetically modified organisms.

Most recently, scientists in Canada conducted a study on pregnant and non-pregnant women, looking for the chemicals found in pesticides related to genetically modified foods. What they found was frightening indeed.

100% of Women Had At Least 1 of These Toxins

According to GreenMedInfo.com, the scientists were looking for 5 basic toxins. Those include:

  • Glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide)
  • Gluphosinate (an herbicide)
  • AMPA (a metabolite of glyphosate)
  • 3-MMPA (a metabolite of gluphosinate)
  • Cry1Ab (the Bt toxin of gluphosinate)

All women had at least one of the toxins present in their blood, but there were differences between the pregnant and non-pregnant women. A large percentage of non-pregnant study subjects had both glyphosate and gluphosinate in their blood, while the pregnant women did not. However, 100% of pregnant women studied had 3-MPPA in their blood and 93% had Cry1Ab. Even more troubling—100% of fetal cords studied had 3-MPPA and 80% had Cry1Ab.

So, not only do all women likely have some of these GMO toxins in them, but they are passing it on to their children. This is similar to the research conducted by a German university finding glyphosate in all urine samples tested.

What does this all mean and what are the immediate dangers? That’s where more research is needed, though research is tightly controlled by the companies with the patents. We know that 3-MPPA is a propionic acid. According to GMI’s report, this means it is classified as a Bad Actor Chemical and has warnings of cramping, burning, nausea, shock, vomiting, and sore throat if ingested. As for Cry1Ab, Greenpeace reports that it is an immunogen, meaning it creates an immune system response and could possibly increase the existing problem of antibiotic resistant infections.

All five of these compounds that the researchers looked for in their study subjects are classified as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). Yes, these chemicals that carry serious warnings when offered under other circumstances– the same ones that kill pests– our government assures us, are safe.

What can you do? Whenever possible, steer clear of products containing GMO ingredients. Also, support California’s Proposition 37, which will require the labeling of such ingredients and could pave the way for other states and even the nation to follow suit. Additionally, DE-support Monsanto, a company shelling out millions to go against Prop 37 and spreading lies about GMO labeling.

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  • ARIZONA

    50% of the children in america have no dad,THERES going to be a really high price for this,the children have no protection at all now,the ALPHA MALES are all in prison for stupid shit and all the predators love it,this is exactly what the government was hoping for,UNPROTECTED CHILDREN,OH' this ain't going to end well,YOU WOMEN are going to WISH you had not let this happen,right now you don't care,BUT THATS ABOUT TO CHANGE…………….

  • ARIZONA

    EVERYTHING IN AMERICA IS A CRIME,except poisoning the children,money,money my how low america has fallen,IF it involves poisoning the children,THERES NO LAWS ON THE BOOKS,to put the criminals in prison,when the children are the PRAY in any country,that country is ending,it has become the haunt of every foul bird and rotten awful thing,THIS DESCRIBES AMERICA TO THE "T"…………….

  • Marc

    What is an ad for herbicide chemical 'Everest' by Arysta Life Science doing on your website?? Don't you moderate what is acceptable content/funding support?

  • Emily

    The reference is greenmedinfo.com which is a massive re.search based website collaborating many thousands of research papers. Organic means not only free from chemical sprays but also an absence of synthetic in the soil. This is a great article!

  • Concerned Believer

    You really need to cite references to the actual studies that your using in your article otherwise some people will think youv'e just made it all up!

  • nance

    question….if a product is labeled organic, does that mean the soil is clean or does it just mean that no pesticides were used on the plant?

    • Fran

      Every food has some pesticides on it. Organic basically means the food has less pesticides than non-organic food. Nothing is pesticide free. Also, a food can be organic but still be GMO. Look for the organic-certified label and a second label which says Non-GMO. PS: almost all corn, soy and zucchini are GMO. Actually, I don't think any of us can avoid GMO foods anymore.

      • Toby

        You are very misinformed. My organic garden has NO pesticides and NO GMO's. I also only buy 100% organic food from my local Co-Op. There are no pesticides or GMO's or artificial fertilizers allowed under the title of Organic. You may want to do a little more research before you mislead others.

        • anth

          a monsanto clone?

  • a. tygard

    This is what I've been 10 doing for over 10 years: using organics whenever & where ever possible. My yard has not been treated with pesticide /fertilzer for over 10 yrs. I've removed gross gmo offender foods from my diet. Iencourage others to do the same. YES ON 37!