After testing 16 women from different regions all over Germany, the Green Party has found that traces of the chemical glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Round Up, are appearing in breast milk at ‘intolerable levels’ that could harm a developing baby and the mother.
The weed killer traces in breast milk were found to be between 0.210 and 0.432 nanograms per millilitre (PPB). Drinking water is allowed to have no more than 0.100 nanograms of glyphosate.
Irene Witte, professor of toxicology at the University of Oldenburg, described the findings as “intolerable.”
“I would never have guessed that the quantities are so high.”
Though the sample size in these initial tests was small, and Witte believed it should be expanded, it is still indicative of a major problem. These 16 women indicate that larger sections of the population are being poisoned with glyphosate – a substance which the WHO has called carcinogenic. If Monsanto is allowed to keep selling these chemicals, it amounts to mass-murder.
Witte explained that if the chemical has been proven to cause cancer, then no amount should be tolerated in our food supply. As a reminder, the World Health Organization recently delivered a huge blow to Monsanto, pronouncing that glyphosate – and subsequently Monsanto’s Round Up – is ‘probably carcinogenic.’ The organization also recent declared 2 other pesticides – Lindane and DDT – as being cancer-causing to humans.
Further commenting on the glyphosate residues found in breast milk, Witte said:
“There is not upper limit you can then put on the quantity. Every molecule could cause cancer.”
The chair of the Environmental Committee in the Bundestag (German parliament) Bärbel Höhn of the Green Party said:
“The government needs to take glyphosate out of circulation until the question of its links to cancer has been cleared up.”
Sadly, past studies have found similar results to this. The herbicide has been found in breast milk, urine, and even blood:
- One study conducted by a German university found very high concentrations of glyphosate in all urine samples tested.
- A piece of research found that the toxic ingredient is actually found in the breast milk of women, leading to damage to underdeveloped human beings.
- In addition to being found in urine and breast milk, glyphosate has also been found in people’s blood in 18 different countries.
The link is clear. It’s time to stop these biotech companies, now.
Learn how to test for Glyphosate Residues, here.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.