Natural Health News – The pesticide industry and GM has always said that this it could not happen.
This discovery of glyphosate in human breast milk raises new concerns about the safety and regulation of glyphosate -. The active ingredient of Roundup, which is the most widely used herbicide in the world and a key part of genetically engineered crops
Glyphosate and herbicide formulations based on it is they have been promoted as safe partly due to the claim that their residues do not accumulate in the human body and therefore will not appear on breast milk.
Dan Goldstein, chief scientist of Monsanto , which manufactures Roundup, recently declared;
“It is a common misunderstanding that pesticides generally accumulate in body fat. Although this phenomenon can occur with some older compounds and very few compounds currently used pesticides bioaccumulate to a significant degree have been withdrawn from use or are very restricted “
” If ingested, glyphosate is rapidly excreted, does not accumulate in body fat or tissue, and does not undergo metabolism in humans. rather is excreted unchanged in the urine “
This view has been shared by regulators around the world and must now – and urgently -. reevaluate that
These results tests show that glyphosate is getting into the human and perhaps our bodies accumulate in breast milk.
Dr. Angelika Hilbeck, senior scientist at the Institute of Integrative Biology in Zurich, said; “If confirmed in a full investigation, it appears that glyphosate has become a ubiquitous chemical in terms of presence and persistence.”
“These data also provides a first indication of the possible accumulation in the body human, giving newborns a considerable amount of synthetic chemicals as a “gift” for your start in life, with unknown consequences. ”
Glyphosate are above the maximum level of the EU for drinking water
Currently, no country has established regulatory limits on levels of glyphosate in the human breast milk.
Concerned about the growing number of studies showing levels of glyphosate in food, water and human urine, ‘moms’ through the grassroots coalition America wanted to see if there is a problem.
In association with the website of the Sustainable pulse organized the collection and analysis of samples of its members .
In 10 samples of breast milk from women in various parts of the United States, 3 contained levels of glyphosate massively above the maximum level of 0.1 ug / l set by the EU for glyphosate in drinking water.
Surprisingly, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows glyphosate levels of 700 ug / l in drinking water in the United States.
At 76, 99 and 166 ug / l, glyphosate in milk samples positive breast are below this level, but the key point is that the industry of the date and regulators have insisted in that glyphosate you can never find there.
levels that may compromise the health and development of infants
According to Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University; “The levels observed in breast milk and urine in this preliminary study indicate that chronic consumption of this toxin is highly biologically significant and almost 100 times the amounts documented in peer-reviewed scientific studies to cause birth defects, kidney damage and liver, hormonal disorders and a predisposition to cancer. “
” much higher levels of glyphosate in breast milk urine indicate a concentration factor that can especially endanger the health and development of a baby through direct toxicity, deprivation of essential mineral nutrients, and dysbiosis essential microbiome for immune, nervous and physical development. “
” additional test is essential to confirm the validity of this data on a scale bigger if we want to avoid endangering the health and welfare of a generation. ”
moms across America and Sustainable pulse are to be commended for organizing this test because government regulators would not.
is through a quick look see and must be accompanied by considerably larger sampling and testing.
A dead lethal exit
The use of glyphosate herbicides like Roundup is pervasive throughout the world.
forms the basis of much of genetically engineered crops; its use is widespread in agriculture without GMOs, in municipal parks, roadsides and streets; and is the mainstay of many home gardens.
It is not surprising that the waste are becoming increasingly water, air and food worldwide and disturbingly in animals and in human blood and urine.
health concerns about glyphosate / Roundup are growing in all different parts of the industry of pesticides and transgenic and those who are intended to regulate in the name of citizens.
In the US, and UK politicians are ignoring these concerns, but in other countries are taking action.
The lower house of the Dutch parliament just passed a movement – the strengthening of a past in 2011 – asking the government to ban the sale of glyphosate individuals for non-commercial use at the end of 2015.
there are already restrictions in force in the Netherlands on the sale and domestic use of glyphosate and several cities have also banned its use in municipal properties.
On the other hand, the European Food Safety Authority looks set to act on a recommendation from the Agency for the Evaluation of Federal Risks of Germany change the license of use in the European Union .
There is a growing conflict between industry backed by science and government-funded – but the industry focused -. Science on the one hand and the findings of the independent investigation, the evidence of the real world and citizens interested in the other
Politicians and regulators are generally aligned behind the company, as usual, but this program is now putting our health and our environment at risk.
citizen action like that is taken by mothers across America and others in the US and the EU is the only way to break the deadlock.
- This piece first appeared in citizens concerned about GM website . We are grateful for permission to reproduce here.