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93% of Unborn Babies Have GMO Food Toxins in their Blood

Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada

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(SALEM, Ore.) - A new medical study on the impacts of genetically modified (GM) foods, shows that toxins from GM crops designed to strike down pests are actually showing up in the bloodstreams of women and unborn babies.

The new study, "Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada" by Aziz Aris and Samuel Leblanc with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, Canada, brings to light many of the fears that GMO food awareness groups and writers like our own April Scott, have been attempting to illuminate to the public.

The results of the study show that 93 per cent of blood samples taken from pregnant women and 80 percent of samples taken from umbilical cords, tested positive for traces of the chemicals.

This is highly problematic for Americans, where literally millions of acres have been taken over by these Monsanto generated crops. The GMO seeds carry a traceable blueprint and organic farmers whose fields have these non-natural crop seeds blow onto their land, are subject to lawsuit from Monsanto. You see, in this new game, every part is a victim except for Monsanto employees and shareholders.

This is the company responsible for Agent Orange, the highly toxic chemical that was sprayed on the jungles of Vietnam, and possibly Guam, and in places like Oregon during its testing years. We could never count the cancer victims of Monsanto, which has never atoned for its chemical irresponsibility during the Vietnam War. Veterans suffering cancer today always have to struggle to find any type of compensation for such a distinctly wrong and negligent government and business practice.

Now Monsanto has graduated from the jungles of Vietnam to your dinner table with GMO foods. We now conclusively know that the Monsanto toxins designed to kill pests are being carried by humans and babies in the womb. There are no conclusive studies to prove the safety of these products. It is quite a problem in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., in France and beyond.

From the study: "Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada"

An optimal exchange across the maternal-fetal unit (MFU) is necessary for a successful pregnancy. The placenta plays a major role in the embryo’s nutrition and growth, in the regulation of the endocrine functions and in drug biotransformation.

Exchange involves not only physiological constituents, but also substances that represent a pathological risk for the fetus such as xenobiotics that include drugs, food additives, pesticides, and environmental pollutants.

The understanding of what xenobiotics do to the MFU and what the MFU does to the xenobiotics should provide the basis for the use of placenta as a tool to investigate and predict some aspects of developmental toxicity. Moreover, pathological conditions in the placenta are important causes of intrauterine or perinatal death, congenital anomalies, intrauterine growth retarda-tion, maternal death, and a great deal of morbidity for both, mother and child.

Genetically modified plants (GMP) were first approved for commercialization in Canada in 1996 then become distributed a wide range of weeds. It can be used on non-crop land as well as in a great variety of crops. GLYP is the active ingredient in the commercial herbicide RoundupŽ. Glyphosate is an acid, but usually used in a salt form, most commonly the isopropylamine salt.

The target of glyphosate is 5-enolpyruvoylshikimate 3-phosphate syn- thase (EPSPS), an enzyme in the shikimate pathway that is required for the synthesis of many aromatic plant metabolites, including some amino acids. The gene that confers tolerance of the herbicide is from the soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens and makes an EPSPS that is not affected by glyphosate.

The authors reveal how few studies have examined the kinetics of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of glyphosate in humans. There is much to appreciate in that revelation, as millions are eating foods generated with this technology absolutely unaware of the possible dangers. According to the study, there are reported detections of urinary GLYP concentrations among children, mothers and fathers living in farm and non farm households in Iowa. Tests showed little contrast between farm and non farm mothers and no positive association between the mothers’ urinary glyphosate levels and glyphosate dust concentrations.

Therefore it appears that the dangers from GMO crops does is not connected to growing them, just eating them.

Again from the study:

These findings suggest that other sources of exposure such as diet may be involved. Gluphosinate (or glufosinate) [ammonium dl-homoalanin-4- (methyl) phosphinate] is a broad-spectrum, contact herbicide. Its major metabolite is 3-methylphosphinicopropionic acid (MPPA), with which it has similar biological and toxicological effects.

GLUF is used to control a wide range of weeds after the crop emerges or for total vegetation control on land not used for cultivation. Gluphosinate herbicides are also used to desiccate (dry out) crops before harvest. It is a phosphorus-containing amino acid. It inhibits the activity of an enzyme, glutamine synthetase, which is necessary for the production of the amino acid glutamine and for ammonia detoxification.

The application of GLUF leads to reduced glutamine and increased ammonia levels in the plant’s tissues. This causes photosynthesis to stop and the plant dies within a few days. GLUF also inhibits the same enzyme in animals. The gene used to make plants resistant to gluphosinate comes from the bacterium Streptomyces hygroscopicus and encodes an enzyme called phosphinothricine acetyl transferase (PAT).

This enzyme detoxifies GLUF. Crop varieties carrying this trait include varieties of oilseed rape, maize, soybeans, sugar beet, fodder beet, cotton and rice. As for GLYP, its kinetics of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination (ADME) is not well studied in humans, except few poisoned-case studies [16,20,21]. Hirose et al. reported the case of a 65-year-old male who ingested BASTA, which contains 20% (w/v) of GLUF ammonium, about 300 ml, more than the estimated human toxic dose.

This is a large development in the evolving story of GMO foods in the Americans and worldwide. To learn more please visit the source:

"Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada"

Read more: GM food toxins found in the blood of 93% of unborn babies By Sean Poulter - Daily Mail

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Beth Martell August 25, 2012 5:59 am (Pacific time)

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/08/monsantos-roundup-herbicide-soil-damage


MSGT FOSTER June 8, 2011 10:03 am (Pacific time)

PLEASE LOOK AT http://www.guamagentorange.info/home for evidence on the use of AGENT ORANGE on Guam. I handled and hand sprayed it there for ten years from sept 1968 to june 1978. i can be contacted at retairforceman@aol.com


MK May 21, 2011 1:50 am (Pacific time)

Great article! We've been experimented on for far too long. Hopefully this study will help wake up Americans to demand GMO labeling -- or preferably banning.

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