The GMO mass experiment on the public is producing results—terrifying ones. GM toxic elements can be found in nearly all pregnant women and children. (Update of the article featured in Genetic Roulette movie.)
The toxins designed into genetically modified crops are finding their way into the bloodstreams of all pregnant women and their fetuses. This shocking result belies the genetic modification industry's claims that such toxins are destroyed by the digestive tracts of people who eat the animals fed these GMO crops. Obviously, that claim was based on nothing.
(If you've seen reports claiming less than 100% are affected, it's because they picked up the wrong figures from the study, as shown below.)
The Study and Results
The study, "Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modiﬁed foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec", was published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology. The authors, Aziz Aris and Samuel Leblanc, examined the blood of 30 pregnant women and 39 nonpregnant women. All births associated with the study were considered normal; babies were at normal birth weights and considered healthy.
The authors looked for:
- Glyphosate, brand name Roundup
- Gluphosinate, a broad-spectrum herbicide
- AMPA, aminomethyl phosphoric acid, a metabolite of glyphosate
- 3-MMPA, 3-methylphosphinico propionic acid, a metabolite of gluphosinate
- Cry1Ab, the Bt toxin of gluphosinate
Interestingly, both glyphosate and gluphosinate were found in large percentages of nonpregnant women, but neither was found in pregnant women or their fetuses. Obviously, a metabolic change occurs when a woman becomes pregnant. One might have hoped that would be adequate to prevent the toxic effects of GMO feed crops. Unfortunately, it appears that the opposite occurs with Bt corn metabolites, though no toxins from gluphosate were found.
The Bt GMO toxins, 3-MPPA and Cry1Ab, show up in mothers and fetuses, as this table shows:
Toxicity of 3-MPPA and Cry1Ab
The first thing that needs to be noted is that 3-MPPA and Cry1Ab are used in pesticides for their toxic effects. There can be little doubt that ingestion of them carries some risk.
Unsurprisingly, there is little serious research on these chemicals, since the manufacturers control access for studies. Nonetheless, there is enough information available to know that assumptions of safety in genetically engineered foods is irresponsible. The risks are serious.
3-MPPA is a propionic acid. Notice that the PAN Pesticides Database shows several issues with propionic acid, including:
- Inhalation: burning sensation, cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat.
- Skin: burns, pain, blisters.
- Eyes: redness, pain, blurred vision, severe deep burns.
- Ingestion: abdominal cramps, burning sensation, nausea, shock, collapse, sore throat, vomiting.
Propionic acids are classed as Bad Actor Chemicals, and 3-MPPA is one of them. One surely must ask how the FDA and USDA came to accept the notion that any GMO with 3-MPPA should be classed as "generally accepted as safe".
And now we have proof that the highly toxic 3-MPPA is showing up in nearly all pregnant women and fetuses!
Though the PAN Pesticides Database lists no toxicity for Cry1Ab, any assumption of safety is misplaced. If we look further, we find that story is false. Greenpeace has been studying Cry1Ab, and what they've found is far from calming. They have found that:
- Cry1Ab is a potent immunogen, meaning that it creates an immune response. It contains a gene for resistance to the antibiotic streptomycin. Therefore, it is likely to increase the problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
- The immunogenic response can be initiated by either injection or gastrointestinally, that is, by eating it.
- The immunogenic response affects the mucus membranes and can be systemic.
- Cry1Ab binds to to proteins in the mouse gastrointestinal tract.