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Glyphosate Study on Lower Birth Rates and Higher Intensive Care for US Mothers

As first seen on Sustainable Pulse:

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are learning more about the effects of herbicide exposure during pregnancy, finding glyphosate in 99 percent of the pregnant women they observed in the Midwest. In the study, published recently in Environmental Health, higher glyphosate levels were associated with lower birth weight and may also lead to higher neonatal intensive care unit admission risk.

This is the second small-scale study the researchers have conducted with significant findings. The team’s previous study, published in 2018, was the first study to confirm glyphosate in 93 percent of pregnancies which found associations with shortened pregnancies. Other recent studies have also confirmed their findings.

“Pesticide exposure in pregnancy, especially in early pregnancy, can imprint DNA and alter gene expression,” said Paul Winchester, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics and the study’s lead author. “But little is known about how these chemicals can impact fetal development in humans.”

“As a neonatologist, I’m seeing more and more infants with problems like low birth weight as well as mothers with issues like obesity or gestational diabetes,” Winchester said. “We need to keep studying these herbicides long term to find out how they could be causing these issues and what we can do to prevent them.”

Researchers hope to study glyphosate exposure in a larger group of pregnant women over time.

This study was a collaborative effort with Franciscan Health in Indianapolis, University of California San Francisco, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and King’s College London School of Medicine.

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National School Lunch Testing for Glyphosate, Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Hormones, Veterinary Drugs, and Nutrients Revealed

Thirty million genetically modified school meals are served daily in America to our children.

The testing of 43 school lunch samples shows:

  • 95.3% of the school lunch items contained carcinogenic, endocrine disrupting, and liver disease-causing glyphosate.
  • 74% of the samples contained at least one of 29 harmful pesticides.
  • 4 Veterinary drugs and hormones were found in 9 school lunches samples at levels up to 130.76 ng/g.
  • 100% of the school lunch samples contained heavy metals at levels up to 6,293 X higher than the EPA’s maximum levels allowed in drinking water.
  • The majority of the samples were abysmally low in nutrients.

Many of these toxins have been found to contribute to or cause neurodevelopment disturbances, immune system damage, hormone disruption, cancer, liver disease, tumors, and more.

Without proper nutrients, our children’s brains will not function properly, and their bodies will not be developed as needed. Often children with learning and behavioral issues are deficient in just one or two minerals or vitamins; when those nutrients are added to their diet, their mental, physical, and behavioral issues subside. Even violent behavior is discontinued. Our children must have proper nutrient-dense food.

Click here to send a letter to your elected officials today.

For millions of underserved children, school meals are the only meals they consume. School lunches contain many GM crop ingredients such as corn, soy, and sugar from sugar beets and are processed with GM oils such as canola and soybean oil. Most genetically modified crops are engineered to withstand toxic chemicals such as glyphosate, glufosinate, dicamba, and many more harmful chemicals. 

The wheat, peas, beans, oats, and other grain ingredients found in school lunches, such as in hot dog and burger buns, bread crumb coating, pasta, pizza crusts, etc., are primarily derived from conventional crops that are often sprayed with glyphosate as a drying agent before harvest—this practice results in high levels of glyphosate residues in the foods. Thousands of food samples have been tested for glyphosate; we are unaware of such testing on school lunches.

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EPA Shirks Its Duties For Another Four Years Regarding Glyphosate

Moms Across America has been working on getting glyphosate (and toxins in our food and environment) banned for ten years. At some point, many would expect us to give up. We can assure you we will not. 

Extremely frustrating news was announced yesterday that shows us our work continues to be crucial to public awareness and health. The EPA is refusing to do its job to protect Americans from glyphosate. It's up to all of us to do so.

Although the EPA has announced that they have scrapped the interim approval for glyphosate, a huge win, they are now directing their attention to other issues about glyphosate and "anticipate" a decision by 2026. FOUR years from now.

This decision, or rather stalling tactic, is beyond incompetence. It is intentional corruption.

The EPA has been reviewing the science regarding glyphosate for thirteen years. They already have solid science (hundreds of studies, maybe thousands) showing that glyphosate causes and contributes to:

  • Cancer - brain, breast, prostate, lung, blood, and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Reproductive effects
  • Birth defects
  • Nervous system damage
  • Gut bacteria destruction
  • Oxidative stress
  • Sperm damage
  • Androgenization of baby girl genitals and more...

For the EPA to continue to allow this harmful herbicide to be used in any way in our country is criminal.

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Are Fake Meats Harmful? A Look at Impossible Foods

by Kate Rose

“We are not in this to create “healthy” food. We are trying to save the planet.”1
 - Impossible Foods

Consumers are becoming more conscious of the effects their choices are having on the health of the planet, and are switching to faux meat alternatives, such as Impossible Foods’ meat substitutes, to reduce their impact on the environment. So what are the consequences of this solution?

Impossible Foods’ Mission

Impossible Foods now offer a range of products to mimic the taste and mouth feel of real meat. Products currently available are, Impossible Beef, Sausage, Chicken, Pork, Meatballs, and Meal Bowls. These products are available at both restaurants and grocery stores.

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U.S. Court Rules QR Codes in Lieu of GMO Labeling UNLAWFUL

In a rare case of common sense prevailing, a U.S. Court has ruled in favor of Natural Grocers and plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Tom Vilsack and the USDA, deeming QR codes as UNLAWFUL and insufficient to label GMOs in foods.

Holy Mackeral and HALLELUYAH!

First seen on Sustainable Pulse, the article reads:

A U.S. District Court has held that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s decision to allow genetically engineered (GMO) foods to only be labeled with a “QR” code was unlawful and that USDA must instead add additional disclosure options to those foods under USDA’s National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. The Court sent back to the agency the QR code portions of the 2018 Trump administration rules for GMO labeling that went into effect on January 1, 2022, which hindered consumer access with burdensome electronic or digital disclosures.

“This is a victory for all Americans,” said Meredith Stevenson, Center for Food Safety (CFS) staff attorney and counsel in the case. “Today’s decision marks a key step toward ending the food industry’s deceptive and discriminatory GMO food labeling practices, which have kept consumers in the dark by concealing what’s in their products.”

CFS filed the case against USDA in 2020 on behalf of a coalition of nonprofits and retailers, including Natural Grocers, operating 157 stores in 20 states, and Puget Consumers Co-op, the nation’s largest community-owned food market. The lawsuit followed the USDA’s rulemaking in December 2018, which would have discriminated against tens of millions of Americans by permitting the use of QR codes alone on the packaging after the USDA itself found QR code labeling insufficient.

The lawsuit followed an over twenty-year campaign led by CFS to get GMO labeling in the U.S., as it is in over 60 countries around the world, including state legislation and culminating in the first-ever federal GMO labeling law.

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UK Government Awards Student Education Plan for Electromagnetic Sensitivity

Moms Across America has been addressing wireless tradition in classrooms, and it is a challenging task. Our director, Zen Honeycutt, has spent considerable time researching, gathering experts, writing letters, and meeting with her son’s school district and has made significant progress. The entire school district in North Carolina is lowering the emissions of wireless tradition from the wireless access points by 50-75%. In addition, the school district is addressing her son's reaction to the high-powered wireless access point he was sitting beneath when he got depressed. Her son, who was diagnosed with Electromagnetic Hyper Sensitivity (EHS), is, we believe, the first child to receive a public school 504 Plan for Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity in the USA. But the plan is not sufficient, and a formal hearing is pending. If the hearing is not sufficient, the next step would potentially be a lawsuit, as the following family pursued in the UK.

We are thrilled to see progress in the UK, and commend the dedication of the parents and child to preserve in this process for the sake of not just the student but for the sake of all students with EHS. We hope you will share this press release with your technology director and school board, as this is an issue that must be addressed in every school.

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Unusual Toxic Substances Found in COVID Vaccines "Without Exception"

Moms Across America is committed to creating health and freedom. Our medical, family care, and self-care choices are best made when we are fully informed and choose different modalities. We encourage critical thinking, questioning the sources, and safe and natural remedies as much as possible. If any medical treatment, chemical, food, body care, or household product shows signs of being unsafe, we believe you have a right to know.

A new German study shows unusual toxic components in all Covid vaccine samples tested. Moms Across America calls the CDC to cease and desist the COVID vaccination program immediately. Hundreds of doctors have been effectively treating COVID with medications and supplements for over two years now; a dangerous and ineffective gene therapy injection containing unusual and toxic substances is unnecessary.

The Working Group for COVID Vaccine Analysis shows that some of the toxic elements found inside the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Moderna vaccine vials were not listed in the ingredient lists from the manufacturers.

“We have established that the COVID-19 vaccines consistently contain, in addition to contaminants, substances the purpose of which we are unable to determine,” their study says.

The group comprises 60 members, including physicians, physicists, chemists, microbiologists, and alternative health practitioners, supported by lawyers and psychologists.

The following metallic elements were found in the vaccines:

  • Alkali metals: cesium (Cs), potassium (K)
  • Alkaline earth metals: calcium (Ca), barium (Ba)
  • transition metals: cobalt (Co), iron (Fe), chromium (Cr), titanium (Ti)
  • Rare earth metals: cerium (Ce), gadolinium (Gd)
  • Mining group/metal: aluminum (Al)
  • Carbon group: silicon (Si) (partly support material/slide)
  • Oxygen group: sulfur (S)

Gastrointestinal and kidney dysfunction, nervous system disorders, skin lesions, vascular damage, immune system dysfunction, congenital disabilities, and cancer are the complications of heavy metals’ toxic effects.

Bioaccumulation of these heavy metals leads to diverse toxic effects on various body tissues and organs. Heavy metals disrupt cellular events, including growth, proliferation, differentiation, damage-repairing processes, and apoptosis. A comparison of the mechanisms of action reveals similar pathways for these metals to induce toxicity, including ROS generation, weakening of the antioxidant defense, enzyme inactivation, and oxidative stress.

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Glyphosate Causes Convulsions in Earth Worms - What is it Doing to Us?

The following excerpt is from an article by Carly Cassela in Science Alert:

The notorious weed-killer, Roundup, initially made by Monsanto and acquired by Bayer, has been found to cause seizure-like convulsions in roundworms. 

When a soil-dwelling species, Caenorhabditis elegans, was exposed to highly diluted samples of Roundup – 300 times lower than the lowest concentration recommended for consumer use – researchers found the herbicide elicited prolonged paroxysms.

In a third of the worm models, the toxic effects of Roundup and its main ingredient, glyphosate, could only be halted with drug intervention.

Researchers say their findings are "pretty dramatic,” – and they come at a crucial moment for Bayer and the future of Roundup.

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Project Inundate the EPA

Thank you to the 3000 people who have volunteered for Moms Across America!

Together, we educate and empower mothers and others with actions and solutions to create healthy communities!

We are down to the wire with the EPA and glyphosate. This past week the EPA appealed to the Supreme Court to extend the deadline for their decision on whether or not to renew or revoke the license glyphosate. Preposterous. They have had 13 years to review glyphosate.

In the meantime, people are getting sick and dying. Our pets, pollinators, babies, and neighbors are dying. Our health care costs are skyrocketing.

Professor Emeritus at Perdue University, a sixty-year plant pathologist Don Huber PhD. said, “Glyphosate herbicides make DDT look like mouthwash.” 

Three hundred million pounds of these toxic chemicals are sprayed in America on our food crops and communities every year. The CDC found glyphosate in 80% of the 2,310 American urine samples. We are in a health crisis primarily due to these toxins. 

This is a historic moment. This is the time in history when the EPA will decide to affect millions of lives and wildlife species. Recently, the Supreme Court rejected the EPA’s interim glyphosate approval and ordered the  EPA to review available science and come to a decision by Oct 1, 2022.

We only have a little over two months to communicate with the EPA and urge them to do the right thing.

When 10,000 moms called the EPA regarding our findings of glyphosate in breastmilk, urine, and tap water none years ago, one of the more relatable staffers said to me:

“We encourage your moms to communicate with us by any means necessary."

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Artificial Food Dyes - Small Change, Enormous Impact

You may have heard the uproar about Skittles, how a California man sued Mars for not warning their customers that it contains harmful levels of titanium dioxide...well, it’s not only this colorful candy that contains toxic chemicals. MOST candies, many children’s medicines, and processed foods in America also contain artificial dyes! But the majority of these chemicals are not allowed in Europe! What gives?

Moms Across America Board member Kelly Ryerson, AKA Glyphosate Girl, weighs in on the situation as our guest writer.

Synthetic food dyes. They are approved for use by the FDA, so could they be causing the entire body a hysterical emotional meltdown? Indeed they were and can.

As a young child, my son had two identities. One was a sweet, curious boy who enjoyed reading and playing with his trains. The other, well, I can only refer to it as a dead ringer for the Tasmanian Devil. For those not subjected to hours of Looney Tunes as a child, Taz is an animated character who became famous for his short temper and extreme, hurricane-like energy bursts.

Doctors dismissed these outbursts as normal little boy behavior, but there was something peculiar about the tantrums. They triggered so quickly over nothing in particular like some switch had been activated in his mind that sent his nervous system into high gear. My mom’s mind fled into all kinds of worst-case scenarios, abetted by Google searches on everything from terrifying brain diseases to my general failure as a parent. Because what would mom-life be without some occasional self-blame.   

A few months passed, and a few childhood viruses came and went. One particularly nasty flu sent me to the drugstore to pick up my son’s favorite grape-flavored Children’s Tylenol. Twenty minutes after dosing the Tylenol, that notorious Taz returned. I looked at the bottle. 

D&C Red No. 33 & FD&C Blue No. 1.

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