Why should we be concerned about glyphosate in vaccines?
Why must the FDA and CDC test for glyphosate in vaccines immediately and take actions to protect us?
Released in ECOWatch Sept 10, 2016
Earlier this year, Moms Across America sent 5 childhood vaccines to an independent lab to be screened for glyphosate. All 5 tested positive for glyphosate, with the MMR vaccine showing levels 25X higher than the other vaccines.
MAA attempted for months to have other labs confirm testing with other methodology without success. After learning of MAA's results an independent scientist tested 4 batches of vaccines and confirmed their findings at or above their original preliminary screenings. He has sent his data to his Senator and government officials with no response.
Further, more accurate tests are urgently needed by the FDA and CDC to confirm exact amounts. However, any amount is unacceptable. Action must be taken to protect our infants and children.
Glyphosate is a chemical in Roundup and hundreds of other herbicides which are sprayed on 80% of our GMO and many non organic food and feed crops. It does not wash, dry or cook off. The livestock used to make our vaccines eat these grains and the glyphosate based herbicides.
GMO and chemical farming are contaminating our medical treatments.
Click here for the full press release here.
Read the Letter to government officials below.
One week ago we sent this letter to the following and received no reponse except for the EPA acknowledging receipt.
Letter to the FDA, CDC, NIH, EPA, Senator Boxer, and CDPH
Sept 1, 2016
Dear Distinguished Public Officials,
FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, FDA Acting Chief Scientist Luciana Borio, Associate Deputy Commissioner Rachel Sherman, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, NIH Director Francis S. Collins, EPA Director Gina McCarthy, EPA Director of Pesticide Review Board Neil Andersen, Senator Barbara Boxer, and CA Dept of Public Health Director Dr. Karen Smith,
Concerned with the widespread contamination of glyphosate/Roundup and other glyphosate based herbicides from GMO chemical farming, Moms Across America has initiated the testing for glyphosate contamination and found it’s presence in water, urine, breast milk, Pediasure enteral nutrition, baby formula, cows’ milk, Gatorade, and oil. Since then, several groups have reported glyphosate contamination in cereal, bread, honey, soy sauce, pet food, wine, beer and more.
Concerned with this widespread contamination of consumables with a likely human carcinogen and a potent toxin to the human microbiome, Moms Across America arranged for glyphosate analysis of routine childhood vaccines. Such vaccines use ingredients derived from soy, corn, sugar and other genetically crops or animals exposed to GMO feed and glyphosate.
On March 14th, 2016 Moms Across America received preliminary screening results from Microbe Inotech Laboratories Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri. The data confirmed that all five vaccines tested positive for the chemical glyphosate, the “active” ingredient in Roundup weedkiller and 700 other glyphosate-based herbicides. Specifically, Glyphosphate concentrations included: DTap vaccine (Adacel Sanofi Pasteur) contained 0.123 ppb, Influenza Fluvirin (Novartis): 0.331 ppb, HepB Energix-B (Glaxo SmithKline): 0.325 ppb, Pneumonoccal Vax Polyvalent Pneumovax 23, (Merck): 0.107 ppb. Alarmingly, the MMR II vaccine (Merck), which the CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson has linked to autism, had levels up to 25 times higher than the other vaccines, at 2.671ppb. You may be aware that one of the most consistent findings in autism research is abnormalities of the gut microbiome.
These results are shocking and unacceptable. No weed killer should be in vaccinations in any amount. Many babies in America receive 5-13 vaccinations at 6 months old in one sitting, the CDC recommended amount is up to 49 doses by 12 years old and 69 vaccine doses by 18 years old. Glyphosate has been shown to accumulate in bone marrow and fat molecules. In addition, these amounts are injected directly into the bloodstream, not filtered by the intestine, liver, and pancreas as toxins ingested through food. Studies have shown that due to hormone changes, glyphosate stimulated the growth of breast cancer cells in amounts as low as 0.1 PPT as well as numerous other forms of serious harm.
It is important to note that the detection of glyphosate is an indicator of the presence of many other co-formulants in glyphosate-based herbicides which have recently been shown by French scientist Seralini’s team to be endocrine disruptors and to be 1000 times more toxic than glyphosate alone.
The safety claims for the glyphosate-based herbicides are innately flawed. The EPA policy only requires testing for the one declared “active” chemical ingredient in a product, not the final formulation. By not requiring the full formulation long term safety testing of all chemical combinations in products eaten, used or administered into our citizens the claim that any of these products or chemicals are safe is unfounded. The fact is that none of the garden pesticides, food, drinks, beauty care, household cleaners, supplements, drugs, and now medical treatments, are properly tested or labeled.
The detection of the most widely used herbicide in the world in our medical treatments has serious implications for consumers, the pharmaceutical industry, and the chemical agriculture industry. The contamination of glyphosate and co-formulants is a growing challenge for any manufacturer to maintain product purity using GMO and glyphosate based herbicide sprayed ingredients.
50 year plant pathologist and soil microbiologist, Dr. Don M. Huber Professor Emeritus, Purdue University comments: "This report shows that vaccines contain glyphosate and we already know that they contain genetically modified organisms as well, two products which totally counteract the immune system.
The quantity of material that vaccine producers require for production of a vaccine is relatively small. There is little reason for vaccine producers to not use the highest quality ingredients to ensure purity because of the highly invasive nature of the process."
At a minimum, our data confirms that analysis of childhood vaccines for glyphosate should be undertaken immediately by the FDA. Consumers and physicians should be made fully aware of the likely contamination by this herbicide. Vaccines that contain detectable levels of glyphosate should be discarded. Manufacturers that use genetically modified ingredients and regulators who approve their products should conduct or require independent testing for glyphosate and co-formulants immediately, comprehensively, and responsibly in order to ensure the safety and purity of the products that respectively, they produce and license.
Over the past several months, Moms Across America has made strenuous efforts to replicate these results with HPLC tandem mass spectronomy testing by other labs as a part of a responsible scientific process. One lab agreed to conduct such tests, but was delayed for months. Nonetheless, an independent scientist, has subsequently tested 4 batches of vaccines and has obtained results that confirm our findings. He reports that he has also conducted testing locating the source of glyphosate and has sent that information to Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, and to the FDA, NIH, and NBC.
Since this issue is a matter of enormous public interest, we feel we must release our test results. Accordingly, these will be made public immediately. We urge that the FDA, NIH, CDC and vaccine makers immediately test all batches of all vaccines for glyphosate based herbicides and toxic pesticides and recall contaminated products. In the meantime and until there is a clear scientific resolution of this issue, there must be a moratorium on all and any vaccine mandates, with revocation of such laws where they have already been passed. No parent should have to knowingly vaccinate their infants and children with a known neurotoxin, probable carcinogen,cardiovascular damaging chemical,reproductive effector which causes liver and kidney damage.
We request that the EPA, FDA, NIH and CDC to do a formal investigation into the widespread contamination and likely harm caused by glyphosate, test for the contamination of pesticides in all consumer products including vaccines, halt the mandate of vaccines. Additionally, we request that the EPA immediately change their policy to require long term full formulation safety testing with full disclosure labeling and revoke the license of glyphosate to prevent further contamination.
See test results on next page. We look forward to your immediate response.
Zen Honeycutt, Executive Director
Moms Across America
Note that the results of the other items tested in this report such as oil, cows milk, Gatorade, and canola oil have not been duplicated. 1 sample of each was tested with the Elisa screening method and glyphosate was detected. The amount present may vary depending on methodology used. It should be noted that Elisa method and HPLC method have confirmed each other in numerous other studies.