While the protest movements for clean food and clean vaccines are rightly seen as separate movements, they have a lot more in common with each other than most people realize.
The post-World War II chemicalized, industrialized monoculture farming system is now seen as “conventional,” but there was a time when such farming techniques were shunned by the mainstream, and seen as unnecessary.
Similarly, vaccines contain several controversial and potentially dangerous additives that have not always been present, but now are commonplace, much to the frustration of parents and concerned citizens across the country.
Recently, a grassroots health advocacy organization, Moms Across America, tested for the presence of one potentially harmful chemical (normally found in food) in vaccines and came away with some surprising results.
Glyphosate Found in Childhood Vaccines
According to a recent article from EcoWatch.com by Zen Honeycutt, MAA’s founder, five childhood vaccines were sent by the group to an independent lab earlier this year, and all five tested positive for glyphosate — with the controversial MMR (triple dose) vaccine showing levels 25 times higher than other vaccines.
The MMR vaccine, for measles, mumps and rubella, was spotlighted as perhaps the most problematic of all vaccines in the documentary movie ‘Vaxxed,’ because it exposes kids to a higher concentration of potential toxins than typical vaccines, has been linked to serious health episodes including many deaths; and because of the lack of availability of safer single-dose versions.
Glyphosate was deeemd a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization earlier this year and has been linked to many health problems.
Its presence in the MMR and other vaccines is especially unwelcome considering that these vaccines and their chemical constituents are injected into children’s bodies.
“I am deeply concerned about injecting glyphosate, a known pesticide, directly into children. Neither Roundup nor glyphosate has been tested for safety as an injectable. Injection is a very different route of entry than oral route. Injected toxins, even in minute doses can have profound effects on the organs and the different systems of the body,” said Dr. Toni Bark, founder and medical director of the Center for Disease Prevention and Reversal, in the EcoWatch article.
“In addition, injecting a chemical along with an adjuvant or live virus, can induce severe allergic reactions to that substance as vaccines induce the immune system to create antibodies to whatever is included in the vaccine,” she continued. “Since glyphosate is heavily used in corn, soy, wheat, cotton and other commodities, we can expect to see more severe food allergies in the vaccine recipients. In addition, chemicals in ultra low doses, can have powerful effects on physiology behaving almost as hormones, stimulating or suppressing physiological receptors.”
The vaccines tested by Moms Across America and shown to contain glyphosate were the following:
-DTAp Adacel (Sanofi Pasteur) vaccine, which had .123 parts per billion of glyphosate
-Influenza Fluvirin (Novaris), which came in at .331 ppb of glyphosate
-HepB Energix-B (Glaxo Smith Kiline, at .325 ppb of glyphosate
-Pneumonoccal Vax Polyvalent Pneumovax 23 (Merk), which had .107 ppb of glyphosate
-MMR II (Merck) vaccine, at 2.671 ppb of glyphosate.
The group sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CDC, EPA, National Institutes of Health, California Department of Health and Sen. Barbara Boxer asking each to provide further testing of vaccines for this harmful chemical, to recall vaccines that are contaminated and to revoke the license for glyphosate in order to prevent contamination from happening further.
For more on this story, check out the full EcoWatch article by clicking here.