This piece was contributed by our fan favorite, Elaine Dalton.
Round-Up in va©©ines is not a common headline, nor is it something we want to hear when preparing to have a va©©ine administered to ourselves or one of our children. We have all read the warning labels on the weed killer product’s label; why would we want to put those same toxins into our bodies or the bodies of our young children?
With controversial ingredients like aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, and aborted fetal cells, the safety and efficiency of va©©ine are coming into question right now—and for good reason. In an effort to avoid the unpleasant annoyance of chickenpox or the measles, parents are exchanging relative good health for long-term concerns such as autism, type I diabetes and autoimmune disorders.
Neurological and immunological health concerns are on the rise, with autism being the fastest growing of the lot at 1 child in every 40 being diagnosed on the autism spectrum according to findings stated by WebMD. The root cause of this surge in diagnosis was thought to be connected to mercury. They were close; while many of the ingredients in va©©ines may be contributing (there are serious concerns about aluminum), the real culprit may very well be Round-Up. More specifically, the glyphosate found in Round-Up and va©©ines.
What Is Glyphosate?
According to the National Pesticide Information Center,
“Glyphosate is an herbicide. It is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses. The sodium salt form of glyphosate is used to regulate plant growth and ripen specific crops.”
The site further adds that glyphosate can come in a salt, acid, solid or amber colored liquid form and is found in over 750 products for sale in the U.S. alone.
The science behind glyphosate is simple. It is designed to target and inhibit certain plant growths and proteins to prevent new growth from occurring―thus effectively killing the plant. It is used primarily as a herbicide for weeds and any other unwanted plant growth in both commercial and residential gardens, lawns and ornamental landscaping.
The herbicides usually contain a standard warning label stating the use of gloves, safety glasses and other protective gear may be and probably is required to prevent accidental exposure to glyphosate.
The National Pesticide Information Center states,
“Products containing glyphosate may cause eye or skin irritation. People who breathed in spray mist from products containing glyphosate felt irritation in their nose and throat. Swallowing products with glyphosate can cause increased saliva, burns in the mouth and throat, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Fatalities have been reported in cases of intentional ingestion.”
A Steady Diet Of Glyphosate
The list of “Round-Up ready” plants are corn, soybeans, canola, cotton, and sugarbeets… with wheat in development. The term “Round-Up ready” means that these plants have been genetically modified to resist the plant killing effects of the herbicide Round-Up―the active ingredient of which is glyphosate. When these plants are sprayed with weed killer, they survive while the weeds around them die. Ideally, glyphosate is not absorbed by the plants but recent studies are finding traces of glyphosate in our food and urine. If the plants don’t absorb it, how did it get there?
The National Pesticide Information Center says,
“Glyphosate is not likely to get into groundwater because it binds tightly to soil. In one study, half the glyphosate in dead leaves broke down in 8 or 9 days. Another study found that some glyphosate was taken up by carrots and lettuce after the soil was treated with it.”
In addition to spraying strong pesticides for increasingly resistant weeds, some farmers are also spraying the crop right before harvesting to speed up the drying process and make it easier on their machines to harvest the product faster. Learn The Truth interviewed Dr. Stephanie Seneff who said,
“Because the wheat is sprayed right before the harvest, it goes into the wheat germ which is the healthiest part of the wheat. It’s the part that has the highest part of glyphosate contamination. Wheat bread is going to be more highly contaminated than white bread. Levels are also high on samples of legumes, chickpeas, lentils, hummus, and garbanzos from Canada and the U.S.”
Bread in Europe has also tested positive for glyphosate. But we aren’t the only ones eating contaminated foods.
Bovine Gelatin… Mmmmm!
A large chunk of the corn and wheat industry goes to feeding cattle, swine and poultry. Cattle produce beef while dairy cows produce milk, and pork provides delicious bacon. But they have another use beyond the obvious.
Scientists use gelatin made from bovine and swine marrow to act as a culture medium for the va©©ine to adhere to and grow in. Unfortunately, the bone marrow and joint ligaments contain the highest levels of glyphosate in the animal. The contaminated gelatin then transfers over to the va©©ine culture which produces a va©©ine laced with glyphosate, aluminum, mercury, and other toxic ingredients. All of these ingredients then interact with each other in the va©©ine itself and in our bodies once we have received the shot.
According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
“Contamination may come through bovine protein, bovine calf serum, bovine casein, egg protein and/or gelatin. Gelatin sourced from the skin and bones of pigs and cattle given glyphosate-contaminated feed contains the herbicide. Collagen, the principal component of gelatin, contains very high levels of glycine, as do the digestive enzymes: pepsin, trypsin, and lipase. The live measles virus could produce glyphosate-containing haemagglutinin, which might induce an autoimmune attack on myelin basic protein, commonly observed in autism.”
Reaction To Va©©ination
From as early as six months of age, we are exposed to foods such as fruit, vegetables, bread, dairy products and oodles of other culinary creations. Many of these foods are labeled as being healthy but on a microscopic level, they are contaminated with glyphosate from all the weed-prevention measures and early harvesting practices now common. As World Mercury Project notes, a history of exposure to high amounts of glyphosate in one’s diet can predispose a child to be more likely to have a severe adverse reaction to their shots.
The MMR va©©ine is aimed at preventing the measles, mump and rubella and is one of the more controversial and heavily debated va©©ines right now. It touts the largest amount of glyphosate contamination in addition to other heavy metals which are toxic to the human body. World Mercury Project speculates that “Platinum, silver, bismuth, iron, and chromium” may play a role since they are all found in the MMR va©©ine. No one knows how they get there. One theory is that they are extracted from the metal containers va©©ines are in during manufacturing. After all, glyphosate was originally patented to be used as a pipe cleaner because it was so effective at chelating metals.
The CDC typically recommends two shots of MMR, once when the child is 12-15 months old and again when the child is 4-6 years old. If the first shot was received without considerable reaction, the second will be the one to really disrupt and destroy the body in numerous ways due to longer exposure to glyphosate through the contaminated food. As a result of a recent surge in measles infections, the CDC has tacked on the recommendation of a third shot, and even as early as six months old for many children, which the shot hasn’t been approved for.
The Future Looks Grim
In a paper based on statistical projections, Dr. Stephanie Seneff stated that by 2025, half of all the children born would be autistic. This is a frightening prophecy. Psychology Today puts it into numbers,
“To quantify that a bit more specifically, consider that approximately four million babies are born in the United States each year. That means, obviously, that two million of those would be autistic. And if current percentages hold, 40% (800,000) would also be intellectually disabled, 20% (400,000) would be completely non-verbal, and more than 50% (1,000,000) would exhibit aggressive behaviors. Each year.”
What would America do if half of the future generation is autistic? How would the government respond?
We know that even non-GMO food products are contaminated with glyphosate. The only safe food products are Certified Organic or homegrown yourself in the backyard. We know that glyphosate binds tightly to soil and can stay in the soil for up to six months after treatment so getting a thorough check of any new land you are considering for gardening purposes is strongly encouraged.
Gluten Intolerance And Autoimmune Disorders
The recent surge in gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease has many parents and other people feeling highly concerned and somewhat suspicious. After centuries of eating wheat without any problem, all of a sudden we are experiencing delibating pain and intolerance to a common food source. Our bodies are rejecting the food we give them as a form of poison, leaving us confused and searching for alternative food sources.
This sudden intolerance and other autoimmune responses are due to chronic exposure to glyphosate in our food from the rapid harvesting techniques, frequent weed spraying and accidental cross-contamination.
Furthermore, long-term exposure to glyphosate also impacts fertility rates and quality of sperm. Learn True Health states,
“Dr. Stephanie Seneff says studies have shown that glyphosate goes into the testes, causes damage and leads to cancers. It also disrupts the cells that protect the sperm. The cells get calcium overload, and they’re exposed to glyphosate. Dr. Stephanie Seneff is also looking into the theory that glyphosate damages fertility.”
To combat the widespread damage that is being done to our collective health, we would need to switch to a Certified Organic diet when and where possible, abolish the use of Round-Up on plants intended for human (and cattle, pork and poultry) consumption, and continue to educate ourselves and others about the dangers of va©©ine ingredients. Maybe one-day va©©ines will be safe and operate as intended but this change cannot happen overnight and without immense effort.
Sources: Psychology Today, Learn True Health, Age Of Autism, Va©©ine Injury Info, World Mercury Project, National Pesticide Information Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CDC, WebMD