Moms Across America have sponsored testing of water, food, breast milk, and now vaccines for glyphosate contamination. The results of their preliminary findings would indicate that further testing is warranted. The small amounts found in the vaccines (tested using the ELISA method, see details in this report) are troublesome because they are injected directly into the blood stream, and for that matter into our most vulnerable citizens, babies and toddlers.
It’s not really that surprising that glyphosate may have found its way into vaccines since the weed-killing component is now nearly ubiquitous in our food stream. Likely culprits in the the ingredients are calf serum, lactose, egg protein, or gelatins used in the serums, all derived from animals that are fed GE grains sprayed with Roundup.
Below is a chart with the preliminary (not conclusive) findings.
In this article for the Bradenton Herald, Janelle O’Dea talks about SRQ Bio’s recent ISO certification to do GMO testing in it’s Sarasota facility. This is news likely to be repeated across the nation as labs come on board with the science required to carry out certified testing. It’s one thing to mandate labeling and testing (89% of Americans favor the mandate, according to the Mellman Group), but quite another to put in place the necessary resources to carry out said tests. I believe it will be important to have these (certified) resources locally throughout the country to expedite testing, especially since some of our trading partners require it as well. SRQ Bio tests human food, pet food, and cosmetics as well.
In this BBC story, Bayer is said to have made a takeover bid for Monsanto. The deal, should it happen, would create the world’s largest seed & pesticide supplier. Bayer is the second-largest crop chemical producer behind Syngenta. Monsanto tried unsuccessfully to purchase Syngenta in 2015, with Syngenta accepting an offer from ChemChina (the deal is still under review). See Bayer CEO video here.