The composition of breast milk varies from day to day depending on what you eat and the nutrients in your breast milk for your baby come directly from the nutrients in your own body.
When women choose to breastfeed their children, this is for all major nutritional benefits, along with the protective and strength building properties that breast milk has for newborns and babies.
But earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) went to the laboratories after several requests for food and breast milk to test because the popular herbicide glyphosate ended up in it.
This active ingredient in Roundup has recently been classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” This means that the WHO is of the opinion that Roundup and glyphosate can be directly involved in causing cancer.
And the Results Are In
The WHO found traces of glyphosate in all kinds of foods, including dry grains, as well as breast milk and baby food.
“When chemical agriculture covers millions of acres of genetically engineered corn and soybean fields covered with hundreds of millions of pounds of glyphosate, it’s no surprise that babies now use Monsanto’s distinctive chemical with breast milk and infant formula,” said president and co-founder of Environmental Working. Group (EWC) Ken Cook.
Abraxis, a diagnostic company, also had requests to test for glyphosate after the alarming classification change of the herbicide. They found residue of glyphosate in almost 60% of the honey samples and in 35% soy sauce.
Microbe tests also found glyphosate in almost 20% of breast milk samples and 15% of infant formula.
Cook states: “The main reason why millions of Americans, including babies, are now exposed to this suspected carcinogen, is due to the explosion of genetically engineered crops that now dominate farmland in the US.”
The Research is Increasing
As more people learn about the carcinogenic properties of glyphosate, more research will be done into specific foods that Americans eat every day and need to be tested for traces of the herbicide.
Reuters Laboratories has even received a request to test urine samples to see how much of this toxic chemical is being leaked into our body.
“People have to worry,” Cook said. “If a few lab tests have found glyphosate in honey, soy sauce, baby milk and breast milk, it is a good chance that the herbicide occurs in a number of other products that most Americans consume or are in daily contact with.”
What Can We Do About Glyphosates in Our Food?
Request more tests! Contact the food companies of your family’s favorite products and ask for more tests and information about glyphosates.
Meanwhile, stay with organic food and locally grown when possible.
When it comes to your baby, the foods you eat directly directly into your mother’s milk composition and into your child’s stomach. So eating healthy, local foods can save you not only from taking glyphosates, but also from your baby.