Pesticides Implanted into GM-Foods Found in Blood of Pregnant Women and Unborn Babies
In the first study of its kind, scientists from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, took samples from dozens of women. Traces of pesticide were found in the blood of 93% of the pregnant mothers and 80% of the umbilical cords.
The biotech industry has long argued that toxins ingested directly or through eating animals fed gm-food would be destroyed in the gut, or would pass through the body. This study, however, seems to show otherwise. It is not known what, if any, harm this causes but there is speculation it could lead to allergies, miscarriage, abnormalities or even cancer.
The Canadian team told the scientific journal Reproductive Toxicology, “This is the first study to highlight the presence of pesticides associated with genetically modified foods in maternal, fetal and non-pregnant women’s blood.”
They said the Bt toxin was “clearly detectable and appears to cross the placenta to the fetus”.
Calling for action, the team said, “Given the potential toxicity of these environmental pollutants and the fragility of the fetus, more studies are needed.”