Toxic Pesticides from GM Food Found in Unborn Babies

Wausau News

By Jonathan Cho

Posted Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 05:46pm EST

Keywords: allergiesbabiescancerGenetically modified organismsGMOspesticides,pregnancyPregnant Womentumors

Medical researchers at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec found that toxic pesticides used on genetically modified crops and animal feed entered and remained in the bodies of pregnant women and fed into their unborn babies through the umbilical cord.

Among the sample of pregnant women in the study, 93% tested positive for the pesticides, and 80% tested positive for them in their umbilical cords.  The source of these pesticide residues were determined to be diet, specifically the consumption of conventionally-grown grains, fruits and vegetables, along with meat from livestock fed genetically modified, conventionally-grown feed.

While the researchers did not make definite conclusions about the health consequences of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and pesticide residue on…

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