Childhood Vaccines Contaminated with Glyphosate

Glyphosate has become a hot topic of late following the multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed against agrichemical giant Monsanto by former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson in America, alleging Monsanto’s ubiquitous herbicide caused his terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The court ruled glyphosate was the cause of his illness and awarded $289 million in damages. Monsanto are, of course, appealing the landmark decision, in which Johnson’s lawyers argued the chemical the key ingredient in Roundup is a carcinogen and that the company covered up research demonstrating this for decades. Notably, the World Health Organisation, in 2015, declared glyphosate a probable human carcinogen.

Since Johnson’s case made worldwide headlines in August 2018, increasing numbers of people have been speaking out over the dangers of glyphosate residues in the food chain and its connection to gut disorders, immune dysfunction, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Numerous tests have found high levels of contamination in many popular processed foods as well as in fresh produce (where particularly high levels are found after Roundup is used a pre-harvest desiccant).

However, few people have mentioned the high levels of glyphosate in childhood vaccines and the implications of this for public health.

A number of studies in recent years have found levels of glyphosate contamination in vaccines, with the MMR vaccine being particularly high. A number of routes of contamination have been theorised, including contamination via animal products used in the manufacture of vaccines: this presumes the animals used were raised on a diet of Roundup Ready crops and grains.

As both Roundup and vaccines have been linked to numerous serious chronic-health disorders, including autism and immune disorders, this is a connection that should be investigated further and one which WAVES NZ feels should be made known to parents as part of the informed consent process.