Monday, October 17, 2016

Are Infants Being Fed Glyphosate Directly from the Womb? (My 10/17/16 Email to the FDA)

[Note:  The email address for the FDA is DDIFB@fda.hhs.gov]  - [UPDATED 10/17/18]
To:  FDA (DDIFB@fda.hhs.gov)
Date:  October 17, 2016
Subject:  Are Infants Being Fed Glyphosate Directly from the Womb?

As the FDA is aware, the corn allergy population cannot consume any commercially-processed meat, poultry, seafood, produce, or fruit due to government-authorized corn-derived acid washes.  My concern also extends to the remaining population that may still consider these foods safe for consumption.  Since it is estimated that 88%-92% of corn is GMO, are these government-authorized corn-derived acid washes contaminating our food supply sourced from GMO or non-GMO corn?  If sourced from GMO corn, the entire population of the United States must be tested for the presence of glyphosate in their system--particularly children and infants.  Since there are no commercially-manufactured corn-free infant formulas, many of which also contain soy (estimated 93% is GMO), are infants being fed glyphosate directly from the womb?  Does the FDA know approximately how much glyphosate the average citizen is consuming on a daily basis through their foods, tap water, and medications?

Is the FDA:
1.  Testing ALL commercially-manufactured infant formulas for the presence of glyphosate?
2.  Advising expectant mothers during their pregnancy to avoid corn-filled pre-natal vitamins and supplements, unless all ingredients are guaranteed to be free from glyphosate (no GMO corn-derived ingredients)?
3.  Advising expectant mothers to avoid consuming commercially-processed meat, poultry, seafood, produce, and fruit due to government-authorized corn-derived acid washes which may be sourced from GMO corn, thereby contaminating our entire food supply with glyphosate?
4.  Advising parents to immediately cease feeding their children commercially-processed meat, poultry, seafood, produce, or fruit due to the possible glyphosate contamination?
5.  Advising pediatricians to test infants for the presence of glyphosate in their systems due to the lack of corn-/soy-free formulas?

Do our prescription medications (including IV fluids, blood transfusions), vitamins, and supplements contain glyphosate due to the presence of corn (common filler)?  Please note that all corn-derived ingredients can prove fatal to the anaphylactic corn-allergic individual; e.g., iodized salt w/corn-derived dextrose.

Citric Acid:
"The source of sugar is corn steep liquor, molasses, hydrolyzed corn starch or other inexpensive sugary solutions."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citric_acid

Ascorbic Acid:
"Another wake up call about ascorbic acid – it is synthesized from corn syrup."
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/is-your-vitamin-c-the-real-deal-or-a-gmo-wannabe/

Maltodextrin:
"Maltodextrin can be enzymatically derived from any starch. In the US, this starch is usually corn; in Europe, it is commonly wheat."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltodextrin

BCPharmacists, "Warning: corn-related allergens . . ."
http://library.bcpharmacists.org/H-Resources/H-3_ReadLinks/ReadLinks-MayJun2007.pdf

"Probable anaphylactic reaction to corn-derived dextrose solution."
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1808842

Baxter Labs warns about administering IV fluids w /corn-derived dextrose to corn-allergic patients. 
"Solutions containing dextrose should be used with caution, if at all, in patients with known allergy to corn or corn products.”  https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/016679s104,016682s105,016692s095,019367s026lbl.pdf


“Corn: It's Everything!”  (Article by Iowa Corn) 
This article sums up why the corn allergy community struggles to survive on a daily basis, and raises the question about how much glyphosate we are consuming on a daily basis. 
https://www.iowacorn.org/corn-uses/corn-its-everything/

Published Corn Allergy Studies (“. . . Maize major allergen . . .”)

Corn Allergen Lists


Corn Allergy Statistics (Monthly)

How Much Glyphosate Are We Consuming Daily?
What is the government doing to help the corn allergy population find safe sources of corn-free nutrition; e.g., non-sprayed produce or fruit, medication, and water--basic human necessities?  My own proposal recommends dedicating land in every county in every state for growing non-sprayed produce--at least providing the corn allergy population with one source of safe, corn-free nutrition; and providing glyphosate-free nutrition to everyone who is concerned about feeding their family glyphosate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  This can be accomplished year-round with the use of greenhouses; however, sourcing corn-free/glyphosate-free water could pose a problem.

Disturbing Glyphosate Statistics in Children:
The UCSF Study
"Glyphosate was found in 93% of the 131 urine samples tested at an average level of 3.096 parts per billion (PPB). Children had the highest levels with an average of 3.586 PPB."
http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/11/04/massive-us-research-project-set-to-study-glyphosate-effects-on-human-health/#.WCDYohbrtp5



The FDA's October 18 reply to my email:
"Thank you for contacting FDA’s Facebook team. Your inquiry was forwarded to the Division of Drug Information, in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), for assistance.
This email service is designed to answer general questions on human drug products and related CDER activities.
Foods are regulated by FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Therefore, please resubmit your questions on foods and dietary supplements to CFSAN for a direct response at:  http://cfsan.force.com/Inquirypage
General information on dietary supplements is found at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/default.htm and http://www.fda.gov/Food/default.htm
For the content of medications, you can find a disclosure of inactive ingredients for medications in each product’s label at: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/index.cfm. We suggest further questions on the origin of inactive ingredients found in a specific medication be directed towards the manufacturer.  Contact information for manufacturers can be found on the Internet by searching for their name in a search engine.
Thank you again for taking the time to write to us.
Best regards,
HY
Pharmacist
Division of Drug Information, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
For up-to-date drug information, follow the FDA's Division of Drug Information on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FDA_Drug_Info
This communication is consistent with 21 CFR 10.85(k) and constitutes an informal communication that represents our best judgment at this time but does not constitute an advisory opinion, does not necessarily represent the formal position of the FDA, and does not bind or otherwise obligate or commit the agency to the views expressed."

The FDA's November 5 Reply to my Email:
"Thank you for contacting the Division of Drug Information, in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), with your additional comments and insights.
Your concerns described below on October 20, 2016 are best handled by FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Therefore, please resubmit your concerns to CFSAN for a direct response at:  http://cfsan.force.com/Inquirypage.
Thank you again for taking the time to write to us. 
Best regards,
HY
Drug Information Specialist, Pharmacist
Division of Drug Information, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
For up-to-date drug information, follow the FDA's Division of Drug Information on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FDA_Drug_Info
This communication is consistent with 21 CFR 10.85(k) and constitutes an informal communication that represents our best judgment at this time but does not constitute an advisory opinion, does not necessarily represent the formal position of the FDA, and does not bind or otherwise obligate or commit the agency to the views expressed."


Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
@CornAllergy911







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