If you think Genetically Modified Organisms are a relatively new thing, think again. The hybrid fruits and vegetables found in the gourmet-produce section of your local supermarket are not nature’s design, they’re man made lab experiments. Most of our fruits and vegetables have been DNA-hacked by scientists from Stanford to Harvard to Berkeley. Manipulating life forms is science’s newest way of playing God with Nature.What you don’t know is that this cutting-edge technology is messing with your DNA in varied and unpredictable ways. What science envisions for your future, will make your hair stand up.
Nature’s version of a sunflower
A timeline of GMO history from gmoinside.org
GMO foods are such an embedded part of our food system, it’s hard to remember a time when food was simple and healthy. How we got to the point of Genetically Modified Organisms infiltrating our entire food economy is encyclopedic. In a recent issue of Rosebud Magazine, GMO expert G.L. Woolsey took a look at the history of GMOs.
1935 – DNA Discovered
Russian scientist Andrei Nikolaevitch Belozersky isolates pure DNA.
1973 – Recombinant-DNA Created
The idea for man-made DNA, or rDNA, comes from a graduate student at Stanford University Medical School. Professor Herbert Boyer and a few of his biologist colleagues run with it.
1975 – Asilomar Conference
A group of biologists get together with a few lawyers and doctors to create guidelines for the safe use of genetically engineered DNA.
1980 – First GMO Patent Issued
A 1980 court case between a genetics engineer at General Electric and the U.S. Patent Office is settled by a 5-to-4 Supreme Court ruling, allowing for the first patent on a living organism. The GMO in question is a bacterium capable of digesting crude oil from spills.
1982 – FDA Approves First GMO
Humulin, a synthetic version of insulin produced by genetically engineered E. coli bacteria, appears on the market.
1994 – GMO Hits Grocery Stores
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves the Flavr Savr tomato for sale on grocery store shelves. The delayed-ripening tomato has a longer shelf life than conventional tomatoes.
1996 – GMO-Resistant Weeds
Weeds resistant to glyphosate, the herbicide used with many GMO crops, are detected in Australia. Research shows that the super weeds are seven to 11 times more resistant to glyphosate than the standard susceptible population.
1997 – Mandatory Labels
The European Union rules in favor of mandatory labeling on all GMO food products, including animal feed.
1999 – GMO Food Crops Dominate
Over 100 million acres worldwide are planted with genetically engineered seeds. The marketplace begins embracing GMO technology at an alarming rate.
2003 – GMO-Resistant Pests
In 2003, a Bt-toxin-resistant caterpillar-cum-moth, Helicoverpa zea, is found feasting on GMO Bt cotton crops in the southern United States. In less than a decade, the bugs have adapted to the genetically engineered toxin produced by the modified plants.
2011 – Bt Toxin in Humans
Research in eastern Quebec finds Bt toxins in the blood of pregnant women and shows evidence that the toxin is passed to fetuses.
2012 – Farmer Wins Court Battle
French farmer Paul Francois sues Monsanto for chemical poisoning he claims was caused by its pesticide Lasso, part of the Roundup Ready line of products. Francois wins and sets a new precedent for future cases.
2014 – GMO Patent Expires
Monsanto’s patent on the Roundup Ready line of genetically engineered seeds will end in two years. In 2009, Monsanto introduced Roundup 2 with a new patent set to make the first-generation seed obsolete.
Be mindful of the dates. The first patent on a Genetically Modified Organism was approved by the U. S. Supreme Court in 1980. This represented a clear turning point in regulatory policy. The blurring of lines between corporations and government during the Reagan-Bush years of ’82 to ’92, witnessed unprecedented regulatory protections lifted on industry. Vast industrial concerns in the chemicals, environmental and genetic engineering areas, were suddenly granted free reign to run roughshod over America’s access to safe food, healthcare, water and the environment. We saw the commodification of drinking water for instance, representing windfall profits for companies like Nestle, Coke and Pepsi. If there’s a known neurotoxin like fluoride in your drinking water, you’re forced to buy bottled water out of safety, adding to the cost of staying well.
As the Pandora’s Box was opened wide, the fox was now guarding the hen-house. America’s public safety has been at risk ever since.
To fill the void of compromised food safety, stores like Bread and Circus and Whole Foods began appearing. The organic food movement became the alternative destination for health conscious consumers. Health magazines appeared at supermarket check out counters and the fitness craze gained mass-consumer momentum.
Evolving DNA strand
Artificial Fertilizer = Artificial Humans
We’re told there is a population explosion, and insufficient resources to support seven billion people. If we are to believe this, then science is largely responsible. It was science that exploited new ways to manufacture artificial fertilizer in the form of ammonium nitrate – urea, using ‘The Haber Process’, a method of concentrating nitrogen that got its start in Nazi Germany. The chemicals company I.G. Farben developed this technology, later merging forces with Rockefeller’s Standard Oil.
Extracting nitrogen from the atmosphere, obviates the need to mine it in its natural form, but it is synthetic, artificial, and has no place in the production of food. There was a day when compost and manure were used in the farming process, guaranteeing the natural cycles that promote a healthy human biome. These safe, healthy, natural practices remain standard in France, and much of Europe.
In the US, we call it “organic” farming, as if growing fruits and vegetables the way they were meant to be is somehow outdated and inferior. If you want quantity and shelf life, artificial and synthetic is less expensive, less nutritious, easier to manufacture and generates profitable chronic diseases that the drug companies can cash in on.
For the consumer, the long-term health consequences will always include irreversible degenerative diseases of the heart, brain, connective tissues and kidneys. As a case in point, I always wondered why my digestive tract processed food eaten in European countries better. I never recall the regurgitation, bloating and sluggishness I’d get eating American food. The answer is in the terminology – In Europe, it’s called agriculture, in the US it’s known as ‘agribusiness’… commodified, vertically integrated corporate conglomerates, whose ultimate goal is quantified to extended shelf life and greater profits for shareholders. You can forget about nutrition, it costs too much.
Synthetic fertilizers like ammonium nitrate will turn non-arable lands into profitable ventures, especially when it comes to monoculture crops, like corn and soy.
Forests are first decimated, contributing to global warming, since trees catalyze carbon dioxide for respiration. This raises the planet’s temperature, along with cell phones, cell towers and satellites – generating microwaves at and around the planet, heating us up like leftover food.
Mono-cultures like B-t corn and soybeans are grown for fuel, generating enormous profits for energy companies. The entire process adds to the ‘carbon footprint’. An entirely new vocabulary describing the ecology the scientists and engineers have created, features the words renewable, sustainable, ‘climate change’. These are terms that came about by design, with the hidden intent being to create next-generation profit streams, and exert regulatory control over end-users so taxes could be imposed on levels of consumption. Think smart meters.
The debate over the skies being sprayed with toxic chemicals and biological agents is all the more outrageous in light of the fact that it was made legal by the legislators we elected. That’s right, made legal by Congress, and by extension in Europe, where it is also legal via NATO signatories in 1997. (U.S. Law 105-85 Section 1078)
There is no such thing as sovereignty anymore – thanks to the North American Treaty Organization, and soon to be TPP. Money and the shadow government working behind the scenes is being rapidly expanded into all aspects of human existence – monetization and control. The tools being used center on deception, distraction and the illusion of normalcy – or ‘normalcy bias’.
The Human Genome – Weaponized?
An interesting article appeared in The New Yorker Magazine – The Gene Hackers, by Michael Specter, Nov. 2015. This expose yields how human DNA is presently being manipulated in the lab. Under the guise of cancer research, it would be self deceiving to think finding a cure is the real intent. Instead, manipulation of DNA to produce cance is where most all the money goes and has always gone. Intelligence agencies like DARPA, NASA, and Defense have always studied ways to deliver death and disabling poisons. It is in this sense that cancer has been weaponized against specific targets, ethnic, regional, national, friend and foe.
A Better Way/
We advocate a return to the natural, a diminishing resource whose price rises by the day. Start a garden, plant a fruit tree – preferably apple, shop at your organic market and visit local farmers markets. Patronize the local economy and say choose anything other that agribusiness, whose bottom line places you at the end of the line.
Be proactive and protective of yourself and your family members. Someone has to step up to the plate and make a stand. That someone is you.