(NaturalNews) Just as predicted, the scientific community's genetic engineering fetish is quickly degenerating into a no-holds-barred, genetic-tampering freak show of dastardly proportions. According to the Houston Chronicle
, researchers at Texas A&M University
(A&M) have unveiled a new line of genetically-modified (GM) goats that produce a malaria vaccine directly in their milk.
Mark Westhusin, a professor at A&M
's Reproductive Sciences Laboratory
, and his colleagues have decided to assume the role of God by altering the genome of goats to artificially produce the malaria parasite. And as a result, their goats now produce milk that contains the same materials found in a malaria vaccine, which they hope will increase vaccine compliance among the world's poorest.
The malaria vaccine in question was reportedly first created a decade ago by GTC Biotherapeutics
, a Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company, in a form similar to most other vaccines that must be purified and injected into the body. But now, for the first time, these genetic engineers have come up with a way to produce the vaccine in the milk of living creatures.
"Our ultimate, ultimate idea is to continue the research to the point to where you actually have a herd of goats that are producing vaccines, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals [...] in their milk," admitted Westhusin to the Houston Chronicle
. Westhusin added that he is anticipating the day when children can "just go out and drink the milk and get vaccinated."
Mammal milk already contains disease-preventing, immune boosting nutrients
Apparently Westhusin is grossly unaware of the immune factors and other "nutraceuticals" that already exist naturally in the milk of mammals. Just like human breast milk
, goat milk contains beneficial lipids, fatty acids, immune factors, fats, proteins, and other vital nutrients that naturally impart immunity to offspring. Natural, raw mammal milk, in other words, is already a perfect type of "vaccine," if you will, for the immune system of mammalian offspring.
But leave it to the educated ignoramuses in mainstream science to tamper with a good thing in the name of promoting public health. In the warped mind of Westhusin and his colleagues, injecting vaccines
, pharmaceuticals, and other synthetic substances into the milk of living creatures through their genes will help "save the Third World." But to the rest of the sane world, the A&M
team's ill-guided science experiment is unnecessary, and is sure to result in catastrophic -- and potentially irreversible -- consequences.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), however, appears to be fully onboard with the GM animal phenomenon, having issued a final guidance back in 2009 for regulating what the agency calls "new animal drugs," aka GM animals. In other words, GM animals like A&M
's malaria vaccine-producing goats are basically considered to be drugs, and are subject to similar regulatory protocols that imply they can be safe and effective.Sources for this article include:http://www.chron.comhttp://www.goatworld.com/articles/goatmilkcomposition.shtmlhttp://www.naturalnews.com/033018_GM_goats_mutants.htmlhttp://www.fda.gov