Originally published March 18 2011
Even more proven reasons to stop GMOs
by Paul Fassa
(NaturalNews) Despite all the equivocating about GMOs' "potential" dangers and begging for more research, which is restricted by patent laws, the facts are in. GMOs are very problematic for human health, as indicated by whistle blowing scientists.
The whistle blowers revealed that the primary gene for promoting transgenic events in GMOs is a virus known as CaMV 35S. It remains as-is in our guts and keeps on promoting transgenic events with our intestinal flora. Intestinal flora or friendly bacteria are a very large part of our immune systems.
A prestigious scientist in Scotland, Dr. Arpad Pusztai, discovered the effects of GMO potatoes on lab rodents years ago. He was not trying to prove GMOs unsafe. But he had the integrity to publish his findings, which recorded diminishing fertility, spontaneous abortions, and many unhealthy offspring among the ones that managed to arrive alive. He was forced out of his university laboratory position as lead researcher.
Roundup Ready GMOs Create New Pathogen
Now the negative effects of GMOs are taking an observable toll on animals that feed on GM plants in fields where they grow or that are being fed GMO corn or soy. Soon GM alfalfa will be added to the list. Not only animals, but the plants are dying as well.
According to Dr. Don Huber of Purdue University, a new and previously unknown pathogen has been created by the combination of the pesticide Roundup and Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops. Dr. Huber is no stranger to dangerous microbes. He was a bio-chemist colonel in the military researching strategies for detecting and resisting disease outbreaks from biological warfare.
The pathogen Dr. Huber discovered has never been seen before. It approximates the size of a medium virus, but has fungal qualities and is able to reproduce. Now we have a franken-fungal-virus in our midst. He's astonished to find it affects plants as well as animals. It just so happens those dying plants include the very corn and soybean GM crops that use Roundup. So farmers falling for Monsanto contract arrangements are losing their crops while being forced to buy more of the same GMO seeds.
Dr. Huber noted the same tendency for spontaneous abortion and reduced fertility in actual farm animals feeding on GMOs that Dr. Pusztai observed in his Scottish laboratory rodents a few years ago. He has observed this in cattle feeding on Roundup Ready GM grains. So livestock is being lost as well.
Dr. Huber ends his January 2011 letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack with: "We are now seeing an unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal diseases and disorders. This (RR) pathogen may be instrumental to understanding and solving this problem. It deserves immediate attention with significant resources to avoid a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure."
GMO Insiders are Running the Agencies
There's no chance USDA head Vilsack will respond to Dr. Huber's plea favorably. Vilsack has been a political Monsanto minion for quite some time. Former chief Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor heads the FDA. Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas is a former Monsanto attorney. There are other revolving door recipients of influential government positions from the bio-tech industry as well. Government is stacked with the bio-tech industry against "we the people".
This is why petitioning against GMOs to congressmen and senators, the FDA and USDA and even President Obama WON'T WORK! Potentially workable techniques are summarized in the article linked here. You are welcome to email this author with suggestions and references after reading it http://www.naturalnews.com/031599_GMO_resist...
[Editor`s Note: NaturalNews is strongly against the use of all forms of animal testing. We fully support implementation of humane medical experimentation that promotes the health and wellbeing of all living creatures.]
Sources for more information include:
Fight back against GMO assault on our immune systems http://www.naturalnews.com/028025_GM_foods_i...
Whistle blowing GMO scientist complete interview
How the biotech legally prevents independent research on GMO seeds
Complete letter from Dr. Huber to Tom Vilsack http://farmandranchfreedom.org/gmo-miscarria...
Why aren't GMOs labeled? A "legal" explanation http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02...
About the authorPaul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at http://healthmaven.blogspot.com
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