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SUPPRESSING THE UNCOMFORTABLE: MON(STER)SANTO AT IT AGAIN

When Ms. K.M., a regular reader here, sent me the following article, I read the headlines and article in disbelief, and it is so important I simply must include it in this week’s final cut, there is more evidence out, not only about GMOs and “inexplicable mechanisms” of genetic contamination, but of actual suppression of this fact and even hints at darker agendas:

Muzzled by Monsanto Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous?

There are so many things to consider in this article one scarcely knows where to begin; for one thing, there is the fact that agribusiness and medicine appear to be working at cross-purposes:

“RNAi has applications in both the medical world and in agriculture. But these two worlds are not after the same thing when it comes to RNA. While the medical community is trying to perfect processes that will cause the human body to accept modified RNA strands, agriculture corporations working in the GMO field are busy trying to prove that their RNA strands can’t be assimilated by the human body at all.

“For example, some microRNAs interfere with cell division and block cancer. These tumor suppressor RNAs are missing in cancer patients. If they can be replaced — an experimental treatment known as microRNA replacement therapy — then doctors could theoretically stop the proliferation of cancer cells. But in agriculture where RNA is being engineered as a pesticide designed to kill insects that feed on crops — such as Monsanto’s RNA efforts aimed at the Western corn rootworm, the most economically destructive pest in corn production — it is paramount that the RNA in and/or on the corn that is later eaten by humans doesn’t subsequently infiltrate our cells causing who knows what kind of unintended consequences.

“In short, the medical world needs the genetically modified RNA to be assimilated by our bodies and the agricultural world needs the opposite to occur.”

One could, in short, be looking at a whole new form of economic warfare: which corporate interest – big pharma and big medicine, and big agribusiness – can shovel more money into politicians’ coffers to buy more influence?

But I suspect the real concern behind Mon(ster)santo’s attitude to this research is the clear indication – yet again – that cross-kingdom genetic expression is possible by eating plants:

“In September of 2011, three months after Vance gave her presentation on RNAi at the ILSI conference, a team lead by Chen-Yu Zhang of Nanjing University in China published a paper in the journal Cell Research claiming that mammals (mice, in the case of their study) take up small RNAs when they eat plants, and those plant RNAs regulate expression of mammalian genes — something the science world refers to as trans-kingdom gene regulation.

“The team reported finding small RNA molecules in the bloodstream and tissue of mice and humans. They found that one particular molecule of RNA from rice could inhibit a protein that supports removal of low-density lipoprotein, or “bad” cholesterol from the blood. If such a finding proved to also be true for humans, it would potentially indicate that eating foods contain ing modified RNA could have major implications for heart disease and other health issues tied to cholesterol.

“’That had never been reported before. Nobody had thought about that,” says Vance. “What the hell, I mean, you’re eating a plant and taking in plant RNAs and they are regulating the expression of your genes? I think that has to be considered. … There’s been a lot of resistance to that paper. When something really unexpected like that comes up, there’s always a lot of resistance.”

The truth of the matter, however, is that it had been though of before; Dr. de Hart my co-author, and I expressed such concerns in Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas, and I expressed it again on this website, a fact for which I was roundly criticized (once) by someone spouting scientisim-isms… until these types of papers started to appear.

Not surprisingly, the Chinese study was rejected, largely because its findings contradicted prevailing “wisdom”:

Resistance was apparent even before the Chinese study was published. The team’s manuscript was rejected by wellknown journals Science, Cell and Molecular Cell. Zhang told The Scientist Magazine it was because their discovery was “too extraordinary.”

“Most of the people [who speculate about our work] just don’t believe it because the concept right now, I have to say, is broken by my results,” Zhang told Boulder Weekly in a recent interview from Nanjing. “They don’t want to believe until I have new data or the other groups reproduce some of our data. And of course some other people, for whatever reason I don’t want to say … I don’t want to even touch … they are just against our discovery no matter what it is.”

The work was so controversial that another preeminent journal, Nature Biotechnology, made a rather unusual move: They published a letter from a team detailing negative findings. In other words, it was a study that presents no new conclusions, only an unsuccessful attempt to recreate Zhang’s findings.

“[T]he new report, resulting from a collaboration between miRagen Therapeutics and Monsanto, clarifies what were controversial findings in [the Zhang study]. The latter study … sparked vigorous debate because it reported the presence of plant microR- NA in human blood plasma and suggested that one in particular, miRNA 168a, from ingested rice could traverse into the circulation of mice resulting in the modulation of miRNA target genes in the animal.”

The editorial goes on to say that the miRagen/ Monsanto study which used three different groups of mice for control and comparison, found no evidence of miRNA 168a in the plasma and liver tissue of mice fed a rice diet, and they attributed altered LDL levels in the animal blood to differences in the nutrition available to mice in different groups.

So whose “science” are we to believe: Mon(ster)santo’s entirely predictable conclusions (nothing to see here, folks, see? We did the science. Move along)? or China’s? corporate crapitalism’s? or Commu-crapitalism’s?

I would suggest that the Chinese study is not the only such study out there indicating potential dangers, but more importantly, I would suggest that common sense along would seem to dictate that one should err on the side of caution – and that would be the Chinese study – rather than telling your broker to buy more agribusiness shares.

In the article, biologist Vance goes on to indicate pressures put on her and her work from Mon(ster)santo, and then, towards the end of the article, she states something that made the hair on my neck stand on end, for she is implying a sinister possibility:

“A simple step, in Vance’s opinion, would be to engineer corn plants to only express specific RNA in the roots of the plant where the corn rootworm will feed, avoiding consumption by humans.

“’Why do they have to express their RNAi in corn seeds? They don’t have to. They could just put it in the roots – it wouldn’t be hard to do. Why don’t they just fix their freaking plants so they won’t be dangerous to people? Even if there’s some small chance it’s dangerous,’ Vance pauses as she has many times during conversations about Monsanto, clearly frustrated.

“’I just don’t understand the mindset,’ she sighs.”

At the least sinister level, expression in seeds is the game, it’s the basis of the profit system built into GMOS.

…. I won’t mention the other possibility, the more sinister one… I’ll leave it to you to think it out.

See you on the flip side.

 SUPPRESSING THE UNCOMFORTABLE: MON(STER)SANTO AT IT AGAIN Joseph P. Farrell (2204 Posts)

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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21 Responses to SUPPRESSING THE UNCOMFORTABLE: MON(STER)SANTO AT IT AGAIN

  1. An article from the Testosterone Pit: Seed Wars: Latin America Strikes Back Against Monsanto, the rural resistance is beefing up against GMOs and fair trade – against the full-spectral dominance of a global food supply.

  2. Another match with Agenda 21 and the Georgia “guidestones”. If Russia follows through banning GMO, and can steer clear of the chem-trailers, they can be repository for the post-modern Earth for non-altered genomes. (Whites only)

  3. I think you really undercut your otherwise excellent argument by suggesting that Monsanto might have a secret campaign to damage people. That’s not true and it makes you look nonserious.

  4. (Vicki Vance) “I’m a ‘scientist’, but……“I just don’t understand the mindset,” Vicki Vance sighs.

    The punchline being that Vance is baptized in the dogma of ‘science’ and wears the unimpeachable robes of its high priests. Many of its parishioners, born and baptized in the same font, have grown up as mental hostages of the same dogma. Therefore, within society’s hierarchical structures, none dare question the voices of this authority, who defend its unassailable dogma just as vehemently as any other religion.

    Vicki Vance may not feel she’s playing god by arrogantly assuming that the entire Earth, along with its sea of flesh is a personal petri-dish for ‘science’ to explore its machine-headed dogma, but it is a conceited, unfettered belief in this ‘science’ by the entire hierarchy that is killing us all…in many respects, a dark ‘mindset’ at that.

  5. GMOs are these monsters meal ticket first they poison their victims with anti-food then with anti-medicine then kill them when become useless eaters. Soak the last coin from their victims more money they can throw away buying super kitsch like these over age kids they really are.

  6. To understand events shaping the 21st Century is predicated not on the facts to be learned, but rather on the secrets to be discovered. To have men & women from being accomplices to those evils they fail to oppose. To stop the public affairs from being ruled by evil men & women.

    • well put Robert, that is part of the prophecy only understood by those that once were counted on being “gullible”. and misunderstood by those that corrupted themselves.

      good and evil being a point of view….there is only truth.

      Game over, as in games over.

  7. Vance, needs to get a clue. Read the information without the rosy glasses or what’s left of them and then she’ll get it. The mindset is ……drum roll please…Eugenics. The old fashioned one from the Fabian Society, the American Eugenics programs nicely hidden. Monsanto is just bringing forward the same intent along with modern science which people have been brainwashed to believe that these scientists are working on their behalf.

    Could this research better the world and mankind? Yes. Are they doing that? No.

    The only way this scientific industrial complex would do that is that it becomes decoupled from the Nazi background from which it sprang after the second world war. This won’t happen until people like Vance the picture. Sigh.

    Monsanto is not doing this because they have pressure from an elite that are dealing with logistics and problems (alien technology, UFOs). They don’t give a damn about life at all. To suggest that we need to give them a little slack in terms of their actions based on the fact that “they are making decisions based on information we don’t have” is being soft minded. These people are insane.

    • I agree with you totally-

      “These people are insane”- or demonically possessed (same difference)- I just don’t think one should rule that possibility out- the world out there “ain’t” what we’ve been told it is- it’s much vaster-

      stay well-

      Larry