Now this one, folks, I really don't know what to make of... it comes to us courtesy of Mr. G,B., and in a certain sense, when I read it, I didn't want to think that Dr. Scott deHart and I were right. But first, the article itself, and then my retrospective:
Now, my retrospective is this: When my co-author Dr.Scott deHart and I were researching and writing Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas, we spent a great deal of time both in the book itself and in our private conversations over our research musing about a scenario, and the scenario that we mused over was precisely this: that humans do not normally turn into what they eat: we eat bread, pigs, cows, plants, without turning into any of them. Yet, we hypothesized that genetically modified food might be so significantly different that some unknown mechanism - the body's inability to recognize a genetically modified organism for example - might allow the engineered DNA somehow to pass into the human body unaltered and by an unknown mechanism cause the alteration or mutation of human DNA itself. It was a nightmare scenario, and we received - this author in particular - angry emails and comments from scientismists loaded with technical jargon and such, all to the effect that the scenario was simply impossible. Well, I am one of those people who is always skeptical of "the assured results of modern scholarship" or the "ineluctable findings of modern science" particularly when either make ex cathedra pronouncements of what is possible and what is not. One individual pointed out to me that we do not turn into pigs or cows or (for Indochina) dogs simply by ingesting them...as if I didn't know that.
There is an article that seems to confirm at least one portion of our nightmare scenario:
"In a new study published in the peer reviewed Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers emphasize that there is sufficient evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments carry complete genes that can enter into the human circulation system through an unknown mechanism." (Emphasis in the original)
"There is no possible way that our health authorities can test all possible combinations on a large enough population, over a long enough period of time to be able to say with certainty that they are harmless. Geneticist David Suzuki recently expressed his concern, saying that human beings are part of a “massive genetic experiment” over many years, as thousands of people continue to consume GMO’s, and it makes sense."
"Advances in genome science over the past few years have revealed that organisms can share their genes. Prior to this, it had been thought that genes were shared only between individual members of a species through reproduction. Geneticists usually followed the inheritance of genes in what they would call a ‘vertical’ fashion, such as breeding a male and female -you follow their offspring and continue down the road from there.
"Today, scientists recognize that genes are shared not only among the individual members of a species, but also among members of different species.
"Our bloodstream is considered to be an environment well separated from the outside world and the digestive tract. According to the standard paradigm large macromolecules consumed with food cannot pass directly to the circulatory system. During digestion proteins and DNA are thought to be degraded into small constituents, amino acids and nucleic acids, respectively, and then absorbed by a complex active process and distributed to various parts of the body through the circulation system. Here, based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies, we report evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments which are large enough to carry complete genes can avoid degradation and through an unknown mechanism enter the human circulation system. In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA. The plant DNA concentration shows a surprisingly precise log-normal distribution in the plasma samples while non-plasma (cord blood) control sample was found to be free of plant DNA." (Talicized emphasis in the original, boldface emphasis added)
So.... no... it may be the case, if this study should prove to be correct, that the digestive system is not an adequate defense against genetic modification through GMO ingestion, and if that'ts the case, the "alchemical" agenda Dr deHart and I warned about - the ingestion of GMOs leading to a deliberate modification of man - may be in play, and indeed, the article also highlights this possibility:
"It’s interesting to ponder if the scientists at these biotech corporations have already identified this method?"