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THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: FORMER BIOTECH SCIENTIST GMO SUPPORTER DOES ABOUT ...

Yesterday I wrote about the GMO ban in Maui county of Hawaii, and about the GMO "industry's" entirely predictable response. And at the risk of wearing out this subject, I want to talk about it again, and to reassert some points I've made on this website before with respect to this issue, because they bear repeating again.

Dr. Thierry Vrain, a biotech scientist, and former supporter of GMOs and all their wonders, has now come out and completely repudiated his former support - and the "science" behind that support - of GMOs:

Former Pro-GMO Biotech Scientist Admits GMOs Aren’t Safe, Refutes Claims by Monsanto

I first want to draw your attention to this particular passage in the article:

"Vrain thinks the public is being swindled. He believes we should all demand that government agencies replicate tests showing that GMOs are safe rather than rely on studies paid for by the biotech companies. He continues:

“The Bt corn and soya plants that are now everywhere in our environment are registered as insecticides. But are these insecticidal plants regulated and have their proteins been tested for safety? Not by the federal departments in charge of food safety, not in Canada and not in the U.S.

There are no long-term feeding studies performed in these countries to demonstrate the claims that engineered corn and soya are safe. All we have are scientific studies out of Europe and Russia, showing that rats fed engineered food die prematurely.

These studies show that proteins produced by engineered plants are different than what they should be. Inserting a gene in a genome using this technology can and does result in damaged proteins. The scientific literature is full of studies showing that engineered corn and soya contain toxic or allergenic proteins.”

"This science is actually only about 40 years old. It is all based on a theory of genetic manipulation hypothesized around 70 years ago – of the ONE GENE – meaning that each gene codes for one single protein. The Human Genome project proved this totally wrong."  (Boldface emphasis added)

And there's the rub: in the USA and Canada at least (we might to some extent include Australia here), no real independent government testing has been done at the bought-and-paid-for corrupt federal level; the independent science is not independent at all. If anything, the independent studies have been done at the state level, at places such as the University of Iowa; and that is why, as I blogged yesterday, opposition to GMOs and to companies and corporate "practices" of such morally bankrupt entities as Mon(ster)santo is occurring at a local level, and has begun to shift from "labeling" laws to outright moratoriums on GMO planting and testing.

But there's an even more important thing going on here, one suggested by comments at the beginning of the article, and raising the issue I have attempted to raise before, and which I do here again, in hopes that people understand the insane irrationality of any study - pro or con - to have settled the issue:

"Monsanto openly admits “after 30” whole “years of research” that they are convinced GMOs are safe. Just one type of pine tree lives more than 5000 years, but yea – Monsanto has all of Mother Nature figured out in its 30 years of tinkering with genes."

In other words, there has not and never been any real long term intergenerational study of GMO effects on the environment, and on animal and human health. The claim is made that a mere thirty years of study is sufficient; and that, of course, in the face of millennia of agronomical practice and the careful selection of traits in seeds over several generations, is nonsense. At root, the claims of "scientific GMO safety" is a form of hubris, a hubris bought and paid for by corporate money and - calling a spade a spade - bribed government officials. The preponderance of reason would thus seem to have demanded that, whatever the science or its conclusions, a moratorium on wide spread GMO cultivation should have been maintained for at least three generations, if not longer. And there can be no corporate side-stepping of this issue: they knew they were playing with animal and human life itself, and in pursuit of their "bottom line," simply didn't, and don't, care.

Oh, and that honey bee colony collapse thing? Well,even though bees are essential to the pollination of plants of all types, and hence, essential to food cycles on earth, they don't care about that either:

37 Million Bees Found Dead in Canada After Large GMO Crop Planting

And one more thing: the contamination is now so widespread that it may be unstoppable:

End of Organic? Report Says GMO Crop Contamination Cannot Be Stopped

Maybe it's time for a class action, international lawsuit in every country against these companies, to be brought by the very governments they have tried buy, for damages against nature, crops, and crimes against humanity, because as I stated before, these companies are not for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Maybe it's time to test the "science" before a jury, because labeling laws are a distraction from the real danger, the danger to life and the environment.

See you on the flip side...

(My thanks to all of you who shared these important articles).

 

9 thoughts on “ THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: FORMER BIOTECH SCIENTIST GMO SUPPORTER DOES ABOUT ...”

  1. Why can’t the federal food and drug administration be sued in a class action suit on behalf of the people of the United States for criminal negligence in the performance of their duties ,thus endangering the national security of the state ,and bring these counter research claims to light as well as the dereliction of duty in not performing independant studies into the adverse effects of GMO engineering on the food stuffs in question.

  2. The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic

    Along the same vein, just read this illuminating article on why so many people have adverse reactions to wheat products. Thinking to date is that it is due to 1)increased gluten sensitivities in people or 2) The hybridization of wheat into a industrial crop that is easy to harvest but has ceased to become edible food (see the book Wheat Belly).

    Well it ends up that in the Monsanto search for the ever expanding application for Roundup, they now recommend that wheat crops be soaked in Roundup just before harvest to ensure all plant are dead and dried out at the same time. This reduces wear and tear on equipment and ensures that for big farm operators that everything can be harvested at the same time rather than waiting for nature to allow each field to be in harvest conditions.

    Here is the link to the article. http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/real-reason-for-toxic-wheat-its-not-gluten/#more-18867

    Not to be missed are the comments following the article where many family farmers state that they would never do this to their crops, and some workers from large industrial farms saying it is a common practice to ensure a smooth and timely harvest. So some portion of the wheat used for food in Canada and the US is significantly contaminated by glyphosate (Roundup).

    1. Thanks Mike for the link to this website. They first get us sick feeding us with their (poisons) foods and then pretend to cure us with their (poisons)medicines getting us coming and going.

  3. Wow, soft kill gone mad exposed! The C.A.F. voting with your money strategy is now more important than ever. It’s the sanest, most effective and intelligent method of resistance. Anti GMO sentiment is on the rise and is the easiest thing to sell to our fellow “Blue Pill” associates. This is a definite, beat the drum issue. For even the uninitiated can understand the risks. And it’s a doorway issues into other more insidious conspiracies.

  4. Frankie Calcutta

    Bring out the nano-pollinators.

    When the small country’s foreign minister asked the visiting Monsanto salesman and US ambassador how much it would cost for the service of their nano-pollinators after the previous year’s crops failed to pollinate due to a bee holocaust, the monsanto executive replied: ” how much do you have?”

    And then the US ambassador chimed in: “And all our nano-pollinators come with year round guaranteed US drone protection!”

    WIth great sadness the foreign minister replied: “But we have nothing. Foreign corporations already own all of our natural resources and we are in debt to foreign banks until the end of time. We have been bled dry.”

    “Not exactly. Or, at least not yet. You have a bountiful harvest of young children,” snickered the US ambassador.

    “What could you possibly want with them,” implored the horrified foreign minister.

    Monsanto salesman: “If we told you that, you’d learn our biggest secret and you’d be able to get out of this mess yourselves.”

    “With that the US ambassador and Monsanto exec shared a high-five and each ate another quaalude.

    Luckily the foreign minister was able to procure some surplus GMO grain from China that year in exchange for some imprisoned prostitutes that the Chinese military needed for comfort women. Thanks to BRICSA a small desperate nation was able to stave off the anglosphere bloodsuckers one more day.

    1. Frankie Calcutta

      … and somewhere on a mountain top in Japan some Shinto priests are offering oblations to the mighty Sun in one final act of global hari kari. A desperate plea to that Great Ball of Spitting Fire to rid this world of GMO, radiation, and pathogenic human mitochondrial contamination once and for all.

      1. Frankie Calcutta

        …little do they know that Japanese yakuza and international nazis are the majority shareholders of Monsanto and all other agri-tech firms. In an act of terrifying revenge they plan to poison all their WWII enemies and eventually destroy the west and Australia’s entire food supply… and then these sinister conspirators will roll out a food product unimaginably worse than GMO’s– an edible burger made from Japanese and German sewage treatment facilities.

  5. A arc of Dr. Who titled The Pyramids Of Mars dealt with this mind set of killing off all life on Earth Tom Baker played the Doctor. Anyway this is profits is god on steroids and contamination of the biosphere the goal so they can patent everything including those of us who are unfortunate to survive. And to kill a dead horse full spectrum slavery, the Corporations the Godmenschs will own everything.

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