Genetic Engineering: The World’s Greatest Scam?

There are so darn many slick scams out there it is hard to say which one is the world’s greatest. Vaccinations, water fluoridation, man-made climate change and ozone depletion, federal reserve and public education come to mind to name a few. There are so many one might think there is some sort of contest going on.

My post on Superbugs in Factory-farmed Meats yesterday featured a farmer in Frankenstein, Missouri. The story did not cover the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) fed to the animals. This leads us to the seed monopoly and omnipresent frankenfoods featured in today’s thriller video: Genetic Engineering: The World’s Greatest Scam?

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DISCLAIMER: I have never been a particular fan of GreenPeace for some of their extreme environmentalism, but their educational efforts with this high-quality video on GMOs should be commended.

For continued edification, readers will want to watch the 7-minute video on the worldwide Health Effects of Genetically Modified Food . As a bonus, you can have a free non-GMO Shopping Guide that lists 200 GM foods to avoid at the supermarket.

6 responses to “Genetic Engineering: The World’s Greatest Scam?

  1. The more this type of article and video gets into public view the better chance we will have of bringing these absurd and dangerous practices to an end. I am forwarding this to nearly everyone in my address book and suggest other viewers do the same. This wll be our silent revolution.

  2. Thank you for this broadcast! The cocktail of chemicals all life is involuntarily exposed to brings many problems .Hypersensitivity is one of them .there are no warning signs.MCS(Multi-chemical-sensitivity), also known as Gulf War Syndrome, 21st Century Syndrome and others is a fast growing condition that is ignored by governments and companies .For info regards this tortures condition check outthis site to explore : http://www.asehaqld.org.au GM foods and their profiting producers need to be exposed and stopped ! This issue is alarmingly real unlike Climate Change ,which also enriches the same ruling elite ! The truth is the planets only authority ,nature does not lie .

  3. Thanks for sharing this information! One of the best things we can each do (where able) is plant a garden and grow organic, open-pollinated varieties of good, healthy fruits and vegetables! Reduce the demand on the products these thugs are peddling!

  4. GMO plant DNA transfers to human gut bacteria.

    Verification: Nat Biotechnol. 2004 Feb;22(2):204-9. Epub 2004 Jan 18. Assessing the survival of transgenic plant DNA in the human gastrointestinal tract. Netherwood T, Martin-Orue SM, O’Donnell AG, Gockling S, Graham J, Mathers JC, Gilbert HJ. School of Cell and Molecular Biosciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK.PMID: 14730317 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    “The inclusion of genetically modified (GM) plants in the human diet has raised concerns about the possible transfer of transgenes from GM plants to intestinal microflora . . . we study the survival of the transgene epsps from GM soya in the small intestine of human ileostomists (i.e., individuals in which the terminal ileum is resected and digesta are diverted from the body via a stoma to a colostomy bag). . . Three of seven ileostomists showed evidence of low-frequency gene transfer from GM soya to the microflora of the small bowel before their involvement in these experiments.”

    OMG, it gets worse as I read this article!!

    ●Into each GMO seeds cell, GMO DNA has been placed with an antibiotic resistant (AR) gene for the purpose of sorting; non-GMO’s are killed by antibiotics and GMO remains.
    Verification: Biotechnol Lett. 2006 Mar; 28(5): 321-5. The occurrence of antibiotic resistance (AR) genes in Taq polymerases and a decontamination method applied to the detection of genetically modified crops. Perron A, Raymond P, Simard R. St-Hyacinthe Laboratory, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Casavant Blvd West, J2S 8E3 3400, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. PMID: 16614919 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    “Different antibiotic resistance (AR) genes, such as Bla, Tet and NPTII, contaminate commercially available Taq polymerases. . . The elimination of Taq polymerase contamination allows the use of PCR tests to screen seeds (corn) and processed food for the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMO) based on the detection of AR genes. Without a decontamination procedure for AR genes, PCR screening tests should be interpreted with caution.”
    Implications: Antibiotic resistant GMO DNA that transfers to human gut bacteria has unimaginable health conciquences. The World Health Organization web has recognized this implication and cautioned against the use of this process.

    WTH are they thinking?

    ●Into each GMO seeds cell, GMO DNA has been placed with an antibiotic resistant (AR) gene for the purpose of sorting; non-GMO’s are killed by antibiotics and GMO remains.
    Verification: Biotechnol Lett. 2006 Mar; 28(5): 321-5. The occurrence of antibiotic resistance (AR) genes in Taq polymerases and a decontamination method applied to the detection of genetically modified crops. Perron A, Raymond P, Simard R. St-Hyacinthe Laboratory, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Casavant Blvd West, J2S 8E3 3400, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. PMID: 16614919 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    “Different antibiotic resistance (AR) genes, such as Bla, Tet and NPTII, contaminate commercially available Taq polymerases. . . The elimination of Taq polymerase contamination allows the use of PCR tests to screen seeds (corn) and processed food for the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMO) based on the detection of AR genes. Without a decontamination procedure for AR genes, PCR screening tests should be interpreted with caution.”
    Implications: Antibiotic resistant GMO DNA that transfers to human gut bacteria has unimaginable health conciquences. The World Health Organization web has recognized this implication and cautioned against the use of this process.

    Verification 1: Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2005 Jun;137(2):167-80. Epub 2005 Jun 8. Suggestions for the assessment of the allergenic potential of genetically modified organisms. Spok A, Gaugitsch H, Laffer S, Pauli G, Saito H, Sampson H, Sibanda E, Thomas W, van Hage M, Valenta R. Inter-University Research Center for Technology, Work, and Culture, Graz, Austria.PMID: 15947472 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    ●1 out of 49 persons had allergic response to GMO soy but not to regular soy.

    Verification: Allergy Asthma Proc. 2005 May-Jun;26(3):210-6. Genetically modified and wild soybeans: an immunologic comparison. Yum HY, Lee SY, Lee KE, Sohn MH, Kim KE. Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Pochon, Korea.

    “Most traits introduced into genetically engineered crops result from the expression of new proteins (proteins are what people can be allergic to). . . The skin test results of 49 patients showed 13 positive results to wild soybeans and 8 positive results to GMO soybeans. One patient had a positive skin test result to GMO soybeans only. . . GMO soybeans revealed a unique strong immunoglobulin E binding band at 25 kDa in some patients and wild soybeans showed a strong immunoglobulin E binding band at 30-36 kDa. To assess the allergenicity of GMO food, more research, including a selection of controlled sample materials and immunoassays of qualified sera, is needed.”

    Who decides this stuff?!?!

    Due to the lack of adequate organic sources of soy lecithin, the USDA allowed the use of non-organic sources when it drafted the national organic standards in 2002.

    SAY NO TO GMOS: http://www.saynotogmos.org/scientific_studies.htm

  5. I don’t think Genetic Engineering is a scam as such – it’s just insanely dangerous.
    On the other hand, Climate Change (presumably meaning Global Warming) is mentioned by “Black Lizard” as being unreal. Sorry – I knew about the greenhouse effect and the possibility of Global Warming as long ago as 1967. It is your so-called ‘ruling elite’ who have consistently sneered at it and tried to downplay it.

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