GMOs: The Anti-Human Technology

gmoA new German study by the Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology examined the effects of  glyphosate, the active agent in Monsanto’s  herbicide Roundup, on the gut microbes of poultry.   Some birds are heavily  exposed to glyphosate when fed genetically engineered feed.  The study’s findings  are quite alarming. Researchers found that highly pathogenic bacteria resisted  glyphosate, whereas beneficial bacteria likely succumbed to it.

The  implication for consumers?  Poultry fed GE corn or  soy could fall victim to dysbiosis, meaning unhealthy changes in their gut  flora that threaten not only the health of the birds, but  anyone eating them.

The good bacteria in the poultry gut  are killed off  allowing the pathogenic or disease causing  bacteria to flourish.  Varieties such as Salmonella and Clostridium are very  dangerous pathogens for humans.  Clostridia bacteria are some of the deadliest, with  strains including C. tetani (tetanus)  and C. botulinum (botulism).

decade-long  feeding study  proved that  GE feed can cause significant changes in the  digestive systems, immune systems, and major organs (including liver, kidneys,  pancreas, genitals and others) of rats, mice, pigs and salmon.   If it’s doing  all of that to animals and fish, what’s it doing to you?  Clearly, the conventional agribusiness food  system has emerged as a major threat to your health.   But it may also be  contributing to an even greater problem:  the destruction of the world’s  topsoil.

According to an article in Time World, soil erosion and degradation rates suggest  we have only about 60 remaining years of topsoil.   Forty percent of the world’s  agricultural soil is now classified as either degraded or seriously degraded;  meaning  that 70 percent of the topsoil is already gone.   Our soil is being lost at 10 to 40 times the rate it can be replenished, and our food production  systems are to blame, which epitomizes the term “unsustainable.”  It takes  decades or even centuries to regenerate significant levels of soil.

Agriculture accounts for 70 percent of our fresh water  use and when  the soil is unfit, water is wasted — it washes right through the soil  and past the plant’s root system.  We already have a global water shortage  that’s projected to worsen over the next 20 to 30 years, so this is the last  thing we need to compound it.   Soil degradation is projected to cause 30 percent  loss in food production over the next 20 to 50 years—while our global food  demands are expected to increase by 50 percent over this span of time.

The latest science seems to suggest genetically engineered  plant cultivation is  seriously disrupting  soil ecology by reducing microbial  diversity, which decreases soil fertility over time—possibly irreversibly.

As GE plants increasingly take over the major  food-producing areas of the world  reduced soil fertility could lead to famine on a scale never previously  seen.  The mechanisms for this are just beginning to be understood, and what was  recently only theory has inched closer to reality as science shines more light  on the consequences of introducing genetically engineered organisms into the  soil.    Unlike the claims of Monsanto when it first  approved GM crops, Bt genes (Bacillus  thuringiensis) are not  readily broken down  and  can  accumulate in soil and potentially produce  BT Toxins.

Until recently, the transfer of genes between GE plants  and soil bacteria was only theoretical.  However, this mechanism has now been  demonstrated by science, and it’s our soil’s worst nightmare.  It should be  noted that this same process of gene transfer has been shown to occur in your  gastrointestinal tract when you eat GE foods—turning your intestines into a  virtual pesticide  factory.

Research from the New York University confirms that Bt toxins are not broken down by soil microbes and do indeed  accumulate in soil;  the toxins maintain their ability to kill insects,  potentially creating superbugs that further endanger the ecosystem.   GE DNA is able to merge with the DNA of other  organisms to create new varieties of soil microorganisms that disrupt the  ecological balance. These new organisms, if virulent enough, could spread  widely via wind erosion and ground water to compromise soil fertility on a  broader scale.

As for me, the GMO debate is over.     There is no longer any legitimate, scientific defense of  growing GM crops for human consumption.  The only people still clinging to the  outmoded myth that “GMOs are safe” are scientific mercenaries with financial  ties to Monsanto and the biotech industry.

GMOs are an anti-human technology. They threaten the continuation of life  on our planet. They are a far worse threat than terrorism, or even the threat of  nuclear war.

Research and studies demonstrate that Genetically Modified (GM) foods  potentially serve two purposes, neither of which is to feed the starving masses
or increase crop yield on a long-term basis.   Instead, the purposes of GM foods appear to be those of a bad science-fiction nightmare.

In earlier times it was easier to control a million people than physically to  kill a million people.  Today it is infinitely easier to kill a million people  then to control a million people. – Zbigniew Brzezinski


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