The definition of biotechnology given by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development describes it as “the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents.”
Scientists identify genes that represent particular traits and extract those genes from other organisms. Then they make duplicates of these genes and insert them into a different organism. Once inserted into the organism the genetic change cannot be undone or removed from the organism, its offspring or the environment.
This technological process is what we call genetic modification.
Since 1986 scientists have been making herbicide tolerant plants. The first plants were made at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne, Germany.
The first Genetically Modified Organisms sold were tobacco plants and sugar beets. Than in 1994 Big Agri released the patented FlavrSavr® tomato into the American marketplace for consumption.
Ten years ago there were at least 56 genetically modified foods approved for worldwide distribution. These GM foods are also referred to as transgenic foods. Companies like Novartis, AgrEvo, Monsanto, Pioneer, PGS, Zeneca and GenTG . . . approved by the European Union’s systemic “Directive 2001/18/eec” sell products like corn, soy and even rapeseed oil (a bio-toxin).
In 1998 the introduction of transgenic food was very controversial and today the concern has only grown. As mega corporations push for global distribution of genetic modified foods and toxic pharmaceutical products, resistance seems to have no affect. In spite of these weighted concerns hundreds of billions of dollars in Big Agra and Big Pharma profits continue to manipulate the marketplace.
The advertising propaganda these mega corporations are selling is that their products will do a better job than Mother Nature. Their promises are as big and absurd as their bank accounts, claiming to reduce the use of weed killers and pesticides, help solve world hunger and cure medical conditions.
But in fact quite the opposite is happening. Global production of food is decreasing, while pestilence and disease are on the rise. The repercussion of allowing greedy chemical companies to rewrite policy in the end victimizes the environment’s ecology as much as it harms human biology.
Europeans have caught on quicker than Americans have. Since 1998 the people of Europe demanded the EU restrict GM products and provide labeling.
While new US policies are supporting that genetically mutated food sources are absolutely safe, Europeans are in the streets protesting by the millions. More than 70% of Europeans want to stop the advance of these big Chem corporations.
Could this be the end of all organic food sources? If so Big Chem doesn’t seem to mind at all. Truth is, Codex Alimentarius is an attempt to control the worlds food sources . . . this is the same program the Nazi’s designed back in the days of I.G. Auschwitz, the Fatherland of big chemical corporations.
The new world version (Codex Alimentarius) of the FDA sets the standards for the international trade of food, promotes genetically modified foods and resists any attempts to curb, regulate or exterminate them. For years the US government has resisted public pleas to label GM foods and foods containing GM ingredients.
If the only argument to support the broad spectrum take over of GM foods is that it will take years to prove it is harmful. So you had better rise up and take a stand now . . . before it’s too late. Of course GM food won’t outright kill you where you stand, but it may weaken your immune system and contribute to a shorter, less fulfilled life.
Sounds to me like someone doesn’t mind controlling the blooming population a little . . . controlling consumers is all it comes down to. One way or another these corporations will persist in robbing you of your inherent right to live the way Mother Nature designed you to live.
GM foods are part of the problem, not the solution. As unemployment rates soar, hunger increases and sickness spreads, policies written by politicians influenced by special interest groups are denigrating our health, our lands and our freedoms. Even today the cross contamination of indigenous crops may be beyond the point of no return.
Once genetically modified plants start growing, it is impossible to prevent them from cross pollinating with indigenous plants and ultimately contaminating their proteins.
Where are our sustainable permacultures? Where are the millions of little farms that used to employ large healthy communities? Are we going to let Big Agri put us in the same situation Big Oil (OPEC) did?
Each day we are painfully reminded of our dependancy upon nations the US government still considers to be our enemies for our un-renewable energy sources (oil, black gold, dragon’s blood). They have us right where they wanted us, by the wallet. Worst of all, we just sat there and allowed it. History only repeats itself if we refuse to learn from it.
Are we going to stand by like silent lambs as they do the same thing to our foods and medicines? Well, don’t just sit there let’s do something about it!
Do you really want to be part of this experiment? I don’t. Because when it all goes sour, I can only imagine the grand cover-up scheme, as billions of people’s lives hang in the balance.
The new science of epigenetics has proven that foods, lifestyle and even attitude have a tremendous influence on our genes and ultimately our health.
Bottom line is we are NOT separate from our environment. It seems just as we are finally discovering our deeper connections to the healing and nurturing energies that sustain us, we are destroying them.
Who do you support, Big Pharma, Big Agra and Big Chem or the one and only Mother Nature?
Once you decide correctly you will know what to do.
For the rest of you, don’t worry. When your immune system becomes weakened from consuming genetically mutated products, Big Pharma will just insert another vaccine into the GM foods you are eating . . . until next time.
Super weeds are being created from cross contamination, more and more herbicides and pesticides are being dumped into our water and soil . . . the connections between our planet and our cells are being broken. Restoring that connection and nurturing it is our only hope.
There is increasing evidence that a GM food sources may be breaking down our immune systems and causing strange diseases and metabolic dysfunctions.
One of these new diseases now on the rise has been named Morgellon’s disease. The first reported case was in 2001 when a 3 year old boy developed rashes, acutely sensitive sores and mysterious multi-colored fibers that emerged from his skin.
These normally non-living fibers astounded scientists when they continued to grow in laboratory tests, outside the boys body. Further analysis revealed the fibers contain genetic information (DNA) from a fungus and a bacterium, forming a parasitic alien material the body has no defense against.
Interesting note is that both the fungus and bacteria are commonly used in the commercial preparation of modified foods and in cotton.
Imagine these once nonliving fibers growing under your skin, twisting and turning like some alien parasite. Makes you wonder what other genetically modified surprises await the next generation.
You probably haven’t heard much about this disease because most people choose suicide to the unbearable creepy itching and painful lesions. So far there are more than 1200 people who have reported this disease. Here’s the link: http://www.morgellons.org.
Most people are told the symptoms are all in their mind, a type of aberration. The truth is, if the symptoms were publicly announced we may discover there are a lot more cases than we want to admit.
Keep in mind that approximately 80% of all US food contains “unlabeled” GM ingredients. The scary thing is Mother Nature has no mechanism to help our bodies digest the modified materials that our government claims are the same as food.
The ancient Greek philosopher Hypocrites, called the “Father of Modern Medicine” once said, Make food your medicine.” Simply put genetically modified foods are an abomination to your body and to the environment.
While we were sleeping in our beds, big agricultural and biotechnology corporations have taken over our global food chain. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have already contaminated the entire planet, directly and indirectly affecting all sentient beings.
But don’t only take my word for it, do you own diligence and verify the hidden connections for yourself.
As I mentioned above the new science of epigenetics has revolutionized our entire scientific world view. The old idea of genetic determinism turned out to be an incorrect assumption. Unfortunately there are always those who insist on protecting the past, believing the world is flat when everyone else knows it is pear-shaped.
We have truth on our side.
As you may already know, the FDA and the pharmaceutical companies have congress wrapped around their little fingers. As preposterous as it sounds, they are claiming that only drugs can cure, treat and prevent diseases. When in fact they know this couldn’t be farther from the truth. The only reason for such an outright lie is they want to control a monopoly by eliminating any “natural” competition.
In fact they are very aware that natural remedies have always helped cure, treat and prevent disease since the dawn of time. There power to write policy is now threatening to make it illegal for you to choose your own method of healing, making it necessary for you to have a prescription for the most natural food sources or herbal remedies.
The FDA is denying the truth that more than 90% of all degenerative diseases are caused from under-nutrition. On top of this they fail to recognize that natural sources of nutrition are superior to synthetically manufactured sources.
But soon there may not be any natural sources available because the next generation of GM foods is genetically modified functional foods, also known as nutraceuticals.
I feel it is necessary to discuss this in today’s article because while they are in denial of they body’s natural healing processes and the benefits of natural food nutrients on one hand, on the other hand they are planning to genetically insert synthetic medicines into our food chain.
This contradicts everything they claim to be the truth. If functional foods (nutraceuticals) and herbs didn’t really help the body’s healing processes, as they say, then why are they trying to mimic these very nutrient functions?
The answer is because you can’t patent Mother Nature, unless you adulterate the original organism or process . . .
Natural vitamin C cures scurvy and there is ample evidence that it can help prevent heart disease. So why on one hand is the FDA trying to out law natural vitamin C, but on the other hand wanting to synthesize it and prescribe it? Could it be these big corporations don’t want you to have the right to choose what we put in our own bodies?
Did you know, in Canada, you can go to jail and receive a hefty fine for selling or distributing vitamin C? Ridiculous isn’t it?
This is only a taste of what is to come. We cannot stand by and allow Codex Alimentarius to control Americans . . . and for that matter anyone. This sick policy will do harm to everyone if we allow it.
Genetically Modified Organisms, genetically engineered foods, transgenic products, synthetic vitamins and pharmaceutical propaganda are all part of the same invisible fist. Protect, preserve and practice your right to free speech and contact your local government representatives to keep them accountable.
Educate yourself about the environment and the hidden connections to your body so you can get more involved.
We already have enough food to feed everyone; just some people can’t afford it. Under the current policies the price of food and land is not going to get any cheaper. It is poverty that causes hunger and Big Agri, Big Pharma and Big Chem are NOT the solution . . .they are the problem.
Next week I will talk about the fallacy of “Golden Rice.”
I am only here to help,
The Botanical Guru