by Jon Rappoport
March 26, 2013
from JonRappoport Website
Itís already bad. Very bad. For the past 25 years, the biotech Dr. Frankensteins have been inserting DNA into food crops.
The widespread dangers of this technique have been exposed. People all over the world, including many scientists and farmers, are up in arms about it.
Countries have banned GMO crops or insisted on labeling.
Now, though, the game is changing, and itíll make things even more unpredictable. The threat is ominous and drastic, to say the least.
GM Watch reports the latest GMO innovation: designed food plants that make new double-stranded (ds) RNA (A Comparative Evaluation of The Regulation of GM Crops or Products Containing dsRNA and Suggested Improvements to Risk Assessments).
What does the RNA do? It can silence a gene. It can activate a gene that was silent.
If you imagine the gene structure as a board covered with light bulbs, in the course of living some genes light up (activation) and some genes go dark (silent) at different times. This new designed RNA can change that process. No one knows how.
No one knows because no safety studies have been done. If you have genes lighting up and going dark in unpredictable ways, the functions of a plant or a body can change randomly.
Genes that were doing their jobs could stop doing their jobs. Other genes that were dormant could spring into action and perform tasks that werenít meant to be performed.
Think of this latest biotech ďinnovationĒ as a drunk playing pinball. Lights on the board go on and off, and TILT is always a distinct possibility.
As GM Watch reports, an Australian company, CSIRO, has designed wheat and barley seeds that put genes to sleep,
Also on the way: next-generation biopesticide food crops that repel insect predators. In this case, the designer RNA can be injected or even sprayed. When a gene is silenced in the insect, it dies.
GM Watch states there is published evidence that the designer RNA can move from the plants into the bodies of people who eat the plants, outlasting cooking and digestion, and winding up in the bloodstream.
The RNA has changed gene-expression (activation/silencing) in mice.
Several food-safety inspectors in several countries have been interviewed. They simply rubber-stamp the new RNA technology, assuming itís safe. No problem.
Pinball, roulette, use any metaphor you want to; this is playing with the fate of the human race. Walk around with designer-RNA in your body, and who knows what effects will follow.
There are still people, at this late date, who believe that all science is good science.
They blithely accept the latest thing, and refuse to acknowledge that scientists can be crazy, stupid, or malevolent. They also fail to make the connection between junk science and the greed for profit at any human cost.
Biotech giants like Monsanto view their genetic operation from an entirely different level.
Every new DNA or RNA tweak to a plant - no matter how insane - allows them to file a patent, to own that new artificially designed piece of Nature. This is their approach, and itís obvious they intend to control the planetís food supply.
Itís a mafia program writ large across the whole world:
Meanwhile, the damage they inflict is of no concern to them, as the spinning of the genetic roulette wheel opens up the human race to vast mutations.
The new Monsanto Protection Act, as itís called, is a cynical piece of legislation that underlines this lack of concern; it torpedoes the ability of the court system to stop new gene-designed crops from popping up everywhere.
Briefing for Non-Specialists
from GMWatch Website
...describing the lack of regulation of a new
class of products and GM crops based on dsRNA technology
Most of these new proteins are designed to either kill insects that try to eat the plant or to make the plant resistant to a herbicide. The process works like this: the DNA is changed so that when a section of the DNA is read and copied, a new piece of messenger RNA (mRNA) is made.
The mRNA then goes to another part of
the cell and is read to make the new protein.
These dsRNA molecules have important roles in cells.
For example, they can silence or
activate genes. For this to happen, the order of the nucleotide
units in the dsRNA molecule is crucial. A different sequence can
result in the dsRNA having different effects, and silencing or
activating a different gene, or multiple other genes.
Another example is biopesticide plants,
which are designed to silence a gene in insects that eat the plant.
That is, the insect eats the plant, the dsRNA in the plant survives
digestion in the insect, travels into the tissues of the insect to
silence a gene in the insect so that the insect dies as a result.
Research has also shown that:
So, are all dsRNA molecules safe?
These authors looked at how the safety of some plants, designed to produce new dsRNA, was determined.
They reviewed their experience with
three government safety regulators (for either food or the
environment) in three different countries over the past ten years.
They found that the safety of dsRNA molecules was usually not
considered at all, and if it was considered in any way, the
regulator simply assumed that any dsRNA molecules were safe, rather
than requiring proof that they were safe.
However, the authors found many
scientific studies showing that these assumptions were incorrect.
Contact could include eating the crop or processed products derived from it, inhaling dust from the crop when harvesting it, or inhaling flour from the crop when baking with it. And regulators made that decision regardless of whether the dsRNA was generated intentionally or unintentionally by the crop.
All three regulators decided that there
were no risks to be considered, based on their own unproven and
incorrect assumptions, rather than the scientific evidence.
For example, we know that existing
agricultural sprays can travel for several miles on the wind and can
enter surface water and ground water due to run-off after rain. This
will also happen with dsRNA molecules if they are sprayed onto
crops. We also know that dsRNAs can persist for a long time in the