I am not a geneticist, but I have been used as a lab rat from time to time. That is, until I realized what was going on. I escaped and now I'm spreading the news - you are being used as a lab rat too. The following research is nothing compared to what's out there. Look for yourself and find out what you've been eating and what it can do to you, your children, and. . . well, you may not have any grandchildren the way things are going. But you can escape too! It is my hope that this book will help you free yourself and others as well.
What's in My Food?
To create "Roundup Ready" plants, Monsanto cloned a gene from a form of agrobacterium found growing at a Roundup factory. Researchers found that this particular bug's amino production was not affected by glyphosate, and they used E. coli to clone the gene responsible for this trait. Then they used a different agrobacterium—the familiar A. tumefaciens—to stick the gene into the chromosomes of plants. The plants that have the bacteria's gene are still able to produce the three amino acids, and they survive just fine. Weeds are not so lucky.
Agrobacterium is not the only bacteria the company uses to make genetic modifications. "Bt" varieties of cotton and corn have been modified to produce a chemical that is toxic to insect larvae, and the gene that expresses that trait comes from a bug called Bacillus thuringiensis. (The gene is also inserted using the A. tumefaciens process.) Farmers need to plant "refuges," areas without their engineered insect-tolerant seeds, so that pests still have a place to feast and will be less likely to evolve resistance. Studies have shown that Bt plant roots can leach Bt toxins into ground soil, however, and while Bt is a native bacteria, the plants' effects on the other soil flora is still relatively unknown. Bt cotton is widespread in China and India, the world's two largest cotton producers. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/386450/india-fourth-largest-grower-gm.html
The Sick Story of GMO's
Is a fascinating and horrifying movie done by www.responsibletechnology.com. Doctors and scientists were interviewed on the subject of what GMO's are doing to the human GI tract. Unfortunately, the video isn't available for free download, but it can be purchased at their website.
An Interesting Story on GMO's Causing Allergies:
“These small changes in the DNA of the corn are expressed by the plant as proteins. It's those proteins, Mansmann believes, that can act as allergens, provoking a multisystemic disorder marked by the overproduction of a type of white blood cell called an eosinophil.”
What's in My Dirt?
A silty loam soil was incubated with the leaves and stems of two transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton varieties and nontransgenic Bt cotton to study the soil persistence of the Bt toxin from the decomposing transgenic Bt cotton tissues and its effect on soil enzyme activities. The results showed that after Bt cotton tissue amendment, Bt toxin was introduced into soil upon decomposition; about 50% of the introduced Bt toxin persisted in soil for at least 56 days. No Bt toxin was detected in the nontransgenic Bt cotton-amended soil; the amount of Bt toxin was the highest in the soil treated with the residue with the higher Bt toxin content. Activities of soil urease, acid phosphomonoesterase, invertase, and cellulase were stimulated by the addition of Bt cotton tissues, whereas activity of soil arylsulfatase was inhibited. Probably cotton tissue stimulated microbial activity in soil, and as a consequence, enzyme activities of soil were generally increased. This effect can mask any negative effect of the Bt toxin on microbial activity and thus on enzyme activities. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00374-006-0158-6
Some isolates of B. thuringiensis produce a class of insecticidal small molecules called beta-exotoxin, the common name for which is thuringiensin. A consensus document produced by the OECD says: "Beta-exotoxin and the other Bacillus toxins may contribute to the insecticidal toxicity of the bacterium to lepidopteran, dipteran, and coleopteran insects. Beta-exotoxin is known to be toxic to humans and almost all other forms of life and its presence is prohibited in B. thuringiensis microbial products. Engineering of plants to contain and express only the genes for δ-endotoxins avoids the problem of assessing the risks posed by these other toxins that may be produced in microbial preparations."[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_thuringiensis
Note: A Hectare is more than twice the size of an acre.
The US tops the list with 70 million hectares under genetically modified maize, soybean, cotton, canola, sugar beet, alfalfa, papaya and squash. The next two are Brazil and Argentina followed by India, which is the leader in Asia.
Canada grows marginally lesser than India. Indian farmers cultivate genetically engineered Bt cotton in 11 million hectares (ha) of land with an adoption rate of 95 per cent as of 2013.
In comparison China cultivates 4.2 million ha of Bt cotton. China grows five types of GM crops – cotton, papaya, poplar, tomato and sweet pepper. In India, however, Bt cotton is the sole GM crop, which carries a gene from a soil microbe.
Globally, biotech crop acreage increased from 1.7 million ha in 1996 to over 175 million ha in 2013. This means a 100-fold increase over a 18 year period according to the survey.
The Seralini Studies
Testing periods for new GM crops is currently 60 - 90 days. In the lifespan of a rat, this is equivalent to 2 - 4 human years. The first long term testing done was by independent research in France. The results were horrifying. Meet the scientists and read about their research at www.gmoseralini.org
A 24 month study with 200 rats. Varying percentages of genetically modified corn treated with a glyphosate based pesticide were part of the diet of these rats during the two year duration. The results included kidney and liver toxicity and disease in the males and mammary cancers in the females, appearing in a time frame equivalent to human years 20 - 40. There is much more to the research and the site is easy to read and navigate. I recommend checking it out.
GMO Test Strips
Glyphosate related Disease
By courtesy of independent researchers around the world we present evidence that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants, animals and humans, and glyphosate residues have been found in all three. Glyphosate is an endocrine-disruptor (as are many herbicides) it damages DNA and it is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer. We present graphs from the US which correlate glyphosate application and the percentage of GE soy and corn crops to the incidence and prevalence of various diseases in those on a Western diet. The Pearson's correlation coefficients are very strong and highly significant for obesity, diabetes, autism, thyroid cancer, liver cancer, deaths from Parkinson's, Senile Dementia and Alzheimer's, inflammatory bowel disease and acute kidney failure. We present Cancer Research UK graphs of upward trends in cancer incidences between 1975 and 2009, which are in line with the US graphs.
Also See the Seralini research results and what Glyphosate did to a farming family: www.gmoseralini.org