Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Genetically Engineered Morbidity and Mortality: Part I - Zika

The American Congress has been genetically engineered.  This first generation of legislators created in the laboratories of the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee have taken control over the 2016 Presidential election.    

The Zika virus is the result of these congressional mutations allowing the introduction of genetically mutated mosquitoes into communities without the knowledge of the citizens.  The morbidity and mortality wreaking havoc across the world are crimes against humanity and the RNC and DNC should get the death penalty.

This genetically engineered congress has no heart, no soul and no conscience.  Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the House was raised in a laboratory run by the RNC in Wisconsin.  Ryan, programmed by the RNC since birth, is famous for robotically regurgitating the RNC talking points, specifically targeting retired people on Social Security and the poor and infirmed. 

Ryan calls the rich and powerful “the makers” and the poor and middle class “the takers.”  But what do the makers make and what do the takers take?  The makers make chaos, misery and death and the takers are those who have no choice but to take it.

According to the International Business Times GMO mosquitoes are scheduled to be released in Florida.


GMO Mosquitoes In Florida: Mutant Bugs Could Come As Early As Spring, But There’s No Reason To Freak Out

Health officials in Florida have asked the federal Food and Drug Administration to let them release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes to target several mosquito-borne diseases in the Florida Keys, but many residents there are wary of the eradication program out of fear that the bioengineered bugs could be dangerous.

Scientists, however, have maintained that the insects do not pose a threat to humans or the environment, and are actually quite effective at preventing the spread of potentially deadly viruses…

The company has a breeding lab in Marathon in the Florida Keys. Local officials in the Keys have been trying for the FDA’s approval for five years to work with Oxitec.

The bioengineered mosquitoes, all males, contain a so-called suicide gene that they pass on to their offspring. The gene keeps the females from reproducing, and eventually the population peters out.

Oxitec has already released their bioengineered male mosquitoes in BRAZIL, the Cayman Islands and Malaysia, WITH PROMISING RESULTS.

So without the knowledge of the people of the United States, elected leaders allowed Oxitec, a British chemical company, to produce millions of mutant mosquitoes in a lab in Marathon, Florida for release into the Florida Keys.

Oxitec claims these mutants are “safe” and “effective” but are they?  Let’s drill down into those claims and dissect the handiwork of Oxitec.  In 2012 Dr. Mercola, a New York Times bestselling author published an extraordinary article on Oxitec’s genetically engineered mosquitoes.


Are Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes the Answer to Quell Dengue Fever?

Australian research scientists have developed a strategy for fighting Dengue fever, a viral disease spread by mosquitoes that affects more than 50 million people annually and causes fever and crippling joint and muscle pain—and in some cases even death.

A bacterium named Wolbachiapipientis naturally infects many insect species and has the ability to interfere with its host's reproductive ability in such a way that entire populations become infected within just a few generations. When Wolbachia infects mosquitoes, the mosquitoes' ability to transmit Dengue virus is almost completely blocked.

Researchers are encouraged that these bacterially infected mosquitoes are safe to humans and, once set loose, are capable of spreading on their own and overtaking the wild mosquito populations that transmit disease to humans.

In two northern Australian towns, between 10,000 and 20,000 of these infected mozzies were released ("mozzie" is Australian for mosquito), and wild mosquito infection rates neared 100 percent—meaning, mosquitoes that can infect humans were almost completely replaced by the ones that can't.

Wow, you mean to say that in 2012 Australian researchers have found a “natural” solution to getting rid of the Dengue fever and that is completely safe for humans? Why even bother with Oxitec and their expensive, dangerous “frankenskeeters.”

This approach is a change from the swarms of genetically engineered mosquitoes being bred by companies like Oxitec, a British biotechnology company that has released millions of mutant mosquitoes into the fields of unsuspecting Australians…

These "frankenskeeters" represent a new and terrifying twist in potential GMO (genetically modified organisms) dangers—another product of modern science outpacing common sense when big money is thrown into the equation….

Are you serious??  Oxitec released untested, non-peer reviewed, experimental mutated mosquitoes on the public in Australia?

In the past, the best means for preventing the spread of Dengue involved sustainable, community-based, integrated mosquito control, with limited reliance on chemical insecticides.

However, new high-tech strategies are being developed to further combat the spread of this deadly virus.  Some of these strategies involve genetically manipulating mosquitoes and then releasing them back into the wild, which can have any number of unforeseen consequences…

The scientific community has expressed concern about introducing a new type of mosquito that is infected with a bacterium that could be transmitted to humans. However, researchers claim Wolbachia bacterium is completely benign to humans.

Who are these “scientists” and why are they so concerned about humans being exposed to mosquitoes infected with natural bacterium?

One thing can be said for certain—this approach to combating Dengue fever renders all attempts at genetically engineered (transgenic) mosquitoes obsolete.

Bingo.  But wait a minute, Oxitec had already released millions of their frankenskeeters in Australia without peer review and without the public’s knowledge.  We don’t even know what the possible effects are.  How could they do that?

Genetically Modified "Suicide Mosquitoes" Secretly Released in Grand Cayman Island

Can scientists simply release flying, human-biting genetically modified creatures into the air anytime they wish? Apparently, the answer to this question is "yes." And they have…

The genetically engineered bugs contain a gene that kills them unless they are given tetracycline, a common antibiotic…

The problem is, millions of these GE bugs have been released into the open air by Oxitec as a means of field-testing their new "Dengue-proof" mosquitoes, without sufficient review and public consultation. They have conveniently chosen several countries with weak regulations.

In 2009, Oxitec released their designer insects onto Grand Cayman Island, an island in the Caribbean…  Once the locals got wind of this, they responded with a fair amount of public outrage—and rightly so! But it didn't stop there.

Oxitec subsequently released their frankenskeeters in Malaysia, Brazil, Panama, India, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. And they are seeking approval from the US Agriculture Department to perform similar open-air testing in the Florida Keys.

Oh my God, this is a nightmare.  Do you know how many animals are treated with antibiotics?  Do you know how much antibiotics are flushed down the toilet or released through urine into the water?  Those “frankenskeeters” have the potential to breed a whole new nightmare.

Unfortunately, like so many other things, neither the government nor the biotech companies can offer peer-reviewed scientific proof of the safety of their biotechnology—they have blithely rushed ahead without any concern about the long-term effects.


So without any peer-reviewed scientific proof of their safety, four years ago millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes were released into the environment across the Americas. 

Just as with genetically engineered (GE) foods, the long-term effects of GE insects are completely unknown—the Earth and its inhabitants are being used as a laboratory for grand scale genetic experiments. It's a blatant violation of human rights with regard to human experimentation.

The potential exists for these genes, which hop from one place to another, to infect human blood by finding entry through skin lesions or inhaled dust. Such transmission could potentially wreak havoc with the human genome by creating "insertion mutations" and other unpredictable types of DNA damage….

With tetracycline exposure (for example, in a lakethese mutant insects would actually thrive in the wild, potentially creating a nightmarish scenario.

The problem is that genetically modified female mosquitoes can still bite humans. This means the protein, which kills their own larvae, might be injected into humans when the mosquitoes suck their blood, with unknown and potentially ghoulish consequences…

For years, I've stated the belief that GMOs pose one of the greatest threats to life on the planet. Genetic engineering is NOT the safe and beneficial technology that it is touted to be.

Dr. Mercola warned about Oxitec’s genetically engineered mosquitoes and the potential ghoulish consequences.  You know like microcephaly and Brazil is where they did their “field testing” so how did that turn out?  From Reduas:


REPORT from Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Town regarding Dengue-Zika, microcephaly, and massive spraying with chemical poisons

Main points:

1-Dengue epidemic in Brazil persists endemically (on an ongoing basis) due to the marginalisation and misery of millions of people, especially in Northeast Brazil…

2. A dramatic increase of congenital malformations, especially microcephaly in newborns, was detected and quickly linked to the Zika virus by the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

However, they fail to recognise that in the area where most sick persons live, a chemical larvicide producing malformations in mosquitoes has been applied for 18 months…

3. Previous Zika epidemics did not cause birth defects in newbornsdespite infecting 75% of the population in those countries. Also, in other countries such as Colombia there are no records of microcephaly; however, there are plenty of Zika cases.

4. The pyroproxyfen being used (as recommended by WHO) is manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese company associated with Monsanto in Latin America for weed control.

5. Brazilian doctors (Abrasco) are claiming that the strategy of chemical control is contaminating the environment as well as people…

6. Massive spreading using planes, as the governments of Mercosur are considering, is criminal, useless…

7. The last strategy deployed in Brazil, and which might be replicated in all our countries, is the use of GM mosquitoes —a total failure, except for the company supplying mosquitoes.

Wait a minute.  Are you saying that in Colombia, where about 75% of the population is infected with the Zika virus, there are no cases of microcephaly?  Well, well looky here.  I just found this article in Technology Review:


Bacteria-Laden Mosquitoes May Be the Cheapest Way to Stop Dengue and Zika

Some Latin American cities could soon begin releasing millions of mosquitoes developed with funding from Bill Gates.

The idea being promoted by Gates is to release mosquitoes infected with a bacterium, Wolbachia pipientis, that prevents them from transmitting viruses such as dengue or Zika when they bite people.

“It’s more economical than insecticides. I think this is the least expensive by an enormous difference.”

“We don’t have to keep injecting it after that—it’s inherited,” says Scott O’Neill, the insect expert at Monash University who leads the Gates dengue program. “We are projecting a cost of $1 a person to implement it in cities, because we only apply it once over a period of months and it sustains itself.”

Now America’s Food and Drug Administration wants to allow Oxitec to release millions of Frankenskeeters into the Florida Keys.  The Food and Drug Administration has approved a myriad of genetically modified food against the will of the American people.  In 2013 the RNC and DNC passed the Monsanto Protection Act.  From Scientific American:


Congress Just Gave Biotech Firms the Green Light to Ignore Court Orders

The law, nicknamed the "Monsanto Protection Act," exempts firms making genetically engineered seeds and crops from litigation.

The so-called Monsanto Protection Act is actually a provision (officially known as Section 735) within a recently passed Congressional spending bill, H.R. 933, which exempts biotech companies from litigation in regard to the making, selling and distribution of genetically engineered (GE) seeds and plants.

President Obama signed the bill and its controversial rider into law in March 2013 much to the dismay of environmentalists…

Critics point out that the company has spent decades stacking government agencies with its executives and directors. “Monsanto’s board members have worked for the EPA, advised the U.S. Department of Agriculture and served on President Obama’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations,” reports the group Food & Water Watch.

Floridians have launched an effort to stop the release of Oxitec’s genetically engineered mosquitoes that have not only failed to stop dengue fever but actually proliferated the disease.  The Oxitec genetically modified mosquitoes have mutated the Zika virus into a dangerous and fatal form causing morbidity and mortality in infants.

This genetically engineered congress has no heart, no soul and no conscience.  Those GM mosquitoes may have already been released in Florida, in any case this congress doesn’t answer to the people.  The RNC and DNC have already made clear, the people will not be choosing our next President they are. 

The RNC and DNC must get the death penalty for crimes against humanity.  In the meantime “the makers” are making genetically engineered morbidity and mortality while “the takers” are forced to take it.

By Patricia Baeten

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