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The truth about aspartame – Dr Russell Blaylock

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Remember the GM Tryptophan that killed 37 and permanently disabled 1500?

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By Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Genetic modification disturbs normal cellular functioning. This fact cannot be argued. The process of genetic engineering is dangerous simply because there is an assumption made that the cells that are genetically modified will be substantially equivalent to their counterparts, which are grown normally. This is patently absurd! Excuse the pun.

Look, here is how I see it. If I shoot you in the leg, leaving a gaping hole, then you heal up, is your leg ever the same as before the shot? NO!!!

Okay, let’s take this one step further. If a plant cell is either shot with gold particles coated with GM DNA, or has a team of genetically modified Agrobacteria set loose on it to infect it with the GM DNA, will it ever be the same? EVER?? NO!!!!!

In fact, they have no idea what will happen because, just like your leg, not one cell will heal in exactly the same way, and we will never know just how many deformities will occur, or how many side effects will be released into the environment. Take for example the ability for GM bacteria to produce a ‘toxic to humans’ poison and inject it into our food simply due to the way a bacterial cell ‘healed’ after transformation.

It is the genetic modification process itself that is dangerous. As in the Tryptophan case cited in the linked article, “there is no reasonable explanation how a highly toxic chemical could appear “out of the air” and this has never occurred before in this kind of production. Tens of thousands of similar manufacturing units have been producing millions of tons of medical substances (penicillin being the most famous), since more than fifty years without the appearance of any unwanted highly toxic chemical impurity in any case.”

“This fact is in itself very strong evidence in favour of the alternative that it was the [GM] bacteria that caused the emergence of the poison and nothing else.”

Here is the Tryptophan article. If you want to know more about the genetic engineering process, go to http://aggie.farmwars.info, or click the colorful Aggie banner on the sidebar, and view the full 35 page preview of “The Adventures of Aggie the Traveling Agrobacterium – A GMO Primer.

(C) 2010 Barbara H. Peterson

GM Tryptophan- EMS-Killed 37 and Permanently Disabled 1500 People

Source: Genetically Modified Foods, The Silent Killer

Date: June, 2007

The Showa Denko Tryptophan disaster
Genetic Engineering
The Disaster

The tryptophan disaster in the end of the 1980′s and beginning of 1990′s killed 37 and permanently disabled 1,500 people in the United States in a disease called eosonophil myalgia syndrome (EMS).

It was caused by one or more extremely poisonous substances present in a tryptophan food supplement, which was produced by genetically engineered bacteria at the Japanese firm Showa Denko.

Showa Denko destroyed the evidence that could have been used to determine the scientific cause of the problem. They destroyed the genetically engineered bacterial stocks, along with any potentially surviving specks that investigators might have recovered from the walls or the equipment in their facilities.

Was the poison created by the bacteria?

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How Aspartame Became Legal – The Timeline

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As the reports of Aspartame related diseases, malignancies and diabetes occurrence and/ or exacerbation mount, the patent by G.D. Searle is about to run out.  When it does, aspartame will be added to thousands of new products.  As it is, over 5,000 products now contain aspartame and many of them are not labeled as such. 

 

The following article from Rense, 2002, lays out an exacting timeline of how this poisonous substance was approved for human consumption in spite of all the evidence that it was lethal. 

How Aspartame Became Legal – The Timeline


From Rich Murray
rmforall@att.net
12-24-2

 

http://www.rense.com/general33/legal.htm

 

March 8, 1977– G. D. Searle hires prominent Washington insider Donald Rumsfeld as the new CEO to try to turn the beleaguered company around. A former Member of Congress and Secretary of Defense in the Ford Administration, Rumsfeld brings in several of his Washington cronies as top management.

 

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Sweet Misery….A Poisoned World

 

Sound and Fury Productions Inc.

 

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-566922170441334340

 

This is a 1 hour and 30 minute free download or watch online.

 

Comment from the video page:

 

“Excellent documentary showing how dangerous artificial sweetener Aspartame is. From its history, to its effects this video is enough to shock anyone into really looking at there food labels next time they shop. Aspartame is a toxic food that came into the world as an investment By Donald Rumsfeld, while ignoring the deadly effects the tests showed. Take a good look at this video, it could save lives.”

 

 

 

 

Death of the Bees

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The following article is by Brit Amos, Global Research, March 25, 2008, reprinted with permission from CGR.

Death of the Bees

Commercial beehives pollinate over a third of [North}America’s crops and that web of nourishment encompasses everything from fruits like peaches, apples, cherries, strawberries and more, to nuts like California almonds, 90 percent of which are helped along by the honeybees. Without this pollination, you could kiss those crops goodbye, to say nothing of the honey bees produce or the flowers they also fertilize’.1

This essay will discuss the arguments and seriousness pertaining to the massive deaths and the decline of Bee colonies in North America. As well, it will shed light on a worldwide hunger issue that will have an economical and ecological impact in the very near future.

There are many reasons given to the decline in Bees, but one argument that matters most is the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and “Terminator Seeds” that are presently being endorsed by governments and forcefully utilized as our primary agricultural needs of survival. I will argue what is publicized and covered by the media is in actuality masking the real forces at work, namely the impact of genetically modified seeds on the reproduction of bee colonies across North America Genetically modified seeds are produced and distributed by powerful biotech conglomerates. The latter manipulate government agricultural policy with a view to supporting their agenda of dominance in the agricultural industry. American conglomerates such as Monsanto, Pioneer HiBred and others, have created seeds that reproduce only under certain conditions, often linked to the use of their own brands of fertilizer and/or insecticide.

The genetic modification of the plant leads to the concurrent genetic modification of the flower pollen. When the flower pollen becomes genetically modified or sterile, the bees will potentially go malnourished and die of illness due to the lack of nutrients and the interruption of the digestive capacity of what they feed on through the summer and over the winter hibernation process.

I will argue that the media reports tend to distract public opinion from the true cause which underlies the destruction of bee colonies. As such, outlined are four major arguments which the biotech conglomerates (which produce and market GMO seeds) have used to mislead the public regarding the demise of the bees. These arguments include Varroa mites, parasites, cell phones, and terminator seeds.

Argument 1: Varroa mites2 Firstly, while there are some people who want to pin the blame on these mites, such views are unconvincing in that the argument does not make any sense because the main source of disease for these bees is intestinal disease. In fact, ‘many bee experts assumed Varroa mites were a major cause of the severe die-off in the winter of 2005. Yet when researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, traveled to Oakdale, California, where Anderson and a number of his fellow beekeepers spend winter and spring, they could find no correlation between the level of Varroa mite infestation and the health of bee colonies. ‘We couldn’t pin the blame for the die-off on any single cause,’ says Jeff Pettis, a research entomologist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland,3 However, treatments against mites may be leaving hives open to the onslaught of powerful pathogens, much in the same way the overuse of antibiotics lead to super bugs in society today. What does that say about our future? We have learned that in the 1960’s and 1970’s, among other human ailments, DDT was a major cause of cancer in humans and animals; however, the substitution of such pesticides was a closely guarded secret. Unfortunately, the long term effects on the human population has yet to be understood as the compromise of the immune system may be happening quicker than we are ready to accept, even regarding the advent of super bugs. One can see that even this medical implication has severe economical implications.

Argument 2: Parasites Secondly; Crops and even hedges, verges, and woodlands, and even where bees remain are sprayed with pesticides or herbicides. These chemicals are the practical extension of an exasperating belief that nature is our enemy. Pouring poison on our food is a very simplistic way of dealing with our problems however it ignores the root causes. “New genetically modified crops, designed to be immune to certain pesticides and herbicides, have resulted in the increased usage of these chemicals. Pesticides, particularly Bayer’s imidacloprid, a nicotine-based product marketed under the names Admire, Provado, Merit, Marathon, and Gaucho have been concretely implicated4 in the destruction of bee populations before (see also)5. The fact that other bees and insects are not raiding deserted hives to feed on the honey as they normally would lends some credence to the theory of a toxic overload. The toxic overload is certainly a concern, but wouldn’t it also need to be considered that this is systematic in the degeneration of the digestive process, such as in humans inability to digest preservatives and not absorb the enzymes to break down the foods eaten for survival?

Argument 3: cell phones Thirdly, there was also a misconstrued study on cell phone radiation 6 and its effects on the bee’s ability to navigate which turned out to be an over-zealous unthinking reaction by an article in the Independent news. Some have also mentioned other navigational hindrances such as UV radiation, shifting magnetic fields and even quantum physics7 as a reason to the destruction of the bees.

There is certain implications to this theory, and it has been proven that electromagnetic radio wave lengths to affect the navigation of the bees. However the sun emits radiation spurts all the time, yet this has not offered a hindrance to the bees.

Argument 4: Terminator Seeds Lastly, ‘Leaked documents seen by the Guardian show that Canada wants all governments to accept the testing and commercialization of “Terminator” crop varieties. These seeds are genetically engineered to produce only infertile seeds, which farmers cannot replant, also to mention that the bees that are trying to collect pollen, found to have their digestive tract diseases, such as amoeba and nosema disease’8. These diseases are mainly located in the digestive tract system. After studies of the autopsy, the most alarming trait is that the lower intestine and stinger have discolored to black vs. the normal opaque color, Synominus with colon cancer in humans.

Figure 1: Extreme discoloration of intestinal tracts of bees.

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‘When thoracic discs were cut from sample Georgia A-2 the musculature of bees was notably soft and discolored (A) when compared to healthy thoracic cuts (B). This discoloration suggests that the bees were dead upon collection. When questioned the beekeeper confirmed that the bees were alive at the time of collection. Further, the tracheal system of these bees did not show signs of desiccation usually associated with the collection of dead bees. Thoracic discs from this sample, after being placed in KOH for 24 hours, revealed peculiar white nodules”9 As seen above, it is certain that the digestive shutdown is due to hard material in the digestive tract that compromises the immune system. Circulatory problems would without doubt. Could it be that humans are going through the same process with the rise of Colon Cancer? As seen below in the comparison of the healthy Bee and the unhealthy bee, it is obvious that the bees that are ingesting GMO pollen are having severe digestive problems, so severe that the disease is terminal. 

Figure 2: Digestive shutdown of the Honey Bee

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The rectal contents of Georgia bees (A) were distinctly different then the contents of Pasadena bees (B). The rectal walls of GA bees were notably transparent revealing contents that looked like small stone packets (C). While Fyg (1964) describes similar stone like contents in poorly laying queens, the stones observed in the GA bees were not attached to the epithelium layer as Fyg (1964) describes. When these packets were ground and mounted, some unidentified floating objects (UFO’s) were observed. A cubic particle that resembles the cubic bodies of polyhedrios viruses (this viruses attacks wax moths) excepting that the cube observed was ~10x too big for a virus particle. There were fragments of pollen grains husks in all samples examined. All PA samples were found to have nosema spores in their rectal contents while none of the GA samples did. In two samples, epithelial cells were packed with spores.10

The North American reliance on bees for pollination is at minimum from 30 to 40%. Does it not seem obvious that the digestion of foreign genetic agriculture directly affects the digestive process of the bees. Could it also be that there are similarities in the human population digestive process? It must also be noted that this increased epidemic of the bee colony collapse has risen significantly since the use of GMO agriculture in our foods. It is also suspect in the rise of new cases of medical ailments in humans such as colon cancer, obesity, heart disease, etc… In the writers’ opinion, the inability of the bees to pass matter digestively is quite similar to the present problems in the human digestive system.

Bees Table

Conclusion:

The proof is obvious that one of the major reasons of the bees’ decline is by the ingestion of GMO proteins. This is problematic, as there is such an increase of indigestible foods in humans and bees. The situation of colon cancer in humans is somewhat similar in occurrence. This is only a theory but leaves one to wonder what are we eating en mass. The external or complementary good of the bee is obviously a rise for a global concern. The long-term economical and environmental impact has yet to be completely understood.

The Ecological Impact of horizontal gene transfer and increase of rampant disease is not fully examined and if so, is kept silent by these Conglomerates. The Economic Impact of the Colony collapse would mean higher inflation, scarcity of agricultural goods, and ultimately the collapse of North America Agriculture Business.

The Environmental Impact of scarcity and increased demand for resources, will beyond doubt have severe repercussions for our long-term food security. The bio-diversity of the bees causes positive economic and ecological externalities. The negative externalities have yet to be fully grasped or understood.

Organic crops: still relatively untouched The truth is that organic farming is relatively untouched as the bee crisis is concerned. Organic farming maintains the diversity of the eco-system and preserves the quality of the foods produced. The economic impact that the scarcity of bees will potentially have on our society as a whole is very worrisome. In the end, only our children will fully realize; that it was greed that destroyed our beautiful blue planet.

 References:

Thill, John. Colony Collapse: Do Massive Bee Die-Off Mean an End to Our Food System as We Know it? AlterNet <http://www.alternet.org/module&gt; (Accessed 7/9/2007 10:06 PM)

Colony Collapse Disorder. Wikkapedia Encyclopedia Online <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/’Colony&gt; Collapse Disorder’ (Accessed July 12, 2007)

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

http://www.ento.psu.edu/MAAREC/pressReleases/FallDwindleUpdate0107.pdf <http://www.ento.psu.edu/MAAREC/pressReleases/FallDwindleUpdate0107.pdf&gt; (Accessed June 30, 2007)

CROP PROTECTION. Monthly 28 February 2001 – Issue No 135 Market Scope Europe Ltd.

<http://www.crop-protection-monthly.co.uk&gt; (Accessed July 10, 2007)

HONEY BEE Research Program. RIRDIC Honeybee Research Program Home Page. <http://rirdic&gt;. gov.au/program/hb.html#top, (Accessed July 7, 2007)

Ho, Dr. Mae-Wan. ‘Recent Evidence Confirms Risks of Horizontal Gene Transfer’. ISIS Contribution to ACNFP/Food Standards Agency Open Meeting 13 November 2002, Institute of Science in Society, PO Box 32097, London NW1 0XR (Accessed July 16, 2007)

ISIS Contribution. ‘Recent Evidence Confirms Risks of Horizontal Gene Transfer”. ISIS Contribution to ACNFP/Food Standards Agency Open Meeting 13 November 2002 (Accessed July 17, 2007)

Vidal, John. ‘Canada backs terminator seeds’, The Guardian. Wednesday, February 9, 2005.

<http://www.guardian.co.uk/gmdebate/Story/&gt; (Accessed July 17, 2007)

Wilson, Dan. Lost colonies: ‘Where have the bees gone’? Appelton Post-Crescent, 5/18/2007 (Accessed July 19, 2007)

What’s Causing the Mass Disappearance of Honeybees? ‘What is causing the Dramatic decline in Honeybee Populations in the U.S and Elsewhere in Recent years’? HealthNewsDigest.com – New York, NY, June 2, 2007 http:/www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/archives.php (Accessed July 10, 2007)

Notes

1 Hill, Scott. AlterNet, Posted on June 11, 2007, Printed on July 9, 2007 <http://www.alternet.org/story/53491/&gt;

2 <http://www.nrdc.org/onearth/06sum/bees2.asp&gt;

3 ‘The Vanishing’ <http://www.nrdc.org/onearth/06sum/bees2.asp&gt;

4 <http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2003/11/26/millions_of_bees_dead_bayers_gaucho_blamed.htm&gt;

5 <http://www.valleyvoicenewspaper.com/vv/stories/beedeaths.htm&gt;

6 <http://independent.co.uk/environment/news/article2449968&gt;

7 <http://www.synchronizm.com/blog/index.php/2007/03/29/the-bees-who-flew-too-high/&gt;

8 Vidal, John. ‘Canada backs terminator seeds’ Wednesday February 9, 2005. The Gaurdian <http://www.guardian.co.uk/gmdebate/Story/&gt;

9 Fall Dwindle Disease: A preliminary report <http://www.ento.psu.edu/MAAREC/pressReleases/FallDwindleUpdate0107.pdf&gt; December 15, 2006

10 Fall Dwindle Disease: A preliminary report <http://www.ento.psu.edu/MAAREC/pressReleases/FallDwindleUpdate0107.pdf&gt; December 15, 2006

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre for Research on Globalization.

The CRG grants permission to cross-post original Global Research articles on community internet sites as long as the text & title are not modified. The source and the author’s copyright must be displayed. Copyright Brit Amos, Global Research, 2008

The url address of this article is: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8436 http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8436

What do Bill Gates, the Rockefellers, and Oggie Dog have in common?

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What do Bill Gates, the Rockefellers, and Oggie Dog have in common?

Answer: They are all aware that GMO frankenfood will kill you.

It all started with my dog Oggie eating a large quantity of sheep wool. Not just any sheep wool, but my endangered Jacob’s sheep wool. I thought this was rather strange, but took it in stride, and doused him with oil and fiber until the wool clump came out. I thought about what would entice him to eat this, since he has not done it before, but chalked it up to weird things dogs do after Marti found a missing hair curler in her dog Milo’s poop.  

Now Oggie Dog has been raised on dry dog food, and he is over 10 years old. I have not had problems with this diet until about a year ago when he started getting finicky about the type of dry food he would eat. I attributed this to his age. After all, I am getting a bit finicky too, but that’s another story. Then it hit me after reading William Engdahl’s Seeds of Destruction. What if most of the dry dog food we get in the grocery store is made from GMO products? What if Oggie senses the GMO in his food and is rejecting it because he knows it is bad for him? What if he ate the wool because it was preferable to GMO dog food? Animals instinctively know what is good for them. Well, all except Marti’s dog Milo who will eat anything. But again, that’s another story. So, I started doing some research on the Net, and here is what I found: 

Pet food recall linked to GMO

http://www.saynotogmos.org/ud2007/uapr07.php#recall 

On March 23, [2007], the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced that rat poison in contaminated wheat gluten imported from China was responsible for the suffering and deaths of an as yet uncounted numbers of cats and dogs across North America. The poison is a chemical compound called aminopterin.

On March 30, [2007], the FDA reported finding a widely used compound called melamine in the suspect pet foods. The FDA claims the melamine was the cause of an as yet uncounted number of cat and dog poisonings and deaths. The FDA could not find the rat poison, aminopterin, in the samples it analyzed; however a lab in Canada, at the University of Guelph, has confirmed the presence of rat poison.

A brief internet search quickly reveals that the widely used insect growth regulator cryomazine is not only made from melamine, but it also breaks down into melamine after ingestion by an animal. Wheat gluten is wheat gluten, fit for human consumption, so the question remains, what was wrong with this gluten that it was only bought for use in pet food? 

Dr. Michael W. Fox presents the following hypothesis: 

1.      The wheat gluten imported from China was not for human consumption, because, I believe, it had been genetically engineered.

2.      The ‘rat poison’ aminopterin is used in molecular biology as an anti-metabolite, folate antagonist, and in genetic engineering biotechnology as a genetic marker. This could account for its presence in this imported wheat gluten.

3.      The contaminant melamine, the parent chemical for a potent insecticide cyromazine, could well have been manufactured WITHIN the wheat plants themselves as a genetically engineered pesticide. This is much like the Bt. insecticidal poison present in most US commodity crops that go into animal feed.

4.      So called ‘overexpression’ can occur when spliced genes that synthesize such chemicals become hyperactive inside the plant and result in potentially toxic plant tissues, lethal not just to meal worms and other crop pests, but to cats, dogs, birds, butterflies and other wildlife; and to their creators. 

How else can one account for samples of pet food containing as much as 6% melamine? It was surely not mixed in such amounts when the wheat gluten was being processed, but rather was already in the wheat, along with the aminopterin genetic marker. My suspicion is that the FDA was aware that the gluten came from genetically engineered wheat that was considered safe for animal consumption.

In a nutshell, it is the researcher’s opinion that the recalled pet food contained GMO wheat gone bad. That is to say, a great deal of our pet food is normally made with GMO wheat imported from China. This particular batch went hyperactive and produced a toxic amount of genetically engineered poison in the wheat, and killed our pets. 

Good boy, Oggie Dog! You sniffed out the GMO in your food and thumbed your nose at it. At least that is my theory. By the way, Here are some GMO testing results from Moscow that I don’t think the U.S. wants us to see: 

Mouse tests and photos

http://www.saynotogmos.org/ud2007/uapr07.php 

Maria Konovalova provided photos of the mice under tests:

Control mouse 

A mouse from the control set [fed] on a common vivarium [controlled environment] ration

Mouse fed GMO soy

A mouse from the sample group that ate isolate of GM soy within five months

That Jacob’s sheep wool doesn’t look so bad, does it Oggie Dog? In fact, just about anything looks better than GMO dog food.

Copyright 2008, Barbara H. Peterson

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