Friday, February 25, 2011

Emergency! Pathogen New to Science Found in Roundup Ready GM Crops?

An open letter appeared on the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance founded and run by Judith McGeary to save family farms in the US [1, 2].  The letter, written by Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University, to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, warns of a pathogen “new to science” discovered by “a team of senior plant and animal scientists”. Huber says it should be treated as an “emergency’’, as it could result in “a collapse of US soy and corn export markets and significant disruption of domestic food and feed supplies.”
The letter appeared to have been written before Vilsack announced his decision to authorize unrestricted commercial planting of GM alfalfa on 1 February, in the hope of convincing the Secretary of Agriculture to impose a moratorium instead on deregulation of Roundup Ready (RR) crops.
The new pathogen appears associated with serious pervasive diseases in plants - sudden death syndrome in soybean and Goss' wilt in corn – but its suspected effects on livestock is alarming.  Huber refers to “recent reports of infertility rates in dairy heifers of over 20%, and spontaneous abortions in cattle as high as 45%.”
This could be the worst nightmare of genetic engineering that some scientists including me have been warning for years [3] (see Genetic Engineering Dream or Nightmare, ISIS publication): the unintended creation of new pathogens through assisted horizontal gene transfer and recombination.
Huber writes in closing: “I have studied plant pathogens for more than 50 years. We are now seeing an unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal diseases and disorders. This pathogen may be instrumental to understanding and solving this problem. It deserves immediate attention with significant resources to avoid a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure.”
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  1. wars and rumors of wars and famines and earthquakes in various places, seems other scientists from other countries have found that glyphosate based herbicides cause birth defects in wildlife also increases the virulence of pathogens and immobilizes soil nutrients rendering the soil unusable...
    so what does USDA, congress, and prez do...under orders from mr. obama sec. of agriculture also removed buffer zones for new GM alfalfa which can cause cross pollination into natural organic crops which would harm organic meat/dairy/food farmers but which would hasten the use of GM alfalfa as a biofuel.

    eating good foods isn't the aim, fuel and fuel sales. shortsighted gains til some superbug hatches and causes crop failures.
    it's not like others haven't done the same before-pump the soil with fertilizers that in time prove to be toxic to the soil until without the pumping of it nothing grows at all but this time we may see more then sterile lands but virulent crop diseases..some transgenic pathogens. interesting also the USDA hasn't updated it's data since 2007 on the amounts of glyphosate spraying-last estimated at 200million pounds also monsanto's fight to block independant research on it's product...gulf of mexico on land

  2. Its just the fragment of our inner collective minds. We need clean our head up. And the outer world will clear up, all pollution, war, disease, drugs, shitty music.. We need to find a new state consciousness. If we continue pointing to the outer world and living in a mind dominate world. We destined for an insane world. The human mind was able kill over 100million people in the 20th century. If we continue on this path we are destined to suffer and destroy ourselves internally as well as maybe destroy the whole world. We need to sign on and see the light. Its inside ourselves. We need forget about egos, forget the past. We need to stop unconscious thinking. In only leads to insanity if you think the voice in your head is what makes you who you are.

  3. words a just signs of the physical and mental forms. Dont hang onto words, for they are just pointing you in the direction for you to find you.

  4. AIDS was symbolic that man was beginning spiritual deterioration and was his final warning to turn around.

    AIDS represented man's passion for drugs and sex, which tie in with materialism. All three the wrong ways of living showing the neglect of spirit and mind. They tried blaming it on monkeys, then gays, but the truth is that AIDS is far more unknown than that. It wasn't so much a punishment, but a warning.

    Did we understand the warning? How worse have we become since the 80s? 50 years ago parents didn't murder their children. Today it's prosaic. 50 years ago only the most extreme serial killers, often only known in history books and were so uncommon you could name them all existed. Today, each year so many new ones pop up you would never begin counting them!

    We can keep blaming the politicians and banks, but I fear this destruction is just a byproduct of another, more thorough one.


    the point about the bad music is mentioned in The Analects and Lau Tsu. They both describe how societies start caving in when the people choose "licentious" music that has "no soul".

    One scary thing Lau Tsu said about the fall of societies is how well connected families who love their children become a rare example. Following that he said, "those societies are the harbingers of death".

  5. What are the odds??? What are the odds an anti-GMO activist would "discover" a dangerous pathogen in a GMO crop and alert us all and save the world.... I would say a trillion to one but a trillion is such an overused word now-a-days with the budget and the debt and the printing of money and paying off union buddies. I know what comes after a trillion but I don't want to say it for fear Obama will borrow that much. I'm guessing McGeary is lying!! Is lying too strong a word? Well it was but now it seems... well, common.

  6. One easy way around the whole subject - plant your own heirloom varieties.
    problem totally solved.


  7. There have been studies in Europe of the long-term effects of GMOs and the outcomes are not good. Also, there is something called Morgellons disease that is being blamed on GMOs. It's a chronic infectious disease (see with strange organisms that live under the skin.

    And you can thank Congress for refusing to label any food with GMOs because they've taken too much bribe money from big corporations.

  8. Europe doesn't like GMO for the same reason they don't like Boeing. They like what they make and invent and resent the hell out of the U.S. The nut cases in Europe who tell lies about GMO are anti-capitalist pro-socialist nutroots.

  9. europe is smart for not liking gmo, 1037 you are the stupid one


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