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GMO Disease Epidemics: (6) Food-Induced Life-Threatening Shock

by Myron (Mike) Stagman, PhD Sunday, Aug. 06, 2006 at 1:08 AM
artemesium@gmail.com

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 6th in the series, dealing here with life-threatening shock (anaphylaxis) caused by eating genetically-engineered (Frankenstein) food.


Myron (Mike) Stagman, PhD
Concerned Citizens Information Network
www.ccin.info  (environmental website)
www.MyronStagman.com
email: artemesium@gmail.com


GMO DISEASE EPIDEMICS:

(6)  Food-Induced Anaphylactic (Life-Threatening) Shock



I.  The Face of Frankenstein's Monster

Genetic Engineering Biotechnology (GE, GM, GMOs) evades Evolution's safeguards by injecting genes of one species into a totally unrelated species, something impossible in Nature.

GM evades Evolution's safeguards, and may therefore give rise to PATHOGENS that can -- and HAVE, many times --  caused crippling and deadly DISEASE EPIDEMICS -- documented but unpublicised.

Genetic Engineering is also ideal for developing horrific biological and other military weapons --- sufficient cause to OUTLAW GM.

The Greatest Racket in History (Listen to this !): ---

GM contamination is virulent, spread by wind, bird, insect, animals and travelling  human beings.  Co-Existence with GM is completely impossible, only fools or liars would say differently.

GM has contaminated  crops in areas of North America which dwarf the UK and even Western Europe.   Planetary contamination is inevitable, if We don't stop it.

The Biotechnology corporations know oh-so-well how contamination spreads and spreads and spreads.

Now get this:   Through their political influence, these Corporations have been able to acquire the obscene, sacrilegious, and indeed revolutionary  PATENTS on LIFE-FORMS.

Before these revolutionary Patents on Life,  a farmer could have sued -- successfully without any doubt -- the Biotechnology corporation for having contaminated, poisoned his crops.

However, given these Patents on Life (here, on the seeds), the Corporation can -- and DOES, successfully -- sue the victimised farmer for (Hold your nose) "infringement of patent".

[Our tainted, corrupted political systems allow this monstrosity.]

Thus the formula the reader might keep in mind:
GM Contamination + Patents on Life-Forms  equals Corporate Ownership Rights in the crops of victimised farmers.

This formula spells the serfdom and ruin of all small family farmers on this planet.  (They are the majority of the population in Asia, Africa, and Latin America).

The Chemical-Drug-Biotechnology syndicate and its Enforcers (corrupted governments in the West and Third World, corporation-dominated organisations like the WTO, World Bank, IMF) have started a WORLDWIDE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION.

They want to destroy small family farming, and have only gigantic Corporate GM Plantations with farmers working as serfs.
 
[This process is underway, especially in South America where the U.S. Military has begun to intervene on behalf of GM Plantations to crush farmer opposition.]

Already, according to the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology (RFSTE) in New Delhi,  40,000 farmers in India have committed suicide primarily as a result of the Corporate Enforcers' so-called "free trade" policies --- dumping heavily-subsidised Western farm produce onto glutted Indian markets, pushing GM crops, insisting that Patents on Life-Forms be accepted so farmers must sign contracts with GM Corporations and can no longer save seeds, etc.

The Greatest Racket in History --- GM Contamination + Patents on Life-Forms equals Corporate Proprietary Rights in the crops of victimised farmers, and spells the serdom and ruin of small family farmers everywhere on this planet.

We MUST OUTLAW GM and PATENTS on LIFE-FORMS -- or else !! 
(e.g. No more organic, healthy food --- you and your children will only be able to eat unsafe GM) 

See the Action Plan in Part III designed to OUTLAW GM and PATENTS on LIFE-FORMS. 
But beforehand, read the next in our series of "GMO Disease Epidemics". 

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II.   Genetically-Engineered Food-Induced Anaphylactic (Life-threatening) Shock Epidemics


GM StarLink Corn (Maize) epidemic --- Thousands of Americans reported having suffered allergic reactions to maize (corn) after a genetically-engineered maize fodder, StarLink, entered the food supply.  Reports included
affliction of anaphylactic shock.

(Note:  Independent scientists had warned that splicing foreign proteins into common food products could cause life-threatening shock and even death.) 

Therefore, the following information should not be altogether surprising:

There have been approximately 30,000 cases of food-induced anaphylactic (life-threatening) shock each year in the United States since genetically engineered food pervaded the American food supply.

 [Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 107, no. 1, January 2001, pp. 191-3;  Andrew Rowell,  Don't Worry , It's Safe To Eat, p.131;  www.Parents.com]

This 'unexplained' and strikingly dramatic increase over previous times can only be explained by GM ("Frankenstein") food and crops.

[To wit,  the Genetic Engineering process evades Evolution's safeguards and thus opens up terrible possibilities that Evolution has tried to prevent;   the StarLink epidemic  gave evidence that  genetic engineering, GM maize in particular, could -- and did --  cause anaphylaxis;  the timing coincidence of the GM era being the food-induced anaphylactic shock era;  and everything else you read in this series of "GMO Disease Epidemics" bears witness to the assertion that Genetic Engineering is a nightmare technology which can and does produce anaphylactic shock as one of its ugly and persistent consequences.]

In the UK, where GM crops have not been grown commercially, the incidence of food-induced anaphylactic shock has jumped 560% since American genetically engineered food has entered UK supermarkets en masse.

[UK figures drawn from data supplied by the Anaphylaxis Campaign, London]

   Note, re UK children:   "The director of the Royal Children's Hospital's allergy unit, Donald Hill, said yesterday that hospitals needed to set up planning systems to cope with what was being described as an allergy 'epidemic'.  The Royal Children's allergy unit has a six-month waiting list. . . . British research showed the number of children with food-induced anaphylaxis had tripled in 10 years, he said."  (Rachel Kleinman, The Age, 20 July 05)

In France, the percentage of emergency admissions to hospitals related to food-induced anaphylactic shock has increased fivefold in the last 10 years.

[Allergy Vigilance Network, University Hospital, Nancy, France]

This is becoming an international pattern.  Food-induced life-threatening shock now accounts for one-third to one-half of all anaphylactic cases treated in hospital emergency rooms in Europe and Australia as well as in the United States.

[Pediatrics, Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, vol. 111, No. 6, June 2003, pp. 1601-1698, "Anaphylaxis and Emergency Treatment" by Hugh Sampson, MD]

Note:   Typical symptoms of anaphylaxis:  a swelling in the throat and mouth, difficulty breathing, there is a drastic fall in blood pressure, the victim collapses with a terrible sense that death has come.

This is what people face more and more in a Frankenstein world.  We play Russian roulette with our food.

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P.S.    Peanuts --
They are not yet genetically engineered (but it could happen at any time), and  understand that peanuts account for a tiny, miniscule number of cases of food-induced anaphylaxis.  Tiny. Miniscule.

Peanuts are normally eaten in PROCESSED FOODS, which all contain at least one GMO and usually more.  To all appearances, GM soya and maize are, in an overwhelmng majority of cases, the guilty parties -- not poor peanuts.

It seems to me that corporate influence over scientists and the media is trying to make peanuts a scapegoat and red herring, diverting you from comprehending the true causes of food-induced anaphylactic shock.


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III.  Conclusion and What To Do

Human beings and Nature, as we have known them, cannot survive in a GMO-Frankenstein world.  

The nightmare technology of Genetic Engineering Biotechnology, and its incestuous Patents on Life-Forms, must be OUTLAWED.


How To Do It?

There is only one way to overcome this extremely powerful,  ruthless Corporation-Government-corporate Mass Media axis.

It is to conduct grassroots Public Education Campaigns to educate and politically activate the General Public, university / college students in particular.

The General Public !!   Stop forever talking to the Converted.  To get around the corporate media's suppression and distortion of truth,  one must talk to people and go door-to-door with leaflets and vocal messages. 
And major efforts must be made to inform and activate university students.

Important Hints: 

(1)   Concentrate on  university students

 And  senior citizens.
   
I speak to you now, elder citizens like myself.    Put moral purpose into your lives and help rescue this planet and your grandchildren.

(2)   AVOID NGOs and all established organisations, especially large ones.  They are not what they seem.

Their hierarchies and decision-making are corporation-influenced if not outright purchased.

Never ever join them.  Never ever give them Money.  

  [see George Monbiot's very important article in The Guardian,  4 September 2001, "Sleeping with the Enemy:  Consumer and Environmental Groups are Getting into Bed with Big Corporations]

[Note: In developing countries there are some exceptions, but very very very few in the West. If by a miracle one of them ever conducts a genuine and sensible public education campaign, then you can help out.  But NEVER join or give money to them.]

The environmental field especially is riddled with
wealthy, prestigious, deceptive organisations adept at dilutng and derailing environmental causes,  GM in particular. 

[I am thinking at this moment of one such organisation I have observed over a long period of time, in my view a very slick and dangerous FOE of environmentalism, originally created by polluting Corporations to deal with the growing environmental movement.
Don't go anywhere near this one.]

When they talk about being 'practical' and seeking 'Coexistence' with GM,  let a red flag go up.

Nothing short of OUTLAWING GENETIC ENGINEERING and PATENTS ON LIFE-FORMS will save us and our planet.

Do your educational work as individuals or in small groups of people you know.

In a little of your SPARETIME (perhaps 3 or 4 hours a week, but regularly, as part of an ethical life-style):

Educate and activate the Public by writing and telephoning and just talking to your family members, friends and acquantances; 

Write letters and make telephone calls to local, regional and national media


Write, call and especially visit your legislative representatives and other government personnel,  and

Take appropriate Direct Action.



Good Luck to You.

P.S.  For a detailed Action Plan on conducting education/activation campaigns (e.g. composing A4 leaflets for distribution, lobbying your legislative representative) see "Creating a Grassroots Democracy While Outlawing Genetic Engineering"currently on the Indymedia Biotech website.  Or email me and request it.
 
For extensive information on the casualties and unprecedented dangers of Genetic Engineering, see "Genetic Engineering Fact-Sheet" on the website of the Concerned Citizens Information Network,  www.ccin.info
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