Myron (Mike) Stagman, PhD
Concerned Citizens Information Network
www.ccin.info (environmental website)
Food-Derived Illnesses in General
The Face of Frankenstein's Monster
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
-- and HAVE, many times -- caused crippling and deadly
-- 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.
has contaminated crops in areas of North America which dwarf
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.
get this: Through their political influence, these
been able to acquire the obscene, sacrilegious, and indeed revolutionary
PATENTS on LIFE-FORMS
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
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
Chemical-Drug-Biotechnology syndicate and its Enforcers
governments in the West and Third World, corporation-dominated
organisations like the WTO, World Bank, IMF) have started a WORLDWIDE
They want to destroy small family farming, and have only gigantic
Corporate GM Plantations with farmers working as serfs.
process is underway, especially in South America where the U.S.
Military has begun to intervene on behalf of GM Plantations to crush
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.
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
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
But beforehand, read the next in our series of "GMO Disease
Epidemics". - - - - - - - - - - - - II.
Food-Derived Illnesses in General
The reader is invited to read earlier articles in this series on GMO
Disease Epidemics for more extensive information on certain items
below. Namely: GM maize
epidemic, and food-induced anaphylactic
(life-threatening) shock epidemic
caused principally by
eating genetically-engineered (Frankenstein) food.]- - - - - - - - -
Food-derived illnesses in
general in the United States
have escalated sharply since Genetically-Engineered food pervaded the
In recent years, Americans have been afflicted annually
with 76 million
food-related diseases (!!),
325,000 food-related hospitalisations, and 5,000 food-related deaths.
[Seeds of Deception 147;
and see New York Times,
16 March 2001, Greg Winter, "Contaminated Food Makes Millions
Ill Despite Advances"]
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"At least 80 percent of food-related illnesses are caused by viruses
or other pathogens that scientists cannot
even identify." (New York Times, 18
March 2001, Greg Winter, "Contaminated Food Makes Millions Ill Despite
If the reader is new to this Series on GMO Disease Epidemics, then the
answer is, Genetic
Engineering can produce toxins and novel viruses that are
previously unrecorded in science.
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per se is seen as a growing problem, with over
160 foods associated with some kind of allergic reactions.
"It is normally the protein in food that causes an allergy. In the
USA, food allergies afflict 2-2.5 per cent of adults and 6-8 per cent
of children, or about 8 million Americans alone . . . causing some 29,000 anaphylactic
"US government scientists are worried, arguing 'the
production of transgenic [genetically
foods raises two major concerns regarding allergenicity: the transfer
of allergenic proteins to new hosts and the potential for proteins from
organisms that have not previously been part of the food supply to
become allergens. "
(Andrew Rowell, Don't
Worry, It's Safe to Eat, p. 131)
The adverse reactions of people to genetically engineered food are not,
properly speaking, allergic
reactions. They are toxic
reactions, because human beings were not intended to eat food with
foreign genes spliced into them. Just as we were not meant to
arsenic or strychnine.
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the GM food era got into swing, the incidence of food-induced illness
has not only skyrocketed in the United States - - - but in
Kingdom since American GM food (soya
in particular) entered UK supermarkets en masse.Soya 'allergies' (i.e. GM
soya toxicity) in the UK skyrocketed in recent years.
The York Nutritional Laboratory report of March 1999 cites a range of
chronic illnesses accompanying the rocket ---notably Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
[Seeds of Deception:
Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Genetically
Engineered Foods You are Eating
, Jeffrey M.
Smith, ch.6, "Rolling the Dice with Allergies"]York, one of Europe's
leading laboratories specialising in food sensitivity, found a 50% rise
in soya 'allergies' in 1998
, the exact
year that genetically-engineered soybeans were introduced to the world
[Allergy, Asthma, Sinus
Relief Resource Center, "Soy Allergens: Shock of the New", Kaayla
Daniel, PhD, author of The
Whole Soy Story
York Laboratory urged the British Government to impose an
instant ban on GM food pending further tests. [A Government dominated
by giant corporations, the chemical-drug-biotechnology industry in
particular, ignored the appeal.]
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On the subject of soya:
Israel. Infant deaths from GM Soya
--- "With 2
children dead and 15 suffering from possible brain damage
Israeli officials pulled the formula from stores. . .
Herald Tribune, 18 November 2003]
soya would have to be genetically engineered because GM soya
contamination is so widespread and no non-organic company will use
increasingly expensive organic soya.
A private organisation
(Green Action) tested the soya (the Israeli government evidently would
not) and found, as one would expect, that the soya was genetically
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Processed foods in
the West almost all contain untested genetically engineered ingredients.
is true almost everywhere in the world now due to the growing
concentration of international economic power in the hands of giant
maize (corn) -- clearly linked to anaphylactic shock -- and soya
are very common, almost ubiquitous in processed foods. When I
ingredients on a package or can, I can no longer find a product that
does not contain at least one GMO, and usually I find two or more.
oil" generally means it was derived from GM soya. "Lecithin" is almost
always GM soya lecithin. I have found products advertised as
"organic", indeed given a seal of approval by an organic association,
which used GM soya lecithin.
Coca-Cola contains GM corn (maize) fructose.
Cottonseed oil and canola (oilseed rape) are other GM ingredients.
ascorbic acid, is derived from GM maize, and Vitamin-E from GM
soya. The scandal of popular health supplements involving
genetic engineering !!
genetically-engineered artificial sweetener, Aspartame,
is an insidious worldwide presence in processed foods -- about 6,000 of
them -- and of course is found in diet drinks.
[see an earlier article in this series]
In the United States, Monsanto's shown-to- be carcinogenic
genetically-engineered growth hormone infests American cattle, hence
the perils of cow's milk and beef products.
Probably all except organic animal feed contain GMOs. GM animal
feed imperils the animal and people who consume animal products.
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--- Believe it or not,
crops -- whose
pollen can travel, whose food might be eaten --
have been genetically
engineered to produce substances including an abortion-inducing
chemical, growth hormones, vaccines,
industrial enzymes, blood
clotters, and blood thinners.
One must expect incidents such as the following 15 November 2002 IPS
officials have ordered 500,000 bushels of soybeans, worth 2.7 million
dollars, destroyed after the crop was contaminated by maize genetically
engineered to produce an experimental drug."
The U.S. Department. of Agriculture could not guarantee there had been
100% containment of the contaminated crop. (Bon
appetit !)- - - - - - - - - -
engineering process can be used to inject many different extremely
foreign things into food and crops.
wonder the incidence of food-related disease, food-induced
life-threatening shock, and Chronic Fatigue are soaring worldwide, as worldwide as the spread
of GM food and other GM products.
advice: EAT ORGANIC food as much as possible. And
do something to
protect organic agriculture, threatened as it is by GM
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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.
is to conduct grassroots Public Education Campaigns to educate and
politically activate the General Public, university / college students
!! Stop forever talking to the Converted.
To get around the
corporate media's suppression and distortion of truth, one
to people and go
door-to-door with leaflets and vocal messages.
And major efforts must be made to inform and activate university students.
(1) Concentrate on university students.
speak to you now, elder citizens like
myself. Put moral purpose into
your lives and help rescue this planet and your grandchildren.
NGOs and all established organisations, especially large ones.
They are not what they seem.
Their hierarchies and decision-making are corporation-influenced if not
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]
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.
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
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
Write, call and especially visit your legislative representatives and
other government personnel, and
Take appropriate Direct
Good Luck to You.
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
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