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GMO Disease Epidemics: (9) Chronic Fatigue and Myalgia

by Myron (Mike) Stagman, PhD Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006 at 1:56 PM

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 9th in a series, dealing here with the explosion in Chronic Fatigue and Myalgia cases during the GMO era.

Myron (Mike) Stagman, PhD
Concerned Citizens Information Network  (environmental website)


(9)    Chronic Fatigue and Myalgia

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". 

- - - - - - - - - - - -

  Genetic Engineering and the mysterious Chronic Fatigue and Myalgia epidemics  

In the past 20 years there has been an explosion of people suffering from Chronic Fatigue, often accompanied by myalgia (muscle pain), and not so infrequently amidst a strange syndrome of multi-organ diseases (M.E./CFS).
[CFS -- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; M.E. -- Myalgia Encephalomyelitis]

In the United States, there are currently  some 500,000 cases (a very conservative estimate, it may be double or triple that figure) of M.E./CFS, and  the U.S. National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey appears to believe that many millions, perhaps tens of millions of chronic fatigue and chronic myalgia cases exist in the U.S. and Canada. 

In the United Kingdom there are over 250,000 cases of M.E./CFS.   And the incidence of Chronic Fatigue would presumably be much, much higher.

Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome seem now to be an international phenomenon (like, for example, GM0s in food and medicine), especially prevalent throughout Europe.

["Statistics by Country for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome",, June 13, 2006]

Chronic Fatigue may be defined as overwhelming fatigue, prolonged and recurring, lasting over 6 months.

M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is considered to be a Mystery disease with no known cause.  And, generally, the causes of Chronic Fatigue are also thought to be mysterious.

[The attempt, unfortunately often successful, to re-classify obviously organic, often neurological diseases as "psychological" and "psychosomatic", is the result of the most unscrupulous politics and the apparent power of the Drug Industry to promote obliging psychiatrists -- certainly not the result of sane medicine.]

But I believe, on the evidence, that the major cause of this epidemic in the past two decades is readily apparent.

The devastating, crippling power of Genetic Engineering should be comprehended as a prelude to appreciating its role in Chronic Fatigue and ME/CFS causation.

Genetic engineering is revolutionising food and crops, revolutionising drugs and vaccines, revolutionising military weaponry.

Thus, no damaging and mysterious malady should be analysed without duly considering a possible GM connection.  To wit,

Victims of GM Tryptophan frequently reported their suffering from chronic fatigue and chronic muscle/ joint pain (EMS, Eosinophilia MYALGIA Syndrome). 
This new and incurable genetically-engineered disease was initially diagnosed by many doctors as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Similar reports came from victims of GM insulin  -- extreme fatigue and myalgia.
     [Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust, UK)

Many victims of GM hepatitis B vaccine reported suffering from chronic fatigue and myalgia.
       {Doris M. Jones MSc, "ME [Myalgia Encephalomyelitis, the term includes chronic fatigue] and Vaccinations" Yoga and Health, March 1997, and "How Vaccinations Can Cause ME", WDDTY newsletter, December 1995, vol. 6. No. 9]

One of the more common side effects of

the genetically-engineered, over-the-counter drug Ibuprofen is fatigue.    
[Cerner Multum drug information]

Gulf War Syndrome

There were 250,000 victims of serious disease among American military personnel (and British) during the first Persian Gulf War.  Over 10,000 of them have died.

Prominent symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome were nervous system disorders, CHRONIC FATIGUE and MUSCLE PAIN, individually or together arising amidst a melange of other symptoms (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)--- classic GM stuff as per the GM Tryptophan model, see above.

Despite an enormous U.S. Government cover-up, it has become clear that genetically-engineered germ warfare agents and genetically-engineered vaccines were major sources of this terrible syndrome of diseases.

["Experimental Vaccines and Gulf War Syndrome", Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, May 6, 1994,;
"Gulf War Syndrome: Biological Black Magic",  David G. Guyatt, Nexus Magazine, vol. 4, #5, August-September 1994;; 
"Gulf War Syndrome -- Military Made?: Outrageous U.S. Germ Warfare Program Backfires While Military Media Stages Cover-UP", Burton Goldberg,;
"Vaccines, Gulf War Syndrome and Bio-Defence", Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Malcolm Hooper,

engineered Aspartame, an artificial sweetner and carcinogenic neurotoxin whose proposed banning is currently being discussed in the British Parliament and New Mexico legislature,  is linked to Chronic fatigue and joint&muscle pain.

[Aspartame is found in 6,000 products and reaches 70% of the U.S. population.  The U.S. National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey's staggering estimate of the incidence of chronic fatigue and myalgia  may not be exaggerated.]

[And Aspartame must reach many hundreds of millions of people worldwide, perhaps helping to make Chronic Fatigue an international phenomenon, especially in Europe.]

GM food --- Soya allergies (i.e. GM soya toxicity) in the UK have skyrocketed.

 The York Nutritional Laboratory report of March 1999 cites a range of chronic illnesses accompanying the rocket ---notably Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.        
[Seeds of Deception, Jeffrey M. Smith, ch.6, "Rolling the Dice with Allergies"]

95% of GM-produced Fiber Disease victims (see no. 10 in this GMO Disease Epidemics series) have been simultaneously afflicted with Chronic Fatigue,  and many of them have the full Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

And of course, the United States has seen this enormous epidemic of Chronic Fatigue and Myalgia arise during the very period that genetically engineered food has pervaded the American food supply.

So, what is the Mystery???


GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED FOOD/MEDICINE/PRODUCTS are  PRINCIPAL CAUSES of the Chronic Fatigue and M.E./CFS epidemics during the past two decades of skyrocketing increase.

: We shall see further extraordinary increases in future as GM medicine/food encroaches further upon the world  - - -  unless we stop it.

- - - - - - - - - - -

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,
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