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GMO Disease Epidemics: (13) Toxic Oil Syndrome

by Myron (Mike) Stagman, PhD Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006 at 1:15 PM
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 13th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with Toxic Oil Syndrome which afflicted Spain in 1981, involving one of today's big 4 GM crops -- canola (oilseed rape).


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


GMO DISEASE EPIDEMICS:

(13)  Toxic Oil Syndrome (very probably)



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 the Biotechnology corporation -- successfully without any doubt --  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 Toxic Oil Syndrome


 
Apparently the first GMO disease epidemic took place in Spain in 1981.   20,000 persons were affected, and over 300 died shortly after the onset of the epidemic.  How many have died since then as a proximate result of Toxic Oil Syndrome (TOS), I do not know.

As always,  scientists and the corporate media have turned a blind eye to evidence that TOS was GMO-induced.  Back in 1981, an early year for GM, it may have been forgivable.  But certainly not after 1989 when the GM-Tryptophan epidemic hit the USA and other countries. 

Some scientific literature on Toxic Oil Syndrome even mentions the GM-Tryptophan-caused Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome (EMS), due to the similarity in key medical symptoms, but in no case do scientists breathe into the public air the dreaded term "Genetic Engineering".

What reasons underpin a "very probable" status for Toxic Oil Syndrome as a genetically-engineered disease epidemic?

1.  Rapeseed Oil ---  The source of the epidemic was traced to the consumption of rapeseed oil (oilseed rape, canola).  Today, rapeseed oil is one of the big 4 GM crops -- together with maize (corn), soya, and cotton.

Rapeseed oil was first genetically engineered in 1974, seven years prior to the TOS outbreak in 1981.

2.  Medical symptoms -- Toxic Oil Syndrome, like GM-Tryptophan's EMS, featured a range of chronic symptoms following the acute stage.

TOS was characterised by multiple-organ diseases, like EMS. (Genetic Engineering has the capacity to do this, apparently by attacking forcefully the central nervous system).
 
CHRONIC MYALGIA (myalgia: muscle pain) was characteristic of TOS, as of course was the case with Eosinophilia MYALGIA Syndrome.  And other symptoms of TOS remind of EMS.

3.  Like Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome,  Toxic Oil Syndrome is new to science, a previously unrecorded condition.

4.  Experimental studies have failed to reproduce symptoms of human TOS.  (Try gene-splicing, fellas, and you may get closer.)

5.  The first cases of Toxic Oil Syndrome occurred in Madrid near the Torrejon U.S. Military base.


Comment:    A genetically modified organism
 may have come out of that U.S. military base, accidentally or purposely as an experiment.  The U.S. government has been secretly conducting a variety of illegal experiments on civilian populations for 50 years. 


6.  This is quite important --- Great secrecy surrounded the official investigations into Toxic Oil Syndrome, fueling Spanish suspicions of a conspiracy and cover-up.

Of considerable significance, independent investigators were met with Government repression. 

There was a definite cover-up, and, to my mind, ONLY  a Genetic Engineering involvement in TOS could  have caused  such secrecy and repression of what appeared offhand to be a simple case of  food-poisoning. 

Notice how governments, especially those of the U.S.and UK, have a horror of independent and honest public inquiries into disasters.  Guess why.

The Spanish Government's official explanation of "impure" (for industrial use did they say?) rapeseed oil accidentally getting onto the market, was of course the usual whitewash.


["The Spanish Toxic Oil Syndrome 20 Years After its Onset: A Multidisciplinary Review of Scientific Knowledge", Emilio Gelpi et al,  Environmental Health Perspectivies, vol. 110, no. 5, May 2002;  re origin of GM rapeseed oil,  "Canola---Canola's Oil Spill Onto the American Market", Janet Allen, www.rense.com/politics6/canola.htm]


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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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