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“Here we stand in the middle of this new world
with our primitive brain, attuned to the simple
cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal,
which we are clever enough to release, but whose
consequences we cannot comprehend.”
– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Do Mosquitoes Bite?
If the answer is no, then ignore what follows.
If the answer is yes, then you’ve got something
If you see a mosquito on your hand, do not swat it!
Consider that mosquito a flying hypodermic syringe.
By swatting, you might successfully inject all of
its potentially infected mosquito-saliva into
your body. Instead, blow it away, just at that
bug might represent birthday candles on a cake.
Next year’s infection might be something that ends
the human race. Only the mosquito-free will survive.
On Saturday, October 30, 2011, the New York Times
reported that genetically engineered mosquitoes
have been released into the Florida environment.
The new/improved mosquitoes contain a DNA-altered
gene to destroy their own young. The entire article:
TINY URL: http://tinyurl.com/3ej3z42
Will that gene be passed on to any mammal the
mosquito randomly bites, just as genes from
genetically engineered crops have spread to
the environment to create new species of
weeds which are immune to pesticides, or
new species of bacteria resistant to antibiotics?
New York Times science reporter Andrew Pollack wrote:
“The results, and other work elsewhere, could herald
an age in which genetically modified insects will be
used to help control agricultural pests and insect-borne
diseases like dengue fever and malaria.”
Just for the record: I am a big fan of the science of
genetic engineering and one day believe that it will help
mankind. For example: Every cornstalk produces one ear of
corn, yet, has the genetic potential to produce six
ears. Of course, that new corn would have to be tested
on well-compensated human volunteers, not laboratory rats.
Yes, I am a fan, but not until pharmaceutical companies
and genetic engineering firms like Monsanto, DuPont and
Dow Chemical (to name a few) get it right.
There were so many errors made during the approval
process for Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine
growth hormone, that I neither believe nor trust
manufacturers or regulatory agency bureaucrats.
One error (which I have previously written a great
deal about) involves creating a genetically
engineered bovine growth hormone which the FDA
called equivalent to the natural hormone. I found
a publication in an obscure journal written by
Monsanto scientist Bernard Violand admitting that
Monsanto created a “freak amino acid” during the
transcription process. Monsanto withheld that
information from federal regulators. Each time
lysine occurred, it was incorrectly transcribed
Who could have imagined the consequences? Not the
women who contracted ductile breast cancers which
cannot be felt during self-exams. I predicted an
explosion of that form of breast cancer a dozen
years ago, and sadly, my prediction has come true.
For seventeen years, I have been warning about those
errors and providing evidence of massive crimes
Please remember: Nature always finds a way to combat
men’s attempts to play God.
“In nature there are neither rewards nor
punishments; there are consequences.”
– Robert Green Ingersoll