Chemtrails and Horizontal Gene Transfer – The GMO Connection
Barbara H. Peterson - Farm Wars
This is not a sci-fi fantasy, it is real. Our personal DNA and the DNA of just about every living organism on the planet is being changed in ways that we cannot even imagine through the process of horizontal or lateral gene transfer, courtesy of the biotechnology industry and geo-engineering programs.
Horizontal gene transfer is the transfer of genetic material from one organism to another organism that is not its offspring; this is most common among bacteria.
Horizontal gene transfer is used in laboratory-based genetic engineering, and also occurs naturally, within the confines of nature. When nature is in charge, certain things simply do not happen such as a tomato crossing with a fish. In the laboratory, using artificial horizontal gene transfer, anything goes.
Genetic engineering involves designing artificial constructs to cross species barriers and to invade genomes. In other words, it enhances horizontal gene transfer – the direct transfer of genetic material to unrelated species. The artificial constructs or transgenic DNA typically contain genetic material from bacteria, viruses and other genetic parasites that cause diseases as well as antibiotic resistance genes that make infectious diseases untreatable.
The results of these experiments are inherently unstable, and are being unleashed with no oversight into our food supply, and onto the world’s agricultural stage.
…genetic engineering in the laboratory is crude, imprecise and invasive. The rogue genes inserted into a genome to make a GMO could land anywhere; typically in a rearranged or defective form, scrambling and mutating the host genome, and tend to move or rearrange further once inserted. Transgene instability is a big problem, and has been so right from the beginning. There is fresh evidence that GM crops grown commercially for years have rearranged [15, 16] (MON810 Genome Rearranged Again. Transgenic Lines Unstable hence Illegal and Ineligible for Protection, SiS 38). This is a real opportunity to challenge the validity of all biotech patents. Another key issue is safety. Transgene instability means that the original transgenic line has turned into something else, and even if it had been assessed as ‘safe’, this is no longer the case.
Lab-based horizontal gene transfer is completely foreign-to-nature. It creates genetic mutations arising from the unnatural melding of species that should never cross to begin with. Using an artificial process, genetic information is passed from one species to another that would not normally occur. Bacteria then horizontally transfer this unnatural genetic information to other bacteria and organisms. One place where this transfer occurs regularly is in the soil.
Studies of horizontal gene exchange in soil microcosms are important from several points of view. Firstly, the increasing interest in the possible spread of GMOs (genetically modified microorganisms) and antibiotic resistance traits has prompted researchers to study genetic interactions between bacteria in a number of different habitats. Secondly, horizontal gene transfer in soil may play a role in the evolution of new bacterial traits.
And what happens when GMO mutations are let loose on our farmland? Does the horizontal gene transfer issue miraculously disappear? The Monsantos of the world would have you think so. Think again. The laws of nature are not suspended just because Monsanto says so.
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