BOMBSHELL: Genetic modification proven ineffective — pests have become immune to the poison of modified crops in less than five years, but we still have to eat it

Image: BOMBSHELL: Genetic modification proven ineffective — pests have become immune to the poison of modified crops in less than five years, but we still have to eat it

(Natural News) Last year, farmers around the world planted genetically modified crops like soybeans, corn and cotton across 240 million acres of land that create proteins from the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacterium. Capable of killing pests like beetles and caterpillars, their effects on the environment and human health have long been the subject of much debate.

Those in favor of GMO crops – who tend to also be the ones who benefit from it financially – say that they will end world hunger, but now such lofty proclamations have been deflated as a new study shows that pests are quickly developing resistance to genetically modified crops. In just five years’ time, scientists say that many bugs have gotten to the point where they can simply shrug off the poisons that are created by GM crops.

After looking at 36 cases examining how insects respond to crops that were modified to produce the insect-killing Bt protein, they discovered that bugs developed resistance that made the GM crops substantially less effective in 16 cases. Another three were starting to show “early warnings of resistance.”

They took their data from cases involving 15 different species of pests in 10 countries, including the U.S. China, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Australia and the Philippines. Their results were published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.

The study also reported that pests’ resistance to Bt crops has been evolving more quickly in recent years as their resistance to already-introduced strains can breed cross-resistance to different Bt proteins that are introduced in future GM Bt crops.

Full resistance is inevitable

Their solution to this increasing resistance, of course, will probably be to create different genetically modified crops and then start the whole damaging cycle all over again in five years or however long it takes the pests to develop resistance this time around. That’s because when you try to outsmart nature, you might win in the short term, but in the long run, nature will emerge victorious.

Beyond GM’s Pat Thomas said: “There have been increasing reports that super bugs are developing resistance to the Bt toxin but this report very starkly shows that technofarming with GMOs just does not work and in fact makes life harder for farmers in the long by run ruining crops and livelihoods.”

Resistance an ongoing problem

This is hardly a new phenomenon. In 2015, researchers discovered that the crop pest corn earworm had stopped responding to the Bt toxin. A year earlier, it was discovered that bollworms had developed resistance to Bt cotton, destroying GM crops in Pakistan. On that occasion, one Pakistani cotton grower lamented that all Bt cotton varieties had failed to kill the bollworms and live up to their promises. Farmers there were then advised by the government to spray their crops even more – after Monsanto had said that Bt cotton would decrease pesticide use!

Bt crops in India, meanwhile, failed to deliver on their promises, leading many farmers to unmanageable debt and spurring one of the world’s biggest suicide epidemics, with nearly 300,000 Indian farmers killing themselves in the last two decades.

These “solutions” aren’t killing pests and they are causing widespread problems for people and the planet, so why are we still poisoning ourselves? Traditional farming practices like crop rotation can also prevent pests and disease, and they do it without creating superbugs or putting the health of life on our planet in jeopardy.

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ROTARY International argues that vaccine-derived polio, caused by polio vaccines, is somehow caused by NOT ENOUGH children being vaccinated

Image: ROTARY International argues that vaccine-derived polio, caused by polio vaccines, is somehow caused by NOT ENOUGH children being vaccinated

(Natural News) In a superior example of the circular “logic” of mainstream medicine, Rotary International has announced that a recent polio outbreak in Syria, caused by the polio vaccine itself, could have been averted if more kids had been vaccinated. That’s right: The polio vaccine is giving kids polio, so we should be sure to vaccinate more kids as quickly as possible. Wait, what?

There are two types of polioviruses: Vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) and wild polioviruses (WPVs). While WPVs have been all but eradicated worldwide, VDPVs keep popping up all over the place.

Caused by the weakened form of the live poliovirus contained in the polio vaccine, VDPVs develop after the vaccine is ingested, replicates in the vaccinated child’s gut, and is then excreted. In poor areas like Syria, where war has resulted in compromised sanitation measures, the virus can then spread to other vulnerable children. As it circulates, the virus begins to mutate, and can eventually develop into a strain strong enough to cause paralysis. (Related: Stay in the loop with the latest developments in healthcare at

Rotary insists that if more children are vaccinated, then when the vaccine is excreted and starts spreading, it won’t be able to infect other children. While this appears logical on the surface, surely the more intelligent solution is to just not vaccinate any kids at all? Since two of the three known strains of WPVs have already been exterminated, and naturally occurring cases of WPV are few and far between, it seems illogical to insist on vaccinating hundreds of thousands of children – 355,000 little kids in Syria alone – in an attempt to prevent a disease that is now primarily only caused by the vaccine itself!

Without even a hint of irony, Fran Equiza, UNICEF’s representative in Syria, proudly announced, “UNICEF applauds local partners and health workers for their extraordinary efforts and commitment to vaccinate children against this crippling illness. No child should have to live with the devastating effects of polio.”

She failed to mention that the disease was caused by vaccines pushed on unsuspecting kids in the first place. Perhaps she should stop applauding and start assigning blame?

The truth is, the outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus in Syria is by no means an isolated case.

Back in 2015, Truth Stream Media reported that the oral polio vaccine was causing massive outbreaks of a polio-like disease called non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP) in India – a country in which wild poliovirus has been eradicated.

There were 47,500 cases of non-polio paralysis reported in 2011, the same year India was declared “polio-free,” according to [Dr. Neetu Vashisht and Dr. Jacob Puliyel of the Department of Paediatrics at St Stephens Hospital in Delhi]. Further, the available data shows that the incidents tracked back to areas were doses of the polio vaccine were frequently administered. The national rate of NPAFP in India is 25-35 times the international average.

In that same year, The Washington Post published an article about two Ukrainian children who had been paralyzed by a mutated form of the poliovirus caused by the vaccine. (Related: Polio vaccines causing worldwide surge in childhood paralysis cases.)

The Post noted:

[I]n populations that are under-immunized — the Ukraine is definitely one of those with only 50 percent of children fully immunized against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases in 2014 — the vaccine-virus can circulate for long time, 12 months or longer, and genetically change into a more virulent form that can paralyze.

Again with the circular logic. If these kids have low immunization rates and are at increased risk of getting polio from the vaccine, why do the authorities insist on pushing them to be vaccinated against an exterminated disease?

Oh yes, now I remember: because … money. Lots of people make lots of money out of lots of vaccines.

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