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COVID-19 Panic Mongering―Faulty Math and Shoddy Science 22.10.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
With mounting evidence and increasing certainty, a growing number of independent scientists , investigators and now lawyers have begun to deconstruct and critique the “official story” on the origins, nature, dangers, prevention and treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “official story,” dogmatically upheld by the Chinese government and military, Big Pharma, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the mass media and the tech giants is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerged “naturally” from nature and then inexplicably jumped the species barrier from bats into humans, precipitating the most serious and deadly epidemic since the Spanish Flu one hundred years ago, which killed up to 50 million people, one third of the world’s population at the ...
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Gain-of-Function Ghouls: SARS-CoV-2 Isn’t the Scariest Thing That Could Leak From a Lab 15.10.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Lab accidents happen. When the first Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-1) pandemic ended in 2003, lab-acquired infections continued. Immediately following the end of the 2003 pandemic of SARS-1, there were four separate outbreaks of lab-acquired infections of SARS-1 within one year at three different labs in Beijing, Singapore and Taipei. The situation was so bad that Science Magazine warned, “health experts fear that the next SARS epidemic may be more likely to emerge from a research lab than from the presumed animal reservoir.” In one lab accident , a 26-year-old graduate student was exposed while working at the Institute of Viral Disease Control at the Chinese CDC. Her mother caught the disease from her and ...
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FDA Releases ‘Feed Your Mind’ Messages on GE Foods 2.10.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In an effort to educate consumers on genetically engineered, aka genetically modified (GMO), foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has compiled a packet of messages on what GMOs are and where you can find them.

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Genetic Engineering, Bioweapons, Junk Food and Chronic Disease: Hidden Drivers of COVID-19 1.10.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The shocking truth is starting to come out about the real origins of COVID-19 .  But more shocking still is the way that this disease has shone a light on the fragility of our food system, the lack of transparency in our regulatory and scientific communities and the terrifying vulnerabilities of our bodies, worn down by lifetimes of junk food and exposure to toxic chemicals. A growing body of legal and scientific evidence  now points to the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was collected from bats (as well as from the bodies of miners sicken by a SARS virus in 2012), and then genetically engineered and manipulated in a lab, before it was released (accidentally, we hope) from a Chinese, military-controlled, U.S.-funded, World Health Organization-monitored laboratory in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 is the tragic, but unfortunately predictable, consequence of an ongoing global biological arms race that has gone on for decades. This arms race, accelerated by modern genetic engineering techniques, involves hunting ...
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Gene Edited Foods Are Gmos: New Research Establishes That Gene Editing Is Not “Natural”, That It Can Be Tested, and Should Be Regulated for Biosafety as a GMO. 10.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A new paper published today, 7 September, has obliterated that claim, using a highly sensitive and highly accurate quantitative test for the first commercialised gene edited crop: SU Canola. This is the first open source detection test for a gene-edited GM crop.

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First Open Source Detection Test for a Gene-Edited GM Crop 10.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Greenpeace, together with other non-governmental organisations, non-GMO food associations and a food retailer, announced that the first-ever public detection method for a gene-edited crop has been successfully developed and published. The new research refutes claims by the biotech industry and some regulators that new genetically modified (GM) crops engineered with gene editing are indistinguishable from similar, non-GM crops and therefore cannot be regulated.

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The Failure of GMO Cotton in India 10.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Grand claims are often made for GMO Bt cotton in India. Proponents point to increases in national cotton production, while Dr. Ramesh Chand of the Indian Government think tank Niti Aayog recently told BloombergQuint “there is no credible study to show any adverse impact of growing Bt cotton in the last 18 years in the country…”

Peter ‘Show Me the Money’ Daszak Pulls in Big Bucks, through EcoHealth Alliance, for Risky Virus ‘Research’ 3.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance , is a top scientific collaborator , grantwriter and spokesperson for virus hunters and gain-of-function/dual-use researchers, in labs both military and civilian. Daszak works with dozens of high-containment laboratories around the world that collect pathogens and use genetic engineering and synthetic biology to make them more infectious, contagious, lethal or drug-resistant. These include labs controlled by the U.S. Department of Defense, in countries in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. Many of these labs are staffed by former biological weapons scientists. (See Arms Watch’s reports .) Before the Biological Weapons Convention was ratified, this research was called what it is: biological weapons research. Now, it’s euphemistically called gain-of-function or dual-use research. Gain-of-function research to alter coronaviruses for the infection of humans goes back to 1999 or earlier , years before the first novel coronavirus ...
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‘Jurassic Park Experiment’: 750 Million Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes To Be Released in Florida 2.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

US authorities have approved a plan to release more than 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes across the Florida Keys, despite objections from local residents.British-based firm Oxitec are behind the project, that will test whether the altered mosquitoes can work as an alternative to pesticides to control the spread of diseases, such as Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever, according to CNN.

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Monsanto-Sponsored Panel Featured CSPI Food Policy Group 2.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), which is supposed to be a "food police" and consumer advocacy group, was co-founded in 1971 by Michael Jacobson, who is still the executive director to this day. CSPI also manages the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity, which is the largest nutrition advocacy coalition in the United States.

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Renowned European Scientist: COVID-19 Was Engineered in China Lab, Effective Vaccine ‘Unlikely’ 25.8.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

It will not be possible for the Dr. Fauci’s of the world to dismiss Professor Giuseppe Tritto as a crank.  Not only is he an internationally known expert in biotechnology and nanotechnology who has had a stellar academic career, but he is also the president of the WABT, an institution founded under the aegis of UNESCO in 1997. 

Christian ‘Risks-Be-Damned’ Hassell: Pushing Dangerous, Taxpayer-Funded Genetic Engineering and Gain-of-Function Research 7.8.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Any scientific lab work that involves making pathogens more lethal, contagious, infectious, or resistant to treatment—even when done, ostensibly, for defensive purposes or medical countermeasures development—is really too risky to do at all. Especially when you consider that 30 years’ worth of gain-of-function research has produced no vaccine, and no cure for a pandemic. But perhaps an even better reason to stop experiments that could be used to create biological weapons, or the next pandemic, is the large number of high-profile—some accidental, some nefarious—releases of deadly pathogens from U.S. ...
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SARS-CoV-2 — A Biological Warfare Weapon? 27.7.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Francis Boyle, a former advisory board member for the Council for Responsible Genetics, is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. His educational background1 includes an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, a juris doctor (lawyer) degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. in political science.

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Conflicts of Interest Plague GM Mosquito Experiments 21.7.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

As the citizens of Florida and Texas prepare to act as subjects in an experiment in which millions of Oxitec's genetically modified mosquitoes would be released in their states, a scandal has emerged around a journal's treatment of a scientific article that drew attention to unanticipated outcomes and risks of the project. 

How a struggling biotech won $1.6 billion to make a coronavirus vaccine 19.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Executives from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which helped found and finance the nonprofit, were on the line, enthusiastic about Novavax, a small biotech company they thought had the potential to develop a vaccine against the virus — fast.
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COVID 19: The Spike and the Furin Cleavage 4.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
After months of insisting that COVID-19 originated in the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, stated that no viruses were detected in animal samples at the market. According to May 31 report in the Daily Mail, Fu, the top epidemiologist in China said: “At first, we assumed the seafood market might have the virus, but now the market is more like a victim.” Fu also told the Daily Mail that “the novel coronavirus had existed long ...
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Why Gain-of Function Research Should Be Banned: The Author of 'Biotech Juggernaut' Speaks Out on COVID-19 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In an interview conducted on May 7, 2020, Pat Thomas and Dr. Stuart Newman discussed the possible origins of COVID-19. Newman, Ph.D., is a professor of cell biology and anatomy at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He is the co-author of the recent book, “Biotech Juggernaut: Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience.” He was a founding member of the Council for Responsible Genetics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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COVID-19: A Leaked Franken-Virus Jointly Engineered and Financed by the US and China? 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

We are repeatedly told that COVID-19 originated from a wild animal at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China, and that it is a natural mutation of a bat virus. But the hard evidence contradicts this theory.

Did COVID-19 start in the Huanan Seafood Market?

There is evidence that the first confirmed COVID-19 hospital patients had zero contact with the Huanan Seafood Market, which would rule out the possibility that the market was the source of the virus.

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Wuhan and US Scientists Used Undetectable Methods of Genetic Engineering on Bat Coronaviruses 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Evidence has emerged that researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China, working in collaboration with scientists in the USA, have been genetically engineering bat viruses for the past several years to investigate infectivity – using undetectable methods. The WIV is just a few miles from the Chinese city where the COVID-19 pandemic is thought to have originated and is the chief suspect in the possible scenario that the virus emerged from a lab.

This is agtech's fertile future 2.4.2020 Resource Efficiency |
The hunger for alternative protein and non-synthetic approaches to cultivation are inspiring new innovation recipes for animal health and aquaculture.
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