Glyphosate Nails your Microbiome, Sterile GMO Insects Become Fertile, and Why Gene Drives are Massively Dangerous - Episode 74

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Speaker 1: (00:15)
I said Jeffery Smith. Okay. It looks like we are now going live on Facebook. I'm going to give you some new information.

Speaker 1: (00:26)

Speaker 1: (00:26)
It is the beginning of February, 2021, and some new news is on our plate. I want to share it with you so that you all get a sense of what's going on in the world. As far as GMOs and Roundup are concerned. First of all, Dr. Michael Antonio has been doing some great work for years on GMOs and Roundup. He is a molecular biologist. He is a genetic engineer. He does human gene therapy research, but he's massively against the way GMO GMOs are used in agriculture and outdoor releases. He's aware as a scientist that the science used to justify GMO foods is completely erroneous and that it's putting humanity and the environment at risk. This is my interpretation of what I've read from his work and talked to him for the years. He led a fantastic study. It took him three years with his team to test the impact of glyphosate and Roundup on the human gut microbiome.

Speaker 1: (01:31)
And they concluded and found out for sure that it damages our gut critters, no surprise there. What was a surprise? Was that looking for the mechanism? He found it wasn't the traditional antibiotic, uh, mechanism because glyphosate is patented as an antibiotic, but rather it's the same mechanism that is used for killing the plants as an herbicide. And Monsanto has been very clear about this. It blocks the shikimate pathway, a particular pathway that plants have, but humans don't, but they left out that our gut bacteria use the shikimate pathway and that glyphosate shuts it down, which can damage the diversity and health of the microbiome. Now damaged and imbalanced microbiomes can lead to most diseases according to experts. And I interviewed Kiran Krishnan who did research also on the human gut microbiome exposed to Roundup and found lower diversity, lower, lower overall counts, which means it can lead us to specific diseases.

Speaker 1: (02:43)
In fact, I asked Kiran about 28 different conditions that people reported getting better from when they switched to non GMO and largely organic foods. And he said, based on the changes that occurred in his gut research, every one of the it could explain every one of those conditions, how it contributes to those conditions, ranging from digestive problems and anxiety and fatigue and cancer and diabetes and autism, et cetera. Now we have new information from Dr. Michael Antonio doing a very detailed analysis, uh, in this case that of the human gut microbiome. But if a lab, Adam, I believe rats and he showed in his research, not only does, does round up damage the microbiome, but it confirmed once again that the regulatory agencies ignore these type of changes, do not require the most sophisticated and state-of-the-art techniques to be used. And therefore are consciously, consciously looking the other way and what might go wrong in order to accommodate GMOs and Roundup and perhaps to protect their, but from having approved it for so many years, other researchers in several in China, Germany, United States, it was published all over.

Speaker 1: (04:05)
I mean, it was, it was by scientists all over discovered that the mechanism used to create genetically engineered, sterile insects can spontaneously change back creating fertile insects. So they did this research on a laboratory fly, but it makes sense because we know that Oxitec released genetically engineered mosquitoes in Brazil, one of the five countries that they've released mosquitoes in and they found, and they promised up and down that it wouldn't cause a change in the natural gene pool. Well, guess what it did. They said they, I remember arguing with their own scientists, scientists, Derek Nimo. He insisted that there's no way that their mosquitoes could survive, but it's possible that the same mechanism used flipping a sterile switch to a fertile switch, allowed their introduction of genetically engineered mosquitoes to then contaminate the gene pool for ever changing the structure of the gene pool for the local mosquito species.

Speaker 1: (05:13)
And I don't have to remind some of you who've been paying attention that the EPA approved the release of the same companies, mosquitoes in South Florida in the keys, which they plan to do this year over the objections of local groups. And again, they promise that the sterilization link is going to work. Even though now we have detailed information about how the genetics, which can flip. Now, the researchers pointed out that this does not bode well for gene drives. Let me explain what a gene drive is. Normally a female and a male will mate, and they'll have offspring and half the genes, the come from the male, half the genes come from the female. And so if you have a particular trait in the female, it will be distributed probably two on average, half of the office. And then those half that have the trait they'll meet with another, uh, organism that doesn't have the trait and roughly half of their offspring or carry the chain.

Speaker 1: (06:22)
So it will have for the first generation it'll then half again, making it one quarter and every single generation, the trait is reduced Joost in its frequency, a hundred years, normal circumstances. When there's only one parent that has the trait with a gene drive, it forces all offspring to carry the trait. So the female may carry a gene, gene drive mate, with the male and all the offspring. Now carry that trait along with carrying the gene drive. So all of their offspring carry the trait along with the gene drive. So you know that you've seen those genealogical tables, all of them underneath the gene drive, male or female, all of them get the trait and the genes and drive. Now, why would they do this to change the nature of nature, to take a species and say, we don't like the species as it is.

Speaker 1: (07:24)
In fact, let's wipe it out. Let's knock a trade through that system. So that will kill all of the offspring after they mate, which will wipe out that species. And there's plans to do that for unwanted rats on islands, for mosquitoes that carry malaria, et cetera. And they're using a technology which is known to be leaky. What do I mean by Leakey? Consider the last study. The sterility rate turns off and comes back to fertility, also leaky, okay. As you intend for one trait to be added, but because of the chromosomal mayhem, as it was described in one study on the effects of gene editing on human embryos, it can cause all sorts of unpredicted side effects. So imagine creating a mosquito, so designed to be sterile or create sterile, uh, let's say, or kills out all the mail or kills all the females offsprings or some way that it's supposed to limit the population.

Speaker 1: (08:30)
Now you turns out that you've also somehow because it's an unpredictably unpredictable technology, you've increased the ability of that mosquito to carry a disease or to withstand insecticide or to take over a niche from another particular type of mosquito or insect. So you've made that mosquito more virulent, more dangerous accidentally. Now that genetic switch switches from onto off, there's no longer stability. It's now fertile. And now what you've done accidentally is you've changed the nature of nature, but in a way that you had no way of controlling or predicting, and it could be a disaster. Now gene drives multiple apply that if you just introduced mosquitoes into the environment with a single trait, they can make mistakes. They can, they can have all that genetic leakiness and, and affect a certain portion of the gene pool. But if those same mistakes, a company, a mosquito, or insect with a gene drive, then all of the offs bring all of that genealogical chart becomes a potential nightmare.

Speaker 1: (09:40)
And there is now a battle going on because there are companies that want to introduce gene drives outdoors. This is an infant technology where we have very little control. They want to introduce it outdoors. And a recent study of 9,000 people in eight countries in the EU representing the 280 million. He used citizens had asked people what they thought about gene drives, and it was overwhelming. I'll read you the answers. 46 to 70% of the people at high levels of opposition, depending on the country. And seven to 16% had supported the technology. Very small, very great opposition. So if anyone asks you in a survey, if you want to bring it up in a conversation, [inaudible] gene drives are our way that reductionist scientists using a technology that's known to have side effects and unpredicted outcomes as its most popular and common outcome are planning to tinker with the gene pool that could last absolutely forever foisting their mistakes on to all future generations.

Speaker 1: (10:47)
Even though we now know for sure that the technology he had, the fail safes built in are not fail safes whatsoever. Okay. So those are just three latest studies or latest, um, reports from this week's news. And you may want to do something about it. So go to protect nature now.com and take a look at our two minute trailer and share it. I've also included a link in the description, which is the Facebook sharing link. Please, please share that it's got 200,000 views so far the responses have been phenomenal. People love it. It's a wake up call. It is the first one domino in our grand plan to Sue establish a global new global movement to protect nature now. And when you see that, please go to protect nature. now.com sign up and we're going to share with you as they come available. Some amazing and significant new educational assets and plans that will be implemented around the world to stop the destruction and irreversible corruption of our gene pool. So that's it for today for today, enjoy a healthy day, safe eating and maintain the genetic integrity of our species and all species for all future generations.

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