Monday, September 11, 2017

A flesh-eating synthetic bacteria

Another article pointing out the dangers of biological tampering.

The reports about tests on human beings that are being routinely carried out by certain Western corporations have become a sort of a trend these days.

Among others, one can recall the story about the long struggle between civil authorities of various states and the US chemical giant Monsanto provoked by research in the potential dangers of GMO products, and the Monsanto-produced herbicide Roundup in particular. The actual damage inflicted on the agricultural business of various states is yet to be carefully assessed, but even at this stage it safe to say that Monsanto’s expansion into India and surrounding markets resulted in deaths of thousands of people.

However, in the nearest future, the planet could face yet another “monster” that was bred deep inside US corporate laboratories. We are talking about the first synthetic bacteria – Cynthia, created “to combat oil pollution in the Gulf of Mexico” which, according to the various reports that are often ignored by the corporate media, has mutated and has started attacking animals and humans. Now this highly lethal microorganism is on its way to Europe.

One could recall that back in April 2010 an explosion at a British Petroleum oil rig resulted in millions of barrels of oil contaminating the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the drastic measures taken to prevent an environmental catastrophe, an oil slick produced by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill covered over sixty thousand square miles.

As one of the means of addressing the environmental catastrophe on their hands, Washington decided to take drastic measures, regardless of the possible consequences of those actions. It was at that time when an artificially created microorganism nicknamed Cynthia was unleashed, without any kind of examination of the possible threat it may pose to the environment.

Cynthia is the brainchild of the J. Craig Venter Institute — which was engaged in genetic engineering experiments since the beginning of the 21st century — and Synthetic Genomics Inc, and was created and funded directly by BP. It was believed that Cynthia feeds on oil, but it turns out now that it is equally willing to consume all forms of organic life as well…

                                                          Read the whole article.


Anonymous said...

Just a quick look into this article seems to suggest that its unfounded and its source is a conspiracy site. Following comments indicated that there is a connection between increased tar levels (associated with oil spills) and the growth of a bacteria called vibrio vulnificus.

vibrio vulnificus is a "flesh eating" bacteria that is found in the Gulf Coast, among other places, and shows symptoms related to the posted article's bacteria.

You can look vibrio vulnificus up on Wikipedia, among other places.

But Monsanto is still a horrible company.

Aged parent said...

Thank you, Anon, for the helpful comment.

Anonymous said...

Thanks AG,

I'm not trying to tun around being snopes in the comment box. I think we've gone way past the point of no return in our pride and our messing around in God's creation. We are certainly going to see a comeuppance.

But intrigued, I looked into this a bit more. And what I found made sense and was not nearly so alarming. I'm glad I don't eat raw shelfish!

I hope we can collectively come to our senses before it is too late.

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