Is a USDA Flawed Analysis of Gut Paralysis Virus Putting Our Children At Risk?
The Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times recently attributed the bee colony collapse to acute paralysis virus, a virus introduced three years ago, around the same time as the introduction of a controversial strain of genetically modified corn into our food supply.
This controversial corn was engineered with a virus designed to introduce a neurotoxic insecticidal protein into the DNA of the corn cell. The purpose of injecting this neurotoxic protein into the corn was to cause gut paralysis in insects that tried to consume the corn, protecting crop yield and profitability of the corn crop.
Despite court rulings across Europe calling on a ban of the sale of this corn given the gastrointestinal toxicity that it presented in animals in a 90-day feeding trial, a corn geneticist, who has subsequently gone to work for the State Department, was recently awarded the National Medal of Science Award.
25% of foods found on our grocery store shelves are derived from genetically engineered corn, as highlighted in Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and 70% of our immune system is found in our guts. Corn and corn fed livestock are some of the fastest growing food allergies in children (Corn Allergies: Is Your Family’s Diet Putting Your Children at Risk?).
As American children ingest the same virus-containing corn that has apparently killed the bees, have we unknowingly and without our informed consent, engaged our children in one of the largest human trials in history?
Will we listen to the canaries in the coalmine?