Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Swine Flu Vaccine In Your CornFlakes And Homegrown Revolution

Saw this news item posted via The Last Frontier.

Beware the biopharmaceutical industrial complex!

Big Pharma and Monsanto have teamed up to shove their crap into our food supply and have been working with university research teams to accomplish this. (Aren't you glad they just passed the food safety legislation?)

Quoted From Info Wars: May 11, 2009 and Iowa State News

AMES, IOWA — Iowa State University researchers are putting flu vaccines into the genetic makeup of corn, which may someday allow pigs and humans to get a flu vaccination simply by eating corn or corn products.

“We’re trying to figure out which genes from the swine influenza virus to incorporate into corn so those genes, when expressed, would produce protein,” said Hank Harris, professor in animal science and one of the researchers on the project. “When the pig consumes that corn, it would serve as a vaccine.”

This collaborative effort project involves Mr. Harris and Brad Bosworth, an affiliate associate professor of animal science working with pigs, and Kan Wang, a professor in agronomy, who is developing the vaccine traits in the corn.

According to the researchers, the corn vaccine would also work in humans when they eat corn or even corn flakes, corn chips, tortillas or anything that contains corn, Mr. Harris said. The research is funded by a grant from Iowa State University’s Plant Sciences Institute, and is their Biopharmaceuticals and Bioindustrials Research Initiative.

If the research goes well, the corn vaccine may be possible in five to seven years. In the meantime, the team is trying to expedite the process. “While we’re waiting for Wang to produce the corn, we are starting initial experiments in mice to show that the vaccine might induce an immune response,” Mr. Bosworth said.

Mr. Harris said the team still needs more answers. “The big question is whether or not these genes will work when given orally through corn,” he added. “That is the thing we’ve still got to determine.”

Stability and safety are several advantages to the corn vaccine. Once the corn with the vaccine is grown, it can be stored for long-term without losing its potency, researchers claim. If a swine flu virus breaks out, the corn could be shipped to the location to try to vaccinate animals and humans in the area quickly. Because corn grain is used as food and feed, there is no need for extensive vaccine purification, which can be an expensive process.

Backyard farming looks like the way to go.

Homegrown Revolution!


Anonymous said...

Growing your own food makes sense for many reasons but in inordinate fear of GMO corn is not one of them. We have all been eating GOM corn for a couple of decades and there is zero evidence it causes any harm. On the one hand I certainly have no problem with anyone elses food choices for whatever reason but on the other hand why make up things to scare people.

All American x5 said...

I have been inspired to do even more!!

Judy Aron said...

Inordinate fear of GMO foods? Hey - you can eat that crap - I try not to..

Zero evidence it causes harm? you don't know that for sure.. Personally I think we have the sickest society going... more people have more illnesses and allergies than ever before.

Just remember "garbage in- garbage out".

Junk food and synthetic foods and modified foods can't possibly be good efficient fuel for your body.

That's not fear .. that's just good sense.

All Seeing Eye said...

Sorry, I stopped reading your article after you qouted Alex Jones. Perhaps, next time you should use a more credible source to get your message across.

Judy Aron said...

All Seeing.. it is a pity that you are so narrow minded. Alex Jones merely quoted the original study (which was the next link) from Iowa State News.

So I am assuming that you also believe Iowa State News is also not credible. They were the ones that printed the original research.


conecuhdan said...

Anonymous apparently has no life as well as no brains! I've seen his posts on a number of web sites. All he knows how to do is surf the Net and foment debate where he knows practically nothing of which he speaks! Me thinks he has been eating too much GMO'd food.