Monday, September 12, 2011

Scientists Claim A Link Between Swine Flu And GM Potatoes

By Theodora Filis

A link may have been established between GM potatoes as the cause of severe H1N1 infections and deaths in North America, the UK, Australia, and Chile.

According to a scientific report, from Russia's Ministry of Health, Russian scientists claim they have discovered a critical link between the H1N1 influenza (Swine Flu) virus and genetically modified (GM) amylopectin potatoes consumed in massive quantities – nearly exclusively by Westerners – sold in fast food restaurants as French Fries.

According to these reports, the protease enzyme GM potato sold throughout US fast food restaurants, as french fries, is to protect against Potaoto Virus X which causes an explosive replication of the H1N1 influenza virus by increasing the acidic conditions of the endosome causing the hemagglutinin protein to rapidly fuse the viral envelope with vacuole's membrane, then causing the M2 ion channel to allow protons to move through the viral envelope and acidify the core of the virus, which causes the core to dissemble and release the H1N1's RNA and core proteins into the hosts cells.

The World Health Organization (WHO) also supports these findings. In a report by the WHO, they state that “the H1N1 virus is nearly totally confined to those Western nations allowing their citizens to consume GM potatoes, which include: The United States with over 17,000 cased being reported with 45 deaths; Canada with 2,978 cases; the United Kingdom with 1,226 cases; and Australia with 1,823 cases, at the time of this report.

Also important to note is that the WHO's statistics on the spread of the H1N1 Pandemic influenza virus is that the South American Nation of Chile is the only country in the World outside of The United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia to allow the planting of these genetically modified potatoes due to their Free Trade Pact with the US – Chile has reported 1,694 cases of this disease.

Too, most of the World’s largest Nations do not allow the planting of these genetically modified potatoes and therefore are reporting very limited outbreaks of the H1N1 Pandemic influenza, including Russia with 3 cases, China, the World’s most populated country, with 318 cases, and India, the World’s second largest country, with 16.

These reports further state that with the linkage between the H1N1 Pandemic influenza virus and fast food French Fries made from genetically modified potatoes the most venerable people being infected are the youngest who, by far, are the largest consumers of fast foods. Washington Post News Service reported, “Of the 5,000 confirmed and more than 100,000 probable cases of swine flu, the average age of infected people is 15; two thirds are younger than 18.”

These reports warn that though the genetic history of this man-made influenza seems to initially offer some protection for those Nations not consuming these genetically modified potatoes, to believe so would be a mistake. As new evidence is emerges, studies show that the H1N1 Pandemic influenza virus rapidly mutates.

“The new strain of influenza appears to have mutated to become more infectious for humans, as the online edition of science magazine Nature reported, referencing research by a team including Prof. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of Tokyo University's Institute of Medical Science.

According to Kawaoka, the same mutations have been found in HA of the H5N1 strain of influenza, the highly virulent bird flu, which kills about 60 percent of those it infects. Kawaoka said the virus is still in the process of mutating into a form even more infectious to humans.”

Note from the author: Because scientific papers have not been cited, many may consider this propaganda, others may hope it isn't true. I suggest purchasing only certified organic produce, from companies you trust, and insist on labeling of GMO products and ingredients.