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'Hello, I'd like to eat a genetically modified animal today'

"Do you have one on the menu?"
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I found an interesting section in an FDA report, "GMO Crops, Animal Food, and Beyond." The information is listed as current as of August 2022.
Are There GMO Animals in the Food Supply? Yes. FDA has approved an application allowing the sale of the AquAdvantage Salmon to consumers. The AquAdvantage Salmon has been genetically modified to reach an important growth point faster. FDA has also approved an alteration in the GalSafe pig for human food consumption and potential therapeutic uses. The GalSafe pig was developed to be free of detectable alpha-gal sugar on its cell surfaces. People with Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS) may have allergic reactions to alpha-gal sugar found in red meat (e.g., beef, pork, and lamb). FDA has determined that food from the AquAdvantage Salmon and the GalSafe pig are as safe and nutritious to eat as food from non-GMO salmon and pigs.
Sounds wonderful. Shall we try a bit of each? I've ways wanted to eat salmon that was engineered to grow faster than usual.

Perhaps we should read a piece in the Alaska Beacon first. Title: "Pushback continues against genetically modified salmon being raised at Indiana farm." October 10, 2023.
Engineered by biotech company AquaBounty Technologies Inc., the "AquAdvantage" salmon is the first such altered animal to be cleared for human consumption in the United States.

In 2018, the federal agency greenlit AquaBounty's sprawling Indiana facility, which as of last December was raising roughly 492 metric tons of salmon from eggs imported from Canada but is capable of raising more than twice that amount. The company is currently making improvements to its Indiana production facility. Once completed, salmon harvests are expected to increase.

During the 2023 Farm Aid concert site, organizers from Block Corporate Salmon traveled an hour north to AquaBounty's salmon growing facility where they sought to raise awareness about the "risks and harms" of genetically engineered fish.

"AquaBounty misrepresents its system to raise salmon in tanks that they claim will be recirculating water," said Jaydee Hanson, Policy Director of Center for Food Safety. "In fact, their operations literally mine water, foul it with salmon feces, and dump it into the nearest river. They have a serious problem of illness in their chronically inflamed fish. They are not disclosing how many antibiotics they use. Consumers don't need sick fish like these."

Earlier, in 2022, Block Corporate Salmon also released "AquaBounty Exposed," a report that outlined allegedly concerning conditions at AquaBounty's Albany facility.

Former employee Braydon Humphrey, who spoke at last month's news conference, shared more than 60 pages of photos and videos that he claims detail how AquaBounty "regularly violated food and worker safety standards, ignored animal welfare concerns, and caused environmental damage unbeknownst to the public and its investors."

"I was deeply disturbed by what I witnessed during my time at AquaBounty," said Humphrey, who worked as a tech at the Indiana facility from December 2018 to January 2020. "Among other atrocities, we saw high mortalities in densely packed fish tanks โ€” including common instances of AquAdvantage salmon dying from ruptured stomachs, caused by their artificially fast growth rate."
โ€” Waiter? I'll pass on the salmon. How about the rattlesnake fang sushi instead? I think it'll be safer.


Microplastics in food: A health hazard of epic proportions

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There's a good chance you're eating plastic with virtually every meal, according to sobering findings from Consumer Reports. Their latest investigation into plasticizers, which are chemicals widely used to make plastic flexible, found the compounds in 84 out of 85 food and beverages tested.1

Perhaps most disconcerting, there was no rhyme or reason to the amount of plastic chemicals hiding in foods. Dairy products, ready-to-eat meals, canned or paper wrapped and even organics โ€” all were contaminated with plastic. Further, while food packaging is part of the problem, it's far from the only one. The human health implications of eating all this plastic are unprecedented.

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Dodgy data: COVID vaccine clinical trials show counting window issues, exaggerating safety

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Everyone debating the merits of the COVID-19 vaccines needs to take these 4 journal articles into account. The Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice's hugely important unofficial series of articles on exaggerated COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and safety claims, involving BMJ editor Peter Doshi and myself, has now concluded. The initial Fung, Jones, and Doshi paper outlines statistical biases, such as the case counting window bias, that likely lead to the COVID vaccines' effectiveness being exaggerated in observational studies. The subsequent paper by Lataster (that's me) then explained the situation is worse, as the case counting window bias is often accompanied by a definitional bias, and noted that this could exaggerate vaccine safety as well. Doshi and Fung then returned with a further paper indicating that numerous cases in the vaccinated were overlooked in the clinical trials, likely leading to exaggerated effectiveness estimates. The fourth and final article in this 'series', again by myself, notes that this also appears to apply to safety estimates in the clinical trials, whilst also confirming my earlier concerns about safety estimates in observational studies, and noting that the myocarditis issue alone could mean that the jabs are not worth the risk in the young and healthy. Highlights of the open access article (thanks again to the wonderful University of Sydney):


Israel approves sale of world's first lab-grown beef

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An Israeli company has received preliminary approval from the government to sell the world's first steaks made from cultivated beef cells, the country's Health Ministry announced this week.

The ministry said the approval was part of a pilot program for alternative protein carried out by the Department of Food Risk Management. It also cited the growing global demand for "products of non-living origin," adding it is working to approve alternative food sources. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the development "a global breakthrough" and "important news for food security, environmental protection, and concern for animals."

Comment: Not only is it really disgusting, but the laborious production costs, which are demonstrably worse for the environment than cow farts, will ultimately make it so expensive that only rich people will be able to afford this crap. And then Israel of all countries? Wasn't that also the country that forced citizens to get vaccinated? And now they are feeding them lab cells?

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CDC drafted alert for myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines, but never sent it

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Washington in a file photograph.
© Kevin Dietsch/Getty ImagesDr. Demetre Daskalakis of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Washington in a file photograph.
CDC later sent alerts encouraging people to get vaccinated.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prepared to alert state and local officials to an emerging connection between heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccines, but ultimately did not send the alert, according to a new document obtained by The Epoch Times.

All four COVID-19 vaccines that are or have been available in the United States can cause the heart inflammation, or myocarditis, according to studies, experts, and agencies like the CDC. The first cases were reported shortly after the vaccines became available in late 2020.

The CDC sends alerts to federal, state, and local public health officials and doctors across the nation through a system called the Health Alert Network (HAN). Messaging through the system conveys "vital health information," according to the CDC.

Comment: The evidence of bias on the part of "independent" institutes such as the CDC intensifies with such reports. By issuing warnings about the J&J, non-mRNA vaccines but keeping silent on the issues with the mRNA shots, one thing is clear: they wanted the mRNA shots into as many arms as possible and weren't fond of the competition lowering uptake numbers. Profits could explain it, but was there another, more nefarious reason they wanted their experimental gene technology used on all US citizens?

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Light Saber

Matt Le Tissier's battle for the truth about footballer deaths

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Concerns about the number of collapsing professional football players continue, but their governing bodies refuse to launch an investigation into the cause. This is despite pressure from nearly 100 footballing legends.

Matt Le Tissier, 55, who played for Southampton and England, said: 'During my 17 years on the pitch, I never witnessed professional footballers collapsing during play.

'On 25 November 2021 I tweeted to FIFPRO (the Fรฉdรฉration International des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels, worldwide representatives for 65,000 professional footballers): 'Hey @FIFPRO are you not a little bit concerned about how many of your members are suffering heart problems during matches? If you are what action are you taking on behalf of them?'

Bad Guys

'Trustees of the Future'? World Economic Forum members discuss looming threat of "Disease X"

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today warned during a panel at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, that the world must prepare for a future pandemic, which may be caused by a yet-unknown "Disease X."

"You may even call COVID the first 'Disease X.' And it may happen again," Tedros said during a panel discussion on "Preparing for Disease X," which was organized by the WEF's Centre for Health and Healthcare and linked to the WEF's Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience and its Collaborative Surveillance Initiative.

Comment: For more information on "Disease X" to see what might be coming down the pipeline, see the following:


The silent epidemic eating away Americans' minds

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Billy was a bright 10-year-old boy with two Ivy-League-educated parents. He was book smart โ€” got straight A's in school โ€” but lacked street smarts.

He was also a poor sport. Billy would frequently lie and cheat when playing board games or participating in team activities and have full-blown meltdowns when he lost. His friends, who had been with him since kindergarten, began losing patience. His parents recognized that something had to be done.

So Billy's parents brought him to Dr. Victoria Dunckley, a pediatric psychiatrist specializing in screen use.

After a four-week "screen fast" prescribed by Dr. Dunckley, which eliminated all TVs, phones, and video games, Billy's problems miraculously cleared up. His parents were so pleased that they decided to maintain the fast.

Six months passed, and Billy's friends were no longer avoiding him, and his sportsmanship had improved markedly. Billy decided to run for class president and delivered a speech, something that would have previously terrified him.

Billy is one of Dr. Dunckley's many patients whose mental and behavioral problems disappeared once they eliminated or significantly reduced screen time.


FDA launches fresh bid to toss out high-profile Ivermectin case

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in White Oak, Md., on June 5, 2023.
© Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch TimesThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in White Oak, Md., on June 5, 2023.

Attempt comes after appeals court ruled agency likely overstepped its authority in warnings against ivermectin.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking to persuade a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its repeated advisories against using ivermectin to treat COVID-19.

The FDA in a sealed motion asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to dismiss the suit, which was brought by three doctors who allege the FDA's warnings were illegal.

The late 2023 motion was sealed because exhibits the government cited "include confidential information" from a separate legal proceeding, according to a government brief.

Comment: Why recommend a cheap and effective drug when there is a more lucrative vaccination? The FDA has proven before, e.g. with Oxycodone, that sometimes logic has nothing to do with the recommendations they make. Follow the money...

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Black Magic

The three biggest Covid lies Fauci admitted to Congress

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© Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via APDr. Anthony Fauci
If Dr. Anthony Fauci thought retiring from his nearly-half-a-million dollar government position would end questions about his disastrous policymaking, he was sorely mistaken. This week, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases faced tough questions from the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, and his answers confirmed many of the worst fears of those in the medical community who spoke out during his reign of terror.

Although his 14-hour testimony was behind closed doors, the subcommittee provided an overview of the most salient points that were covered and promised to make a full transcript available soon. Here are the three most notable takeaways and how they can be addressed moving forward.