Barbara H. Peterson

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New scientific discovery reveals DNA manipulation can create mutations due to ignorance of gene control mechanism.

There was a time when science dictated that the world was flat, and that if you reached the edge, you would simply fall off. What they couldn’t see, they proposed to be non-existent. Well, we’ve come a long way since then, but the arrogance remains. In the biotech sector, what they don’t see simply does not exist, and what they claim does not exist may be responsible for a myriad of diseases we are experiencing today.

A research team led by Dr. John Stamatoyannopoulos, University of Washington associate professor of genome sciences and of medicine, made the discovery. The findings are reported in the Dec. 13 issue of Science.

Read the research paper.  Also see commentary in Science, “The Hidden Codes that Shape Protein Evolution.

University of Washington

Since the genetic code was deciphered in the 1960s, scientists have assumed that it was used exclusively to write information about proteins. UW scientists were stunned to discover that genomes use the genetic code to write two separate languages. One describes how proteins are made, and the other instructs the cell on how genes are controlled. One language is written on top of the other, which is why the second language remained hidden for so long.

“For over 40 years we have assumed that DNA changes affecting the genetic code solely impact how proteins are made,” said Stamatoyannopoulos. “Now we know that this basic assumption about reading the human genome missed half of the picture. These new findings highlight that DNA is an incredibly powerful information storage device, which nature has fully exploited in unexpected ways.”

 “The fact that the genetic code can simultaneously write two kinds of information means that many DNA changes that appear to alter protein sequences may actually cause disease by disrupting gene control programs or even both mechanisms simultaneously,” said Stamatoyannopoulos.



Biotech proponents routinely denigrate opponents as flatworlders, Luddites, and against science. Let me ask a question. If Monsanto and the biotech industry are working on the outdated theory that “DNA changes affecting the genetic code solely impact how proteins are made,” and completely ignore half of the picture and newly released scientific findings that “the genetic code can simultaneously write two kinds of information, [which] means that many DNA changes that appear to alter protein sequences may actually cause disease by disrupting gene control programs or even both mechanisms simultaneously,” what does that say about the pseudo-science that says genetically engineered organisms (GMOs) are perfectly safe in our food supply?

Promoting this specious ideology displays a total disregard of the whole scientific process, and the ramifications of DNA manipulation, which make Monsanto and the biotech industry the ultimate irresponsible flatworlders.

Professor Joe Cummins has this to say regarding this new information and mutations in the resulting crops produced by criminally irresponsible DNA manipulation:

The paper should put a nail in the coffin of GM crops. My last article in ISIS pointed out that all of the commercial GM crops contain bacterial genes that have to have the code altered so that they produce in plants. However, when the crops were approved by USDA they did the safety tests on the gene product proteins made in bacteria not the crops because the proteins were easier to purify from bacterial cultures. My article pointed out that the GM crop transgenes had what is called synonymous mutations so that the amino acids chains were the same in bacteria and crop but the mutations made the proteins fold differently in the transgenic proteins and that kind of defect was known to have caused defects in humans and animals. The science paper is thrilling because it points out that the synonymous mutations should cause the GM proteins to be different from the bacterial proteins thus the regulators never required adequate safety testing of the GM crops.

You can’t have it both ways. You can’t accuse those who are against the irresponsible use of a newly emerging technology of being against science, when you yourself ignore the inconvenient scientific facts that show that what you are doing is hazardous. You can’t simply pick and choose what you are going to believe because it just happens to be convenient and fill the coffers of your ever-expanding bank account. What you choose to ignore CAN hurt us.

The only acceptable response to this new information is to stop the genetic engineering of our food supply now. Completely, and without exception.


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9 Responses to “The Incredibly Flat World of Monsanto”

  1. B. Talbert says:

    Now Monsanto,Syngenta and their ilk are wanting genetically modified foods to be labeled “natural”. This is just an attempt to get a new lie to cover up the other lies. People simply do not understand the processes of genetic modification or any part of it. And the skewed and paid for “science” that explains it to people conveniently leaves out all the facts. If a potato contains a roundworm gene or plasmids of that organism they should have to list it on the label. After all that is now an ingredient of that potato. Nature would never put a roundworm gene in a potato as it knows better, and so do we. If people really knew what was going on they would be horrified. I don’t know if they do it this way any more but the old way was to shoot the genes into the target plant via linear accelerator. They also use (mostly human intestinal varieties) of bacteria to get the plant to accept the genes. Now doesn’t this sound like a wholesome process.

  2. Widetracker says:

    1 Timothy
    5:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and OPPOSITIONS OF SCIENCE (knowledge) FALSELY SO CALLED:

  3. abinico warez says:

    There was a rumor that govt/ceo cafeterias served only organic food – I chased that down to find out the truth, and here’s what I learned. Govt/ceo cafeterias serve all type: conventional, GMO, and organic; however, the food is clearly labeled so the execs can chose – something the rest of can’t do.

  4. Emmett G. says:

    Excellent article Barb! Just yesterday I read where one very strong theory said that diabetes is caused by proteins folding defectively. This would answer the question as to why GMOs cause dibetes. I was diagnosed 3 months ago with diabetes and was very surprised as I eat a healthy diet, grow much of my own food and am only about 15 pounds overweight – not obese. I don’t drink or smoke. I’ve tried to avoid GMOs but not knowing what we’re eating, that is difficult. We now have solid proof that GMOs cause diabetes and now we know why. I agree with the commenter who said it’s like giving smallpox blankets to the Indians so they’ll die and leave their gardens intact. It sure seems to be the case and more and more people are catching on.

    Barbara, you are so dedicated to what you do, THANK YOU!

  5. B. Talbert says:

    Why am I not surprised. I believe there is something I call intrinsic imprinting in every form of life and we do not have the key to it. We have been told specifically in the bible not to mix the forms of life. When we open Pandora’s box like we are mankind will pay the price. We are paying to have ourselves poisoned and genetically mutated every time we go to the grocery store. It is time for everyone to pray as the creator of the genetic code is not us and we do not have the keys to unlock it all. The phonies who think they do are creating much harm by basing their profits on human misery.

  6. Sotir says:

    Making appeals to science, common sense, or even conscience misses the point. The world is governed by a global mafia (Rothschilds, Windsors, Rockefellers and company) and they don’t give a shit about the details. These people and their many minions throughout all human endeavours can be stopped by the same means by which these creatures have taken over our world. It is the only way that we can take it back and reclaim our lives that have so far been stolen from us and every living thing on our vanishingly beautiful world.

  7. Irene says:

    The more I learn the more it seems like no one could be that stupid and this whole crop modification thing is a Trojan horse to insert misguided genetic code in the earths life to wipe it out for invading aliens.. Maybe the reptillians really just want all our stuff and get rid of earths current residents first so taking that stuff is easier. I see it similar to giving smallpox blankets to the Indians in the hopes they will die leaving their gardens in tact.

  8. Marching Morons just can’t wait to turn lose their monsters.

  9. Abe says:

    Seems to me like pick and choose is the norm these days, and not just in science!