(NaturalNews) A special investigative report set to air in November is said to contain “shocking evidence” that mega-corporations have conspired with government agencies to create a “genetic Armageddon.”
The investigation by SkyWatch TV hints at groundbreaking information that one of the undercover journalists suggested the world might not be prepared to accept.
According to the narrator of this promotional video, three undercover journalists – Tom Horn, Joe Ardis and Donna Howell, along with the remainder of the SkyWatch investigative team – “join a host of global experts in the conclusion of a multi-year undercover inquiry that exposes what the U.S. government, the [Food and Drug Administration], and monster corporations have been hiding from you.”
Horn adds: “We’re talking about everything from the food that we eat, to animals and pet animals, to ultimately humans – literally, what we have been doing with genetically modified crops, what we have and are doing with trans-genetically made animals, what we fully intend to do with the human race…”
Transforming all of creation
“I mean, how many people know, right now, that the last scientist in Congress, [Rep.] Bill Foster [D-Illinois] recently spoke before Congress…he wrote an article for The Hill in which he says that, right now, the top science departments in our government that dole out taxpayer-funded revenue have already been ordered to literally create the guidelines that are going to be used for genetically modifying the human race,” Horn continued.
Ardis then says he believes that “90 percent of Americans would be shocked to learn that their cats and dogs were eating these diseased meats, and euthanized pets.”
“During our investigation,” Howell continues, “we were able to verify that if your pet ‘Fluffy’ had been euthanized at one of these vet clinics or one of these shelters, it would be recycled into food byproducts, toothpaste, cosmetics, [and] deodorant…”
The narrator then says that the investigation has revealed the government “is hiding a genetic menace that is slowly, quietly, secretly killing and transforming all of creation.”
Of those involved in the conspiracy, Horn said, “they have made a Faustian deal with the devil.”
“I’m talking about our government,” he said. “They have sold out the best interests of Americans to greedy, monster corporations that are in their back pockets.”
The investigative team has produced two separate reports to be released in November: “Dead Pets Don’t Lie,” and “Inhuman: The Next and Final Phase of Man is Here.”
In his column, Foster, who is a physicist, issued this warning:
It is rare that prominent members of the scientific community come together to warn our leaders of technological breakthroughs that our legal system and society are not prepared for. As the last scientist with a Ph.D. remaining in Congress, I feel a responsibility to transmit those concerns to my colleagues and to the public.
He went on to note that the “breakthrough” he referenced was in human genetic engineering, a field of study long pursued in the U.S. and one that “has long been a theoretical possibility assumed to be decades away from practicality.”
That has changed dramatically in just the last several years, Foster wrote, primarily due to “recent breakthroughs that allow inexpensive and precise editing of chromosomal DNA.” The potential of this technology has grown exponentially by in vitro fertilization, “the rapid decline in cost of genome sequencing, increasing use of Big Data to understand the relationship between genetic variations and behavior and the rapid spread of these technologies throughout the world.”
Now, he insists, it’s time for the federal government to understand what is coming and take steps to mitigate it.
“We must not blindly charge ahead”
The inexpensive new tools that have been developed and are now in use, Foster says, are “revolutionary” in that they allow any researcher with basic capabilities in molecular biology to edit genomes.
“Therein lies the promise and the danger,” he wrote in July. “Anyone with $300 and Internet access” can now buy the technology – embodied in CRISPR kits – “to begin primitive genome editing of plants and animals.”
While many uses of the technology are likely to be beneficial – such as improving animal growth rates to cut the need for antibiotics and replacing the bone marrow of a human suffering from sickle cell disease – there is also the very distinct likelihood that it will be misused and even abused.
“So serious is the potential for CRISPR and related tools that the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine recently announced they will launch a major international initiative to develop guidelines for human gene editing,” Foster wrote.
“We are on the verge of a technological breakthrough that could change the future of humankind; we must not blindly charge ahead,” he added.
The recent case of an American toddler diagnosed with type 2 diabetes highlights the severity of the problems our modern processed food diet causes. According to Reuters,1 the three-year old girl, who weighed in at 77 pounds, is one of the youngest persons ever diagnosed with this obesity-related disease.
In the past, type 2 diabetes was referred to as “adult onset” diabetes, and most patients were in the senior category. But as our diets and lifestyles have changed, so has the disease.
And, while lack of exercise is certainly a factor, one would be hard-pressed to accuse a two-year old of being too sedentary. Clearly, diet plays a more important role in individuals this young. So what’s wrong with children’s diets these days?
Many Babies Are Raised on Sugar
In short, most babies and toddlers are fed far too much sugar right from the start. Many parents fail to realize that infant formulas can contain significant amounts of added sugars and starchy fillers,2 which paves the way for chronic disease from day one.
Last year, data3 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that more than 29 million Americans were diagnosed with full-blown type 2 diabetes,4 a statistic researchers predicted in 2001 wouldn’t be reached until 2050.5
A more recent study,6,7,8,9,10 which also for the first time included estimated disease rates for certain minority groups, suggests as much as HALF of the American public may have either prediabetes or diabetes.
Diabetes rates have also soared in other countries. In the UK, rates have risen by 60 percent in the last decade.11
When you start investigating the diets of babies and young children, these statistics become less surprising. In fact, they’re to be expected.
One in four Americans eats some type of fast food on a daily basis,12 and nearly half of the money Americans spend on food is spent on fast food meals.13 More than one-third of school-aged children and adolescent eat fast food on a daily basis.
“More than 12 percent of the children and adolescents surveyed got over 40 percent of their calories from fast food, which was defined as ‘restaurant fast food/pizza,’ according to the data brief from the NCHS, a unit of the CDC.
‘It is certainly a significant amount and it would be more concerning if someone were not astonished by that number.
It is a sign we have some work to do to help families come up with practical solutions,’ said Dr. Esther Krych, a pediatrician with the Mayo Clinic's Children's Center...”
An estimated 56 percent of 8 year-olds also drink soda on a daily basis, and once the teenage years come, some kids drink at least three cans of soda a day.15
Analysis Confirms Fructose Is Primary Driver of Diabetes
Processed food and sugary beverages are now taking its toll on ever younger people as these younger generations are raised on such foods and drinks from a very early age, and this is why disease prevalence has exploded.
A meta-review published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings16,17,18 recently confirmed that calories from fructose (think high fructose corn syrup) and other added sugars are the primary drivers of prediabetes and diabetes.
Processed fructose and other added sugars not only worsen insulin levels and glucose tolerance, they also promote a number of different markers for poor health, including inflammation and hypertension (high blood pressure).
As a standard recommendation, I strongly advise keeping your total fructose consumption below 25 grams per day, which is about six teaspoons. If you have no signs of insulin resistance you should be able to consume fruit liberally even though it has fructose.
If you have signs of insulin resistance such as hypertension, obesity, or heart disease, you’d be wise to limit your total fructose consumption to 15 grams or less until your weight and other health conditions have normalized.
According to this meta-review, the research clearly shows that once you reach 18 percent of your daily calories from sugar, there’s a two-fold increase in metabolic harm that promote prediabetes and diabetes.
Babies and toddlers really should have no added sugars at all. It’s completely non-essential for their growth and development. Breast milk is ideal, and even if you cannot breastfeed, there are far better alternatives than commercial infant formula.
Buying donor milk is one option. You can also make your own infant formula using whole ingredients like whole grass-fed raw milk or goat’s milk.
Antibiotics May Play a Role in Rising Diabetes Rates
According to a recent study,19,20 type 2 diabetics tend to have been more overexposed to antibiotics in the years prior to their diagnosis compared to non-diabetics.
This is yet another fast food factor that places young children at increased risk of diabetes and related health problems. Antibiotic overuse in food production has also led to the current scourge of antibiotic resistance.
Antibiotic exposure is one reason why I don’t recommend eating foods from factory farmed animals, as they tend to be raised on antibiotic growth promoters.
Each time you or your child eat food made from such animals, you’re getting a small dose of antibiotics that, over time with regular consumption, can upset your gut flora and have a notable impact on your weight and metabolism.21
While a small number of restaurants have taken steps to limit meat raised on antibiotics, the vast majority of fast food restaurants and major restaurant chains have not.
A recent report22,23,24 produced by six consumer interest, public health, and environmental organizations warn that 20 of the 25 restaurant chains surveyed have failed to take any affirmative action on this issue, and are still serving meat and poultry raised on antibiotics. Chipotle’s and Panera Bread were the only two restaurants, according to this report, that publicly affirm the majority of the meats served come from antibiotic-free producers.
Pesticides in Processed Food Also Raise Diabetes Risk
Pesticides and herbicides are another factor that has now started to come to the fore as a major driver of chronic disease — including diabetes. According to a recent analysis25,26,27 of 21 studies, exposure to pesticide — regardless of type — was associated with a 61 percent increased risk for any type of diabetes. Twelve of the studies focused on type 2 diabetes specifically, linking pesticide exposure to a 64 percent increased risk of this type of diabetes.
"This systematic review supports the hypothesis that exposure to various types of pesticides increases the risk of diabetes,” the authors wrote, adding that: "Analyzing each pesticide separately suggests that some pesticides are more likely to contribute to the development of diabetes than others.”
Among the pesticides more clearly linked to diabetes were:
Toxic Glyphosate May Be a Major Health Threat in Food Supply
One of the most widely used herbicides in the US is glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. In late March, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), reclassified28 glyphosate as a Class 2A “probable human carcinogen,” based on evidence showing it can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and lung cancer in humans.
Previous research has also linked glyphosate to an increased diabetes risk, along with a slew of other chronic health problems, including Alzheimer’s disease, which some believe may be yet another form of diabetes — basically “brain diabetes.” Swedish researchers recently confirmed that controlling your blood sugar levels appear to be an important aspect of dementia prevention for type 2 diabetics, who are at an increased risk for neurological degeneration.
The study included nearly 350,000 people, and blood sugar levels were tracked using hemoglobin A1C tests. This newer type of test provides you with an average blood sugar level over the past several months. As reported by MedicineNet.com:29
“After taking other variables into account, the study found that those with HbA1c levels of 10.5 percent or higher were 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with dementia compared to people with HbA1c levels of 6.5 percent or less.”
Make Your Family’s Nutrition a Priority
It’s important to keep offering healthy foods to your child, even if they refuse them or seem to not like them. It can take 10 to 15 food exposures before a child becomes familiar with and likes a certain food, so persistence is important. Food is a part of crucial lifestyle choices first learned at home, so you need to educate yourself about proper nutrition and the dangers of junk food and processed foods in order to change the food culture of your entire family.
One of the basic keys to good health and disease prevention is to eat real food... This may be particularly true for diabetes prevention, as processed foods and fast food contain not just one but several components shown to promote metabolic dysfunction and obesity.
This includes processed fructose and other added sugars, trans fats, antibiotics, and pesticides, along with other artificial ingredients, such as artificial sweeteners and MSG. A 2012 study found that both of these additives cause an increase in fasting blood glucose levels and contribute to the onset of diabetes. When it comes to meat, it’s important to make sure it’s antibiotic-free and organically raised.
Ditto for other animal products like dairy and eggs. While some grocery chains offer grass-fed meats nowadays, your best bet is to connect with a local farmer that raises animals according to organic standards, allowing them to roam freely on pasture. Other foods are also best sourced from organic and local sources, to avoid undue pesticide exposure. In the US, the following organizations can help you locate farm-fresh foods:
Weston Price Foundation30 has local chapters in most states, and many of them are connected with buying clubs in which you can easily purchase organic foods, including grass fed raw dairy products like milk and butter.
Local Harvest – This Web site will help you find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
Eat Well Guide: Wholesome Food from Healthy Animals – The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs from farms, stores, restaurants, inns, and hotels, and online outlets in the United States and Canada.
FoodRoutes – The FoodRoutes "Find Good Food" map can help you connect with local farmers to find the freshest, tastiest food possible. On their interactive map, you can find a listing for local farmers, CSAs, and markets near you.
When two of the most modernized and economically powerful countries in the world decide to ban a type of food crop that has made its way into roughly 70-80% or more of the U.S. food supply, you’d think it would be considered newsworthy.
But the United States media has missed the boat yet again on major happenings relating to GMO crops overseas.
Both Russia and France officially announced bans on Monsanto’s genetically engineered crops this past week, cementing their positions and upholding the will of the people in nations where public opinion is dead set on keeping the food and farming system natural.
“As far as genetically-modified organisms are concerned, we have made decision not to use any GMO in food productions,” Russia’s Deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich announced at worldwide conference on biotechnology in the Russian city of Kirov according to the website RT.
“This is not a simple issue, we must do very thorough work on division on these spheres and form a legal base on this foundation,” he said. Russia has announced similar plans in the past but the announcement feels even more official considering the wave of GMO bans sweeping Europe these days.
France Plans to “Opt-Out,” Stay GMO Free
Meanwhile France also announced its plans to stay GMO Free by opting exercising its “opt-out” clause through the European Union.
In total, five nations in Europe have announced plans to ban the growth of Monsanto’s GMOs within their borders including Germany, Scotland, Latvia, and Greece.
The crops are allowed to be grown within the European Union but each country has its own ability to opt-out.
As noted in this article from Eco Watch, France’s main concerns stem from the environmental risks created by the crops, which are capable of contaminating non-GMO crops via wind pollination and causing other harm, especially when used with the herbicide, glyphosate, they are designed to withstand.
Monsanto’s MON810 genetically engineered corn, the only crop of its kind allowed in Europe, is a specific threat to natural agriculture in the country because of this concern.
American Media Silent on GMO Bans
A quick Google News search turns up virtually no results for the bans by Russia and France, aside from a few scattered alternative news sites.
With more Americans than ever before learning about GMOs and making their own decisions on whether to include such foods in their diet, and a huge vote looming in the Senate over a possible ban on mandatory GMO labeling in America (click here to learn more and take action), you’d think the news giants like NBC, Fox News, CNN and others would be chomping at the bit to get this news out to their readers and viewers.
But alas, they have chosen not to cover these stories, once again giving the American people an incomplete picture about the ongoing food experiment that they never consented to in the first place.