It looks as if the GM chicken is coming home to roost for The world’s largest chemical, and plant seed corporation as farmers begin to fear what many have expected when one tampers with nature. Just as Monsanto is set ready to release to the ordinary U.S. consumer their GM corn, in the fields of Iowa, U.S., a new superbug, the western corn rootworm is manifesting that is resistant to Monsanto’s GM corn. What happens to us human when we continually take antibiotics for every illness is that the natural immunity wears down, is the same as the problem that many farmers are experiencing as they continue to use chemical pesticides, and fertilizers.
The GM corn itself, is under attack by the superbug that it is supposed to annihilate, as Monsanto dispatches a combination of GM and non-GM corn to tackle the problem. What purpose this will serve is none too clear – is it expected that the superbug rootworm will eat the non- GM corn instead of the GM corn? Has the superbug received its instructions? And even if the superbug neglects the GM corn, does this mean that the non-GM crop throughout the U.S. subject the devastation by the new strain of rootworm?
This coincides with Bill Gates campaign on malaria at a time when malaria is on an upsurge, when previous campaigns successfully reduced malaria. The upsurge is higher than before the campaign. This is a result of an increasing resistance to the anti-malarial drug insecticide deltamethrin, recommended by WHO, and used by Gates to treat bed-nets.
Instead, what is left, is what was always available and present in the beginning for young people to experience repeated infections in childhood, with a natural immunity developing from those infections for those who survive alongside the successful Cuban method, and maybe it’s time to stop fooling ourselves that we can control nature, and start realizing that we are supposed to work with nature!
Kilman, S. “Monsanto Corn Plant Losing Bug Resistance.” Wall Street Journal
Laurance, J. “Infection Surge Raises Doubts Over Gates’ Plan to Beat Malaria.” http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/infection-surge-raises-doubts-over-gates-plan-to-beat-malaria-2339634.html