America's New MRSA Outbreak
- America's New MRSA Outbreak
Like a Grade-B Hollywood Stephen King movie, Monsanto
may have genetically engineered a new version of
staphylococcus which is immune to antibiotics.
What was done with their "batch" error? My Freedom
of Informtion act request revealed that gallons of
raw infected Posilac were dumped into sewers...
MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA), is a biological agent responsible for
impossible-to-be-treated bacterial infections in
humans. It is also called multiple-resistant
Every day MRSA in the news. A child or police officer
or school teacher is diagnosed with this often-deadly
bacterium. We read the stories in our morning newspapers
and watch the tragedy grow on the evening news, crossing
our fingers and hoping that we are not the next victim.
I first warned about this coming horror story more
than three years ago by writing:
Freedom of Information Act request reveals
disastrous mistake and cover-up.
On The Brink of a GMO Disaster
Americans are walking along the cutting edge blade
of an environmental apocalypse.
On Wednesday, February 4, 2004, I received the damning
evidence that confirms Monsanto's crime against humankind.
Thirty hours of non-stop research and confirmation later
supports the magnitude of Monsanto's crime against humankind.
The FDA is a co-conspirator because Monsanto's
genetically engineered bovine growth hormone should
have been immediately banned from the market upon receipt
of this news, which will be revealed in this column.
I have just received the results of my Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) request that was made a
few days before Christmas, 2003. On the day I filed
that request, I also spoke with a number of FDA bureaucrats.
I smelled a cover-up of major proportion at FDA and wrote:
"Will I get to the truth? You bet. One way or another..."
"Mark down this date, 12/19/03."
This may very well be the defining moment that ends the
use of genetically engineered foods in America's food."
For my entire column, see:
FDA finally responded to my FOIA request by intentionally
ignoring my actual request and sending me non-relevant
information about an incident that occurred many years
I could not stand it anymore. I called the person in
charge at FDA, Glo Dunnavan, and said:
"I no longer give a damn about working with the FDA.
I give up. You win. The American people lose." I invited
you, my readers, to kick me in the butt. My column:
I then called the FDA Ombudsman, Marcia Larkins and
voiced my frustration. She called me the next day to
tell me that she would handle my FOIA request. After
telling her not to bother, and after her insisting
that she would, I hung up the phone, expecting very little.
On January 30, 2004, I received a warning that represented
a threat to my well being. I wrote a column the next day,
responding to that threat:
"I have been threatened, and my enemies can go to hell.
They will read this, and know that there will be many
witnesses to any future coincidences. You, my readers,
are an insurance policy that may or may not have
matured to its full term...I will not turn my back
on the children. So, I continue my course. Full speed
My entire column:
Four days after writing and posting that column, I received
an envelope from FDA confirming my worst fears. My FOIA
request. Truth, at last. The entire request cost me
$18.30. This revelation shall cost Monsanto and its
stockholders considerably more.
The most damning evidence can be found in observation number
1, filed by an FDA investigator after inspecting Monsanto's
recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST or Posilac) production
facility at Biochemisetrasse 10, Kundl, Austria.
"There is a failure to thoroughly review the failure
of a batch or any of its components to meet any of its
specifications whether or not the batch has been
"Specifically, the corrective actions implemented after
the investigation of nine sterility failures reported
since 2001 (3 for 2001, 3 for 2002, and 3 for 2003) for
Posilac injection or for the lyophilized active ingredient
(Sometribove zinc) have not been effective in preventing
reoccurrence. In five instances (2 for 2001, 1 for 2002,
and 2 for 2003) the organism was identified as
Propionibacterium acnes; Staphylococcus species have been
identified in three instances and in one instance (in
2002) Bacillus pumilus was found. Propionibacterium was
found in environmental samples of the manufacturing areas.
Batches manufactured around the same period of time and
under the same conditions of the affected lots have been
released to the market."
"Equipment for adequate control over micro-organisms
is not provided when appropriate for the manufacture,
processing, packing or holding of a drug product."
As Jeff Goldbloom said to Geena Davis in the classic
horror film, The Fly (1986): "Be scared, be very scared."
The first attempt to produce a new food by pretending
to understand God's genetic code resulted in a new
kind of milk, supersaturated with powerful growth
hormones. FDA lied to America, claiming that milk
had not changed. That was the beginning.
At the end of the twentieth century, biotechnology
produced another new food, made by re-combining
genetic material from deepwater fish living in
cold water with a gene from a potato, hoping to grow
a new variety of potato in cold weather. A similar
attempt at producing the "Flavor-Saver" tomato
produced a variety of tomato that looked great,
but lacked flavor.
With this latest FOIA request, we learn the answer
to the query, "What hath God wrought?" Humankind
will now be asking, "What hath man wrought?"
It has been well reported that a new emerging species
of bacteria has developed, immune to antibiotic
treatment. Staphylococcus aureus plagues many American
hospitals in this new outbreak. Could the etiology
of the mother of all deadly Staph infections be
traced to a new genetically engineered version of
Staph, a superbug inadvertently produced by Monsanto
and then introduced into the food supply?
In 1989, such Staphyloccus infections were unknown to
hospitals. By 2002, nearly two-thirds of all hospital
infections could be attributed to antibiotic-resistant
A second bacterium on FDA's (once) secret report
reveals that Posilac samples were found to contain
Bacillus pumilus. This bacterium degrades cellulose.
What would be the result of genetically engineering
something that breaks down the heartiest of plant
cells with a cow hormone? As my dear departed Grandma
Ruth used to say, "God only knows."
A third bacterium found was identified as
Propionibacterium acnes (P-acnes). What the heck
is P-acnes? An Internet search revealed:
"P. acnes is the causative agent of acne vulgaris (pimples)...
Other infections for which P. acnes has been implicated
include corneal ulcers, heart valves and prosthetic
devices, and central nervous system shunts. A rare heart
disease known as Propionibacterium acnes endocarditis has
been discovered in a prosthetic valve infected with P. acnes.
The valve was also complicated by multiple mycotic aneurysms."
Will Monsanto's genetically engineered version be giving
America's teenagers super-zits?
I am not a microbiologist. I am just a plain old guy
who has predicted that these genetically engineered
Frankenfoods might one day produce an environmental
disaster. That day has arrived.
My efforts resulted in a closing of Monsanto's factory
for nearly a year. During that time, dairy farmers
experienced a shortage of the injectable form of
the genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.
Monsanto suffered hundreds of millions of dollars
in losses from my effort, but the damage was done.
The clock continues to tick as more and more people
become infected with MRSA.