by Dr. Joseph Mercola
May 17, 2023
Peter Lurie, president of the Center for Science in the
Public Interest (CSPI), and Beth Ellikidis, vice
president of agriculture and environment at the
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), argue for
the genetic engineering of food. Both are connected to
Bill Gates and other Great Resetters that are pushing to
replace all natural foods with patentable, genetically
the world's largest GMO trade organization, represents
more than 1,000 pesticide, pharmaceutical and biotech
companies in more than 30 countries. BIO claims genetic
engineering is the solution to heal, fuel and feed the
world, and to that end, it lobbies 15 different policy
areas, including food, agriculture, and health care
2004, BIO launched BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH),
a nonprofit organization that "develops and manages
programs across the for-profit and non-profit sectors to
accelerate research and development for poverty-related
diseases." BVGH was launched with a $1 million start-up
grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2018, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spun off a
nonprofit subsidiary to the foundation called the Bill &
Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute (Gates MRI),
which develops biotechnologies to address health
problems in poor countries
is partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD),
and the DOD specifically funds and provides technology
transfers for the diseases that Gates MRI and BVGH are
focused on: malaria, tuberculosis and Ebola
In an April 17, 2023, opinion piece in STAT News, 1 Dr. Peter
Lurie and Beth Ellikidis argue for the genetic
engineering of food, claiming,
can make highly targeted changes at the base-pair level - one
specific rung on the DNA ladder - enhancing precision and
reducing the likelihood of 'off-target effects' in which the
base pairs are unintentionally added to or deleted from the
While targeted genetic
engineering is indeed possible, and modern technology lowers the
likelihood of unintentional additions or deletions, this precision
does not guarantee there won't be adverse effects.
One of the reasons for
this is because many genes are multifunctional and can have multiple
downstream effects. 2,3
By altering a single gene, you can inadvertently affect the
expression of hundreds of others. What's more, the
multifunctionality of genes is rarely intuitive.
So, while it may seem
convenient to genetically engineer cows without horns to prevent
injury to other cows and farmhands, as suggested by Lurie and
Ellikidis, there's no telling what that tweak might do to internal
organs or biological pathways.
In turn, there's no guarantee that cascading effects will not alter
the nutrition of the meat or dairy that comes from that cow.
it'll be fine, maybe it won't...
The problem is that, oftentimes with
genetically engineered foods, safety testing is minimal or
Who do Lurie
and Ellikidis Answer To?
When assessing the trustworthiness of people, it can be worthwhile
to look at their funding and various partnerships.
In the case of
Lurie and Ellikidis, both are in league with
Bill Gates and other
Great Resetters that are pushing to replace all natural foods with
patentable, genetically modified foods (GMO).
Lurie - a former FDA associate commissioner - is the president of
the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
In the summer
of 2020, Lurie launched a comprehensive campaign to put Mercola.com
out of business by sending the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and
the Federal Trade Commission after us based on bogus charges.
CSPI is funded by,
the Rockefeller Family
...and other billionaire-owned
It's also partnered with the
Cornell Alliance for
Science, a "global communications initiative" whose primary funding
comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Greg Jaffe, who
heads up CSPI's Biotechnology Project, is also the associate
director of legal affairs at Alliance for Science.
Considering those ties, the CSPI's long history of promoting
industry science and propaganda is not surprising in the least.
supported artificial sweeteners, trans fats, GMOs, fake meat and the
They've also actively undermined transparency in
Ellikidis, meanwhile, is the vice president of agriculture and
environment at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).
She's leading the,
"policy and market access strategies for BIO's
Agriculture and Environment section, which includes member companies
developing and producing breakthrough technologies in food and
the world's largest GMO trade organization,
5,6 represents more
than 1,000 pesticide, pharmaceutical and biotech companies in more
than 30 countries, as well as industry groups, academic
institutions, state biotechnology centers and other related
According to BIO, genetic engineering is the solution to heal, fuel
and feed the world, and to that end, it has lobbying committees
dedicated to influencing 15 different policy areas, including food,
agriculture, health care policy, technology transfer and finance.
According to Open Secrets, 7 BIO spent $13,250,000 on "pharmaceutical
and health products" lobbying in 2022.
For reference, only Pfizer
and the lobbying group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of
America spent more. 8
How Gates Sets
Himself Up for Success
In 2004, BIO launched BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH),
'nonprofit' organization that,
"strategically develops and manages
programs across the for-profit and non-profit sectors to accelerate
research and development (R&D) for poverty-related diseases."
BVGH was launched with a $1 million start-up grant from the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation. 10
In 2005, the BVGH received another $5.4
million to expand the biotech industry's role in the fight against
neglected diseases. 11 The Rockefeller Foundation is also funding the
Fast-forward to 2018, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
spun off a nonprofit subsidiary to the foundation called the Bill &
Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute (Gates MRI). 12
Gates MRI, funded with a
$273 million, four-year grant from the Gates Foundation, is focused
on developing biotechnologies to address health problems in poor
It's a convenient setup to say the least...
On the one hand, Gates is
funding the R&D of biotech products through Gates MRI, and on the
other, he's funding the acceleration, coordination and management of
private-public biotech programs through BVGH.
One key area where the BVGH is being inserted to manage
private-public programs is the "Cancer Moonshot" program,
launched in 2016 by then-Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden "reignited" and
highlighted the program in 2022. 14
As reported in a White House fact
"Working with African Access Initiative (AAI) partners, BIO Ventures
for Global Health (BVGH) will implement cancer research projects
that are determined and led by African oncologists and conducted in
collaboration with U.S. cancer experts.
Through its African Consortium for Cancer Clinical Trials (AC3T)
program, BVGH will facilitate five research projects, build capacity
to conduct rigorous clinical research at 50 African sites, promote
African primary investigator's research interests on the AC3T
platform, and coordinate the implementation of observational
In addition to building AC3T sites' research capacity, BVGH will map
the regulatory pathway in five AAI countries.
All clinical studies
involving cancer drugs will include development of market access
pathways by BVGH."
Gates MRI, in turn, intends to,
"apply new understanding of the human
immune system learned from cancer research to prevent infectious
Conveniently, he's got the inside track to all of that
through the BVGH.
Part 2 and
The US Government invests in
biomedical research in many ways, including direct
funding of some critical R&D areas for diagnostics,
vaccines, and therapeutics that could strengthen
This BIO-hosted webinar
details for the biotechnology corporate and academic
community the many new and previously available sources
of capital, as well as the processes for applying for
funding, from the US Department of Defense.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is continuously engaging
in efforts to protect the warfighter from a broad array
Preparing for and responding
to these threats requires key partnerships with the
industry to develop vaccines, therapeutics, and
diagnostics that are designed specifically to meet the
unique needs of the warfighter in various situations.
Many of the investments made
through these partnerships also support broader
applications of key biotechnologies for other unmet
This important webinar
represents an opportunity for BIO members and the whole
biotechnology community to get an update about the
priorities and programs within the DoD and the ways
companies can work with the Agency on their priorities.
Webinar recorded on June 30, 2022, by the Biotechnology
Innovation Organization (BIO).
As it so happens, BIO is also partnered with the U.S. Department of
Defense (DOD), 17 and the DOD specifically funds and provides
technology transfers for the diseases that Gates MRI and BVGH are
malaria, tuberculosis and Ebola...
Not surprisingly, the DOD is also seeking to develop and adopt more
mRNA-based therapeutics against other emerging biological threats
- products that can be manufactured and deployed quickly.
One of the obvious hazards of public-private partnerships becoming
more and more intertwined, as we see now, is that the government
becomes less and less inclined to ensure the safety of these
co-developed, co-owned products.
In a June 2022 BIO webinar, Ian Watson, deputy assistant secretary
of defense for chemical and biological defense, specified that the
agency will "safeguard" its industrial partners from various
"foreign economic aggression and inherent
marketplace vulnerability that are specific to biotechnology and
Does "market vulnerability" also include legal action by people
injured by biopharmaceuticals that have been brought to market at
Judging by what we've seen during the
COVID 'pandemic', it
sure seems the U.S. government is doing everything it can to hide
and suppress evidence of harm, so,
why would we expect any different
in the future...?
Being Turned Into Bioweapons?
Getting back to the issue of food,
just as medicine is being
hijacked by the biotech industry, so is our food supply...
Biden recently signed an
executive order that makes biotechnology a key focus of every
federal agency, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
transhumanist agenda is clear for everyone to see, and it's
being pushed on us from every angle, through food, medicine and
It recently came to light that the swine industry
in the U.S. and Canada has been using customizable mRNA "vaccines"
on herds since 2018, 25 and to this day, there's no research to prove
the meat is safe for consumption in the long term and won't affect
the genetics of those who eat it.
Based on our experiences with
the mRNA COVID shots, which more and
more experts are starting to refer to as bioweapons,
farfetched to wonder whether the use of mRNA in livestock might be a
form of biowarfare against the public as well, this time through the
As reported by Dr.
Peter McCullough, 26 Chinese researchers have
demonstrated that food can indeed be turned into a vaccine (or a bioweapon, depending on the antigen):
"The nation's food supply can be manipulated by public health
agencies to influence population outcomes...
Now an oral route of
administration is being considered specifically for COVID-19
vaccination using mRNA in cow's milk.
Zhang and colleagues have demonstrated that a shortened mRNA code of
675 base pairs could be loaded into phospholipid packets called
exosomes derived from milk and then using that same milk, be fed to
The mice gastrointestinal tract absorbed the exosomes and the mRNA
must have made it into the blood stream and lymphatic tissue because
antibodies were produced in fed mice against SARS-CoV-2 Spike
protein (receptor binding domain)...
[G]iven the damage mRNA vaccines have generated in terms of
injuries, disabilities, and deaths, these data raise considerable
The COVID States project has shown that 25% of
Americans were successful in remaining unvaccinated.
would have strong objections to mRNA in the food supply,
particularly if it was done surreptitiously or with minimal labeling/warnings...
These observations lead me to conclude that mRNA technology has just
entered a whole new, much darker phase of development. Expect more
research on and resistance to mRNA in our food supply.
have just taken the first of what will probably be many more
dangerous steps for the world."
Say No to mRNA
in Your Food
Moving forward, it's going to be extremely important to stay on top
of what's happening to our food supply.
Many of us were surprised to
realize mRNA shots have been used in swine for several years
already. Soon, cattle may get these customizable mRNA shots as well,
which could affect both beef and dairy products.
For now, I strongly recommend avoiding pork products.
In addition to
the uncertainty surrounding these untested mRNA "vaccines," pork is
also very high in linoleic acid, a harmful omega-6 fat that drives
Hopefully, cattle ranchers will realize the danger
this mRNA platform poses to their bottom-line and reject it.
don't, finding beef and dairy that has not been "gene therapied"
could become quite the challenge.
Ultimately, if we want to be free, and if we want food safety and
food security, we must focus our efforts on building a decentralized
system that connects communities with farmers who grow real food in
sustainable ways and distribute that food locally.
Legislative efforts are also needed. Bills that would be helpful in
steering us in the right direction include the following:
Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act. 28
bill was introduced in 2017 and hasn't moved since its
introduction in the House.
The PRIME Act would allow farmers
to sell meat processed at smaller slaughtering facilities
and allow states to set their own meat processing standards.
Because small slaughterhouses do not have an inspector on
staff - a requirement that only large facilities can easily
fulfill - they're banned from selling their meat.
Act would lift this regulation without sacrificing safety,
as random USDA inspections could still occur.
Milk Freedom Act of 2021. 29
This bill was introduced at the
end of July 2021 as an amendment to the 2018 Farm bill.
Bill 1169. 30
Which would require labeling of products,
including food, that might "impact, alter or introduce
genetic material or a genetic change" into the consumer.
Modern industrial farming
has created a food production model that is not only unhealthy, but
unsustainable as well.
The reliance on
GMO-derived products and the
toxic chemicals used alongside them are destroying the environment
and the public's health.
To combat the encroaching influence of big GMO companies,
encourage you to support farmers and businesses that practice
organic, biodynamic and regenerative farming...
This food production
model benefits both humans and the environment because it:
Rebuilds topsoil by sequestering atmospheric
carbon above ground and below ground
Protects water sources, runoff, and reduces
water demand by increasing moisture in the soil
Promotes nutrition and health through
nutrient-dense, organic food
Minimizes the risk of foodborne illnesses and
drug-resistant disease by avoiding the use of
Restores damaged ecosystems through regenerative
Helps local farmers by giving them larger
profits compared to industrial counterparts
How can you play your part?
The solution is actually
buy healthy, organic food...!
One of the best things you
can do is to purchase your food from small-business farmers.
To help you in your
search, I recommend visiting these websites that point you to non-GMO
food producers in your area:
I also urge you to
support and donate to organizations like the Organic Consumers
Association (OCA), as they are leading the way to promoting
regenerative agriculture and sustainable farming practices.
By advocating the
innovative campaigns of these organizations, you are contributing to
the future of regenerative agriculture.
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November 14, 2022
BIO Key Facts
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Secrets BIO 2022 Lobbying Expenditures
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Client Totals List
Foundation, BIO Launches BIO Ventures
Foundation BIO Ventures Announces Grant to Expand Biotech
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House February 2, 2022
House December 14, 2022
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Partnering with DOD to Protect the Warfighter
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BVGH FundFinder Featured Funding Announcement 2017
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Partnering with DOD to Protect the Warfighter Video 1, 6:35
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Global Ag Media 2018
McCullough Substack April 7, 2023
December 20, 2022
2657 PRIME Act
Interstate Milk Freedom Act 2021
House bill 1169