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And welcome back with Jeffrey Smith, and Geoffrey why are they Jim medically altering mother nature. Isn't that dangerous? You know, there's a long history George of the narrow minded and arrogant scientist that completely misunderstands and mister x the attention and technology. I mean, it used to be that we thought that one gene would create one protein would create one trait. And this was the it's kind of like the the Star Trek the prime directive of the of the biology world, and that turned out to be completely untrue. When they found out that there was only about twenty three thousand genes in the human genome project. They realize there's a lot more proteins over one hundred thousand so something must be different. And every year, we get more and more complex understanding. And yet the technology relies on old obsolete assumptions, and I'm going to share with you what I learned today from Dr Michael Antonio, who is this expert of human genetic engineering. Okay. Introduced me to something which it just slipped below my awareness. And it turns out there's a there's an understanding or a seri- that for complex traits. It's not one, gene. It's not a group of James. But it's the entire Gino that there even our height, for example, which we used to think, oh, there's a particular. Gene, it determines how tall you are. Well, there's now a theory that it's actually every single gene working together in concert determined things. Like well. Hi, how tall you are or certain types of diseases. Now, the implications of this are amazing. First of all, it means that you're not going to be successful altering a single, gene. And then expecting it to get your desired result. So this whole concept that they can control nature in control at organism by manipulating one. Or just a few genes they're gonna come up short. But what it means more importantly to me? Is that when you do Alterra single, gene? Since the entire genome is involved in some cases with certain traits have certain diseases, then you may be influencing I- vast number of traits. Now what you would Certa gene into the genome. Typically when something is functioning, naturally, it's like there's a conductor at the front of the orchestra pointing to different instruments where this is where you come in. This is where you come out so genes will produce proteins when they're needed if the about that are needed, and then they will stop. But with genetic engineering we haven't figured out how to use the intelligence of the cell. So they put in promoters things that caused the gene to shout at full volume twenty four seven now imagine that same analogy where you have a conductor conducting an orchestra. But instead of a violin the first violin? Now, you have a very loud and brash kazoo as loud as you could. Possibly make it destroying every single piece of music that happens out of that. Orchestrate other words, the problem is that what you genetically engineer something like that into a system you can have side effects that runs through in the case of a human lewd behavior lifespan height eye color, all different things, it might be complex genetic traits. And we have no way to even evaluate that. Now, let alone protect someone from those changes. So we're we're dealing with what babes in the woods in terms of GMO's. But it's it's a very lucrative proposition. Monsanto before it was so salt a bear for sixty six billion dollars largely as a result of their genetic engineering, plus they're around so there's a lot of money to be made. There's a lot of control to be made. There's people that expect that genetic engineering is can be used as a weapon you can turn on and off the. Fields of an enemies crops genetic engineering, and of course, you could certainly genetically engineered diseases to have even more severe effects. So there's a race for control. There's a race for dominance. And it's a race based on a technology that is that is itself based on false assumptions, I'm not sure that bear investment in Monsanto is a good idea. What do you think? Well, you know when they lost. When my the Santo lost trial of Lee Johnson on August when the jury awarded Johnson two hundred eighty nine million dollars, which was reduced right to seventy eight million is true. But nonetheless, the bear capitalization in the stock market dropped I fifteen then twenty then thirty percent more lawsuits coming absolutely. In fact, I was just at the opening statements couple of weeks ago in San Francisco of the first federal trial. Now, it's interesting. This one's George that. The judge was absolutely. It's salting to the plaintiff's attorney first of all the judge had decided to do something which was extremely rare. They said they said we're going to divide the the trial into two parts and the first part. You can't mention anything about how Monsanto has tried to rig their research or affect the regulatory approvals of roundup. You can only talk about the science now is someone who's been teaching people how to speak on GMO's. I've taught about fifteen hundred people through our our star speaker training, which is available at responsible technology dot org. I explained that. It's absolutely essential to show. How Monsanto and other companies wreak their research threatened, scientists ignore problems cover up serious issues and only then will we have the credibility when we could show that love Santo and also their enforcement Reagan in Washington, the FDA. I have no credibility. But the judge stripped the plaintiff of that opportunity. And then when the plaintiff was simply presenting basic fact whence he dismissed the jury he laid into her saying you purposely crossed the line. And I'm going to sanction you and ended up finding her five hundred dollars. And then later said that it she hit her steely use the word stele or steely reaction to his fine proves to him that she had done it on purpose because she didn't react intensely. So she he the judge must've known is what he said that she was actually purposely crossing the line, which was totally ridiculous. You got the wrong judge. This guy sounds like he's already made up his mind. Well, it turns out he used to work for a law firm that was Monsanto's was their client. And that it was time. Whether this law firm it was at Covington and Burling should step down. I think so. And the thing is this law firm sent letters to all. The US dairies telling them that they can't label. Their products is free from Monsanto's bovine growth hormone, which was a big heavy handed program. They also worked for the tobacco industry and a judge in Minnesota ruled that the firm was willfully disregarding court orders to turn over documents about the forty year tobacco industry, and then under the Obama administration with the Obama campaign got three hundred forty thousand dollars from the people working at this at this law office that former members that law, including attorney general Eric Holder and deputy chief of staff, Dan, Suleiman took high positions. Like, the attorney general Jeff deputy chief of staff, and then of course, judge Chaba got his position as a judge, you know, from from being an attorney. So there's a lot of questions about this guy. And so right now the finished phase one of the trial and the jury is deliberating. So every day I'm waiting to hear the news that the there is a verdict. They can't deliberate forever. So it should be coming down soon. It's true. They started on Wednesday. They took off they took a day off on Thursday. So the fact that it's taking this long is very interesting to me because I was there for the opening arguments have been following different components of it. And it's clear that the the judges interference with the truth. Bake result in a negative verdict. But if it's if it's the case, and I certainly would hope that the point if pep pills and exposes the judge's actions to the higher levels of judge. Did you see where scientists have genetically modified mosquitos in order to battle malaria, not only that it was the Bill Gates foundation. That's been investing him that this could be a danger. This could backfire it's to me, I was at the UN convention of biological diversity. And I got to hear some people who are pitching this. You see there's something called, gene drives. Now, we just talked a few minutes ago about how you can genetically engineered individual species and release them, and it causes havoc heavy environment. But this is purposely causing havoc and the environment. Typically when when they male and female of a species made to then half of the offspring, get one. Trade or the other half get another trade. It gets it gets diluted out with gene drives. It turns out that every offspring gets the trade that you've set up because it trended it's there at every and each chromosome it gets transferred to all the offspring. And so they want to create a program through gene drives where they can literally kill off an entire species. And so they're making an excuse, for example, that certain islands didn't have roads until they came in the halls of ships. So let's introduce gene drives to kill all the roads the island. Well, if the ships brought the roads to the island at some point that you genetically engineer the roads and a ship. My carry it to the mainland, and then you've just wiped out the entire road population. Or because there's genes that could switch on its which often become silenced. You may end up with changes that you'd ever expected and ended up with some kind of Franken rodent that's quite dangerous. Now the case. Of these of these malaria, they want to genetically engineered to create the the females so that they're more like males are actually the males females. So that we're like Nelson. They can't bite, and they also are largely sterile. So they wanting to eliminate the type of the -squitoes carries malaria. I've always wondered why God created the mosquito in the first place. It's true that that we don't like the mosquito. So it might be a good public relations exercise for them to bring that out as the first gene drive, however insects as a whole are quite important. They have they have they keep alive part of the environment part of the ecosystem. And I don't know if you've read the report recently last year where our last month where the number of insects clubbing so much it can create an entire catastrophic global extinction. They're blaming it on dust real scale intensive agriculture. And the numbers are astounding. I got forty percent of insect species are declining at a third. The total mass is dropping two and a half percent a year suggesting that the entire insect population could vanish within a century. I mean, what happens if they create by accident, a six inch mosquito, and they're all over the place attacking people like me the little monsters. I talked to a scientist at Oxford tech, which created a mosquito that creates supposedly sterile offspring. Now, they had lied to the public over and over again in every country where they actually got a chance to release it. They said only the males are released not the biting females. But it turns out that there may be a high percentage of biting bills that are released 'cause they're sorting method is flawed and they said the survival rate there's no survival. So that there's no problem there will persist a nature and yet between three and eighteen percent can survive. Now, I talked to this scientists I think is able to direct me. But when I said, I was testifying before the the skit, okay? Control board in key west where they wanted to release the mosquitoes and afterward, they said, the Derek, you know, the saliva of the Skibo gets into the bloodstream of a human have you tested, the saliva of your genetically engineered mosquitoes. And he said, well, we're just now doing a test to see if the protein produced by the inserted gene gets expressed. That is found in the saliva now, I'm thinking you're a little late Eric because you've already released billions of biting mosquitos that's right in four countries. And then I said, you know, something when there was a study done on human genes inserted a single jaded changed to five percent of the functioning, James levels of expression. She can have higher levels of toxins or allergens, gene. Shut off Gede switched on shouldn't Utech. Check the entire Cup position of the saliva of the mosquitoes. His response was classic. He said good idea. So so I don't trust these guys to to be in charge of the genome of our of nature. I don't want them to replace nature. I don't want them to impose their profit driven motives on the -squitoes or anything with the technology. That's no decreed side effects. In fact, I interviewed genetic engineer influenza who found that what she tested her insects over two hundred generations that gene was stable. But when she introduced it into a into a closed net area, it just took eight generations. And the trait was silenced..