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    Don Huber, Professor an der Purdue Universität in den USA, warnt vor einem neuen Krankheitserreger bei Pflanzen, der auch für Tiere und Menschen gefährlich sein kann.

    Dieser Krankheitserreger wurde besonders bei Mais und Soja beobachtet, die für den Anbau mit Roundup (RR: Roundup Ready) genetisch modifiziert wurden. Der Virus verursacht das Welken und Absterben der Pflanzen und, nach ersten Erkenntnissen, kann auch für Unfruchtbarkeit oder Abgängen bei landwirtschaftlichen Nutztieren verantwortlich sein, die mit genetisch veränderten Pflanzen gefüttert wurden. Don Huber warnt vor katastrophalen Folgen für die amerikanische Landwirtschaft.(ich vermute, der Rest der Welt wird ebenso betroffen sein )

    Hier ist ein offener Brief von Don Huber an die amerikanische Aufsichtsbehörde:

    Dear Secretary Vilsack:

    A team of senior plant and animal scientists have recently brought to my attention the discovery of an electron microscopic pathogen that appears to significantly impact the health of plants, animals, and probably human beings.
    Based on a review of the data, it is widespread, very serious, and is in much higher concentrations in Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans and corn-suggesting a link with the RR gene or more likely the presence of Roundup. This organism appears NEW to science!

    This is highly sensitive information that could result in a collapse of US soy and corn export markets and significant disruption of domestic food and feed supplies.
    On the other hand, this new organism may already be responsible for significant harm (see below).
    My colleagues and I are therefore moving our investigation forward with speed and discretion, and seek assistance from the USDA and other entities to identify the pathogen's source, prevalence, implications, and remedies.

    We are informing the USDA of our findings at this early stage, specifically due to your pending decision regarding approval of RR alfalfa. Naturally, if either the RR gene or Roundup itself is a promoter or co-factor of this pathogen, then such approval could be a calamity.
    Based on the current evidence, the only reasonable action at this time would be to delay deregulation at least until sufficient data has exonerated the RR system, if it does.

    For the past 40 years, I have been a scientist in the professional and military agencies that evaluate and prepare for natural and manmade biological threats, including germ warfare and disease outbreaks. Based on this experience, I believe the threat we are facing from this pathogen is unique and of a high risk status. In layman's terms, it should be treated as an emergency.

    A diverse set of researchers working on this problem have contributed various pieces of the puzzle, which together presents the following disturbing scenario:

    Unique Physical Properties
    This previously unknown organism is only visible under an electron microscope (36,000X), with an approximate size range equal to a medium size virus. It is able to reproduce and appears to be a micro-fungal-like organism. If so, it would be the first such micro-fungus ever identified. There is strong evidence that this infectious agent promotes diseases of both plants and mammals, which is very rare.

    Pathogen Location and Concentration
    It is found in high concentrations in Roundup Ready soybean meal and corn, distillers meal, fermentation feed products, pig stomach contents, and pig and cattle placentas.

    Linked with Outbreaks of Plant Disease
    The organism is prolific in plants infected with two pervasive diseases that are driving down yields and farmer income - sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soy, and Goss' wilt in corn. The pathogen is also found in the fungal causative agent of SDS (Fusarium solani fsp glycines).

    Implicated in Animal Reproductive Failure
    Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of this organism in a wide variety of livestock that have experienced spontaneous abortions and infertility.
    Preliminary results from ongoing research have also been able to reproduce abortions in a clinical setting.

    The pathogen may explain the escalating frequency of infertility and spontaneous abortions over the past few years in US cattle, dairy, swine, and horse operations. These include recent reports of infertility rates in dairy heifers of over 20%, and spontaneous abortions in cattle as high as 45%.

    For example, 450 of 1,000 pregnant heifers fed wheatlage experienced spontaneous abortions. Over the same period, another 1,000 heifers from the same herd that were raised on hay had no abortions. High concentrations of the pathogen were confirmed on the wheatlage, which likely had been under weed management using glyphosate.

    In summary, because of the high titer of this new animal pathogen in Roundup Ready crops, and its association with plant and animal diseases that are reaching epidemic proportions, we request USDA's participation in a multi-agency investigation, and an immediate moratorium on the deregulation of RR crops until the causal/predisposing relationship with glyphosate and/or RR plants can be ruled out as a threat to crop and animal production and human health.

    It is urgent to examine whether the side-effects of glyphosate use may have facilitated the growth of this pathogen, or allowed it to cause greater harm to weakened plant and animal hosts. It is well-documented that glyphosate promotes soil pathogens and is already implicated with the increase of more than 40 plant diseases; it dismantles plant defenses by chelating vital nutrients; and it reduces the bioavailability of nutrients in feed, which in turn can cause animal disorders. To properly evaluate these factors, we request access to the relevant USDA data.

    I have studied plant pathogens for more than 50 years. We are now seeing an unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal diseases and disorders. This pathogen may be instrumental to understanding and solving this problem. It deserves immediate attention with significant resources to avoid a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure.


    COL (Ret.) Don M. Huber Emeritus Professor, Purdue University APS Coordinator, USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System (NPDRS)
    "Meet me in a land of hope and dreams"
    Bruce Springsteen

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    Gruß Thomas -- Wer Tipfehler findet, darf sie gerne behalten. :-)

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    Hallo Sabine,

    danke für das Posting, ist erschreckend was da auf uns zurollt, aber so ist das eben wenn der Mensch versucht "Schöpfer" zu spielen. Das ist sicher nur die Spitze des Eisbergs. Ich denke da gerade an die "Superweed Unkräuter" verursacht etc...

    Siehe hier: und hier

    Sonnige Grüsse für eine "Monsanto und Co" freie, bessere Zukunft, back to the roots,

    Geändert von HoPi (24.02.2011 um 07:28 Uhr) Grund: link hinzu
    Die Natur ist Perfekt, die Fehler macht nur der Mensch. (Sepp Holzer)

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    Zitat Zitat von HoPi Beitrag anzeigen
    ... für eine "Monsanto und Co" freie, bessere Zukunft, back to the roots,

    Da die genannten Firmen nicht von sich aus auf ihre immensen Gewinne verzichten werden, die Politik machtlos gegen diese Imperien ist, muss für diese Zukunft erst der große Bäng kommen. Wie der aussieht will ich mir nicht vorstellen, um den kommen wir allerdings nicht herum. Erst dann wird der Weg in die Zukunft frei sein.

    Ist nur meine Meinung.


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    Hallo Leute
    Die Politik ist nicht machtlos sie ist abhängig von den genannten Firmen und werden es auch immer sein,so lange das liebe
    Geld eine rolle spielt.
    Gruß Sturnus

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