Um, wait. Whut?!?
Vaccine Hesitant? US Researchers Are Engineering Lettuce and Spinach to Carry mRNA COVID Jabs
Okay, THAT isn’t creepy or anything.
Researchers at a U.S.-based university have received a federal grant to study whether they can genetically engineer plants to carry Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines.
The University of California Riverside announced in a Sept. 16 article on their website a project to examine “whether they can turn edible plants like lettuce into mRNA vaccine factories.” The endeavor has received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and will be in collaboration with UC San Diego and Carnegie Mellon University.
The article says the experiment has three goals:
- Implanting “DNA containing the mRNA vaccines” into the “part of plant cells where it will replicate”;
- Demonstrating the plants can carry enough mRNA to be the same as an injection; and
- Determining dosage.
The leader of the project, Riverside’s Juan Pablo Giraldo, said, “Ideally, a single plant would produce enough mRNA to vaccinate a single person,” adding the experiment is being done on spinach and lettuce with both “long-term goals of people growing it in their own gardens” and mass industrial production.
Well, I suppose it really isn’t all THAT bad. I mean, I’m SURE we can all trust our benevolent and caring Überstate to be entirely scrupulous about clearly identifying and labeling what kind seeds we’re purchasing, or which heads at the local supermarket have been doctored up into DNA-altering Frankenlettuce. Right?
Bill manages to be one hell of a lot more sanguine about all this than I am.
Trying to basically be zero-carb almost all the time, I very rarely eat any kind of vegetables. It won’t be that much of a hardship to change “rarely” to “never.”
Fine and well—for now. Sooner or later, though, they’ll get around to something that CAN’T easily be given up or shunned. Lettuce and spinach are but the first quiet steps in an ongoing program that, just like every other goobermint program, will have NO expiration date. Count on it. In Leviathan’s twisted lexicon, “temporary” and “permanent” are synonyms.
There are lots of unpleasant potentials in this concept. Without extremely detailed lab testing/inspection, there would be no way to know if a particular plant had been modified…and if it had, what the modifications might be. Combine this with the fact that like the mRNA shots, once the basic tech is pioneered the specific payload can be altered much more easily.
The biowarfare possibilities are nasty. Slip some modified seeds into the distribution chain, and have your enemies’ farmers unknowingly raise a crop of Ebola franken-lettuce to be distributed through the existing food system. It might even be possible to cross-polinate an existing crop via aerosols and have the resulting seeds for future crops carry your bioweapon of choice. It would not even have to be deliberate; existing GMO crops have had issues with cross-polinating with non-modified strains from natural wind/insect/etc activities.
Nothing restricts the idea to lettuce or spinach, either; polinate/infect an enemy’s primary grain crops with something similar and leave them no choice but to eat it anyway or starve. Similar tech could be used on feed crops to get substances into the meat/milk/eggs sectors of the agricultural chain. It is the golden rice concept but applied to nastier substances.
OK, let’s get real here. This is BS of the highest order. Food doesn’t go into the bloodstream until it has been digested, in the stomach. The stomach has hydrochloric acid to do this. The mRNA in the vaccines has to be kept near freezing or else it gets broken apart, that’s why they have to have lipid sacs to carry it, and store it in freezers. Food sits in the stomach being digested for a couple of hours, and it’s there at body heat, significantly above the temp required for thermal degradation – or destruction of the mRNA. And then any mRNA will be subject to acidic hydrolysis, just like any other protein, like from steak or eggs or tofu. And the proteins get chopped up into amino acids. This is scare propaganda designed to panic people into taking the kill shot – “we’ll get you one way or the other”, but it’s definitely *not* going to happen this way.
mRNA may or may not survive being ingested, but lots of substances can be and are administered orally.This may only be at the conceptual stage now, but I would hesitate to dismiss it as impossible. Salads should be safe for now. 🙂 But in the future, who knows?
Will .GOV try shenanigans? Hell yes.
Is this one serious? Fuck no.
File this under Boob Bait For The Bubbas.
If this were possible, or even plausible, that’s how they would have rolled it out from the get-go.
Some dimwits from UCR just figured how to bamboozle Uncle Sugar out of a shitload of money for stupid shit.
Cloward-Piven this: apply for shithead grants like this by the metric fuckton, all for studying impossible silliness, and spend the money on guns and ammo, and just fake the research.
That’s how it’s done at the highest levels for bulshit like globull warmist religious rites.
Join the party.
Even if this is real (doubtful), my strategy will keep me safe long enough for everything else to go pear-shaped, at which point they won’t be growing and shipping frankenlettuce to the grocery stores anyway, so moot point.