Whether you like it or not.
Genvax Technologies, a startup dedicated to bringing advances in self-amplifying mRNA (saRNA) vaccine production to animal health, has secured $6.5 million in series seed funding.
United Animal Health led the financing with participation from Johnsonville Ventures, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Summit Agricultural Group and Ag Startup Engine. This investor coalition represents animal health, nutrition, feed, meat packers and consumer products in the fight against existing and emerging threats to the food supply chain.
“The threat posed to producers and consumers by foreign animal diseases like African swine fever (ASF) and constantly mutating variants of swine influenza is extraordinary,” Joel Harris, CEO and co-founder of Genvax Technologies, said in a release. “The goal is to develop a vaccine that matches 100% to the specific strain when a disease outbreak occurs.”
The company’s proprietary saRNA platform allows for rapid development of herd-specific vaccines matched 100% to the variant strain circulating in an animal-production operation. By inserting a specific transgene or “gene of interest” (GOI) matched to the variant strain into the platform, the saRNA can generate an antibody response without requiring the whole pathogen, Genvax explained.
Over to Bayou Pete for the truly scary part.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?…until one comes to the bit about “inserting a specific transgene or “gene of interest”. Wait a minute. You’re going to inject a new gene, distributed using the same mRNA technology that’s blamed for many of the COVID-19 vaxx side-effects, into our food supply?
If this goes on, how can we trust pork and pork products to be safe to eat? Oh, the technologists will doubtless scoff at such fears, and assure us that there’s nothing to worry about – but they said that about the COVID-19 vaccines as well, didn’t they? Look how well that’s worked out!
It’s not just pork, either. Other meat products may find themselves treated in the same way. For that matter, scientists have already spoken of inserting mRNA vaccines into vegetables and fruit. What if, over time, our entire food supply becomes a carrier of this stuff?
I may not be a scientist, and I lack their perspective on this: but I can’t help thinking that this may be one of the most dangerous, most potentially threatening technologies ever developed. The further away we can keep it from our food supply, the better, as far as I’m concerned.
Whodathunkit? After dreading the possibility of race war, civil war, religious war, revolutionary war, &c for all this time, it may well turn out that a war of the Purebloods versus the Vaxxed is the likeliest prospect of them all.