In a startling revelation, Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) has shed light on a deeply troubling issue that should concern every American citizen. The U.S. government is currently allocating funds towards research on “transgenic edible vaccines,” a term that sounds like it’s straight out of a dystopian science fiction novel. However, it’s a stark reality, and it’s unfolding right before our eyes.
As reported by The Gateway Pundit in 2021, scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have been engaged in experiments to transform edible plants like lettuce and spinach into factories for mRNA vaccines.
The project, supported by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, has three key objectives:
- Successfully delivering DNA containing the mRNA vaccines into plant cells for replication.
- Demonstrating that plants can produce enough mRNA to match a traditional vaccine dose.
- Determining the appropriate vaccine dosage.
Juan Pablo Giraldo, an associate professor at UCR, leads this groundbreaking research, envisioning a future where individuals could grow these transgenic plants in their own gardens, and farmers could cultivate entire fields of them.
Effectively delivering genetic material to a plant’s chloroplast, crucial for implementing the vaccinated food concept, is central to this endeavor. Chloroplasts act as miniature, solar-powered factories that facilitate plant growth.
The research involves altering the genetic makeup of plants, a process with potential unforeseen consequences. Giraldo describes this venture as the realization of a longstanding aspiration to apply nanotechnology to plants, not only for food production but also for high-value products like pharmaceuticals.
During a recent speech, Rep. Massie voiced his concerns about funding research into transgenic edible vaccines, emphasizing that it’s not a far-fetched idea but a reality being supported by taxpayer dollars.
He highlighted past incidents where biotech experiments led to unintended contamination of crops, underscoring the potential risks associated with consuming vaccines grown in plants originally intended for animals.
Rep. Massie stressed the importance of a safe food supply, asserting that safeguarding food integrity goes beyond price considerations. It’s about knowing and ensuring what goes into the food we consume.
Rep. Massie’s amendment to prohibit USDA funding for this research was successfully passed by the House.
The amendment, introduced by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) to the agricultural appropriations bill H.R. 4368, would bar the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from funding the vaccines for fiscal year 2024.
A vote on the full bill in the House is still pending as of this writing.
In an interview with The Defender, Massie said he introduced the amendment after learning about a recent project in California, funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, that involves growing lettuce and trying to get the lettuce to produce mRNA vaccines that are intended to be consumed by humans who eat the lettuces.
Massie said he is concerned “that plants cross-pollinate and pollen from these modified plants, food-producing plants, could carry in the wind to other fields and contaminate them. And we could really contaminate a lot of our food supply with unknown doses of vaccines that would deliver unknown dosages.”
“Plants release pollen and it can go anywhere with the wind or with insects, and I just think it’s a bad idea,” he added.