Conscious Greens Purple Power Baby Greens Blend will be the first CRISPR-edited food available to U.S. consumers.
Consumers will not be able to know that's its a GMO food, because regulators don’t consider gene-edited foods to be GMOs.
GENE EDITING HAS THE SAME OVERALL EFFECT AS genetic modification!
75% of Americans want gene-edited foods to carry a label, yet regulators persist in refusing to respect the will of the people to require GMO labeling.
Pairwise, an agricultural biotechnology company, the company who created Conscious Greens Purple Power Baby Greens Blend, used CRISPR, to edit mustard greens’ DNA, removing a gene that gives them their pungent flavor.
Pairwise, raised $115 million “to bring new varieties of fruits and vegetables to market.
Mustard greens are a nutrient-dense green, but they have a bitter flavor. To remedy the “problem”, that isnt really a problem , the bitterness actually protects the green (as the bitterness in greens serves an important purpose- to ward off animals and insects), Tom Adams, cofounder and CEO of Pairwise, told Wired, “We basically created a new category of salad."
Gene-edited mustard greens coming to U.S. stores
The greens are first being rolled out in restaurants and other locations in St. Louis, Springfield, Massachusetts and the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, before heading to U.S. grocery stores — beginning in the Pacific Northwest.
As gene-edited foods become more common in the marketplace if you’d like to avoid them, choose organic foods, which cannot be gene-edited at this time, such as ancient grains and ancient heirloom varieties.
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT USING CRISPR IN HUMAN CELL LINES INCREASED CANCER RISK
Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital displayed that using CRISPR in human cell lines increased the risk of LARGE rearrangements of DNA, which could increase cancer risk.
When researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in the UK observed that large genetic rearrangements occured as a result of CRSIPR gene editing, including DNA deletions and insertions, near the target site.
The DNA deletions could end up activating genes that should stay “off,” such as cancer-causing genes, as well as silencing those that should be “on.”
Risks of humans manipulating the genetic code
In a news release, Boston Children’s Hospital explained:
“CRISPR seems to exacerbate a natural process known as retrotransposition, in which DNA sequences known as “mobile elements” or “jumping genes” replicate themselves and move from one location in the genome to another. Similar to CRISPR, these mobile elements use enzymes to create a double-stranded break in DNA where they insert themselves.
“Retrotransposition is often harmless — in fact, over the course of evolution, mobile elements have come to make up approximately a third of our genome. (Some scientists believe they are actually ancient viruses.) But mobile elements have also been linked to disease, including cancer. When the breaks they create in DNA aren’t repaired, mismatched ends of DNA can join, leading to rearrangements.”
In a different case, Researchers attempted to use CRISPR to repair a mutation linked to hereditary blindness in human embryos.
However, it led to “genetic havoc” in about half of the cells, causing them to lose entire chromosomes.
“We’re often used to hearing about papers where CRISPR is very successful,” Nicole Kaplan, a geneticist at New York University, told The New York Times.
“But with the amount of power we hold … [it is crucial] … to understand consequences we didn’t intend.”
Licolai added, that genes edited with CRISPR may be transferred to other organisms and become part of the environment:
“One of the biggest risks of CRISPR is what’s called gene drive, or genetic drive. What that means is that because you’re actually manipulating genes and those genes get incorporated into the genome, into the encyclopedia, basically, that sits within cells, potentially those genes can then be transferred on to other organisms.
“And once they’re transferred on to other organisms, once they become part of the cycle, then those genes are in the environment.
“That’s probably the biggest fear of CRISPR. Humans manipulating the genetic code, and those manipulations get passed on generation to generation to generation.
“We think we know what we’re doing, we think we’re measuring exactly what changes we’re doing to the genes, but there’s always the possibility that either we miss something or our technology can’t pick up on other changes that have been made that haven’t been directed by us.
“And the fear then is that those changes lead to antibiotic resistance or other mutations that go out into the population and would be very difficult to control. Basically creating incurable diseases or other potential mutations that we wouldn’t really have control over.”
“If you introduce a gene-edited organism that can move through the environment, you have the potential to change or transform environments across a huge spatial and temporal scale.”
That's the problem.
Once released into the environment, there’s no turning back, change to the environment is inevitable, and there is no way to anticipate what these changes will be, plant diseases, new human diseases like autism, which didnt exist until the 1940's.
The changes can be vast and worldwide.
HUGE Risks involved in manipulating the genetic code using CRISPR
What right do scientists have to modify and edit the plant genome?!! G-d created each and every plant in a specific way and with a specific genome. Scientists don’t like to hear that because they like to pretend they’re in control of everything. This is a desecration of G-d, as we were created in His image.
And it gets worse, scientitsts are using CRSIPR in medicines to alter the human genome.
The use of this technology would require the consent of every single human being in the world, not just corrupt government officials, because this technology will affect us all. If a person with an edited genome gives birth to a child, that child may inherit their Genetically modified traits. Within a few generations, the entire human race may be altered, and it won’t be for the better.
We must demand a moratium on all CRSISR gene editing right now. This tinkering with the genes of every living thing on the planet is happening under our noses and noone is doing anything about it.
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