By Michael H. Brown
STARTLING GENETIC ALTERATION THREATENS WORLD’S CROPS AND MATCHES A PROPHECY
It was an enigmatic phrase in an addendum to a prophecy. Said a word of knowledge we have often quoted:
“The world is now seriously out of conformance with the Will of God and what He created and intended. There are those who would reconfigure the very creatures He has formed, and who meddle with the texture of life. For this reason, the Lord will allow a huge reorientation. If not for the action of Heaven, what God has created on earth will soon be damaged beyond recovery. A very dramatic effect already is in progress as regards the support structures of what man calls nature. Such cannot be allowed to take the final realization of total realignment when it comes to the very way elements and life forces interact.”
That was granted anonymously on December 22, 2004, and dovetailed remarkably with a prophecy 14 years previously to the same person. Was it really an angel or saintly figure speaking?
We respect all those who are skeptical of prophecy. There is reason for wariness. It can veer to extremes. But there is also reason (and even a biblical directive, 1 Thessalonians 5:20) for considering prompts from the Holy Spirit (if indeed it is the Holy Spirit) — as well as the remarkable way this particular prophecy from 1990 (and then 2004) has matched subsequent trends.
Bear with us. The verbiage was certainly a challenge. It formed much of the discussion in a book called Tower of Light. For years, we have tried to make sense of the phraseology. Texture of life. Support structures of nature. A very dramatic effect already in progress. Damage beyond recovery.
We have long wondered what that could be, and now are looking at a dramatic effect that indeed is in progress: the genetic alteration of our crops and food supply.
Unbeknownst to most Americans, scientists at some of the same chemical companies that gave us dangerous substances like dioxin and PCBs are now patenting and producing large volumes of genetically-altered seed, especially soy, corn, and cotton.
So widespread is genetically-modified food — which does not have to be labeled as such — that it is in much of the popcorn, soy sauce, and candy in the U.S.
This is not food from hybrid plants; this is food from crops that have been fundamentally altered — often with genes not only from other plants but from animals. The boundaries between what God created — the species boundaries — have been breached.
“With biotechnology, roses are no longer crossed with just roses,” frets one natural food website. “They are mated with pigs, tomatoes with oak trees, fish with donkeys, butterflies with worms, orchids with snakes.”
That is, genes from one species are inserted into another to bring forth a “desirable” trait. A goat can be engineered to produce anti-biotics, or a plant to grow faster, produce more, survive lower temperatures, or generate its own pesticides. There are now dogs and pigs that have genes from fireflies and sea anemones — allowing them to glow in the dark when a black light shines upon them (ostensibly so that scientists can view the inner workings of their organs).
The main focus, however, is on food.
In the span of one three-year period, according to a report, seventy million acres of American land were converted to raise genetically-altered crops. This was all occurring in the precise time period of the alleged prophecy (the evaluation went to 2005 — a month after the alleged “word”).
Like pesticides and herbicides, genetically-altered food was immediately declared safe by industry-influenced government agencies before any long-term studies. There are signs that some lead to birth defects, allergies, kidney damage in the young, and even cancer (especially of the breast and prostate).
Yet these unnatural foods are now in our cupboards.
And the chemical companies fighting for a lion’s share of the genetically-altered seed market are merging with a frenzy in an effort to control global supplies — even buying smaller seed companies and destroying their supplies of authentic seed to replace it with the “superior” humanly-created product.
The seeds are patented (disallowing farmers from generating next year’s crop from this year’s), and many are engineered so that they are “terminator” plants — unable to normally reproduce. Ten corporations now control companies supplying 55 percent of the planet’s commercial seeds.
It’s all made possible with a technology called biolistics, a “gene-gun” that “shoots” DNA from one organism in to that of another.
Some speculate that this manipulation is responsible for the sudden disappearance of pollen-bearing insects, such as the bee.
Meanwhile, genetically-altered pollen has wafted from significant distances, contaminating organic crops. Support structures indeed: 12,000 years of sustainable agriculture is on the brink of changing overnight.
According to the Grocery Manufacturers of America, between seventy and seventy-five percent of processed grocery products will soon have genetically-modified products. Anything derived from corn, canola, soy, or cottonseed is suspect.
“All you can say is that a lot of these processed foods are suspect,” says Andrew Stocklinski — Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry, former professor at the University of Georgia, former researcher for a major drug company and a self-made organic farmer, gesturing with a box of corn dogs. “There is no way any shopper can tell for certain whether genetically modified material is present in any of these products. There’s nothing on the label to tell you, so all we can do is make an educated guess.”
Noted the researcher of the many suspect items in a typical store: “There are strawberry preserves with corn starch, potato chips with cottonseed oil, and baby formula with soy protein. Over in the freezer case, there’s a seafood sandwich spread with soybean oil and hamburger patties with textured soy.”
Is this not a pro-life issue — a fundamental threat to life at all stages, and especially in the womb?
In the milk most of our young now drink are the residues of a genetically-modified growth hormone, or rBGH, along with a host of chemicals that the companies made years ago. Is this why so many of our children are suddenly so gangly? And allergic?
It is an astonishing, untold story.
In many ways, it started in the mid-1990s, when an insect-borne virus (the papaya ring spot virus) threatened to decimate Hawaii’s second-largest fruit crop. Plant breeders scrambled to produce a virus-resistant papaya. When traditional plant breeding methods failed, researchers turned to genetic engineering.
Years of research were finally met with success, and by spring of 1998, Hawaiian farmers were planting the seeds of PRSV-resistant papaya, one website informs us.
“The results were dramatic,” said Dennis Gonsalves, Ph.D., a Cornell University plant pathologist who led the researchers’ efforts to save the tropical delicacy.”
Now, they are creating crop that produce their own pesticides and kill all the insects (and sometimes bacteria and fungus) around them — turning the ground and environment sterile.
There is a move afoot to create genetic “supertrees” that can withstand pesticides and herbicides, allowing companies to spray all the herbicides they want without damaging the tree. The problem is that all surrounding vegetation and much of the bacteria and beneficial fungi are killed in the process.
Tellingly, birds and insects will not roost on some trees that have been “engineered” in Europe.
It interrupts the very cycles of nature.
The “support structures”?
Trees are turned into nothing but tissue factories.
“GM or ‘supertrees are being developed which can be sprayed from the air to kill all of surrounding life, except the GM trees,” notes another website, from which we draw many of the above facts. “The trees themselves are often sterile and flowerless. This is in contrast to rainforests teeming with life, or where a single tree can host thousands of unique species of insects, fungi, mammals, and birds in an interconnected ecosphere. More ominously, pollen from such trees, because of their height, has traveled as much as 400 miles.”
Some believe that “skyrocketing” allergies are the bodies way of telling us it does not like lifeless (and Godless) food. They produce antibodies when they sense the lack of natural vitality.
For the past eight years, corporations have been allowed to police themselves — and have even been supported by the U.S. government in their attempts to force reluctant Europeans to accept such seeds, crops, and products. Genetically-altered hormones may make cows produce more milk — which is needed as the population swells — but what else do they do?
By one estimate sixty percent of all hard cheeses are processed with an enzyme that was genetically changed, along with baking and brewery products. “The real impact cannot be revealed by experiments that look at just a few controlled factors or chemical isolates,” notes one commentary. “Rather, all of nature is a testing ground.”
It would seem like jumping the gun — even paranoia — if we had not already endured the ill effects of carcinogenic toxic chemicals that were also supposed to have been beneficial (by those same firms).
Now let’s get directly back to the prophecy. It is as though one report is addressing it:
“Carrying GM pollen by wind, rain, birds, bees, insects, fungus, bacteria — the entire chain of life becomes involved,” it lamented. “Once released, unlike chemical pollution, there is no cleanup or recall possible.”
Damaged beyond recovery.
At the present rate, the majority of crops will have foreign DNA within this century.
The long-term vitality of all the world’s food, fret some, may be in danger.
The key word here: vitality.
“Such cannot be allowed to take the final realization of total realignment when it comes to the very way elements and life forces interact.”
There is damage to the life principle in nature (“the very way elements and life forces interact.”)
Asked famed science writer Jeremy Rifkin: “The new genetic science raises more troubling issues than any other technological revolution in history. Might not the artificial creation of life spell the end of the natural world? Will the creation, mass production, and wholesale release of thousands of genetically-engineered life forms cause irreparable damage to the biosphere, making genetic pollution an even greater threat to the planet than nuclear or petrochemical pollution?”
Chain reactions may be unstoppable. It is violence against nature. It is trying to reconfigure what God created. It is trying to ascend to His Throne. And it never works. There are always bad fruits. One “super pig” implanted with a gene was cross-eyed and eventually became severely crippled with arthritis — barely able to stand. Two companies are genetically altering birds. In one case scientists fashioned an animal that looked like the head of a goat on the body of a sheep — straight out of Greek mythology. It’s known as a chimera — and in Greek mythology, such creatures presage disaster.
Oh, yes, beware the New Age in many concerns about the environment. Beware the esoteric religions that grab onto this. Indeed. We always must discern. We are not at the end of the world.
But know too that genetically-altered products are especially pushed by organizations that seek global power (in the U.S., whether Democrat or Republican), and never before in the history of the world has there been such an attempt to reconfigure what God created.
[resources: Tower of Light]
[see also: 1990 prophecy]