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Safety Group Blows Lid on ‘Secret Virus’ Hidden in GMO Crops

Anthony Gucciardi
February 7th, 2013
Updated 05/21/2014 at 1:11 am
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gmotomatoinject 265x165 Safety Group Blows Lid on Secret Virus Hidden in GMO CropsYet another disturbing reason has emerged as to why you should be avoiding health-devastating genetically modified organisms, and it may be one of the most concerning yet. We know that GMO consumption has been linked to a host of serious conditions, but one thing we are not so sure about is the recent discovery of a hidden viral gene deep within genetically modified crops.

For years, GMOs have been consumed knowingly and unknowingly around the globe, with Monsanto and the United States government claiming that the altered franken crops are perfectly safe despite very limited (or virtually none in some cases) initial testing and scientists speaking out against the dangers. One such danger that has actually not been spoken about has been revealed in a recent report by a safety watchdog group known as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Another Dirty Secret of Monsanto

In the EFSA report, which can be read online, you can find (within the scientific wording) that researchers discovered a previously unknown viral gene that is known as ‘Gene VI’. What’s concerning is that not only is the rogue gene found in the most prominent GMO crops and about 63% of GMO traits approved for use (54 out of 86 to be precise), but it can actually disrupt the very biological functions within living organisms. Popular GMO crops such as Roundup-Ready soybeans, NK603, and MON810 corn were found to contain the gene that induces physical mutations. NK603 maize, of course, was also recently linked to the development of mass tumors in rats.

According to Independent Science News, Gene VI also inhibits RNA silencing. As you may know, RNA silencing has been pinpointed as vital for the proper functioning of gene expression when it comes to RNA. Perhaps more topically, it is a defense mechanism against viruses in plants and animals alike. On the contrary, many viruses have developed genes that disable this protective process. Independent Science News reports that the Gene VI is one such gene.

Overall, there is a degree of knowledge on Gene VI. What we do know going by information within the report is that the gene:

  • Helps to assemble virus particles
  • Inhibits the natural defense of the cellular system
  • Produces proteins that are potentially problematic
  • Makes plants susceptible to bacterial pathogens

All of which are very significant effects that should be studied in depth by an independent team of scientists after GMO products are taken off the market pending further research on the entire array of associated diseases. And that does not even include the effects we are unaware of.

This is yet another incident in which Monsanto and other biotech companies are getting away with an offense against the citizens of the world with (most likely) no action taken by the United States government. What we have seen, however, is nations like Russia, Poland, Hungary, and Peru taking a stand against Monsanto in direct opposition to their disregard for public safety. Russia, in fact, banned Monsanto’s GMO corn variety after it was linked to mass tumors in rats.

As more and more dirty secrets come out from the GMO industry at large, it gives further reason and more support to remove GMOs as a whole from the food supply.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Safety Group Blows Lid on Secret Virus Hidden in GMO CropsGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • brothersun

    Thanks for posting! I heard Dr Len Horowitz speaking about this. That only a small percentage of our DNA is for manufacturing proteins and building our physical body. 95% functions to recieve (and transmit) light/love from another dimension, effectively creating the divine template that informs/heals every cell in our body.

  • Bert Trim

    Yup! science minded. Sounds like you’ve bought the farm. Good luck to you and your family. Bon apatite. When science screws with the genetics of everyone’s food. That’s totally irresponsible and criminal. Therefore, it’s an agenda. It’s called “eugenics”.

  • disqus_dC5JBiV70Q

    you sound like a paid shill to me , just like the Round-Up salesman who says Round-Up is so safe you can drink it, riiigghhtt. You keep eating your “safe” GMOs, I’ll keep to my non GMO diet tyvm. I’d rather pay my local farmer than the Pharmacist.

  • Steven Gaylord

    Keep up the good work Cynthia.
    People! We can’t just demand GM labeling, demand a ban on all GM foods.

  • Gaia

    Casein is the main protein (not phospholipid) in milk and very hard to digest because of its size, and how sticky it is (which is why they would use milk to make Elmer’s Glue!!).

    Fine for calves not for humans.

    And our body stops making lactase when we stop consuming dairy, so we are all naturally lactose intolerant.

  • Gaia

    I read some studies showing that the viral gene sequence can get inserted into the bacteria in the large intestine, which could then end up making new foreign proteins. These could then alter organ function. Some studies also say the mRNA can pass directly into the blood stream.

    I don’t really want to be part of this experiment so I eat gmo-free.

    We don’t even fully understand epigenetics or nutrigenomics yet so it is silly to think we can know what will happen when we start altering food this way.

  • james

    As a science minded person, im sickened when people manipulate science to their own means…
    GM food has not been proven to cause tumours in humans. The study published is very much skewed and bias.

    'Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize' ( )
    The author uses 'Virgin albino Sprague-Dawley' rats…..
    These rats are very susceptible to cancers especially when given abnormal diet. The diet of the non GMO rat group was not mentioned ( . Also the maths they use is contradictory, and very difficult for them to make a clear conclusion from (


    There is some other disturbing research on GMO health impacts. GMO rice appears to raise LDL cholesterol as much as the statin drugs can lower it. Perhaps part of the LDL cholesterol epidemic?

  • @Karmacanon

    what everybody needs to understand is that the government is masquerading as for the people.. LOOK with your eyes for god's sake. Government is a corporate entity they execute corporate laws. STOP expecting government to do anything other than bleed you dry so the corporation can maintain it's growth profit and bogus budgets.. don't even call it government refer to it for what it is.. corporate government.

  • Sky

    PREDICTION: – This story is going to be HUGE in the consciousness of Mankind in the future!

    I believe this is not only a Eugenics principle being practiced by the Elites – but also a matter of Spiritual influence to disturb and limit the human potential to connect with the Divine! The RNA sequence is a process that takes Light from on High and signals it directly into the human genome as a communication signal.

    Because the Elites were unsuccessful in cloning their nefarious offspring – they chose to rob humanity of its rightful ownership of Divine heritage and communication with the Creator of All! Read and weep!

  • rebel65

    I have wondered for some time if there is a correlation between GMOs and the rise in Autisism,Obesity, and other mental, physical problems. If I wasn't so computer stupid I could do the research myself. There has to be a connection to the increase in the physical problems, and increased use of GMOs. GMOs are in EVERYTHING!

    • Cynthia Gallant-Simpson

      Having gone GMO free to the best of my ability I did hundreds of hours of research, both pro and con, on the subjects of gluten (the “new” gluten, not the wheat your grandmother baked with…) and GMOs in general for my book, Gluten: The Enemy Within avail. on Amazon and Kindle. The book is for those who do not have the time to do their own intense and sometimes difficult and terribly misleading research. Please read this and other books on the subjects to save your life.
      Yes, obesity, diabetes, cancer, joint deterioration and dementia are all related to the govt. and Monsanto (those lovely people who brought us Agent Orange and Roundup-both killers of innocent people and animals) cover-ups meant to fool us into believing that “Frankenfood” is safe. It definitely is not!!! Please, please, if you do not have the time for your own research read Dr. Davis’s Wheat Belly, my book and others that can guide you to health and well-being and lack of disease. Thank you and good luck, Cynthia

  • Dean

    go to this site to view gmo movie

  • Dean
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  • Dean

    look up gmo documentary on the web

  • Dean

    See they will not let me

  • Dean

    Why cant I list a documentary on gmos???

  • Dean

    Look up Jeffery Smith and gmos

  • Dean

    down with gmos

  • Dean

    no gmos

  • fbragg

    Watch the government as well as they watch you, might be surprised by what you see!



  • Ann

    Governments, especially the U.S. Government are not listening!
    Does anyone have any ideas as to how to force our Government to start listening to the citizens that have elected them and stop feeding us GMO's that are devestating the health of its citizens?
    We don't want any of Monsanto's CRAP! Nobody should mess with Nature and get away with it!
    Also, I would urge all to sign the petitions on and spread the word to sign these petitions. I have signed 4 of them.
    1. EU Ban Bee Poison
    2. Petition for the dismanting of Monsanto
    3. Stop the Frankenfish attack
    4. Stop Monsanto in Mexico

    • sallyseagull

      Ann, I begin by boycotting the companies that are putting profit before consumer health. When I got those changes implemented, I began teaching others how to do the same and encouraged them to pass it along to others. This is how we got dolphin-safe tuna -which was only a semi-victory, because eating tuna is not necessary for human survival. All change begins with me, as the saying goes.

      • Ann

        sallyseagull, I have been boycotting GMO's for years and have passed the word on to all family and friends, but face it, not everyone realizes the consequences and it does have to start from the top in order to be totally effective and not take forever.
        Teaching others will take forever, and we need change NOW!
        Teaching others not to buy GMO's is good, but it is not the answer. We have to force the government for change!
        Perhaps, rallies in front of the White House, non-stop until something is done!

  • michelle515

    Nothing like a little depopulation….what was it that bill gates said? oh yeah, depopulate through vaccines and healthcare….I guess he forgot to mention the food!

  • Andi

    Thank you Anthony– Don't let ANYONE stop you from reporting the Truth!! KUDOS! and GRATITUDE!!!

  • pat sherman

    It's all for Wall Street profits, controlled by insiders, such as washington, congress, government (FDA) i.e. We are going no place…unless we get folks from not buy into their products. Thanks for the excellent work on this subject. Now. we are going to have some mutations in vaccines, more freaky experiments on the public.

    • anthony davis

      Dr. Tent describes what was told to the public and what the scientist really knew about vaccines, names names and places describes immune system effects that you are not told about. Good need to know background info.!

  • Bek

    Lots of trolls on here I see. It’s funny how when facts are found out ppl rush in to defend it & supposedly debunk it altho when u look at ALL the facts (not just this article) then it actually makes sense. Best way to find the facts? Follow the money…(hmmm ‘no way’ would big corporations, with tons of money, pay someone off if their means of $ was actually threatened by undesirable facts being found out …would they?)

  • xtofury

    "that actually mutates other crops and poses serious risks"

    I saw that in the facebook quick preview of a share I saw in my feed and looked in the article and could not find this. Can someone throw me a bone here, I've scanned through the paper and this "mutates other crops" is what I am looking for more info on, where is the substantiation of that statement or was it revised and is still lingering in facebook's cache? If that above statement is completely TRUE, then this would confirm my fears of GMO AND WORSE! It is a bioweapon, through and through! And free market solutions might have some serious problems dealing with this (unless you like eating food that kills you). Maybe all the nwo had to do was open pandoras box knowing that nobody would ever agree enough on a threat like this to get the right solution deployed. So enjoy this brave new future of death and suffering.

  • seekfirstthekingdom

    To LG1, Of course the industry (EFSA) says it's safe. In that report they also suggest that artificially inserting (gene VI) is equivalent to it existing naturally. Every non-industry study that I have read shows that this is PR propaganda. Gene VI *when inserted* changes other gene expression. This information is available to you LG1, you just have to dig deeper than the industry press information.

  • LG1
    This "Virus" is no threat, despite the shrill claims made in the article. Read something about stuff before going nuts about stuff that is not a threat to anyone…..
    Oh, that's right, most of the "Sheeple" can't read….

    • Scarlett

      Oh the sheeple can read, it is the skills to do their own research that they lack. They prefer to be spoonfed information without considering or identifying the source and/or an agenda.
      I am not pro-GMO. I refuse to feed GE foods to my family. But when I read that this article was written by an “investigative journalist” the red flags go up. Not to take away from the author’s credibility, it is just that, in my experience, IJs are not always the most objective sources of information.

    • Daniel Beck

      I’d punch you in the eye if I could.

  • Joel

    why can't someone speak in a common language about what is being sold in the stores and the markets that identify them as such to the consumers….jess…helps us out

  • Josh

    dude I was actually so bothered by your extreme bias to this scientific study that i feel compelled to tell you how wrong you are. First of all the sequence wasn't previously unknown or some big conspiracy. It is just a really good promoter sequence in genetics to make sure you get expression of a certain trait for instance resistance to drought. Also the protein in question in the article is a multi functional protein of which non of the sequences used in food contain. Thirdly, VIRUSES AFFECT BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION THEY ALL DO! its not like this is some super dangerous thing. Lastly to affect us this gene sequence would have to make it through our digestive system unaffected find its way into our gametes to produce mutation. Our body doesn't just take in genetic segments and add it to our dna. We would accumulate to many deadly mutations. In summation you were being ignorant and you should read the article in question before just spewing biased crap everywhere.

    • Anonymous

      Rumors in rats. Moron. Cronie.

    • xtofury

      no it doesn't but that random mix of proteins are more than capable of passing through the gut. Also, at bare minimum as it contains potential allergens, eating it all the time would likely induce IBS, chrons, chronic inflammation syndromes of the gut even if it didn't pass through into the blood stream. If it does, or if the proteins do, bearing in mind that messenger molecules are involved in here as well, then it may explain the liver/kidney and cardio-vascular (at least some of it) symptoms associated with gmo (I understand bt toxin and bt gene can enter the bloodstream and do this as well).

      As for how they go about making these organisms, their techniques are imprecise and it's not like these things are engineered, rather the way I see it they are "trial and error" monsters and if they appear to work for a short little while they get the rubber ok stamp.

      • josh

        the sequence used doesn't encode for a protein. It is just a promoter sequence to ensure that the companies trait of choice is expressed. Its not like they are trying to get the gene expressed. And yes if you have a greater overlap with the gene 6 region it is possible to produce some sort of allergen so just limit the size of the promoter sequence. The techniques are not imprecise and they are engineered. AS for BT toxin i'm not educated on the substance but from what i've read its resistance to digestion probably has something to do with the fact that it is crystallized

  • Tom

    A few things…. First, the so called "EFSA report" the author links to is actually not an official EFSA scientific output – it is written by scientist that used to work for the EFSA. Please visit the EFSA website for their official report. Second, the viral gene (Gene VI) belongs to a PLANT virus (Cauliflower Mosaic virus) that does not infect animals or humans. CaMV naturally infects many plants with no recorded health effects and the inhibitor to RNA silencing encoded by Gene VI is likely only specific to plants. In fact, the nature of retroviruses like these in plants have been proven as a way plants deal with diseases and is effectively akin to a plants version of an immune system. In sum, this viral gene is probably benign to humans – as the paper suggests.

    • Dave

      “Probably benign to humans….” Thanks, that puts it in perspective ie nobody knows until it’s too late!!!!! Why is this in the food chain now if that is “probably” not known to be safe?

      That’s the whole point of GMO in food, not scientifically known to be safe, then what is the FDA for? But, that’s only the food ethics of GMO, the ownership of seed issue is larger as it removes the human choice to grow and eat what we want.

      • onefeather

        Well said, people who believe GMO deserves to eat it.If one is that stupid then let them eat it..

    • OrganicHealth

      "probably" benign is neither an absolute, nor substitute nor a guarantee for our protection or safety from exposure to risk and harm nor does it guarantee 1005 efficacy when dealing with feeding the human population, so that within this instance it exists as all the more reasoning being held in favor and support of the argument to entirely ban and total elimination from growing these GMO gene traits rather than instilling restrictive or conditional legislation that is designed to merely placate and pander- simply stated; just make it illegal to grow gmo food. These gmo problems will continue to exist as human gene experiments and legislative ones both outside the lab or the farm requires both USDA and FDA directors be ousted from each of their respective head offices. Makes this a two fold problem.

  • Al Smith

    The monsters, psychotic fake-Jewish Khazarian Zionist banksters who now legally but unlawfully own the "free" world and its inhabitants, continue to wage their eternal, secret War On Humanity with every covert weapon imaginable.

    But, they and all their corporate matrix of lies have been legally and lawfully foreclosed by the One People's Public Trust. It has set Us free. Study it and use it for Our your personal freedom from fraudulent debt and tyranical rule. Now is the time for Us to take our world back and start our prophesied thousand years of peace.

    • Daniel Beck

      Instead of saving up for the new IPhone, buy a piece of land. Grow some food, or keep eating whatever the Gov and Obama’s butt buddies tell you to.

    • Richardtg

      I do not know about "fake jews". I think you mean fake Hebrews, which is not right either imo. The tribe of Dan is missing from prophecy, some illuminati families claim to be descended from Dan. It would seem a Hebrew would be European(royalty/bloodline families). Typical talmudic kabbalah troll jews(short/fat/hook nose/curved arms) would be what you mean, referred to as edomite/khazar jews which may have Hebrew blood anyway. Many a smart man have said "do not trust a jew", history and research backs it up generally.

  • lora

    do organic vegetables and fruits contain this chemical?

    • Anonymous

      Not in organics

    • xtofury

      yes because they are not guaranteed to be GMO-free.

      Fact is, even the non-gmo stuff bears no guarantee either. Without some sort of serious concerted effort by people to contain and get rid of this poison from our tables and from the environment, the faster these aggressive genetic modifications will engage in tainting the other plants growing nearby and spread. It really is a grim situation when you know one day these jerks in power will jack up the rates of medical help as a means of milking the masses into paying to live, and population control. Personally I think what they are doing is even more barbaric than what china does to manage population growth.

      • Ann

        xtofury, I totally agree with you.
        The faster we can get these demons, like Monsanto, FDA, BiG Pharma, Government to stop feeding us the poison that they profess does not cause any health problems, the better.
        Why do we have such ill children today. Every class in every school now has children with allergies, autism, asthma, ADHD, mental illness and the list goes on. My family and friends have discussed this, as when we went to school, we did not have even one student in the whole school with one of these problems.
        People have to be educated about as how extremely serious problems we have today. I do believe that GMO's, Drugs and all the crap that are in our foods, air and water and the reason for these problems.
        I have NOT bought GMO foods for years, but how do I really know that the foods that I buy and have bought are not genetically modified..
        When you have a Demonic Company planting their GMO seeds next to organic farmers, the GMO seeds spread into the organic farmers' plantations.
        We, as law abiding and passionate human beings have to WIPE THESE DEMONS OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
        We just CANNOT sit back and watch!

    • Victoria Stevens

      you have to buy untainted seed! Good luck, there are some on the net. Not tainted ones!

  • Ginette

    GMO – High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Oils, Artificial Sweeteners, Meat & Dairy contaminated with hormones… lactose intolerance gone viral… casein a substance in in milk is actually a glue like substance that is used to make casein paints. It's linked to prostate and breast cancer. It's fine for calves but not for humans we can't digest it.

    • josh

      Casein is a group name for phospholipids that occur naturally in milk ya goose. WE can digest it, your probably thinking of lactose, aka milk sugar, which people do have trouble digesting because we do not possess the enzyme lactase, it breaks down lactose. However, because human bodies are awesome, the natural microbes in your intestine do. that is why not everybody is badly lactose intolerant

      • kel

        Agree. People have been drinking raw milk in most parts of the world for thousands of years. Casein is not to blame for the world's diseases. By the way, "lactose intolerant" was almost unheard of years ago; because most people got a decent amount of probiotics in their diets, and most people drank raw milk or consumed raw milk products. It was only with the mass pasteurization of milk in the early 1900's that people began developing sensitivities to milk.

        • L G Carmack

          Oops! Ya might want to read "The China Study" and find out that cow's milk PROTEINS are the culprit and do indeed cause a lot of death and disease. And they are HIGHLY ADDICTIVE, too. Just try to quit dairy cold turkey and you'll find out. Consuming the milk of other mammals has drastic consequences and I have seen a major change in my health (and my spouse) since quitting dairy. Just because other people do it, doesn't mean it is healthy. The populations that consume it the LEAST are the most healthy.

  • AngryCountryBoy

    One Generation ago… 1-16 people got Cancer…today 2 out 3. The other 1/3 will likely contract and die of Heart Disease, Diabetes, or other.

    Wake up people, what is the biggest difference today vs when your parents were kids?

    GMO – High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Oils, Artificial Sweeteners, etc

    • Paddy

      Biggest difference? McDonalds, Burger King, Subway; busing to school, lack of exercise, Play Station etc – these will have a lot more to do with general populace health than the genetics of the food we eat…

  • Jim Russels

    Anyone remember how to tie a noose? I think we should use hemp rope to hang the traitors of humanity. It would be deliciously ironic. Let's start by hanging the folks responsible for poisoning our food supply. Food is love and corrupting that is ultimate evil.

    • Anonymous

      We will need a lot of hemp

    • xtofury

      hang them? Naaah, that would be far too quick for the slow deaths they are dishing out to the masses. Plus you do realize monsanto is military industrial complex, you might have some trouble with those folks. This GMO stuff is how a government responds when the human farm is too full of people who are no longer needed anymore, they have machines to replace you all and needed a creative way to get rid of you so that you wouldn't notice and actually get around to forming a lynch mob big enough to really pose a threat to them. Plus, this system pulls the strings within the activism scene, there are lots of genuine people being manipulated by government shills. There won't be any fixing this problem till people get informed about it, get serious, and starts thinking about that game of human chess going on just over their heads.

    • Daniel Beck

      Synthetic bullets for their fake souls works for me. Use the good hemp rope for something useful.

    • Alexey

      I know one of these scientists personally and she is evil!