We debated GMOs for years, why aren’t we debating the latest bioengineering tech: mRNA? Action Alert!
Are you ready for the total transformation of our food supply? There are dozens of veterinary vaccines (and human vaccines, for that matter) in production utilizing the new mRNA technology that underpinned the COVID vaccines. This new technology is entering our food supply under the cover of darkness—granted by censorship imposed during the COVID era that power brokers seem intent on keeping in place.
What’s often not appreciated is how fundamentally different these vaccines are from previous vaccines. They rely on synthetic biology, essentially blurring the line between biology and technology. This blurring is one of the characteristics World Economic Forum founder and chairman, Klaus Schwab, relates to his dystopian concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which includes gene-edited humans or ‘designer beings’.
There are major questions about the long-term consequences of using mRNA technology given its novelty, both for food animals and for humans. Yet there isn’t even a semblance of a public debate about how to move forward or the need for transparency of supply chains including foodstuffs derived from animals treated with mRNA vaccines. This needs to change, especially as mRNA vaccines may well become a mainstay in human and veterinary medicine.
The coming use of mRNA vaccines in livestock presents a massive issue pertaining to our right to know what is in our food. The use of mRNA vaccines in humans is of course another massive public health issue that we’ve written about a number of times over the last three years, such as here and here. It was with a similar sense of humility and caution in the face of this new vaccine technology that we issued a joint call with our colleagues at the Alliance for Natural Health International to protect autoimmune patients from compulsory COVID vaccination.
The field of mRNA vaccines is exploding. Vaccines based on this novel technology are being explored for cancer treatment, the flu, HIV, hepatitis C, malaria, tuberculosis, and dozens of other diseases. They are also viewed as a boon to the livestock industry by proponents hailing it as a “revolutionary technology.” Researchers are working on mRNA vaccines against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, African swine fever, avian influenza, and other food-animal diseases. Note, however, that there are currently no mRNA vaccines licensed for use in livestock…yet. Additionally, a recent Chinese study broke new ground in demonstrating that mice could be vaccinated against COVID through ingesting milk loaded with mRNA.
To be clear: there are important differences between the mRNA technology used in COVID vaccines and RNA vaccines that have been used in veterinary medicine for some time. In fact, there appears to be little awareness among the public over how much of a departure these new COVID vaccines are from traditional vaccines, this being a direct result of draconian censorship justified by authorities and cop-opted media during the COVID crisis of 2020 to 2022. mRNA vaccines deliver synthetically-produced genetic instructions via a lipid nanoparticle into cells; these instructions then force the vaccinee’s cells to produce whatever protein has been encoded in the instructions. In the case of the COVID vaccines, this is modified and patented version of the spike protein in selected variants of the circulating SARS-CoV-2 virus. It isn’t widely recognized that the spike protein produced following vaccination is different to the spike on the wild virus.
Now that we are poised at this interface of applying the latest bioengineering technology to ourselves and the animals many rely on for food, in full appreciation that we can turn our bodies and those of farm animals into drug factories, we must be humble, not arrogant. Put simply, there are no long-term safety data for any mRNA vaccines whether used on humans or animals, and emerging safety data on COVID vaccines suggests considerably more problems than were anticipated by manufacturers and health authorities at the time of the launch of the mass vaccination program some two and a half years ago.
Any person or authority that claims COVID mRNA vaccines are safe to humans – like the CDC – is misleading the public. We also have no idea about the long-term, potential effects of eating meat from animals treated with mRNA vaccines coding for different patented proteins once they are approved—especially given the data showing that the lipid nanoparticle coding for the patented spike protein enters the bloodstream and can travel to different areas of the body.
mRNA vaccine technology represents a radical departure from conventional pharmacology that’s ruled the roost in human and veterinary medicine for the last 80 or so years. This is why consumers deserve to know if our food has been treated with these products. We spent years as a society debating the ethics of genetically modified foods, with the public overwhelmingly supporting disclosure of foods with genetic modifications. This culminated in the unfortunate passage of a sham labeling bill that allows food companies to obscure the contents of their products—though legal challenges could improve this situation. But the point is, there was a national debate about this issue.
It is a sign of the times that reasonable questions about the risks and benefits of novel mRNA vaccine platforms are dismissed so readily as anti-vaxxer “misinformation.” If the public can overwhelmingly agree that we need transparency about the contents of our food, the same logic must apply here: we deserve to know if our food has been treated with mRNA technology—whether to immunize the animal against a disease, or in a more Orwellian twist, as a means to deliver a vaccination to those who ingest the food, a possibility raised by the Chinese study referenced above.
As with the GMO labeling issue, states are leading the charge on this. Missouri, Tennessee, and Arizona have bills that require disclosure on food products that have been treated with mRNA vaccines or gene therapy products—though none of these bills appear to be moving forward.
This comes down to the basic issue of transparency, traceability and truth in labeling that allows consumers to make informed decisions about the foods they buy. Given the unknowns with the long-term health effects of the new mRNA vaccination platforms, it is critical that consumers are afforded the opportunity to choose whether they want to ingest foods treated with these vaccines or not.
Action Alert! Write to Congress in support of transparency in labeling on meat products in the event they are treated with mRNA vaccines. Please send your message immediately.