Friday, 28 January 2011

Genetically-Modified, Oil-Eating Bacteria Creating Dangerous Mutant Organisms in the Gulf

Even the most creative science fiction movie could not have concocted the reality of what is taking place both in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world right now. Genetically-modified (GM), oil-eating bacteria introduced into the Gulf as part of the oil disaster's remediation efforts is reportedly causing the emergence of various other mutant bacteria, as well as increasingly-severe harm to humans and the environment.

Back in August, NaturalNews covered the story of Tel Aviv University scientists' proposal to use a natural oil-eating bacteria to help clean up the Gulf ( But reports have now revealed that both scientists and BP knew of a "super" bacteria that was programmed to eat oil twice as fast as normal and set loose in the Gulf.

Mike Utsler, Chief Operating Officer of BP's Gulf Coast Restoration, publicly told BBC reporters that "[t]here is a new form of microbiology that is attacking this (oil) plume and using it as a food source." Shortly after admitting this on camera, other BP officials abruptly interjected and ended the interview.

I'm not sure how immedate or real is the threat of mutated oil eating bacteria but I thought to post this story in light of the fact that we know there are problems with many GM products.

At present ALL GM organisms should be held in quarantine for a number of decades until the effect of the modifications are fully understood.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2011.]

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