Lyme, Morgellon’s, and Yes, I’m saying it again: Insecticides

The unpublished “truth” about Lyme and Morgellon’s diseases, which I published in my books God Science and The Fourth Monkey; seems to have revealed a very different side of the history than what the public has been told, for decades.

When studying various patents for devices including diagnostic tests and vaccines for Lyme disease, one of the gems I uncovered was a US patent invented by scientist Dr. Alan Barbour from the University of Texas, which is assigned to the University of Texas Board of Regents (Austin, TX).

The patent refers to the purified outer surface protein “D” or OspD of Borrelia burgdorferi, or Bb.

For those unaware of what Bb is, it is the tiny bacterial spirochete (kind of like miniature rotinni pasta) that causes Lyme disease. It is named after Dr. Willy Burgdorfer, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientist who helped identify it in 1981, and whom helped to announce the agent the following year along with several other notable scientists.

According to the patent, the proteins were isolated from a virulent strain of B. burgdorferi. The proteins have a molecular weight of 30-kDa or 30 kilodaltons. (A dalton is about the weight of a neutron, so imagine how tiny a kilodalton is when “kilo” means thousand!) The 30-kDa protein is just one number of a range of roughly 30-35-kDa proteins which denote a given Bb strain (strain numbers can vary between strains).

The aforementioned patent is curious to me because on the one hand it discusses the theoretical creation of things useful for a potential Lyme diagnostic test or vaccine. On the other hand it also refers to other patents, including one that is assigned to (for lack of a better word) Agroscience company Calgene, Inc. (Davis, CA).

The Calgene patent also (coincidentally) refers to a 30-kDa protein from the microbial pesticide Bacillus thuringiensis, or B.t. This is the most globally-used microbial insecticide on the planet…and according to the research in my books, an organism that not only has been grown in E. coli to specifically express (or produce) toxic proteins called Cry proteins (Cry = crystal); but it is an organism that is well-known in scientific circles to be able to reactivate latent (sleeping/dormant) infections in insects, animals, and you guessed it — humans. Cry proteins are used to make the toxic portion of the B.t. insecticide, and are lethal to insects, arthropods, and lepidoptera (caterpillars).

Since the days of chemical pesticides including DDT are (were) long gone, scientists had to design other insecticides that could be used agriculturally and industrially, to kill those nasty pesky things we call insects. This of course targets the little no-see-ums, mosquitoes, ticks, lice, flies, caterpillars and a wide assortment of things that don’t go bump in the night but that might bite, sting, or suck on us while we sleep, or while we are awake. The bad news is however that insects are growing resistant to B.t. and many different formulas have been designed with all kinds of microbial additives, and even scorpion toxins, to enhance the effectiveness of B.t. formulas. This has become a larger problem in recent years as scientists try to bring back DDT in an altered states that supposedly is “less harmful” as a neurotoxin than its former chemical counterparts. (Um right).

The Calgene patent also describes how the 30-kDa protein from B.t. uses a special “PG” gene (not pregnant!) called polygalacturonase that can be found in vegetables like tomatoes which produce this enzyme while ripening. This gene is harvested and inserted into plants like tobacco in the laboratory, typically using an infective bacterium such as the gram-negative Agrobacterium tumefaciens. This nasty little bug is one that causes galls or tumors to grow on trees or plants infected with it, which it causes by inserting some of its DNA into the plant’s cells.

In the laboratory, A. tumefaciens is a favorite plaything among GM plant designers because it is so good at infecting plant cells. Scientists help this process along using a virus such as the cauliflower mosaic virus as a promoter to infect plant cells, which are then transformed by the A. tumefaciens bacterium. While that is terrific and neat for those who want to play with plant cells and genes, it may lend clues to the public about patent inventions for Lyme disease diagnostic tests and vaccines; and why some patients with Morgellon’s disease have produced skin lesions that upon culture and microscopy, clearly show evidence of Agrobacterium tumefaciens in the lesions.

There have been some recent articles about Morgellon’s, and the role of a bovine virus, hyperkeratinosis, and filaments in the hooves of cows; and a possible connection to Morgellon’s patients. This is kind of a stretch, because there is no theory on how cow viruses could enter patients. Never mind because I wrote about filaments, Agrobacterium, and the like in my previous books. I also explained very carefully patents which describe genetically engineered formulas and how they can use SV40 (a monkey virus), bovine papilloma virus (cow warts), adenovirus (think flu); cytomegalovirus (CMV), and retroviruses.

These formulas would be used in expression vectors (a fancy word for things that infect and change genes to excrete proteins). They would include plasmids (mobile gene islands) from E. coli, phages (mini-pac men), yeasts, bacteriae, or insect cells. The formulas might include Pseudomonas, fungi, streptomyces, Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) or cells from a common plant pest, the fall armyworm. Scientists could also use cells from African green monkeys — which are known carriers of Borrelia, spiroplasmas, mycoplasmas, mycobacteriae, and other sordid infections. Human vaccines are passed through African green monkey cells, and SV40 virus was found to have contaminated “some” human vaccines.

The real problem is not that people are catching viruses from cow hooves. The problem may instead be that genetically engineered animal vaccines that use the same components as those used in genetically engineered insecticides (or animal vaccines) are having viruses reactivated and bacteriae reassorted because of flaws in the genetically engineered insecticides and vaccine formulas. And these reassortments and reactivations may be causing the major diseases of our day.

Or not. I guess it all depends upon how you look at it. What happens in animals or insects for that matter, goes double for the human counterparts. You can read all about this and how live viruses are able to resurrect dead ones in my two latest books. But I have been talking about the patents, the technologies, and their inherent flaws since my book The Baker’s Dozen & the Lunatic Fringe: Has Junk Science Shifted the Lyme Disease Epidemic?

Perhaps “Bb” Lyme disease spirochetes, are byproducts of nature and the scientific tampering thereof.  I have to say it is rather striking to read the patents for “Bb” products and processes, and to read the “B.t.” patents — and see which scientists are connected to all things Borrelia — or B.t.

What is also striking is the development of 15 essential strains of B.t. insecticides, and the discovery of 15 distinct Bb strains of Lyme buggies…and to see these strains in one way or another, appearing in patents held by key scientists who may be among those who deny that chronic Lyme disease exists. But if research is being funded by Agro giants, and governments hold patents, it could explain why certain people might keep “mum”about infectious diseases that may be caused by genetic engineering “accidents.”

The question boils down to whether or not the globally applied insecticide called “B.t.” is causing or contributing to the genetic reshuffling of microbes in the environment and those that are genetically engineered into insecticides and/or GM plants. Science already proves that B.t. is capable of causing infections, and of reactivating latent infections in insects, arthropods, animals, and humans. Science has also proven that Bb is carried in ticks, insects, animals, and humans, and so are many of the infections duly noted above.

Is it too hard to imagine that when worlds collide — people become infected?

Not from where I sit it isn’t.

Pick up a copy of God Science: The Secret World of Rampant Genetics, Hidden Illness, & Biotech Profiteering or The Fourth Monkey: An Untold History of the Lyme Disease Epidemic or any of my other books on Lyme to learn more about the biotech connections to Lyme disease and Morgellon’s.

You’ll be glad you did. And by the way, even organic foods can use B.t. insecticides…..

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One thought on “Lyme, Morgellon’s, and Yes, I’m saying it again: Insecticides

  1. For those of you who feel you must mock what is written here, “rotini” is a simplistic illustration of a spirochetal form…you know who you are…..

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