Welcome to our conspiracies library. Every month we will upload a new conspiracy for debate where we will objectively present you the evidence and let you weigh in on the case.
Conspiracy #7: cloning
When you hear the word “cloning,” you may think of the cloning of humans similar to what is depicted in many sci-fi movies and shows. However, most often it is done on a smaller scale. To clone something is to make a genetically exact copy of it whether it be plants, cells, sheep or entire people.
Currently there are many ethical issues that surround cloning, especially when it comes to humans, however there are other highly positive results from cloning such as stem cells, for tissue and organ replacement. In addition to the ethical issues, profound questions around consciousness and what it would mean spiritually to clone another being. There are also many conspiracy theories surrounding cloning in regards to if it is already being done and mainstream people in society believed to be replaced with clones.
We explore some common cloning theories in science fiction and how plausible they could be in real life, as well as some current cloning techniques currently happening in modern science.
example #1: dolly the sheep
In this study if scaled to the entire population 190 million people in China believe that Monsanto with the help of the pentagon is used to give cancer to people in China. The likelihood of why they are more likely to push a position like this is China has had many food safety issues in the past, and Internationally speaking has had issues with United States imports in the past.
The researchers report that 13.8 percent of respondents agreed with a widely-circulated rumor in China that GMOs have been created by the United States as a form of “bioterrorism” against China, and that all patriots should therefore oppose them.
“GM food is not merely a cause of cancer and a source of infertility. It is also a grand Western scheme… a monumental, supremely devious plot to annihilate the Chinese and other people of colour… created by Monsanto… with the backing of the Pentagon and leading private foundations in the US, to control the global food chain”, he stated.
China has suffered several recent bona fide food scandals, involving adulterated milk, pesticide residues and other serious safety issues. In 2008. for example, hundreds of thousands of infants were affected by adulterated baby milk.
example #2: diminished genetics from cloning
Russian Stance: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, adding that the nation has enough space and resources to produce organic food.
Moscow has no reason to encourage the production of genetically modified products or import them into the country, Medvedev told a congress of deputies from rural settlements on Saturday.
“If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food,” he said.
The prime minister said he ordered widespread monitoring of the agricultural sector. He added that despite rather strict restrictions, a certain amount of GMO products and seeds have made it to the Russian market.
European Stance: Several European countries have chosen a total ban on GMO foods. France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Poland, Denmark, Malta, Slovenia, Italy and Croatia have chosen a total ban. Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium has opted out, as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Example #3: clones for war
This article goes into GMO diets are unhealthy, can cause damage to the digestive tract, can cause liver damage, issues with reproduction.
Mice fed potatoes engineered to produce the Bt-toxin developed abnormal and damaged cells, as well as proliferative cell growth in the lower part of their small intestines (ileum).25 Rats fed potatoes engineered to produce a different type of insecticide (GNA lectin from the snowdrop plant) also showed proliferative cell growth in both the stomach and intestinal walls (see photos).26 Although the guts of rats fed GM peas were not examined for cell growth, the intestines were mysteriously heavier; possibly as a result of such growth.27 Cell proliferation can be a precursor to cancer and is of special concern.
The state of the liver—a main detoxifier for the body—is another indicator of toxins.
- Rats fed the GNA lectin potatoes described above had smaller and partially atrophied livers.28
- Rats fed Monsanto’s Mon 863 corn, engineered to produce Bt-toxin, had liver lesions and other indications of toxicity.29
- Rabbits fed GM soy showed altered enzyme production in their livers as well as higher metabolic activity.30
- The livers of rats fed Roundup Ready canola were 12%–16% heavier, possibly due to liver disease or inflammation.31
- Microscopic analysis of the livers of mice fed Roundup Ready soybeans revealed altered gene expression and structural and functional changes (see photos).32 Many of these changes reversed after the mice diet was switched to non-GM soy, indicating that GM soy was the culprit. The findings, according to molecular geneticist Michael Antoniou, PhD, “are not random and must reflect some ‘insult’ on the liver by the GM soy.” Antoniou, who does human gene therapy research in King’s College London, said that although the long-term consequences of the GM soy diet are not known, it “could lead to liver damage and consequently general toxemia.”33
- Rats fed Roundup Ready soybeans also showed structural changes in their livers. 34
The testicles of both mice and rats fed Roundup Ready soybeans showed dramatic changes. In rats, the organs were dark blue instead of pink (see photos on next page).45 In mice, young sperm cells were altered.46 Embryos of GM soy-fed mice also showed temporary changes in their DNA function, compared to those whose parents were fed non-GM soy.47 Female rats fed GM soy showed changes in their uterus, ovaries, and hormonal balance.48 By the third generation, most hamsters fed GM soy were unable to have babies. The infant mortality was 4-5 times greater than controls, and many of the GMO-fed third generation had hair growing in their mouths.49
example #4: genetic editing
Can new markets such as the Cannabis market be cornered by big biotech companies? Could someone really become the new Monsanto of the Cannabis world?
According to Holmes, a secretive company called BioTech Institute LLC had begun registering patents on the cannabis plant. Three have already been granted, and several more are in the pipeline, both in the U.S. and internationally. And these are not narrow patents on individual strains like Sour Diesel. These are utility patents, the strongest intellectual-property protection available for crops. Utility patents are so strict that almost everyone who comes in contact with the plant could be hit with a licensing fee: growers and shops, of course, but also anyone looking to breed new varieties or conduct research. Even after someone pays a royalty, they can’t use the seeds produced by the plants they grow. They can only buy more patented seeds.
We have had cloning technology and the ability to clone humans for over a decade now, how do we know if it is being used ethically or not currently?
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