posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 11:55 AM
I feel this has relevance to the threads on flu- as I suspect (though cannot prove) that the GMO crops in abundance, that are lessening the worlds'
ability to fight infections, might have something to do with the number of swine flu infections (at least in the States).
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Late blight, which caused the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s and 1850s, is killing potato and tomato plants in home gardens
from Maine to Ohio and threatening commercial and organic farms, U.S. plant scientists said on Friday.
Both corporate and "organic" farms seem to be effected by this: and the large retailers who supply mas-produced food seem to be spreading the
Wal-mart, Home Depot, Sears, Kmart and Lowe's are some of the stores the plants have been seen in," McGrath said in a telephone
In spite of this blight, there is a SOLUTION! Fungicides! (Monsanto, Cargill- who knows where they come from....):
She said commercial farmers will be able to use fungicides containing chlorothalonil to control the blight.
During a public health crisis we need all of the healthy foods we can get- and both potatoes and tomatoes are rich in nutrients. With this blight and
the subsequent fungicidal poisoning of the plants, we can expect worse nutrition, an increase in systemic fungal disease in people (resistance to the
plant fungicides and the concommitant toxicology imposed upon those who eat the produce), and ultimately, a sicker population--- more ripe (pardon the
pun) for infection by flu- or any other opportunistic microbe.
It's been 160 years or so since we've seen this kind of blight- it killed countless Irish people, who left their countries or came here- and it
signals a vast loss of one of the greatest treasures of the US- our farmland. In loosing the quality of nutritious food, we loose the ability to
fight off obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardio/pulmonary diseases------and infectious disease. This could not have emerged at a more challenging
Please- post anything else you know of this- and thanks