The story about the "primeval code" is a story that has all the makings of a classic conspiracy, involving a group of scientists, a multi billion
dollar corporation and an experiment that could probably be one of the most important discoveries of the last century, only to be patented, shelved
and nearly forgotten for almost two decades.
Prohibited to be utilized for any kind of commercial application and blocked from becoming part of greater academic discourse, the discovery, also
dubbed the 'Ebner Effect' is slowly resurfacing in recent years and hopefully this time, gaining the large scientific and public interest that it
In the late 1980's, while working for the research department of the Swiss Pharma & Agriculture Giant - Ciba-Geigy (Novartis/Syngenta), Dr Guido
Ebner and his colleague Heinz Schürch conducted a series of laboratory experiments with various cereal seeds, plants and fish eggs. In these
experiments the seeds and eggs were briefly exposed to an eletrostatic field, a high voltage field without any flowing current.
- Primeval Farn & Ancient Corn
Unexpectedly primeval organisms grew out of these seeds and eggs: a fern that no botanist was able to identify; primeval corn with up to twelve
ears per stalk; wheat that was ready to be harvested in just four to six weeks. A giant trout, extinct in Europe for 130 years, with so-called salmon
hooks. It was as if these organisms accessed their own genetic memories on command in the electric field...
Indeed, Guido Ebner and Heinz Schürch appear to have discovered a biological method of effectively creating antecedents from progeny without using
Or as both researchers put it: "Our experiments do not involve a mutation of the organism in question, which in the case of genetic engineering
involves channelling an additional gene into the organism. No entirely new organism is created. In the electrostatic field, only the gene expression
is altered the retrieval of the existing gene. That is something different."
In addition to corn and trout experiments, the results of experiments with wheat were also amazing: thus the cereal exposed to the electrostatic field
developed new proteins, which people looked for in the original wheat to no avail.
Furthermore, it surprisingly produced much larger roots than the control group. This had the advantage of allowing the crops to grow far more rapidly.
And occasionally in these experiments, a variant emerged which resembled the genetic antecedents of the wheat. Thus, a meadow grass-like arrangement
of ear shoots and small narrow leaves was observed, for example.
"In the case of our 'manipulated' wheat, growth was so rapid that it was ripe in four weeks instead of the usual seven months", Heinz Schürch
recalled. "However one has to say that although the ears and stalks were somewhat smaller, there were more ears per plant.
The actual benefit is that we could cultivate this wheat in regions where spring and summer are short where conventional wheat cannot be grown at
all." In this case, one can also cheerfully refrain from using pesticides and herbicides: "The pests that have adapted to the growth process of
normal wheat have not yet developed when we harvest our wheat as early as four to eight weeks after planting."
What at the first look appears to be a "Frankstein-esque" experimental set-up seemed to have the exact opposite results of modern genetic
engeneering. In the example of corn, the maize kernels were put in Petri dishes with artificial soil and water and then exposed to an electrostatic
field, ranging from 1000-up to 10 000 volts. After being regularly planted in a pot or greenhouse, the corn grew significantly faster producing a
higher number of ears per plant.
In addition to higher growth rates, the plants generated new proteins and/or proteins which have been lost through cultivation. In one of the few
field trials (greenhouse), the scientists were able to grow corn with up to 12 ears per plant, that was closely reminiscent to a heirloom form of
corn, that today only grows wild in some regions of Peru.
The static electric field seems to trigger a some form of genetic reactivation or as Schürch put it, the plant "remembers" how it was. The supposed
benefits: higher germination, increased resistance to pests and harsh climatic conditions, very little or no agrotoxics and fertilizers.
The higher organism experiments with fish eggs were equally remarkable.
- The Trout Experiment
Eggs are removed from a ordinary female Rainbow Trout.
One half of the inseminated eggs were then exposed to an electrostatic field for 4 weeks, the other half is left untreated. Both test groups are put
into conventional fish tanks, where the fish naturally hatches under the same conditions.
The two groups show distinct differences in mortality and growth rate, color, form and vitality. The most remarkable feature being the so-called
salmon hook, the lower jaw of the males of the treated trout.
The science division of the 'Eidgenossenschaft für Fischzucht' in Berne classified the treated test group as an archtype form of trout that went
practically extinct 150 ago.
-Excerpts from the original patent-
Inventor: EBNER GUIDO [CH] // SCHUERCH HEINZ [CH]
Applicant: CIBA GEIGY CORP [US]
IPC: A01K61/00 // (IPC1-7):A01K63/00
Specifically, in the practice of this invention, tanks (aquaria) filled with freshwater or saltwater and containing the fish or eggs, and consisting
preferably of electrically non-conductive material (insulator), are placed between the electrodes of a capacitor.
A directcurrent voltage of one to tens of thousands of volts is then applied to said electrodes. Instead of using the non-conductive aquarium
material, it is of course also possible to use electrodes which are provided with an insulating layer and to immerse these electrically insulated
capacitor plates direct in the tanks.
Of sole importance is that the electrodes of the capacitor are insulated against the freshwater or saltwater acting as dielectric medium. As no
currents flow in this apparatus, no perceptible loss of energy is observed. Hence energy is not a cost factor in this invention.
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