Leslie Carol Botha: The day that many of us have dreaded has finally arrived. Rising rates in infertility and now GMO babies. This will be the final fall of women when our sacred gift of giving birth and ensuring the survival of the human species it taken away from us to be replaced with technology. And if the problems with GMO foods are an indicator – these GMO babies may indeed be very sickly themselves paving the way for more Pharma interventions. See the sonnet – Mother Forgive Them For they know not what they do! at the bottom of this article.
Genetically Modified Babies! Are We Too Sick to Have Our Own Children?
July 3, 2012
Last month, it was revealed that scientists have created the world’s first genetically engineered human beings. (1)
According to reports, after some trial and error in the laboratory, 30 healthy and successfully genetically engineered (GE) babies have been born in the United States.
If GM food is any indication of the dangers of GM humans, there is reason to worry.
So far, scientists have run a genetic analysis on two of the genetically engineered babies. Tests have confirmed that these children have inherited the DNA from 3 adults – two women and one man.
Besides the ethical limits that genetically engineered babies push, there are at least one or two fatal flaws wrapped up in the development of our first GE babies.
Unhealthy Mitochondria Can Cause Infertility
Two of the genetically engineered babies have received a genetic fingerprint confirming that they have the DNA belonging to three people, not two.
It turns out that the parents of these GE babies were women and men who were unable to conceive on their own.
Professor Jacques Cohen, who has led the research behind GE babies, diagnosed the mothers of these two babies as infertile because of defects in small cellular structures called mitochondria.
Mitochondria are our cellular workhorse, and they generate much of the body’s energy. When the mitochondria in our cells begin to wane in numbers, or when they begin to malfunction, a number of diseases related to aging and degeneration result. This includes infertility.
Professor Cohen found that the defective mitochondria were located in the egg cells of both women.
Mother Forgive Them! For they know not what they do!
I have this brief time, this hour…….
I am impelled to write.
I will leave these words.
These are not my words.
These are not……
I see the death of the world.
I see great machines in the womb of the Earth.
And I see the mountains crumbling.
And I see the lightning chained and made a slave of men.
And I see great Nature humbled.
And I see the sky roaring with an iron voice.
And I see the Earth sprout a deadly garden of billowing fumes, by tens and by hundreds great blossoming flowers of fire.
And I hear the electricity speak with a million voices.
And I see the men building cities that have no need of sun or moon.
And I see the men turning from the Earth’s fair face to seek new worlds in the void.
I see the lifting into the void.
And I see the void devour the hearts of men.
And I feel the deadly chill of the void descend upon the Earth.
And I see the men conjuring their fantasies out of captive matter.
And I see the men making creatures of their own imagination.
And I see them breeding without women.
And I see monsters bowing down to their makers and rising up against them.
And I hear the rapping at the window and know who is there.
And I hear myself greet my belated wedding guest.
And I hear myself ask for the mercy of forgetfulness.
I see myself stretched on this bed.
I see myself a naked offering.
I see myself the last woman on Earth.
Memoirs of Elisabeth Frankenstein,