If you follow our work, you know we’re digging deep into the origins of COVID-19 — where did it come from, why is it so dangerous to certain people?
Should anyone be held accountable?
Yesterday a donor — who, like us, believes that all dangerous “gain-of-function” genetic engineering experiments must be shut down immediately — reached out to me personally with a generous offer.
One of the reasons we founded OCA more than 20 years ago was to protect consumers from untested and unsafe genetically engineered foods.
But even then, we had bigger concerns about genetic engineering’s potential to harm humans.
Even then, we knew about the potential for scientists to genetically engineer — or “weaponize” — viruses.
Right now, dangerous “gain-of-function” experiments are being carried out in labs all over the world, including in the U.S., even though hundreds of safety violations have already been documented.
Who’s funding these experiments? In many cases, you are — because most of the U.S. funding for “gain-of-function” research comes through government-funded projects.
None of this reckless research has ever led to the development of a single viable vaccine.
So why is it allowed? Money, of course.
Big Pharma giants are already selling billions of dollars of COVID-19 vaccines to governments and the military — in secretive, no-bid contracts.
The rush to distribute — or possibly mandate — unsafe, untested vaccines should give everyone pause . . . especially given that U.S. law holds that vaccine makers cannot be held liable for any injuries they cause.
We will never abandon our work to reform the U.S. food and farming system, to end factory farming and to protect consumers and the environment from toxic chemicals.
In fact, COVID-19 — which negatively impacts people with diet-related chronic illnesses — only reinforces how urgent our work in this area is.
That said, unless we force governments worldwide to end “gain-of-function” research once and for all, we are not safe. Period.