Cynthia: Flesh-Eating Synthetic Bacteria that has Gone Wild
2016 article by Jean Perie
“The reports about tests on human beings that are being routinely carried out by certain Western corporations have become a sort of a trend these days.
Among others, one can recall the story about the long struggle between civil authorities of various states and the US chemical giant Monsanto provoked by research in the potential dangers of GMO products, and the Monsanto-produced herbicide Roundup in particular. The actual damage inflicted on the agricultural business of various states is yet to be carefully assessed, but even at this stage it safe to say that Monsanto’s expansion into India and surrounding markets resulted in deaths of thousands of people.
However, in the nearest future, the planet could face yet another “monster” that was bred deep inside US corporate laboratories. We are talking about the first synthetic bacteria – Cynthia, created “to combat oil pollution in the Gulf of Mexico” which, according to the various reports that are often ignored by the corporate media, has mutated and has started attacking animals and humans. Now this highly lethal microorganism is on its way to Europe.”
“Cynthia is the brainchild of the J. Craig Venter Institute — which was engaged in genetic engineering experiments since the beginning of the 21st century — and Synthetic Genomics Inc, and was created and funded directly by BP. It was believed that Cynthia feeds on oil, but it turns out now that it is equally willing to consume all forms of organic life as well. . . . “
It began with sinkholes. Two of them, gaping mouths to nowhere opening up as if to swallow the town of Wink, Texas. As they expanded, there were fears they might collide, morphing into one giant void and swallowing up the city. Now, an unprecedented study reveals Wink and its vast sinkholes are just a tiny part of a much bigger problem. . . .
Before we had reported on some big tube-shaped holes opening up around Siberia and other places that had to do with methane.
Scientist, Guy McPerson says these methane releases are a dire warning sign for human life on the planet – at the 26 min. mark –
LINK – https://youtu.be/nD1gw2d24DQ
Possibly related –
Strange Sounds – Canal completely drained after huge 100ft wide sinkhole opens up just feet from a boat in Cheshire, UK
The Big Wobble –
Canyon-like hole opens up in the Sun’s atmosphere ejecting high-speed solar wind: 17 of 18 major quakes hit this year during coronal hole activity
“An enormous canyon-like hole has opened up in the Sun’s atmosphere which is ejecting a high-speed stream of solar wind travelling at mind-boggling speeds of around 700 to 800 km’s per second, or more than one million miles per hour which should reach Earth’s magnetosphere on Monday the 26th of Feb. . . . “ (more)
O.K. – it’s not really a sinkhole on the Sun but it’s a big hole . . .
“A recent expedition to the Gulf of Mexico has yielded the largest ‘dead zone’ ever recorded in the area. Measuring 8,776 square miles, this massive patch of oxygen depleted water is wreaking havoc on the Gulf’s marine life – a consequence of unchecked agricultural runoff pouring down from the Mississippi River. Dead zones appear in the Gulf every summer, and the typical size is around 5,800 square miles. Back in 2002, scientists detected an unusually large dead zone stretching for 8,497 square miles, but this new one, detected just last week, is now the largest ever recorded. At a whopping 8,776 square miles (22,730 sq km), it’s 4.6 times larger than the target size set by the Gulf Hypoxia Task Force. In the words of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, this finding shows that “nutrient pollution, primarily from agriculture and developed land runoff in the Mississippi River watershed is continuing to affect the nation’s coastal resources and habitats in the Gulf.” Hypoxia is a fancy term for low oxygen, and it’s primarily a problem for estuaries and coastal waters . . . . “ (more)
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We follow this frozen methane news since there’s a huge amount of it in the Gulf of Mexico – F.C.
“Scientists generally believe that the methane leaking from these seeps never makes it to the surface of the ocean, instead dissolving in the water on its way up. But some suggest that an explosion, of the type described in Thursday’s paper, could produce enough force to send some gas straight up to the surface and into the atmosphere, with potentially climate-warming consequences. . . . “
How about the explosion risk? Page 4 of this science paper shows a Louisiana map with all the seeps.
Plus the methane at Bayou Corne was thought by some to be from the Gulf of Mexico … not from decaying vegetation like Texas Brine claims.
We are covering a dam about-to-fail story in California on the FC blog. There have been many stories in the news since about the problems looming nationwide from aged, crumbling infrastructure.
One thing there popping up is info on weathered rock being more brittle than deep, protected rock.
We wonder if these salt dome storage caverns’ age has anything to do with their integrity.
We also wonder why inexpensive camera drones aren’t used for flying over Lake FUBAR to inspect it.
The Advocate is focusing on water issues –
This sounds not-too-smart –
Drill baby drill: Japanese scientists hope to reach the Earth’s mantle in massive borehole project