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By Ben Swann |  Dec 3, 2013

Reporter Ben Swann Reveals He Has The CDC Whistleblower Documents

 

Today, in an interview with Age of Autism, Ben Swann, a journalist with CBS 46 in Atlanta, revealed that Congressman Bill Posey has released the #CDCwhistleblower documents to Swann, who will in turn be releasing them to the public. 

These are the CDC records given to Posey by Dr. William Thompson, which reportedly confirm that the CDC has been covering up evidence of vaccine induced autism since at least 2002.

Ben Swann met with the Canary Party for the first time more than two years ago. 

It was clear that he was a different kind of journalist right from the start.

He was a reporter that listened to the public, checked the facts, and was not afraid to report on stories that didn’t fit the establishment’s narrative.

Swann began reporting on the vaccine corruption story in 2013 in an interview with The Canary Party’s Chairman, Mark Blaxill. 

He covered the #CDCwhistleblower story in 2014 when we brought the new developments in the story to his attention. 

This fall, after moving from the Midwest to CBS in Atlanta, he reported on the CDC protests and Congressman Posey’s statement, which detailed that the CDC was throwing away data that showed links between vaccines and autism.

As a result of Ben Swann’s old world and honest journalism, he has become a trusted news source for hundreds of thousands of Americans who follow his online outlet, Truth In Media. 

Swann has now been given the CDC documents that the public has been so eager to read to sort out the details of the CDC cover-up of vaccine induced autism.

He told the Age of Autism today that he will be releasing the documents to the public after a detailed review.

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We at the Canary Party believe it is a rare and valuable circumstance to have a reporter follow corruption stories no matter where they lead.
Ben Swann is currently raising funds for more of his independent news packages. 

He has a new project called Global Activist that investigates the truths that the mainstream media has abandoned.

All the claims that autism is caused by vaccines have been completely disproven, right? 

We have all heard that claim, maybe most famously by actress and model Jenny McCarthy.

But is the claim untrue? 

What if I told you that while HHS says there is no link between autism and vaccinations, the federal government has quietly awarded families of autistic children damages as a result of vaccine injuries?

The first step toward truth is to be informed.

The story we are talking about today is something that just doesn’t get attention from the mainstream media, and on the rare occasion when it does, the story is predictable. 

Scandal surrounding a doctor who claims autism and vaccines are linked. 

The bizarre parents who believe that their child has autism because of a vaccine, a claim clearly not based in science.

But is there more to this story than what the media has told you?

The real story behind vaccines begins in 1986.

That is because it was in 1986 when the U.S. Congress created National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. 

Now that alone is worthy of a story, because what most Americans don’t know is that a family who has child injured by a vaccine, cannot simply sue the vaccine maker. 

Under this 1986 law, Congress took that power away from families and instead created a “vaccine court” if you will.

So what is the vaccine court? 

It is a Federal Claim’s court that deals specifically with vaccine cases where families can go for injury compensation if their child is injured by a vaccine.

The official name, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (“VICP”). 

Of course, this program is seen as necessary because virtually every child who attends a pre-school, daycare or public or private school is required to be vaccinated.

So what’s the problem?

In 1986 when the VICP was first created vaccine makers were protected from lawsuit by the public. 

The VICP insulates vaccine manufacturers from liability and requires that petitioners bring their petitions solely against HHS. 

They may not sue manufacturers or healthcare practitioners. 

The rationale for this industry and professional protection was to ensure a stable childhood vaccine supply and to keep prices affordable.

The 1986 Law also permits the vaccine makers the right to not disclose known risks to parents or guardians of those being vaccinated. 

Based on something called the “learned intermediary” doctrine, manufacturers bear no liability for giving, or failing to give, accurate or complete information to those vaccinated.

In exchange for being subject to the vaccine court, families of those injured would be compensated through an administrative process based on a table of presumptive vaccine injuries.

At its outset, 90% of claims were “on table.” 

 

But almost 30 years later, things are very different. 

Today, the vaccine schedule, meaning the list of vaccines offered to children has tripled, but the table of injuries has become much more restrictive, forcing 90% of petitioners into “off-table” litigation. 

And it gets worse. 

Because for families who believe that their children have been injured by vaccines, there are enormous roadblocks to overcome when seeking compensation for those injuries.

Mark Blaxill is the father of an autistic child – a child who he says has been injured by vaccines. 
Blaxill is part of a group called the Canary Party, a coalition of parents who are pushing for changes to the system through political means.

Blaxill: The Canary Party is a social movement that’s created to stand up for the victims of medical injuries, environmental toxins, industrial foods, the things that care causing these new health crises and epidemics that we are seeing.

Swann: Let’s talk about this issue of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program because most Americans, I would guess have no idea that this even exists.

Blaxill: Well, the thing that people should know about the VICP is that it is unlike any other product liability circumstance that any of us deal with on a regular basis. 

In 1986, Congress passed a law that gave a blanket exemption to pharmaceutical companies from any liability at all for any injury that their products, in this case vaccines, may cause to consumers and especially to children and infants. 

And what that did, was that put in place a liability shield on the pharmaceutical industry unlike any other pharmaceutical product categories so that if anything wrong happens to any recipient of the vaccine, what the family has to do is to, instead of just going to regular civil court with all the normal checks and balances and procedures and protections we see in the American legal system, they are forced to petition of government to recognize the injury to their child and to decide on whether or not they deserve an compensation.

So for parents, like Blaxill, why does he believe the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has failed?

That goes back to 2002 when nearly five thousand families filed petitions with the VICP claiming that vaccines had caused their children’s neurological disorder called “autism.”

According to the Pace Law Review, in an unprecedented proceeding, the VICP created and conducted the Omnibus Autism Proceeding that concluded in 2010. 

That means instead of taking the cases one at at time, they consolidated hearings for all these families. 

In the end, the VICP dismissed all the “test case” claims of vaccine-induced autism.

Blaxill: The original intent of the VICP was to provide a no fault, generous, rapid program of compensating victims. 

Now what we have a is a cover up. 

And a situation in which the government is trying to say, these things which people think they have observed, not only are we going to discount it, we are going to treat it with prejudice. 

We are going to say…

Swann: That this person is trying to get over on the system, that they are gaming the system.

Blaxill: That they are gaming the system, they are trying to blame, they are trying to get money from the government and that’s just wrong.

But there is more… A Review of Compensated Cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury finds that The VICP has compensated approximately 2,500 claims of vaccine injury since the inception of the program in 1986.

Since that time, despite the official ruling that there is no link between vaccines and autism, there have been at least 83 cases of autism among those compensated for vaccine-induced brain damage.

Swann: The last thing that I would ask you is that in terms of outcomes what are you all hoping for? 

Because this is really a fight for other families, a fight for an entire generation of Americans, is it not?

Blaxill: We are asking for justice because you have many, many injured children and families that are struggling and they deserve support. 

We’re asking for awareness of this crisis in this health system. 

We have the worst outcomes in the entire industrial world here in America. 

We have the highest cost healthcare system, the most interventionist healthcare system in terms of medication and vaccination. 

We have a dramatic dysfunction and we need awareness of that, that we have a problem and we need to shine a light on that. 

And then we need change. 

We need fundamental renovation of our way of dealing with parental choice, with the rights of consumers, authority in the healthcare system. 

Who gets to choose and then we need to find ways to treat and heal all those injured children and now adults who are suffering from this system.

What you need to know
Is that on the Department of Health and Human services website is this statement:
“HHS has never concluded in any case that autism was caused by vaccination.”

Parents point out that while number and use of vaccines is skyrocketing, the number of autism cases is skyrocketing as well. But remember, correlation does not equal causation. 

Agencies like HHS will say that doctors and medical professionals are just better at recognizing autism than they used to be and that may be true. 

But as one parent told me, while public statements have been made that there is no research supporting the assertion that vaccines can cause autism, families point to dozens of studies that do find a link between vaccines and autism that public health officials do not share with the public. 
And that families would like to present in a civil court, before a jury, which believe is their right under the Constitution.

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Video: How Most ‘Health’ Studies Are Deceiving You 

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The reasons may surprise you: https://youtu.be/tF7woEh4NFU

BY ANTHONY GUCCIARDI – AUG 3, 2015

Are vitamins really bad for you? Is drinking water giving you cancer?

In our modern world, where so many variables exist within the chemical matrix of our food supply, the truth of the matter is that many ‘health’ studies are often quite deceiving.

I’ve been talking about the subject of such studies for years, because it’s such a key issue for me.

Let’s use the example of vitamin studies to help you see why.

Time and time again we see scientists presenting ‘conclusive’ research on things like vitamins and minerals.

One study will proclaim that vitamin E causes birth defects, while the next will say it helps fetal development.

Where in the world are they getting their data?

The simple reality is that many scientific studies aren’t disclosing the quality and source of the substances they’re studying.

One group may be studying synthetic vitamin E made in China for 1 cent, while another is examining food-based vitamin E created in GMP certified US labs.

Trust Me, There’s a Big Difference…

I’ve worked with supplement manufacturers for years, and I have plenty of horror stories you wouldn’t believe.

The lack of care that many companies have when it comes to their raw material sourcing is absolutely disturbing, and it just goes to show how careful you have to be when it comes to purchasing supplements for you and your family.

It also goes to show how studies can really trick you when it comes to the ‘effectiveness’ of many vitamins.

When it comes to cheap synthetic vitamin forms, which are often contaminated with metals and toxic substances when they’re made overseas, of COURSE you’re going to find a correlation between consumption and disease if you perform a long-term study.

But if you’re using an organic-based source, it’s likely you’ll find some really important benefits.

That’s Just Part of the Trick

As I explain in more detail in the video above, ANYONE can make ANYTHING look bad via ‘scientific research’ if they really want to.

I could proclaim that broccoli gives you cancer if I fed herbicide-drenched broccoli to rats for extended periods of time.

Obviously, it’d be the herbicide causing the cancer (much like the contamination and low quality of the synthetic vitamins), but since it’s been declared to be ‘safe’ by the FDA, I can completely ignore that fact.

It must be the Broccoli

Do you see how this game is played a bit more clearly now?

It’s becoming a lot more apparent worldwide, especially as organizations like the WHO are openly declaring Monsanto’s products to be cancer-causing.

The bottom line? Don’t base your life around the latest health study, but instead use your own intelligence and deep research to determine a natural life plan that works for you.

After all, look at the latest study on cellphone radiation that finally admits it has been giving us cancer for decades.

Studies for years have been telling us that we’re perfectly safe, and the media has been calling you a ‘conspiracy theorist’ if you took measures to avoid cellphone use.

Empower your own health!

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/video-how-most-health-studies-are-deceiving-you/#ixzz3hmkbfheN

Germany Just Got 78 Percent Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

July 31, 2015 by True Activist 

Image: Jürgen from Sandesneben, Germany – Flickr

On July 25th, Germany set a new record for renewable energy by meeting 78% of the day’s electricity requirements from renewables, exceeding the previous record of 74% set in May 2014.  

This is a huge achievement and proves that renewable energy is the answer to our future energy needs.  

According to the federal Energy Information Administration, the U.S. only gets around 10% of its electricity from renewable sources.

We’ve also recently reported that Denmark found itself producing 140% of its national electricity needs from wind turbines.

Thinkprogress.org reported:

According to an analysis by German energy expert Craig Morris at the Energiewende blog, a stormy day across northern Europe combined with sunny conditions in southern Germany led to the new record, the exact figures of which are still preliminary. 

Morris writes that most of Germany’s wind turbines are installed in the north and most of its solar panels are in the south.

If the figures hold, it will turn out that wind and solar generated 40.65 gigawatts (GW) of power on July 25. 

When this is combined with other forms of renewables, including 4.85 GW from biomass and 2.4 GW from hydropower, the total reaches 47.9 GW of renewable power — occurring at a time when peak power demand was 61.1 GW on Saturday afternoon. 

To bolster his analysis, Morris points to early figures from Agora Energiewende, a Germany energy policy firm, that have renewables making up 79 percent of domestic power consumption that day.

It was due to an unusual weather pattern that brought heavy winds where most of the nation’s wind turbines are located. 

As these turbines generated more power, utilities ramped down coal- and gas-fired power plants. 

This just proves that yet again that renewable energy has the potential to replace our old ways of generating energy rapidly.

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REVEALED: Cancer Industry Profits ‘Locked In’ By Nagalase Molecule Injected Into Humans Via Vaccines-Spurs Tumor Growth-Explains Aggressive Vaccine Push
 
By Julie Wilson – July 27, 2015
 
One of the world’s most lucrative industries, spending on cancer drugs reached an all-time high last year, as it was valued at more than $100 billion.
 
Spending on cancer drugs increased 6.5 percent annually over the past five years and is expected to continue growing at a rate of 8 percent each year through 2018, according to figures provided by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.
 
That spending is highly concentrated, as the US and five of Europe’s largest countries account for nearly two-thirds of the entire market.
 
This means that billions and billions of dollars are secured by Americans being diagnosed with cancer.
 
That’s one profitable industry; however, it could all be completely dismantled by one thing: a cure.
 
As Mike Adams recently reported, “A universal cancer cure would destroy the profitability of the highly lucrative cancer industry and collapse the American Cancer Society, hospitals, oncology clinics and pharmaceutical companies that depend on chemotherapy revenues to stay profitable.”
 
This means that anyone moving closer to developing a cure for cancer would be considered an extreme threat to the medical establishment and likely stopped at any cost.
 
With that in mind, the mysterious deaths and disappearances of several natural health doctors throughout Florida is as suspicious as it is concerning.
 
If anyone was close to finding a universal cure for cancer and would ensure the public had access to it, it would likely be natural health doctors, or naturopaths, as they’re less likely to prescribe drugs and more likely to try and heal the body naturally using holistic medicine and nontoxic approaches.
 
Breakthroughs using this type of medicine are extremely “controversial,” as they threaten everything that the medical-industrial complex stands for, i.e. costly chemotherapy treatments and cancer drugs.
 
Doctors leading this type of research are routinely raided and shut down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), after which they’re treated like criminals and their reputations smeared.
 
This is typically orchestrated against doctors who are considered a threat by the medical establishment.
 
Renown holistic doctor found dead one week after FDA raids clinic.
 

 
This seems to be the case with Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreet, who was recently found dead after his body was discovered floating in a North Carolina river with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Bradstreet, a renowned physician known for his skepticism of immunizations (particularly the MMR vaccine), and his progressive autism research, was raided by the FDA one week before his mysterious death.
 
The details of the raid remain largely unknown.
 
Personally affected by autism, as both his son and stepson were diagnosed with the condition, a significant portion of Dr. Bradstreet’s work was dedicated to this cause.
 
He even testified twice before the U.S House of Representatives about the link between vaccines and autism.
 
As Natural News’ reported, leading up to his death, Dr. Bradstreet was working with a little-known molecule that occurs naturally in the human body.
 
GcMAF (Globulin component Macrophage Activating Factor), which is the GC protein after it combines with vitamin D in the body, has the potential to be a universal cure for cancer.
 
It’s also believed to be capable of treating and reversing autism, HIV, liver/kidney disease and diabetes.
 
Dr. Bradstreet was working with a naturally occurring compound that may be the single most effective thing in the immune system for killing cancer cells
 
In an interview on the Hagmann and Hagmann Report, Dr. Ted Broer, an internationally recognized health and nutrition expert also based in Florida, describes how cutting edge Dr. Bradstreet’s work was, as well as a discovery he made that very well may have placed him in great danger and could have been the motive for his suspected murder.
 
The alternative doctors who went missing and/or were killed, were reportedly “interlocked” through Dr. Bradstreet and Dr. Gonzalez’s extensive research on autism, and what’s causing autism, according to Dr. Broer.
 
Dr. Gonzalez, a renown holistic cancer treatment pioneer who helped thousands overcome the disease through alternative medicine, died of an apparent heart attack just one month after Dr. Bradstreet’s body was discovered floating in a river.
 
Internationally recognized health and nutrition doctor reveals possible motive for Bradstreet’s death
 
Dr. Broer stated in the interview:
 
This information I’m about to give you right now is extremely controversial and a bunch of people have exited the planet who were working with it.
 
This information has been around for awhile.
 
They knew the information they were working with and they were basically being very, very careful, supposedly.
 
And some of them were being accused of using GcMAF, and the FDA apparently raided several of their offices several weeks before they committed suicide or suddenly died.
 
It’s going to sound complicated, but I’m going to break this down for everybody super, super easy tonight.
 
When you first hear these terms they’re going to sound weird to you.
 
GC protein is a protein in the body that’s used by macrophages in the body.
 
What it does is, macrophages in the body are the ones that kill cancer cells, they stop cytokines storms and can be involved in cytokines storms, we’ll explain all these terms in a few minutes.
 
After defining GcMAF and how it’s formulated, Dr. Broer reiterates that it’s “probably the single most effective thing in the immune system to kill cancer cells.”
 
However, what Dr. Bradstreet and his colleagues discovered is that the immune system is being compromised by a compound called “nagalase.”
 
Nagalase is an enzyme/protein that’s made by cancer cells and viruses causing immunodeficiency syndromes and has also been linked to autism as well as a “host of other problems,” Dr. Broer explains.
 
Doctors found dead and/or went missing felt that nagalase was being introduced to the body through vaccines
 
“What ends up happening is when the GC protein cannot be converted to McGAF, the entire immune system is compromised.”
 
Some of the doctors who wound up dead or missing believed that the nagalase protein/enzyme was being introduced intentionally into the body either virally or directly through vaccines.
 
“This is such incredibly damning information to the entire medical profession and the immunological profession and those folks that [sic] are producing immunizations, that apparently they didn’t want these guys around,” Dr. Broer said.
 
“I’m not saying what happened to these guys, I’m just saying they’re not on this planet anymore.”
 
Doctor compares cancer-causing nagalase to stealth bomber.
 
Nagalese blocks the GC protein from attaching itself to vitamin D, thus preventing the immune system from doing its job and therefore causing cancer and other serious diseases.
 
Without an active immune system, cancer and viral infections can spread rapidly.
 
Remarkably, there’s a significant amount of research available on nagalase and the GcMAF protein. Citing a chapter from The GcMAF Book by Dr. Tim Smith, MD, Dr. Broer said:
 
Nagalase is like a stealth bomber, the nagalase enzyme synthesized in or released from cancer cells or a virus particle pinpoints the GcMAF protein facilities on the surface of your T and B lymphocytes and simply wipes them out with an incredibly precise bomb.
 
How precise?
 
Nagalase locates and attacks one specific two-electron bond located only at the 420th amino acid position on a huge protein molecule, one of tens of thousands of proteins, each containing millions of electrons.
 
This is like selectively taking out a park bench in a major city from 6,000 miles away.
 
More astonishingly, if that is possible, nagalase never misses its target, so there is no collateral damage.
 
Nagalase is being found in super high concentrations in autistic children
 
Dr. Bradstreet and his colleagues also learned that the nagalase protein was not present in children at birth but was somehow introduced into autistic children, they felt, during the immunization process.
 
Before his death, Dr. Bradstreet treated 1,100 patients with GcMAF with an 85 percent response rate – something that was deemed impossible by the medical community.
 
After reintroducing GcMAF (which had been blocked by nagalase), 15 percent of Bradstreet’s autistic patients were no longer autistic, as all of their symptoms were completely eradicated.
 
Since 1990, 59 research papers have been published on the healing effects of GcMAF, 20 of which pertain to the treatment of cancer.
 
Research suggests that GcMAF can also cure or effectively treat Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as reduce cancerous breast, prostrate and kidney tumors.
 
Stay tuned as Natural News continues to uncover more on this investigation.
 
Sources:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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I am writing to ask for your help to prevent a terrible law from being passed. On August 5, I am joining Just Label It in Washington, D.C to fight for mandatory GMO labeling – something supported by 90 percent of Americans.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed what we call the Deny Americans the Right to Know – or DARK – Act. This bill would make it effectively impossible for America to enact the same kind of mandatory GMO labeling that exists in 64 other nations – and it would overturn existing GMO labeling laws in states like Vermont, Connecticut and Maine.

There’s still time for us to make our voices heard. On August 5, we want to bring 100,000 petition signatures to show Senators and the President we’re serious about our right to know and choose what we’re eating and how our foods are grown.

We need your help: Will you sign our petition today?

Click here to join our petition: Tell Senators and the White House to oppose the DARK Act and stand up for consumers’ right to know.

Stand up for GMO labeling!There’s no dancing around it. Last week’s House vote was bought and paid for by Big Food and its allies – like Monsanto – that have a vested interest in keeping Americans in the dark about their food.

But now it’s our turn to show our strength: If we can come together, we can stop this bill before it becomes a reality.

Help us reach 100,000 Americans against the DARK Act by August 5: Click here to call on Senators and the White House to support our right to know what we’re feeding our families by opposing the DARK Act.

Thank you for joining Just Label It and me. I will keep you posted on our progress.

All my best wishes,

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California Drought: A Surprising Cause?

By Sayer Ji, Founder and Keith Bell – Jul 27th 2015

It’s time to consider the possibility that industrial farming with its focus on chemicals such as glyphosate and glufosinate have played an important role in creating drought and other severe weather patterns.

The term microbiome can be misleading because it conjures images of things so small and insignificant in relation to macroscopic phenomena as to be literally invisible. 

But these ubiquitously distributed bacteria constitute together something of a globe-spanning organism, and their collective power to affect changes in the planet’s climate may be far more profound than any of us imagined.

For instance, it is now known that the atmospheric microbiome actually regulates rain and snow formation and precipitation. 

In fact, Earth is surrounded by microbes and the products of microbes flying from land to sky and back to land. 

A recent article: http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2015/07/21/study-most-rain-comes-from-ice-clouds/, explains how “Over land outside the tropics, only 1 percent of rain events involve ice-free clouds, according to the new study.” 

And what is the most significant rain-making bacteria identified to date but an ice-nucleating bacteria called Pseudomonas syringae [http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/v2/n3/full/ismej2007113a.html]?  

Perhaps it would be more accurate to speak of these bacteria in the atmosphere in toto not as a microbiome but an “atmospheric macrobiome.”

Chances are you’ve never heard of rainmaking bacteria even though the concept has been around since the 1970s. 

You may not have known about microbes living in the atmosphere or about bioprecipitation. 

And you probably thought Native American and African rain dancing isn’t real. 

But gather a large group of people to kick up enough dust and this ancient ritual begins to make sense. 

An interesting modern example of this phenomena comes from a tea plantation in Western Kenya, notorious for its incredible volume of hailstorms. 

In 1982, Russell Schnell, a University of Colorado student, discovered that tea pickers kicked-up particles carrying P. syringae leading to 132 days of hailstorms in just one year.

Now that we know about our rainmaking friends, it appears we should protect them instead of inhibiting their crucial work watering the planet. 

This may be the best reason to buy organic produce and promote natural farming methods. 

It’s time to consider the possibility that factory farming with its focus on chemicals such as glyphosate and glufosinate have played an important role in creating drought and other severe weather patterns. 

Meanwhile, crews are battling wildfires in California and Montana due to drought.

“Few people realize that, just as there are bacteria in the soil and in the gut, there are also bacteria in the clouds. 

Bacteria are able to collect water vapor which could seed cloud formation. 

It’s possible that they play an important role in moderating the world’s weather. Since glyphosate is known to disrupt soil bacteria and gut bacteria, it’s logical to assume it could disrupt cloud bacteria as well. 

This might even be an important factor in the recent California drought. 

These ideas are speculative, but they are well deserving of deeper research.”

Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Many kinds of microbes play a role in bioprecipitation where most rain begins with formation of ice in clouds. 

The organism best known for its role in ice production both on land and in clouds is the bacterium Pseudomonas syringae. 

These microbes are known as ice nucleators, found in rain, snow and hail everywhere on Earth. 

The bacteria use their membrane ice-nucleation proteins (INPs) to form ice at relatively warm temperatures:

“Depending on the nucleating material a bacterium can cause ice formation even at -1°C but normally the pure water freezes approximately at -36°C”

https://youtu.be/pH-afIrfUbQ

The rain making bacteria are viewed as pathogens by the modern farming industry because of their ability to cause frost damage to crops. 

They do this in order to gain access to plants as their food supply. 

Our challenge is to identify acceptable farming methods, protecting both rainmakers and crops.

The herbicide glufosinate used on almond farms in California is known to significantly reduce rainmaking bacteria. 

Bayer’s glufosinate is used in tandem with and as alternative to Monsanto’s glyphosate (Roundup) for weed control. 

Resistance to glyphosate is creating a larger market for glufosinate.

Glyphosate is persistent in the environment, commonly found in rain and rivers. 

Exactly how glyphosate affects the function of rainmaking bacteria appears unknown and overlooked. 

One paper [https://www.apsnet.org/publications/phytopathology/backissues/Documents/1982Articles/Phyto72n11_1470.pdf] found growth of P. syringae completely inhibited by glyphosate under certain conditions.

Questions come to mind such as: which kinds of crops do rainmaking bacteria like best? 

And is air pollution including CO2 and sulfur dioxide (antimicrobial and used for growth; also causing acid rain) leading to dysbiosis of the atmospheric microbiome? 

Are we lowering counts of rainmaking bacteria via a process of competitive exclusion where other microbes outcompete rainmakers?

The problem is similar to that of gut dysbiosis on the rise where pollution, poor diet and medical choices including antibiotic abuse skew intestinal microbial balance leading to metabolic syndrome and neurodegenerative disease. 

Indeed, air pollution is now strongly associated with type 2 diabetes, possibly due to particulates and microbes traveling from lungs to intestines.

So, what will be the fate of the rainmaking bacteria as its natural habitat is altered or destroyed and agrochemicals increasingly target it as a “pathogen”?

A recent article published in the International Research Journal of Biological Sciences expands on this question:

The occurrence of rain and snow has become more extreme and locations are becoming more and more polarized, although it still rains and snows more or less. 

There is over heavy rainfall where physical conditions allow it and drought where they don’t. 

This could be partly due to reduced habitat for rain-making bacteria such as P.syringae. 

In the past there is nothing to control the growth and reproduction of  P.syringae. 

So it grows and reproduce as it likes and makes rain in its presence. 

But now the ability still exists, but probability of it is much lower, as the host plants are disappeared or protected with pesticides. 

The use of pesticides for industrial agriculture’s all over the world with the aim to destroy P.syringae, industrial is reaching in different parts of the world which destroyed grasslands even the acres of Amazonian jungle which hosts bacterial colonies.”

The article also revealed that in 1977, Dr. Steven E. Lindow discovered a mutant strain of P. syringae whose ice-making gene was deleted (i.e. “ice minus” P. syringae), and which he also later recreated using recombinant technology. 

Despite GM technology being highly controversial at the time, these GMOs were released into the environment. 

While the GMO ice-negative strains were incapable of causing frost damage in plants, they were also incapable of stimulating rain. 

They naturally compete with the wild-type P. syringae, and have a competitive advantage insofar as they do not depend on native species of plants for their survival which are increasingly being destroyed in favor of hybridized and/or GMO crops that are resistant to agrochemicals that also kill and inhibit P. syringae. 

This tips the scales in favor of the non-rainmaking strains overtaking those which do make rain.

Now that we know 99% of rain is generated in ice clouds and that bacteria are responsible for ice production, how can we justify reducing their numbers with agricultural chemicals? 

The general health of Earth and all its species is dependent on microbial balance. 

Whether or not it rains and snows appears to be hanging in the balance.

For additional information about the phenomena of anthropogenic alterations in weather patterns read the following article, “Artificial Weather Revealed by Post 9-11 Flight Groundings: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/artificial-weather-revealed-post-9-11-flight-groundings “ or learn about Artificial Clouds: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/researcher-offers-alternative-explanation-global-warming1

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/california-drought-surprising-cause