Thursday, August 07, 2014

GMO to Cure Ebola?

Two US aid workers that contracted Ebola in Liberia are said to be improving after receiving an experimental antibody therapy treatment called ZMapp, which a cocktail of three different Ebola antibodies grown inside tobacco plants housed at the Owensboro, Kentucky greenhouses of Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP).

Tobacco and other plants are used as "bioreactors" to produce a variety of proteins for pharmaceutical products for vaccines and antibodies against certain diseases, such as ebola, rabies, flu, HIV and HPV.

So next time you are sick and need to get better, remember that GMO has not only been feeding you for more than 30 years -- it may also be curing serious illnesses, some of which have plagued man for eons.

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