From 1983 to 1990, Pam MarronePam Marrone was in charge of the Insect Control group at Monsanto Agricultural Company. Her group was instrumental in pioneering projects in genetically engineered microbial pesticides and transgenic crops for insect control. After Monsanto, Pam was founding president of Entotech, Inc. Later, Pam left to start up a new company called AgraQuest, Inc.
One of the Agraquest employees was a young man; David Bell. He was a student at CSU Sacramento and had accepted a job with Agraquest in August of 1998. He was one semester away from receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Sacramento, with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. David Bell's was working on the Laginex Project and although Laginex (lagenidium giganteum) had already been registered with the EPA and a patent had already been issued by the U.S., David was employed to find a viable agent to extend the shelf life of this fungi type organism.
In the following short video some of the material that has infected these microbiologists that are being denied WC coverage. This material came out of one of the AgraQuest employees that was exposed to their products. Click the following to view the film clip:
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When David became infected from the organisms in the lab Agraquest, willfully violated :
EPA Regulation - FIFRA 6(a)(2) •Regulating Biopesticides FIFRA 6(a)(2)
FIFRA 6(a)(2) •Regulating Biopesticides FIFRA 6(a)(2) Before a pesticide can be marketed and used in the United States, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires that EPA evaluate the proposed pesticide to assure that its use will not pose unreasonable risks of harm to human health and the environment. This regulation involves an extensive review of health and safety information.
[THE WORKPLACE INJURY/ILLNESS/DISEASE of David Bell and others, WAS NEVER REPORTED BY AGRAQUEST AS REQUIRED BY FIFRA 6 (a)(2)
One of the life forms that Marrone and her crew were genetically modifying is Lagenidium giganteum. Around the time that this life form was being altered, a new disease emerged that has been named Lagenidiosis. Prior to this manipulation of the genetic structure of Lagenidium giganteum it was unheard of or "unrecognized" for it to cause illness in humans. At the same time no one known had ever mixed in a genetically modified brew of "Swamp Cancer" Child with pythiosis in Texas-Pythiosis with Lagenidium giganteum before either. See:
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] The following is some background information on lagenidium giganteum. Please note that some of this is contrary to outdated EPA literature so you can understand why while it may sound as if it is innoculous, some people believe that it can be very dangerous:
Lagenidium giganteum is an Oomycete fungus which is pathogenic to a number of mosquito species, including Aedes, Culex, Anopheles and Culiseta (Tanada and Kaya 1993).
Lagenidium giganteum is a parasitic, yeast-like water mold or fungus. The life cycle begins with a motile zoospore (asexual stage) that seeks out mosquito larvae, attaching to and penetrating the cuticle via a germ tube.
The fungus grows inward, eventually filling the body cavity and killing the mosquito larva. The fungus can then be released from the infected cadaver, generating more zoospores that can infect other larvae.
The sexual cycle produces oospores that can maintain the fungus during unfavorable conditions, such as long periods of drought.
Upon flooding, oospores release infective zoospores to start the cycle again.
1.3 Lagenidium. Only one species of the genus Lagenidium is known to be a facultative parasite of mosquito larvae, namely Lagenidium giganteum. It consists of two stages: oospores (sexual), and zoospores (asexual) (See Fig. 1). Although this fungus has been named Lagenidium culicidum Umphlett in some publications (Umphlett and Huang 1970; McCray et al. 1973), this was later shown to be Lagenidium giganteum (Couch and Romney 1973).]
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