Northern California, in the town of Davis a now former
employee set up three biotechnology
companies. The first company went
of business shortly after it's creator left. Some employees
seriously ill. The
Agraquest company went out of its way to
prevent the very ill people from receiving adequate medical
provide for time
lost from work and in general did everything possible to mislead the
Was it because they were luring
high powered, well
investors and could not chance any negative publicity?
people that participated in what appears to be a genuine coverup also
material and decide for yourself. Everyone, including the
little college town of
Davis seems to
have forgotten about United
Nations 2003 - The Cartagena Protocol on
the index down to learn more. This is a
new topic for most
people, but it is one that people must begin to understand for their
altered biological products are not natural but they are also not necessarily bad.
types of products - chemical or biological - can make
people very sick and both types of products can and do kill.
Just because a product is natural does not make it safe!
TOPIC: The French documentary, named
world according to Monsanto” which was
directed by independent filmmaker Marie-Monique
Robin, paints a grim
picture of a company with a long track record of environmental crimes
and health scandals.
to 1990, Pam
in charge of the Insect Control group at Monsanto
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
up a new company called AgraQuest, Inc.
of the Agraquest employees was a young man; David Bell. He
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)
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
this fungi type organism.
In the following
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
exposed to their products. Click the following to view the
film clip: http://biotechnology.kaiserpapers.info/media/P8080325.MOV When David
became infected from the organisms in the lab Agraquest, willfully
violated : EPA
6(a)(2) •Regulating Biopesticides FIFRA 6(a)(2)
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.
WORKPLACE INJURY/ILLNESS/DISEASE of
David Bell and others,
WAS NEVER REPORTED BY AGRAQUEST AS REQUIRED BY FIFRA 6 (a)(2)
of the life forms that Marrone and her crew were genetically modifying
is Lagenidium giganteum. Around the time that this
altered, a new disease emerged that has been named Lagenidiosis. Prior to this
manipulation of the genetic structure of Lagenidium giganteum
unheard of or "unrecognized"
for it to cause illness in humans. At the same time no one
had ever mixed in a genetically modified brew of "Swamp Cancer" -Pythiosiswith
Lagenidium giganteum before either.
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:
is an Oomycete fungus
which is pathogenic to a number of mosquito species, including
Aedes, Culex, Anopheles and Culiseta (Tanada and
Lagenidium giganteum is a
parasitic, yeast-like water mold or fungus. The life
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
It consists of two stages: oospores (sexual), and zoospores (asexual)
(See Fig. 1).
Although this fungus has been
Umphlett in some publications (Umphlett and Huang 1970; McCray et al. 1973), this was
later shown to be Lagenidium
giganteum (Couch and Romney 1973).] The
the FDA refers to resulted in hospitalization of at least
one of the employees involved in studying this product! The
either was not aware of this information when they made their report or
do not care. - This particular fungi/water mold needs water to live.
and animals are composed of water, just like the inside of insects.
To your left you may view - Workers
Comp, The Destruction Of CAL-OSHA/EPA And The Case Of David Bell-
May 13, 2008. This
is a very powerful video in which
Lawrence Rose M.D., M.P.H.,
former Senior Public Medical Officer for Cal-OSHA and part of the UCSF
Department discusses the
CAL/OSHA standards with respect to oversight within the industry"Labor
On The Job"
focuses on the case of Agraquest biotech worker David Bell. Bell whoworked in Davis, CA at a biotech
laboratory owned by former Monsanto
scientist Pam Marrone. David
infected with fungus and bacteria while
working. He and his family have faced a terrifying battle for healthcare
and justice from injuries on the
job. The material found to be growing in his body
was found to be earlier patented by scientists
at the laboratory. He has since been prevented from getting
full healthcare needed to
save his life. The corruption and breakdown of the workers compensation
system is connected to the deregulation of workers compensation and the
of all medical doctors at
Joining the show is his mother Sandi Trend,
Larry Rose, the
and Daniel Berman, author
of "Death On The Job."
Bell was working with the Liginex project. Laginex is the now
packaged life form L. giganteum. Labeling of this product: "LAGINEX ASŪ": It is EPA registered (No.
69592-Y) as an
suspension with the trade name
Laginex ASŪ . The product label contains the signal word
The package goes on to say that this is safe to humans but do
discharge it into lakes, ponds, etc., without a permit.
Note: The Above material is mirrored from since removed from web page formerlly at: http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/regulation/nysdec-lib/actions-decisions/new.reg.dec.97.html
Earlier this year
secured $3 million in private financing
through an investment group led by Rockefeller &
Co.'s Odyssey Fund
-- a New York-based
venture capital fund specializing in socially