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Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes / Rebuilding Our Lives

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Date Host George Noory
Guests Jeffrey M. Smith, Allana Pratt

In the first half, leading spokesperson on the health dangers of genetically modified foods, Jeffrey Smith updated his work on the epic battlefronts on the war for GMOs, and the dangerous implications of 750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes being released in the Florida Keys over the next two years. The mosquito plan is going ahead even though thousands of people spoke out against it, he noted. The newly engineered mosquito was designed so that its female offspring die in the larval stage (only the females bite and can spread disease). But, we know with genetic engineering, nothing goes as planned, he remarked, and indeed in Brazil, where the altered insects were previously released, hybrid mosquitoes developed, and the gene pool was altered forever. Smith warned that changing just one gene can alter more of the genes of an organism in unexpected ways.

If we don't curb projects such as the GM mosquitoes, he continued, it could mean that other insects, as well as algae, fungus, bacteria, and viruses could be targeted next for genetic modifications and lead to a further corruption of the gene pool. Further, the Defense Dept. is experimenting with insects engineered with viruses, he reported, which could potentially be weaponized. To counter the doom and gloom of the COVID era, Smith announced the kick-off of his free speaker series, A Magnificent New Normal, featuring such luminaries as Eben Alexander, Bruce Lipton, and Lynne McTaggart. The series aims to help people redefine themselves and break free from old patterns.

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Author and relationship coach Allana Pratt is a go-to authority for those who have suffered heartbreak and loss and are ready to rebuild their lives in healthy and positive ways and emerge from the lockdown with a new lease on life. In the latter half, she shared methodologies to create and maintain healthy lives and relationships. While some have blamed COVID for what's wrong with their current situation, Pratt welcomes it as an invitation to slow down and face what we've been avoiding within ourselves and our relationships. We often go around on auto-pilot, she stated, and the pandemic has given us a chance to pivot and examine what else might be possible.

Many people don't have a sense of safety and home within themselves, she explained, and thus they look for something on the outside for approval and security. Pratt referred to four different kinds of "thirst"-- emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual-- in which individuals seek out fulfillment to assuage their internal discomfort or diminished sense of worth. Even as a coach, Pratt said that she works with other coaches on her own issues, as we all have a "blind spot" when it comes to ourselves. "Everywhere in life is a relationship-- your kids, your co-workers, your relationship with the divine, your relationship with your body, your relationship with money," she commented. "So when you have that solid one with yourself, every area of your life uplifts."

News segment guests: Lauren Weinstein, Steve Kates

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