DNA alteration with words, etc. and Farmers’ contribution to Genetic Diversity and Crop Breeding
In agriculture we have a field called breeding, such as plant breeding. There are newer thoughts on the science of producing new combinations of genes so new types (forms or varieties) can come out. Breeding has proceeded to more high-tech approaches (i.e., beyond genetic engineering or biotechnology), to using nanotechnology, synthetic biology with the aid of computers or information technology. But there are more natural and simpler approaches, and they can be old or more modern. There is so much research coming out now regarding the true natue and function of DNAs and genes. This is not difficult to imagine if we subscribe to the claim that the half-life of molecular biology is 6 months; half of what is taken as true becomes obsolete in less than a year!
Infusing the area or farm with consciousness, thoughts and word or sounds, even symbols or information could change the nature of genes which can be heritable. Bruce Lipton has written books and articles on this, specifically referring to epigenetics and the biology of belief. https://www.brucelipton.com/
Some interviews of Bruce Lipton may be found below:
Here is a sample video of his talk-
Some breeders and practitioners use some gadgets in the farm to create a condition that may change the vibration of DNAs, for example by using field broadcasters (e.g., https://www.quantumagriculture.com/field-broadcasters/field-broadcaster-global-family ).
Biodynamic atmospheres have also been reported to generate new types; and this may also be true of other practices (e.g., Homa farming) where some quantum energy had been imprinted in the area.
Here is a link to the article on the malleability of DNAs using words- https://www.bewellbuzz.com/wellness-buzz/dna-influenced-reprogrammed/ .
Here is another article
There are many unconventional, and some even are traditional, methods of crop improvement. Many initiatives are in Europe but these are mostly published in non-English language. My network of friends (e.g., in GRAIN) has given me some sites where we may see that organic plant breeding is biodynamic breeding and more, and that the movement to do alternative breeding is getting stronger. The work is often tied up to the conservation of heirloom varieties or to peasant based seed saving. The following were kindly shared by my friend Renee V, and readers might pick up something from them, if interested in the subject:
European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding
Farmers Seeds / Farmers Rights Campaign (this is a network of good groups – some material is in English)
Arche Noah (Austrian group with an English page)
BEDE (French group with an English page and documents you can request)
International Seed Day Greece (it’s in English)
Slow Food (they have a global initiative on biodiversity and breeding)
Irish Seed Savers (it’s in English)
Planet Diversity 2008 (materials from a huge int’l conference organised by German friends in 2008)
Now there are also initiatives that are more from the formal sector and which parallel conventional breeding. One movement is about “participatory plant breeding”. The core is to involve farmers in breeding and selection, and to let them in at an earlier stage in the breeding work (i.e., in the F2 generation). Check out the article of S Ceccarelli on “Evolution, Plant Breeding and Biodiversity” – https://www.iao.florence.it/ojs/index.php/JAEID/article/view/28/31.
What would be considered “quantum” when farmers are participating in the process is having the elements of creativity, consciousness, intention and energy. They also sing or talk to the plants, do offering along with some ritualistic performances. Their seed management, which includes careful crop selection and deliberate crossing, is strongly linked to other aspects of their living and culture. We can learn from their approaches in crop breeding and genetic management. Most innovative approaches may be found among farmers in Europe, where also the organic movement is very strong. The involvement of farmers in the spectrum of seed systems and seed program development esp in Europe is freshly discussed in the article “Seed Diversity, Farmers’ Rights, and the Politics of Re-peasantization” by Elisa Da Via- https://www.ijsaf.org/archive/19/2/davia.pdf . On the other hand the IFOAM uses Biodynamics principles in the criteria of organic plant and animal breeding (https://www.ifoam.org/press/positions/Seed_Position_Paper.pdf) .
My students 5 years back did a submission on “Applying Biodynamics in Organic Seed System” (read here). Therein some “quantum” (specifically biodynamics) techniques on seed management and breeding are given.
More next time.