My mother, Monique Beljanski, is a scientist who has written many publications and books. She also speaks at various conferences and since she never stops, she often comments on the current news. Today I offered her the opportunity to do so on my blog.
“This past January 26th, TV5 Monde showed a very interesting program on the disappearance of the bees, something that is very worrisome because it threatens the pollination of plants and fruit trees.
It’s a global phenomenon that has been known for a long time but whose causes are not yet clear.
The conclusions of the experts that were interviewed were very interesting to me and should be to you as well.
The link in between the death of the bees and the marketing of all kinds of chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, anti-parasites etc …) has made the fortune of the chemical industries and the misfortune of the beekeepers.
During the program, Bayer was blamed for its substances which cause disruptions to the neurological system of the bees. Of course the agencies that are responsible for the inspection and approval of these products (the same ones that can be found in drugs and GMOs) have largely minimized the toxic effect of these substances whose use is only prohibited when there are high-doses of exposure. However, as specified by the scientists interviewed in the program, it was observed that the negative action of these products, which is progressive and cumulative, occurs directly on DNA. When two or three substances that disrupt the neurological system are present in very low concentrations there can be strong negative synergy.
The accumulation of these substances in the DNA leads it to change shape allowing DNA synthesis to escape normal regulation, leading to sometimes life-threatening diseases. Synergies are often observed in biology. Sometimes they are positive (as it is in the case of chemotherapy in the presence of Beljanski plant extracts (7,8,9,10), and sometimes they are negative when the accumulation of toxic substances creates an abnormal amplification of their effects.
The hormones and the hormone precursors already have a clearly established effect on the destabilization of DNA. This is exactly what we observe in the field of carcinogenesis: low doses of pollutants, carcinogens, and other substances each have a relatively low impact on the destabilization of the DNA (genome), but their effects are cumulative as demonstrated by Mirko Beljanski (1) (2) (3) and DCMalins (5) (6).
The destabilization of the DNA is a phenomenon that is not often studied: we prefer to speak about mutations in connection with diseases but destabilization is the primary event in many pathologies and it renders the separated strands of DNA more vulnerable to mutations.
As for antibiotics or classes of similar substances, it is worth remembering their effects may have consequences far beyond what we expect: disruption of base composition (purine / pyrimidine) RNA (11, 12), drastic changes of the recipient bacterias … (13)
This proves that we absolutely don’t control the consequences of these products that are spreading around the world and it is very hypocritical to pretend you do not know the consequences of the use of these substances. We are far from knowing everything but we could already take into account the information that we have. But as soon as it disrupts financial interests we have tendency to ignore, minimize or even deny the facts.
Bees disappear, fertility declines, immunity too …”
– Monique Beljanski
1 : Mirko Beljanski .The Regulation of DNA replication & Transcriptio. 1st ed.Karger.
2 : M.Beljanski et al. Expl. Cell Biol.49 (1981) : 220-231
3 : L.Le Goff et al. Phys.Plant 64 (1985) :177-184
4 : L.Le Goff & Beljanski xpl ell iol. 53 (1985) : 335-350
5 : D.C.Malins et al. PNAS US 95 (1998) : 7637-7642
6 : D.C.Malins et al. PNAS US 91 (1994) : 13038-13041
7 : M.Beljanski, M.S.Beljanski Oncology 43 (1986) :198-203
8 : DL.Bemis et al. Int.J. of Oncology 29 (2006) :1065-1073
9 : DL.Bemis et al.J.of Soc.for Integrative Oncology 7 (2009) : 59-65
10 : J.Yu et al. BMC Cancer 12(suppl.1) (2012 : p.38
11 : M.Beljanski et al.C.R.Acad.Sci. 269 (1969) :240-243 (série D)
12 : M.Beljanski et al.PNAS US 68 (1971) :491-495
13 : M.Beljanski et al. C.R.Acad.Sci. 274(1972) :3116-3119 (série D)