Morgellons Researchers

A Lot of Fiber in our Diet?

Are Any of These In the Morgellons Mix?

Cornell entomologist uses ‘cotton candy’ to protect crops as maggots and worms develop resistance to pesticides

"One day farmers might exchange pesticides for an industrial grade polymer that looks and acts like cotton candy as a major weapon against onion maggots, cabbage maggots, corn earworms and other agricultural pests. Michael P. Hoffmann, Cornell University professor of entomology and director of the university’s New York State Integrated Pest Management program, and his colleagues have been testing nonwoven fiber barriers made of ethylene vinyl acetate, or EVA, as a bug-prevention device. The polymer, identical to the material used in hot-melt glue guns, can be extruded under pressure to form webs that cover plants and appear to ward off agricultural pests." [1]

Fiber barriers for control of agricultural pests

"The invention presents the use of non-woven fiber barriers applied to agricultural products or the plants to protect agriculturally or aesthetically valuable plants from damage inflicted by pests of agricultural or ornamental plants. Experiments with these fiber barriers have shown a significant deterrent to both the oviposition and feeding of a varied group of agricultural pests. This pest management strategy will be of significant economic value in the more pest sensitive phases of plant growth. Another positive benefit of the use of this system of pest control is that it may allow the elimination or moderation in the use of pesticides in commercial agricultural operations, home gardens, or the urban environment. In this way alleviating public concerns about the large number of pesticide treatments that agricultural products typically receive." [2]

Agrotextiles: A Growing Field

"T extile fabrics have a long history of use in agriculture. The term "agrotextiles" now is used to categorize the woven, nonwoven and knitted fabrics used for agricultural and horticultural applications including livestock protection, shading, weed and insect control, and extension of the growing season.

Shade Cloth Uses
One of the first major uses for agricultural shade cloth was as cover for large fields of tobacco. Lightweight cotton cloth was used to shade plants destined for use as cigar wrappers.

 

Woven Shade Cloth Fabrics
Polypropylene (PP) is the most-used polymer for woven shade cloth fabrics. The resin is formulated with additives and pigments to provide resistance to sunlight and weathering. Black pigmentation helps provide a high degree of sunlight resistance. Much of the shade cloth is made from monofilament yarn, although some film fiber yarns also are used. Wide-width fabrics minimize the amount of seaming needed for installation.

Conwed also supplies a range of extruded netting fabrics that protect fruit crops from bird damage. Birdnet is used to protect grapes, blueberries, strawberries and cherries. [3]

GARDEN BLANKET

 

"Extend your gardening season while controlling insects. Reemay is a spun bonded, reusable polyester material that can be placed directly over row crops without use of support hoops." [4]

Reemay:

 

It does not rot after burial in soil for 5 years, REEMAY® retained all of its original properties.   REEMAY® has excellent resistance to a variety of chemicals.

Biobarrier II  Weed Control and Biobarrier II  Tree Skirt are both guaranteed for 10 years.

Characteristics:
"For more than 30 years, trifluralin has been used between rows of food crops to prevent weed growth; because of this extensive use and numerous research projects, much is known about it. It has an EPA toxicity rating of class IV, the “practically nontoxic” class (acute oral: LD50, (rats) > 10,000 mg/kg), making it slightly more toxic than sugar but less than salt. Trifluralin has an extremely low water solubility of 0.3 ppm, making it unlikely to leach. It tightly attaches to soil, so it doesn’t tend to migrate, and it decomposes in six months or less, so it doesn’t persist in the ground." [5]

PESTICIDE REDUCTION
A Cornell University team headed by textile scientist Margaret Frey developed a cloth farmers can use to reduce the amount of crop agrichemicals.

Planted along with seeds, the cloth’s saturated nano fibers slowly release pesticides and herbicides so that additional spraying of crops becomes unnecessary.

The targeted release also eliminates chemical leaching into the water supply to benefit both consumers and the environment. [6]

Unbelievable!

Has anyone tested the Morgellons pathogens against the materials these ‘agrotextiles’ used today? 

Can we guess that insects, baculoviral systems, other pesticides, fungi, etc. might be getting caught up in this material?  That this material is being harvested in with the food crop and turned into the soil, do we know the effects of what happens when humans accidently ingest ‘agrotextiles’?

References:

[1].  http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/Feb02/Hoffmann-IPM.bpf.html

[2].  http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6052943.html

[3].  http://www.textileworld.com/Articles/2005/September/Nonwovens_Technical/Agrotextiles_A_Growing_Field.html

[4].  http://www.tianjin.us/nw/supplier/

[5].  https://www.profoundit.com/product::6900::Root-and-Weed-Control

[6].

http://www.foodhaccp.com/1news/022009j.html

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November 21, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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