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Revolting: Artemisia plantations destroyed by police in Cameroon

November 24, 2019 - 19:46 -- Irene Teis

 

Since 15 years, the Université des Montagnes is at the forefront of research and clinical trials demonstrating the astonishing efficacy of Artemisia plants against malaria. The local population of Cameroon has become enthusiastic about this cheap and efficient weapon against the malaria scourge. Despite the billions invested in bednets and drugs by Bill Gates, Bigpharma, WHO and France the disease has seen a dramatic increase in Cameroon over the recent years. This was recognized by the French ambassador at a meeting at the Hilton-Yaoundé on April 17th 2019.

Artemisia plantations are spreading like a bushfire all over Cameroon, under the vigilant eye of universities and local organizations who avoid that the plant is improperly cultivated, handled and used.

This of course is a big threat for the revenues of Bigpharma as shown by the films Malaria Business (Bernard Crutzen) and The Fever (Katharina Weingartner). It is thus not surprising that the career and life of African medical doctors are endangered. Several cases of murder or attempted murder have become known recently. It is also discouraging for them that their research and numerous clinical trials are ignored or depreciated by the medical neocolonialism, mostly by French experts.  

In Cameroon a new weapon was launched last week: send the police out to destroy several acres of Artemisia plantations at Bangangte as well as those in local school gardens.

Shame on the perpetrators and on those who paid for this crime

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Could it be that Greenpeace or other ecological organisations destroyed the Artemisia annua plantations in Cameroon, as Josy Bové did with transgenic corn plantations in France.

Farmers have to buy new seeds of these GMO plants every year, which in the case of Artemisia annua is an unbearable burden for small farmers.

We found several scientific papers describing these transgenic Artemisia plants. They only deal with the economical aspects of a cheaper artemisinin production and completely neglect the ecological and health impacts.

      Liu H, Wu GG, Wang JB, Characterization and comparison of transgenic Artemisia annua GYR and wild-type NON-GYR plants. Genet Mol Res. 2016 Aug 26;15(3).

      Giuseppe Pulice, Soraya Pelaz, Molecular Farming in Artemisia annua, a Promising Approach to Improve Anti-malarial Drug Production. Front Plant Sci. 2016; 7: 329.

We learned from our African partners that in many African countries a local Artemisia variety called Artemisia afra is used. It does not contain artemisinin and is as efficient as the Chinese Artemisia annua.

Will this be the end of the Bigpharma/WHO business with artemisinin?