Red Alert: Artificial Flesh-Eating Bacteria ‘Synthia’ Can Destroy All Life

Red Alert: Artificial Flesh-Eating Bacteria ‘Synthia’ Can Destroy All Life

Synthia, a synthetic species of bacterium derived from the genome of Mycoplasma genitalium created by J. Craig Venter Institute, is designed to eat oil in the Gulf of Mexico but the bacterium is hungry and is eating all living organisms. It appears that the bacterium has mutated and now is attacking humans and animals.

This deadly microorganism is heading for Europe, writes researcher and analyst Jean Perier for New Eastern Outlook. After the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Washington decided in 2010 to create an artificial bacteria to clean up the oil.

Synthia was designed by the J. Craig Venter Institute, which since the beginning of the 21st century experiments with genetic experiments, and Synthetic Genomics Inc., founded and financed by oil giant BP.

Strange Messages

The bacterium also like to consume all forms of biological life. In 2011, Synthia was plotted in the Gulf of Mexico. The Register reported in January that year that scientists were very impressed with the bacterium. The oil disappeared like snow in the sun.

The bacteria mutated rapidly and started to feed on other forms of life. Strange messages were coming from the US. Thousands of birds fell out of the sky in Arkansas due to “unknown disease”. Hundred thousand dead fish washed up on the Louisiana coast.

More than 100 BP employees who helped to clean up the oil were struck by a mysterious illness. They could not be treated in public hospitals and not say a word about what had happened to them, according to Perier.

Unknown Virus

Some people who dived after the oil disaster were covered in the Gulf of Mexico had sores on their skin and died a few days later due to internal bleeding.

Synthia enters the skin through a wound or by consuming raw seafood. Once in the body, the bacterium produces a toxin that damages the tissue. Synthia multiplies rapidly and is resistant to antibiotics.

Below the interview with the creator of this bacteria starting at 9:50

According to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) has up to 40 percent of residents of areas around the Gulf of Mexico suffered from skin diseases and respiratory diseases, and one in four intends to leave the area in the near future.

Washington tries this type of messages to quell by saying that the deaths are due to an “unknown virus”. Synthia meanwhile spreads to other areas on earth. In Alaska, a massive death took place under seal. The skin of the animals was also affected and their organs were severely damaged.

Pandora’s Box

It is according to Perier only a matter of time before the bacteria reach Europe. The arrival of Synthia could lead to there that the popular French, Spanish, Italian and even Greek and Turkish beaches are permanently closed, he says.

Many experts emphasized during tests with Synthia that artificial organisms has risks. Dr. Helen Wallace of GeneWatch said in an interview that these artificial bacteria can pose a great danger.

Friends of the Earth, an international network of environmental organizations spanning 70 countries, has often insisted that the creation of J. Craig Venter is a threat to the entire world.

The Canadian ETC Group has sounded the alarm and Venter has opened ‘Pandora’s box’ and that this kind of research is a threat to all life on the planet.


Perier wonders whether we are witnessing the development of new types of biological weapons. The USA does a lot of research into biological warfare and have laboratories around the world that are run by the Pentagon. There is no supervision and no guarantee that they are working on a new monster, he says.

The researcher wants to force Washington to sign the Biological Weapons Convention, which they blocked in 2001. The Convention establishes a global ban on the development, production and stockpiling biological weapons and also regulates the destruction of these weapons.