What’s In Your Food? A Toxic Tale
More proof that the FDA is totally incompetant when it comes to the American Citizen’s health has come to light again. New efforts to force GE/GMO wheat on the American public without our knowledge is at last meeting some opposition. But with companies like Monsanto and Bayer Crop Science, it seems to be only a matter of time before we find these frankenfoods growing wild and polluting the food sources of this country. The ability of these GMO/GE plants to infest non-GE/GMO plant sources during pollination is incredible. And how Monsanto was ever allowed to patent life is beyond me. God created the female of the species for that purpose. But with that patent they can follow wind currents and then sue the farmers of neighboring fields because Monsanto’s adulterated spawn have now contaminated, and taken over, other farmer’s fields. Our food supply is in peril and the FDA refuses to see or hear how much American’s don’t want these toxic products in their foods. The evidence mounts that the FDA is a corporate flunky and not, as their mission statement says:
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.
As you can see, the FDA has failed miserably in its assignment and now Congress wants to give it even more powers? Who are they kidding here? This is nothing but a money generating corporation for the federal government. The FDA refuses to require the labeling of GM/GMO foods and so Americans don’t know what they are eating. What’s in that can of corn you opened and served for dinner? How about that cornbread mix or any other corn product? Does it contain GM products?
Places like Austria, Hungary, Iran, and Germany have banned the use of GM products in their countries. And while the EU has had a ban on them, they are considering lifting it. At the very least those foods which contain GM products MUST be labeled as such. We don’t even have that much protection here in these united States.
Evidence shows that as early as 1994 pesticide chemicals were affecting species which were not meant to be affected. The government has known this for a long time. Yet bowing to corporate greed, they ignore their own science and continue to allow companies such as Monsanto and Bayer Crop Science to exist and to pollute our environment
Consider the following:
- The average child gets 5+ servings of pesticides in their food and water each day.
- The pesticide Atrazine is so toxic it is banned in Europe, but it is used so widely in the U.S., that it is found in 71% of the U.S. drinking water.
- Currently, over 400 pesticides can be legally used in the U.S.apples can be sprayed up to 16 times with 36 different pesticides. None of these chemicals are present in organic foods. For example,
- According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, organophosphate pesticides (OP) are now found in the blood of 95% of Americans tested, and the levels are twice as high in blood samples taken from children. Exposure to OPs is linked to hyperactivity, behavior disorders, learning disabilities, developmental delays and motor dysfunction.
It takes very little imagination to conceive of the notion that if a child gets this kind of pesticides in their diet, how much more devastating can it be for a pregnant woman carrying a fetus? Are the pesticides responsible for the increase of autism in our children today? Look at the symptoms listed above and think carefully.
A new search engine allows you to see just what is sprayed on your food. It can be found here:
This database will allow you to search by food product such as potatoes, tomatoes, apples, or even applesauce. Neurotoxins, carcinogens, hormone disrupters, and developmental or reproductive toxins are all sprayed on food. Men wonder why they need viagrawomen wonder why they can’t get pregnant, well here is your answer. and
Do not believe for a second that the government isn’t fully aware of these toxins. Yet daily you are consuming them without knowing it. No labeling has to include a list of toxic ingredients found in your food product. Proof can be found on the U.S. governments USDA marketing site. Still think the FDA or the federal government has your best interests at heart? Think the current Obama administration doesn’t know? Think again…
And contamination of our food supply is not limited to what is grown in the ground. Even fish are becoming hazardous to our health. Dr. Robert P. Friedland, a neurologist from the University of Louisville, is now warning that fish, raised in farms, may have been contaminated by Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, or mad cow disease. Dr. Friedland says that by feeding these farmed fish cattle byproducts, which they could never get in the wild, we are opening up the possibility of these fish acquiring mad cow disease and passing it on to humans.
Friedland and co-authors raise the issue in the Journal of Alzhemier’s Disease and call on food regulators to ban feeding cow bone or meat to farmed fish until it can be determined if the practice of feeding fish cow-parts is safe.
“We have not proven that it’s possible for fish to transmit the disease to humans. Still, we believe that out of reasonable caution for public health, the practice of feeding rendered cows to fish should be prohibited,” Friedland said. “Fish do very well in the seas without eating cows.”
I can’t begin to tell you just how much I don’t want to see them wait for this to manifest in this or any other country. Mad cow disease is a horrible disease and very preventable. Yet with feeding these fish cow parts, there is no guarantee that the fish won’t carry this disease.
With this in mind, one can assume that the hormones and antibiotics these cattle are fed could also be getting into these fish and contaminating our food supply. Evidence damning the FDA just keeps mounting! Do you think for one second that Congress and the acting POTUS don’t know of this? Do you think that anyone in Congress or the acting POTUS or the FDA actually give a shit about your health or mine? There is none so blind as those who refuse to see!
Those agencies supposed to protect us as consumers seem bound, set, and determined to poison us. Who then can we trust? Certainly not the huge farming corporations which mass produce food. These are the farms using those pesticides and cow byproducts. It is the small family farms that grow organic which are our only hope and then it is so long as their fields aren’t contaminated with either pesticides or GM/GMO pollutants.
Even our water has become a source of concern. Hormones in the water as well as antidepressants and pain killers have rendered our water increasingly toxic. Imagine then what watering our plants and animals with this water does to them. Male frogs are now being found to produce female eggs. A Huffington post article had this in March of 2008:
A vast array of pharmaceuticals _ including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones _ have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.
But the presence of so many prescription drugs _ and over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen _ in so much of our drinking water is heightening worries among scientists of long-term consequences to human health.
Even this isn’t the end of it. The environment is mutating very fast. If it is happening in our environment, how long before the human race is affected to the point we cannot recover? Why aren’t those agencies whose sole purpose is to protect human beings AND the environment doing anything about this? Interesting facts from website below Here:
Three decades after the passage of the Clean Water Act, many of our waterways are still too polluted for fishing or swimming. Chemicals banned long ago continue to enter our drinking water, and new chemicals are so disruptive to life that male fish and frogs are becoming feminized and producing eggs. That’s just not right! Imagine what these chemicals are doing to our children. Poisoned Waters explores some sources of this persistent water pollution.
Chesapeake Bay, the country’s largest estuary, is like a canary in a coal mine, warning of environmental disasters which lie ahead. In Chesapeake Bay, it’s not uncommon to find frogs with six legs or male frogs with ovaries. Like most of American’s waterways, Chesapeake Bay is in trouble.
Frogs have long been the herald of a future to come for human beings. If the frogs are showing signs of mutation, how long before we humans will be born with 6 legs? How long before the men start to produce ovaries instead of, or along side of, their male testicles?
Author: Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent
The decline worries scientists because amphibians such as frogs respond to environmental dangers before other species.
“Atrazine is the most commonly used herbicide in the U.S. and probably the world,” the researchers wrote in their report, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “It can be present at several parts per million in agricultural runoff and can reach 40 parts per billion in precipitation.”
To truly go green one must consider ALL that pollutes our world and make sure that we aren’t one of those who says, “Let someone else worry about it, I need my car/truck/suv/(insert convenience here)… To truly go green we must use that which is environmentally friendly such as the all electric vehicles that WERE on the market until the oil tycoons decided they were against them because they never needed an oil change or gasoline. Now we have hybrids which are not as good as the EV1s were. You can still convert you gas powered car. Click Here: And there are other products which are coming to light that will help our environment. Don’t be fooled into the global warming thing though, that happens to be a hoax, (as evidenced by Gore’s continuing to ignore the million dollar challenge). We need to clean up our environment before what is polluting it turns around and kills us off.
CommonDreams. org had this article, which includes a short video:
Composting commode is first to gain official stamp.
by Asher Price
Benefits include the production of a valuable fertilizer, savings in water use, and the prevention of treated effluent, possibly laden with chemicals, from being discharged into waterways, said Lauren Ross, a civil engineer who worked on the project.
Flush toilets also contribute to the enormous amounts of energy required to pull water out of the Colorado River, treat it to a drinkable standard, flush it through the sewage system, and treat it again before it can be discharged back into the river. Austin Water Utility uses as much electricity as all other city departments combined, not including Austin Energy, said David Greene, energy and resources engineer with the water utility.
As far as I’m concerned there has been zero *Change we can believe in.* The FDA should stand for MOST *Failed Department Around.* The USDA’s name should be changed to *Use, Screw, Damage All.* These agencies have become locked into payoffs from Corporations which will destroy the earth and human beings along with it. The payoffs the people these agencies are made up of are part of the revolving door which so defines our legislators and government in general. They cannot be trusted to do the jobs they were hired for. It is up to Americans.
As for the Obama administration, we can already see the effects of his cap and trade bogus plan. I’m not sure how many have looked at your recent utility bills but a new *environmental tax* has been added. Those tax increases meant for polluters are now being passed on to customers through increases tacked onto your utility bills. The water bill we just got had a 3 plus dollar increase. This will add almost $40.00 over a years time to just 1 utility bill. Add in the other utilities and you start to see just who is getting screwed here.
How important is your health to you? How important is your child’s health? Ever wonder if it is the food you eat, or what is in it, that is causing weight gain, arthritis, Alzheimers, or other diseases? What about the water you drink? Those hormones and chemicals are in EVERYTHING. Americans need to send a strong and clear message to both Congress and the FDA/USDA on what is important to them and what we will NOT tolerate any longer. And if you think Obama’s health care insurance is going to be free then I guess you think that stimulus check you got didn’t come out of your pocket either huh?
In the Oxymoron of the hall of fame, the FDA and USDA will forever be noted as the greatest examples of government intelligence. Instead of agencies with integrity and devotion to those they represent they represent shame , greed, arrogance, failure, and the worst of government.