Margaret Schaut

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Surviving the Gauntlet of Accelerated Corporate Poisoning: A Rant

China poisoning our PETS was BIG NEWS. Our ‘representatives’, needing an opportunity to look like they were doing SOMETHING besides picking their noses and glad-handing their corporate buddies, all clucked and shook their heads, puffing their hot air (probably the REAL reason for global warming), and STILL, the real dangers are left unspoken, unnoticed, uncared about.

Our Amish farmers, fine Americans in every respect, are being hauled into court, fined, and punished in every conceivable way for organically farming, animal husbandry, making and selling food: they have NEVER poisoned anyone, NEVER sold tainted products, NEVER bothered anyone, yet our NAIS program and the USDA is INTENT ON TAKING THEM DOWN.

Yet, there in the backwater of piles of uninteresting data and scientific studies, is one INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT example of corporate poisoning, that is (according to FDA standards) dangerous, permanently damaging, and potentially responsible for a great number of the difficulties our citizens are experiencing throughout life.

Baby formula, ENFAMIL no less, contains NEUROTOXINS.

Our society has seen an increase in all kinds of diseases and childhood problems, from obesity, to ADD, to autism, all of which are difficult challenges for families and schools. Some of these problems follow those afflicted throughout their entire lives. Many of these problems are unknown in origin.

From conception, throughout the pregnancy (assuming we survive it), the media-mindset that breast-feeding is too hard, too uncomfortable, too embarrassing, uncool, means that most infants will be using CORPORATE feeding, even distributed at hospitals, that begins a brand new life living on POISONED ‘food.’

Then, we go from poisoned formula to prepackaged foods that contain so many chemicals, preservatives and additives, along with other chemicals that we ingest through medicines, over-the-counter remedies, and water/air/food pollutants that by the time we reach middle age, we are just as likely to be a toxic lump as we are anything else. Nobody knows the chemical interactions of these products, one with another. Nobody knows the damage these chemicals cause to our bodies and whether or not that damage is permanent. But everybody knows that in order to deal with these things, we need to buy MORE CHEMICALS, like aspartame for our sweetener.

Does the FDA follow its own advice about these corporate products and the damage the studies show to be occurring among the citizens it is pledged to protect?

Of course not. It is much easier, and more remunerative, to harrass and inflict damage on the few food producers that have NEVER poisoned ANYONE; just to be sure that these corporations are able to obtain ALL the productive farm land for pennies on the dollar.

Thanks to the corporate hegemony, from our conception to our death and every minute in between, we are running the gauntlet of various and accelerated corporate poisoning programs, and our ‘representatives’, the FDA, USDA, and the EPA, do nothing to support our health except stick their greasy paws out at their corporate masters.

Read the summary of the study of neurotoxins in baby formula:

The Canadian Study leaves no doubt that ingredients that contain processed free glutamic acid (MSG) and free aspartic acid — known neurotoxins — are used in baby formula. The fact that neurotoxins are present in baby formula is of particular concern because the blood brain barrier is never fully developed in infants, allowing neurotoxins more accessibility to the brain then would be the case in healthy adults.

The amounts of aspartic acid and glutamic acid found in the formulas analyzed in the Canadian Study have been listed separately in the above schedules. However, in studies using experimental animals, neuroscientists have found that glutamic acid and aspartic acid load on the same receptors in the brain, cause identical brain lesions and neuroendocrine disorders, and act in an additive fashion.

You will note that the level of neurotoxins found in the hypoallergenic formula was greater than the level of neurotoxins found in the other formulas. In reviewing the literature on hypoallergenic formulas, we found short term studies that concluded that hypoallergenic formulas are safe because babies tolerated them and gained weight. However, we have not seen any long term studies on the safety of hypoallergenic formulas. We believe that well designed long term studies would demonstrate that infants raised on hypoallergenic formulas, as compared to infants who are breast fed or fed on non-hypoallergenic formulas, will exhibit more learning disabilities at school age, and/or will exhibit more endocrine disorders such as obesity and reproductive disorders later in life. Long term studies on the effects of hypoallergenic formulas need to be done.

To put these figures in perspective, consider that in an FDA sponsored study dated July, 1992 entitled “Safety of Amino Acids Used in Dietary Supplements,” the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology concluded, in part, that:

“…it is prudent to avoid the use of dietary supplements of L-glutamic acid by pregnant women, infants, and children…. and…by women of childbearing age and individuals with affective disorders.” (MSG is called glutamic acid when used in supplements.)

Consider, also, that a press release dated May 27, 1999, which discussed the European Commission marketing authorization for RotaShield(R) Rotavirus Vaccine stated, in part,

“RotaShield(R) should not be given to infants who are hypersensitive to latex or … or monosodium glutamate.”

Shortly after its introduction, RotaShield(R) Rotavirus Vaccine was taken off the market.

This enrages me.

Read about the misrepresentation of science:

“Nearly 400 scientists said they had witnessed EPA officials misrepresenting scientific findings, 284 said they had seen the “selective or incomplete use of data to justify a specific regulatory outcome” and 224 scientists said they had been directed to “inappropriately exclude or alter technical information” in an EPA document.”

When are the PEOPLE of AMERICA going to see JUSTICE for this damage, to ourselves, our children, our environment? Never.


RFID Chips & Modern ‘Share-Cropping’

global dairy cow

Here we have one of the most productive and faithful American communities anywhere, the Amish, and they are being confronted with a hideous choice. The offer is to succumb to the Mark of the Beast, the RFID Chips, or turn their farms over for ‘modern share-cropping!’

Amish dairy farmers had invested their savings and labor into their farms and cattle in order to ensure that everything was organic, especially since the non-organic milk is dangerous to humans, and also because the demand for farm-fresh, organic and pure dairy products is growing in demand.

Make no mistake, it is an extremely expensive operation to change from former practices, clean up property from all pesticides, hormones and contaminants, and to ensure that any equipment that may be used for or in contact with the milk be free of any chemicals that may leech into the milk. It was, however, an investment worth making in the minds of the Amish.

Within months of the final transformation, where organic milk was being produced in normal, not hyper, quantities, the government had a change of heart. Thanks to the ‘voluntary’ NAIS program, all animals, including those belonging to the Amish organic dairy farmers, were forced to be chipped, or the product would never make the market!

This was a hideous turn of events, and strenuously objected to by the Amish, all to no avail. The organic milk distribution company interceded for a short time, attempting to find some way around the new regulations.

There was no flexibility at all on the part of the government, despite the fact that (for lots of constitutional reasons) radio chipping animals or humans is an absolute no-go for the Amish (and Christian) religion, for any reason.

At this time the only remaining options for these Amish farmers are 1. Getting out of the business of animal husbandry altogether. This would necessarily include the horses they rely on for transportation and farm work. 2. Share-cropping their own property, by turning the ownership of the animals over to the distributor, having RFID chipped animals on their property, and being ‘permitted’ to take a payment from the milk production for the use of the land. This would not save their horses from being chipped, and the Amish would still have chipped animals on their land. 3. Emmigrate from America to another land who has no intention of requiring RFID chips.

NAIS/RFID chips are part of Homeland Security Administration projects, that require high tech monitoring of all animal movements, including Amish horses, through chipping. The excuses of the government for such intrusive measures are all the buzzwords you’ve heard- protection from chemical/biological attacks, public health measures to protect us from unsafe food products (which has ALWAYS been a threat with Amish food, hasn’t it???) and for control of animal disease.

The fact that the programs accomplish none of these objectives, and the ‘solutions’ offered by these programs are a vast overkill of the reality of the problems we’ve actually had, and that all they actually manage to do is destroy fine and hardworking American’s lives, all has no impact of any kind on the decision making tyranny of government gone wild.

My fear is that very soon Amish communities in America will be a thing OF the past, not just ones that LIVE in the past.

A real tragedy for us all. God help us!

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