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In my humble opinion, the FDA just keeps getting worse and worse. Its a dreadful day when you have to be as much afraid of eating as you are of starving, but the FDA is getting us there fast.
In 1998, Monsanto applied for FDA approval for a monster molecule, “based on the aspartame formula” with one critical addition: 3-dimethylbutyl [listed on EPA’s most hazardous chemical list]. Neotame is touted as being 13,000 times sweeter than sugar.
The food labeling requirements required for aspartame have now been dropped for Neotame, and no one is clear why this was allowed to happen. Neotame has been ruled acceptable, and without being included on the list of ingredients, for:
USDA Certified Organic food items.
Certified Kosher products with the official letter k inside the circle on labels.
With the passage of 510 and a massive increase in the price of food, the LAST thing we need is Monsanto poisoning what remains to us: organics.
Gerald Celente is right. The FDA (and USDA) aren’t genuine agencies protecting Americans any longer. They are ‘fronts’ giving legitimate appearances but actually being the arm of Monsanto and other corporate agribusinesses. Too bad our ‘elected representatives’ aren’t much better.
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.
As our economy has deteriorated into an inflationary recession gaining steam, with an inflationary DEPRESSION on the horizon; and Homeland Security in concert with the FDA and USDA have trashed our local farms, destroyed our food producing communities like the Amish, with AT BEST ‘overzealous’ enforcement of unnecessary regulations and monitoring devices, there has been an insidious creep of food insecurity that terrorists could NEVER accomplish without the help of Big Brother.
From family and friends in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I heard that wheat is actually being rationed. Now I hear that wheat is being rationed in Massachusetts. While the UP of Michigan may be a ‘backwater,’ NOBODY thinks that Massachusetts is one.
This news is getting much worse by the day. There are reports that there are only ten weeks left of supply, which only takes us to the beginning of the growing season.
We are hearing of panic buying of U.S. wheat.
Investors, losing their shirts in the criminal financial markets, have discovered food crops as the next ‘great’ profiteering opportunity and have therefore more than doubled the price of futures. “Wheat futures for March delivery rose 30 cents, or 2.8 percent, to a record $10.93 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade. The contract rose the 30-cent exchange limit for five straight days. The 16 percent gain this week is the biggest in history.”
If you haven’t figured it out by now, if these people don’t care if you and your family are homeless, as long as they can make their money off of you, they ALSO won’t care if you starve.
We are being told to ‘Forget the oil! The NEXT big crisis is FOOD!’
So, what are the reasons that YOU have to worry about food now? Will your grandmother starve because her SS won’t cover the higher food prices AND higher utilities and rent?
The first is, of course, the profit-taking of the futures market. The rich who can afford to play with futures to get their ‘fair share’ don’t care what they do to the rest of the market. They WANT higher and higher prices to increase their profits.
Corporate agri-business. It has already driven most small family farms out of business, and with this sub-prime mortgage mess, many farmers are ‘losing their shirts.’ Whether you want it or not, the ‘powers-that-be’ want to pursue genetic modification of foods like corn, and they’re FORCING it on us. “Mr. Coxe said crop yields around the world need to increase to something close to what is achieved in the state of Illinois, which produces over 200 corn bushes an acre compared with an average 30 bushes an acre in the rest of the world.”That will be done with more fertilizer, with genetically modified seeds, and with advanced machinery and technology,” he said.
Genetically modified foods do NOT grow their own seeds, no farmer anywhere can save out seeds for next year’s crops. The seeds MUST be purchased from agribusiness, guaranteeing a minimum PROFIT to corporate agriculture, no matter what happens. If corporate agriculture owns all the best farm land, and all the crops, they can EXPORT ALL OF OUR FOOD to the highest bidder, regardless of the needs of our own country. Corporate agribusiness has created entire lakes of animal poo, contaminating underground water supplies and endangering everyone around. Genetically modified crops have killed butterfly populations, contaminated other fields and has generally run riot over the safety and security of our food supply, all the while accepting huge payouts from our government to NOT grow food on land agribusiness has set aside, to keep prices high enough.
Yes, environmentalists have demanded that we pursue ethanol as an alternative fuel source, but there is NO REASON it should contribute to the destruction of our food supply because only the stalks and extra material need be used to create ethanol. The food itself can, and should remain within the food supply. Why isn’t it?
This dangerous and terrible overregulation of food production by our government, ‘justified’ by only TWO isolated cases of mad cow disease, and the drumbeat of terrorism fears affecting food supplies, is just hyperbole designed to get the public to allow the complete take over of our food production sources. As the Amish are discovering, there is no reasoning with these departments, and civil and constitutional RIGHTS to property, to religion, to privacy are GONE.
Soon the biblical prophecy of ‘a days wages for a quart of wheat’ will not just be ‘pretty words,’ but a genuine reality, thanks to our ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT and those who are profiteering at YOUR EXPENSE.
This is the path of an inflationary depression, with food prices skyrocketing as wages, wealth and equity dissolve into thin air. Thanks to Homeland Security and the USDA, YOU CANNOT EVEN GROW FOOD FOR YOURSELF ANYMORE.
A new crisis is emerging, a global food catastrophe that will reach further and be more crippling than anything the world has ever seen. The credit crunch and the reverberations of soaring oil prices around the world will pale in comparison to what is about to transpire, Donald Coxe, global portfolio strategist at BMO Financial Group said at the Empire Club’s 14th annual investment outlook in Toronto on Thursday.”It’s not a matter of if, but when,” he warned investors. “It’s going to hit this year hard.”
We MUST get rid of Homeland Security’s hold over our food supply. We must END the regulations that strangle our farmers and destroy our ability to feed ourselves. Only Ron Paul has even ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE in an intelligent manner. The rest of our candidates haven’t even NOTICED the crisis, much less thought about how to address it.
How are YOU going to feed YOUR family as this worsens? Grandma has already been living on dogfood and noodles for a year…
A Perfect Storm of INSANE governance and unnecessary suffering for… what?
Hold on to your hats- this is going to get UGLY.