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A Bit of History About Dr. Harvey W. Wiley and Adulterated Food

March 25, 2009 by  

A Bit of History About Dr. Harvey W. Wiley and Adulterated Food

Much of the information in this article was taken from the book, History of a Crime Against The Food Law by Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, 1911.

Dr. Wiley was the first head of the U.S. Bureau of The Chemistry, which later became the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dr. Wiley was forced out of office by big food companies who had a vested interest in adulterating food for commerce instead of nutrition. Commerce has always been for money, not for health.

Dr. Wiley fought many battles against adulterated food, but probably his biggest was against synthetic sweeteners—mostly adulterated corn products like glucose to corn sugar and now fructose corn syrup. One challenge was to force the corn products company to stop using flourine in the making of wheat flour.

Corn syrup, now in almost every manufactured food, is a predigested food that requires no digestive enzymes. Predigestion of foods undermines and destroys public health.

Fructose corn syrup is a chemical way of force feeding the population. Human organs of digestion together with enzymes are vital to functional health. Fructose corn syrup bypasses natural digestive function.

A synthetic sweetener bypassing the pancreas will in time create a nation of diabetics. Look about you today!

Dr. Wiley called glucose and other synthetic corn sweeteners "champion adulterants." They are not foods but cheap fillers.

Predigested food has a place for sick people, but this is normally for a short period.

Predigested foods, especially fructose corn syrup, is a very high health risk that the public is totally unaware of. It is sweet and dangerous!

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • s c mailen, jr.

    Dr. Wiley is definitely the exception to what passes for health and food expertise today. In his day, someone’s word meant something, and people with principles and a strong sense of ethics weren’t hard to find. Now, Dr. Wiley would be viewed as an outcast. Implementing his methods would have given us a healthy country. And, his methods would have eliminated the money-hungry vampires who infest our food and medical professions.
    Dr. Wiley represents what we need. We need thousands more just like him.

    • DeJay

      High fructose corn syrup was banned in Canada about the same time Dr. Wiley had it banned here but commercial interests were able to have the ban lifted. Dr. Wiley was also responsible for it being against the law for white flour to cross state borders. The law is still on the books and simply just being ignored. Just another example of our screwed up government.

  • digestive

    i am totally against food with animal growth hormones and pesticide, is is harmful to our body digestive system. digestive products

  • Eric g

    I worked for a major food company yrs ago , I remember bleaching flour in a small lab situation , we used [202] hydrogen peroxide . we tested diferant rates and various catalysts . catalysts are stuff you add to make the chemical reaction faster or more complete . In the lab we used zinc , lead or mercury . I never worked in actual production of the commercial flour bleaching devision of this company , but I never wanted to eat anything made from bleached flour , for fear of lead or mercury . Of course if they used mercury they will say it such a small amount we have nothing to worry about ,but why cant I eat the fish from my lake more than once a week


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