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The Secret Ingredient In Most Food

November 25, 2011 by  

The Secret Ingredient In Most Food

Food, glorious food! Nothing can be more gastronomically pleasing than enjoying a wonderfully prepared entrée. Often, if you ask for the recipe to prepare the meal, you hear (especially at haute cuisine restaurants): “Sorry, it’s the chef’s secret.” Totally disappointed, one never knows the secret that makes it so delicious and special.

There are many secrets about food and its methods of preparation, but none as sinister, perhaps, as the secret the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to keep from you. That secret involves genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food crops. The food is altered at gene levels, but is not labeled as such on packaging and in advertisements for raw, prepared or packaged foods, as specified by FDA regulations.

The FDA website states: “Food labeling is required for most prepared foods, such as breads, cereals, canned and frozen foods, snacks, desserts, drinks, etc.” Therein resides not only a conundrum but also a total lack and disregard for transparency regarding Federal agencies’ prima facie reason for existence: protecting citizens.

GMOs are in most restaurant fare and in nearly all U.S.-produced packaged foods, i.e., chips, sauces, canned goods, frozen dinners, pastries, snacks and beverages. An estimated 80 percent of all food contains GMOs. Nevertheless, FDA labeling regulations pertain to:

  • Food that is dehydrated, fresh, freeze-dried, frozen, organic and pasteurized.
  • Nutrition content, which includes listing fat, calories, preservatives, additives, etc.

In an MSNBC poll regarding GMO food: 96.1 percent said GMO food should be labeled; a mere 3.1 percent, in essence, said if the FDA and government say it’s safe, then they believe that; and less than 1 percent (0.8 percent) said it didn’t matter to them. How do you feel about GMOs? Let’s examine what’s going on.

GMO Corporate Dominator

GMOs are dominated by one corporate entity: the Monsanto Company. Wikipedia has this to say about Monsanto:

The Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is a U.S.-based multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. It is the world’s leading producer of the herbicide glyphosate, marketed as “Roundup”. Monsanto is also the leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed; it provides the technology in 90% of the world’s genetically engineered seeds.[2] It is headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Monsanto’s development and marketing of genetically engineered seed and bovine growth hormone, as well as its aggressive litigation, political lobbying practices, seed commercialization practices and “strong-arming” of the seed industry[4] have made the company controversial around the world and a primary target of the alter-globalization movement and environmental activists. As a result of its business strategies and licensing agreements, Monsanto came under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department in 2009.

GMOs are biofoods produced from a technology called recombinant DNA technology that has two subsets:

Transgenic organisms are those that have DNA from different species inserted into them, e.g., a fish gene inserted into food crops. Transgenic plants are resistant to pests and herbicides; are able to resist harsh environmental conditions; and can improve product shelf life. Some can produce the Bt toxin [Bacillus thuringiensis] that is used as a pesticide.  Amazing, aren’t they? But what do those organisms do inside of us?

Cisgenic organisms have NO DNA from other species inserted but are genetically modified in other ways. Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking of Our DNA, p.171

Government Agencies’ GMO Regulation

The politics of regulating genetically modified foods at U.S. Federal agencies calls to mind the classic Bud Abbot and Lou Costello comedic skit, “Who’s On First.” After viewing that delightfully confusing six minutes of comedy, you may appreciate how oversight on GMOs is formulated. According to Genet Archive:

Biotech crops are regulated by several federal offices. The EPA has jurisdiction over plants engineered to produce pesticides, while the USDA is responsible for overseeing field trials of experimental crops. The Food and Drug Administration has authority over the safety of foods produced from biotech crops. Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking of Our DNA, p. 175.

All that Humpty Dumpty-type regulatory oversight has broken the genetic integrity of food crops that have been produced by nature for thousands of years. That Frankenstein-type technology has dramatic and some yet-to-be-known consequences. Consider this: Monsanto has genetically modified several crops to be resistant to an herbicide that it produces, Roundup®. For the seeds for those crops, dubbed “Roundup Ready®,” farmers must pay a premium. Their use has landed many of them in lawsuits initiated by Monsanto. Click here to read my article about the economic hardships to farmers globally and, in particular, U.S. food exports, because of GMOs.

Because Roundup Ready® seed crops have been genetically programmed to withstand the pesticide Roundup®, farmers spray fields with many more times the amount of that pesticide to keep out weeds. Incidentally, the Roundup Ready® GMO crop resists the toxin and doesn’t die. Consequently, inordinate amounts of Roundup® spraying continue because farmers must use Roundup® per legal agreements they are obliged to sign.

Research Assays Confirm Roundup® Residues

The unfortunate aspect of GMO agriculture protocols is that toxic residue is being found in food crops — soy, per se — as documented by studies performed by researchers N. Benachour and G.E. Seraline at the University of Caen in France. Keep in mind that soy is ubiquitous in the food-processing industry as lecithin, extracts, isolates, vegetable oil, soy sauce, protein enhancements and baby formulas.

The Committee for Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering, Caen, France, published these findings on soy January 2009 in the article “Glyphosate formulations induce apoptosis and necrosis in human umbilical, embryonic, and placental cells”:

As a result of evaluating the toxicity of 4 glyphosate (G)-based herbicides in Roundup formulations from 10(5) times dilutions on 3 different cell types [those listed in the article title are associated with fetuses], there was total cell death within 24 hours.  Cell death occurred through an inhibition of the mitochondrial succinate dehydrogenase activity [at DNA level] and there was necrosis [death of cells] and apoptosis [usually referred to as cell “suicide” via cell disintegration].

This work clearly confirms that the adjuvants in Roundup formulations are not inert. Moreover, the proprietary mixtures available on the market could cause cell damage and even death around residual levels to be expected, especially in food and feed derived from R formulation-treated crops. Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking of Our DNA, p. 120.

Russian Rat Study

In a Russian rat study that Jeffrey Smith documents in the online article, “Most Offspring Died When Mother Rats Ate GM Soy,” incriminating information surfaces that you may want to know about.

European Union Consumers Effectiveness

The European Union consumer, unlike the American food shopper, knows and fears the dangers associated with GMOs. As a result of a European weeklong protest early on in the introduction of GMOs in foods, all GMOs must be labeled, so there is virtually no market for them in the EU.

As a result of consumer fears over health consequences, GMOs aren’t permitted to be imported either, which impacts USA farmers’ exports and USA-processed foods. Articles talking about liver and kidney damage from GMO crops, like the one here, educate consumers.

GMOs In Almost Everything

For food processing, many ingredients are soy-based, which means GMO soy is present in almost every foodstuff you buy. In the United States, 92 percent of soy is GMO. That’s only the beginning of the GMO fiasco.

Other ubiquitous products include those made from or with canola oil, corn and corn oil, cottonseed oil, and milk/dairy products.

As of March 2011, these foods either are being grown as GMO or are approved for GMO growing protocols: alfalfa for animal feed, canola/rapeseed, cotton, field corn, Hawaiian papaya, milk (genetically modified bovine growth hormone, rbGH), rice, salmon, sugar beets, sweet corn, tobacco (Quest® brand), vegetable oils (canola, corn, cottonseed, soy), yellow squash and zucchini. Additionally, there’s talk about GMO-redesigning two other fish: tilapia and trout.

What Can We Do?

Now that the scary genie has been left out of the technology bottle, what can be done? There are many organizations working to get the FDA to label GMO-containing products. The FDA knows if GMO is put on a label, consumers automatically will not purchase those foods, as the European Union marketplace demonstrated so vividly.

However, there are many organic-type food processors that have opted for “reverse labeling,” which means placing on product labels, “No GMOs” for which I congratulate them.

Health food stores, co-ops and some chain markets like Whole Foods and Trader Joe are reliable sources for selling non-GMO and organically grown foods along with GMO inclusions. Look for “reverse labeling” to be certain, or talk to store managers and tell them how you feel about GMOs in your shopping cart and on your dinner table.

There is a Millions Against Monsanto movement afoot with bumper stickers available from Organic Consumers Association in support of World Food Day, which was Oct. 16. I must admit that my car proudly wears that bumper sticker.

Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, whom I greatly admire, is training folks to organize consumer groups to be knowledgeable about the dangers of GMO food. You just may want to join their non-GMO Tipping Point movement, so contact his Institute for Responsible Technology.

There is an inordinate amount of power that consumers have; it’s the “power of the purse,” which means the manner in which you spend your money to purchase food can make a difference whether GMOs will ruin not only the food chain but, also and ultimately, human and animal health as independent research indicates.

Catherine Frompovich

matriculated in holistic modalities and natural nutrition, earning advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences and a Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice. She spent numerous years in practice as a consulting natural nutritionist and over 35 years in consumer health research and writing, which she continues in retirement. For years she worked as a healthcare rights advocate to ensure that the "powers to be" would not have their way in destroying complementary / holistic healthcare and its modalities as "quackery." For five years she edited The Healthcare Rights Advocate, a 32 page quarterly newsletter centered on the politics of healthcare in the 1980s. In the late 1980s and 1990s she represented holistic healthcare interests on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. As a freelance journalist, Catherine wrote and produced two TV shows. One, "Turn Off The Violence," was nominated for the 1996 Telly Award. Her work has been published in The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine and other holistic healthcare journals, airline travel magazines, community newspapers, national magazines, and online Internet forums. She is the author of several books on natural nutrition and holistic healthcare. Her last book, Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What's Probably Making Us Sick, is available here. She has new book scheduled for publication in 2012 that will be titled, A Cancer Answer: Holistic Breast Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments.

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  • s c

    It must be nice to have folks like the European Union around. Can we trade that group for the FDA crowd? I’ll help to sweeten the pot, so to speak.
    Uncle Scam has found many ways to bluff the American people in the last 30 or 40 years. When he can’t bluff us the easy way, he relies on engineered ‘science’ that he demands we see as infallible.
    Frankly, I look at GMOs the same way I do Agent Orange. That is, those who make it should be the ones to “enjoy it” (add a dash of fresh mint). Take all you want, and if you think it’s truly ‘safe’ [that is, it won't kill you TODAY or a year from now], feel free to give it to your kids. Just remember, they’re YOUR kids.
    Life can be like Russian Roulette. I choose to play it my way. I reserve the right to tell Uncle Scam and firms like Monsanto to cram their pride and their products up the nearest, comfy orifice. Choice is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?

    • eddie47d

      Who made Agent Orange SC? Why Dow of coarse and who protested against the Dow Chemical Corporation 45 years ago. Why those same 60′s demonstrators whom you loath,mock and make fun of.You helped silence the voice against these corporations who were poisoning whole eco-systems. If protesters are bad then these corporations must be good. Right SC? It took returning Vietnam Veterans with severe medical problems to wake up the American people to the dangers of the Dow Chemical Company. That was at least 10 years after the protesters exposed those very dangers. Feel proud now SC in coming late to the party! Monsanto is just as devious and careless with the health of the American people no matter how many people have been protesting against them. Yet when you have those who constantly belittle those exposing the evil that lurks within these corporations the truth gets shut down. Which side will you place yourself on SC?

      • s c

        e, if you ever spend time on a VA ward, let me know (won’t happen, will it?). I doubt if you ever took the time to join, so you’ll have to excuse me if I can’t be impressed with your mind-boggling, utter, unending ignorance.
        John McCain, who knows something about having both feet in his mouth, is a VET, sonny. You, on the other hand, can’t call yourself a vet, can you? Get %^#**@^, e.

        • Kate8

          sc – I agree with your comment that those creating these GMO abominations should have to eat them, but they are well aware how harmful they are and intend them for us only.

          I recently heard (as I suspected) that the elite have built huge, state of the art, biodomes, where the entire environment is controlled and sealed off from the general atmosphere. The workers must even wear biogear to prevent them from contaminating the crops. Of course, they use our money to do this.

          I also read that New Zealand just made growing your own food illegal, just as they’ve done in the UK, and are in the process of doing here. They want to make sure that we have no access to healthy food.

          How much longer are people going to simply bow to these assaults against humanity? When do we say “ENOUGH!”

      • Theotherhalf

        Thank you eddie74. I am always glad to read your posts. I myself have a degree in ag, didn’t count for much s

      • theotherrhalf

        sorry about that eddie, technical problems. Anyway my degree didn’t count for much because I didn’t own land, couldn’t afford land, and couldn’t get a loan for land.
        All we learned in school was how to grow and raise crops, with chemicals. After leaving school I actually took a class on organic gardening.

        All govt agencies the laws change based on who is in office.

        I lost a lot of faith in our president (whom I voted for) when he gave Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor a position with the FDA. I know I was also flabbergasted when Rumsfeld, former Chair of Searle pushed aspartame through the FDA even though it was not approved. Then there are the politics of fluoride (The Fluoride Deception) and also mercury in dental amalgams ( http://www.healthtruthrevealed.com/articles/16433723008/article)

        I taught high school chemistry for 10 years. This liberal teacher taught students how chemistry affects them, the dangers of fluoride in water, the dangers of mercury in fillings, immunizations, and mercury light bulbs before it was popular. I taught kids about arsenic in the feed that producers give to chickens. I taught the students about not falling for everything the govt tells them no matter who is in office, but to be diligent to do their research and read all sides of the story.

        I am so surprised when I see conservatives come out with articles like this, in my mind also, it is like where have you people been all these years? You really trusted Monsanto? You really thought rGBH was good for you? If you don’t know by now what is really killing the bees. What is causing the environment and weather to change. wow. I can only figure its only cause they don’t want to know.

        I think in general people need to wake up to the fact that both parties do whatever they can to make sure they and their friends make the laws that make them money. That the two party system is a cover for the very rich, be they democrat or republican. They only pretend to be on opposing sides.

        I also think the tea party should join OWS. Take a stand on removing the Federal Reserve. Get back to the constitution. Make govt. and wall street separate, remove the lobbying powers. Go to public financing of elections. Fight for the things you want. Wear a suit and tie if your not a hippy and start rallying for a govt. clean up. If the tp were true “christians” they wouldn’t care so much if the person next to them was gay, muslim, or buck naked, the bible teaches them to love their neighbor, the greatest commandment of all.

        The mental norms and generalizations of some people on this board all liberals are vegetarian, communist, marxist, socialists, atheists, are just nutty. The average American is a social liberal and a fiscal conservative.

        It is time for the people in this country to work together on fixing the political system, come up with real solutions and do something before we all go down in flames.

        • Kate8

          theotherrhalf – The notion that conservatives support the big corporations is nothing but propaganda. There are just as many liberals who are asleep as there are conservatives, and just as many who are waking up.

          BTW, I would disagree that most conservatives are socially liberal, as many of us can see that it is entitlements that are destroying our people. Politicians promote those ideas in order to get the entitlement votes, from both sides of the aisle. These are the mobs being unleashed on the nation when the money stops flowing.

          OWS is being steered by the NWO. One sure way to know is that they are getting constant press. TeaPartys and the like are almost wholly ignored by the media, no matter how large the movement. Just listen to what the OWS is saying (like “it’s time to give communism a try”) and look at how they are behaving. You find every nutjob with a cause among them.

          Anyway, I know far more liberals than conservatives, and very few of them have any awareness of the state of our food supply or anything else, whichever side they are on. The problem is that people in general have been in such a state of mass hypnosis for so long that they are unable or unwilling to look at the truth.

          It will be when large numbers of us wake up on BOTH sides of the ideological aisle, and realize how we’ve all been used by the elite to divide us and hold us all in bondage to their control mechanisms, engaging in useless causes in order to keep us distracted from what’s really going on, that we will drop the causes and unite in one BIG cause, which is our very survival as a species, because we are all in very grave jeopardy.

  • Diane

    Purchase heirloom seeds from a reputable Co., plant a simple garden, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. That is, until Agenda 21 (aka Wildands Project) comes a’knockin. Won’t be long folks. Wake up and take action whether it’s a bumper sticker, doing research and sharing with others, or whatever level of involvement you can do. Everyone can and must do something.

    • Wayne

      Planting a garden will not save anyone, chemtrailers (google “chemtrails”)are putting toxins in the air, water and ground soil. FEMA (google “FEMA” body bags)is ready to remove the bodies.

    • Carole

      Yahoo Diane,
      Keep working on getting the information out on AGENDA 21. They are now trying to do an ‘end run’ around us with this HB1505 (I think that’s the number), pushing it as just a simple little bill to allow the ‘border patrol’ on your property…. you know… to enforce the borders. This is the first step at taking some of your property rights! Then there is the newest push on folks living in rural areas for signing up for those innocent ‘land trusts’… to protect the land from abuse in the future. It’s basically signing your property over in the future to the environmentalists, the tree huggers, etc.
      We have this group coming in to give a ‘talk’ about how they just want to help us ‘propect’ our lands for the future. Call your reps and have your friends call and say NO WAY to the house bill for automatic access to your property by Border Patrol, (they are like police; if you need them you can call for them); say NO WAY to
      people pushing LAND TRUSTS.

    • Pete in AZ

      When Agenda 21, or ICLEI for the locals, advances that far, you’ll be living in highrises and the farmland will be off limits to humans. The Gubmint will be taking care of all the needs of the few people remaining.

  • Ellen

    I read an article recently about a study done in Europe regarding GMO food and it found that GMO food contains very little of the nutrition it should contain naturally. The fruits and vegetables have defenses to naturally fight off diseases and those defenses are the nutrients we need. Once they’ve been modified to avoid disease, they lose that defense and their nutrition. It’s a bit arrogant to think man can create better natural foods than nature created. I wish every country would refuse our GMO food, then farmers would stop growing it. Europe won’t take our antibiotic-ridden beef either. The beef farmers lose a large market just to fatten up cows and get a 20% more usable meat. By the way, Monsanto also gave us aspertame (Sweet N Low) which is damaging in the long term. Europe outlawed it also. Perhaps when the government has to provide health care, they are a bit more concerned about food safety. The US would bankrupt itself in less than 3 years if it tried to provide free health care while we have artificial sweeteners, GMO foods, antibiotics and hormones in our meat, and pharmaceuticals as our first line of care (no other country does this). Just look around: 70% of Americans are over weight. Obviously, we’re failing in the health area.

    • Kodster5

      You’ve nailed it on the head, Ellen. Between the antibiotic-laden meats, growth hormones, GMOs, HFCS additives, chemical engineering, etc., being added to our food chain, they wonder why we have an explosion of obesity, high infertility rates, children entering puberty earlier and earlier, cancer, heart disease, etc., in the last 70 years (since the 40s, when Monsanto, DuPont, etc. came into power). All in the name of making themselves rich, became part of the 1% elite, and powerful. This is all part of the NWO (Bilderberg, CFR, et al) plan to control and create eugenics. They are successful here in the US, and they are using pressure on other countries to destroy and control there, as well.

    • eddie47d

      Nice coverage Ellen especially with the antibiotics in beef. That has also been a problem for 40 some years and Oprah Winfrey exposed the beef industries on this and called them out on it. Who attacked her and shut her anti-hormone induced beef message down? Why the conservative Beef Industry. Hormones in beef wasn’t a secret but the industry made it acceptable just like Monsanto has made GMO’s acceptable to the masses no matter who fights against it.

  • Mushin

    SUPPORT RON PAUL AND ABORT OUR PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED NATIONS! IT’S NOW OR NEVER!

    OBAMA {AGAINST THE RULES OF HIS OFFICE} HAS PERSONALLY JOINED THE U.N.!

    SUPPORT RON PAUL AS THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF AMERICA!

    • http://gmail.com Sancheleezy

      Thank you Mushin. We need to do everything we can to spread the information do and work and pray that the American public will wake up and see the light and vote Ron Paul in 2012. God Bless America and it’s newly elected politicians who can help turn the page on the incompetent leadership of the past 100 years.

      • Ranger 1

        Right! Ron Paul for 2012!!! Wait a minute . . . . . . is this the same Ron Paul who feels that the only functions that govt. should provide are the military, police, and fire protection? Is this the Ron Paul who would eliminate Medicare, Social Security, the EPA, FEMA, etc., and who would sell all the National Parks (Hey, Disney, do we have a DEAL for you!), eliminate almost all govt regulation of those Multinational corporations? (As I recall, Bush II did that, . . . . . . . worked well, assuming you like the major depression we’re in) Yep, RP for 2012

        • Carole

          Sorry Ranger 1,
          There’s a lot I like about RP, BUT,, he is a fence sitter on Pro-life matters, and I certainly don’t like the idea of making drugs legal,,, that’s senseless! I like that he is a constitutionalist, but,,, I’m a Christian and can’t vote for a fence sitter on baby killing. I just hope he doesn’t continue on as an independent and pull crucial votes away from the GOP candidate for 2012.
          On that note, I believe the DEMS are attacking each of the candidates to ‘guide’ us towards the candidate they think they can beat. I also read this morning on WND that the DEMS are urging Obama NOT to run for re-election, and if he doesn’t ‘take the higher moral ground hint’ that Reid and Pelosi have been given orders to pressure him not to run. I don’t think his enormous ego will go for that. However, their alternate for him is HILLARY…. same evil…just in a dress (or pants suit).

          • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

            Dear Carole,

            You write: “Ron Paul is a fence sitter on abortion.” Either you are ignorant, or you are a liar. If ignorant, educate yourself before spouting off. Go here: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/abortion/ and read Paul’s stand on abortion, then come back and say he’s a fence-sitter. If you are a liar, go somewhere else to spout your nonsense,

            Best wishes,
            Bob

        • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

          Dear Ranger 1,

          You completely misrepresent Paul’s positions and what would be the result of his plan. Those agencies currently exist and they are a criminal enterprise, letting big corporations like Monsanto get away with the things mentioned here. Those agencies need to be eliminated and the corporatocracy needs to be dismantled. This could be better handled at the state level.

          Best wishes,
          Bob

    • eddie47d

      Yes Mushin endorse and vote for Ron Paul. Fine,but you look at this article as another excuse to bash Obama instead of looking at the facts. GMOs have been around for many decades and at least since 1953, (Eisenhower). In 1973 GMO technology took it’s biggest leap in genetic engineering,(Nixon). In 1980 GMOs were in full bloom and corporations were buying up patents for these organisms that they genetically modified.(Reagan).In 1982 GMOs were approved in medicines,(Reagan). The point is the genie was let out of the bottle under the watch of Republican Presidents. Look up this timeline and the dates are correct. So who allowed Monsanto to spread it’s products like wildfire? I don’t think you need a hint so attacking Obama on this issue is political swill. This issue is too important to be so darn partisan. Getting GMOs properly labeled on products should be the riding problem to solve. Where consumers can then make rational decisions.

      • Pete in AZ

        Interesting…in 1953 Watson and Crick identified that DNA was a double helix structure. At that time, cross-pollination was the accepted method of improving the yield, stability, and resistance of production crops. They had no techniques for doing any operations on specific genes.

        I have come to wonder…if normal digestion doesn’t completely disrupt the genetic makeup of any and all the animal and plant products we eat in our normal diets, how do those ‘scary’ genetically modified products work their horrors on we humans? If no one can explain that mechanism, why should we believe there is any such effect?

  • Robert Morrow

    What has to be done is rid our country of the Shadow Governments like the FDA which is cancer on our country. First it allows the Pharmaceuticals to push poison drugs which kill and not cure. Then it allows toxins about 15,000 to be used in the foods you buy to feed your family. Just a couple. Poison Foam Plastic and wood fibers in your daily staff of Life, Bread. A Fact: in the US, the odds of being killed by conventional medicine are almost 20 times(2000%) greater than being killed in an automobile accident & 3000% great than being killed by a gun. Why? Here is a Quote you need to read. “The thing that bugs me is that people think the FDA is protecting them. It isn’t. The FDA is protecting the profits of the Corporatons that PAY us and the Politicians!” Herbert Ley. M.D., Former FDA Commissioners. Also did you know that the FDA has it own Gestapo Swat Team that has been used to keep people in line. The FDA has it own Kangroo Court where you are guilty as the FDA is Accuser, Judge,jury and excutioner. So, if you do not paid the extortion and stay in line you can be raided and jailed. So everyone search this corruption and vote out the Corrupt Politician with the Blood Stained hands from receiving their 30 pieces of blood stained Silver. Note; have you eating your poisoned foods today to get sick so the Pharmaceuticals can make their 30.000% or better profits on the poison drugs?

    • eddie47d

      Not to disagree with your statements but remember these are private corporations who take their products to the FDA for approval. Why would these private companies put anything on the market or even attempt to get them past the FDA if they are so dangerous. I believe these private corporations are the ones being disingenuous for they have their own “scientific” teams and “proven” lab results they take to the FDA. To me these private companies are the ones who are dishonest with the health of the public and manipulate the FDA to approve their product.

      • Polski

        Don’t be silly. The people on the boards of directors for these companies are also on the board of directors for the FDA and the FTC. Monsanto and its partner, the Bill Gates Foundation, have bought all the politicians in the United States so the United States Government is actively inflicting GMOs, Genetically Molested Organisms, on us, the citizens and anybody else they can world-wide. The same goes for toxins, pasteurization, vaccination, etc.etc.etc.

        • eddie47d

          You are also correct and Dr Tadataka Yamada is head of the Gates Foundation connection to the FDA.

      • vieteravet

        GMO in 1953, I should be dead. these things are so bad no wonder our life expectency is still 65, oh I’m sorry it’s 75!

  • Joe Weir

    This is one part of the new world order. The globalist is at work. The UN will control America and the Trilatural commision will control the World. Here is another way to look at it. This is a spirit war we are in between God and Satan. These world leaders are lead by satan and they don’t know it. The noose is getting tighter all around the world. They are getting this set up for the Antichrist to take over in the near future. The Bible says that the devil will give the Antichrist his power his seat and his great authority. They will have control of the food, money, what you eat,where you live. The Antichrist will have complete control for 3 1/2 years until the battle of Armegetton in the valley of Jahaphat. Sorry about my spelling. That is where the Lord will bring the world goverments and crushed them there and that is where human government will come to an end and the Lord will user in the 1000 year reighn of peace phophesied in your bible. We will go through a horrible time that this world has never seen. All the wars, the weather changes, the callamities, the famines and the list is long. All this in your bible to warn you the times that we are in. These prophises were put there to let the Saints of God know what season were in concerning the times of the end. The Bible says that these things must come to pass and then the end shall come. This is the time to get your Spiritual house in order and get closer to God. Time is short. Work while it is still day because there will be time you can’t work. Except a man be born again he can not enter into the Kingdom of God. What is born again? Acts 2:38 repent and be baptize in the name of Jesus for the remission of your sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy ‘Ghost. When you have his spirit in you that is the Holy Ghost. That is the Spirit that he is coming after during the rapture. So get ready and stay ready for an hour you think not the son of man cometh. I hope this will help someone. Thanks.

    • Aix Sponsa

      The Rapture is one of the major heresies of the modern church. There ain’t no rapture because prophecy says the Messiah is only coming back one more time, not two or three more. Even Jesus Himself in red letters says there is not going to be a “rapture”. Is HE a liar? Scripture says the end cannot come until there be a great falling away first. You can fall away if you never were. Christianity is suppose to be the fulfillment of Old Testament Prophecy. Ask a real Jew why he won’t accept the modern Messiah. The modern Christian church espouses several major heresies contrary to sound Biblical teaching. Trinity, Sabbath Day, Easter, Rapture, etc. If led by the HS you will recognize the truth from God.

      • Opal the Gem

        ” The modern Christian church espouses several major heresies contrary to sound Biblical teaching. Trinity, Sabbath Day, Easter, Rapture, etc.”

        Proof please.

      • Firefly

        I read recently that there are 38,000 different Christian denominations throughout the world. What makes you think that yours is better than the others? Even St. Paul said that if one believes that one day is holy (the Sabbath or Saturday) and another believes that another day is holy (The Lord’s Day or Sunday) or someone else believes that all days are holy, what is that to you or what difference does it make. All the followers of Jesus who are trying to do His will and follow the principles He taught are members of His church. Some have come to believe in the rapture, which admittedly is a new teaching – but there are some cryptic scriptures that indicate it could happen – but no one is required to believe it and any who use it as a crutch to explain why they don’t care about the earth or what we are doing to it are deceiving themselves. Jesus said that there would even be those who worked miracles ‘in His name’ which if they had the faith, He honored, but because their heart wasn’t right they were kidding themselves, and would have no part of his realm in the spirit world. This is all in the New Testament.

        In the classic 20th Century book, GOD CALLING, Jesus told a woman in the UK that “All my followers know and love the simple rules I taught when I lived on earth as a man, many of them would be puzzled by all the rules of the churches. In all things, simplify!”

        We have entered perilous times. We have cast away our heritage and our freedom for a little security and we are gradually losing both. No man elected is going to solve all our problems. We have rebelled one time to many. We have tolerated the deaths of 50,000,000 babies, many at taxpayer expense, and instituted something that has never existed in the history of the world,’gay marriage’. We have lied, and cheated, and stolen. We have foods that are unfit and medicines that make you worse or cause other diseases, and we have half a million Americans who have left the country since President Obama and the Democratic socialists took over, but what is coming will be world wide. All are going to be affected.

        Last Saturday I was praying and thinking about something the Holy Spirit told someone a year ago, nine reasons why God’s judgement was soon going to fall upon this country and the world. This person said that before God was through everyone in this nation would be on their knees begging Him to stop. As I wondered about this (I believed it because it rang true with all I know) when suddenly in my spirit or inner mind I heard the following:

        “MY HAND OF JUDGEMENT WILL STRETCH FORTH AND ALL WILL FEEL IT, SOME MUCH MORE THAN OTHERS, FEAR NOT!” 11/19/11

        What I heard was in a very strong voice, with firmness like steel, and I was glad to also hear, “Fear not!” I immediately recalled that when Jesus said “Fear not!” to his earliest followers it was not because there was nothing to fear, but He was reminding them that God is in control. We need his guidance and direction in everything or we are just spinning our wheels. Some are preparing for the terrible inflation that is coming, buying extra non-perishable foods and things they will need to live. Others are drawing closer to God and family and I have been praying for guidance on how I should best be using my time. We all have only so much and less of it than we did yesterday or last year. Our God, there is only One, is a God of mercy and forgiveness and love, but He is also a God of justice. Ignore these thoughts at your own peril. He loves you but you had better get your life in order and seek His will and His way, whatever denomination you may happen to belong too. The rest of this decade and the next one should be awesome but some good sources are saying food prices could double in the next year or two and some are saying they could go a lot higher than that. It is not going to be the end of the world but it will seem like it. Remember, Jesus said, “FEAR NOT!” Fear, according to Job in the Old Testament will bring that which you fear upon you. May God bless all who read this and may they someday come to know how much He really loves them. Jesus is Lord!

  • Robert Morrow

    Did you notice the great committee of the corrupt failed? Did you notice that all this was held behing closed doors? I demand that all these meeting be held in the open so we as the People can know just what is going on. Just like Obama care, all behind closed doors and a bill that no Corrupt Politican read or understood, pass with the help of Reid’s BRIBERY by buying the votes of two Corrupt Senators who would sell their own into Slavery, all for money and power. Why wasn’t Reid impeached? He is being protected by the Corrupt Brotherhood of Senators, Like mine here in New Mexico USA. Along the same lines just how long before the interment Camps are opened by Excutive Order? You can say this can not be done. Don’t you believe it as it has been done before by the Roosvelt. He put U.S. Citizen in concentration camps so his buddy could steal their property and money. Obama will do the same thing if you allow it, which I see you will.

    • eddie47d

      The issue of GMOs will never be solved because Robert Morrow is all over the page with more anti-Obama nonsense. Apparently it is of no interest to him and maybe the public as a whole. No different than Joe Weir’s rant about raptures which also ignored the GMO issue.

  • Kodster5

    No wonder why we have such high infertility rates, obesity rates out of this world, our children entering puberty at such an early age! Either eugenices was behind this, greed, NWO engineering, whatever… these companies are why the OWS movement has exploded. DuPont Chemical did the same thing, when they influenced and lobbied the US government to outlaw a cash crop that our Founding Fathers insisted that everyone grow… because it produced clothing, rope, fuel, paper, and yes, MEDICINE that had been used for thousands of years, etc…. hemp (also commonly known as cannabis sativa, or OMG! marijuana). These major corporations and conglomerates are killing us all. You take them out of the picture (which is impossible now, because of how many other entities they own), and we’ll be able to survive. It’s too bad that their employees don’t know the true nature of their employers, because they would abandon their jobs in a heartbeat, if they have a conscience. I was offered a job working for AARP… refused to take it based on my conscience, and my colleagues at the company I worked for (customer service contractor for several companies) wondered why. After I left the company, I got feedback from those that went to the program, and they are no longer there, either, based on the what they discovered after getting into it. I knew it before they did, and they came back to me with total agreement of my stance. It’s standing up and saying “NO!” that will make the difference.

  • A.S.

    I’m sorry to say, Whole Foods is no longer the haven it used to be:
    http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_22449.cfm

  • Roostinghawk

    Africa refers to GMO seeds as… ZOMBI SEEDS. THEY KILL EVERYTHING THEY TOUCH.

  • http://personalliberty larry kemp

    The GOV.,FDA AND OTHERS ARE MESSING WITH OUR FOOD AND WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE HIGH FLYING JETS THAT ARE SPEWING ALL THOSE CHEMICAL (CHEM-TRAILS) IN OUR SKYS. JUST WHAT ARE THEY SPRAYING NOT TO MENTION THE MILLIONS OF TAX PAYERS MONEY IT IS COSTING.

    • Keith

      They spayed Southern California on the 8th & 9th of November, 2011, after 2 days of continuos spraying, it looked like one big reddish cloud. God only knows what their spraying on us, uspecially with a Communist in the White House!

      • eddie47d

        So now Obama is flying over California spraying red dust? Let’s see that connection!

      • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

        Keith

        Boy,you’re out for lunch.

  • eddie47d

    The time is past to stop being so enthralled with our corporate economy and the damage they are doing to us. The market manipulators have pulled the wool over our eyes and sold us a bag of goods. Too many have looked at the Monsanto’s as American icons and attacking them is attacking Capitalism. They know they will have their defenders and that allows them to get away with poisoning us under the guise of free markets. Big Pharma did the same with medicines and some of their products are worthless. These giant corporations provide jobs so we become weak kneed in challenging them and in admitting what is wrong with capitalism. So you/we end up with Corporatism running our lives. Remember it is private companies that come up with these “miracle” products not the government. That takes us right back to free enterprise and all the foxes guarding the hen house. Considering that Monsanto controls over 90% of all GMOs then maybe it is big business that controls the government and not the other way around.

  • One-Angel

    Monsanto is directly/indirectly responsible for close to 200,000 suicides of farmers in India because they were sold lies by Monsanto and their crops failed. Roundup is now failing and superweeds that are resistant to Roundup are beginning to take over crops. Hillary Clinton is pro-GMO including its proliferation in Africa. As if we didn’t already give foreign countries enough reason to hate and mistrust America.

    If GMO’s weren’t already enough of our worries, food irradiation is not healthy either, and that includes organic produce that is being imported from foreign countries. There is supposed to be a little pink emblem on packages to notify consumers the food has been irradiated. Good luck getting compliance from that one, too.

  • Buck

    This makes the FDA a criminal organization as far as I am concerned . I feel EVERY government agency that is not on the side of the American consuming public should eliminated .

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    Certain chemical pollutants in food linked to type 2 diabetes
    August 18, 2011 in Diabetes & Diabetes Prevention, Nutrition Topics in the News

    According to a new study published in Diabetes Care, people with high blood levels of certain pesticides may have a greater risk of type 2 diabetes, especially if they are overweight.

    Previous studies have linked diabetes risk with exposure to older pesticides (e.g. ones that are no longer in use) known as organochlorines, PCBs and other chemicals known as “persistent organic pollutants.”

    Organochlorines are now banned or restricted in the U.S. and other developed countries, after research linked them to cancer and other potential health risks. PCB’s were widely used for industrial purposes until 1977, when they were banned in North America.

    However these chemicals stick around in the environment for years and accumulate in the fat of humans and animals.

    In North America, diet is the main potential source of exposure, in particular fatty foods such as dairy products, meat and oily fish.

    Research in the lab has hinted that some persistent organic pollutants impair the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar which may explain the link to type 2 diabetes.

    Some of the compounds also have been shown to promote obesity, which is a major risk factor for developing diabetes.

    For the study, researchers from Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare measured blood levels of several persistent organic pollutants in about 2,000 older adults of which 15% had type 2 diabetes. The risk of diabetes was higher among people with the highest blood levels of organochlorine pesticides.

    Those with levels in the top 10 percent were about twice as likely to have diabetes as their peers in the bottom 10 percent. But the link appeared to be limited to people who were overweight or obese.

    The researchers accounted for participants’ age, sex, waist size and blood pressure levels. But they did not have information on diet and exercise habits which could explain the pesticide-diabetes link.

    But the overall body of research, say the researchers, suggests a cause-and-effect relationship.

    There is a fair amount of evidence that shows that these compounds disrupt hormone function in the body.

    Other studies have found that people’s blood levels of persistent organic pollutants predict their future risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

    The major dietary contributors of these chemicals are beef, chicken, and pork (34%), dairy products (30%), vegetables (22%), fish and shellfish (9%) and eggs (5%).

    Choosing lean cuts of meat and low fat dairy products and using cooking methods that allow the fat to cook off (e.g. baking, broiling, grilling versus frying) will lower the amount of persistent organic pollutants in foods

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      Genetically modified GM food, genetically food modified, GMO Food, GM … Scientists have warned of public health hazards due to growing antibiotic resistance. …
      http://www.raw-wisdom.com/50harmful

      • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

        Jan 26, 2011 … “Humanity’s plastic footprint is probably more dangerous than its carbon … Marine Research Foundation to study plastic pollution in the ocean, has … and PP (polypropylene) from items such as milk containers, plastic bags, …
        http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2011/01/26/our-oceans-a-plastic-soup/

  • http://explorer Scout

    Too many people preaching to the choir. Tell your politicians. I heard it all a hundred times. I write a congressman or senator almost daily. Do you?

  • http://betterfoodforbetterkids.org Laraine Abbey

    Put your Congressman and Senators phone numbers into your cell phones. That makes it very convenient to contact them.

  • Marlene Bakken

    OUR GOV’T ALLOWS ROUND-UP IN OUR MONSANTO CONTROLLED GMO FOOD SUPPLY, YET BANS NATURAL SUBSTANCES??? Our gov’t tries to make us believe global warming is real just to tax the heck out of us? Our gov’t tries to make us believe tobacco smoke is harmful just to take away private property rights? IT’S TIME TO IMPEACH AND REPLACE THIS GOVERNMENT!!!

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