Posts Tagged ‘FDA’
Genetically Modified Seeds Are Becoming Less Appealing To Farmers
Farmers may be beginning to get the message: The public doesn’t want GMO food! More and more are starting to move away from genetically modified seeds to plant, but there is another reason as well: Some new GM seeds simply don’t work as promised.
The agribuisness giant Monsanto’s new GMO corn seed has been found to be a failure in terms of its advertised yield rate. Farmers have been buying less even though Monsanto has dropped its price for this product, known as “SmartStax”, significantly. Monsanto has even seen its stock price cut in half, as customers have gone mostly to its competitor, Dupont, for GMO seeds. The same is happening with Monsanto’s new generation of GMO soybeans.
Even Monsanto’s ubiquitous herbicide “Roundup” as been loosing market share as weeds begin to develop resistance to this poison.
Is nothing sacred?
Maybe, we are seeing the beginning of the end for GMO foods that are wreaking havoc with American’s health (and much of the rest of the globe’s as well). People don’t want it, major areas of the potential market such as the European Community have banned it, and because it doesn’t work in arid areas like India, lying about its benefits have caused farmers to commit suicide en masse.
The writing is on the wall
Keep in mind that these GMO crops have other undesirable traits. Farmers must purchase specific pesticides and herbicides (like Roundup) from the manufacturers who sell the seeds, and many of them are engineered not to have their own seeds that germinate, which used to allow farmers to avoid having to re-purchase new seeds for every planting. This quality is one of the most nefarious, because before scientists figured out how to generate sterile plants from GMO seeds, farmers could buy seeds once and generate their own fertile seeds for years to come.
Companies like Monsanto put an end to that.
Public opinion and the coming trend in legislation that will likely allow (hopefully someday soon) the labelling of products containing GMO crops distinguishing them from far safer non-GMO products, will pressure food producers to provide more natural foods. And, we will all breathe a lot easier for that, literally (one of the major reactions people have is heightened allergic response to GM foods).
I predict that the day will come when thegives in to public pressure and requires the above labeling, spelling the end of profitable GM foods. Given the choice between GMO and non-GMO foods, lab animals usually prefer to starve to death rather than eat the unnatural GM foods.
People, given the recognizeable choice in the marketplace will surely make the same choices, sounding the death knell for all GMO foods.
Let’s pray the day comes sooner rather than later.
A Sixth Circuit Court Appeals Judge In Ohio Has Started The Ball Rolling
Finally, the ban on labeling milk NOT having growth hormones has been overturned in Ohio, leading the way for the future of milk that is safer to drink. Notice I said safer, NOT safe, because the milk will still be lifeless white liquid, bereft of all its original goodness. Pasteurization and homogenization take care of that.
Out of all the 27 most developed nations, only the US allows its population to drink milk that has been corrupted by growth hormones. Their use tends to make cows more susceptible to the disease mastitis, so milk containing growth hormones always contains more antibiotics as well. This is on top of the hormones given all cows NOT fed grass, which is the only thing they have evolved to eat. This constitutes virtually every animal in the dairy and meat industries that are not intended for organic markets.
So, we’re talking about cows being fed GMO corn and soy, all kinds of antibiotics, growth hormones, and then their milk is pasteurized and homogenized. That is what turns this amazing health food into the hollow white liquid I referenced above.
The maker of one of the most popular bovine growth hormones known as rBST, Monsanto, anticipated resistance to its use and sold the product line to the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly in 2008. They didn’t want to be hampered with anything that gets in the way of record profits.
TheShows Its True Colors. Again
The’s take on this ruling is that they don’t like anything that suggests that hormone-riddled milk is in anyway inferior a product to milk that doesn’t originate from cows injected WITH growth hormones. But, that’s what the court’s ruling said. When will this “watchdog federal agency” get it’s head out of its but and really start to protect the public’s safety.
The ’s “War on Raw Milk“ continues unabated, while tens of thousands of people are getting sick and dying from FDA approved medications every week. It brazingly ignores science like the hazards of milk containing growth hormones: increased levels of the carcinogenic hormone IGF-1 and lower nutritional value of this dairy product. And, all the evidence that shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that raw milk is a superfood! This is blatant protectionism of the dairy industry’s profits and total disregard for the public’s well being.
The great news is that this ruling was a victory for the safety of the public in general. It will be harder for companies to argue that the public has no right to know what is in their food (B/T/W that is the FDA’s current position–Really!)
So, what is down the road? The right for the public to decide what it wants to eat? Wow! Like GMO-free food, labeled as such, and maybe evenin all 50 states? An end to Monsanto’s domination of farming? Maybe I’m just dreaming.
A law was just passed in NYC to force manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose the ingredients in their products. Now, consumers will be able to choose products that are less toxic to use around their homes.
There might actually be light at the end of the tunnel for those of us looking to reduce our toxic load and give our livers a break.
Canned Goods In The Us Are Packing A Dirty Little Secret
Nearly every can of food or beverage on US supermarket shelves is lined with materials containing a dangerous chemical: BPA. Dangerous enough for Canada to have just passed a law requiring this toxic compound be shortly phased out of all canned goods containers.
Last January, thestated it had “some concern about the potential effects of on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children.” Maybe this was a pressured response to emerging science that has exposed as the toxic threat it really is: a hormonal disruptor that has been linked to and a myriad of other health problems such as genital defects in laboratory animals.
Here is another serious danger to your health and well being that doesn’t have to exist
Can manufacturers could easily switch to linings that don’t containif there was any legislation or public pressure to do so, but lobbyists have made sure that that doesn’t happen. The American Chemistry Council would prefer that no one rocks the boat.
Dollars: the end-all, be-all in this country, will always rule. And of course votes. Our wonderful legislators wouldn’t consider doing anything that risks re-election.
Lives? Well, that’s another matter. And besides, it’s not like people are dropping dead immediately following eating a delicious can of soup, right?
What about the? Aren’t they supposed to be stepping-in to protect the public from serious harm from food and drug products? Don’t hold your breath for that to happen either. The FDA has admitted that there are so many different types of products containing BPA that they wouldn’t know where to start. Really!
How about switching to aluminum-canned items? Well, considering the fact that this “light’ metal has been strongly linked to a host of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and, it’s not such a good idea either.
The problem is that foods and other items try to leach material from whatever they are contained in, no matter what it is. This is the same phenomenon we see happening to water in plastic bottles. And to food stored in plastic containers in your home. The problem is exacerbated by heat, whether it be the heat and hot water in your dishwasher or the sun the water bottle delivery truck is baking in.
In my ebook,, I discuss the toxic overload we are exposed to in everyday 21st Century life, and BPA is just another example.
This whole issue makes the argument for sticking with fresh fruits and vegetables even stronger, wouldn’t you say?
The Has Just Ruled That It’s OK For You To Die From The Drug Avandia
We’ve seen thebehave in a seemingly incomprehensible and corrupt way in the past, but they’ve gone and topped themselves this time. After completing a review of the deaths and injuries resulting from the use of Avandia, the has decided to allow this killer to remain on the market.
Evidently, A Lot More Than 83,00 People Have To Have Heart Attacks and 304 People Have To Die!
That’s right. Over 83,000 people have had life-threatenings and hundreds have died from this drug, but the FDA thinks that’s OK. Maybe, if 250,000 or more keel over, they’ll feel pressured into changing their ruling. But, for now, doctors are free to send as many patients home with prescriptions for Avandia as they want.
This is the same “public watchdog” agency that takes an herb off the shelves in the presence of 5-10 complaints about safety. Absolutely NO deaths are required for that.
This is also the same agency that has waged out-and-out war on one of the most healthful natural substances the world has ever seen,. The health benefits of qualify it as a superfood, singularly capable of curing many diseases all by itself, as I discuss in my ebook .
The FDA is Using The Recent Egg Recall To Gather Even MORE Power
The FDA has taken steps to increase its regulatory powers in the wake of the huge salmonella outbreak from eggs sourced from two commercial egg farms in Iowa, and is looking for even more control over what you eat and drink. This sounds reasonable when viewed in isolation, but in the context of its obvious contempt for your health, is absolutely horrifying.
They might decide that you have no right to chocolate next. Or peanuts.
The problem is that the FDA is not answerable to any oversight committee and is plainly corrupt. Drug companies are allowed to perform their own (biased) tests when new drugs are submitted for reviews, and have been exposed for burying negative results. But, because they contribute funding to the FDA and there is no oversight, dangerous (profitable) drugs flood the bloodstreams of millions of Americans.
The Fox Guarding The Hen House
This is like a law student making up his own questions and then submitting them with his answers to pass the Bar exam. Nowhere else is the tested allowed to control the test and the results.
Your safety and health should be subject to the HIGHEST unimpeachable standards of proof. NOT, be decided by the highest bidder. But, that is how the FDA operates.
The FDA has been seen to operate like a scorned lover with a vendetta as well. They have continually harassed doctors who have successfully treated patients suffering from diseases such as cancer with unconventional approaches. Demonstrating efficacy and providing literally hundreds of cases of cured patients means nothing to the FDA if they feel their authority is being questioned.
We truly need a non-corrupt organization to protect us from dangerous food and drugs, but the FDA has repeatedly demonstrated that it is anything but.
How many more safe products need to be taken away from us, and how many more thousands of people have to die from unsafe ones before the FDA is overhauled? It is long overdue.
Prohibition Returns! This Time The “Devil” Is Healthful Raw Milk
Last time I checked, I wasn’t living in Communist China. But, sometimes it feels that way.
When the US government agencies take it upon themselves to restrict access to things in life that have been taken for granted for millennium, I have to grab a reality check to make sure that Tienanmen Square isn’t just down the street.
In a (corrupt) attempt to protect commercial corporate dairy farms profits, authorities like theand the are at war trying to shut-down all off-farm sales of one of the healthiest substances known to man: .
Considered a superfood by experts because of its myriad of health-enhancing properties,is in greater demand today than it has been in years. People have found this natural product not only delicious, but exponentially better for you than the lifeless, pasteurized and homogenized impostor sold in stores.
The Word Is Out–Drink Raw Milk And Get Healthy!
Over 80 years ago, Dr. JR Crewe was curing all kinds of disease with milk. The healthful properties of this gift from nature were able to relieve a host of ailments ranging from cardiac disease to tuberculosis. Dr. Crewe commented that although incredibly successful, the treatments were actually too simple to be readily accepted by the medical establishment of the day.
Today, more people than ever have gotten the message that real (raw) milk is extremely beneficial to their health, and are seeking-out any sources they can find.
Commercial Dairy Industry In Jeopardy
No matter what theand the dairy industry spokesmen say, is not a public danger when it is produced by farms that maintain healthy cows that are grass-fed. These robust animals turn-out one of nature’s perfect foods.
The real problem is that huge, commercial milk-producing farms cannot replicate this safe product and, as a result, don’t want the (safer and healthier) competition for sales. Pressure put on the governing bodies of large milk-producing states like Wisconsin have succeeded in enacting legislation completely banning off-farm raw milk sales.
These enormous corporate establishments are not set-up to provide a healthy living environment for cows, such as the ability to feed them grass instead of grain, or to provide clean quarters. As a result, the cows are force-fed corn and soy, both usually GMO, and a diet ofand .
As a result, these farms couldn’t turn out raw milk that was safe to drink if their lives depended on it.
The FDA recently stated that the public has no legal right to chose what kind of food or drink they want to consume. Only they (the FDA) have the right to make this kind of decision.
I kid you not!
Compared to the toxic CRAP that the average American puts down its throat on a daily basis, raw milk couln’t be less of a public safety hazard. What ever happened toof choice that this country was founded on?
Sorry, got to go. I think I hear a tank on my front lawn.
When Senator Obama was running for President, he got the majority of the country up in a frenzy about the positive implications for the US’s future. Finally, a President might be put into office that actually is “For the People, By the People.”
Now that Obama is in the highest office in the land, he frequently seems to have lost his way. His choice of Robert Gates for Secretary of Defense is indicative of bad decision-making, and his pick of Michael Taylor for the chief Safety Czar at theis another.
Mike Adams of Natural News described this as “the proverbial fox guarding the hen house”, and the veracity of this analogy couldn’t be more accurate.
As printed in Natural News; ” In the 1990s, he [Taylor] manipulated theand the legal system to make sure genetically modified bovine growth hormones (rbGH) made it to market while financially destroying small dairy farmers who dared label their milk rbGH free.”
Today, there is a bill presented for approval by Congress that will make it illegal for safe foods that are free of GMO (genetically modified organism) to be labeled as such. Right now, there is also no law forcing companies that use GMO crops in their products to have to state this fact on the package labeling. Lobbyists like Taylor have succeeded in taking away your right to know.
I go into more detail about the dangers of GMO food in my book,. Suffice to say that these scientifically modified crops are not natural to the food chain, are not safe for human consumption, and have been banned by the European Union where consumer protection wins out over corporate greed.
Only in the US are we being legislated out of our God-given right to natural, healthy food!
Sellers of healthy,are also on the run. The US Dairy producers want to make it illegal to sell this precious superfood anywhere in the country.
Meanwhile, theis threatening every natural product retailer, including the famous , NOT to make claims about the health benefits (substantiated by scientific research) of any of their products. Vendors of cherries and walnuts (and Dr. Weil) have been served legal notice for such claims even though there is no doubt these foods are beneficial to the human body. This couldn’t be more surreal.
What the United States needed was a man who supported free speech and freedom of choice, NOT a socialistic oppressor of healthy food as.
Shame on you, Mr. President.