Friday, February 10, 2012

4 Ways The FDA Proves It Doesn't Care About Your Health

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

The stated mission of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to protect and promote public health through the regulation of everything from food products to pharmaceutical drugs.

Based on the agency’s actions (or perhaps their severe lack of real action) however, it is quite apparent that this government organization has a blatant disregard for your health and is most certainly not in the business of ‘promoting’ health.

Here are 4 ways in which the FDA has gone against public health and safety.

1. FDA Sits Back as You Consume Mercury in Your Food

The FDA, despite having full access to the studies that were heavily publicized even on mainstream media websites, apparently feels that carcinogenic mercury tainting the food supply is nothing to worry about. Found to be present in over a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products, research has shown that you are most likely consuming mercury if you consume processed food items or many beverage products. High-fructose corn syrup is a main carrier of the harmful element, which is especially concerning when you consider the fact that the average American consumed 37.8 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup in 2008.

Despite experts speaking out and calling on the FDA to come to the aid of the public, the FDA still does nothing.

'Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered. We are calling for immediate changes by industry and the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] to help stop this avoidable mercury contamination of the food supply,' the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Dr. David Wallinga, a co-author of both studies, said in a prepared statement.
2. FDA Pushes Unlabeled, Genetically Modified Salmon

Back in 2011, Congress took legal action against the approval of genetically modified salmon via blocking the FDA from approving it due to health concerns. Calling for further research, Congress listened to the warnings given by experts over the potential dangers of the genetically modified creation. Known as AquAdvantage, the creation process of the fish involves a combination of genomes taken from other fish. Using a gene from the pout fish to prevent freezing, and a growth gene from the Chinook salmon to bring forth faster growth, the engineered salmon is ‘enhanced’ to grow much faster.

One concern is that this genetically modified fish could escape from fish farms and threaten the very genetic code of salmon worldwide. What’s more, however, is that the FDA wouldn’t even require labeling of the GM salmon. This means you could be unknowingly consuming AquAdvantage salmon, thanks to the FDA completely ignoring the potential dangers and concerns of the public and experts alike. 

3. FDA Allows Carcinogenic Aspartame to Invade Food Supply

The ubiquitous artificial sweetener aspartame is commonly found in gum products, diet sodas, and an increasingly large percentage of ‘sugar-free’ items. Aspartame has been found to wreak havoc on your body, with studies directly tying aspartame consumption to tumor growth.

One study in particular shed light on the cancer-causing effects of aspartame. Performed by researcher Victoria Innes-Brown, the study showed that of 48 rats experimented on, up to 67 percent of all female rats developed tumors roughly the size of golf balls or larger. The male population didn’t do too well either with 21 percent of the males developing similar cancerous growths. The FDA completely ignores this information and allows for aspartame to be consumed across the nation under the name of NutraSweet and Equal as well. 

4. FDA Gives Monsanto Complete Freedom

Not only does the FDA give Monsanto unprecedented political power in shoving their genetically modified foods down your throat, but they have also been given the green light to contaminate the United States dairy supply with their genetically engineered growth hormone known as rBGH. Linked to breast and gastrointestinal cancer, the substance has been banned in 27 countries. Unfortunately, it is estimated that around 1/3 of cows in the United States are injected with this synthetic hormone, which means that you have most likely been highly exposed to rBGH if you live in the U.S. or have eaten U.S. dairy products.

Perhaps this has to do with the fact that Monsanto employees have positioned themselves prominently within the FDA?

One example of many is Margaret Miller. Margaret Miller was in charge of preparing the report on rBGH following its approval at Monsanto, she was later the official in charge of reviewing her own report as Deputy Director of Human Safety and Consultative Services. How’s that for protecting and promoting public health?

This is but a very short list of ways in which the FDA has actually endangered public health — by not protecting it. The list could go on and on, discussing their numerous drug approvals that have resulted in deaths, severe side effects, and much more. Amazingly, a large percentage of US pharmaceuticals are actually created overseas in unregulated Chinese factories — many of which the FDA has never even inspected.

Explore More:
  1. Genetically Modified Nature: GM Salmon Under Attack By Concerned Experts
  2. Congress Bans FDA from Approving Genetically Modified ‘Franken’ Salmon
  3. FDA to Makeover Current Nutrition Labels Yet Ignores Real Health Issues
  4. U.S. Appeals Court OKs Health Care Law
  5. New Genetically Modified Creation Threatens Health, Environment
  6. As Predicted, FDA Will Not Require Labeling of GM Salmon
This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information.

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Anonymous said...

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Jeff Simpson said...

Don't forget it allows the sale of other dangerous products eg alcohol and tobacco both of which cause cancer, heart disease, psychological disorders and inflict untold damage on families and communities in health costs, squandered income, vehicular accidents, violence particularly domestic, etc

Meanwhile it prohibits sale of healthful products like Fresh Milk on the grounds that it's poisonous which is odd since millions of people around the world have been drinking it for thousands of years

Anonymous said...

Actually it is congress that allows the sale of alcohol and tobacco not the FDA. Congress learned a lesson in 1920 when they passed prohibition.

The problem all vitamins and supplements have with the FDA is that they CLAIM to have medicinal powers. The FDA regulates all medicines. The FDA says that vitamin and supplement companies cannot make medical claims about their products without going through the process of actually proving that those claims are true.

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John Phoenix said...

The FDA tries to get electric cigarettes banned and confiscates some legally imported shipments of E-cig equipment. The FDA lies in it's press reports about the safety and content of E-cig liquids. The Only carcinogens found in 2 out of 18 samples the FDA tested contain trace amounts of naturally occurring carcinogens the FDA's own approved Nicotine Replacement Therapy products carry this same amount and it is considered safe for human consumption. The human body has no trouble eradicating these trace amounts. E-cigs do not produce smoke or have the 4000 chemicals cigarette smoke does. They use at most 4 chemicals including nicotine. Nicotine without the smoke, is not a carcinogen and has the same health risks as caffeine. E-cigs have helped millions of smokers quit smoking world wide since 2003 with no serious illness caused by using e-cigs. The FDA fights them because their buddy Big Pharma has a multi billion dollar a year pharmaceutical based quit smoking product industry. E-cigs have much higher success rate than any Big Pharma product.

bronco said...

FDA is just another globalists run program used to enslave & destroy our once free society. Folks don't focus on their phoney money scam-they own the printing presses--focus on their desires to contol our planet and it's future. Greed is the sickness that controls the self-serving globalists that want to play god & take control of the future for God's "Planet Earth. Nothing new it's just another plot for world control but more serious as their greed, technology and power is more evident. They are now making strong advances toward a Global society. (Look at the evidence)" Undeclared wars killing thousands of our kids, New deseases "Flus Aids,etc.Wake Up american your nation is under seage.

Anonymous said...

Remember Folks the Net is a tool of the globalists ploy for developing a global empire. Freedom is just a allusion for the niave americans that enjoy thinking we are free to express our feelings and thoughts. Nothing is free as authors play god??? By what authority?? our nation's freedoms are toast and in deep serious problems as a "global society" under control of the Money-changers is Just on the horizone of implimenting a Global society.. Patriot who Loves Peace, Truth, and Our Creator "God

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