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Poisoning the Population

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

 The U.S. population is being slowly poisoned by a single ingredient deliberately added to the human food supply!

At first, it sounds like nonsense. But then you realize, after learning more, that the World Health Organization tried to outlaw this ingredient decades ago. You find out that hundreds of doctors, researchers and scientists are blatantly warning us about the detrimental health effects of this ingredient. And you learn that this substance causes cancer, birth defects, heart disease, diabetes and many other fatal diseases.

In fact, this substance causes a cell-by-cell failure of the human body by destroying the porosity and flexibility of healthy cell membranes. It’s like tearing your body down from the inside out.

What ingredient am I talking about?  Hydrogenated oils, of course. For decades, food companies (and even our own government regulators) have lied to use about hydrogenated oils, telling us this disease-causing substance was not merely safe, but actually better for your health than other sources of fat like butter. But today, we know this was nothing more than a global deception, a hijacking of science by the food manufacturers in a blatant attempt to get people to buy their high-profit products like margarine, shortening and snack crackers.

But today, the deception is exposed in this report, authored by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. It reveals the deadly truth about hydrogenated oils. Inside, you’ll learn:  The disturbing truth of how hydrogenated oils cause cancer, birth defects, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and much more. The inside story of corruption, and how Big Business has conspired with our government to keep this deadly ingredient 100% legal to use in the human food supply.

How hydrogenated oils alter the structure and flexibility of cell membranes throughout your body, causing cell-by-cell disin-tegration of your health.  How and why you’ve been lied to about the dangers of this ingredient, and how you can immediately protect yourself and your family from this disease-inducing substance. The real reason why food companies use hydrogenated oils (hint: it has everything to do with profits and nothing to do with your health).

Named: which grocery store products are the most likely to contain hydrogenated oils, and how to shop for healthy alternatives. The link between hydrogenated oils and diseased children: ADHD, aggressive behavior, learning disabilities and more. Why feeding hydrogenated oils to pets would be animal cruelty. How you can rebuild healthy cellular structures throughout your body, one cell at a time, starting today. Which healthy oils you should be consuming instead of hydrogenated oils.  How avoiding hydrogenated oils will dramatically improve your brain function: memory, creativity, clarity of thought and much more! Why eating vegetable shortening or popular margarine products is the same as committing slow suicide. Hydrogenated oils and the diabetes link: just a 2% increase in trans fats calories boosts your risk of diabetes by 39%. … plus, we include dozens of citations from respected doctors and authors who speak on hydrogenated oils. You’ll read some of the most eye-opening quotes ever printed about this deadly ingredient.

What happens when you eat hydrogenated oils? Just how bad is this ingredient for your health? Consider this list of detrimental health effects caused by hydrogenated oils, published in this report:

Directly promotes heart disease
Promotes cancers: breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer
Results in low birth weight infants
Raises LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol
Raises blood sugar levels and promotes weight gain
Interferes with the absorption of essential fatty acids and DHA
Impairs brain function and damages brain cells
Accelerates tumor growth
Accelerates the progress of type-2 diabetes
Raises serum cholesterol
Impairs immune system function
Promotes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Impairs development of the brains of fetuses
Causes gallbladder disease
Causes liver disease
Causes 30,000 deaths per year in the United States alone
Clogs blood, makes blood cells stick together
Blocks the body’s creation of natural pain-reducing hormones (eicosanoids)
Causes the creation of free radicals that promote inflammation
Creates nutritional deficiencies of healthy oils and essential fatty acids (EFAs)
Promotes cystic fibrosis
Lowers essential fatty acids in the breast milk of nursing mothers
Clogs artery walls and promotes atherosclerosis
Cause gum disease and rotted teeth
Lowers tissue oxygen intake
Causes infertility
Directly damages blood vessels
Causes high blood pressure
Weaken cell walls and compromises cellular structure


Friday, July 17th, 2009

ATLANTA – A salmonella outbreak that has slowly grown to nearly 300 cases in 39 states since August has been linked to tainted peanut butter, federal health officials said Wednesday.

It is believed to be the first salmonella outbreak associated with peanut butter in U.S. history, said officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About 20 percent of the 288 infected people have been hospitalized, but none has died, said Dr. Mike Lynch, a CDC epidemiologist. About 85 percent of the infected people said they ate peanut butter, CDC officials said.  How salmonella got into peanut butter is still under investigation, Lynch said.

The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to eat certain jars of Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter because of the risk of contamination.

The affected jars have a product code on the lid that begins with the number “2111.” The affected jars are made by ConAgra in a single facility in Sylvester, Ga., the FDA said.  Great Value peanut butter made by other manufacturers is not affected, the agency said. ConAgra said it is recalling all Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter beginning with product code 2111.

“Although none of our extensive product tests have indicated the presence of salmonella, we are taking this precautionary measure because consumer health and safety is out top priority,” spokesman Chris Kircher said. “We are working closely with the FDA to better understand its concerns, and we will take whatever additional measures are needed to ensure the safety, quality and wholesomeness of our products.”

The largest number of salmonella cases were reported in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee and Missouri.


Friday, July 17th, 2009

By Dave Rietz


Yes… milk is Mother Nature’s “perfect food” …for a calf…until it is weaned.

Everything you know about cow’s milk and dairy is probably part of a Dairy industry MYTH.

Cow’s milk is an unhealthy fluid from diseased animals that contains a wide range of dangerous and disease-causing substances that have a cumulative negative effect on all who consume it.


*ALL* cow’s milk (regular and ‘organic’) has 59 active hormones, scores of allergens, fat and cholesterol.

Most cow’s milk has measurable quantities of herbicides, pesticides, dioxins (up to 200 times the safe levels), up to 52 powerful antibiotics (perhaps 53, with LS-50), blood, pus, feces, bacteria and viruses. (Cow’s milk can have traces of anything the cow ate… including such things as radioactive fallout from nuke testing … (the 50’s strontium-90 problem).


Of those 59 hormones one is a powerful GROWTH hormone called Insulin- like Growth Factor ONE (IGF-1). By a freak of nature it is identical in cows and humans. Consider this hormone to be a “fuel cell” for any cancer… (the medical world says IGF-1 is a key factor in the rapid growth and proliferation of breast, prostate and colon cancers, and we suspect that most likely it will be found to promote ALL cancers).

IGF-1 is a normal part of ALL milk… the newborn is SUPPOSED to grow quickly! What makes the 50% of obese American consumers think they need MORE growth? Consumers don’t think anything about it because they do not have a clue to the problem… nor do most of our doctors.


Each bite of hard cheese has TEN TIMES whatever was in that sip of milk… because it takes ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese. Each bite of ice cream has 12 times … and every swipe of butter 21 times whatever is contained in the fat molecules in a sip of milk.

(See for a time line)


Rank Total Description

1 724,859 Heart Disease (think fats/cholesterol: meat/dairy)
2 541,532 Malignant Neoplasms (cancer: think toxins/milk/dairy)
2a 250,000 Medical system (drugs/etc. think ignorance/incompetence)
3 158,448 Cerebro-vascular (think meat milk and dairy)
4 112,584 Bronchitis Emphysema Asthma (think toxins/milk/dairy)
5 97,835 Unintentional Injuries and Adverse Effects
6 91,871 Pneumonia & Influenza (think weak immune systems and
7 64,751 Diabetes (think milk/dairy)
7a 40,000+ Highway slaughter (men, women and children)
8 30,575 Suicide (think behavioral problems)
9 26,182 Nephritis (Bright’s disease: inflammation of the
10 25,192 Liver Disease (think alcohol and other toxins)

(2a and 7a were added for completeness)

(note: Number 13 on the CDC list is -18,272 Homicide & Legal Intervention-. It is curious that the CDC would readily list law enforcement and homicides… and not the 250,000 deaths caused by the medical system!)


Friday, July 17th, 2009

See New York times article below. 4. Has Politics Contaminated the Food Supply? – New York Times

4. Has Politics Contaminated the Food Supply? – New York Times

America’s Food Supply Is Mostly Unprotected


Friday, July 17th, 2009

In 1965, a chemist working to develop an ulcer drug accidentally discovered a substance 200 times sweeter than sugar. The FDA initially shunned this substance because it caused seizures and brain tumors in lab animals.

In 1981, the FDA allowed this brain tumor and seizure-causing substance to begin both sweetening and poisoning our food supply, pharmaceuticals, and children safe vitamins. Banned in children’s products in Europe, the chemical, aspartame, is now a big part of America’s diet craze. This is despite the fact that it accounts for more than 75% of the complaints reported in the FDA’s Adverse Reaction Monitoring system.

Aspartame, once in the body, breaks down into various chemicals. One is the same toxin you get from a fire ant bite. Another is the smelly formaldehyde in which your science teacher stored animals to dissect. Yet another is methanol, the same main ingredient as in Prohibition Era moonshine – the same moonshine that was notorious for causing blindness. How many mothers, who would never think of giving their children moonshine, have stocked their cabinets with any of the now 5,000 products that contain aspartame? (

For those of us who struggle with anxiety or depression because of low serotonin levels, aspartame is especially bad news. This chemical additive wreaks further havoc by depleting tryptophan levels. Tryptophan is necessary in the production of serotonin. Without it, you will suffer more frequent attacks and more severe depression! (

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Friday, July 17th, 2009

Were you under the mistaken impression that dairy cows ate grass?

The March 25, 2002 issue of Hoard’s Dairyman (the dairy farmers magazine) reveals a mixed menu of gourmet foods in a dairy cow’s diet, including chicken feathers, blood, pork, fish, and soybeans.

Does that grass-fed cow portrayed on a carton of milk reflect what really goes into moo-juice?

Better check what’s in Elsie’s medicine cabinet. Few cows ever see those grassy fields. The page 232 Hoard’s article reveals:

Nearly seventy-nine percent of cows are fed sodium bicarbonate. Greater than half of the cows in America receive selenium, yeast, and magnesium oxide. More than one third of America’s dairy cows take supplements including zinc methionine, niacin, anionic salts, and tallow (rendered fat) from their deceased brothers and sisters.

Forty-eight percent of dairy cows are fed roasted soybeans! Yummm. Thirty-nine percent receive dried blood from their own brutally murdered children, mothers, sisters, and aunts. Makes me sick to my stomach.

Fifteen percent receive ground-up fish. Ever see a cow working a trout stream? Four percent of cows eat feathers. Don’t let a cow near your down comforter. Two percent of cows are fed pork.

All of those feathers and blood must make for a thirsty bovine. How much water does a cow drink? Over two hundred pounds per day! Since the average cow in America yields just 50 pounds of milk each day, where does that other 150 pounds go? Multiply the 9,115,000 dairy cows in America by 150 pounds of urine each day, by 365 days in a year, and you’ll end up with enough pee to fill the Potomic.

You’ll end up with enough pee to fill every one of 50 million bathtubs in America for two months so that each day they overflow. (One-half trillion pounds!) Not to worry, though. The pee is actually filtered into our groundwater, and you can hardly taste it when brushing your teeth. (Perhaps you now understand why water is chlorinated, fluoridated, and disinfected before you turn on your tap.)

Robert Cohen author of:   MILK A-Z
Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board


Friday, July 17th, 2009

By : Sophia Levis

There are at least two areas of concern in regard to eating lunch meats while you are pregnant:  nitrates and listeria.

Pre-packaged lunch meats often contain high levels of a preservative called sodium nitrate.  There have been few studies related to the effect of sodium nitrates on pregnancy , but some experts suggest that nitrates may cause problems during pregnancy.

The biggest concern with lunch meats during pregnancy is the risk of listeria.  Listeria is a bacteria  that can be found in deli meats as well as vegetables and processed foods.  This bacteria can cause an illness known as Listeriosis, which can cause any number of problems during pregnancy such as

–  Miscarriage
–  Premature delivery
–  Infection to the newborn
–  Death to the newborn  (about 1/4 of the cases of perinatal Listeriosis  result in stillbirth or neonatal death.)

Symptoms of Listeriosis may include mild flu like symptoms, headaches, muscle aches, fever, nausea and vomiting. If the infection spreads to the nervous system it can cause stiff neck, disorientation or convulsions. Infection can occur at any time during pregnancy, but it is most common during the third trimester when your immune system is somewhat suppressed.


Friday, July 17th, 2009

(NewsTarget) If the National Uniformity for Food Act (S.3128) which is currently before the Senate passes into law, more than 220 food safety and labeling laws could be overturned in California alone.

California’s Proposition 65, which requires products to carry warnings whenever they contain ingredients shown to cause cancer or birth defects, is the real target of the overly broad Senate bill, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

The supposed aim of S.3128 is to create uniformity between FDA regulations and state laws — but if it were to pass, it would cancel out local and state regulations concerning restaurant hygiene, milk pasteurization and even warnings about consuming fish with high mercury content and alcohol when pregnant.

“The fallout from this attack on California’s Proposition 65 could be the destruction of hundreds of other state and local food safety and labeling laws in every state,” said CSPI senior staff attorney Benjamin Cohen. “Parents pouring milk for their kids or dining in a restaurant shouldn’t have to worry about getting a food-borne illness. Yet some Senators would place their constituents at greater risk of that just to please the powerful and politically connected food industry.”

“This attack is yet another outrageous attempt by giant food corporations to blind consumers from the truth about hazardous grocery products,” said Mike Adams, consumer health advocate and author of Grocery Warning. “That food corporations would actively seek to remove cancer warnings about carcinogenic ingredients is merely indicative of the industry’s utter disregard for public health,” he added.

Not only do public health and environmental groups oppose S.3128, but many governors, including Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., also stand in opposition. Watchdog group representatives say Proposition 65 has been an indispensable tool for encouraging manufacturers to eliminate harmful chemicals rather than putting warnings on their consumer goods; while the law only applies to products in California, companies tend to reformulate their products on a national scale.


Friday, July 17th, 2009



Published: June 22, 1987

An onslaught of studies describing the extent of contamination of the nation’s food supply by pesticides, animal drugs and bacteria is giving Congress political indigestion.

Five authoritative reports published since late last year by the General Accounting Office, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Academy of Sciences have provided Congress with more convincing evidence than ever before that modern food production, and the inability of Federal agencies to adequately inspect food and detect toxic substances, may be jeopardizing Americans’ health.

Congressional leaders have responded with a spate of new bills intended to improve the purity and safety of food. But some lawmakers privately grumble that despite the new sense of urgency on Capitol Hill there are no assurances that the proposed legislation will pass. Lobbies Are Influential



Thursday, July 16th, 2009


The Hartman Group, Inc.

Summer 2005

The roots of this study lay in the events of 2003 and early 2004 when mad cow/BSE was first discovered in North America (first in Canada in December 2003 and then in the United States in January 2004). To gauge public reaction to the mad cow event and other concerns for food safety, The Hartman Group conducted two identical on-line Internet surveys: one in January 2004 and another in April 2005. Results from both surveys show that public concern for the safety of food, especially in animal proteins, remains high: As if in response to intense media coverage of mad cow/BSE, concern for the safety of ground beef remains very high among consumers, followed closely by concerns over the safety of seafood, poultry and other meats.

Overall, food safety is a broad topic that encompasses many areas of food production and consumption. From a consumer perspective, “food safety” is a term that connotes products that are clean, free of contaminants and properly produced. Consumer concern for food safety is high for many types of foodborne illnesses and also for a variety of food production techniques that are viewed as threats. Consumers feel the most control over food safety in their homes, and the least control for food safety when dining out. Despite the fact that food safety has a national scope, with headlines referring to threats to the food supply in the form of bioterrorism or to regional outbreaks of various foodborne illnesses, consumers appear mainly focused on a more personal process of protecting themselves and their families from harm and sickness due to the consumption of unsafe foods. In particular, our study finds that:

– Food safety is not a fad, but appears to be a slowly upward-moving trend among consumers whereby they are topically, yet actively, vigilant and aware of food safety issues ranging from foodborne illnesses to various controversial food production and processing methods. In addition, consumers seem highly attuned to what they perceive to be “proper” methods of handling, storing and preparing foods in restaurants, supermarkets and at home.

– In the minds of consumers “food safety” is a term that designates an “absence of harm” derived from eating foods that are “free of” or “clean” of contaminants, bacteria, or additives that will make themselves or their families sick. In addition, consumers cite repeatedly that food safety means foods that are “properly” produced and processed.

– When describing food safety, consumers use categorical terms to describe foods that are free of bacteria, pesticides, chemicals, disease, additives or contaminants. Categorical terms are much more commonly used than specific disease terms (e.g., “mad cow”) or production terms (e.g. “irradiation”).

– From another viewpoint, some consumers view “food safety” as a term that describes foods that are “clean.” When we examined what words were used to classify food safety along with the word “clean,” the term “free of” appears frequently, as do the key words “fresh” and “healthy.” To a lesser extent, the operative word “prepared” occurs along with “clean,” as does the word “organic” indicating that in an archetypal world, food safety for some consumers means foods that are “clean, free of contaminants, fresh, healthy, prepared properly and organic.” This description of clean foods corresponds to a subtle undercurrent among some consumer advocacy groups and food marketers who are using the term “clean” to describe foods (especially organic foods) that are “free of industrial chemicals, additives, hormones, growth stimulants, antibiotics and other animal drugs.”

– When framing their definitions of food safety, consumers use five interrelated mindsets, with the word “proper” (or “properly”) being used predominantly. These five food safety mindsets include:

Process: Properly washed, prepared, cooked, grown, handled, stored, packaged and controlled foods

Consumption: Eating foods that are clean, free of contaminants, fresh, and healthy

Diligence: Making sure food is properly stored, fresh, and clean

Storage: Keeping foods clean, bacteria free, uncontaminated, fresh

Peace of Mind: Knowledge that food has been handled, prepared, packaged, washed in a safe way and knowing what is in food

– These five mindsets reflect that for consumers, food safety is a highly tactile and active world made up of key processes that include vigilance, knowledge and the careful physical “processing” of foods in order to safely consume them.