The Food Revolution-v-Our Poisoned Food

The Food Revolution -v- Our Poisoned Food Supply

The public outcry since the food revolution of John Robbins in his day and more recently Jamie Oliver’s pioneering Food Revolution television show has woken people up and sparked a desire to learn to eat healthily and protect themselves against the past seven decades of poisoned food supply in our country. Dr. Oz is teaching people about the right foods to eat to live longer and the ones to never have in the house, all of which stimulates the long over-due revolution.

Processed foods have become a bad word. Processed luncheon meats, bacon, and hot dogs are so filled with nitrates eating them is like asking for cancer. Parents are finding out that fast foods are increasing their children’s risk for not only obesity but cancer, heart attacks, and juvenile diabetes. We subsidize obesity and heart attacks. The government continues to subsidize fast food companies who sell products that jeopardize the life of those who consume them and who already make billions world wide while refusing to subsidize organic farmers. 

Demand for organic foods and more natural foods without preservatives, hormones, pesticides, additives, chemically engineered fertilizers and other free radical producing chemicals the body does not know how to process, is rewarding to see to those who have been petitioning the government for years.

Real food versus Fake food has consumed less and less space in the supermarket as manufacturers without regulation or censure have continued to move toward artificial products that can’t be called food in the real sense of the word.

Heavy use of carbohydrates, sugars, food coloring, salts, and artificial flavoring has fooled the public for decades into buying something that tastes good and will fill them up without their realizing that there is no food value in these processed easy to use packages. Not only are they eating to fill up instead of giving the body the nutrition it needs, but the hundreds of chemicals in these substitute food products are killing the population.

The recent exposure of the fraudulent advertising practices used by food manufacturers of this country, particularly in the cereal market, is encouraging. While ignoring the massive amounts of sugar, salt, flavoring, additives, dyes, and unrecognizable chemicals cereals contain, the boxes claim cereals will provide any number of benefits from lowering cholesterol to increasing mental acuity. There is no scientific evidence to support these claims. The products with names and advertising pitches most attractive to a health conscious nation are often the most deleterious. Heart healthy, smart start names and labels are loaded with chemicals and sugars that destroy the healthy function of the body. Raisin Bran was just announced as the worst.  The more labeling and transparency we can force the food industry into, the safer we will be.

However, the pending legislation not requiring food producers to label genetically engineered food so the public has no knowledge of what’s in their food products or the long term effects of what they are ingesting is most distressing. Even the scientists have no idea what effect engineered food will have on the human body. We are in the midst of sending petitions to Washington to stop this legislation. This is just another example of government being in bed with unregulated big business.

Recently it was discovered that every one of the eggs in two cartons had double yolks. The egg laying chickens were filled with hormones to increase their egg production, something like our multiple births when fertility clinics use artificial insemination. These hormones go right into our bodies causing cancer, obesity, adrenal disease and numerous other maladies. A lot of people think this kind of thing is a fluke not realizing it is a side effect of a modified animal population. 

“The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just moved a step closer to allowing companies to create genetically engineered animals. The FDA is proposing to allow the creation of animals that will be used to produce medicine, organs for transplant, meat or genetically engineered pets; and experiment subjects.” If this doesn’t scare you, nothing will.

It has been long known that antibiotics have lost much of their effectiveness to cure infections and diseases due to the excessive use in the poultry, dairy and meat industries.

A visit to a dairy last year was shocking in its affirmation of what we have known for years about meat in our market place. In the refrigerator were huge hypodermics marked growth hormone to shoot up the cows in order to make them mature to milk producing animals in a third of the normal maturation period.

In this instance too, we are putting in our body’s hormones which cause early pubescence which has produced an epidemic of early sexualization starting as young as ten years old, far too young to have any capacity to handle the ramifications of sexual activity. Natural and artificial hormones introduced into the body through drugs and foods are known to result in malignant tumors. Steroid injections given to meat and poultry animals to fatten them up for market and for other purposes endanger human life.

The sacks of feed at the dairy were also clearly stamped with chemical compounds to further the profits to the dairy owner. The dairy and meat processing industries in this country are so horrific in their details it makes you never want to drink milk or eat meat again or let your children do so.

Cattlemen are feeding their animals meat instead of the grass they were created to eat. To increase the bottom line and save on feed, the meat farmers are feeding them diseased dead animals attributable to mad cow disease. No country with laws and regular inspections to decrease the incidence of mad cow will import our meat but our government considers it safe for Americans to eat. That’s the power of lobbyists in Washington. Everyone’s afraid of the Cattlemen, even Oprah.

Food law bills requiring labeling for cloning are in debate versus being outlawed automatically.

Fish farms, the once safe choice since the mercury poisoning of the world’s oceans, use growth hormones, chemicals, antibiotics, additives and colorants to modify and manipulate nature for reasons such as  speeding up propagation and maturity. Factory fish farms releasing their fish or fish escaping into the wild have initiated a Food and Water Watch. Dioxins, pollutions, sewage sludge, pesticides, aspartame, and fluoridation and animal feed in our food supply threatening  ecosystem destruction are among the concerns raised as a result of Industrial Fish Farming. There is an Emerging Scientific Debate on “Frankenfish.”

For years a chemical used in food packaging has been suspected of lowering testosterone and causing fertility problems. The Fertility industry has boomed in my lifetime when the problem used to be so rare as to be unheard of by most people. There is an entire population of people with closer to equal amounts of both female and male hormones possibly causing gender confusion.    

E-coli and salmonella are such high risks today people are making sure not to touch anything after handling meat and poultry until they wash their   hands and disinfected their counters. E-coli are found in all kinds of food including fresh vegetables. We try not to buy produce from countries with no farming laws but much of our supply is from foreign countries. Our country is no better with irradiated produce, wax coated fruit, and too many toxins to enumerate from fertilizers guaranteeing color, texture, long life, and taste.  Food Warnings about E-coli or Salmanella outbreaks are commonplace today.

Aluminum cans your soups, vegetables, meats, fruit, and dinners come in have long been known to cause cancer and now are being linked to Alzheimers.

Aluminum pans as well as Teflon pans have been targeted as containing carcinogens.

We drink out of plastic bottles that break down and leach into the beverages. We eat food in plastic containers after microwaving them which drives the plastic chemicals right into the food, hence into us.

It makes you wonder if there is any food in our country safe to eat. If the government would subsidize organic food farming and naturally raised meat, dairy and poultry, we might stand a chance of ridding our bodies of the toxins already present.

For your information here are some definitions from Wikipedia clarifying some of the fatal disease causing substances and processes used in the American food industry: 

Genetically modified (GM) foods are foods derived from genetically modified organisms. Genetically modified organisms have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques. These techniques are much more precise than mutagenesis (mutation breeding) where an organism is exposed to radiation or chemicals to create a non-specific but stable change. Other techniques by which humans modify food organisms include selective breeding (plant breeding and animal breeding), and somaclonal variation.

GM foods were first put on the market in the early 1990s. Typically, genetically modified foods are transgenic plant products: soybean, corn, canola, and cotton seed oil. But animal products have also been developed. In 2006 a pig was controversially[1][2] engineered to produce omega-3 fatty acids through the expression of a roundworm gene.[3] Researchers have also developed a genetically-modified breed of pigs that are able to absorb plant phosphorus more efficiently, and as a consequence the phosphorus content of their manure is reduced by as much as 60%.

And we wonder why America has a higher incidence of cancer, heart attacks, and diabetes than other countries not doctoring their food supply. And we are supposed to be the most scientifically advanced country.

There are many excellent organizations with petitions aimed at specific causes all over the internet so sign up and add your name to the fight to preserve our health and our life against the unregulated food industry in this country.