Wake Up to What’s in Our Food!

Wake Up to What's In Our Food

By  Dr. Dennis Antoine

Guest Writer for  Wake Up World

Chemicals are so prevalent in so many foods we put in our bodies, it is no  wonder that rates of disease are skyrocketing.

To fully appreciate where we are as a country regarding the most primal of needs – food  –  we should explore a bit about what has led  us to accept  the actions of the so-called “protector” of health in the United States, the FDA.

We, as a country are being killed because of greed. The medical establishment  told people in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s that smoking cigarettes was OK, only to find out that smoking  cause cancer.  Today, the same holds true with the chemicals that are being put in our water, our food, the clothing we put on our children, that new car smell, and on and on…

The majority of this article  will deal with the food issue. So let’s think about the following…

The bee population has been decimated. Without bees, food cannot grow. I just watched 5 beautiful cucumber plants resplendent with flowers wither and drop off the vine, due to a lack of pollination. Research has shown that  agricultural  chemicals, including RoundUp (Glyphosate), are significantly responsible for this ecological  damage, harming the bee’s internal bodily functions including their ability to navigate and thrive. What’s even more alarming is the casual attitude those responsible (including the FDA) have regarding this event, playing down this  ecological crisis and suppressing safer agricultural alternatives.

Money has done more harm than we might imagine. When someone comes to a position of authority, greedy villainous folks show up with untold amounts of money, used to sway and influence our elected  decision makers to vote in favor of those  who  stand to profit. Chemical companies, pesticide makers, the folks who make the devices to spread these poisons, all reap huge profits. Not to mention a huge windfall: the health care industry scratching their heads to try and figure out the monstrous problems  caused to human health.

Currently, people are often so busy rushing to eat a meal of fast food or chemically laden snack foods, we don’t have time to stop and think what we are putting into our bodies. The chemical ingredients on packaging labels are written so small, and to seemingly comply, the companies use  a name so complicated  that  they need be read by a chemist.

This all serves to keep the public uninformed.  After a while, people just ignore them, largely because of confusion. They don’t care if they’re eating  carrageen  or  methyl cellulose, as long as it tastes good! These chemicals as you will learn here, add NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE WHATSOEVER!

How one person could be in charge of allowing such damage to be done to the human race is inconceivable. Yet the following video details in part, who that  one individual is.

Conflict of Interests

Michael Taylor  is a lawyer who has spent the last few decades moving between roles in Monsanto, and the FDA and USDA. Currently the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Foods, and an advocate for GMO “foods”,  Taylor also  is the former  Vice President for Public Policy  of Monsanto.

Taylor was pivotal in fighting  GMO labelling laws in the United States,  for the obvious reason  that people will start making healthier decisions! We, as a nation, must prevail.

So the best way to not repeat history is to ensure that we know what went on to allow these actions, and to prevent them from happening again. Like telling people not to smoke. Years ago, docs were saying smoking is ok. Let’s take a look at what was happening way back in the early 60’s.

The following is an excerpt form the book The Poisons in Your Food  by William Longgood published in 1960 by Simon and Schuster. At the time the author was exposing the travesty of DDT and how it entered animals bodies and became stored in the fat. Any foods, including the meat, and or drippings used to make gravy, contained these harmful chemicals.

The lawlessness of industry and no one being able to monitor exactly what went on has contributed greatly to the vast number of diseases that have populated our world.

We are now 52 years later and no closer to higher quality food. There remains, poisons in the food and water supply:

“Six years of attempts to change the pure food law finally happened when the the 85th Congress of the US passed an amendment that was signed by President Eisenhower in 1958.”

The law as amended, is primarily a measure designed to accommodate industry and protect profits, rather than consumers.

The immediate benefit that the new law gives the public is that from now on, chemicals must be tested before they can be used in foods. At the same time, it permits in foods the use of poisons that were barred by the former bill, under a tolerance concept similar to that provided by the Miller Pesticide Act. This means that it is now possible for unlimited numbers of poisons to be injected into foods. Instead of hundreds being used, there soon may be thousands.

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Under the old law, no harmful substance was supposed to be used in food, but to remove such substances FDA first had to detect them and prove harm. This law, barring the use of all poisons, was known as the “per se rule.” The intent of Congress in 1958 in passing the per se rule was unmistakeable; it wanted to strengthen the food law by eliminating existing loopholes that permitted the use of certain poisons. The only exceptions Congress provided were for poisons that were “necessary” or “unavoidable”  in the production of foods – a test that authorities said was met only by the pesticides. All other poisons were illegal per se. But the FDA and some courts refused to enforce this rule, accepting industry’s argument that when poisons were used in small enough amounts they ceased to be poisons. Congress made no provision to permit poisons in foods under such conditions; this was an interpretation to benefit industry, and the FDA held that a new law was necessary so it could control the amount of such substances used. Instead of enforcing the law as it is written, the FDA worked vigorously to change the law to accommodate industry.

The wolf is certainly guarding the henhouse. And we’ll be darned, all the farmers that have had lawsuits against them from Monsanto and having been run out of business, I dedicate this article in part, to you.

The others this article is dedicated to are the unsuspecting victims who have contracted various diseases from chemicals contained in foods that they were unaware of..

The following is another excerpt from  The Poisons in Your Food  by William Longgood

“Revealing testimony was offered along the lines by Dr Smith during Congressional hearings on the new food law way back in 1958. But as early as 1954 when he was chairman of the Sixth International Cancer Congress at Sao Paulo Brazil he indicted in a speech on cancer control that all was not well in the world of commercial science.

“Delays and obstructions have impeded advances in knowledge of preventable hazards,” he said

“…little progress can be anticipated from termination of studies when potential risks begin to appear. Some of the most active scientists in the field of industrial cancer hazards have had their studies terminated or been obliged to leave their laboratories soon after describing findings that associated hazards with certain products…”  

These charges were not spelled out until a Dr. Smith offered explosive testimony, in July 1957, before the House Subcommittee on Health and Science during hearings on the need for a cancer clause in the new law. He laid the groundwork by pointing out the FDA was “well aware” of the cancer problems relating to foods and of resolutions adopted by the International Union Against Cancer and the American Cancer Society to exclude all carcinogens from foods and to test all additives for cancer causing properties. Despite this knowledge he said, the FDA supported legislation that failed to contain and provisions to exclude carcinogens or require cancer tests of additives.

“This failure is not accidental,” he testified. “During the past three years I have corresponded with the FDA about the need for such provisions. I am told that the FDA prepared that bill with the knowledge and approval of food industries, but without consulting with the chairman of the Congressional committee that investigated the use of chemicals in food.”

Let’s see: Clarence Thomas is a former Monsanto attorney. He is now a Supreme Court Justice. Michael Taylor, also an attorney, was a vice president at Monsanto, until he was made head of the FDA by the current administration. If that isn’t a coincidence, I don’t know what is….

The FDA, which is supposed to protect Americans, can do whatever they choose whether or not there are health ramifications on unsuspecting citizens!

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  • http://woburnchiropractic.com Mike Pendolino

    Wow! This was an excellent article Dennis!!! We really need to be on top of what we are putting into our bodies more than ever. Thank you for this info and please keep it coming : )

  • http://Website brock

    This is crazy. Why are they poisoning the food supply?

    • http://Website aylan

      I want to respond to this question by adding another.

      Why people work in the companies which make food that they would not want to give to their loved ones?

  • http://Website Tracy

    Another excellent article!-whole foods are the way to go, although not as tasty as packaged and preserved items. In the long run, dumping all the additives and living on
    as much “organic ” food as possible is the way to go. (Tough to give up coffee though😉)

  • http://Website Manoj Shinh

    I simply cannot thank you enough for yet another excellent article Dr. Dennis Antoine. I urge you to please do keep up the good work in your role in serving mankind with adequate knowledge, to allow them to make the right decisions about their health.

    I am going to share this article with every other person i know who is conscious about their health and moral/ethical values of mankind at large. I remain grateful.

  • http://Website Bert

    I live in California and voted for prop 37. When it failed to pass I was first shocked, then realized how asleep most people are to knowing right from wrong. Easily influenced by their political party. But this is not the end of it. It will be on the ballot again and I do hope more and more people are waking up. With help from articles like this and the masses of documentaries that are out there, time will tell.