Monday, January 31, 2011

New Monograph Spotlights Urgent Need for Congress to Get Neurotoxins and Other Poisons Out of Vaccines

PRNewswire, Jan. 31, 2011

The January 2011 monograph Vaccines & Vaccinations: The Need for Congressional Investigation (edited by Catherine J Frompovich and Laraine C Abbey) documents the presence of toxins, including brain and nervous system damaging adjuvants, excipients, and growth medium in vaccines that can cause health damage to everyone -- especially to children and pregnant women.

The monograph uses peer-reviewed journals, CDC, FDA, HHS, and other accepted sources regarding vaccines/vaccinations to connect the dots on what is NOT being shared with health consumers (nor most health professionals) about vaccinations, e.g., toxic adjuvants like aluminum -- a neurotoxin; mercury -- a neurotoxic hazmat; formaldehyde -- an EPA-declared carcinogen; MSG -- an excitotoxin that stimulates brain cells to self-destruction; polysorbate 80 -- causes infertility in lab rats; diploid (aborted human fetal) cells; foreign DNA from dogs, chicks, monkeys, and insects; plus many more, which should not be injected into babies immediately after birth -- or any time.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

FDA revolving door opens for Monsanto execs, Jan. 30, 2011 by Marianne Skolek

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - A 2010 article published by Veterans Today titled, Former Former Monsanto Exec. Appointed to the Head of the F.D.A.!, announced that Michael R. Taylor, was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the FDA.

Taylor is a former top executive (VP Public Policy), attorney and lobbyist with Monsanto and has had prior positions with law firms, the USDA and the FDA. Michael Taylor and Monsanto are responsible for subjecting this country and many others to the increased risk of breast cancer (7 times greater risk), prostate cancer and colon cancer because of what they did to milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream with rBGH as well as to all the foods that rely on milk solids and other parts of milk.

Monsanto's development and marketing of genetically engineered seed and bovine growth hormone, as well as its aggressive litigation, political lobbying practices, seed commercialization practices and "strong-arming" of the seed industry have made the company controversial around the world. As a result of its business strategies and licensing agreements, Monsanto came under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department in 2009.

Mr. Taylor was previously a partner with King & Spalding, a law firm in Washington, DC. King & Spalding defended Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, in Federal Court when they were criminally charged with marketing OxyContin as less likely to be addictive or abused. Maybe Howard Udell, Chief Counsel for Purdue Pharma should be considered for a position at the FDA as head of "opioid safety."

Michael Taylor head of "Foods" at the FDA -- an outrage to the safety of the American people.

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Related stories: Monsanto is the Real Food Terror Threat, (excerpt) In 1998, Monsanto applied for FDA approval for a monster molecule, “based on the aspartame formula” with one critical addition: 3-dimethylbutyl [listed on EPA's most hazardous chemical list]...Monsanto’s Neotame has been ruled acceptable, without being included on the list of ingredients, for USDA Certified Organic food items and Certified Kosher products.

HPV Vaccine Requirement May Be Repealed

Funny how Big Pharma always finds their vaccine to be more "successful" if it is given in several doses instead of one. Perhaps they mean more financially successful? -Ed.

Capital News Service, Jan. 30, 2011

RICHMOND – A Senate panel is considering a House-approved bill to eliminate the requirement that girls in Virginia receive the vaccine against the human papillomavirus before entering sixth grade.

Delegate Kathy Byron, R-Lynchburg said she proposed HB 1419 to return medical decisions to families. She said households should determine what vaccines to give children.

The HPV vaccine, called GARDASIL, was approved in 2006 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent cervical cancer in females. Last year, the FDA approved the vaccine to guard against genital warts in males.

The vaccine, which requires three doses, was found to be most successful against cervical cancer when given to girls at a young age.

Virginia is the only state with a law requiring girls to get the HPV vaccine.

Byron said the 2007 law requiring girls to get the HPV vaccine was spurred by an intense lobbying campaign by Merck & Co., the manufacturer of GARDASIL.

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Taco Bell is using false advertising when it calls its food 'beef,' according to lawsuit

NYDaily News, Jan. 25, 2011

A law firm is claiming that the fast food chain is using false advertising when it says its Mexican delicacies are filled with "ground beef" or "seasoned ground beef." In fact, the lawsuit claims, the "taco meat filling" used by Taco Bell contains is only about 35% beef, with binders, extenders, preservatives, additives and other agents making up the other 65%.

The lawsuit's claim that Taco Bell's "seasoned beef" contains the forbidden additives is backed up by the restaurant's ingredients list on its website, which says the "seasoned beef" in a Beefy Crunch Burrito contains water, sodium phosphates, soy lecithin, modified corn starch, and anti-caking and anti-dusting agents, among others ingredients.

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The Beetlejuice World of Brian Deer

A question more media outlets reporting on autism and vaccines should be asking: Who is this Brian Deer character, anyway?

Age of Autism, Jan. 28, 2011

When asked about why autism is rising or what is causing autism. Deer responds, “I don’t know, I am not a doctor.” Fair enough. Yet why did the British medical authorities hire this squirrelly “free-lance” journalist to “investigate” and evaluate the complex medical records of sick children with autism? Insane. Why doesn’t our government hire Jane Brody, who writes a health column for the NYT, to investigate brain surgery frauds and report back to the NIH? Why hasn’t the Surgeon General hired Emily Smith (a good detective!) of “Page Six” to investigate hoax heart valve surgeries? Anyone is free to “investigate” and report anything they want but our government doesn’t commission wacky reporters off the streets to evaluate children’s confidential and complex medical histories. Can you even imagine how many personal injury lawyers would retire for life if they worked on this case here in the U.S.?

The saddest part in all this is seeing how Deer’s warped medical “evaluations” of these childrens’ records were taken seriously by any authority at all...

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Committee recommends city eliminate use of fluoride

Fluoride opponent Colleen Cran talks
to reporters after decision.
Calgary Herald

CALGARY - With doctors touting research to promote fluoridation and a few dozen citizens touting research against fluoridation, a council committee voted to end Calgary's use of the tooth decay-fighting additive and paved the way for a final decision next month.

Only five aldermen sat through to the end of a 10 -hour public hearing Wednesday on the ills and benefits of fluoride-treated water, voting 4-1 to scrap the chemical.

Since six additional aldermen have declared their belief in the anti-fluoride movement, it appears that side will win on Feb. 7, unless Mayor Naheed Nenshi and some colleagues can successfully push for further study of the issue.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bill would warn public of mood-altering drugs in water

Arkansas News, Jan. 24, 2011

LITTLE ROCK — A bill filed today by a freshman state legislator seeks disclosure of additives in public drinking water, including mood-altering drugs.

Rep. Loy Mauch, R-Bismarck, filed House Bill 1205, which would require the operators of public water systems to disclose information about any chemicals additives in drinking water, including their chemical composition.

The bill states that such regulation is necessary in part because “public policy discussions of the prospects of adding lithium to the public water to alter human mood imbalances, and statin drugs to affect human cholesterol … have increased.”

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A weight off your mind, Jan. 25, 2011

This week marks the start of ‘Healthy Weight Week,’ brought to you by the Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA).

With the DAA claiming that 61 per cent of Australian adults and 25 per cent of Australian children are either overweight or obese, many people would think this is a great initiative. So why are a growing number of health professionals opposed to this campaign?

It is not well enough known that 95 per cent of obesity research is funded by private industry including Big Pharma. Corporations not only fund research, but entire university departments, charities, and educational programs as well. Seeing corporations jumping into bed with public health initiatives should raise suspicion. It is essentially putting the wolf in charge of the sheep.

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Scientists fear MMR link to autism

Daily Mail, Jan.24, 2011

New American research shows that there could be a link between the controversial MMR triple vaccine and autism and bowel disease in children.

The study appears to confirm the findings of British doctor Andrew Wakefield, who caused a storm in 1998 by suggesting a possible link.

Now a team from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina are examining 275 children with regressive autism and bowel disease - and of the 82 tested so far, 70 prove positive for the measles virus.

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Why Your Children Should Never Have MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) or Aspartate

Peak Testosterone

What if I told you that modern life made it INCREDIBLY easy to destroy the hypothalamus of your child? It's true and this can have devastating long term consequences for your little one as I document below. Yes, it's easy to slowly poison one of the major regions of your child's brain and below I will show you how many parents are unwittingly doing it.

First of all, let me explain the chemicals, collectively called excitotoxins, that we're talking about here: glutamates and aspartates. These two chemical families are actual neurotransmitters used extensively by the brain. The food industry has for decades poured it into our processed foods as flavor enhancers. It makes food taste better, so they throw it into anything and everything. Almost anyone, in the U.S. at least, has consumed signficant amounts of autolyzed vegetable proteins, MSG, monosodium glutamate, aspartame in chewing gum and diet drinks and on and on the list goes. Soups, sauces, powders and seasonings are very common sources as well.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

USDA Certified Organic’s Dirty Little Secret: Neotame

Farm Wars, Jan.22, 2011

Just when we thought that buying “Organic” was safe, we run headlong into the deliberate poisoning of our organic food supply by the FDA in collusion with none other than the folks who brought us Aspartame. NutraSweet, a former Monsanto asset, has developed a new and improved version of this neurotoxin called Neotame.

Neotame has similar structure to aspartame — except that, from it’s structure, appears to be even more toxic than aspartame. This potential increase in toxicity will make up for the fact that less will be used in diet drinks. Like aspartame, some of the concerns include gradual neurotoxic and immunotoxic damage from the combination of the formaldehyde metabolite (which is toxic at extremely low doses) and the excitotoxic amino acid.

But surely, this product would be labeled! NOT SO!!! For this little gem, no labeling required. And it is even included in USDA Certified Organic food.

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Was Vaccine Safety Conference The Target Of Wakefield Media Blitz?

From Hell to Veins, Jan. 21, 2011

The International Vaccine Safety conference was held the very week of the heaviest media blitz against Dr. Wakefield. Was this ‘world wide’ media blitz meant to send a ‘chilling effect’ to all the professionals who attended this vaccine safety conference? Was the message to the attendees...don’t question vaccine safety or else!!

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Cancer, Vitamin C & Linus Pauling
Video: Dr. Robert Rowen, MD on the Uses and Efficacy of Intravenous Vitamin C

Dr. Robert Rowen is internationally known for his work in the field of complementary/alternative/integrative medicine. He is affectionately known as the “Father of Medical Freedom” for pioneering the nation’s first statutory protection for alternative medicine in 1990 in Alaska, against a concerted opposition from the organized medical community and an imported “quackbuster”. A few years later, the Alaska governor appointed him to a term on the state medical board against overwhelming opposition from the medical establishment. His appointment was ultimately confirmed by the legislature with overwhelming public support. The rare medical freedom he enjoyed in Alaska enabled him to greatly expand knowledge and experience in a multitude of disciplines and therapies not normally found in medicine. Jumping into alternative medicine in 1983 through a practice in acupuncture, he quickly expanded to nutritional medicine, chelation therapy, oxidation therapy, homeopathy and herbal medicine, and took intensive training in neural therapy and prolotherapy to help treat and eliminate acute and chronic pain. Alaska’s laws enabled him to work extensively with innovative cancer therapies, ozone, and ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy. He is internationally known and respected for training hundreds of open-minded physicians in these techniques from around the world.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Prepackaged breakfasts recalled for undeclared MSG

The Whistleblower, Jan. 13, 2011

More than 100,000 pounds of breakfast pastries and biscuits are being recalled by Lettieri’s Foods Inc., a Shakopee company, because they contain undeclared monosodium glutamate (MSG). The company’s products are sold in convenience stores, vending and food-service operations, according to its website.

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Related: Reuters, Breakfast products recalled over labeling, Jan. 12, 2011

Is lunch to blame for student behavior?, Jan. 12, 2011

According to the Feingold Association’s research, many schools in the United States serve a stew of synthetic chemicals (most of them made from petroleum) that have been shown to trigger behavior, learning and health problems. Not only are these factory foods overpriced, they are responsible for many of the troubling symptoms that are so expensive for schools to address, Hersey said. In 1979-1983, when the New York City school system removed additives like food dyes and artificial flavors, they found that test scores of all the students rose from the 39th to the 55th percentile.

Schools can continue to use processed foods if they want, but simply switch to those versions that don’t have the Red 40, Yellow 5 and other petrochemicals, the director suggests. They don’t need to buy meat dishes that are loaded with high fructose corn syrup and MSG.

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8 Ways Monsanto is Destroying Our Health, Jan. 12, 2011

Taken in context, Monsanto’s list of corporate crimes should have been enough to pull their corporate charter years ago. And yet we allow them to continue to destroy our food supply, our health and the planet. Monsanto or Monsatan? Take a look at the company’s track record and decide for yourself.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride and Mercury

In his interview with Cori Brackett, neurologist Dr. Russell Blaylock describes how the scientific literature on the dangers of fluoride has changed over time to assist with generating profits for manufacturers. When asked for another example, Blaylock details the cover-ups involving mercury.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Content provided by: 9 Food Additives That May Affect ADHD

MSNHealth, Jan. 13, 2011

The European Union has already acted to place warning labels on foods containing the six artificial colors in the The Lancet study that "may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children." Those colors are Yellow No. 5 (tartrazine), Yellow No. 10 (quinoline yellow, not approved in the U.S.), Yellow No. 6 (sunset yellow), Red No. 3 (carmoisine, not approved in the U.S.), Red No. 7 (ponceau 4R, not approved in the U.S.), and Red No. 40 (allura red). Britain's Food Standards Agency (the equivalent of our FDA) is also trying to get companies to phase out these additives.

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Related information: Diseases Attributed to Food Additives

An Overwhelming Number of Scientific Studies Conclude that Cavity Levels are Falling Worldwide: Even in Countries Which Don't Fluoridate Water

Washington's Blog, Jan.13, 2011

Everyone agrees that the number of cavities have plummeted in the U.S. over the last couple of decades, after water fluoridation was introduced (that is why health officials call water fluoridation "one of the ten greatest public health accomplishments of the last century").

That proves that water fluoridation fights cavities, right?

It would, of course, if the cavity levels have not also plummeted in countries which do not fluoridate their water.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What's that in my food? — Hydrolyzed vegetable protein!

The Varsity, Jan. 11, 2011

You might not have heard of hydrolyzed vegetable protein, but you’ve surely heard of its villainous cousin, monosodium glutamate — or MSG — the culprit behind the so-called “Chinese restaurant syndrome.” The Japanese have been using MSG, derived from seaweed, for thousands of years, and it is the third most prevalent flavour enhancer in the world after salt and pepper.

MSG has been in the media for decades because of its associated side effects, including feelings of numbness, tingling, headaches, and heart palpitations. Though it is debatable, some believe it is neurotoxic — in other words, it may be poisonous to nerves and neurons.

In addition to these common criticisms, a 2008 study published in the journal Obesity illustrated that MSG may also be a contributor to obesity, due to its effects on leptin resistance.

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Related: Studies show MSG fed Mice became Grossly Obese

An Untested Type of Fluoride is Used in the Overwhelming Majority of U.S. Water Supplies

Washington's Blog, Jan. 9, 2011

Dartmouth University wrote in 2001:

In a recent article in the journal NeuroToxicology, a research team led by Roger D. Masters, Dartmouth College Research Professor and Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government Emeritus, reports evidence that public drinking water treated with sodium silicofluoride or fluosilicic acid, known as silicofluorides (SiFs), is linked to higher uptake of lead in children.

Sodium fluoride, first added to public drinking water in 1945, is now used in less than 10% of fluoridation systems nationwide, according to the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) 1992 Fluoridation Census. Instead, SiF's are now used to treat drinking water delivered to 140 million people. While sodium fluoride was tested on animals and approved for human consumption, the same cannot be said for SiFs.

Also requiring further examination is German research that shows SiFs inhibit cholinesterase, an enzyme that plays an important role in regulating neurotransmitters. "If SiFs are cholinesterase inhibitors, this means that SiFs have effects like the chemical agents linked to Gulf War Syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and other puzzling conditions that plague millions of Americans," said Masters. "We need a better understanding of how SiFs behave chemically and physiologically."

The USGS also noted in a 2000 report:
Fluorosilicic acid is a byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer industry and is not manufactured for itself alone ...
In other words, even though neither the EPA or any other government agency has studied the effects of long-term ingestion of fluorosilicic acid, it is being used instead of sodium fluoride because it is cheaper.

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SSRI Stories Antidepressant Nightmares

This website is collection of 4,300+ news stories with the full media article available, mainly criminal in nature, that have appeared in the media (newspapers, TV, scientific journals) or that were part of FDA testimony in either 1991, 2004 or 2006, in which antidepressants are mentioned.

On December 15, 2010, PLoS Medicine released a study which showed that, in regard to prescription medications and violence, the FDA had received the most reports of violence from the SSRI & SNRI antidepressants (except for Chantix, the smoking cessation drug. The evidence of an association with violence was weaker and mixed for antipsychotic drugs and absent for all but one of the mood stabilizers.

Yet, the antipsychotics and mood stabilizers, given for the most serious mental illnesses, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, would be the most likely culprit involved in violence but, instead, it was the antidepressants which had the most reports of violence. They were given to patients that traditionally were the least likely to commit violence, the depressed and the anxious.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

The USDA’s Organic Deception

Farm Wars, Jan. 6, 2010

The word “organic” is fast becoming a high-dollar money-maker for corporations smart enough to jump on the bandwagon and start marketing their products as “made with organic ingredients,” or “certified organic.” Even Monsanto is taking advantage of this burgeoning market, and people na├»ve enough to believe that what we have traditionally thought of as pure, organic food, is still that way, are being duped.

It makes perfect sense, however, in a Machiavellian sort of way. Flood the food supply with poisons, then lead people to believe that the only safe choice left is USDA Certified Organic. Then buy up the organic companies one by one, and start changing the “organic” rules from the inside out via the bought and paid for government agencies so that you can reap the profits from those trying to escape the poisons.

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Methyl iodide's use in state challenged by suit

San Francisco Chronicle, Jan.4, 2010

Environmentalists and farmworkers challenged approval of a toxic fumigant and carcinogen for use on California crops Monday and urged Gov. Jerry Brown to reverse the decision.

The coalition of advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Thursday calling the decision to register methyl iodide as a pesticide "irresponsible and illegal."

The chemical, produced by Arysta Life- Science Corp. primarily for use on strawberry fields, was approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation last month despite concern from some scientists, toxicologists and environmentalists. The lawsuit claims methyl iodide is a poison that causes cancer and thyroid disease and can harm the lungs, liver, kidneys, brain and central nervous system.

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Fluoride is Good For You, We Mean Bad for You

CBSNews, Jan. 7, 2010

Putting fluoride in drinking water is all good, right? Let's hope so. It's been all but standard American policy for 50 years. But new research is pushing Uncle Sam to brush up his policy a bit.

According to the report from Centers for Disease Control, 2 out of 5 adolescents have tooth streaking or spottiness because of too much fluoride. In some extreme cases, teeth can even be pitted by the mineral -- though many cases are so mild only dentists notice it. Young teens seem especially affected.

Fluoridation has been fought for decades by people who worried about its effects, including conspiracy theorists who feared it was a plot to make people submissive to government power.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vaccinations Cause Microscopic Strokes

Cerebral Vascular Network
The Beginner's Guide to Natural Living

Interview with Dr. Andrew Moulden

8.) What has the response been to your discoveries? How have they been received by the public / the world at large?

The public gets it. The chiropractors embrace it. The medical Doctors, including pediatric neurologists, are stunned by it. The pharmaceutical and organized medicine cartels – must deny it. The philosophy is “if they cannot deny the message, then they will discredit the messenger.” This is simply how the system works.

The evidence is now self evident. All you have to do now is receive the education you need to appreciate and see what is before your very eyes – layperson and Doctor.

My imaging is called the 12-IMAM – 12 “Eye” M.A.S.S. Anoxia Measures” based on the 12 cranial nerves. “MASS” stands for “Moulden Anoxia Spectrum Syndromes. Anoxia refers to impaired oxygen delivery to tissue.

9.) Are there other doctors, researchers and scientists who share your views and agree with you?

All of them – once they take the time to learn. It is 100% undeniable. There is NO way to refute what we can all see now. By example, gravity was with us since the dawn of creation. Sir Isaac Newton did not “discover” gravity – he simply put the conceptual framework forward as to why apples fall from tress.

I have simply put the conceptual framework science, measurement system, and explanations to “why are we getting sick” and “LOOK” all vaccines are causing the exact same neurological damages irrespective of what disease comes out, across the lifespan, This means that it is something the body does in response to immune stimulation that is causing disease and disorders – I now believe I know what this “something” is.

10.) In your opinion, what percentage of vaccines cause adverse effects?

It is in my considered opinion, all of them. I can now show the evidence to back this up. The damages have been clinically silent, but we are all being harmed along the same continuum from clinically silent to terminal disorders and diseases – across all organ systems. However, my ability to measure and prove my point, for the moment, is locked in on the brain functions and neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions primarily.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Action Alert—Now the FDA Is Going After Vitamin C!

Alliance for Natural Health

The FDA has just notified small pharmacies that they will no longer be allowed to manufacture or distribute injectable vitamin C—despite its remarkable power to heal conditions that conventional medicine can’t touch. Please help reverse this outrageous decision!

Let’s get this straight. The government acknowledges the risk of a worldwide flu pandemic. It acknowledges that conventional drugs cannot cure big viruses-like the mononucleosis and hepatitis viruses, many influenza viruses, and many others. It acknowledges that many bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics and are killing increasing thousands. It acknowledges the risk of a worldwide drug-resistant TB pandemic.
Despite acknowledging all this, it now insists on wiping out one of the best potential treatments for these conditions and for certain cancers as well. And why is this being done? What possible rationale is offered? Because it’s dangerous? No. Because it can’t be patented and therefore won’t be taken through the standard FDA approval process. No matter that vitamin C is one of the least toxic components of our food supply and liquid forms of it have been used safely for decades.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Leaked Memo Sheds Light on Mysterious Bee Die-Offs and Who's to Blame

The culprit may be a pesticide that the EPA has allowed on the market despite the fact that the company which makes the pesticide has failed to prove it is safe.  

A new leaked memo from the EPA has the beekeeping world buzzing. Bad puns aside, the failure of the EPA to protect the environment -- in this case, bees -- jeopardizes beekeepers' ability to continue in their work. Beekeeper Tom Theobald, who exposed the leaked memo, says that beekeepers now lose 30 to 40 percent or more of their hives each year, and it takes two years to recover each one. Theobald has been a beekeeper in Boulder County, Colorado for 35 years, but now he says he's not sure he can continue. "I can't afford to subsidize this as a hobby. I'll fold the tent," he says. "Commercial beekeepers will work themselves to death," he continues, noting that it's only the passion and commitment of beekeepers that has staved off a complete collapse of the entire beekeeping industry this long.

The leaked EPA memo, dated November 2, 2010, focuses on Bayer CropScience's request to register (i.e. legalize) its pesticide clothianidin for use on mustard seed and cotton. Clothianidin was first registered in May 2003, but its registration was conditional on safety testing that the EPA said should be completed by December 2004. Only, as the latest memo points out, the study, when it was done (long after 2004), was inadequate in demonstrating that clothianidin does not pose a threat to honeybees. Unfortunately, with the EPA's failure to ensure clothianidin's safety before allowing its use on corn and canola, it fell to beekeepers to discover why their bees were dying, and how the EPA allowed clothianidin on the market.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

DHA in infant formula: experimenting with children's health?, Jan 1, 2011

Martek Biosciences has an interesting array of products, but perhaps the most controversial offering from Martek, and the likely reason for its handsome price, is the infant formula additives DHA and ARA. These substances exist in human breast milk, so the logic of adding them to infant formula may seem sound. Anyone who has ever had to purchase infant formula can attest to the massive cost, and thus massive market potential, of being involved in this health sector. But critics are concerned that since it's not ethically possibly to study food additives in infants, we have no idea what the long-term impact of such potent supplementation will be.

Further conflating the potential for controversy, Martek invested significant resources to get the FDA's seal of approval for the infant formula additives. Infant health groups put up loud protest, but in the end the FDA ruled in Martek's favor. Many opponents still contend that introducing DHA enhanced infant formula onto the open market is essentially a massive uncontrolled experiment on the youngest of the young.

The results of such post- market surveillance is often written in gruesome headlines after unfixable harms have already occurred.

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GMOs in Food

FoodConsumer, Dec. 10, 2010

Currently Commercialized GM Crops in the

Number in parentheses represents the estimated percentage that is genetically modified.

Soy (91%) Cotton (71%) Canola (88%) Corn (85%) Sugar Beets (90%) Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%) Alfalfa (at Supreme Court), Zucchini and Yellow Squash (small amount) Tobacco (Quest® brand)

Other Sources of GMOs:
• Dairy products from cows injected with the GM hormone rbGH
• Food additives, enzymes, flavorings, and processing agents, including the
sweetener aspartame (NutraSweet®) and rennet used to make hard cheeses
• Meat, eggs, and dairy products from animals that have eaten GM feed
• Honey and bee pollen that may have GM sources of pollen
• Contamination or pollination caused by GM seeds or pollen

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Food safety bill invokes Codex harmonization and grants FDA authority to police food safety of foreign nations

By Mike Adams
December 29th, 2010
(NaturalNews) Of all the talk about S.510, virtually no one has actually read the language in the bill -- especially not those lawmakers who voted for it. The more you read from this bill, the more surreal it all becomes. For example, did you know there's a global FDA power grab agenda hidden in the Food Safety Modernization Act? Keep reading and I'll quote text straight out of the bill itself.

Section 305 is entitled "BUILDING CAPACITY OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS WITH RESPECT TO FOOD SAFETY" and it gives the FDA authority to set up offices in foreign countries and then dictate the food safety plans of foreign governments. It says, specifically, on page 217 of the bill (

(a) IN GENERAL. - The Secretary shall establish offices of the Food and Drug Administration in foreign countries selected by the Secretary.

It then goes on to say:

(a) The Secretary shall, not later than 2 years of the date of enactment of this Act, develop a comprehensive plan to expand the technical, scientific, and regulatory food safety capacity of foreign governments, and their respective food industries, from which foods are exported to the United States.

Huh? The FDA is now going to run the food safety programs of foreign governments? Look out, world: I'm from the FDA and I'm here to help!

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