Sunday, April 28, 2013

    Ending Monsanto’s Food Paradigm
We are at the forefront of a tremendous shift, a food revolution, if you will, taking place across the entire food system.

Countermeasures are overtaking the toxic destruction of Monsanto and company each and every day, as consumers are waking up to the fact that they’ve been duped.

The master plan to annihilate nature and remix the genetic makeup of life itself is quickly being recognized and converted into a massive emergency effort to regain a foot-hold on our health and our environment.
This is more than just a health and environmental emergency. It is a matter of morality, in that science itself shows that we are on the verge of causing a man-made disaster and extinction of our natural species if Monsanto continues to arrogantly and foolishly re-engineer life on this planet. 

The Rubik’s cube remix of our genetic code, the very key to our existence, is causing a rapid destructive and mutant life force, never seen before in the history of science. It is taking up residence in the digestive system of our families and our animals.

The corn is registered as a pesticide because they engineer it to produce its own pesticide. It doesn’t stop producing even after production or consumption. It is wreaking havoc on our human and animal digestive systems.
Our health science community is reporting significant and clearly defined patterns of increased cancer, allergies, infertility, still birth, auto-immune and liver disorders, Autism and so much more.
There are answers and there are ways to combat this dangerous cycle.

Organic foods do not contain GMOs. Why are they expensive? Because they have to jump through the extensive hoops of certification to prove that they are producing crops free these dangerous contaminants.

In the long run, Organics are cheaper when you think about the damage GMO food does to your health and that of your family.

It’s your choice. Choose wisely. Vote with your dollar and contact your favorite products and ask them to stop using GMO ingredients. They will listen. They will respond. Thank you!
For more information and tips on how to avoid GMOs go to:



Saturday, July 30, 2011

Personal Responsibility…. Fault or Fiction?

We Americans have been living a lullaby of consumer comfort and easy bake answers. We have forgotten our survival skills and have taken for granted the perpetual feeding trough.

Our intuitive nature has dulled into the mild hum of complacency and blind trust in our providers.

We have put faith in a system of faulty mechanisms led by corporate profit and democratic lust.

History is in the works in such ways that we have crossed the threshold of reversibility that will forever alter the course of our existence from this point forward.

We have happened upon a time where all the laws of nature are being challenged. The genes of life are being scrambled and cellular barriers are being violated and intermingled to create new life forms never seen before in the history of this planet.

We’ve placed faith in our regulators and those we have paid to monitor the situation in our collective favor.

We have made a grave mistake and our trust has been misplaced and forsaken by those whose interest only serves their shares.

We have not seen a good return on our investment and our country is bankrupt in both morals and cash.

They have held us hostage in a paradigm of consumerism and the American Dream.
In the midst of our slumber we forgot to pay attention to those we’ve entrusted as our gatekeepers.

In the past couple of decades our food supply has changed dramatically in that a majority of it only resembles the food your grandma used to eat.

Profitability has driven a consumer environment that is void of culpability and nutrition in any appropriate sense of the word.

The overseers have mismanaged the codes of our very existence violating the patterns of life on a cellular level. They’ve fed it to the American public with the ease of a molester preying in the middle of the night.

 As much as 80 percent of our food supply is contaminated with the perpetual criss-cross of bacteria and virus mixed in a Rubik’s Cube of genetic versions from multiple crops and animals. 

Countries all over the world know that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) have not been tested safe for human or animal consumption.  They watch in absolute astonishment as we Americans consume ourselves into obesity and early graves. 

They are amazed at our complete disregard for our own survival and that of our children.

This is a façade of the most magnificent proportions with a price tag we cannot afford.
Since the inception of GMO products doctors have reported skyrocketing rates of allergies, auto-immune disorders, ADHD, asthma and autism.

In the past 20 years America has suffered from a:
  • ·        400 percent increase in allergies
  • ·        300 percent increase in asthma
  • ·        400 percent increase in ADHD
  • ·        An increase of between 1500 and 6000 percent in autism-spectrum disorders.  [1]  
Plus, we have the highest rates of cancer in the world!

Without proper labeling and testing of these new life forms, how can we be certain that they are not the cause? Why such resistance to informed consent?

Are we prepared to watch our children suffer disease and premature death from something so preventable? Our children are not guinea pigs. They trust us to protect them and provide for them. They don’t even see it coming, and neither do we.

The problem stands, that we have been cloaked in responsibility for our own health and wellbeing, while the integrity of our food supply has been destroyed by toxic contaminates and shady business practices.

Average Americans aren’t aware of how mindless consumption will ultimately affect the health of the entire nation and that of the world. They see their choices in limited perspective as they are seduced by pretty packages and chemical substitutes.

Self regulation and industry standards are suited for profit, valued over that of every human life. The corporate machine is programmed to strip the sustenance from its product until it remains a hollow form of what we used to call food.

How can you make a conscience choice when you aren’t even aware you have a choice? What is a viable choice when you can’t even pay the rent?

The subsidization and de-regulation of GMO crops have closed the doors on much of our global competitiveness. Half the world has banned our conventional food imports.
Industry has responded to global resistance often limiting GMO products to American markets, because they know we won’t ask what’s in it.  

The affordability of genetically whole food is out of reach for most Americans living pay check to pay check in order to sustain the most basic needs. 

They’ve played on our vulnerability and swindled us out of our common sense. They’ve bullied our farmers and made a mockery of our agricultural heritage. They’ve poisoned our food, our water and our minds with total disregard for human life and scientific integrity.

You cannot justify a reorder of genetic existence and then feed it to an entire population without their knowledge or consent. It is against the liberty of everything for which this country stands, one nation, under God, still indivisible…and there will be justice for all!!

Genetically Engineered Food Facts:
  • GE food has never been proven safe for human consumption; scientists have no idea what it will do to people who eat it.  There is a significant body of scientific evidence that has proven serious human health risks associated with it. 
  • As far as U.S. regulatory agencies are concerned, if a biotech company says its products are safe, that is enough for approval.
  • Genetically engineered food is not labeled in the United States. At the same time, more than 40 countries have either banned GE food outright or have laws requiring the labeling of it—giving citizens in those countries the freedom to choose not to eat it. [2]
Other Resources:
Institute for responsible technology -
Center for Food Safety -

More articles by April Scott

April is a seasoned researcher, reporting on the state of our food affairs. She studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and works to educate the public and her clients about natural health and healing through nutrition and a balanced whole- food based diet.  She is the owner of Healthy Transitions, helping children and families learn how to live disease free, while developing healthy eating habits that are easy to maintain.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Where’s Superman When You Need Him?

We  learned in our early years that Superman never gave up, even with kryptonite in hand. We may not have super hero strength, but we Americans must find our will.

Our strength and our sense of American pride has been damaged by recent developments within the confines of corporate greed and agricultural terrorism.  Corporate America has commercialized our lives, contaminated our food supply and sold us a new way of thinking, consuming, behaving and living.

Mindless consumption habits have established themselves so deeply that they are rooted in the modern American psyche.  

We’ve become a society of blind consumers who are perpetually victimized by propaganda in service of the master manipulator chasing the corporate buck . We have been manipulated into accepting false food products cloaked in a nutritional façade and rolled in sugar.

An incredible act of greed and deception has been committed against the will and liberty of the people. Outside the bio-tech circle, many Americans are still under the false assumption that they are consuming the same foods they grew up with.

Bio-techies have made a presumptuous and devastating decision for all of us and we will all pay the price, as will all infinitive future generations. For they know very well, he who controls the food controls the world.

We, being the collective unit of this country, are malnourished in the sense that we have been ingesting that which is devoid of value and nutrition. One in three children are now obese, not because we’re over feeding them, quite  the  contrary we are under feeding them. They are suffering from malnutrition because the food supply is void of valuable sustenance.

It has been determined, based on the health of our newest generations, that they will suffer significant decrease in their life span. For the first time in history, by and large, parents will see their children die from malnutrition related diseases before the child reaches middle age.

Unlabeled transgenic food has been infiltrated into our diet without our knowledge or consent. This is the first generation that has been primarily GMO raised. Nearly 80-percent of industrial food products contain GMO ingredients.

Our children are being fed without question of corporate intent or consequences. Malnutrition is the direct result of corporate greed and mindless mass consumption.

Our soil is toxic and stripped of nutrients. Our honey bees are near extinction and our leaders continue to choose profits over life. We have been robbed and mislead; still there are large proportions of society that remain totally unaware of the vast agricultural devastation we are experiencing as we sit on the sidelines as corporate slaves.

What you consume physically, mentally and spiritually manifests itself. The health of our being is greatly dependent on what we take in from the environment and how we digest. This is our process, our development and our manifestation.

An incredible act of bravery and mass recognition has to arise in order to overcome what seems inevitable. It has become a serious matter of self preservation as we teeter on the verge of a mighty breakdown within the self serving confines of consumer protections and public health. Wake up and smell the kryptonite there Superman! The world is starving!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

An Open Letter to You

We find ourselves at a particular juncture, a fork in the road, where history allows us a perfect opportunity to benefit from 20/20 hindsight without the detriment  of looking back 15 years down the road to an inevitable agricultural devastation.

In our recent past, many of those opportune moments have remained un-seized as proud and arrogant leaders forged ahead without the sense God gave a rock. That hindsight is notably present at this point in history and commands our attention to call it by its given name, be it common sense.

 It is high time that we give the foolish and dim-witted bio-techies a taste of their own poison. It is time that we refuse to feed toxic chemicals to our children. It is time that we stop contaminating our food, our earth and our children.

Our farmers have been bullied and hushed into a corner with GMO subsidies while corporations and regulatory agencies have turned a blind eye for a whole lotta cash. They relieved themselves of any culpability when they gave corporations rights exceeding those of every American. 

It is an inexcusable travesty of justice when the interests of corporate dollars are valued over the life of even one child, much less that of a nation and the entire world. Where does man fail, but when he does not heed the call of innocents, but instead perpetuates the suffering of generations? For the love of money shall not endure your soul dear sirs!!

Round up your followers and call your nation into resistance, like that of their weeds that do not die! Our food, our lives, our future and our sustainability as a human race depends on this moment in time and the clarity of your voice. It is time to be heard! 

It is time to withhold your power and recall your dollar in reclamation of your humanity! Hear the call oh sensibility! Be it that these are the days of darkness and we have been bestowed silos of rubble upon our Amber Waves of Grain; we have been fed an army of insignificant and hollow promises in the name of sustenance! Take back and reclaim your land of freedom and fruitful liberty! Escape your board of strapless bondage and forego the voices of yourselves as you peer later upon what you choose to ignore now. 

They have genetically altered nearly every seed, telling you it’s the same as grandma used to make, yet they have not produced any significant scientific guarantees of our safety, nor that of our agricultural heritage.  
Is it sensible in any definition to manipulate and rearrange the very cells and genetic codes of our existence, in violation of every process of which life depends?  All intelligent beings know clearly that every living cell of this planet is interconnected with every level of our existence. You don’t have to be a brilliant scientist to catch on to that.

Please for a moment, if you would, imagine our forefathers, your grandfathers, and their grandfathers… all here now, knowing that we’ve allowed massive manipulation to the very structure of life? Mix it up with the genetic existence of other kingdoms and life forms, add large amounts of toxic poisons and feed it to the entire world. What do you think they would say? 

They didn’t have all of the propaganda feeding them incessantly through every orifice of their body. They didn’t have the barrage of voices telling them what to think, what to eat and whom to be. They sowed their seeds by the blood of their brows. They worked harder on the backs of our American Dream than anyone cares to imagine! They cared about their communities, died for their land and our freedom.   We may have come a long way since then, but we certainly have forgotten some valuable lessons of the past, as far as our future is concerned. 

Hear the cries of your forefathers and future generations of our children! It is we, it is now. It is life altered on every level of humanity and existence.  If we allow them to carry forth their genetic revolution unquestioned and unexamined we will reap what we sow and it will become our destiny, as we have allowed it to come forth and devour our children. 

A corporation has no need for sleep, it does not lie idly awake nights thinking of its carnage. It is only the life of which we have given it claim. It is we that must deny it life and refuse its poisonous seed. Take back your father’s land and sow the seed of your grandfather’s hand and we shall all reap what we sow!!

A grass roots effort must begin in our home towns and communities to overcome complete genetic alteration. We must reestablish a local connection to our food supply. With deregulation of GE Alfalfa, we have very little time to regain our footing before conventional and organic crops are contaminated and ultimately extinct. With the swiftness of wind and wildlife, our agricultural heritage will be quickly depleted along with our choice for anything pure or pesticide free.  

“One week before Roundup Ready alfalfa was deregulated, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the House Committee on Agriculture, where Chairmen Frank Lucas (R-Oklahoma) led a charge to press the USDA to fully deregulate the alfalfa. A political action committee and individuals associated with Monsanto donated $11,000 to Lucas' campaign last year, and Lucas has received $1,247,844 from the agribusiness industry during his political career, according to watchdog site Since 1999, the top 50 companies holding agricultural or food patents have spent more than $572 million in campaign contributions and lobbying efforts, according to a report released last year.”[1]

The Center for Food Safety needs your support and attention to this very important matter of national food security.

Please contact your legislators and let them know you will not vote along GMO party lines!

Thank you for all of your efforts and courage!

Non-GMO Shopping Guide Non-GMO Shopping Guide

1.     Why Monsanto always wins – Truth-out

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bisphenol A - Political Hell Freezes Over


(SALEM, Ore.) - On January 16th, 2010, the US Food and Drug Administration finally hopped ship in a last ditch effort to save what’s left of their plastic boat. It was hardly a rush to reckless abandonment in the wake of mounting toxic bisphenol glaciers shining brightly as beacons in the night.

Both the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health and the FDA announced they “have some concern about the potential effects of bisphenol A on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children."

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that has been present in many hard plastic bottles and aluminum food and beverage cans since the 1960's (FDA). What they are not telling you is that BPA is also a synthetic estrogen and notable endocrine disrupter.

As the boiling pot of controversy has mounted, so have the growing cries of our scientific community outside their handful of economically influenced lackeys.

Log onto to view the following notable scientific studies:

Experiments with mice show that exposure during pregnancy to very low doses of bisphenol A scrambles the chromosomes of their daughters' fertilized embryos, ie., the pregnant females' grandchildren.

Experiments with rats demonstrate that low level exposure to bisphenol A during fetal growth causes breast cancer in adults.

Thirty-eight of the world's leading scientific experts on bisphenol A have warned policy-makers of potential adverse health effects of exposure to the widespread molecule used to make plastics and food can lining.
Low level BPA exposure stimulates rapid reproduction of breast cancer cells.Watch it happen:

Slowly, our FDA has been backed into a corner of admission and submission. The mountains of substantiated evidence of BPA’s adverse health affects can no longer be ignored behind self serving lobbyist dollars and political shanties.

A group of chemical manufacturers, toy makers and retailers sued the city of San Francisco after the city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a 2006 ordinance prohibiting the sale, distribution and manufacturing of children’s products containing BPA, along with other dangerous chemicals.

Other plaintiffs were the American Chemistry Council, California Retailers Association, California Grocers Association and Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. Corporate dollars once again took precedence over public health.

Approximately 7-8 billion pounds of BPA are produced annually. BPA can be found in almost all Americans. FDA released estimates saying they suspect 100 percent of Americans are exposed due to vast use of BPA plastics in everything from coating for children's teeth to prevent cavities, metal food can liners, plastic food containers, baby bottles, water bottles, juice, milk and water containers, microwave “safe” ovenware and eating utensils and much, much more. Revenue from BPA based products is estimated to be over $700,000 per hour*. It’s your money and your life.

Note what FDA did not say. They did not make any statement to suggest any exercise of federal power over manufacturers or distributors by way of a ban. They simply made a cautionary announcement to inform the public of this “concern”.

Can we agree that it will take years, if not generations to clear the product base from the store shelves and warehouses? Note the lack of FDA effort to make an official stance where it counts. They’ve been aware of the scientific data for decades. They are giving manufacturers ample opportunity to move their toxic product, while they spend countless more years and public funds to research and attempt to invalidate what they already know to be true.

The poisoning of Americans has become evident and justified through free choice and free flow of the almighty dollar. Business has become blind to the needs of the consumer; we no longer have a face, nor their respect.

Your dollar is their power. Your knowledge is your defense. Every time you make a purchase you cast a vote.Think about it. Are you going to assist them in moving their toxic products during the government stall to meaningful legislation?

Cancer is a corporate by-product. I’m tired of hearing people say it. I can always predict by the look on their face… “Oh well, everything gives you cancer.” It’s the corporate cop-out. That’s what they want you to say.

Your purchases prove that they can sell you anything. They know you don’t care where your food comes from. They know that you don’t want to know. Just feed me. It’s the epoch of instant gratification.

For those of you who haven’t surrendered yourselves to such atrocities, there are some viable alternatives like:
  • Get rid of all of your plastic containers, especially containers imprinted with the recycling number 7, as many of those contain BPA. You can put them to good use storing non-food items. Replace your plastic with clear glass. Made in the USA glass is safest due to lead, mercury and cadmium contaminates found in some foreign glass. There are several 
    BPA free options available in stores if you must harbor plastic. Look for the label “BPA Free”.
  • Stop heating plastic in the microwave! I see this at work all day long. The BPA leaches into your food. Use glassware whenever possible.
  • Stop eating out of cans, at least until manufacturers get the picture that they’re not allowed to poison their customers. You can help by contacting them and voicing your concerns about BPA in their products. Your favorite products have a phone number on the label. Call them. Tell them it’s only 2 cents more (we’ll pay four!) to manufacture non-BPA canned products according to Eden Foods who marketed the first canned foods without BPA. The exception to this is tomato sauce. Tomato based products emit the highest levels of BPA due to their acidic nature. Manufacturers have yet to utilize BPA-free packaging of canned tomato-based products. I purchase all of my tomato and marinara sauces in glass jars. Depending on the type, you can spice it up to create any of your favorite red sauce dishes.
  •  Love your kids. Pack their lunch. Remember, most school lunches come in cans.
    At first, yes, there will be some resistance for you and for them, but you will quickly recognize behavioral and physical improvements in your children when you begin
    to cleanse their diet of chemical toxins. It’s worth the time!
  •  Be sure your child’s plastic toys, especially infant toys say “BPA Free” on the label. Again, the FDA has some concerns about bisphenol A’s affects the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses,infants, and young children.

As recent as 2008 the FDA claimed BPA was safe, but gave consumers tips on how to reduce exposure. The FDA panel's unbiased opinions were called into question when reports surfaced in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the head of the panel took a $5 million donation from a manufacturer who maintains BPA is safe.

The FDA’s credibility has no validity, as they have seemingly accepted a myriad of corporate bribes by allowing food manufacturers and chemical companies to corner the market on the poisoning of America. It is a false sense of security to place trust in government regulation to protect your health. The FDA appears to serve the corporate dollar even as the Titanic is sinking. Their recent jump into the lifeboat of admission only reveals how dire the situation must be.

America the Munchausen Mama

April Scott
See the complete article with reference links and an audio version at:

(SALEM, Ore.) - The most important job in the world is being a mother. There is nothing more satisfying that raising a child, knowing that even though you’ve made mistakes, overall you did your best. You loved them, guided them and nurtured them into well adjusted adults. 

It’s the job of a mother and I wouldn’t trade it for all the money in the world. I wouldn’t neglect that responsibility, put her safety in jeopardy or provide any sort of misguidance in sabotage of her development. I would never purposely lie to her or hurt her. You couldn’t pay me enough money. I would go to any extent to protect her, because that’s what a mama does for her children. It never changes, regardless of their age. At least that is the way it’s supposed to be.

I’ve learned in life, nothing is the way it’s supposed to be, nor is it what it seems.  It is foolish to believe that the world works that way. There are too many elements and control factors going on behind the scenes that we can’t possible have anything, but a limited concept of reality.

A child is a product of their environment. We become what we consume, both nutritionally and intellectually. We are a collective manifestation of our consumption habits. You’ve heard it before, you are what you eat. If Garbage in, then garbage out. 

We are so busy and intentionally distracted keeping pace and surviving that we don’t take the time to reflect on the details, the ingredients, the ingredients that make up our food, as well as our daily lives.

Within the barrage of media stimulation we forget to think and act for ourselves. The line blurs and dulls the natural inclination to protect ourselves from harm.

Powerful, unseen forces are at work within the American food industry that are far beyond our control or conceptualization as individuals. We are nearly powerless to define it, much less confront it, lest we become overwhelmed and overtaken by the mere strength and convolution of it all. 

It’s kind of how a child feels when it knows that it must submit to an excessively authoritarian parent. The best survival tactic, they soon learn, is to shut up and smile. Eventually they become complacent and unaware of just how entangled they are in the delusion of safety and false reality.

We, like our children, are in absolute danger of responding through the hand of complacency. America, like a mother, is accountable to the entire world through our righteous indignation in pursuit of global superiority. 

Taking into account this inherent responsibility, I falsely imagined this concept would be diligently safeguarded by all means. America has fallen short of expectations with regard to the length it will go to possess the almighty dollar in sacrifice of life and liberty of each and everyone of it’s citizen, and all of that pass by mother liberty for safe harbor.

America feeds the world and in a sense, she is the global mother. Until recently, she bore a proud past of agriculture and innovation, coupled with an absolute determination to build something great, something lasting.

We have entrusted our safety to those that have other interests at heart. Profit is the heart of American industry, without concern for its casualties.

Corporations are legally bound to their shareholders to attain the largest profits possible. That means they are continually looking for ways to cut corners, using the cheapest ingredients available. Buyer beware doesn’t even begin to cover it. The food industry is a prime example of putting profit before humanity. 

Money is not more important than human life, not more important than the life of a child. You can call me naïve, you could say I don’t have any concept of the big picture. Sacrifices have to be made for the greater good. What is the greater good, if not in the best interest of our children?

The modern American child has no real notion of nutrition, much less a majority of adults. I thought I knew. I thought the fact that I was feeding her a well balanced diet, containing something from the fruit and veggie group, meat group, grain and dairy group meant I had it covered. 

Sure, I read labels. I paid attention to salt and sugar content, fat content, and of course vitamins and minerals. Trans fats were avoided and calories were observed. Like most Americans, I didn’t really read the ingredients, I didn’t know how to pronounce them, I figured they knew what they were doing. I trusted they wouldn’t put anything in there they wouldn’t eat themselves or feed their own families. 

A mother who slowly poisons her child by adding minor amounts of chemicals to his/her food over a period of time is diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome. She is motivated by attention and America by the money. Think I’m reaching? Lets illustrate.

Bleached and Enriched Flour
In Modern Bread, The Broken Staff of Life, Dr. Elmer Cranton M.D., graduate of Harvard Medical School, exposed the flour bleaching process. He explains that flour is treated with a “chemical bleach, similar to Clorox to make bread a brighter white”. “The bleaching process leaves residues of toxic chlorinated hydrocarbons and dioxins.” “That toxic residue causes nervousness and seizures in animals.” His article points out that experiments reported in a major British medical journal, The Lancet, showed that “dogs fed exclusively on white bread died of malnutrition within two months. Dogs similarly fed only bread made with stone-ground, whole-wheat flour lived indefinitely in good health“.

Dr. Cranton says that when grain is made into refined white flour, more than 30 essential nutrients are largely removed. Only four nutrients are added back in a process called "enrichment." He says, “using this same logic, if a person were robbed of 30 dollars and the thief then returned 4 dollars to his victim for cab fare home, then that person should be considered "enriched" by 4 dollars, not robbed of 26 dollars.”

In addition, Dr. Cranston reports that only vitamins B1, B2, B3, and the iron are added back. Nutrients which are removed and not returned, include 44% of the vitamin E, 52% of the pantothenic acid, 65% of the folic acid, 76% of the biotin, 84% of the vitamin B6, and half or more of 20 minerals and trace elements, including magnesium, calcium, zinc, chromium, manganese, selenium, vanadium, and copper. [1]

If you dig deeper you’ll find that Alloxan is one of the main active ingredients used in the flour bleaching process. Scientists have known for years that alloxan causes diabetes; in fact, they feed in to lab animals to give them diabetes in order to test the drug.  How does alloxan cause diabetes? Dr. Hari Sharma's Freedom from Disease, explains how alloxan causes diabetes. “The uric acid derivative initiates free radical damage to DNA in the beta cells of the pancreas causing the cells to malfunction and die.”[2]

Bisphenol A
On January 16th, 2010 both the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health and the FDA announced they “have some concern about the potential effects of Bisphenol A on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children.” 

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that has been present in many hard plastic bottles and aluminum food and beverage cans since the 1960’s. BPA is also a synthetic estrogen and notable endocrine disrupter. That’s right, gentlemen. Tell me how do you feel about being force fed female sex hormones? It’s in all of your canned food products at varying levels, with the limited exception of Eden Foods and few other obscure brands. 

Dr. Fred Vom Saal, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, released a study reporting that BPA exposure alters the way your cells function at extremely low exposure levels. It damages the male reproductive system, causes brain damage, prostrate cancer and breast cancer.He measured BPA levels in several popular canned food products including tuna, tomato sauce and peas. Food was removed and the cans were filled with ultra purified water and allowed to sit for 24 hours. The ‘canned’ water was then added to human breast cancer cells causing rapid cell reproduction.[2] (watch video below)

Lisa Frack, a concerned mother, testified in favor of SB 1032 before of the Oregon State Senate. It would have phased out BPA from all reusable food and beverage containers intended for children under 3, including baby bottles and sippy cups. BPA from formula cans and baby food jars would have also been phased out.

Lisa’s testimony reminded us that the FDA assigned the very same level of concern to fetal exposure to amphetamines as they have to Bisphenol A”. The Oregon Legislature did not pass Senate Bill 1032 .Revenue from BPA based products is estimated to be over $700,000 per hour. [5]
Money, money, money...

High Fructose Corn Syrup
Mercury is used to separate the corn from the corn starch to make High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

In January 2009, The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy released a study finding 50 percent of tested popular food products were positive for mercury contamination from HFCS, according to a study in the scientific journal, Environmental Health.

A separate study was also issued earlier by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) detecting mercury in nearly one-third of 55 popular brand name products. They looked at food and beverage products where High Fructose Corn Syrup is the first or second highest labeled ingredient—including products by Quaker, Hershey’s, Kraft and Smucker’s. [6]

High fructose corn syrup is used as a sweetener in beverages and foods such as breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soups and condiments. On average, it is estimated that Americans consume about 45 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup per year.

"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.”

Seventeen of the fifty-five products tested contained more than detectable levels of mercury.

Those products were:
Quaker Oatmeal to Go bars Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauce, Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce, Nutri-Grain Strawberry Cereal Bars, Manwich Gold Sloppy Joe, Market Pantry Grape Jelly, Smucker's Strawberry Jelly Pop-Tarts Frosted Blueberry, Hunt's Tomato Ketchup, Wish-Bone Western Sweet & Smooth Dressing, Coca-Cola Classic: (no mercury found on a second test) Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt, Minute Maid Berry Punch, Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink, Nesquik Chocolate Milk and Kemps Fat Free Chocolate Milk

Genetically Modified Foods
An estimated 75 to 80 percent of our processed foods contain some form of genetically modified (GM) ingredients. Many GMs are in the form of  inorganic sugar, corn and soy.

Organic standards prohibit GMO contamination.Many consumers don’t understand the process used to develop genetically modified crops.  It involves a careful re-configuration of genes combining e-coli bacteria, soil bacteria and in many cases the cauliflower mosaic virus that causes tumors in plants. They add an antibiotic gene and then artificially force the new genetic combination into plant cells using several gene invasion techniques.[9] (watch video below)

The cells of the bacteria and virus combine and invade the cells of the plant to the point that our food can now be referred to as transgenic.

The seeds are designed to be Round Up Ready and now the same company that produces the pesticide, also produces the seed. Some crops even produce their own insecticide, in fact, bt corn, produces a bacterial toxin. The corn itself is actually registered as an insecticide.

In the documentary ‘Seeds of Deception’ we see then Vice President George Bush Sr. on a field trip to the Monsanto plant. Earnestly, he splices a few genes and then, Monsanto executives complain about difficulties getting around FDA regulation, so Bush advises them to call him because “we’re in the de-reg business”. [9]

Later George becomes president and we see his Vice President, Dan Quayle announcing that there would be no regulation of Genetically Modified Foods outside the normal over-site received by other products.

FDA scientists were outraged, pointing out the lack of testing and serious health effects reported in lab animals. So George hired Monsanto’s Sr. Attorney and created a position for him within the FDA.

Now GMs are categorized as “Generally Recognized As Safe” and “substantially equivalent to other foods”, so they require no testing or labeling.

Animal studies reported that GM foods caused stunted growth, impaired immune systems, bleeding stomachs, abnormal and potentially pre-cancerous cell growth in the intestines, impaired blood cell development, misshaped cell structures in the liver, pancreas and testicles, altered gene expression and cell metabolism, liver and kidney lesions, partially atrophied livers, inflamed kidneys, less developed organs, reduced digestive enzymes, higher blood sugar, inflamed lung tissue, increased death rates and higher offspring mortality as well.[10]

Twenty-five countries require labeling of GM food. The ‘GE Right To Know Act’ has yet to decided upon by Congress. [11]
Transparency, hope and change somehow escaped Obama’s mind in support of a worldwide ban on the labeling of GMs.  In February, he appointed Islam Diddiqui (former Monsanto lobbyist) as chief agricultural negotiator.

Now, USDA and FDA released a position paper opposing labeling for genetically modified food. The U.S. claims that letting consumers know whether or not GM/GE products are contained in food is “false, misleading, or deceptive.”

Have our regulatory agencies sold us out to corporate America, allowing them to experiment on us and our children and the entire planet via our food?

I see it worse than a bad plotted science fiction movie, that appears to be slowing destroying all real creation with little drops of poison and mutant organisms. But maybe I’ve watched too much T.V.

Nevertheless, organic food is looking better than ever. Cost and all. By all means, considering all of this is just a drop in the bucket, if we as a nation continue to feed our children like we do,  might we conclude Munchausen syndrome?

See the complete article with reference links and an audio version at:

See the Non- GMO Shopping Guide - from Center For Food Safety and The Institute for Responsible Technology

[1] Dr. Elmer Cranton - Modern Bread, The Broken Staff of Life
[4] Dr. Fred Vom Saal, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri on Fox News Video
[5] Bisphenol A - Political Hell Freezes Over - April Scott

Saturday, February 19, 2011

US One of Top Five Food Safety Violators (Mar-14-2010 23:34) 
April Scott
Findings based on contamination levels collected between 2003 and 2008 identified China as the number one food safety threat.
(LONDON / SALEM) - A new global monitoring tool identifies the United States as one of the top five worst food safety offenders in the world. We take rank with China, Turkey, Iran, and Spain.
This extensive integrated network was designed by Kingston University researchers to offer an instant snapshot of the state of food safety around the world.
The rankings were established through electronic tracking of countries that issue the most food safety alerts and those that produce the greatest number of faulty or contaminated foods.
Findings based on contamination levels collected between 2003 and 2008 identified China as the number one food safety threat.
The comprehensive system was unveiled in February at a meeting of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
All countries collectively issue tens of thousands of food alerts each year, say the developers. This creates an urgent need to filter the enormous body of information to highlight where to place concentrated efforts. They reported that the program would help countries identify food safety transgressors and process a high volume of recall data.
"With increased international trade, the right of the citizen to an adequate diet emphasizes the importance of coherent government responses to food safety and security", reports say.
The interactive tool allows users to quickly access global food safety information with a wide range of report patterns. Graphs allow users to see food safety patterns and compare them to those of other countries.
Professor Declan Naughton, one of the system's developers, told Medical News that the new program is unrivaled in its ability to analyze food safety data. "No other system can reflect the complexity of this information in a snapshot form," he said. "It can be particularly helpful to developing countries new to food testing because information is easy to access and available in minutes."
Researchers say they recognized a growing need for the program because of wide variations in food safety monitoring in developed and undeveloped countries. The site explains that weekly food alerts and recalls can provide vital information for immediate response.
The system generates comprehensive information to assess long-term patterns and trends that can help countries formulate plans of action.
Naughton believes the model could have even broader applications. "We'd like to develop the tool to create an international alert system that will provide real time information about emerging patterns and problems."
Developers report that their system was developed to aid the Beijing Declaration on food safety and security that was signed by over fifty countries to help build a comprehensive program for monitoring food safety and security on behalf of their citizens.
The tool is available online at: Food alert networks
Full Report: Network Analytical Tool for Monitoring Global Food Safety Highlights China
Sources: Nepusz T, Petróczi A, Naughton DP: Network analytical tool for monitoring global food safety highlights China. PLoS ONE 4(8):e6680, 2009. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006680.