Sugar Is The Enemy, Not Fat, But You Would Never Know It If You Listened To The FDA It has long been known that sugar, not fat was the prime culprit in driving obesity. Why then has it been ignored for so long? For those of us old enough to remember the original food pyramid, the one with a cautious note on fats and oils at the very top, “Use sparingly,” with a massive base of breads, cereals and grains advising 6-11 servings a day(!),… Read the rest
If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” –Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 In this day and age, we are so very fond of our apocalypse tales. From zombies to meteors to tidal waves to alien invasions–it’s almost as if we can’t wait for the end of the world to arrive.… Read the rest
Congress’ latest outrage: toxic chemical safe levels decided not by science, but by lobbyists There are certain people we entrust with certain decisions. You have a financial advisor for your money questions. You wouldn’t ask the guy pumping your gas for stock tips. And when it comes to our health and physical well-being, most of us would probably agree that our questions are best answered by scientists and doctors.… Read the rest
Psychiatrists and other doctors were "trained" to dispense dangerous, unfounded and ineffective medications like Pez, somehow believing that since they were used with tremendous frequency, they must somehow both work and be a reasonable substitute for safe, effective, less profitable, but more time-consuming treatment of depression, obsession, panic, anxiety, grief and both normal and disturbed childhood.
Bayer AG sold HIV-tainted drugs to Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, knowing full well that it had already created a heating process that would prevent the transmission of HIV through the product for more fortunate first world children. And worst of all, this was no accident, or just some corporate malfeasance that can be prosecuted. Our taxpayer funded FDA approved this sale, signing off on this odious deal. And while no officials at Bayer or at the FDA have ever been prosecuted for these crimes against humanity, officials on the receiving end of Bayer’s largesse have.
According to doctors like Dr Rima, when the doctor hands you a prescription, urged on, of course, by the pretty/handsome young and appealing drug rep, you are the buying end of a deadly industry, no matter what the marketing says about medical wisdom, science-based medicine and the like. You are a cash cow and, frankly, the sicker you are, the better for the pharmaceutical dairy farmers milking you.
John Oliver Gets It Right: Big Pharma is Ruthless and Dangerous: But Why are WE Making Them Rich? As he often does, John Oliver nailed Big Pharma’s illogic and greed in a hilarious/horrifying look at the deceit and mean-spirited-ness of an industry we persist in seeing as benign and public spirited because we are willing to be gulled by advertising and trust the pharmaceutical shill class: physicians.… Read the rest
The Growing Weight of Glyphosate Toxicity Katy Agruiera Weeds are tough; they grow everywhere, competing for water and nutrients with crops. If left alone, they proliferate and take over. Anyone who tries to keep a neat, green lawn can tell you that weeds are a threat to that endeavor. Any farmer will tell you that weeds present a challenge to producing the food we eat.… Read the rest
The FDA announced that it will develop plans to monitor the presence of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world, in foods sometime soon. Calling the issue “sensitive”, the Agency declined to offer specifics but said that monitored foods would “include soybeans, corn, milk, and eggs among other potential foods” according to FDA spokesperson Lauren Sucher. More than 92% of all corn grown in the US and 94% of all soybeans are GMO* along with sugar beets, rice, rape (canola) seed, potatoes, cotton (seed oil used in food), papaya, eggplant, okra and more.… Read the rest