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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Food We Eat is Safe-Just Another Government Lie?



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One of the Biggest Government Lies: “The Food We Eat is Safe”

The FDA didn’t perform any kind of testing in regards to rBST. FDA official John Scheid admitted to the Associated Press that the agency based their approval simply on a summary provided by Monsanto.

Former FDA veterinarian Richard Burroughs, who was a lead reviewer in this hormone’s approval process, said the drug “was approved prematurely without adequate information”… and that “the whole rBST thing was bad science and bad regulation.”

The European Union even investigated the FDA’s faulty approval process and concluded that the hormone’s safety had never been proved.

Canadian scientists also analyzed the FDA’s approval process and wrote a lengthy and scathing report. If you google “Gaps Analysis Report”, you can read it online.

Unless it’s labeled organic or “rBST free”, everything in the dairy section of your grocery store, including yogurt and cheese, probably includes milk from cows injected with this hormone.

Unfortunately, milk is just the tip of the iceberg.

With the help of the FDA, GMOs have spread throughout our food supply. It’s virtually everywhere.

Why would the FDA put Americans at risk?

Well, it turns out the Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the FDA in 1993 had strong links to Monsanto. He had worked for the company, before joining the FDA.

In fact, after helping secure the approval of rBST, he went back to Monsanto to work as its Vice President for public policy.

Today, he’s once again at the FDA, working closely with the Obama administration on food safety.

Well, once you understand the strong link between government and big corporations that produce GM food, the answer is not exactly a surprise.

But that doesn’t make it any less disturbing.

Big corporations, lobbyists and politicians will do anything to keep you in the dark. Why? Because there’s big money involved. That’s the cold truth of our food supply.

If word gets out that genetically modified foods are potentially dangerous, the food companies’ billions of dollars in profits will be in SERIOUS jeopardy.

The genetically modified crop market is huge. In the last decade alone, Monsanto, which controls 90% of the market, has made more than $116 billion in sales.

And they use a lot of that money to make sure nobody will interfere with their business.

For example, in recent years they have spent over $52 million in lobbying to make sure they get the most favorable legislation possible.

And that has paid off… as the New York Times said, “the White House worked behind the scenes to help Monsanto get the regulations that it wanted.

For years, polls have shown that about 93% of Americans support the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms.

But the biotech industry, with the help of the FDA, has decided that we don't need to know when there are potentially harmful ingredients in our food. So, GM foods are not required to carry identifying labels.

We are being denied the fundamental right to know what's in our food - a right that more than 50 other nations, including China and Russia, offer their citizens.

It’s estimated that 70% of processed foods contains genetically modified organisms. But because of the lack of labels, Americans have no clue.


Additional goodies you’ll find useful… I found this site through a Consumer Reports newsletter I receive each month. The site helps you find titles to stream from either Netflix or Amazon. It can also be a great tool when you are trying decide which service is best for you and your family.


Small Gardens

I don't have space for a big garden. I just use a small portion of my patio. Last year, my garden supply center had a great deal on broken bags of potting soil, so I bought six of them. I set them out on my patio and cut a few slits in the bottom and a hole in the top. I planted tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers in the bags. I watered them just like I would normally and had a mini-veggie garden!

Video: Barter Smarter
When cash is scarce, more and more folks are going back in time to the barter system, trading goods and services for the things they need. This week, The Ultimate Cheapskate gives us his best bartering tips and tricks!


17 Clever Food Storage Tricks

If you’re like most of us, building your food storage out can be a daunting proposition. Not only can it be costly, but it also requires figuring out what kind of food to store, when it needs to be rotated, how much to buy per person, and more.

One of the biggest hang-ups of them all though, is WHERE to keep your food storage. Many of us live in smaller footprints as it is, without trying to cram in several months’ worth of food somewhere (or we just have so much junk it’s practically spilling out of our houses!).

Even so, with a little creativity, there are likely some additional places you can store food in your home, no matter what your living situation is.   Click here to find out what they are.        


Take a peek at Cam Mather’s ‘Sensible Prepper’ site – he got started about the same time I did in the late 1990s in terms of becoming more self reliant…You’ll find plenty of useful resources.

FINALLY, according to John Williams of, if honest numbers were used they would show that U.S. GDP growth has been continuously negative since 2005. There are many of us, myself included, who do not trust government numbers for employment or other economic numbers…which ultimately could mean another economic downturn is headed our way.

Stay alert my friends!

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1 comment:

DAR said...

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