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4 Proofs The FDA Does Not Care About Your Health

Anthony Gucciardi
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February 10th, 2012
Updated 11/05/2012 at 2:52 pm
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The stated mission of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to protect and promote public health through the regulation of everything from food products to pharmaceutical drugs. Based on the agency’s actions (or perhaps their severe lack of real action) however, it is quite apparent that this government organization has a blatant disregard for your health and is most certainly not in the business of ‘promoting’ health. Here are 4 ways in which the FDA has gone against public health and safety.

1. FDA Sits Back as You Consume Mercury in Your Food

The FDA, despite having full access to the studies that were heavily publicized even on mainstream media websites, apparently feels that carcinogenic mercury tainting the food supply is nothing to worry about. Found to be present in over a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products, research has shown that you are most likely consuming mercury if you consume processed food items or many beverage products. High-fructose corn syrup is a main carrier of the harmful element, which is especially concerning when you consider the fact that the average American consumed 37.8 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup in 2008!

Despite experts speaking out and calling on the FDA to come to the aid of the public, the FDA still does nothing.

“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. We are calling for immediate changes by industry and the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] to help stop this avoidable mercury contamination of the food supply,” the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Dr. David Wallinga, a co-author of both studies, said in a prepared statement.

2. FDA Pushes Unlabeled, Genetically Modified Salmon

Back in 2011, Congress took legal action against the approval of genetically modified salmon via blocking the FDA from approving it due to health concerns. Calling for further research, Congress listened to the warnings given by experts over the potential dangers of the genetically modified creation. Known as AquAdvantage, the creation process of the fish involves a combination of genomes taken from other fish. Using a gene from the pout fish to prevent freezing, and a growth gene from the Chinook salmon to bring forth faster growth, the engineered salmon is ‘enhanced’ to grow much faster.

One concern is that this genetically modified fish could escape from fish farms and threaten the very genetic code of salmon worldwide. What’s more, however, is that the FDA wouldn’t even require labeling of the GM salmon. This means you could be unknowingly consuming AquAdvantage salmon, thanks to the FDA completely ignoring the potential dangers and concerns of the public and experts alike.

3. FDA Allows Carcinogenic Aspartame to Invade Food Supply

The ubiquitous artificial sweetener aspartame is commonly found in gum products, diet sodas, and an increasingly large percentage of ‘sugar-free’ items. Aspartame has been found to wreak havoc on your body, with studies directly tying aspartame consumption to tumor growth.

One study in particular shed light on the cancer-causing effects of aspartame. Performed by researcher Victoria Innes-Brown, the study showed that of 48 rats experimented on, up to 67 percent of all female rats developed tumors roughly the size of golf balls or larger. The male population didn’t do too well either with 21 percent of the males developing similar cancerous growths. The FDA completely ignores this information and allows for aspartame to be consumed across the nation under the name of NutraSweet and Equal as well.

4. FDA Gives Monsanto Complete Freedom 

Not only does the FDA give Monsanto unprecedented political power in shoving their genetically modified foods down your throat, but they have also been given the greenlight to contaminate the United States dairy supply with their genetically engineered growth hormone known as rBGH. Linked to breast and gastrointestinal cancer, the substance has been banned in 27 countries. Unfortunately, it is estimated that around 1/3 of cows in the United States are injected with this synthetic hormone, which means that you have most likely been highly exposed to rBGH if you live in the U.S. or have eaten U.S. dairy products.

Perhaps this has to do with the fact that Monsanto employees have positioned themselves prominently within the FDA?

One example of many is Margaret Miller. Margaret Miller was in charge of preparing the report on rBGH following its approval at Monsanto, she was later the official in charge of reviewing her own report as Deputy Director of Human Safety and Consultative Services. How’s that for protecting and promoting public health?

This is but a very short list of ways in which the FDA has actually endangered public health — by not protecting it. The list could go on and on, discussing their numerous drug approvals that have resulted in deaths, severe side effects, and much more. Amazingly, a large percentage of US pharmaceuticals are actually created overseas in unregulated Chinese factories — many of which the FDA has never even inspected.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail 4 Proofs The FDA Does Not Care About Your HealthGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • Karen Palmer

    Oh, and speaking of mercury, the FDA continues to ignore/deny the truth about “silver” amalgam dental fillings that contain 50% mercury each!!!

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin (brain poison) and yet this material is deemed “safe” unless you are allergic!!!?

    Where are the proof of safety studies???? There are none!! History and tradition? Just because it had been used for over 150 years doesn’t mean we should continue! There are many scientific peer-reviewed studies that show otherwise!

    The deception by the ADA/FDA is an outrage!!! And dare I say criminal !!!!
    Right to know?!

    This is a battle with no real end in sight for everyone and the environment, anytime soon, sadly.

    Too bad things cannot change as quickly as it did with all the “pink slime” in our hamburger!?

    Very thankful for the IAOMT!! They have been speaking the truth about this heavy metal poison for nearly 30 years!

    What’s in your mouth? Got MERCURY?

    And DAMS will send you a free packet of info about this issue!

  • http://lupronvictimshub.com/ Guest

    dogitydog is right, the FDA is a joke that is owned by corporations and will approve any dangerous drug that hasn't been thoroughly tested, allowing drug makers to unleash it on an unsuspecting public. I was poisoned by Lupron and my mother by Cipro. These are just two of the more popular poisons that the FDA has approved. Levaquin is another. FDA approval is meaningless while doctors are naive or corrupt; always check patient reviews of drugs before taking anything. I suggest askapatient dot com. Also Google the name of the drug plus the word Victims to see if there are many out there.

  • Love

    OK… everyone breathe and relax. I'm a sustainable activist and I show people how to easily get off the grid… 1) simply stop buying food from big box stores and only from local growers. 2) Stop paying most taxes legally… stop funding wars. 3) Start a small business and barter and accept financial gifting. 4) Build your body naturally and forget doctors. Checkout earthclinic.com. 5) Stop reading the papers and watching the media… stop buying into the hype. 6) Learn how to live for free… worldwide. getoffthegrid in24hours.com. Stop complaining and just create a new life… effortless.

    I haven't trusted our government for a long time–so, I live as if they don't exist.

  • dogitydog

    For years I have been watching the FDA (Fraud & Death Administration) get away with mass murder while the sleeping sheeple remain oblivious to it. However, recently I have been noticing more and more people waking up from their zombie like trance and the more people that wake up the faster it spreads to others. It is the beginning of the great awakening people! It is time to take back control of our own lives and put an end to systematic genocide that is taking place against people and the planet. They are poisoning our food supply, our water, and all you have to do is look up to see what they are doing to the atmosphere. It is not just the FDA. It is also the USDA, the WHO, and many other organizations are all operating under the pretense of protecting you from health risks by lying to the trusting population while doing exactly the opposite with their actions. How can an agency have your best interest in mind when they approve poisons for human consumption and organize armed raids on companies that sell natural healthy untainted nutritous foods that are beneficial to the human body in so many ways? How much more in your face can it be! All you have to do is WAKE UP! After you wake up, then wake the person next to you up and so on. The momentum that we can generate will reach a tipping point where the power will shift back to the people and the fear that they use to control the people will shift back to the Monsanto's of the world and become the fear OF the people because of the horrendous crimes that they have committed against humanity and mother earth!

    • undrgrndgirl

      it became apparent to me what was up when the drug serafem was marketed for a made up disorder called premenstrual dysphoric disorder. i was working in ob/gyn offices at the time and knew such a diagnosis didn't exist. then, i wrote a paper for an english class when i went back to college called "the fraud and deception administration" back in the early 00's, going on to look at the history of the war on (some) drugs…the fda and the pharma industry is complicit and colludes in the lies about cannabis – despite the fact that the biggest names in pharma used to have cannabis products (prior to 1937)…the pharma industry funds and surreptitiously runs organizations like partnership for a drug free america, and uses the pta as its "boots" on the ground. all while approving poisons that cost thousands of times more than they should and aren't safe or effective.

      the war on tobacco is also a sham. while tobacco may not be entirely safe, the truth is we breathe a soup of dangerous substances all day every day…the closer you live to busy roads, airports, trains, trucking terminals, shipping ports, etc the more lung disease. furhtermore, most tobacco products are filled with other chemical cocktails… tobacco smoking/use is the scape goat. lung disease will not be cured even IF tobacco smoke disappeared tomorrow…

    • openeyed American

      @dogitydog….I could not have said it better myself! I tried to explain this to a friend (whose husband pattens new drugs…so she go very defensive) But the fact is the FDA "approves" lots of very unhealthy foods, drugs, chemicals for profit b4 the people. I have to add here, the analogy between this and our military industrial complex, of which our founding fathers warned against. It too, is operating under the pretense of {protecting antional security" or our "freedoms and democracy" when ironically all these ideals are diminished by our MIC actions abroad, which have always ONLY been about profits into oil and arms sales and world domination. NEVER to "protect American's" Even Pearl Harbor and 9/11 had proven internal measures taken to provoke to fuel the angry masses. Yet the sleeping sheeple still chant those horrific marketing slogans of our $900 billion extremist regime "fighting for our country and freedom". Wake up America! USa now ranks dead last in Global peace out of any developed nation DUE to this action. We cannot afford to play global cop, or to continue to drug up America with unsafe happy pills, GMO's, let go!

  • http://LiveRawFoodie.blogspot.com Patti Jo Edwards

    The petition attached to this video addresses the focus of the article. Buy Organic and Do NOT use RoundUp! Save Our Food – Save Our World http://youtu.be/Ro5K20uunIM

    • David S

      Patti….please come find us on facebook… Mankind vs. monsanto is the name of the group….We'd love to have you on board!

  • Gary

    The FDA is doing its job and that's "regulating" the soft kill of America, just like every other government regulatory agency. I have contacted them numerous times in regards to BPA, BHA, BHT, sodium fluoride, aspartame, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, sodium benzoate and "natural flavors"…their only response (if any) directs you to government or industry funded studies. DO NOT TRUST THESE SCUM! Infowars.com!

    • David S

      please come find us on facebook… Mankind vs. monsanto is the name of the group….We’d love to have you on board!

      • Mary S

        David- I looked for your facebook group and kept coming up blank…. I'd love to be aprt of it!! We just recently began eating organic because of the monsters being put into our food!!

  • T Bagg

    I am curious how high fructose corn syrup and mercury are related. What does one have to do with the other? How much mercury is a 12 ounce glass of diet or regular soda? How does this compare with the levels of mercury known to be in tuna fish?

    Why don't tuna fish cans have a mercury warning, or vaccines for that matter?

    Everyone knows the FDA is a joke, just look into the entire bottled water/BPA scam. They only have one person working part time on the entire bottled water industry!

  • Chuck

    The FDA is there to assure you get poisoned by foods, drug and cosmetics. This agency spends your money to hunt down Amish farmers who sell organic wholesome milk. BY 1996, it had approved 56,000 carcinogenic toxins for use in food. It goes after vitamin and herbal products, yet let Big Pharma kill you by the million. An estimated 2 million die every year from medical drugs approved by the FDA. Government lawlessness required action. Get active.

    • Serge

      Where can I find about the 56,000 carcinogenic toxins for use in food? I am very interested in reading literature with that information. Thank you.

  • Helen

    they Bolsheviks are a sneaky people they had 60 million people killed in russia now they are doing the same here only without bullets to prove their aggression against us.. they have gone crazy it is time to act now folks no more mr nice guy, because being nice and civil does not work with these people, they only see us as cattle to be slaughtered.. what we need to do is start slaughtering them. let the games begin otherwise we are nothing more than an experiment as to which way we can be killed off faster.. i mean really there are more people today with diabetes and hart disease then any other generation gone by. we have more sick people and new diseases to battle because the FDA has allowed them to experiment on us.. it is time to act now!!

    • pdaddy

      I'm with ya!

  • LennyC

    Of course the FDA doesn't care about the health of Americans. It exists as a "Seal of Approval" , for the poisons that chemical companies produce. Most people would not consume the chemicals these companies produce but, if given the 'FDA Seal of Approval' people will line up to swallow these poisons. Yup, the old 'Good House Keeping' seal of approval scam for chemicals. The problem is , people stupidly trust their government.

    • undrgrndgirl

      like religion, it's less about the government and more about corrupt individuals that eventually corrupt entire organizations and the revolving door that exists between the government and lobbying.

      there has to be oversight. can you imagine how much WORSE it would be if pharma/agra could release stuff without ANY testing?! but the overseen cannot be the overseers. (no fox in the hen house.) for example, scientists that would for the fda should NEVER have worked for pharma, and once they've worked at the FDA they shouldn't be able to go to work for pharma either. the only way to enforce that would be via government.