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Global Treaty Signed to Stop Deadly Mercury While FDA Allows it Unchecked In Your Food

Anthony Gucciardi
January 21st, 2013
Updated 01/21/2013 at 1:15 am
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mercuryhighfructosecornsyrup 265x165 Global Treaty Signed to Stop Deadly Mercury While FDA Allows it Unchecked In Your FoodOver 140 nations have come together under a new treaty to curb deadly mercury pollution over serious risks to worldwide health, but meanwhile the FDA is still allowing the mass majority of US citizens to chomp down on mercury-containing processed foods. Specifically, mercury has actually been found in the highly popular genetically modified junk ingredient high-fructose corn syrup — an ingredient present in over 90% of processed foods.

I’ve been very vocal about this issue since it was originally reported by the Washington Times in 2009 despite little syndication by the mainstream media. The report could not mention brand names for legal reasons (although I wish they would), however it was found that half of all high-fructose corn syrup samples tested contained mercury. It was also found in about a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products in which high-fructose corn syrup is listed as one of the top two ingredients.

You can easily imagine that this includes major soda brands, candy manufacturers, and much more.

But what does the FDA say about this? Or how about the corporations responsible for churning out mercury-ridden products for children and pregnant women to consume? Well, after the report surfaced in 2009, action groups began calling on the FDA for action. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy was one such organization, with member and co-author of the two studies that identified mercury in HFCS stating on record in the report:

“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.”

Needless to say, the FDA did not warn the US public about the mercury content in these foods. Instead, it continues to protect billion dollar corporations who continue to literally poison the nation with foods that are unfit for consumption.

As reported with the original article surrounding the new treaty, mercury is a highly dangerous substance — especially for developing and unborn children. Brain development can be majorly impaired, and pregnant mothers consuming mercury can alter the very growth of their babies. As the article states:

“Mercury is a serious health threat, especially for unborn children, and exposure to it can not only have neurological effects but also an impact on the digestive and immune systems.”

Next time you go shopping, be sure to avoid any items containing high-fructose corn syrup and processed foods at large. I recommend always purchasing high quality organic foods to avoid not only high-fructose corn syrup, but a wide variety of toxic ingredients that come along with ‘traditional’ (pesticide-laced, GMO-containing junk) options. We simply cannot count on the FDA or any other ‘watchdog’ US government agency to warn consumers when it comes to what we are putting into our mouths.

It is beyond ironic and more geared towards disturbing that 140 nations have signed off on this treaty to curb mercury emissions when many US citizens (a first world nation) are actually putting it directly into their mouths.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Global Treaty Signed to Stop Deadly Mercury While FDA Allows it Unchecked In Your FoodGoogle 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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  • Internetowy Sennik

    I am amazed that such a thing has been discovered until now.

  • kalutz

    so i have since found out that there is limited to no possibility of leeching into the groundwater due to how the landfills are designed. that is refreshing to know. why then, are there disposal requirements?

  • kalutz

    I like how we have these new products such as our energy saving swirly lightbulbs which have special disposal requirements, but everyone knows damn well how these are really being disposed of. They're being tossed into the garbage cans, taken to the local landfill, at which the toxic chemicals are leeched into the groundwater. Guess "their little warnings on disposal requirements" are just their way of feeling good about their products.

  • Gwyn

    Oh, it's the processing — two re-agents, hydrochloric acid and caustic soda, which can be produced with or without mercury.

  • Gwyn

    This article doesn't address one obvous question — why is mercury so prevalent in HFCS? Does that mean it's in the corn, or the processing, or a byproduct of higher chemical use or even GMOs? I'll look it up …

  • Z…………

    Till Rockefeller, Rothschild and company are alive humanity will suffer!

  • Ralph Coffman

    Mercury in our Food, our Vaccines, our teeth[amalgum/silver fillings, our new swirley light bulbs, in the air from industrial pollution, in our water and sewage sludge which we allow to be spread on agriculture land etc.etc.etc. How much Suffering,Sickness and Death are we going to take before we do something about these high crimes against humanity. The last time I looked Genocide was again the law and is considered Murder and punishable by Death. All of you who produce these toxic chemicals, knowing that people will die, are Murdering Criminals. Your days are numbered…