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Man Arrested for Tainting Food with Mercury as Government, Corporations Go Free

Anthony Gucciardi
April 3rd, 2012
Updated 11/03/2012 at 12:07 am
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Is tainting food with mercury a crime? Apparently only if you’re a citizen and not a major corporation or a United States government agency. One retired pharmacist was rightfully arrested after contaminating cafeteria food with heavily toxic mercury, yet no action has been taken against processed food manufacturers whose products are known to contain mercury. Nor has action been taken against the FDA, the organization that sits idly by as consumers continue to eat mercury-laden processed foods that make up on average about 90% of the US food supply.

It’s no conspiracy theory, the Washington Times — a mainstream news publication — was actually the first to report on the crisis back in 2009. Now more than 3 years ago, activist groups expressed serious outrage over the findings. Two individual scientific studies found the presence of the hazardous element mercury in nearly half of all high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) test samples. HFCS, of course, is a ubiquitous and oftentimes genetically altered ingredient that pervades the vast majority of processed foods. It makes sense, then, that mercury was identified in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products which listed high-fructose corn syrup as the first-or-second-highest labeled ingredient.

Despite calls by scientific organizations for the FDA to take action regarding the findings, they did 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.

Retired pharmacist Martin Kimber was arrested for adding mercury to Albany Medical Center cafeteria food, finding a small metal ball of liquid in one individual’s chicken finger meal. Of course what Kimber did was truly horrible and he should be rightfully charged, but are what these major food manufacturers doing differently? Furthermore, is the FDA any better for letting it happen? What’s more is that Kimber’s attempts of mercury contamination only affected a small number of diners, whereas the presence of mercury in processed foods affects the entire globe.

Kimber was charged with a felony — first-degree tampering with a consumer product. When will consumers stand up and demand that corporations and the FDA answer to why they have allowed mercury to remain in the food supply?

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Man Arrested for Tainting Food with Mercury as Government, Corporations Go FreeGoogle 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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  • James

    My wife and I actively look for stuff like high fructose corn syrup in products we buy or MSG and actively avoid such foods I do not buy wheat bread, nor anything with Lard in it. We also do not go to fast food joints very often. I once asked a pizza hut why they did not sell whole wheat pizza, but the said they tried it once and it did not sell well as people did not want it, sigh. Whole wheat is better for you as it has not been stripped of its nutritional value and it even tastes better.

    • James

      I meant I do not buy white bread (supposedly enriched flower).

  • aaron

    The American people are to busy devolving to care or even notice what they eat. You can see this as you drive by any chain fast-food place, as the lines are all full of people consuming nutritional void food. I for one cannot wrap my mind around the world anymore. The information is out there and provided free of charge, and yet people refuse to listen. I have stopped trying to get through to those who are in my opinion, beyond help and focus instead on those who genuinely are concerned. You can educate the illiterate, but you cannot fix stupid. People want to point fingers at our leaders in D.C., and send them all of the blame. I see those in power as a direct reflection of most Americans. Until we come together as a nation, and stop the finger pointing nothing will change. It is a game as old as time, and yet people still fall for it.