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Magda Hassan
01-30-2009, 10:59 AM
How it all went wrong
The US news media is fascinated by the Kennedys.

Fascinated with smearing them, fascinating with sensationalizing them, fascinated with the process of making them disappear.

How often have you seen Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on mainstream TV news?

Not very often.

This video shows why.
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/326.html


And another video from BrasscheckTV in the same subject.

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/546.html
FDA knew and sat on the info
Quantities of mercury have been found in high fructose corn syrup, the ingredient that has replaced sugar in many of our processed foods. Reports have also come out that the FDA knew about traces of the toxic substance in food, and sat on the information.

(HealthDay News) -- Almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, which was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient, according to two new U.S. studies.

HFCS has replaced sugar as the sweetener in many beverages and foods such as breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soups and condiments. On average, Americans consume about 12 teaspoons per day of HFCS, but teens and other high consumers can take in 80 percent more HFCS than average.

"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.
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In the first study, published in current issue of Environmental Health, researchers found detectable levels of mercury in nine of 20 samples of commercial HFCS.

And in the second study, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), a non-profit watchdog group, found that nearly one in three of 55 brand-name foods contained mercury. The chemical was found most commonly in HFCS-containing dairy products, dressings and condiments.

More charming facts about high-fructose corn syrup

HFCS contains more fructose than sugar and this fructose is more immediately available because it is not bound up in sucrose. Since the effects of fructose are most severe in the growing organism, we need to think carefully about what kind of sweeteners we give to our children. Fruit juices should be strictly avoided--they are very high in fructose--but so should anything with HFCS...

...(Scientists conducted) studies with two groups of rats, one given high amounts of glucose and one given high amounts of fructose (the sugar found in corn syrup.)

The glucose group was unaffected but the fructose group had disastrous results.

The male rats did not reach adulthood. They had anemia, high cholesterol and heart hypertrophy--that means that their hearts enlarged until they exploded. They also had delayed testicular development.

Dr. Field explains that fructose in combination with copper deficiency in the growing animal interferes with collagen production. (Copper deficiency, by the way, is widespread in America.)

In a nutshell, the little bodies of the rats just fell apart. The females were not so affected, but they were unable to produce live young.

Source: http://www.westonaprice.org

Peter Lemkin
01-30-2009, 01:21 PM
Hey, Hg is good for you and especially the nervous system. It is omnipresent in tuna and other fish [to some extent] now in peanut butter, corn syrup and other foods, released when compact florescent bulbs are improperly disposed of [nearly all are!] and from industrial waste - even poorly made dental fillings and perhaps the worst problem it is used as an antibacterial in injectable drugs and a likely cause of cancers when administered that way in sufficient numbers. I could go on...it is bad, bad, bad stuff! It also vaporizes and gets all over via air in many forms and once in the body doesn't leave without extreme measures, not usually used! Enjoy your food. There are many other problems with food, I can list another time. The food supply is bad now and getting worse fast. Eat organic, when possible.

David Guyatt
01-30-2009, 04:59 PM
The problem with organic food is the cost. But not only that. Supermarkets have been caught selling food labelled or promoted as organic which isn't. The punishment is a slap on the wrist. naughty, naughty, naughty.

Governments don't seem willing or able to take on big business anymore -- hence Obama's negative comments about the banking fraternity paying themselves billions in bonuses. Yet he seems unwilling or unable - or disinclined - to bring these crooks to justice.

Peter Lemkin
01-31-2009, 08:16 AM
The problem with organic food is the cost. But not only that. Supermarkets have been caught selling food labelled or promoted as organic which isn't. The punishment is a slap on the wrist. naughty, naughty, naughty.

Governments don't seem willing or able to take on big business anymore -- hence Obama's negative comments about the banking fraternity paying themselves billions in bonuses. Yet he seems unwilling or unable - or disinclined - to bring these crooks to justice.

I'd agree on both points. Much of 'organic/biodynamic' foods - especially that sold in larger supermarkets now is NOT as labeled and big agro-business has gotten in on the fraud. Yes, the prices are high and that means only the well-off have the chance to remain healthy [as is the case on all other fronts, as well]

I also agree that while Obama should be applauded for his remark on the bankers pocketing our money for their next home, boat, jet, etc. I think he will DO next to nothing and he'll be a 'Good' President verbally, but fangless when it comes to pushing back at the people who are his biggest financial and political backers. Its all PR.

Le plus ca change......