Poisons in Food and Drinks

It is part of the agenda to add harmful substances into our food and drinks as well as to eventually control our food supply. People are largely unaware of this. In the past decade, news, articles as well as websites gradually began to show reports about these toxic substances and their harmful effects that were being discovered in many of our food and drinks.

White Flour

White flour is a part of many of our food products. Interestingly, it is also a natural insecticide. The chemical Alloxan that is found in white flour is known to cause diabetes. When wheat is processed to produce white flour, most of the nutrients present are removed or destroyed. So essentially, white flour is poison that promotes nutritional deficiencies.

Arsenic

Inorganic arsenic is a toxic heavy metal that is known to be a carcinogen. It was found in chicken and it apparently got there mainly through the chicken feed product known as Roxarsone. Beside arsenic, studies have also found other chemicals such as Tylenol, Benadryl and banned antibiotics in chickens. Furthermore, chicken litter is used as feed for beef cattle and as such it raises the question of contamination in beef. Arsenic is also reported to be found in certain fruit juices and baby food products.

Additives and Preservatives

Many food additives and preservatives are now known by health advocates and others to be harmful to us. Below is an example.

Sodium nitrite is found in nearly all processed meats and when consumed, nitrosamines are formed in the body where they promote the growth of various cancers. Scientists at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, United States, found that sodium nitrite and nitrate, types of salt that are added in sausages and bacons, could increase the risk of bladder cancer.

Flavor Enhancer

There are two types of MSG, natural and synthetic. Natural MSG, basically a plant product that is largely used in Asia, is harmless. Synthetic MSG is used more prominently in the U.S. and is notorious for being a neurotoxin. The problem is that synthetic MSG is being used with different labels and it could not be properly identified.

Harmful Soft Drinks

The young are being targeted by soft drinks corporations through intense marketing efforts as the adult market is stagnant. The problem is that large numbers of chemicals such as artificial sweeteners, preservatives, acids and artificial colorings etc. are found in soft drinks and they are detrimental to our health.

Aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in many soft drinks, is essentially a deadly neurotoxin. In May of 1992, U.S. Air Force warned pilots against aspartame. However, it is still being used as a sweetener in many soft drinks.

Study has also discovered that the use of caramel coloring in drinks such as Coke and Pepsi is actually cancer causing.

Soft drinks are acidic and they actually erode tooth enamel causing damage to teeth. Research has shown that diet soda contains acids that can literally dissolve tooth enamel.

Fast Food

Fast food is very bad for our health. They contain trans-fats which are known to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and diabetes. There are more reasons why we should not eat fast food. The book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2002) by Eric Schlosser describes most aspects of the fast food business including the human and animal cruelty that is common in the meat packing industry as well as why fast food, which is filled with chemicals to enhance its taste, smell and color, is essentially "dead food".

The effects of eating fast food can be seen in the documentary film Super Size Me (2004) by Morgan Spurlock. He went on a 30 days diet purely on McDonalds and the result was an increase in body mass and cholesterol level, fat accumulation in his liver and the experiencing of mood swings, sexual dysfunction, depression, lethargy and headaches.

Genetically Modified Food

Animal studies with genetically modified food show damage to organs, gastrointestinal problems, immune system disorders, accelerated ageing and infertility. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called on doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets to patients in 2009.

Russian biologist Alexey V.Surov and his colleagues conducted research on hamsters for two years over three generations with GM soy and the results were devastating. The third generation hamsters lost the ability to have babies, have slower growth rate, reached sexual maturity later than normal and had high mortality rate among the pups.

Research in Canada found Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxin, the pesticide produced by certain genetically-modified (GM) crops, in the blood of maternal, fetal and non-pregnant women.

Knowing that GM food is harmful to us, we would want to avoid them as much as possible. However, we have problems identifying GM food because labeling of GMOs is not mandatory and FDA bans non-GMO labeling. Knowing the possible negative effects of GMOs on our health, increasing number of people demands GM food to be labeled. In an outrageous move, FDA deleted about 1 million signatures that are part of the campaign for GMO labeling.

Farmers are also having a lot of problems with GMOs. Genetically modified crops have the ability to contaminate non-GM crops easily and this is difficult for farmers to prevent. Monsanto, the most notorious of all biotech companies, regularly sues small family and organic farmers who are found using GM seeds without a license, even if they were unaware of the contamination, causing many farms to be in massive debt or ruined.

The creation of other types of engineered seeds can result in even more problems. The "terminator" seed, a bio-engineered seed that is unable to reproduce, was made to prevent farmers from saving their seeds for the following year. There is also the "traitor" seed which was designed to prevent the plants from developing unless sprayed with specially made chemicals. The use and contamination of these seeds will force farmers to depend and rely on biotech companies thus allowing these companies to control the industry.

CODEX

The Codex Alimentarius Commission was established in 1963 by the food and agriculture organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO). It created the Codex Alimentarius (food code), which is a set of international guidelines and codes used to coordinate international food standards.

However, what people found out is that the Codex program is essentially regulating medical rights in the supply of dietary supplements such that they can only be obtained in low doses, banned altogether or obtainable only through prescriptions.

When the Codex exists as law in Norway and Germany, the entire health industry were literally taken over by the drug companies. It is known that over half of the health food stores in Norway closed as a result.

Paul Hellyer, a Canadian politician, stated in his book, The Evil Empire:

"Codex Alimentarius is supported by international banks and multinational corporations including some in Canada, and is in reality a bill of rights for these banks and the corporations they control. It will hand over our sovereign rights concerning who may or may not invest in our countries to an unelected world organization run by big business. The treaty would make it impossible for Canadian legislators either federal or provincial to alter or improve environmental standards for fear of being sued by multinational corporations whether operating in Canada or not.

This will create a world without borders ruled by a virtual dictatorship of the world's most powerful central banks and multinational companies. This world is an absolute certainty if we all sit on our hands and do nothing."

Discussion

Poison in our food and drinks as well as the removal of beneficial dietary supplements are actually a big contributor to the many cases of illnesses, allergies and cancers. By looking at them altogether, we can see a clearer picture of the hidden agenda that is being imposed on us.

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