The FDA and USDA have lost their objectivity and ignored their overall mission to act as our advocates with regard to the safety of the food we eat and the drugs we take.
Listen carefully to any drug commercial on TV and you will see how the drug companies, in complicity with the FDA, are openly stating that their products can kill you, ruin you liver, or cause you to commit suicide, but the side effects are a potential headache and diarrhea. The USDA has allowed a pharmaceutical company to incorporate human genes into rice grown on 3,200 acres of open land in Junction City, KA to produce the precursors for a drug. The FDA has permitted inserting animal genes into human flu vaccines. You can read more about this at http://www.naturalnews.com/039013_flu_vaccine_insect_virus_GMOs.html.
Despite their public mission statements, the FDA and USDA are putting corporate profits and the war on terror above their stated mission of real control over food and drug safety.
The FDA mission states that its purposes are:
“FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to maintain and improve their health. FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors.
Finally, FDA plays a significant role in the Nation’s counterterrorism capability. FDA fulfills this responsibility by ensuring the security of the food supply and by fostering development of medical products to respond to deliberate and naturally emerging public health threats.”
The USDA approved the cultivation of 3,200 acres of rice with genes extracted from human livers. Ventria received USDA approval for growing non-food rice bioengineered to contain the human proteins lysozyme, lactoferrin and recombinant human serum albumin, which was extracted from human livers.
For those trying to become a vegan, the USDA is helping you become a cannibal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Plant Health Inspection service (APHIS) takes on a new meaning when it is allowing the combination of human and animal materials in the food we eat.
“The USA Rice Federation had these comment regarding the USDA approval for Ventria BioScience's pharmaceutical rice:
"Because of no assurance or confidence that Ventria pharmaceutical rice can be kept separate from commercial food and feed rice, we believe that USDA must engage FDA in a risk analysis and risk assessment of the potential health effects that could occur when genetic material from the pharmaceutical rice is eventually found in commercial rice."
Together the USDA and the FDA are putting the US at great economic risk by putting corporate profits ahead of food safety with regard to GMO products and the side effects of agricultural chemical residues on the exported foods. Russia has banned US sourced GMO corn based upon a French study that GMO corn caused cancer in experimental animals.
This information is extracted from an article in NaturalNews.com.
“Monsanto has assaulted the French study, claiming it did not use enough rats and that the duration of the study was too short -- an absurd claim, given that Monsanto's own studies on animals are only 90 days in duration, while the French study looked at the effects of rats eating GM corn (and drinking trace levels of Roundup herbicide) for two years.
Notably, the large cancer tumors did not begin to appear until after the rats reached adulthood. Monsanto's GM corn has been in the U.S. food supply for more than a decade, and its corn is found in many popular breakfast cereals.” Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/037328_Russia_GMO_Monsanto.html#ixzz2KK83cAiO
Your first step in all of this is to be aware that most of the corn, soybeans and canola grains planted in the US are now from genetically modified seeds. The biggest suppliers are Monsanto, Dow and DuPont divisions. Organic foods are safer, but they are in danger of being cross-pollinated by the genetically modified plants growing near the organic farms.
You need to contact your senators and congressmen to insist that GMO foods are labeled, and to put pressure on them to legislate new controls on GMO products, with emphasis on limiting the further contamination of foods through the introduction of animal and human genes. Your US Senators are Rob Portman at http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/ and Sherrod Brown. http://www.brown.senate.gov/contact/.
In the end, the only person that can protect what goes into your body is you. It is more difficult than ever to find safe food and to know what drugs are beneficial. If you go to the Living Healthy tab at http://christianspiritualisttemple.org/gpage16.html and Food for the Spirit at http://christianspiritualisttemple.org/gpage26.html, this will provide some helpful hints. You need to evaluate all of the information available to try to keep your diet and your medications and supplements as safe as possible.