Many of our local supermarket's chains nowdays are nothing more then science labs, and we the consumers, are the unwitting guinea pigs. Food manufactures pretends they have our best interest at heart in regards to our health & wellness, but that could have been further from the truth.
In fact most all food manufactures are interested in only one thing, and that's their bottom line. By practice they use paid entertainers, misleading food labels, as well as a host of politicians to convince the general public that their food is safe to eat.
Below I cover just a couple of topics the food industry does not want us talking about.
Genetically Modified Foods aka GMOs
Genetically modified foods. The elephant in room no one wants to talk about, and yet up to 80% of the food we consume each day that is not organic, contains genetically modified ingredients. That's right, a whopping 80%. Even worse, is these genetically modified foods have yet to be long-term tested to determine their effects on humans. And the sad part is that most people have no idea that this is going on, and are not even aware of what a GMO is. Like sheep being lead to slaughter.
Washington initiative I-522 (2012) was an initiative relating labeling of genetically engineered foods. If passed into law this initiative would have taken effect on 6/1/2015 and it would have forced food companies to put labels on their products which contains GMO ingredients, but the initiative failed with 51% opposition. This shows you the deep pockets and political influence these companies have. Who are these companies? Well the largest opposition of GMO labeling comes mainly from giant chemical corporations like Monsanto Company, Dupont Pioneer, Down AgroSciences LLC and Bayer CorpScience.
What we need to be asking ourselves is why do “chemical companies” have such a vested interest in our food supply? And why are they dumping millions and millions of dollars to fight anti-gmo initiatives which would inform the public as to what's being put in our food. What are they trying to hide?
The food industry is not giving us all the facts when it comes to artificial sweeteners. Despite the messages their commercials depict, they are not informing us of the facts that their aspartame laced diet products are causing more harm to our bodies, and minds then good. Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame have been documented as causing weight gain, migraines, change in heart rate, memory loss, and seizures. A little history on aspartame. It was stumbled upon in 1995 by a 'scientist' who was working on a new ulcer drug.
He discovered it had a sweet taste and decided to submit it to the FDA for approval as an artificial sweetener. in 1981 the FDA approved its use as s tablettop sweetener and also allowed it to be put chewing gum, breakfast cereals, children's vitamins, gelatin's, and puddings. In 1996 it was put in sodas and then approved as a general purpose sweetener, and can now be found in over 9,000 food products. Aspartame also goes by these names: NutraSweet, Equal, and Sugar Twin.
In 1993 a hormone called the Bovine growth hormone also known as bGH, rbGH, and bST, was introduced to the dairy industry. This hormone is injected into cows to make them grow faster and produce more milk. By 2002 rough 22% of dairy cows in the US were being infected with bGH, and two years later that percentage dropped to 11% thanks to opposition groups whose sole mission is to have bGH removed from the market completely.
Just like the food industry the dairy industry as cooked back against have to labeling their products. So unless the milk you buy is organic, or labeled “bGH-free,” it may contain the hormone. The largest concern with cows that are infected with bGH is that they are prone to produce more of another hormone know as IGF-1 Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1. Studies on animals have shown that escalated levels of IGF-1 in the bloodstream may increase the risk of certain cancers, like breast and colon cancers.
The big question we need to be asking is, is the milk from cows injected with bGH safe for human consumption? and the answer would be, it depends on who you ask. The FDA is know for approving drugs that periodically ends up killing hundreds if not thousands of people each year. So anything they approve for human consumption should be questioned.
Again depending on who you ask your going to get a different response. Anyone with financial ties to a product will tell us its safe. Anyone who has no financial ties to the product will most likely give us the facts and lets us make our own decision.
It's time we stop these chemical companies from playing mad scientist with our food supply.
In my eBook Follow The Money The Food Industry Revealed I go into much more detail on these topics and others. I will also be sharing proven methods you can use to ensure the health and safety of you and your loved ones.