"The unsettling reality is that despite food's cheery packaging
and nutritional labeling, we don't really know what we're putting into our
mouths." - E. J. Levy
The FDA establishes acceptable levels of "defects"
for a range of food products, from allspice to peanut butter.
of allowable defects include "insect filth," "rodent filth" (both hair and
excreta pellets), "mold," "insects," "mammalian excreta," "rot," "insects and
larvae" (which is to say, maggots), "insects and mites," "insects and insect
eggs," "drosophila fly," "sand and grit," "parasites," "mildew" and "foreign
matter" (which includes "objectionable" items like "sticks, stones, burlap
bagging, cigartte butts, etc.").
Tomato juice may average "10 or more
fly eggs per 100 grams or five or more fly eggs and one or more
Tomato paste and other pizza sauces are allowed a denser
infestation - 30 or more fly eggs per 100 grams or 15 or more fly eggs and one
or more maggots per 100 grams.
Canned mushrooms may have "over 20 or
more maggots of any size per 100 grams of drained mushrooms and proportionate
liquid" or "five or more maggots two millimeters or longer per 100 grams of
drained mushrooms and proportionate liquid" or an "average of 75
Curry powder is allowed 100 or more bug bits per 25 grams;
ground thyme up to 925 insect fragments per 10 grams; ground pepper up to 475
insect parts per 50 grams. One small shaker of cinnamon could have more than 20
rodent hairs before being considered defective.
Peanut butter may contain approximately 145 bug parts for an
18-ounce jar; or five or more rodent hairs for that same jar; or more than 125
milligrams of grit.
Former FDA Commissioner David A.
Kessler discovered that the combination of salt, sugar and fat in foods
triggers a chemical change in people's brains that makes them crave more
processed foods containing that same combination. Dr. David A. Kessler sees a
parallel between the food industry and
the tobacco industry -
the food industry manipulates the
salt-sugar-fat combination to induce a neurological response just as
the tobacco industry
manipulates the nicotine delivery systems.
One the best examples of the
way in which science was disregarded by the GW Bush administration is the way
in which an advertising campaign was gutted to placate the
processed food industry at the
expense of the health of tens of millions of Americans.
and Human Services Department had prepared a series of public service
announcements touting the benefits of breast feeding.
Once the food
processors that manufacture baby "formula" heard about the public service
announcements they contacted GW Bush administration officials and had the
public announcement campaign "softened."
Information based on
scientific research that would have made it likely for women to chose breast
feeding over "formula" feeding was withdrawn from the public service
announcements at the behest of "formula" manufactures.
It is well known
within the medical and scientific communities that babies that are breast fed
are more healthy than those that are fed baby "formula." But unfortunately most
American women do not have the information necessary to make the
informed decision about breast
2006 Over a billion dollars worth of baby
formula is sold in the US.
"Formula" fed infants are 72%
more likely to develop
fed infants are 64% more likely
to develop intestinal problems.
"Formula" fed infants are 50%
more likely to develop inner
"Formula" fed infants are 40%
more likely to develop
"Formula" fed infants are
36% more likely to experience
sudden death syndrome.
"Formula" fed infants are 20%
more likely to develop
problem with formula companies is that they're
marketing a product clearly
inferior to breast milk." - Dr. Lawrence M. Gartner, American Academy of
1997 American Academy of
Pediatrics issues a policy statement crediting breast milk with reducing
the incidence or severity of bacterial infections, sudden infant death
syndrome, diabetes, asthma, obesity and some
No formula can compete, nutritionally or immunologically, with
something produced by eons of natural selection tailored to the precise needs
of human infants.
On April 3, 2009 the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) has found that 15 brands of infant formula are
contaminated with perchlorate, an environmental toxin found in rocket and
missile propellants. Two of the brands account for 87% of milk-based infant
formula sales in the US Perchlorate is
a potent thyroid
toxin that may interfere with fetal and infant brain development. The study
found that reconstituting the formula with water that has levels as low as 4ppb
of perchlorate would cause 54% of infants to exceed "safe" dosage levels of the
Woman who do not breast feed put their babies in
unnecessary risk !
Pollan calls for a new definition of food.
policies subsidize the least healthful calories. The "building blocks" of fast
food are soy and corn, used to
make hydrogenated soy oil, the protein and starch in cattle and chicken feed,
and high fructose corn syrup
used in sodas and sweets.
"That's what we've been heavily subsidizing,
encouraging farmers to grow more of, and that's what makes fast food so cheap.
Meanwhile over in the produce section, the head of broccoli costs more than a
fast-food hamburger. Why is that? We do very little to encourage farmers to
grow what are called specialty crops, which is actual food you can eat. We need
to level the playing field between the unhealthy and healthy calories." -
"What if we had a definition of food that said a food is
something that doesn't just have calories but has a certain amount of nutrients
and micronutrients? If your product did not reach a certain threshold of
nutrients per calorie, it's just not food. We're not even going to call it junk
food. We'll call it junk." - Michael Pollan
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