Monday, April 2, 2012

Put your trust in FDA!

How many times have these Fucking Dumb Ass(es) fucked us up? One mistake after another - is anyone listening?
The FDA approved drugs one after another without sufficient research conducted and it takes many many years with increasing deaths to get their attention! FDA uses labels that the general public may not understand: contraindicated (should not be used), 100% natural (Does not mean it is not genetic modified or pesticide free)
Natural foods are processed without preservatives or additives, but may have been grown with the use of pesticides or other conventional methods. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the term ‘natural’ only as it applies to added color, synthetic substances, and flavors. We perceived the product label 100% natural as safe & healthy!

Good Example of another case (arsenic in chicken meat).
As Pfizer pulled the drug Roxarsone off the shelves, the FDA continues its campaign of denial, claiming arsenic in chickens is at such a low level that it’s still safe to eat. In the article below FDA claims its research has high levels of inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen. For many years(approx 60 years) our chickens have been fed with Roxarsone. Roxarsone is also used widely in many countries.

Pfizer Suspends Sales of Chicken Drug With Arsenic (from NewYork Times)

WASHINGTON — Farmers have for decades fed chickens an arsenic-containing drug that promotes growth, but after a government study found trace amounts of this poisonous carcinogen in chickens, its maker will suspend its sales.

Officials at the Food and Drug Administration said the amounts found were so low that chickens treated with the drug, called 3-Nitro, do not pose a serious health risk and will continue to be sold. Perdue and organic chicken producers do not use the drug.

“The presence of that carcinogenic residue obviously raises concerns, and it’s completely avoidable,” said Michael R. Taylor, F.D.A.’s deputy commissioner for foods. “It needed to be acted on.”

Pfizer, which makes 3-Nitro, also known as roxarsone, will suspend the drug’s sales in 30 days, giving producers time to find alternatives. The drug, first approved in 1944, kills intestinal parasites, promotes growth and makes meat look pinker. And since 3-Nitro contains organic arsenic, which is far less toxic than its inorganic counterpart, producers assumed that it would have no effect on people who ate the animals.

But there has been growing evidence that organic arsenic can change into its more toxic cousin. So F.D.A. researchers developed a way to measure inorganic arsenic in meat. They got 100 chickens, fed roxarsone to about half of them and measured levels of inorganic arsenic in their livers. Chickens fed roxarsone had consistently higher levels of inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen.

Definition: A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer.