April 25, 2007
According to a recent CNN article, after all the pet deaths from contaminated pet foods, the FDA has decided to test imported human foods to determine if any of the alleged death-causing ingredients found in our animal friends’ foods are also being used in our foods.
One can’t help but wonder if the FDA – after ignoring the affects of so many other death-inducing drugs, foods, substances, etc. – is finally beginning to realize that with all the furor raised by a pet-loving populace over the deaths of our pets, that maybe it would be in their best interest (if not ours!) to actually TEST these substances before releasing them onto an unsuspecting public, whether human or otherwise.
What’s asinine is that the FDA is focusing on foreign food suppliers, when the majority of the problem with glutens, additives and other chemical and non-organic ingredients is found, mainly, with domestic food manufacturers here in the US.
I know for a fact that many – both animals and humans – are allergic to the glutens and additives found in processed and chemically altered foods. I know this for a fact because I’ve been conducting research on this subject for years because I, myself, am extremely allergic to anything that is not organic. And, it seems, so is our family dog, whom my sister has recently changed to an all-organic food regimen because he, too, was possibly experiencing side-effects from the commercial pet foods which contain glutens and chemical additives.
I am also aware of the numerous studies conducted on individuals with food allergies. The reactions listed as those experienced by animals, are – for the most part – the same reactions I and others have experienced, possibly even down to kidney problems.
In my own case (and, actually, that of many others), when I eat anything that’s processed and/or has gluten, chemicals or is genetically engineered or genetically modified, I become extremely ill. Several-days-worth of headaches, nasal and lung congestion, nausea, itchy rashes, lethargy, weight gain/weight loss, kidney problems, etc., are not uncommon after eating any of the above tainted foods.
Many (including me) also believe that it’s very possible that these substances may contribute to the development of, not only minor disorders such as candida, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, etc., but to more life-threatening diseases such as Systemic Lupus (with which I was diagnosed in 1985) and cancer. This is not surprising, considering that many of the chemical additives are known carcinogens, as are the pesticides that are used on the grain, fruit and vegetable crops, and which we ingest.
I strongly suspect that (especially) our domestic food supply is being contaminated by genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Several years ago a well-known mega-corporation whose name appears on many of our foodstuffs, sent out a survey to determine whether consumers would be willing to try GMOs. The overwhelming response was: ABSOLUTELY NOT. But, did they acquiesce to the public? Going by the current physical reaction to most processed foods – including theirs – I would have to say not.
I would like to strongly urge you to go to the website of Jeffrey M. Smith, the author of Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette and listen to the free 1 hour lecture on this subject. I promise you, if it doesn’t cause you to completely change your diet, it will surely at least cause you to question what is REALLY in our food supply.
Additional information on GMOs can be found at: