HEALTH ALERT! BEWARE OF THESE AGENCIES: FDA, USDA, CDC, AMA: The Four U.S. Horsemen Of The Apocalypse Of Sickness. They all support the Fumigation of Cancer Fighting Foods with KNOWN!!! Cancer Causing Agents/Chemicals.
Short story, Long Post.
When looking for a cheaper alternative to Apricot Seeds as snacks, due to their High Vitamin B-17/Laetrile content, I looked towards Almonds. Almonds and Apricot Seeds look exactly alike, so I thought their Nutrient make-up, namely the Vitamin B-17, would be similar also.
I was right, but I was too late.
In 2002 the FDA/USDA or whoever, ordered all U.S. Apricot Seeds be Sanitized/Pasteurized, thereby destroying the Vitamin B-17 content. And in 2007, they did the same with Almonds.
The efficiency of these two super foods at killing Cancer, is bolstered by the FDA’s zealous actions in destroying the very Vitamins in them that actually killed Cancer.
That’s not all Folks. The Main Sanitizing Agent is a known Cancer Causing Agent/Chemical…Propylene oxide.
Just like with Fluoride and Mercury, the U.S. Govt. says it’s safe and every other agency in the World, including some U.S. Agencies, classify it as a known Carcinogen. It causes Cancer!
Below you will find links to (2) Government Agencies that declare Propylene Oxide is safe for humans or no connection to Cancer and EVERYONE ELSE saying; it causes cancer or probably causes Cancer.
* CDC *
Carcinogenic Effects of Exposure to Propylene Oxide – Centers for …
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
** Jun 6, 2014 – “”The potential for propylene oxide to produce cancer in humans has not been determined.”” … Propylene oxide can be produced by the chlorohydrin process …. Exposure to propylene oxide vapor caused increased sex-linked ..
* EPA *
Propylene oxide | Technology Transfer Network Air Toxics Web site …
United States Environmental Protection Agency
** Feb 23, 2016 – “”Cancer Risk: Human carcinogenicity data for propylene oxide are inadequate.”” (5) Propylene oxide has been observed to cause tumors at or near the site of administration in rodents, causing forestomach tumors following exposure via gavage and nasal tumors after inhalation exposure.
* New Jersey Department Of Health *
[PDF] Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet – State of New Jersey
Exposure to Propylene Oxide can irritate the nose and … Propylene Oxide can cause nausea, vomiting, and …. Smoking can cause heart disease, lung cancer,.
NOTE: Propylene Oxide is a KNOWN Hazardous Substance by the U.S. State of New Jersey and is on their Hazardous Substance List.
** European Chemical Agency **
PDF]Summary of Propylene Oxide risk assessment – ECHA
https://echa.europa.eu/…/c9918161-1be3-4b76-9088-72eae…European Chemicals Agency
Table 3.2 Summary of PECs for “”propylene oxide. … 2; R45 May cause cancer”” … clear that propylene oxide can be degraded biologically, but that this may not …
** Dow Chemical Company **
PDF]PSA for Propylene Oxide – The DOW Chemical Company
Dow Chemical Company
use propylene oxide.4 Dow does not sell propylene oxide for consumer use, …. as a “” Category 1B carcinogen (H350: May cause cancer) based on rodent tests …””
** Canada **
2010-2011 Propylene Oxide in Foods – Food – Canadian Food …
www.inspection.gc.ca › … › Chemical Residues
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Nov 13, 2014 – Propylene oxide is a highly volatile chemical which does not occur naturally … “”evidence of the potential for propylene oxide to cause cancer in”” …
** Bal Chemical Company – New York **
PDF]propylene oxide – Balchem
Material Safety Data Sheet – Propylene Oxide (Revised 6/10) … cause flash fire and can form explosive mixtures with air. … “”Possible cancer and reproductive.””
** Chicago Tribune **
More on the 20 possible causes – Chicago Tribune
“”Propylene oxide – can damage DNA. Used in making plastics, … It can cause cancer in rats”” but humans may metabolize it differently. * Atrazine – a weedkiller …
Have You Discovered the Dirty Little Secret of Almonds? | Natural …
Feb 22, 2015 – Most of the almonds sold in the U.S. have been “”fumigated with propylene oxide, a chemical that even the CDC has admitted causes cancer.””
As you can clearly see, every health agency in the World, including many U.S. Agencies, know for a fact that Propylene Oxide is a Carcinogen and a Mutagen – damages DNA.
So what’s the story with the (FDA) Food and Drug Administration, (USDA) U.S. Department of Agriculture, (CDC) Centers for Disease Control, and the (AMA) American Medical Association?
What is their True Agenda, beyond Lying to Americans, and helping to make US sick? Or is that their Agenda, turning Anti-Cancer Foods into Agents Of CANCER.
We will need to look into these Agencies in the future. We need to ferret out the Agents Of CANCER in these Agencies and Neutralize “Them”. This can be done through Policy. Remember; “Policy Not Politicians/People!”
This is why we need a voice and vote on everything the U.S. Government or their Agencies thereof…DO!
Without a voice, this CANCER in our Government will only grow and literally infect US all.
The Agents Of C.A.N.C.E.R.: USDA, FDA, CDC, and the AMA.
WHAT TO DO?:
* I will immediately start to BOYCOTT all American Almonds and Apricot Seeds/Kernels, period!
I don’t need any additional Cancer Causing Agents in my body, Thank You Very Much!
And I’m not going to pay $27 per pound to get them from Canada.
* I will also immediately DELETE both items from this Website, except as a warning to consumers.
As of September 1, 2007 the Almond Board of California (ABC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) made it mandatory for all raw almonds sold to consumers in North America to be pasteurized. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the agency responsible for approving treatment processes.
Currently FDA has approved the following treatments for almond pasteurization:
Oil roasting, dry roasting, and blanching: These processes have been around far longer than the recent almond pasteurization requirements and through the historical techniques they reduce harmful bacteria.
Steam Processing (H2O): There are many different techniques being used throughout the industry that are acceptable forms of pasteurization that even meet the USDA Organic Program standards. Short bursts of steam are shot onto the outer skin of the almond and do not effect the nutritional integrity of the almond. This process does NOT “cook” proteins or destroy vitamins and minerals.
The steam does not change the nutritional characteristics of the almonds.
Propylene Oxide (PPO): This too is a surface treatment and does not affect the nutritional characteristics of the almonds. PPO has been used on foods since 1958 and is proven to be very effective at reducing harmful bacteria on the almonds and poses no risk to consumers. PPO residue dissipates after treatment. * The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed that PPO poses no health risk. *
** LABELED “RAW ALMONDS” – The FDA, the agency that regulates packaging labeling, has determined that raw almonds treated via Steam or PPO methods may be labeled RAW under FDA guidelines. **
ONLY TREATS THE OUTSIDE – Steam (H2O) and Propylene Oxide (PPO) treatments only affect the outside surface of the almond. Unlike juice, milk, eggs and canned foods, raw almonds can achieve equal safety protection against harmful bacteria without affecting the inner core.
WHAT MIGHT I NOTICE? – Many of the industry leaders use the PPO method. It is reasonable in price and is not noticeable to the consumer. Most retail stores and warehouses will sell RAW Almonds that have been PPO Treated. We find that most of our consumers that are looking for “non-pasteurized almonds” are very against the PPO Treatment since it is a chemical process (regardless of the EPA’s findings).
Steam (H2o) treated raw almonds might have a slightly different color to them. Especially on the scratched areas on the almond, H20 will dull the bright white scratches, and soften the overall almond. You will notice they are not as crunchy as non-H20 treated almonds.
NOTE: This is the Government Lying to your face about Pasteurization doesn’t change the Nutrient Content and that Propylene oxide (PPO) is perfectly safe.
They are such Pathetic Liars it’s almost funny. They just bold face lie in face of the fact that their own agencies say that (PPO) is a proven CARCINOGEN and a proven MUTAGEN!
WHAT THE HELL’S THE MATTER WITH THESE PEOPLE!!! Jesus F. Christ!!!
Forbidden Fruits: Whatever Medicinal Foods The F.D.A. Forbids
Vitamin B-17, Raw Bitter Almonds, and Apricot Seeds
In 2007, bitter almonds were becoming popular throughout alternative medicine for their vitamin B-17 (laetrile) content. Health food stores had stopped selling B-17 in the form of apricot seeds in 2002, due to armed raids. The F.D.A. openly banned apricot seeds and laetrile extracts, because they had been published as a cure for cancer. Curing cancer is illegal in America. The British government followed suit, and did the very same things during 2002. Innocent people in both countries were arrested and wrongfully charged as criminals for merely selling apricot seeds, a carrier of vitamin B-17.
Bitter almonds were later discovered to be the highest source of this vitamin. Vitamin B-17 was still somewhat a newly-discovered vitamin, and it is rare in nature. In fact, there are organizations that are affiliated with orthodox medicine which still refuse to officially recognize laetrile as a vitamin. The reason for the exploding popularity of vitamin B-17, and thereby bitter almonds, was due to the fact that vitamin B-17 has dramatic and miraculous tumor-killing properties. While alternative medicine has had other effective and non-toxic cancer cures since the 1930’s, this new vitamin really looked like the magic bullet. There were reports everywhere of cancers being killed merely from patients eating bitter almonds daily. Soon there would be almond extract capsules, so that these same patients would only need a cheap, non-toxic pill per day. This did not bode well for the most lucrative segment of the medical industry. Hundreds of billions of dollars were expected to be lost in the oncology market.
In September of 2007, the F.D.A. made the claim that raw almonds had been linked to two salmonella outbreaks in five years, and that all almonds needed to be pasteurized for safety. Almonds had suddenly become “dangerous”. The salmonella outbreaks were not due to organic almonds, which is reminiscent of the many meat recalls. Salmonella and e-coli are present in our foods only because of grossly unhygienic factory conditions; not because our foods are inherently putrid. For bitter almonds, the required pasteurization would bring forth only one significant change to them. It would neutralize the vitamin B-17, and that was their agenda. Pristine bitter almonds are the most easily accessible source of vitamin B-17. They are illegal now by F.D.A. fiat. The bitter almond tree had already been banned from the U.S. in 1995. They even went so far as to make the tree itself illegal.
Never before in history had any nation practiced the absurdity of pasteurizing dry (even salted) nuts by force. Americans cannot domestically buy raw almonds for food anymore, and much more importantly, Americans are being prevented from using bitter almonds (vitamin B-17) to cure cancers. Judging from the F.D.A.’s bizarre aggression towards almonds which contain intact vitamin B-17, and apricot seeds, it is easy to conclude just how powerful and effective vitamin B-17 is for curing cancers, at least for those of us who are knowledgeable about the F.D.A.’s unwavering history of censoring effective treatments.
Despite floods of phone calls and letters of disapproval to the U.S.D.A. and the F.D.A., almonds sold inside the U.S. must now be pasteurized. These same agencies have notified food producers that they should dishonestly label their pasteurized almonds as ‘raw’ (the opposite of pasteurized), and that the food producers will get the government’s full blessing. Therefore, almonds in the United States which are labeled as ‘raw’, are actually deceptively labeled, and we recommend boycotting all companies that participate in this sham.
Most almonds are pasteurized with propylene oxide. Propylene oxide is a known carcinogen, and it is on California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals that cause cancer and reproductive harm. This means that the majority of almonds sold within the U.S. are not only nutritionally neutralized, but they contain dangerous chemical byproducts as well, which cause cancers. Before the F.D.A. decreed that almonds must be tainted, almonds were so healthful that they could cure cancer without side effects in most test subjects. So, alternative medicine’s magic bullet had to go.
When we last checked, Whole Foods Market only sells bitter almonds that are pasteurized by steam, which is an improvement over the poisonous pasteurization methods; but it still degrades the nutritional value of the almonds, and of course, it eliminates most of the vitamin B-17. There is usually no way to know which method was used for pasteurization at most retailers, because the pertinent labeling laws were made to benefit the chemical industry, and deceive consumers.
Aren’t Bitter Almonds Poisonous?
According to the modern F.D.A., bitter almonds are poisonous, but they only became a serious health danger after it was discovered that they contain the cancer-destroying vitamin B-17. Bitter almonds, like apples, had been eaten by humanity during the previous 9,000 years of history without any major incidents. Apple seeds contain B-17 too, and that’s how apples really do keep the doctors away. A ban on apples may be forthcoming.
These shameless fear mongers typically cite that B-17 (laetrile) contains prussic acid (a chemical precursor to cyanide compounds) and hydrocyanic acid (also in the cyanide family). Similar benign compounds exist in organic forms within most of our healthier foods, so while it is true that bitter almonds contain these compounds like other healthy foods do, it is also equally true that our science does not understand how these organic forms of cyanide operate inside the body. Thus, the danger of bitter almonds is gratuitously assumed, based upon the discovery of these compounds, even though there is no empirical evidence of people actually being harmed by them. It is a version of ‘science’ which promotes assumptions as facts for political and financial gain, so that we must remain dependent upon their system, even as we are dying from it.
We could not find a single, verifiable and credible case of death by almonds. The proposition seems patently ridiculous in the light of common sense. We did find accolades of deaths from almonds in some medical journals, blogs, and various pro-pharma web sites, but it was impossible to trace any of those reports to real, deceased people. The victims did not seem to exist upon investigation, and this speaks volumes about the tactics of our adversaries. In the handful of cases in which bitter almonds or other sources of laetrile were cited as the cause of death, the victims did not show the classic symptoms of cyanide poisoning. In most cases, the victims were taking chemotherapy, and their symptoms closely matched those of death by chemotherapy. The most publicized death was Chad Green’s, who supposedly “died of alternative treatments”. He was given chemotherapy too, and all of the actors agreed that their poisonous chemicals were totally safe — it was the almonds that did him in.
Now Barely Legal — Vitamin B-17
Vitamin B-17 has technically become legal in the United States again, but it is still banned as a treatment by the F.D.A. This means that Americans may legally own B-17, give it away, or sell it; but doctors are officially forbidden from using or even discussing B-17, unless a patient mentions the subject first. Any doctor who prescribes or condones the use of laetrile in a cancer case is required to report himself to the F.D.A. for disciplinary action. The A.M.A. is fully backing the F.D.A. on this issue, and one has to ponder why they are so terrified of this little vitamin. A seller still places himself in great legal jeopardy if he discloses what his B-17 products are medically capable of, because this would be considered by the F.D.A. to be practicing medicine, making unapproved medical claims, and promoting a banned “drug”.
Be careful when discussing such things with a regular doctor, because he may tell child protective services that your child is being “medically neglected”, and if he doesn’t do it, the A.M.A. certainly will whenever it is notified. They have no reservations about destroying families to protect their lucrative industry.
Vitamin B-17 is Not a Supplement
Vitamin B-17 is still being used as an alternative cancer treatment today, but it is not an essential nutrient. It should not be used as a supplement because it is generally unnecessary for good health, and the effects of using it over an extended period are unknown. Misuse or improper use of concentrated B-17/laetrile may be harmful in some situations. Those with liver or kidney cancers should not use vitamin B-17, because it can place additional stress upon these organs, and such patients may be unable to tolerate it.
Written by Sarah C. Corriher
Published: November 28, 2009
Is it true that raw almonds must now be pasteurized? If so, what are the health implications of this new requirement?
Yes, starting on September 1, 2007, it became illegal for 100% raw almonds to be manufactured and sold in the United States, with two exceptions (discussed below). You can read the new law and its specific provisions by going to the website address of the California Almond Board at http://www.almondboard.com.
The origins of this new law date back to 2001, when an outbreak of Salmonella poisoning in Canada was traced back to an almond grower in California. At that time, the California Department of Health Services worked with that grower to increase the safety of almond production. But when a second round of Salmonella problems occurred with an entirely different grower, the federal government stepped in to consider a more comprehensive set of actions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), together with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), California Almond Board, and other agencies drafted legislation designed to prevent further Salmonella outbreaks based on post-harvest processing of almonds.
Specifically, these government agencies designed a mandatory pasteurization program in which handlers of almonds would be required to process the almonds in such a way that a dramatic reduction in the amount of Salmonella bacteria would take place. (In technical terms, a minimum 4-log reduction was set forth as the standard. A minimum 5-log reduction was also discussed, but not adopted.) To achieve this dramatic reduction in Salmonella bacteria, two major alternatives were envisioned: (1) exposure to steam heat sufficient to raise the surface temperature of the almond kernels to about 200°F (93°C) or (2) insertion of the kernels into a closed chamber where they could be exposed to propylene oxide gas (please note that fumigation with propylene oxide is not allowed in the processing of almonds if the almonds are going to be sold as certified organic).
Two exceptions to these processing requirements were included in the legislation. First, almond growers can receive exemption from these requirements if they can show that their ordinary manufacturing process achieves the same minimum 4-log reduction in Salmonella content. For example, their ordinary manufacturing process might include enough dry roasting or blanching to accomplish this same goal. Second, almond growers can also receive exemption if they will only be selling their almonds directly to customers at local markets, with a limit of 100 pounds per person per day in direct farmer’s market sales.
What are the health implications of this new legislation that went into effect on September 1, 2007? First, I am expecting us to see a certain amount of potentially problematic almonds being prevented from entering the marketplace, and that prevention will be a good thing. Second, I am also expecting us to see some nutrient loss in steam-heated almonds that will be unwanted, and, in the case of many almonds, also unnecessary. Third, I am expecting us to see some propylene oxide residues in almonds that were gassed to reduce Salmonella concentrations, and this will be a bad thing because propylene oxide is classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a probable human carcinogen.
In the long run, I believe that the only solution to the Salmonella-and-almonds predicament will be to understand the underlying reasons why Salmonella bacteria become present in certain batches of almonds and to correct these underlying problems, which I believe have most likely evolved due to non-sustainable approaches to almond growing and inappropriate post-harvest processing. Yet, in the meantime, if you are looking for 100% raw, organically grown almonds, your only option is to purchase from a grower at a local farmer’s market, from a grower who has received exemption from the mandatory processing rules, or from a certified organic almond grower outside of the United States who exports almonds to this country.
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YOUR RAW ALMONDS AREN’T RAW
MAY 11, 2013
Almonds are a big thing now. I see my co-workers snacking on bags of them, they are in pre-packed snack sized bags by the checkout stands of most stores, and they are toted as the best snack to hit the 2000s!
I, too, enjoy almonds on occasion. In fact, we make homemade nut butter with them some times. But did you know that the raw almonds you’ve been spending your hard-earned cash on are pasteurized by way of chemicals or steam? Huh…does that sound like an oxymoron or is it just me?
How Almonds are Pasteurized
In the year 2007, after two outbreaks of Salmonella in Almonds from California in 2001 and 2004, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) required that all almonds sold as raw in the United States must be sanitized by way of pasteurization.
“In response to these outbreaks, the Almond Board of California — a quasi-governmental marketing agency representing California’s almond growers — decided that the best way to ensure the safety and reputation of its product was to henceforth require the pasteurization of all almonds grown in the Golden State, which amount to virtually all almonds sold in this country.” (source)
The almonds that come out of California make up nearly all of the United State’s supply and about 85% of the world’s supply. Since the USDA has required that all raw almonds be pasteurized, there are two methods that are generally used: (1) The use of steam to sanitize the almonds, and (2) a chemical called PPO (proylene oxide). PPO is how most almonds are pasteurized since it is cheaper than the steam method. PPO, however, is labeled a possible carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
How to Avoid Almonds Treated with PPO
This is tough for consumers since companies aren’t required to label whether they have pasteurized their almonds via PPO or by steam. The #1 way to avoid PPO is by buying all of your almonds organic. If the product is USDA-Certified Organic, by law it cannot be pasteurized with PPO or any chemicals. This is also the only way to ensure that you avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs), pesticides, and insecticides.
Your Raw Almonds Aren’t Raw
Now this is where it really starts to grind my gears.
“The FDA believes that since the ‘essential characteristics’ of almonds are unchanged by pasteurization (whether by steam or PPO), it is acceptable to label pasteurized almonds as raw.” (source)
Poppycock! By pasteurizing the almonds, they are no longer raw! I mostly take issue with the fact that almonds are labeled “raw” and the public is not privy to the fact that the almonds have either been chemically treated with PPOs or heated to high temperatures via steam. Considering the cost of “raw” almonds, you would think the general public would have a right to know that the almonds are in fact, no longer, considered raw.
However, with that in mind, it has been said that you can still sprout the raw almonds – which can be considered a sign of life. Preliminary studies have said that the nutrient and antioxidant contents of the nuts are not significantly altered by way of steam pasteurization.
But do we really need to pasteurize almonds?
“Some public health experts said even if raw organic almond producers don’t subject their almonds to pasteurization, the nuts might be safer than conventionally produced almonds because the organic farms don’t use pesticides and often are careful about exposing their crop to contaminants such as animal waste because that could threaten their organic certification.
Dr. Robert S. Lawrence, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, said studies have shown that under 1 percent of almonds are contaminated by a variety of salmonella strains. He compares that to much higher percentages in some meats.” (source)
How to Buy Truly Raw Almonds
One way you can ensure that you are getting truly raw almonds is to buy imported raw almonds. But, of course, read the label to make sure they are truly raw unless otherwise stated. You can also buy directly from the farmer and at farmers markets, this is one way you can ensure that you are getting the real deal by asking questions at the source.
How do you buy your almonds and nuts?
Sources: Natural Grocers: Almond Pasteurization, Huffington Post: Raw Almonds, Mark’s Daily Apples: “Raw” Almonds.
Trying to avoid almonds that are ‘gassed’? Here’s a little guide
Since 2007, the “almond rule” has mandated that most almonds grown in California’s 400-mile-long Central Valley region (where just about all domestic almonds come from) receive one of these pasteurization treatments. Organic almonds are always steam treated, and truly raw almonds can still be purchased either at farmers markets or farm stands in California (in quantities of 100 pounds or less) and also can be imported from abroad.
Growers can also ask for an exemption for almonds that receive further processing such as roasting, blanching, or other heat treatments, but it is entirely possible that roasted almonds, or even ones incorporated into foods (such as crackers and cookies) have been “pasteurized” with one of the above methods beforehand.
When we put the question to the customer service departments of several popular brands of almonds sold both in stores and online, here is what we were told:
* Costco brand Kirkland Signature: Both the Kirkland Signature chocolate-covered and whole almonds are fumigated with PPO, which a spokesman said he was told doesn’t remain in the nuts, despite the fact that almonds containing residues of up to 300 parts per million of this chemical, which California regards as a “known carcinogen,” can be legally sold.
* Planters: The age-old Planters brand (now a division of Kraft Foods) told Food Identity Theft that all of its almonds are steam treated, even ones that receive further heat treatments such as oil or dry roasting.
* Diamond of California: All Diamond brand almonds receive the PPO gas treatment. A Diamond, spokesperson added that it’s possible the company’s Emerald line of roasted almonds (referred to as “snack nuts”) may be “pasteurized” as well, but they have not confirmed that as of yet.
* Blue Diamond Almonds: While its sliced and slivered almonds are steam pasteurized, its whole-nut “natural” line is treated with the toxic PPO gas, according to a representative. Other Blue Diamond Almonds products such as Almond Breeze, Nut Chips and Nut Thins, however, use steam-treated almonds, with any whole “naturals” going to Canada being steamed rather than fumigated.
* Whole Foods store 365 brand: All Whole Foods-labeled almonds are steam-treated, since the use of PPO gas, according to a company spokesperson, would be “completely unacceptable to our standards.”
* Back to Nature: After a very long wait (and some very bad call-waiting music), we were informed that this brand, which is also owned by Kraft Foods, only uses the steam method.
* Superior Nut Company: Every single one of Superior’s non-organic almonds are fumigated with PPO. However, the organic selection sold in bulk at the company’s website, NutsinBulk.com, is not fumigated. In fact, if these almonds are indeed imported from Spain as the company told us they are (although it’s not confirmed at the website), they could be truly “raw” and not even be required to receive the steam treatment.
* Trader Joe’s store brand: Trader Joe’s reported that “no almond with our name on it” would ever receive the gas treatment, meaning all of the company’s branded almonds are steam-treated.
((( * Nuts.com: Hello Wade, Thank you for contacting us. The Organic Apricot Kernels are Steam Pasteurized. If you have any questions, please let us know. Nuts.com Customer Care )))
A group of almond growers will be headed back to court shortly over this “pasteurization” issue, arguing that the U.S. Department of Agriculture overstepped its authority when it required the California Central Valley growers to treat their almonds. Citizens for Health and its board chair, Washington D.C. Attorney Jim Turner, are among groups that have filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of the almond growers.
In the meantime, this information might come in handy if you’re looking for almonds that haven’t gone to the gas chamber.
Posted by Linda Bonvie
August 7, 2012
Now don’t think for one second that the FDA cares about the Good Heath, or even the lives of American Citizens. And that goes for the Mainstream Media also.
I don’t know how many, if any people died in the two Salmonella Outbreaks for the reasoning behind the Medicinal Almond Destruction Program, but I know how many Americans die each year because of FDA Approved Drugs…440,000. And this is every year.
It’s called (ADR) Adverse Drug Reactions. It’s about people who PROPERLY take FDA approved Drugs, which are PROPERLY Prescribed by the American Medical Association and Properly Administered by Doctors.
Everything was done PROPERLY and yet we still lose 440,000 thousand people each year, to what everyone says are PREVENTABLE DEATHS.
And the only thing the FDA has done about it, is to try and get more drugs approved more quickly with less Checks, Balances and Testing. And to PROTECT Big Pharma from Law Suits brought over these deadly Medications, under the heading of National Security.
It’s like our National Security is an excuse to more easily hurt American Citizens. I don’t know about you, but “They” don’t make me feel any safer or more secure. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite.
And of course the Mainstream Media, (owned by the same people who own Big Pharma), are completely complicit, since “They” never talk about it…NEVER! They like to scare people and talk about death all the time, except when it can be proved they are complicit in those deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans.
This is why I don’t pay any attention at all when the media says someone was killed, raped, murdered or whatever. Because I know the Media doesn’t really give a crap about the good health of Americans. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite!
Why Learn about Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR)?
* Over 2 MILLION serious ADRs yearly
* 440,000 DEATHS yearly
* ADRs are the 4th leading cause of death ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents and automobile deaths