Posts Tagged War On Food & Supplements
June 28, 2012
By their very website their charter clearly states:
“FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.”1
Some would surmise that since the FDA – with the above maxim to boot – is a Government Agency, then it must be doing its’ job. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
A few glaring instances of their failure to follow their very adage will be presented below. These examples implicitly dissolve the FDA’s very dictum.
Let’s now take a gander at an excerpt from the unparalleled book 63 Documents The Government Dosn’t Want You To Read by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell.
Each year, more than 300,000 Americans are hospitalized and 5,000 die after consuming contaminated foods and beverages. Recent high-profile outbreaks of foodborne illness have raised serious questions about FDA’s inspections process and its ability to protect the Nation’s food supply. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry requested that the Office of Inspector General [OIG] review the extent to which FDA conducts food facility inspections and identifies violations.
FDA inspects food facilities to ensure food safety and compliance with regulations. During an inspection, FDA inspectors may identify potential violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act as well as other applicable laws and regulations. Based on the outcome of the inspection, FDA assigns a facility one of three classifications: official action indicated [OAI], voluntary action indicated [VAI], or no action indicated [NAI]. In addition, FDA may choose to change a facility’s initial classification to another classification under certain circumstances.
FDA relies on several approaches to determine whether a facility corrected the violations found by inspectors. FDA may review evidence provided by a food facility describing any completed corrective actions. FDA may also reinspect a facility to verify that corrections were made.
On average, FDA inspects less than a quarter of food facilities each year, and the number of facilities inspected has declined over time. Between the fiscal years [FY] 2004 & 2008, FDA inspected annually an average of 24 percent of the food facilities subject to its inspection. Except for a few instances, there are no specific guidelines that govern the frequency with which inspections should occur. Further, the number of food facilities that FDA inspected declined between FY’s 2004 & 2008, even as the number of food facilities increased. In addition, the number of inspections of facilities that have been desginated by FDA as “high risk” has also declined. FDA officials noted the overall decline in FDA inspections was largely due to a decline in staffing levels.
Fifty-six percent of food facilities have gone 5 or more years without an FDA inspection. FDA identified 51,229 food facilities that were subject to inspection and were in business from the start of FY 2004 until the end of FY 2008. Of these, 56 percent were not inspected at all, 14 percent were inspected a single time, and the remaining 30 percent were inspected two or more times. If FDA does not routinely inspect food facilities, it is unable to guarantee that these facilities are complying with applicable laws and regulations.
The number of facilities that received OAI classifications has declined over time. The number of inspected facilities that received OAI classsficiations decreased from 614 in FY 204 to 283 in FY 2008. The percentage of facilities that received OAI classifications also dropped from nearly 4 percent to nearly 2 percent during this 5-year period. In addition, nearly three-quarters of the facilities that received OAI classifications in FY 2008 had a history of violations. Two percent of facilities that received OAI classifications refused to grant FDA officials access to their records.
FDA took regulatory action againts 46 percent of the facilities with initial OAI classifications; for the remainder, FDA either lowered the classification or took no regulatory action. In FY 2007, a total of 446 facilities initialy received OAI classifications. FDA took regulatory action against 46 percent of these facilities. For the remainder, FDA lowered the OAI classification for 29 percent and took no regulatory action for 25 percent.
For 36 percent of the facilities with OAI classifications in FY 2007, FDA took no additional steps to ensure that the violations were corrected. In FY 2007, 280 facilities received OAI classifications that were not lowered by FDA. For 36 percent of these facilities, FDA did not reinspect them within a year of the inspection or review other evidence provided by facilities to ensure that the violations were corrected.2
As can be gathered by the information above, the FDA has had an extremely questionable modus operandi for starters. Their failure to act in many circumstances against violating facilities not only shows their lack of initiative to tackle issues that are imperative, but in addition also showcases the downright negligence to carry out their charter, which poses a great threat to the American public’s health.
The fact that the FDA does not also have the manpower to conduct its much needed operations is no excuse for the poor inspection performance either.
In addition to their lassitude in face of violations, the FDA has also undertaken a censorship operation in attacking walnuts, not only claiming they pose no health benefits, but also stating them to be “unapproved drugs.”3 In fact there is plentiful evidence that points to the contrary.4 Not only have walnuts been shown to help againts osteoporosis, but its also been shown to safeguard againts cancer.5
Now why would the FDA undertake a campaign againts a food that helps fight cancer? Was that just one case in which they attacked by ‘coincidence’ a benificial food, or are there other examples of this? Do they have an agenda we do not know about? Is there additional evidence of this? If there is evidence, how deep does this dilemma go? We will attempt to tackle many of these questions in the next segment that touches deeper upon the FDA’s hazardous track record.
For now, always remember, healthy skepticism never hurt anybody. And always make sure to do your research irrespective of topic – it can only be benificial.
Sources for this article:
 63 Document’s The Government Does Not Want You To Read. Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell. Skyhorse Publishing. New York. 2011. p.146, 147, 148.
Rawesome Foods’ James Stewart now a political prisoner of California; arrested in $1 million warrant ambush by rogue state government
Saturday, March 03, 2012
by Mike Adams
[NaturalNews] Rawesome Foods defendants James Steward and Sharon Palmer were ambushed in California court yesterday when they appeared for a preliminary hearing about the multiple felony charges that have been ludicrously placed against them for engaging in farm-fresh food production and distribution. In court, they were ambushed with a $1 million arrest warrant (James) and a $2 million arrest warrant (Sharon), then handcuffed and marched away by agents of the corrupt state.
James Stewart and Sharon Palmer are now political prisoners of the state of California, a rogue governmental body that is, through its actions, openly declaring war on family farming and real food. Observers present at the hearing described the ambush as something “done out of pure unadulterated intimidation” by a rogue government that has abandoned all law.
James Stewart, Sharon Palmer are now political prisoners held by a criminal state
NaturalNews has learned that Amnesty International has been contacted in the hopes that the organization may help negotiate the releases of these political prisoners from the California gulag system. Today, trading in raw milk in America now makes you a criminal viewed by the state as worse than a child rapist. The most heinous crime you can commit in California, apparently, is to provide infant nutrition via raw fresh milk.
Yesterday I released a new InfoGraphic describing the differences between raw (fresh) milk and dead pasteurized milk. It’s very enlightening and well worth sharing. You can view it here:
Documented proof of a rogue shadow government operating in California
NaturalNews has acquired documented proof that the government operatives leading the charge against raw milk in California are, in fact,rogue criminal agentswho have no legal standing, no jurisdiction and no legal immunity against the civil prosecutions that will soon be targeting them.
On Sunday night, we will publish the documented proof that reveals how the California justice system (and law enforcement system) has been taken over by a network of rogue agents who have no allegiance to the United States Constitution nor the California Constitution, and that their mission is to destroy family farms in order to put the state on a path toward Communist-style state control over all resources: food, farms, and even private property.
NaturalNews will also reveal how the California legislature warned about this very event and codified a warning into the public record, stating under California Code:
…in numerous foreign countries the legally constituted governments have been overthrown and totalitarian dictatorships established therein against the will of the people, and the establishment of similar dictatorships in other countries is imminently threatening. The successful establishment of totalitarian dictatorships has consistently been aided, accompanied, or accomplished by repeated acts of treachery, deceit, teaching of false doctrines, teaching untruth, together with organized confusion, insubordination, and disloyalty, fostered, directed, instigated, or employed by communist organizations and their members in such countries.
Source: California Code, section 1027.5 (c), on public record at leginfo.ca.gov
This is precisely what is happening right now against Rawesome Foods, James Stewart, Sharon Palmer and Victoria Bloch.
Check NaturalNews.com Sunday night (or Monday morning) for this important announcement, with links to all cited documentation.
Friday, March 02, 2012
By: Ethan A. Huff
[NaturalNews] In response to a recent incident in North Carolina where government food police confiscated a four-year-old’s homemade lunch and forced her to eat processed chicken nuggets, a group of parents recently held a “lunch-in” at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., to take a stand for food freedom. Organized by the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR), the lunch-in featured turkey and cheese sandwiches, potato chips, bananas, and apple juice boxes, which were the very same foods nabbed by the unidentified school agent.
In case you missed it, an official from West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford, N.C., recently decided that one young student’s sack lunch did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for a healthy meal. So he or she — the school still has not disclosed the identity of the agent — confiscated the girl’s lunch, and forced her to purchase chicken nuggets from the school’s cafeteria (http://www.naturalnews.com).
The USDA’s guidelines state that sack lunches brought from home must contain one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of either fruit or vegetables. While the young girl’s lunch contained cheese, it did not contain “milk,” and also only contained one serving of fruit, which is presumably why the agent felt it necessary to confiscate her lunch and force her through the cafeteria line. At the same time, the Division of Child Development reportedly stated in a later review that the girl’s lunch appears to have met all the guidelines, and that the confiscation was unwarranted.
The irony, of course, is that the three processed chicken nuggets the girl ended up eating fail even worse to meet the USDA guidelines, which are questionable in the first place. Processed, homogenized milk products, for instance, which are obviously what the USDA is referring to with the “one serving of milk” category, are hardly nutritious, as a recent study out of Harvard University found that processed milk from factory farms is linked to causing cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/035081_pasteurized_milk_cancer_dairy.html).
But the government has no business regulating, let alone invasively inspecting, the home-packed lunches of schoolchildren, and forcing them to eat government-sanctioned cafeteria food, regardless of the circumstances. And part of NCPPR’s demonstration was to stand in solidarity for food freedom against a government that is “waging war on lunch.”
Judge in Wisconsin raw milk prosecution against Vernon Hershberger exposed as having no sworn oath, no legal standing
Friday, March 02, 2012
by Mike Adams
[NaturalNews] From a live video stream from the food freedom protests in Wisconsin today, an announcement has been made that an investigation into Judge Jackie Owens reveals she has no record of a sworn oath on file, meaning she has no allegiance to protecting and defending the United States Constitution.
If confirmed, this means Jackie Owens is IMPERSONATING a Judge and operating from a position of legal and criminal fraud. All judicial officers (including judges) are required by both state and federal law to sign oaths of office that state the following (with some minor variation state to state):
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States; that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.
Organizers of the raw milk food freedom rally in Wisconsin are now putting together a lawsuit to sue Jackie Owens for fraud and misrepresentation. This is turning the tables against the corrupt sellout system of fraudulent lawmakers and law enforcers who do not even operate from an allegiance to the United States Constitution.
America has been infiltrated by a network of “shadow government” operatives who have infected the highest levels of our court system, police departments, Sheriff’s offices and District Attorney officers. NaturalNews is developing additional breaking news information on this front and expects to announce more details in the next three days, assuming the establishment doesn’t somehow manage to “Breitbart” me first.