more on the FDA, aspartame and bovine growth hormone

Posted by houndrat on Friday Feb 15, 2008 Under health

So, why don’t I trust the FDA?? I’ve got two words for you—aspartame and bovine growth hormone.? Okay, so maybe my counting skills are lacking, but my research skills aren’t.? And it doesn’t take much searching to figure out that the FDA blew it big time when it approved the? alternative sweetener? half the? country is addicted to and the cow hormone injections? routinely ingested by our children.

So, you think NutraSweet? is safe, just because our government approved? it for use in foods and drinks?? ? Please.? If you’re buying that load of hooey, then please, come buy our Southern California house at the premium we paid for it over two years ago.? Scout’s honor—it’s worth at least as much as the FDA’s word on chemical sweeteners.

For example, did you know that some of the ingredients in aspartame convert to formaldehyde in your body?? And if you did, were you then aware that formaldehyde is a Class-A carcinogen?? ? So, every time you take a sip of that diet soda, you’re taking a little sip of the main ingredient in embalming fluid.? I guess it’s sort of ironic, in a way, because if you drink enough of it over time, you might be the next one requiring the services of a good undertaker.? ? So, how refreshing is that fizzing super-sized cup of toxic chemicals looking now?

Also, were you aware that aspartame acts as a neuro-exciter, and in all likelihood over-stimulates brain cells—to their death?? ? I mean, if I’m going to whack some brain cells, at least give me a good buzz and some pink elephants to go with it.? Hey, and there’s even better news.? Apparently, this effect is cumulative over time.? So, if you want to do a little science experiment on your brain, keep chugging those 64 oz Super Big Gulps and see what happens.

Where does the FDA fit in?? Well, to start with, they banned the stuff for 8 years.? Sounds good so far?? Yeah, just wait.? Eventually, the head of the FDA approved the stuff.? ? Why?? Gee, I don’t know.? Taking a big, bloody stab in the dark—perhaps it had something to do with? him then jumping ship and joining the aspartame folks’ public relations firm for oodles of money.? ? Coincidence, oh yee-of-too-much faith muses?? There’s more.? The government lawyers who dismissed the case against the aspartame folks’ then went to work for their? law firm.? Again, oodles of money were involved.? Not ready to jump off the FDA band wagon yet?? Then alas, I fear you are already suffering from the effects of excessive Equal consumption.? Feel free to read the entire story about aspartame and the FDA, as well as side-effects.?

Now, I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t leave me feeling all warm and fuzzy about the good ole Food and Drug Administration.? Either they’re incompetent, unscrupulous, or, as I suspect, a little of both.? I mean, by far and away aspartame has the most adverse effects reported to the FDA every year.? Do you really think if this was something that didn’t make billions of dollars it would still be on the market?? But with Monsanto and the diet soda industry involved, good luck getting it removed.? Just don’t be surprised when the people at the FDA and Diet Pepsi start to invest heavily in cancer drugs.?

And then comes the bovine growth hormone.? It’s basically the same old story.? The bottom line?? FDA goofs, American public pays.? If you haven’t watched the youtubevideo on the subject yet (maybe you missed it in my? previous? blog), now’s the time.

Yes, I’m a little bitter.? See, when I buy my milk, I’m not really looking for a hormone and antibiotic cocktail.? Why the antibiotics?? Because the growth hormone approved by the FDA causes mastitis in the cows, which in turn requires antibiotics.? And we’re not talking a few doses.? Basically, the homrones necessitate the cows to be on antibiotics for the entirety of their milking existence.? A really nice side-effect of all this? Our new antibiotic resistant cooties.? Not to mention the possible health effects of the hormones in and of themselves.? Hey, it’s not good enough for Canada, but Americans will drink it.? They’ll drink anything.?

I’m sure you’re familiar with the old saying—you are what you eat.? Well, I guess all I’m saying is I don’t want to be a cancer-ridden, brain-cell deficient, hormone and antibiotic-laden freakshow, courtesy of our very own FDA.

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2 Responses to “more on the FDA, aspartame and bovine growth hormone”

  1. Allen Taylor Says:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Allen Taylor

  2. Ashton Cox Says:

    i read somewhere on the internet that long term consumption of Aspartame is not really good for the health. -’,

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