Friday, February 3, 2012

Sugar ban urged while frankenfood dangers ignored

Welcome to the wacky, topsy-turvy world of food administration in conservaland. This is where nontoxic, natural substances are demonized while poisonous artificial sweeteners and frankenfoods are heavily promoted with no regulation whatsoever.

In an article that sounds like it's straight out of the Onion, a team of researchers at the University of California-San Francisco has demanded that distribution of food containing sugar be restricted like tobacco, alcohol, and hard drugs. This despite the fact that there has never been a link made between sugar and cancer, and the only sugar-related deaths are from overconsumption - a peril that exists with any foodstuff, not just sugar.

Yet they ignore the effects of artificial sweeteners, which have been proven to cause cancer, birth defects, and other health woes. They also sweep under the rug the dangers of the genetically modified frankenfoods that now fill supermarket shelves - and which are not labeled as being genetically engineered, thus leaving consumers in the dark.

Gee, I wonder who funded the researchers' study?

It's already known that the FDA approved aspartame because of Donald Rumsfeld's ties to aspartame maker G.D. Searle, and that this toxin is still on store shelves because of influence by Monsanto (which purchased Searle). I don't know whether Monsanto bankrolled the UCSF study, but I'm sure some powerful captains of the industry did.

We're supposed to have a system based on informed choice. That's why I believe products containing artificial sweeteners should be required to prominently carry a skull-and-crossbones - the universal symbol for poison.

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