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  • The food industry, like Big Pharma, controls the FDA and USDA

    http://www.naturalnews.com/029787_fo...orruption.html
    MDA PRIMAL LIBERTARIAN GROUP

  • #2
    Also, the moon orbits the earth and the Pope is an old white Catholic man.
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    • #3
      Interesting name for a group; The Union of Concerned Scientist.

      Articles like this make me feel even more empowered with this lifestyle. While I do not adhere to every single aspect I am all about the concept of buying locally in order to gain control over one of the most important yet basic needs we have as a species. An extra 10-15 minutes of commute to the Farmer's Market is worth the extra time and cost when we compare the use and amount of pesticides used in our food supply.

      With any Governmental agency you'll have things like this due to lack of funding, no real oversight thanks to those lovely tax cuts people are always begging for. The concept is great but people need to understand when you take money away from one thing it will ultimately affect something else. There are trade off in everything.
      Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

      Mary Pickford

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      • #4
        The USDA exists to aide the food industry so that's not really much of a shocker. It is a shame that good economics means sick people. The FDA on the other hand *supposedly* exists to keep people safe! That is a damn lie and they know it. *stab stab*
        Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

        Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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        • #5
          Politicians won't touch this either because it will hurt their campaign funds. So, who is going to stop it? Articles like this are a good start. Enough exposure and bad press can often make people sweat.

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          • #6
            A lot of politicians rotate in and out of jobs with these companies, in between their government "service".

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            • #7
              Very sad. I haven't seen Food Inc., but I am sure it covers some of this. Michael Moore, get on this please.... haha

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              • #8
                The problem isn't with the FDA or politicians. We all know theres not enough money to go around then throw in campaign contributions. It's a system thats meant to be played like a violin. The problem is that this information is out there for everyone to see and they make the choice to look into it or not. People must take responsibility for themselves at some point.
                Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

                Mary Pickford

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by chowza View Post
                  Also, the moon orbits the earth and the Pope is an old white Catholic man.
                  LOL, everyone's making me laugh today. Although that's strange, as I've been told I have a heart made of avocado pit and no sense of humor

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AppalachianMatt View Post
                    The problem isn't with the FDA or politicians. We all know theres not enough money to go around then throw in campaign contributions. It's a system thats meant to be played like a violin. The problem is that this information is out there for everyone to see and they make the choice to look into it or not. People must take responsibility for themselves at some point.
                    When a 'watchdog' orginization is actively helping kill those it's supposed to protect, the problem is with the orginization, whether better information is available or not. A watchdog that turns on it's master must be brought to heel or killed. The FDA needs to do it's job or be terminated.
                    Other than that I agree with you
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                    • #11
                      I can understand your point exactly and do agree with you on that front. If your mission is to keep a watchful eye in order to bring new information to light and you're a part of the cover-up then they should be disbanded or at least exposed for what they truly are. I've also read articles where watchdog groups were actually set up by the very industry they are supposedly keep an eye on. Occasionally they leak somewhat hurtful info to their cause to make it seem like someone is paying attention and improvements are made. Now if thats true or not I don't know but an interesting topic for deabte.
                      Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

                      Mary Pickford

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 979roadrunner View Post
                        The FDA needs to do it's job or be terminated.
                        I'd rather they not do their 'job'. It creates protected industries that hurt consumer choices and increase costs - besides the violations of individual liberties. The FDA should be eliminated - and/or all its staff be forced to abide by the food pyramid and take the medicines they approve.

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                        • #13
                          Speaking unofficially as someone who knows quite a few FDA employees, it sounds like their workload just for day-to-day things far exceeds their recently-reduced workforce and funding. And things weren't going well to start with.

                          So yeah, I don't have high hopes for the FDA somehow magically finding the time, energy, and expertise to also step back enough to reevaluate and fix bigger policies.

                          The concept of the FDA is a good one in the anti-snake-oil sense... the execution seems to get worse and worse.
                          "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                            The concept of the FDA is a good one in the anti-snake-oil sense... the execution seems to get worse and worse.
                            The concept may be good, however giving a gov't bureaucracy the power to mandate regulations is a sure way to screw over the consumer. What would be wrong with an independent body (think UL - underwriters' labs for electrical equip) where companies could voluntarily submit their products. That way, consumers could choose whether their safety is worth the higher price or choose to trust a manufacturer's claims. New manufacturers could gain credibility early on by going through the approvals, and then drop the approval process once they'd established some credibility. This would make the barriers to entry a lot lower for new competitors.

                            But then, we wouldn't have all those juicy gov't jobs and pensions for the tax-feeder class...

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                            • #15
                              Considering how eager certain people already are to take god-knows-what ephedra derivative pills and mystery herbs without any thought to safety or even what's really in them? Yeah, I like having some kind of required approval process as opposed to expecting customers to pressure sellers into testing their stuff, giving us a real list of ingredients, etc.

                              But I'd also like that organization to actually be a lot more functional than the current state of affairs.

                              I mean, look at all the other threads about renaming high-fructose corn syrup... labeling for GM foods... etc... Without some legally-binding labeling and testing requirements from the gov't, they can just say whatever they want. "Oh yes this is pastured beef, according to our own arcane internal definition. Really. We promise."

                              I know we primal folks don't deal with as many foods with ingredient lists... but I'd still like to know if some food manufacturer starts tossing melamine or aspartame or MSG into something I normally buy. If nothing else, that's critical information for people with food allergies.
                              Last edited by Jenny; 09-22-2010, 03:43 PM.
                              "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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