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Arsenic in our food, What is going on?!

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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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For those of you readers this may make you feel uneasy. Knowing that a child is using these products are scary enough. Most brands are imported from China, probably to leave no leading evidences. It is said it is in our food products as well. Basically the grand design is to kill us off slowly, but this is just my opinion.

Here are the brands to keep away from:

Note: Lab results standard deviation is +/- 20%

Minute Maid Apple Juice
Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 2 parts per billion
Highest Sample for Arsenic: 3 parts per billion

Apple and Eve Apple Juice
Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 3 parts per billion
Highest Sample for Arsenic: 11 parts per billion

Mott’s
Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 4 parts per billion
Highest Sample for Arsenic: 16 parts per billion

Juicy Juice
Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 2 parts per billion
Highest Sample for Arsenic: 22 parts per billion

Gerber
Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 3 parts per billion
Highest Sample for Arsenic: 36 parts per billion



Here is an independent lab test result of that Dr. OZ had funded:


"The US Food and Drug Administration took the unusual step of issuing a statement that apple juice is safe, ahead of a TV talk show set to air today that will claim high levels of arsenic were found in some apple juice brands. The cable health show --hosted by Oprah fave Dr. Mehmet Oz -- will warn viewers about what it says are dangerous amounts of arsenic lurking in some innocent-looking apple juice brands, including one plastered with the Gerber baby."


Lab Results



Ways to know if your product is safe:

How to tell



The lie that's being told now:

*Notice how quick their response was*

The Lie



If the FDA is willing to go through all that trouble for apple juice, then why don't they help this guy out, which they have tried to get into jail, and put him through hell to kill his amazing treatment off. The cure to cancer. Please understand folks, we really aren't in Kansas anymore.


Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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arsenic is a actually a key part for some plants repoductive system..
i know that a lot of plants use it or have it in them but not high levels



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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arsenic is a actually a key part for some plants repoductive system..
i know that a lot of plants use it or have it in them but not high levels



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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you do know that arsenic is a naturally occurring chemical in apple seeds right? also peach pits and several other fruit.


as revealed below, the above statement is factually incorrect and i retract it.
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 07:57 AM
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Exactly my thought - WHAT IS GOING ON?!

The sad truth of it all, nothing surprises me any longer. It still angers me, but doesn't surprise me



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 07:58 AM
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EPA has set the arsenic standard for drinking water at .010 parts per million (10 parts per billion) to protect consumers served by public water systems from the effects of long-term, chronic exposure to arsenic.


epa.gov

So actually, I notice some of your numbers are very close to and some are way over the 10 part per billion limit that was set in order to ensure safety.

That's not good. Contamination indeed!



Sources of contamination Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards, runoff from glass & electronic production wastes


Well, having millions of people sustain themselves financially by burning cheap electronic waste products in order to retrieve metals to sell as scrap has to be putting pollution somewhere right?


Arsenic, not produced in the U.S. since 1985, remains a threat to the environment due to, among other things, its continued use in electronic components imported each year. The major threat appears to be from leaching into ground water from landfills because of improper disposal of old electronic equipment. Read more: How to Deal With Arsenic When Recycling Electronics | eHow.com www.ehow.com...


Photographic montage of E-waste pollution

You can find tons and tons of information like this.

Did anyone expect it wouldn't pollute anything? I have to say, we should expect it. It's basic science and it's common sense.
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:07 AM
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This is what our wonderful FDA says:

"Why is arsenic being found in fruit juices?
Organic and inorganic forms of arsenic can be found in soil and ground water, and as a result, small amounts may be found in certain food and beverage products.

Arsenic-based pesticides were commonly used in United States agricultural production up until 1970, when more effective substances became available. As a result, trace levels of organic and inorganic forms of arsenic can be detected in some agricultural settings, which may lead to small amounts of arsenic in certain foods and beverages."

My question is, why keep it there?! Lead is toxic.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:11 AM
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Originally posted by CaDreamer
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you do know that arsenic is a naturally occurring chemical in apple seeds right? also peach pits and several other fruit.


Incorrect factually.

Apple seeds and peaches contain Cyanide, not Arsenic.

Please review this information and feel free to Google for more resources.

Snopes.com

It says that people "commonly remember the poison to be arsenic" although it is not. It is 'amygdalin' (cyanide+sugar compound). It degrades into Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN).

I cannot copy anything at that website so sorry. You gotta visit it and read.

Cyanide Wiki


Cyanides are produced by certain bacteria, fungi, and algae and are found in a number of plants. Cyanides are found, although in small amounts, in certain seeds and fruit stones, e.g., those of apple, mango, peach, and bitter almonds.[8] In plants, cyanides are usually bound to sugar molecules in the form of cyanogenic glycosides and defend the plant against herbivores. Cassava roots (also called manioc), an important potato-like food grown in tropical countries (and the base from which tapioca is made), also contain cyanogenic glycosides.

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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:14 AM
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i stand corrected. once i read that i realized my mistake. thank you for that.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:15 AM
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Thanks for that info, clears a lot of mess up.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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The EPA also says arsenic pollution emanates from Glass waste run off and electronic wastes.

I would put E-waste at the top of the list right next to pesticides for "Above natural" levels.

I'll look into this "glass production waste run-off" to see what I can find.

Edit: Found this so far.
Arsenic wiki


Until recently arsenic was used in optical glass. Modern glass manufacturers, under pressure from environmentalists, have removed it, along with lead.


I assume they are talking about 1st world nations who banned it in glass production (although maybe not all, unknown at this moment). However, as stated before, corporations have moved to nations with very lax pollution laws in order to continue their dirty habit of getting rich. So it could still be utilized in production today, just in distant lands (we assume from the information - but I don't trust my local companies that much either).

I will try to find more information about this particular facet. Onward to more Googling.
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:17 AM
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Originally posted by CaDreamer
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i stand corrected. once i read that i realized my mistake. thank you for that.


No problem. I was very curious about your statement and so I had to go researching to learn more.

Still though, you led me to information I didn't know. Thank you for compelling me to seek answers and find new information.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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The problem is it's not just in drinks, it's in food and even things that shouldn't even have arsenic.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:26 AM
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Originally posted by jdmmade
The problem is it's not just in drinks, it's in food and even things that shouldn't even have arsenic.


If there is an airborne variant that is released in the burning of electronic waste products, than it could spread throughout the atmosphere and dilute everywhere eventually. This could serve as a partial (?) explanation for where the contamination originates from in areas where it is not expected.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:30 AM
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If there is an airborne variant that is released in the burning of electronic waste products, than it could spread throughout the atmosphere and dilute everywhere eventually. This could serve as a partial (?) explanation for where the contamination originates from in areas where it is not expected.


Actually you're right, the place I worked for contain ton's of lead in motherboards, from cheap traces to components and solder. What do you think will happen once that cats out of the bag?
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:32 AM
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Looks like Minute-Maid juice is the only 'safe' one in regards to arsenic contamination.

At least the samples that were tested. It is difficult to tell if these samples reflect the amounts in products elsewhere. I do expect the results to differ a good bit depending on where we are, what products, etc. (And even among the same product globally).

But from these results, Minute-Maid's highest rating was 3 ppb. That is 1/3rd the drinking water limit standards set by the EPA at 10 ppb.

When everything is polluted, I say let's aim for the 'least' polluted foodstuffs and consume that versus those which give higher readings.

Keep in mind however, this is a limited study about arsenic. How much and how many cesium isotopes are in our food as a result of things like Fukushima? Unknown. I bet you that it is there though! Plus hundreds of other contaminants.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:33 AM
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There is also a form of cyanide in B12 supplements.....just wanted to add that for anyone who was interested. I didn't know that until I had to start taking B12.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:34 AM
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Many plants contain poisonous chemicals. The cassava root, for example, naturally contains a very high amount of cyanide and if it is not prepared correctly you may die.

Organic arsenic, like you would find in food, is less poisonous than inorganic arsenic (500 times less poisonous). According to wikipedia though, the minimal lethal dose of arsenic is estimated to be between 70 to 200 mg. (I don't know how that would equate to parts per billion - anyone care to do the maths?)

Arsenic poisoning
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:35 AM
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Oh good....Makes me even more glad I never gave my kids juice! Rots teeth, and makes kids fat!
People were always shocked how much my kids liked water at the age of 2-3. Well, your kids are never gonna want water/milk because nothing is as sweet as that sugar in a bottle they drink everyday!
Even the pure stuff is just unnaturally sweet....Eat a real apple!
My kids are also very big veggie eaters and I swear juice changes kids tastes buds at a young age, gearing them to only want sweet stuff!
I was under the impression that arsenic is in the environment. Maybe when you eat ONE apple the arsenic is minimal but then when you squeeze thousands of apples together for juice it becomes more concentrated...idk.
How many "apples" is there in one bottle?



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by WildWorld
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There is also a form of cyanide in B12 supplements.....just wanted to add that for anyone who was interested. I didn't know that until I had to start taking B12.


Thank you for this information, I was not aware of this fact.

I did some quick research and you are indeed correct.

I will share my findings to corroborate your claim:

vitamin b12 - Cobalamin


A common synthetic form of the vitamin, cyanocobalamin, does not occur in nature, but is used in many pharmaceuticals and supplements, and as a food additive, because of its stability and lower cost. In the body it is converted to the physiological forms, methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, leaving behind the cyanide, albeit in minimal concentration. More recently, hydroxocobalamin (a form produced by bacteria), methylcobalamin, and adenosylcobalamin can also be found in more expensive pharmacological products and food supplements. The extra utility of these is currently debated.


It appears to be quite controversial actually. Also this is the synthetic man-made version of the chemical specifically.

In the body the article claims that it converts into other chemicals and the cyanide results as one of the by-products of this metabolic (catabolic) reaction.




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