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FDA Supression Of Arsenic In Our Foods. What Causes Us To DO and THINK What We Do.

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posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 05:51 PM
For many years there have been people that have been sharing their findings and thoughts concerning where the state of our food and consumption of deadly toxins was going as far back as the 80's. This was of course considered one of the craziest of the conspiracy theories in its time.

While many are arguing over politics, presidential stupidity, and the state of our social affairs, we have glossed over some of the most important aspects of our lives and survival, and that is our most important component. What we drink and eat.

Our actions and reactions and thought processes all together have a huge part to do with what we consume. If we (and we are) consuming things that can and are altering our perceptions, then our points, aspirations, conversations, and actions are altered, because of what are brains and bodies are ingesting.


Arsenic is a chemical element with symbol As and atomic number 33.

After World War I, the United States built up a stockpile of 20,000 tonnes of lewisite (ClCH=CHAsCl2), a chemical weapon that is a vesicant (blister agent) and lung irritant. The stockpile was neutralized with bleach and dumped into the Gulf of Mexico after the 1950s.[54] During the Vietnam War the United States used Agent Blue, a mixture of sodium cacodylate and its acid form, as one of the rainbow herbicides to deprive invading North Vietnamese soldiers of foliage cover and rice.

Arsenic has been linked to epigenetic changes, heritable changes in gene expression that occur without changes in DNA sequence. These include DNA methylation, histone modification, and RNA interference. Toxic levels of arsenic cause significant DNA hypermethylation of tumor suppressor genes p16 and p53, thus increasing risk of carcinogenesis.

Legal limits, food, and drink
In the United States in 2012, testing by separate groups of researchers at the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth College (early in the year, focusing on urinary levels in children)[110] and Consumer Reports (in November)[111][112] found levels of arsenic in rice which resulted in calls for the FDA to set limits.[101] The FDA released some testing results in September 2012,[113][114] and as of July 2013 is still collecting data in support of a new potential regulation. It has not recommended any changes in consumer behavior.[115] Consumer Reports recommended that the EPA and FDA eliminate arsenic-containing fertilizer, drugs, and pesticides in food production; that the FDA establish a legal limit for food; that industry change production practices to lower arsenic levels, especially in food for children; and that consumers test home water supplies, eat a varied diet, and cook rice with excess water which is drained off (reducing inorganic arsenic by about one third along with a slight reduction in vitamin content).[112]

A 2014 World Health Organization advisory conference will consider limits of 200-300 ppb for rice.

Organic rice baby cereal, rice breakfast cereals, brown rice, white rice—new tests by Consumer Reports have found that those and other types of rice products on grocery shelves contain arsenic, many at worrisome levels.
Arsenic not only is a potent human carcinogen but also can set up children for other health problems in later life.

Following our January investigation, "Arsenic in Your Juice," which found arsenic in apple and grape juices, we recently tested more than 200 samples of a host of rice products. They included iconic labels and store brands, organic products and conventional ones; some were aimed at the booming gluten-free market.

The results of our tests were even more troubling in some ways than our findings for juice. In virtually every product tested, we found measurable amounts of total arsenic in its two forms. We found significant levels of inorganic arsenic, which is a carcinogen, in almost every product category, along with organic arsenic, which is less toxic but still of concern. Moreover, the foods we checked are popular staples, eaten by adults and children alike. See the chart summarizing results of our tests for arsenic in rice or rice products.

Though rice isn’t the only dietary source of arsenic—some vegetables, fruits, and even water can harbor it—the Environmental Protection Agency assumes there is actually no “safe” level of exposure to inorganic arsenic.

No federal limit exists for arsenic in most foods, but the standard for drinking water is 10 parts per billion (ppb). Keep in mind: That level is twice the 5 ppb that the EPA originally proposed and that New Jersey actually established. Using the 5-ppb standard in our study, we found that a single serving of some rices could give an average adult almost one and a half times the inorganic arsenic he or she would get from a whole day’s consumption of water, about 1 liter.

We also discovered that some infant rice cereals, which are often a baby’s first solid food, had levels of inorganic arsenic at least five times more than has been found in alternatives such as oatmeal. Given our findings, we suggest limiting the consumption of rice products. Use our recommendations.

Here are a few of the videos that at one point was seen as a hoax, and has now become true.


posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 06:34 PM
Yepp, sounds about right for these days....huh!
the main thing is grape juice for kids.....I had to stop that inmy home....we have two grand boys 4 and 6....they were heavy into juice box after the other....

posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 07:07 PM
Wow!!! Have you been reading over my shoulder? Just yesterday I was reading about this. Not only is arsenic in our rice, but also our chicken and beef!!!
And with the full knowledge and approval of the FDA!!
FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic

After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It’s added to the chicken feed on purpose!
Only a small percentage of arsenic is absorbed by the chicken. The rest is passed thru in the feces.
Now for the big surprise!!
What's really in that burger? E.coli and chicken feces both allowed by USDA

This simple fact would shock most consumers if they knew about it. People assume that beef found to be contaminated with E. coli must be thrown out or destroyed (or even recalled), but in reality, it's often just pressed into hamburger patties, cooked, and sold to consumers. This practice is openly endorsed by the USDA. But E. coli may not be the worst thing in your burger: USDA regulations also allow chicken feces to be used as feed for cows, meaning your hamburger beef may be made of second-hand chicken poop, recycled through the stomachs of cows.

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade released a study in 2006 concerning the levels of Arsenic in chicken that can be found here.

posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 07:12 PM

Not only is arsenic in our rice, but also our chicken

We had a thread on this a few weeks back, in case you're interested...

But back to the sensationalist thread title, can somebody point out where the FDA is *suppressing* information about arsenic?

posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 08:03 PM
Arsenic is found in soils all over the country. Some plants take up arsenic to use in protection from pests. Rice will absorb arsenic as will ferns....It makes me wonder about asparagus which is a fern but I couldn't find any information about that on the net.

When excessive arsenic is in the body, a person starts to smell like garlic. The reason for this is that our body makes the antidote to arsenic upon detection if we have the right chemistry, the nose is stimulated to create one of the chemicals in garlic to help neutralize the smell of arsenic. So if something does not contain garlic but smells like garlic, then eat some garlic with it, it is an antidote. Sulfur is the magical ingredient in the antidote but it needs to be in a special form.

If we eat adequate sulfur containing foods, our bodies know what to do most times, only if your gene expression is messed up does it become a problem or if we do not consume foods containing chemistry to make us able to neutralize it. Apple seeds contain arsenic and cyanides but we cannot digest a whole seed, it does not poison a deer or animal unless a lot of seeds are chewed up.

posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 09:56 PM
reply to post by NoRegretsEver

ignore the sheeple logic which is unable or unwilling to recognize the fda's inaction as criminal, after all aren't they guilty of the same?

they are either eating the arsenic, the pathogens, prions, the gmo's, etc. and as sheeple will meekly shamble on quietly to the slaughterhouse.

or, (as members of the though-police, probably ) have access to clean food and don't want their genocidal intentions regarding everyone else derailed.

meanwhile if you're not aware of it, you're probably on a list as the persecution of health activists is ramping up with the un's blessing

Attacks on Health Reporters and Their Readers Are Escalating

Why Is UNICEF Accusing Health Journalists of Lying?

A recently published report1 by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals that the organization is tracking “the rise of online pro-vaccine safety sentiments in Central and Eastern Europe,” and has identified the most influential pro-vaccine safety influencers” on the web.

UNICEF included me on the list, along with other independent health websites like, and, just to name a few. In their opening reference, they use a quote by Mark Twain that reads:

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

Clearly, UNICEF is inferring that I and other vaccine-safety advocates are lying about the situation and therefore should be ignored. This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so serious.

Here we have an international organization supposedly dedicated to children’s health and well being, and instead of addressing the ample scientific evidence showing the potential harm of vaccines, they’re entering into ever-deepening partnerships with vaccine company giants like Merck2 and GlaxoSmithKline3(GSK).

They spend precious time and resources on public relations schemes to convince you to ignore any science that raises questions about the wisdom of “carpet-bombing” infants’ and young children’s immune systems with potentially harmful vaccines.
- See more at:

Fascist UN Tracking Anti-Vaccine Sentiment

when the ridicule and claims of insanity/paranoia no longer fools the masses
they'll move on to violence

just like the church of romes persecution of witches, 1st believers of witchcraft were ridiculed and called delusional
and when that didn't work, then...
well we all know about the burning times.

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