Our food is filthy

Published: Friday, January 16, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 11:41 p.m.

The article (Jan. 12) titled "Scientists doubt cases of 'human' mad cow missed" is way off. Cases are missed in the U.S. because the Centers for Disease Control does not actively monitor the disease on a national level.

The studies being conducted at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania and the University College of London are showing a connection to the so-called sporadic CJD and the variant CJD, not to mention that some people diagnosed with dementia, multiple sclerosis and severe viral infections are being found to really have had CJD.

Autopsies are currently performed on maybe 10 percent of the dead, and that would be the only way to know for sure how many people actual die from CJD.

Even the scientist who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of prions has speculated that Alzheimer's could very well turn out to be a prion disease.

It is quite obvious that in America cattle are sent untested to the human food supply and it is likely many are infected and show no symptoms of disease.

But hey, this is America. And if we turn our head the other way and not recognize or track occurrences of diseases, then we can calm people's fears.

I feel quite certain that this is only the beginning. And all because someone had this great idea. They thought that feeding diseased parts back to animals would have no ill effects on the human race.

Well, it did. And it doesn't stop with the cattle. These tainted practices have affected pork, chicken, deer and even farm-raised salmon - all in the name of saving a dollar.

Look around, please. Americans are big, fat overeaters. Americans sit on their couches with their beer and the TV remote and eat every piece of processed, genetically engineered, or otherwise diseased piece of food corporations put in front of them.

For more info on the subject and to read the truth, visit www.organic consumers.org.

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