Top ten lies about Senate Bill 510

By Mike Adams
Natural News

The Food Safety Modernization Act looks like it’s headed to become law. It’s being hailed as a ‘breakthrough’ achievement in food safety, and it would hand vast new powers and funding to the FDA so that it can clean up the food supply and protect all Americans from food-borne pathogens.

There’s just one problem with all this: It’s all a big lie.

Here are the ten biggest lies that have been promoted about S.510 by the U.S. Congress, the food industry giants and the mainstream media:

Lie #1 – Most deaths from food poisoning are caused by fresh produce

Here’s a whopper the mainstream media won’t dare report: Out of the [5,000] people who die in America every year from food-borne pathogens (CDC estimate), only a fraction die from the manufacturer’s contamination of fresh produce. By far the majority of food poisoning is caused by the consumption of spoiled processed foods, dead foods and animal-human transmission of pathogens.

For example, one of the largest food-borne killers according to the CDC is Toxoplasma gondii, a disease that people acquire from cat feces coming into contact with their food, which can happen right in their own homes (http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/Vol5n…). Salmonella poisoning accounts for 553 deaths a year. As a reference for relative risk, over 42,000 people die each year from road accidents in the USA, meaning driving a car has a roughly 7600% higher chance of killing you than eating fresh produce. (http://www.driveandstayalive.com/in…)

In terms of food-borne illness, many of the deaths come from things like spoiled tomato sauce, spoiled canned foods and spoiled pasteurized milk. S 510, of course, does absolutely nothing to address these food contamination deaths, since those foods are considered “sterilized” at the time of sale.

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3 responses to “Top ten lies about Senate Bill 510

  1. Pingback: Top Ten Lies about S. 510 « Obama says…

  2. Welcome to Amerika, Land of Food Fascism, Home of the Sick and Obese.

  3. http://www.rollcall.com/news/-201012-1.html

    There may yet be hope. It seems a tax provision was inserted into the Senate version of the bill, which is against the rules which state all taxes have to come from the House. The house may block the bill as a whole, sending the whole mess back to the drawing board. As of late 11/30/10

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