Sunday, March 10, 2013

MASS ARRESTS OF CORPORATE CEOs and Revolving Door STATE FEDERAL OFFICIALS ~Past and Present is in Order!!!

Why is cupric sulfate – a known herbicide, fungicide and pesticide — being used in infant formula? And why is it displayed proudly on product labels as a presumably nutritious ingredient?

Used to kill fungus, aquatic plants and roots of plants, parasitic infections in aquarium fish and snails, as well as algae and bacteria such as Escherichia coli, cupric sulfate hardly sounds fit for human consumption, much less for infants.

Indeed, infants are all too often looked at as “miniature adults” from the perspective oftoxicological risk assessments, rather than what they are: disproportionately (if not exponentially) more susceptible to the adverse effects of environmental exposures. Instead of reducing or altogether eliminating avoidable infant chemical exposures (the precautionary principle), the chemical industry-friendly focus is always on determining “an acceptable level of harm” – as if there were such at thing!

It boggles the imagination how cupric sulfate ended up in infant formula, as well as scores of other consumer health products, such as Centrum and One-A-Day vitamins?

After all, it is classified, according to the Dangerous Substance Directive (one of the main European Union laws concerning chemical safety), as “Harmful (Xn), Irritant (Xi) and Dangerous for the environment (N).”

Moreover, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that the warning signal “DANGER” appear on the labels of all copper sulfate end-products containing 99% active ingredient in crystalline form.

The Material Safety Data Sheet for Cupric Sulfate clearly states, in ‘Section 3: Hazards Identification,” that it has the following adverse health effects:

“Potential Acute Health Effects: Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.

Potential Chronic Health Effects: CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. TERATROGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENT TOXICITY: Not available. The substance may be toxic to kidneys, liver. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.”

In ‘Section 7: Handling and Storage” the following precautions must be taken:

“Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Wear suitable protective clothing. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show t he container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from incompatibles such as metals, alkalis.”

Cleary we have a problem here. Cupric sulfate is used in most mass market infant formulas. Even Similac’s “sensitive” formula contains the ingredient:

Could this be one reason why infant formula has been linked to over 50 adverse health effects, both short and long term, in infants given it in place of breast milk? The common explanation/claim is that infant formula isn’t intrinsically harmful, rather, breast milk and breastfeeding is just healthier. I believe this perspective in untenable, given the problems with cupric sulfate, and dozens of other questionable ingredients being used in these products, such as petroleum-derived and chirally inverted dl-alpha tocopherol (synthetic vitamin E), zinc sulfate, sodium selenate, manganese sulfate, etc.

For additional research on the inherent problems associated with the use of chemicals in infant formula, take a look at our evaluation of another Similac product.

Or, take a look at the “Organic” infant formula by Earth’s Best:, which is surprisingly not that much better.
Read original here:
.Why Is Pesticide Used As An Ingredient In Infant Formula?

Posted by: The Liberty Beacon™ Staff
Published March 8, 2013, filed under HEALTH

Google "Deadly Immunity" By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Learn the conspiracy is real and the information of the harm of vaccines is being hidden.

Hang on Folks the pressure is building... In one fell swoop the revolving door can end, and we will be on our way to a better, brighter and brillant Earth ♥

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Evil Has Found a Specialty Niche' ~Our GOVERNMENTS~

We cannot fight Evil without fighting it at home.
Evil is an ILLNESS.
Dr. Peck submits that we cannot Kill Evil, as we become evil in so doing.
He says we need to classify evil as a mental illness, and get these evil people to see themselves as they truly are ~ a Cure!
Evil becomes evil slowly, and methodically by not accepting themselves as failed humans; with no spiritual base.
They refuse to see themselves as Evil, so they lie and disguise the evil even from themselves.
This cover-up in mainly through lies.
Being a highly visible, pious, well respected and looking a self image so, sophisticated, and seeing no faults in themselves is their foundation of LIES.
To solve the differences in their opinion of themselves by others; they destroy and kill to protect their inflated Evil Ego.
The more power, the more killing to cover-up...And when this is done through a group formed by evil, entire other groups of people or individuals are targeted for annihilation and extermination.
Dr. Pecks solution is:
Just watching the last few minutes will show my readers his thoughts written here.
Skip up Milai massacre at 3:30:40 "Task Force Barker"... Unbelievable look at this event...then 3:59:00 He starts to explain how this works in the world through Government...This video has been removed. Please read the book, PEOPLE OF THE LIE....
Former Monsanto Appointees to the FDA, USDA, and EPA

Michael A. Friedman Acting Commissioner of the FDA
Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs at G.D. Searle and Co. (merged with Monsanto)

Arthur Hull Hayes  commissioner of the FDA from 1981 to 1983
Consultant to Searle’s public relations firm, which later merged with Monsanto. He is the one who approved Aspartame, as directed by Rumsfeld, VP Bush and Ronald Regan.

Margaret Miller Appointed Deputy Director of FDA, 1991
Top Monsanto Scientist, oversaw approval of rBGH

Suzanne Sechen FDA Reviewer on Scientific Data
Worked on Monsanto-funded rBGH in connection with Cornell University

Michael Taylor Former FDA Deputy Commision for Policy.
In 2010 appointed Senior Advisor to FDA Commissioner
Attorney for Monsanto for 7 years, previous Head of Monsanto Washington D.C. Office

Clarence Thomas Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court in 1991
Former Monsanto Lawyer

Anne Veneman Appointed head of USDA in 2001
Served on Board of Directors at Calgene, a Monsanto Biotech Subsidiary

Dr. Virginia Weldon Previously, member of FDA's Metabolism and Endocrine Advisory Committee Retired Senior Vice President for Public Policy at Monsanto

Linda Fisher Deputy Administration EPA
Vice President, Public and Government Affairs

Linda Watrud USDA, EPA
Manager, New Technologies

Roger Beachy Director USDA, NIFA
Director, Monsanto Danforth Center

Hillary Clinton ex-Monsanto Lawyer

Donald Rumsfeld CEO at Searle.

Michael Kantor a Monsanto lawyer.

Elena Kagan Supreme Court Justice
Wrote Greertson's Farms vs. Monsanto brief for Monsanto while in an official USA capacity as an Attorney.

Mitt Romney former Governor and Presidential Nominee
Bain Capital was started by Monsanto for him to operate.
Mitt's PR Campaign for Monsanto? : "GMOs will feed and save the Starving World...."

but can't see it because it is a non-person entity with no eyes or thoughts...But those who work for them have!...
"Well aware of its accused ‘revolving door’ connection with the FDA and other government agencies, Monsanto has issued several press releases denying collusion with the government. In fact, it posted on its official website that collusion theories relating to these agencies, including the FDA, “ignore the simple truth that people regularly change jobs to find positions that match their experience, skills and interests.” Tweet quote:

Monsanto’s statements help shed light on the balancing act regularly occurring on Capitol Hill when appointments to these top agency positions arise. The importance of the food industry cannot be overstated and, therefore, the pending question remains: Do Americans want industry insiders regulating it, or those from the academic realm?"
 Our government. Big Oil, Goldman Sachs, Big Pharma, Monsanto - and there are many others. A government of the .01%, by the .01%, for the .01%. They want us to think it's about democrats and republicans, and they are putting on a pretty good show.
This abuse is just the tip of the iceberg with Monsanto shown here
Motion Picture Asscociation
Social Networking Sites
Big Tobacco
Planned Parenthood
Fannie Mae
Green Energy
Defense Contractors
Keystone Pipeline
Big Oil
Goldman Sachs

Friday, March 8, 2013

Milk to Contain Aspartame...FDA Federal, and Fake Trickery Will Be Exposed, and Corrected

Why sign a petition if the FDA decides that electronic submission on a single submission does not count for all the signers of a petition?

March 8, 2013
How Did the FDA Respond to 1 Million Signatures to Label GMOs? They Ignored Them!

By Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune
Tuesday marked the deadline for the Food and Drug Administration to respond to the “Just Label It” petition, urging the agency to label genetically modified foods for American consumers. The anti-climactic response was essentially: We’ve made no decision and require more time.

Organizers say the campaign garnered more than a million supporters, far more than any other petition brought to the FDA in history. But the FDA disagrees. By its count the number is: 394. The agency says that if 35,000 people, for instance, sign their name to the same form letter it only counts as one person or “comment.” And if tens of thousands sign a petition, they are only counted as one “comment,” too.

“They sent a letter saying that they had not made a decision yet and when they did they would let us know,” said Andrew Kimbrell an attorney for the Center for Food Safety, one of the partner groups on the Just Label It campaign.

“We know that this is a complicated issue and this response is not uncommon,” he said. “But legally they are in a very difficult position in not mandating labeling because, among other things, so many of our trading partner require it.”

He was hopeful for an expeditious response but noted that JLI could also sue for unreasonably delay if it should come to that.

During a press conference for the Just Label It campaign Tuesday, organizers presented results of a Mellman Group poll showing that 91 percent of Americans polled (representing a wide geographical and political swath) favored labeling. Eighty-one percent strongly favored it.

Read the Full Story and Comment Here:,0,1662591.story

OK, if this the precedence set in all departments of our government, and globally, then we need to realize this, and set our own precedence.
1st- If you know this blog, you know I say to fax your government, especially the Congress. Because, and am still looking for the citation of this law, in the early 1980's a law was made that all faxes must go into the Congressional Record.

2nd- When it comes to the departments of government like the FDA, or USDA we have a special portal to make our comments and be heard.

3rd- Why is it that these groups who start petitions do not know this!?

4th- By signing a petition people are setting themselves up for solicitation for donations to the group who puts up the petition. Many people fall for this. Remember, there are many who hide behind a non-profit title who only use it to profit from.

Right now we have a situation:

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that the

International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition requesting that the Agency amend the standard of identity for milk and 17 other dairy products to provide for the use of any safe and suitable sweetener as an optional ingredient. FDA is issuing this notice to request comments, data, and information about the issues presented in the petition.

DATES: Submit either written or electronic comments by May 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FDA-2009-

P-0147 by any of the following methods:

Electronic Submissions
Submit electronic comments in the following way:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Not only can we read the entire regulation to comment on, we can comment HERE.
With no email full boxes, or calls for donations...That never end! Cause our names are sold in lists by some! Why would anyone give these people a credit card #, or access to withdrawals to their bank account monthly? Professional telemarketers are the solicitors! Practiced, persistent...and feeding off our guilt to make the world better.

So, lets do things in a better way! And, start right now!

...IDFA and NMPF argue that nutrient content claims such as ``reduced calorie'' are not attractive to children, and maintain that consumers can more easily identify the overall nutritional value of milk products that are flavored with non-nutritive sweeteners if the labels do not include such claims. Further, the petitioners assert that consumers do not recognize milk--including flavored milk--as necessarily containing sugar. Accordingly, the petitioners state that milk flavored with non-nutritive sweeteners should be labeled as milk without further claims so that consumers can ``more easily identify its overall nutritional value.''...
If you read this proposed regulation (I hope you do) you will note that the FDA makes comments on the page, and they are smart and informative! Here's just a couple:
5. The petition notes that ice cream is permitted to contain either a nutritive or non-nutritive sweetener without the label bearing a nutrient content claim or otherwise distinguishing the two types of products from one another.And this continues to get worse all the time and in all governmental departments.
And Goat's Milk? Which people would think is healthy, is not...LOOK- the bottom of the notice of petition..
``Frozen Desserts: Removal of Standards of Identity for Ice Milk and Goat's Milk Ice Milk; Amendment of Standards of Identity for Ice Cream and Frozen Custard and Goat's Milk Ice Cream'' (59 FR 47072, September 14, 1994).

GO HERE TO COMMENT!!! It only asks for 1st, middle and last name!!! Country and state!!!!submitComment;D=FDA-2009-P-0147-0012
IT WANTS your Organization's name as a required field...hmmmm
We will have to think about this. Any ideas are welcome.
Maybe we could start an Organization...non-profit or for profit? Called "People who want to comment on federal regulation petitions"

Or, maybe these non-profits who are gathering up money from people need to work for their money, and individually put those people's names into this comment form from their GMO Labeling Petition of 1,000,000 signers!!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Info is Here, and not Being Acted On...Seralini Also Showed Us That Monsanto and Minions' Pesticides Kill By a Slow Death!

February 21, 2013
In a new research paper published in the high ranked scientific journal Toxicology, Robin Mesnage, Benoît Bernay and Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, from the University of Caen, France, have proven (from a study of nine Roundup-like herbicides) that the most toxic compound is not glyphosate, which is the substance the most assessed by regulatory authorities, but a compound that is not always listed on the label, called POE-15.

Ethoxylated adjuvants of glyphosate-based herbicides are active principles of human cell toxicity
Pesticides are always used in formulations as mixtures of an active principle with adjuvants. Glyphosate, the active ingredient of the major pesticide in the world, is an herbicide supposed to be specific on plant metabolism. Its adjuvants are generally considered as inert diluents. Since side effects for all these compounds have been claimed, we studied potential active principles for toxicity on human cells for 9 glyphosate-based formulations. For this we detailed their compositions and toxicities, and as controls we used a major adjuvant (the polyethoxylated tallowamine POE-15), glyphosate alone, and a total formulation without glyphosate. This was performed after 24 h exposures on hepatic (HepG2), embryonic (HEK293) and placental (JEG3) cell lines. We measured mitochondrial activities, membrane degradations, and caspases 3/7 activities. The compositions in adjuvants were analyzed by mass spectrometry. Here we demonstrate that all formulations are more toxic than glyphosate, and we separated experimentally three groups of formulations differentially toxic according to their concentrations in ethoxylated adjuvants. Among them, POE-15 clearly appears to be the most toxic principle against human cells, even if others are not excluded. It begins to be active with negative dose-dependent effects on cellular respiration and membrane integrity between 1 and 3 ppm, at environmental/occupational doses.

We demonstrate in addition that POE-15 induces necrosis when its first micellization process occurs, by contrast to glyphosate which is known to promote endocrine disrupting effects after entering cells. Altogether, these results challenge the establishment of guidance values such as the acceptable daily intake of glyphosate, when these are mostly based on a long term in vivo test of glyphosate alone. Since pesticides are always used with adjuvants that could change their toxicity, the necessity to assess their whole formulations as mixtures becomes obvious. This challenges the concept of active principle of pesticides for non-target species.

Our studies show that glyphosate acts as a disruptor of mammalian cytochrome P450 aromatase activity from concentrations 100 times lower than the recommended use in agriculture, and this is noticeable on human placental cells after only 18 hr, and it can also affect aromatase gene expression. It also partially disrupts the ubiquitous reductase activity but at higher concentrations. Its effects are allowed and amplified by at least 0.02% of the adjuvants present in Roundup, known to facilitate cell penetration, and this should be carefully taken into account in pesticide evaluation. The dilution of glyphosate in Roundup formulation may multiply its endocrine effect. Roundup may be thus considered as a potential endocrine disruptor. Moreover, at higher doses still below the classical agricultural dilutions, its toxicity on placental cells could favor some reproduction problems.

Differential effects of glyphosate and roundup on human placental cells and aromatase.
Richard S, Moslemi S, Sipahutar H, Benachour N, Seralini GE.
SourceLaboratoire de Biochimie et Biologie Moleculaire, USC-INCRA, Université de Caen, Caen, France.

Roundup is a glyphosate-based herbicide used worldwide, including on most genetically modified plants that have been designed to tolerate it. Its residues may thus enter the food chain, and glyphosate is found as a contaminant in rivers. Some agricultural workers using glyphosate have pregnancy problems, but its mechanism of action in mammals is questioned. Here we show that glyphosate is toxic to human placental JEG3 cells within 18 hr with concentrations lower than those found with agricultural use, and this effect increases with concentration and time or in the presence of Roundup adjuvants. Surprisingly, Roundup is always more toxic than its active ingredient. We tested the effects of glyphosate and Roundup at lower nontoxic concentrations on aromatase, the enzyme responsible for estrogen synthesis. The glyphosate-based herbicide disrupts aromatase activity and mRNA levels and interacts with the active site of the purified enzyme, but the effects of glyphosate are facilitated by the Roundup formulation in microsomes or in cell culture. We conclude that endocrine and toxic effects of Roundup, not just glyphosate, can be observed in mammals. We suggest that the presence of Roundup adjuvants enhances glyphosate bioavailability and/or bioaccumulation.
tests: "inert" and active ingredients. [Environ Health Perspect. 2005]

....primary neonate umbilical cord vein cells have been tested with 293 embryonic kidney and JEG3 placental cell lines. All R formulations cause total cell death within 24 h, through an inhibition of the mitochondrial succinate dehydrogenase activity, and necrosis, by release of cytosolic adenylate kinase measuring membrane damage. They also induce apoptosis via activation of enzymatic caspases 3/7 activity. This is confirmed by characteristic DNA fragmentation, nuclear shrinkage (pyknosis), and nuclear fragmentation (karyorrhexis), which is demonstrated by DAPI in apoptotic round cells. G provokes only apoptosis, and HUVEC are 100 times more sensitive overall at this level. The deleterious effects are not proportional to G concentrations but rather depend on the nature of the adjuvants. AMPA and POEA separately and synergistically damage cell membranes like R but at different concentrations. Their mixtures are generally even more harmful with G. In conclusion, the R adjuvants like POEA change human cell permeability and amplify toxicity induced already by G, through apoptosis and necrosis. The real threshold of G toxicity must take into account the presence of adjuvants but also G metabolism and time-amplified effects or bioaccumulation. This should be discussed when analyzing the in vivo toxic actions of R. This work clearly confirms that the adjuvants in Roundup formulations are not inert. Moreover, the proprietary mixtures available on the market could cause cell damage and even death around residual levels to be expected, especially in food and feed derived from R formulation-treated crops.

Dont forget BPA....

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a common ingredient in a wide variety of products. It is a high production volume chemical with global output exceeding 6 billion pounds annually.

BPA is the monomer used to make polycarbonate plastics. Many polycarbonate bottle manufacturers, including Nalgene and most baby bottle producers, voluntarily agreed to stop using BPA last year, but older containers likely contain it.

In addition, BPA is the monomer used to make resins that line the interior of metal food and beverage cans. BPA is also found in thermal paper, medical devices, medical tubing, dental sealants, eye glasses, compact discs, plastic water pipes and many other products. Because BPA is used in carbonless paper receipts at high levels, and because these are recycled, recycled paper can contain BPA, including, for example, the recycled cardboard used to make pizza boxes.

BPA is released from products into food, drink and the air. It is also in dust and can be breathed or absorbed through the skin. People are frequently exposed through contaminated food and beverages because the chemical readily leaches from containers, especially when heated. The magnitude of exposure created by handling carbonless receipts (e.g., credit card receipts) has not yet been determined. It is likely to be significant.

Nearly all Americans have BPA in their blood, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children have higher levels than adults.

There is ample evidence that BPA acts as an endocrine disruptor in laboratory animals, even at low doses. Whether or not significant health effects in humans result from BPA exposure remains controversial. Urinary levels of BPA have recently been associated with chronic disease in humans including heart disease and diabetes as well as behavioral changes in toddlers.

The Environmental Protection Agency considers a "safe" level of exposure to be 50 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day. Recent experiments with primates indicate human exposure may be much higher than this on a regular basis.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently reversed its long-held position of the chemical's safety, now finding "some concern" for children's health. The agency is conducting more studies and will also evaluate BPA's safety in medical devices, a process that may conclude early next year. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has stated that there is "some concern" that BPA may have adverse effects on the “brain, behavior and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and children.
conducting more studies????...BS

Something Good to Look...
Eat the Rainbo

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

We Fall if Bees Do and It's in our Hands

Published on Mar 3, 2013

Together we can make a difference

GMOs are made by manipulation of extremely deadly viruses & bacteria (such as E. coli) that have been engineered to be IMMUNE TO ANTIBIOTICS (Pause video at 8:08). Monsanto spends millions of dollars each year in order to "sugar" coat the facts of what GMOs actually are and more importantly, how they are made.

This video straight-forwardly explains the scientific facts on how Monsanto manufactures their GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) by simply removing all the corporate propaganda, the "smoke & mirrors" if you will.

Monsanto's greed, combined with their quest to monopolize all aspects of food & seed on the planet, has knowingly allowed the proverbial Reaper free upon the world.

GMOs are now acting much like the deadly virus and pre-cancer type cells they are made from... by infecting other organisms that were once pure and healthy.

We as a people should demand Monsanto be held for crimes against humanity, for the atrocities they have committed and what can be reasonably seen as the start of the end to all life as we know it.

The Bee disappearance is in perfect unison with the time line of Monsanto's uncontrolled release of GMOs into the environment; but due to Monsanto's influence & corruption in governments across the globe, any scientist that tries to inform the public and raise the alarm about the Bee's & GMO's is destroyed financially, as well as their careers'.

After watching these videos, will you knowingly look the other way and FEED your family GM foods; even though you now know you could be killing or permanently harming your child/family?

If you are OUTRAGED at Monsanto's poisoning our food and with it our health; Please do the following actions... make a difference:

1) Call and WRITE (pen & paper) your Legislators



3) An immediate moratorium on all GMOs and their Byproducts!

4) FDA change their findings on GMOs as being "Generally Recognized As Safe"! This was done with ZERO testing by the FDA!

5) Demand a full investigation into the criminal conflicts of interest as it pertains to the head personnel of Monsanto and the FDA being one in the same.

6) Demand congress pass a "whistle blowers protection" for all professional scientists in order to end direct or indirect intimidation by Corporations, Universities, Colleges or Government. Science should never be a result of intimidation.

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Scientific American

Journal of the American Medical Association

Science Direct:

CDC (Center Disease Control):

MRSA Wikipedia


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Monday, March 4, 2013

Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

We look deep inside the $1-trillion-a-year “processed-food-industrial complex” to examine how decades of food science have resulted in the cheapest, most addictive and most nutritionally inferior food in the world. The vitamins added back to this packaged and fast food — which amounts to 70 percent of calories consumed in the United States — come from nylon, sheep grease and petroleum. We are joined by longtime food reporter Melanie Warner, author of “Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal.”   "Vitamin D, for instance, was probably the most shocking. It comes from sheep grease, so actually the grease that comes from sheep wool."

In this MUST see interview, Amy Goodman interviews author Melanie Warner about the shocking truth of where vitamins and added nutrition comes from."

You do yourself more harm then good taking fake mirrored vitamins...

A person who became my friend on the bus one day asked..."When will it end?...I told him that it will end when people are sick and tried of being ill or/and watching ones they love ~dieing all around this game , of tricks not for kids...

Michael Taylor here is now the Deputy Director of the FDA, and our Food Czar.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Food Games...Not Kids Play...

Plants soak up pesticides and cannot be washed off! "90% of lettuce tests positive for 47 different pesticides and 57 different chemical residues."
What kind of future are we giving to our children?

"Only 5–10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90–95% have their roots in the environment and lifestyle."
Plants aren't just coated with pesticides.
"90% of lettuce tests positive for 47 different pesticides and 57 different chemical residues."

Plants soak up pesticides.

And no amount of washing is going to remove substances that are embedded in their tissues.

A common reaction when people "see" what they normally can't see is anger and frustration:
"Well, what CAN I eat? EVERYTHING is poisoned!"
Here's the answer:
Yes, it's bad - and a terrible betrayal.

That's what happens when we allow a handful of multinational chemical companies to control our food system.

And a handful of multinational food companies to "process" factory farmed plants, animals and grains into "foodlike substances"

Making more profits overrides all other considerations, like the health and well being of consumers.

In fact, the goal of these companies is to ADDICT consumers to their chemcal laden products.

"From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic.

Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and fat to addict us and, more important, how we can fight back.

Every year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese (triple what we ate 1970) and seventy pounds of sugar (about twenty-two teaspoons a day).

We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, and almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food.

It’s no wonder, then, that one in three adults, and one in five kids, is clinically obese.

It’s no wonder that twenty-six million Americans have diabetes, the processed food industry in the U.S. accounts for $1 trillion a year in sales, and the total economic cost of this health crisis is approaching $300 billion a year.

In Salt Sugar Fat, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Michael Moss shows how we got here.

Featuring examples from some of the most recognizable (and profitable) companies and brands of the last half century—including Kraft, Coca-Cola, Lunchables, Kellogg, Nestlé, Oreos, Cargill, Capri Sun, and many more—Moss’s explosive, empowering narrative is grounded in meticulous, often eye-opening research.

Moss takes us inside the labs where food scientists use cutting-edge technology to calculate the “bliss point” of sugary beverages or enhance the “mouthfeel” of fat by manipulating its chemical structure.

He unearths marketing campaigns designed—in a technique adapted from tobacco companies—to redirect concerns about the health risks of their products:

Dial back on one ingredient, pump up the other two, and tout the new line as “fat-free” or “low-salt.”

He talks to concerned executives who confess that they could never produce truly healthy alternatives to their products even if serious regulation became a reality.
Simply put: The industry itself would cease to exist without salt, sugar, and fat.

Just as millions of “heavy users”—as the companies refer to their most ardent customers—are addicted to this seductive trio, so too are the companies that peddle them.
You will never look at a nutrition label the same way again."!i=2374885497&k=3DW5JrJ&lb=1&s=A

And then sell worried consumers chemical laden vitamins and supplements:

And then sell sick consumers pharmaceuticals to treat their symptoms, but not heal them.

At an OUTRAGEOUS profit:
Profitability of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Compared to all Fortune 500 Firms:

"Pharma profits must be protected, it is often suggested, to encourage innovation.
... But the pharma industry is less innovative than patent proponents suggest.

I crunched numbers from the 10 biggest pharma players and, on average, R&D expenditure is less than half of marketing expenditure.

And the gap hasn't been closing — the difference between R&D expenditure and marketing expenditure has grown by ~40% in the last five years alone.

Marketing expenditure in pharma is "strategic", designed to gain control of the value chain — by influencing doctors, HMOs, hospitals, and universities — and that is what pharma players invest more than two dollars in for every dollar invested in innovation.

In fact, there's relatively little innovation pressure in healthcare: consistent margins of ~20% suggest that competition to innovate exerts little pressure on pharma players.

If it did, they would willingly forego profits for greater R&D investment.
Healthcare in America is a textbook example of thin value.

The healthcare industry maintains significantly supernormal profitability — yet, those profits are divorced from people being relatively better off.

An American healthcare industry that "creates value" by limiting how much better off people are is simply transferring value from society to shareholders."

TY Healthy Eating