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What does the Swine Flu and the Child Nutrition Act have in common?

Every day during the school year, more than 30 million children receive free or reduced-price lunches under the federal National School Lunch Program, and 10 million get breakfast under the National School Breakfast Program. Pork is included in many of the meals served through those important programs. http://www.porkmag.com/news_editorial.asp?pgID=768&ed_id=7604

The vegetarians and animal rights groups are trying to eliminate meat from school programs as the Child Nutrition Act is about to expire TODAY- September 30, 2009. “Organizations also are calling for the programs to include less or no processed meat, claiming that such “high-fat” products are contributing to obesity, heart disease and cancer.”  Like taking your kid to McDonald’s doesn’t?

…during congressional debate on the Child Nutrition Act is the safety of food. People want to know — as well they should — that the food they eat is free from pathogens that can cause illness and even death. Recent food-safety scares, ironically involving fruits and vegetables, have prompted Congress to review the nation’s food-safety system. This may spawn efforts to include in the child nutrition law new safety regimens for food production, limits on antibiotic use and restrictions on certain animal production practices.”

“The National Pork Producers Council is lobbying members of Congress to keep such mischief out of the Child Nutrition Act and to oppose efforts to reduce or eliminate pork from the school breakfast and lunch menus.”

The irony in citing food safety is that there is no mention of Swine Flu.  Twenty countries have banned imports of pigs, pork and other meat in response to the H1N1 flu strain that has infected both people and swine. This despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and the Pork Industry and others have made it clear that swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food and you cannot get the flu from eating pork or pork products.

From the site “Civil Eats” http://civileats.com/2009/09/08/cafo-workers-and-unchecked-swine-flu/comment-page-1/#comment-3997

The United States Department of Agriculture agreed last week to buy an additional $30 million dollars worth of pork from the ailing pork industry, for a total of $151 million dollars purchased this year, as recompense for supposed damage wrought by the emergence of the swine flu in our common public lexicon (and the result will no doubt keep kids in public schools flush with factory-farmed sausage pizza this year).”

Did $30 million of our tax dollars buy healthy pigs? 

Environmental Health Perspectives’ (EHP) cover story this month by Charles W. Schmidt focuses on the issue in detail, reigniting questions surrounding our country’s current standard animal industry practices:

…one potential source of the original outbreak—swine farming in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)—has received comparatively little attention by public health officials. CAFOs house animals by the thousands in crowded indoor facilities. But the same economy-of-scale efficiencies that allow CAFOs to produce affordable meat for so many consumers also facilitate the mutation of viral pathogens into novel strains that can be passed on to farm workers and veterinarians, according to Gregory Gray, director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Civil Eats goes on to note- CAFOs fall through regulatory cracks when it comes to sampling for novel viruses that could make people sick. [Associate director for epidemiologic science in the Influenza Division of the CDC Carolyn Bridges] explains that producers have little incentive to test for swine influenza’s, in part because they aren’t included on a list of 150 “reportable illnesses” that, when detected, must be documented with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

http://www.oie.int/eng/en_index.htm says:

should the presence of the “pandemic H1N1 2009 virus” be detected on a farm, the holding should be subject to a surveillance plan and movement restrictions applied until recovery; the transfer of clinically healthy pigs from the farm to the slaughterhouse can be done using basic bio-security measures. ;

  • the culling of pigs will not help to guard against public or animal health risks presented by the virus. As for any other disease, slaughtering of sick pigs for human consumption is not recommended
  • pork and pork products, handled in accordance with good hygienic practices jointly recommended by the WHO, FAO, Codex Alimentarius Commission and the OIE, are not a source of infection from the virus;
  • Alas, the first cases of Swine Flu reportedly came from near Smithfield Foods massive hog-raising operations Perote, Mexico, in the state of Vera Cruz.

    “CAFO workers can also pick up H1N1 infections and experience a range of symptoms depending on their own immunity, says Gray. In humans, what makes novel H1N1 unique is its remarkable and still mysterious capacity for person-to-person transmission. http://www.ehponline.org/members/2009/117-9/focus.html

    “With massive concentrations of farm animals within whom to mutate, these new swine flu viruses in North America seem to be on an evolutionary fast track, jumping and reassorting between species at an unprecedented rate.  This reassorting, Webster’s team concludes, makes the 65 million strong U.S. pig population an “increasingly important reservoir of viruses with human pandemic potential. http://www.hsus.org/farm/news/ournews/swine_flu_virus_origin_1998_042909.html

    Chicken fairs no better from the folks at Factory Farming http://www.hsus.org/farm/resources/research/pubhealth/public_health_avian_influenza.html– “Genetic selection for productivity and the stressful, overcrowded, and unhygienic confinement of animals in industrial poultry production systems facilitate immune suppression in birds already bred with weakened immunity, offering viruses like avian influenza ample opportunities for spread, amplification, and mutation. Placing genetically un-diverse birds into these kinds of unsanitary environments with inadequate ventilation and sunlight exposure is believed to provide a ripe “breeding ground” for the emergence and spread of such diseases as virulent avian influenza—diseases with human public health implications.

    Will the kids miss out on free bacon and eggs tomorrow while they wait in line for the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccinations in school?

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    Open wide, say ahhh and check out these posts on the A/H1N1 Swine Flu from Ahrcanum, where the conspiracy spreads as fast as the virus itself.

    While Swine Flu Conspiracy theory can sometimes be triggered by real world events. Opinions are like a$$holes be sure to subscribe to ours via RSS in the top right margin for updates.

    https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/swine-flu-report/

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    Norman Borlaug’s Green Revolution of Eugenics And Genetically Modified Food (GMO)

    Dr. Norman Borlaug has died at the age of 95.  Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for agricultural innovation and the development of high-yield crops that help put a stop to the projection of world wide famine.  He was also awarded Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.

    In the hey day of LSD, the Vietnam War and outbursts from Jane Fonda during the 1960’s, Professor Borlaug began manipulating seeds.  He  produced higher-yield, disease resistant dwarf wheats and other grains that rapidly boosted harvests.  Improving crop varieties were just part of his solution, he also worked with governments around the world for farmer friendly economic policies and improved infrastructure to make markets accessible. 

    World food production more than doubled between 1960 and 1990.  Cancers rates have more than doubled too, with an estimate that it could further increase by 50% to 15 million new cases in the year 2020, http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2003/pr27/en/ 

    Borlaug’s work became referred to as The Green Revolution, long before genetically modified food, pesticide use and climate change became political scourges. 

    For many people who believe in Climate Change and Global Warming, decreasing the world’s population would be one way to reduced human footprint upon the earth.  Less people would mean less consumption of resources. 

    Main stream media with newly coined acronyms like -NBC, or “Nothing But Crap,” ABC — “All Barrack Channel”, and CBS, which is dubbed “Controlled by State.” (http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/feature/2009/09/12/protest/ ) rarely come right out and say the word, eugenics nor mention the conspiracies that surround it.  With talk of Obama care though, the thought of Nazi propaganda has become explosive on blogs, Fox News, Satellite and terrrestial Radio and at Tea Parties. From Bob Kemp at- http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/kemp/090908 

    “Control the birth rate, ration healthcare and medicine and restrict availability of various treatments and procedures. Let’s not forget the efforts of many nations to eliminate the births of “defective” children by abortion, and segregate the aged, mentally challenged and physically deformed by whatever means are available, just as long as the “fit” do not have to look upon the “unfit.” In the early decades of the 20th century, eugenics found much of it funding coming from corporate philanthropies like The Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Institution and the Harriman railroad fortune, just to name a few. These corporations joined with respected scientists from some of America’s most prestigious universities such as Stamford, Yale, Harvard and Princeton. They all believed that eugenics was good science; good for the nation, good for mankind, good for the future. They promoted race theory and race science and would alter and manufacture data to serve their racist agenda.”

    Michael R. Taylor was appointed by the Obama administration to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 7th.  He was The Vice President for Public Policy at Monsanto Corp. from 1998 until 2001.

    “Yet what has slipped under everyone’s radar screen is Taylor’s involvement in setting U.S. policy on agricultural assistance in Africa. In collusion with the Rockefeller and Bill and Melinda Gates foundations, Taylor is once again the go-between man for Monsanto and the U.S. government, this time with the goal to open up African markets for genetically-modified (GM) seed and agrochemicals. http://www.foodfirst.org/en/node/2515 

    “Recently the American Academy of Environmental Medicine called for a moratorium on GMO foods stating that they “pose a serious health risk.” These risks include “infertility, immune dysregulation, accelerated aging, dysregulation of genes associated with cholesterol synthesis, insulin regulation, cell signalling, and protein formation, and changes in the liver, kidney, spleen and gastrointestinal system.” (see http://www.aaemonline.org/gmopost.html and http://www.aaemonline.org/gmopressrelease.html).

    Ah, Montsano with it’s motto of Growing Yield Sustainability http://www.monsanto.com/ are owners of the fertilizer, pesticides, and the improved seeds.  Varieties of Monsanto’s GM corn produce seedless plants requiring farmers to buy more seeds for each planting season.

    “While AGRA may not benefit African farmers, it will certainly benefit Monsanto. Some estimate that Monsanto controls 90 percent of the global market for GM seeds. In Brazil, 54 percent of all soybeans are produced with Monsanto’s GM Roundup Ready© seeds, and in 2008, the country began spraying more pesticides and herbicides than the U.S. There is evidence that in 2003, Monsanto sold a Brazilian senator a farm for one-third of its market value in exchange for his help to legalize the herbicide glyphosate (the world’s most widely used herbicide), sold by the corporation as Roundup©. In 2008, Monsanto controlled 80% of the Brazilian market for glyphosate, having elevated the price by 50% since its legalization.”

    One of the worlds largest crop protecting companies, Nufarm America  oulines its latest contributions in chemicals to seeds at http://www.zimmcomm.biz/nufarm/Nufarm%20Makes%20Move%20in%20Seed%20Treatment.doc pdf most all containing Tebuconazole one of the best selling fungicides in the World and is used against a wide range of diseases. Numerous chemical companies have thier own formulations. Riza® and Sparta® are the Cheminova brand names for products based on tebuconazole http://www.cheminova.com/en/fungicides/riza__sparta/. From Bayer Crop Science – (Elite®, Falcon®, Folicur®, Horizon®, Matador®, Milrod®, Nativo®, OnlyOne®, Prosaro®, Pronto®Plus, Silvacur®) http://www.bayercropscience.com/bayer/cropscience/cscms.nsf/id/tebuconazole.htm?Open 

    Used in more than 90 crops such as bananas, cereals, coffee, grapes, canola, peanuts, pome and stone fruits, rice, soybeans and vegetables.  Tebuconazole was included in a biocide ban proposed and approved by the Swedish Chemicals Agency.   

    The U.S. Food and Drug Aministration considers this fungicide to be safe for humans, it may still pose a risk. It is listed as a possible carcinogen in the US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Carcinogen List with a rating of C (possible carcinogen). Its acute toxicity is moderate. According to the World Health Org’s  Toxicity Classification, it is listed as III, which means slightly hazardous. Over 109 products Tebuconazole (U.S. EPA PC Code(s) ‘128997’  Pesticide Database http://www.pesticideinfo.org/List_Products.jsp?Rec_Id=PC35028&Chem_Name=Tebuconazole&PC_Code=128997.

    History Channel Admits Rockafeller Population Control Video, 2007

    Turn to this May when the “Billionaires Club” meeting took place secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s population and speed up improvements in health and education.  Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America’s wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey.  The philanthropists who attended a summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6350303.ece “Taking their cue from Gates they agreed that overpopulation was a priority.

    Gates had donated millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood. President Obama was the top recipient of Planned Parenthood campaign donations in 2008.  http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/committees/planned-parenthood-action-fund-inc-70004148.asp?cycle=08 

    Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation are funding a “Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic to under the premise of preserving “crop diversity.” Many experts feel that this vault is being used to develop more GMO foods as a form of biowarfare.  http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7529

    “The first notable point is who is sponsoring the doomsday seed vault. Here joining the Norwegians are, as noted, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the US agribusiness giant DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred (sichttp://www.pioneer.com/web/site/portal/menuitem.0128f8e2dab251f7bc0c0a03d10093a0/) , one of the world’s largest owners of patented genetically-modified (GMO) plant seeds and related agrichemicals; Syngenta, the Swiss-based major GMO seed and agrichemicals company through its Syngenta Foundation; the Rockefeller Foundation, the private group who created the “gene revolution with over $100 million of seed money since the 1970’s; CGIAR, the global network created by the Rockefeller Foundation to promote its ideal of genetic purity through agriculture change.

    “Green Revolution was a brilliant Rockefeller family scheme to develop a globalized agribusiness which they then could monopolize just as they had done in the world oil industry beginning a half century before. As Henry Kissinger declared in the 1970’s, ‘If you control the oil you control the country; if you control food, you control the population.’

    Dr. Norman Borlaug for today is being hailed a hero. What his food research has produced for the future may not turn out to be so heroic, unless your into population control.

    You are what you eat.  Learn more about government control of your food- HR759 Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2009 : Same as HR2749, . HR875 Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009. Organic farming illegal. Codex Alimentarius.  http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h759/show

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    House Resolution 875, or the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., in February. DeLauro’s husband, Stanley Greenburg, works for Monsanto – the world’s leading producer of herbicides and genetically engineered seed.

    HR 875/SR425 is the bill that gives the government more control over our food and pesticides and appears to violate the 10th amendment at the same time.  The 10th is the one that specifies that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people

    Ck out the legislation here at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c111:1:./temp/~c111UkEuSz:e5014:

    Perhaps not intended, but maybe so- HR 875’s legislation is so vague that someone with a backyard garden could see a fine and potentially have their property seized by the governments newest proposed administration, “The Food Safety Administration.”  Currently, the Food and Drug Administration, {FDA} is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, has regulatory jurisdiction over the safety and labeling of 80 percent of the American food supply, encompassing all foods except meat, poultry, and egg products, as well as drugs, medical devices, and biologics.  I wonder if Michelle Obama’s White House Garden is in compliance?

    This is more than just an approach to stop disgusting, contaminated peanut butter factories and regulate the likes of super food producers like Tyson, Monsanto, ADM, and distributors like Cysco.  Had the FDA enforced the violations it found in the Georgia peanut factory in the first place, hundreds would not have been sickened or died. 

    HR 875 will put organic foods and organic marketers at risk. What is the chance that they would be able to keep up with the broad demands this legislation entails including, the list of pesticides and fertilizers.  Forget the  the organic market out in the country, a street vendor selling home grown tomatoes, or a tomato from your own garden.  Reminds me of  the movie, ” The Godfather,” when every time there is an orange in the scene, someone dies.  What is dying with HR875, is the little guys effort to compete against large food growers, processors and distributors.   

    In a further erosion of individual States rights, the bill would legally bind States agriculture to enforce federal guidelines and it seems to stretch all the way into wild game like deer, turkey.  Shouldn’t hunters be concerned? 

    “Theres also a chance that as this bill moves through Congressman Waxman’s Energy and Commerce Committee, he could use it as a vehicle for attacking the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act of 1994 which defends our access to dietary supplements,” writes the Rumor Mills at http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?noframes;read=142795.  What, no more Flintstone Vitamins?  No more Z-cam or C for colds? Certainly the big pharmaceutical companies would have a vested interests in the elimination of over the counter vitamins.  Pharma would rather see a prescription issued for one of their own manufactured pills.

    Section 204 of the legislation, “Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall publish in the Federal Register a list of the contaminants in foods that have the greatest adverse impact on public health in terms of the number and severity of illnesses and number of deaths associated with foods regulated under this Act.”  Here come the food police and the hunt will be on.  I think we all, already know eating raw or undercooked shell fish can kill you. 

    Currently in existence is CODEX ALIMENTARIUS, with 181 countries now participating .  The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Program. The main purposes of this Program are protecting health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations. http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web/index_en.jsp

    Arguing against, “Codex is one component in a much larger population control, and societal control agenda. Food Control (and Nutrient Control) = People Control, says http://www.nocodexgenocide.com/page/page/3113334.htm.

    Under the guise of increased security, the has the FDA is working via the Trilateral Cooperation Charter http://www.fda.gov/oia/charter.html to harmonize the food and drug regulations between the US, Canada and Mexico.

    WaPo reported that Obama will ask Congress for $1 billion in new funds to add inspectors and modernize laboratories.  $1 billion more of our tax dollars going to the government.   Ugggghhhh. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/14/AR2009031401600.html

    HR 875/S425 may just be like the bailout, TARP and Recovery legislation, no one has read it.  I’d bet the legislation was written by lobbyists and industry experts who, in the long run don’t really care about keeping food safe, only profits and putting the little guy out of business.

    http://magicalgodmother.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/monsanto-myths-and-misrepresentation/ offers a peek at some myths about HR 875.

    Go ahead and comment, you know you want to.

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