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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Food Irradiation; Negative Consequences and Negative Health Effects of Gamma Radiation From Radioactive Cobalt 60 - FDA quietly increases allowed radiation doses of meats for human consumption - How to find out which foods have been irradiated by looking at codes on label

A Sheep No More FDA quietly increases allowed radiation doses of meats for human consumption
Friday, December 07, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff


Rather than actually take the time to address the root causes of meat and poultry contamination, which more often than not are a direct result of outrageously unsanitary factory farming practices (http://www.naturalnews.com/025716_antibiotic_animals_antibiotics.html), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instead decided to simply up the doses of radiation that industrial food producers are allowed to blast on their filthy, contaminated meat products.

In the first new rule recently published in the Federal Register, the FDA specifies that "unrefrigerated uncooked meat" can now be irradiated right alongside refrigerated, frozen and cooked meat. And in the second new rule, the FDA increases the amount of ionizing radiation that can be applied to poultry products such as chicken by 50 percent, bumping the dosage up to 4.5 kilograys (kGy) of radiation from the previous 3.0 kGy.

You can view the two published rules here:

These two rules, which were enacted quietly and without any media fanfare (big surprise), come more than a decade after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) first petitioned the FDA for their passage back in 1999. And in the years that followed, numerous consumer advocacy and food safety groups decried the proposals, warning that irradiation is dangerous.

But the FDA ignored all the comments made by these groups, which included reputable names like Public Citizen and the Center for Food Safety (CFS), and continued forward with its irradiation agenda. According to Food Safety News (FSN), the FDA actually went so far as to belittle the merit of the input given by these groups, referring to them as "general" comments that did "not contain any substantive information that could be used in a safety evaluation of irradiated poultry."

FDA ignores science showing dangers of irradiation, claims there are no safety issues

This careless dismissal by the FDA is completely bogus, of course, as the CFS and many other groups have repeatedly offered valid scientific evidence showing that irradiating food denatures its quality, nutritional value, and safety. The production of "unique radiolytic products," for instance, which include various mutagens, or radioactive substances, is one major negative byproduct of irradiation that is both proven and undeniable. (http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/campaign/food-irradiation/)

And yet the FDA does not seem to care much about the facts as they concern the safety (or lack thereof) of irradiation, as the rogue agency has been on a crusade for the past several years to irradiate virtually everything that Americans eat. Meat, fruit, spices, breads, you name it -- if the grocery store sells it, then the FDA wants to nuke it for your "safety." (http://www.naturalnews.com/023945.html)

And in the rare case that an irradiated food actually bears a proper irradiation label -- the FDA, after all, has established incredibly lax rules that allow most irradiated foods to be sold to consumers without labels -- the flowery emblem, known as a radura, that has been created for food irradiation is unlikely to have much of an impact anyway, as it was deliberately designed to appear pleasant and insinuate that a product is "natural." You can view the ridiculous irradiation radura here so you know what to look out for: http://www.naturalnews.com/023945.html

If you wish to truly avoid irradiated foods; however, the best way to do this is to purchase only organic or locally-grown and verified foods. You can also learn more about the history of irradiation and how to spot potentially unlabeled irradiated foods by visiting the following two links:

WHERE DOES RADIOACTIVE COBALT COME FROM, WHICH IS USED TO IRRADIATE FOODS AND KILL GERMS? 

Via Skip Intro July 20, 2014 "Cobalt 60 is produced when the stainless steel reactor parts are exposed to neutrons from nearby radioactive decays." This means that cobalt is a garbage end product with no useful purpose for the nuclear industry. The containers with cobalt 60 in them are terrorist risks and can be turned into dirty bombs every easily. 

MANY FOODS, HERBS, SPICES AND DRINKS ARE DOSED WITH GAMMA RADIATION


Food and other items are often irradiated with Cobalt 60. These food items are often NOT LABELED. Here is how the radiation of foods and other items works... The food item is sent into a chamber where Cobalt 60 is then exposed to it, killing all bacteria on or in the food item.

Isotron Gamma Sterilisation
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/fZ7BbDI2WE8 1 min

HAS YOUR PET FOOD BEEN IRRADIATED? IF YES, IT MAY POSE A HEALTH RISK TO YOUR PET


Zoes Doggy Treats Why it can be harmful to feed our dogs imported dog treats and pet food.



With more than 70,000 tonnes of dog and cat food imported into Australia each year, pet owners and vets claim an increased number of dogs and cats have been poisoned by contaminated imported pet food and treats.

Australia has a favourable disease and pest-free status and in order to maintain this status, certain quarantine measures are in place. Pet food products present a high quarantine risk as they may contain animal disease, agents or pests that are exotic to Australia.

Under Australian quarantine laws, all imported pet food has to be irradiated or heat treated, to kill off potential diseases. Food irradiation is the process of exposing food to ionizing radiation to destroy microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, or insects that might be present in the food. Pet food is required to be irradiated at a rate of 50 times stronger that is required on imported foods for human consumption.
Studies on animals fed irradiated foods have shown increased tumours, reproductive failures and kidney damage.

Some possible causes are:

• irradiation-induced vitamin deficiencies

• the inactivity of enzymes in the food

• DNA damage

• toxic radiolytic products in the food.

Unlike food for human consumption, there are no laws that require pet food to be labelled as irradiated. The RSPCA's position is that pet food should not be irradiated.

Not only is the irradiation an issue, there are huge concerns with the quality of the ingredients used and the standards of the processing plants, where these imported treats are manufactured.Chinese imported dried chicken jerky and duck and sweet potato treats are believed to be the cause of thousands of pet illnesses and deaths in Australia and the US.

Also be aware some of our Australian manufacturers use imported ingredients which don't have to be stated on the packet. There are higher profits to be made from cheap imported ingredients.

Do some research, at least check the labels before you buy, if it says "made from local and imported ingredients", you can pretty well guarantee that the product is imported, irradiated and could be detrimental to your dog's health." 

DR MERCOLA REPORTS ON IRRADIATED FOODS



Irradiated Foods Exposed to Gamma Radiation – Dr Mercola
The FDA presently supports the use of Cobalt-60 culled from nuclear reactors on all domestically produced conventional food.

The level of gamma-radiation used starts at 1 KiloGray — equivalent to 16,700,000 chest x-rays — and goes all the way up to 30KiloGray (500,000,000 chest x-rays or 10,000 times a human lethal dose).

According to Green Med Info:

“Despite the irresponsible promotion of this process as safe, food irradiation destroys much of the vitamin content of food, produces a number of toxic byproducts: formaldehyde, benzene, and formic acid, as well as unique radiolytic products, e.g. 2-alklycyclobutanoes, that have been demonstrated to be cytotoxic (damages cells), genotoxic (damages DNA), and carcinogenic (causes cancer) in test tube and animal studies.”

You’re probably well aware that certain foods, like milk and juices, at your grocery store are pasteurized — a process that uses heat to kill off bacteria from your food, and in the process destroys nutrients and denatures the food.

But you may not know that foods may also be irradiated — a process that exposes your food to radiant energy, including gamma rays, electron beams and X-rays.

Irradiation was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1963, and today is used on more than 40 food products dispersed throughout 37 countries. If this sounds a bit alarming to you, you are not alone.
via Dr Mercola Irradiated Foods Exposed to Gamma Radiation

JUSTIFICATION FOR FOOD IRRADIATION AND VACCINES IS BLAMED ON 'EVIL' GERMS


Occupy Canada News calls for cattle vaccines and food irradiation come from industry profiteers in response to E. coli outbreak.



XL Foods meat recall revives food irradiation idea:

Doctor questions claims of E. coli vaccine:

Nuclear Lunch - The Dangers and Unknowns of Food Irradiation:

Human Illness Associated with Use of Veterinary Vaccines:

RADIATION DESTROYS FOOD BENEFITS, SUCH AS VITAMINS, MINERALS, ENZYMES AND CO FACTORS, TURNS IT INTO CANCER PROMOTING AGENT


The problem with this food irradiation technique is that it also destroys beneficial organisms, co factors, vitamins and more. Radiation also produces free radicals, which are the cause of many diseases.

A very short 1 minute video introduces the consequences of radiating food...

Dangers of Food Irradiation

DR RIMA EXPLAINS DANGERS OF IRRADIATION


Dr. Rima talks about the dangers of irradiated foods in the following short 2 minute video.

Irradiated food - Dr. Rima tells us the dangers

NATUROPATH TEACHES DOWNSIDES OF IRRADIATION


A nutritionist and Naturopathic expert talk about the dangers of radiation in food... this is a 20 minute video. If you want more details about the dangers and health consequences, watch this one..

Radiation, Your Food, Irradiated Food Risk, Wake Up America


HOW TOXIC IS RADIOACTIVE COBALT? WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS AN ACCIDENT AND IT IS RELEASED? 

Via stock July 20, 2014 "1189 Curies and another "Bring it Home" calculation. Wikipedia says 1 gram of Co-60 is 44TBq. What does that really mean? Per WolframAlpha 
We know from WIPP studies that 7 Curies (the max allowed per liter in WIPP storage) is enough to contaminate 1 Billion Costco size chickens up to "never eat this stuff" levels of 100 Bq per kilogram. So 1 gram of cobalt 60 can contaminate 170 Billion Costco chickens.


IF MEAT AND LIVE FOODS CAN BE IRRADIATED, WHY NOT LIVE HUMANS TOO? 




RADIOACTIVE COBALT IS IN COOLING WATER AT FUKUSHIMA, WHICH LEAKS INTO PACIFIC


ChasAha July 20, 2014  "What does the 'detection' of Cobalt-60 mean and what are they really trying to tell us? Possible answer: "…means the pool's undergone some sustained fission events." - user JoyB
http://enenews.com/govt-radiation-levels-too-high-in-unit-4-coming-from-small-pieces-of-cobalt-60-workers-forced-to-cover-floor-with-lead-experts-significant-loss-of-leaktightness-possible-in-fukushima-fuel/comment-page-1#comment-471055

Mark July 20, 2014  "Not sure why they would report Cobalt 60 in the cooling water except to baffle the public. My understanding of the cooling system is that coolant water circulates through all reactors and spent fuel pools. However after the earthquake and tsunami the cooling system has become a patchwork quilt of temporary fixes and auxiliary pumps leaking everywhere as parts of the cooling system are unapproachable due to high radiation. As stated above the water contains a plethora of radioactive isotopes. Basically classic spin. Yes they found cobalt 60 but no they are not telling you what else was found. Like admitting to your wife about the beer you drank after work but neglecting to mention the hookers and blow. Technically you didn't lie, right?"

Imagine just 1 gram of radioactive cobalt falling into the hands of some terrorists who then set this off in some dirty bomb in the middle of a city so that it goes up into the air in the form of radioactive dust. It is just a matter of time before it happens.. There are so many of these incidents, that they cannot even be counted...

Jebus July 20, 2014  Stolen 'highly radioactive' material finally secured, Mexico says; villagers doubtful

These thieves were not terrorists. What happens when terrorists get smart and stop trying to launch useless rockets and quit hijacking planes, and go for setting off dirty bombs instead?

HOW TO FIND THE SECRETIVE, HIDDEN IRRADIATED FOODS AND DRINKS; LOOK AT THE NUMBER CODES



Alex Steblowsky What do those PLU number codes mean on produce in the USA?
http://www.truthin7minutes.com/produce-plu-codes/

Nana Mayfield In case FB fact checkers decide to get snarky, here's the back up info. 
Organic Identification
The prefix ‘9’ combined with a 3000 or 4000 series number signifies that the item is organic. i.e. 93000 – 94999. In the future an additional range of numbers will be used, 84000-84999, for organically grown items.
https://www.ifpsglobal.com/.../PLU%20Users%20Guide...

IRRADIATED FOOD HAS LESS NUTRIENTS; WHICH THEN LEADS TO DEGENERATING ENERGY AND WELL BEING


Sally-Ann Creed Nutritional Therapist SA WHY YOU ARE NOT GETTING ALL YOUR NUTRIENTS FROM FOOD
The following are reasons why it is impossible to get all the nutrients you need from the food you eat:

1. Nobody eats the perfect diet, nobody

2. How do you know you’re getting all the nutrients you need from food? You don’t.

3. Our soils are zinc, selenium and magnesium depleted (alarmingly so)

4. Once fruit and vegetables are picked they quickly begin to drop in nutritional value. Cold storage further depletes nutrients – somewhere between 30-90% of nutrients are lost sometimes in as little as a week.

5. If you eat processed food (which most people do these days) you are further losing out on the nutritional value of the food. Especially if irradiation and microwaving are involved!

6. Processed foods are over-cooked, over-heated at high heats, stripped of nutrition (ie. Low fat foods are a perfect example) and chemicals, sugar etc have to be added to make them palatable. You are getting a ‘soup’ of chemicals and low-nutrient food far from it’s natural state. Only fresh, whole food is going to give you nourishment.

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

1. Literally the answer is to eat whole, real foods – this is first and foremost – and eat a varied diet

2. If you can grow anything yourself and eat it – do. Use natural fertilisers not chemical ones

3. Stop eating any kind of processed food

4. Cut out foods which are not nutrient-dense, and don’t over-cook those that area

5. Get pasture-raised meats, eggs and chickens and wild-caught fish if you can find it

6. Supplement wisely to meet your supplement needs (follow my posts daily too where I try to help you with all these things).

TODAY'S TIP:
Consider the importance of Vitamin K2 (a nutrient I’m crazy about as you might have guessed) – here are just a FEW benefits:
• Improves bone density – K2 directs calcium into bone causing remineralisation thereby reducing osteoporosis
• Improves the mineralisation of teeth, lowering risk of cavities
• K2 reduces PMS, cramps, menstrual pain and bleeding by regulating the function of your hormones
• Helps prevent heart disease especially calcification of the arteries
• Improves brain function
• Maintains healthy gums and teeth
• Directs calcium to the bones, not kidneys to form kidney stones for example, or the heart thereby preventing atherosclerosis
• Improves and enhances exercise performance by improving energy utilization
• Decreases androgens in females with PCOS
• Increases insulin production and sensitivity
• Promotes healthy blood sugar levels"

WHAT YOU CAN DO; THESE FOODS LAST FOREVER (OR A LONG TIME) WITHOUT IRRADIATION



Skills for Survival How to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables

The Food That Would Last Forever: Understanding the Dangers of Food Irradiation :http://amzn.to/1kFwLsR

Make your own healthy non-dairy beverages! 


SOME RADIOACTIVE COBALT MUSIC


Via Gasser July 20, 2014

"O'l Cobalt blue eyes Frankie

For those in their 60’s+

In The Blue Of Evening (Frank Sinatra - with Lyrics)

In the Cobalt-60 blue Gamma rays of evening
when you glowed close to me, dangerous one.

There in the dusk
You shared Becquerel's mercilessly.

In the Cobalt-60 blue Gamma rays of evening
while crickets die and Becquerel's are falling,

There 'neath the midnight sky
you have come into to me.

In the shadows of the night we'll stand,
you touched my hand.

And then, softly as your deadly glow entreats,
My nose will bleed again.

In the Gamma ray Cobalt-60 blue of evening,
night winds above whisper, I've contaminated you,

There I will find no chance,
in the Cobalt-60 blue of evening."
~Gasser Classic~

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Food Irradiation; Negative Consequences and Negative Health Effects of Gamma Radiation From Radioactive Cobalt 60 - FDA quietly increases allowed radiation doses of meats for human consumption - How to find out which foods have been irradiated by looking at codes on label

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