Heavy Metals, Drug Contaminants Commonly Found in US Meat – Taiwan take note!
While the United States population has learned to deal with routine outbreaks of E. coli and other bacterial strains within the traditional US meat supply, many may be completely unaware that it is quite common for conventional meat products to contain even more concerning contaminants. Among these are heavy metals, drug residues, and pesticides. While bacteria can be killed off by cooking, these contaminants continue to stay in the meat.
Back in 2008, Mexico rejected a shipment of United States beef. Why? Because the US meat actually exceeded Mexico’s regulatory upper limit for copper. The meat, after being rejected by Mexico over serious health concerns due to the heavy metal content, was then sold in the United States, and eaten.
The way in which much of the meat supply is contaminated has to do with how sick cows are treated and expedited off to consumers as quickly as possible. AlterNet explains:
Sick dairy cows are given medications to help them recover, but if it appears an animal will die, it’s often sold to a slaughterhouse as quickly as possible, in time to kill it before it dies.
US meat is some of the worst meat you can consume.
Sick and dying dairy cows are dosed up with heavy amounts of antibiotics — not even counting antibiotics in animal feed – and sent off to be eaten.
It was revealed in a 2010 report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that the very organization responsible for monitoring the safety of U.S. meat for toxic residues was being called into question.
Producers who bring sick animals to slaughter may still have many toxins in their system such as veterinary drugs, which could be threatening to human health. Despite this fact, the major industry producers are much more concerned about getting a return on the investment into the animal.
This so called ‘waste milk’, produced by the heavily medicated and dying dairy cows, and also banned for human consumption, is then fed to veal calves. As a result, the medications and toxins pass through to the consumers who eat the subsequent products.
The FSIS, the organization brought into the question by the USDA, is responsible for monitoring such toxic residues in the food. In the report, however, the USDA openly stated that their regulatory practices were determined to be ‘woefully inadequate’. This does not even include rBGH, Monsanto’s synthetic bovine hormone banned in 27 countries that is created using molecular cloning.
If you consume US meat, it is important to buy it from a high-quality local source — preferably organic. Remember that many animals are fed a low-quality diet full of toxic additives and genetically modified grain while simultaneously being pumped full of harsh medications.
This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information.
“The enemies of Syria have enlisted some of the Muslim Brotherhood in order to destroy the brotherly relations that traditionally existed between Muslims and Christians.”
Tony Cartalucci, Contributor
The US, NATO, Israeli, and Gulf State-backed “heroic” Free Syrian Army has been accused by Syria’s Christian community and its foreign affiliates of waging a sectarian, not “pro-democratic” war on the Syrian people. French Bishop Philip Tournyol Clos stated, “the picture for us is utter desolation: the church of Mar Elian is half destroyed and that of Our Lady of Peace is still occupied by the rebels. Christian homes are severely damaged due to the fighting and completely emptied of their inhabitants, who fled without taking anything. The area of Hamidieh is still shelter to armed groups independent of each other, heavily armed and bankrolled by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. All Christians (138,000) have fled to Damascus and Lebanon, while others took refuge in the surrounding countryside.”
Image: Christians in Syria have been particularly hit hard by what is being described as “ethnic cleansing,” not by Syrian security forces, but by NATO-backed death squads under the banner of the “Free Syrian Army.” The LA Times has been quietly reporting on the tragedy of Syria’s minorities at the hands of the Syrian rebels for months – and indicates that wider genocide will take place, just as it is now in Libya, should Syria’s government collapse under foreign pressure.
Bishop Philip Tournyol Clos continued by stating, “the enemies of Syria have enlisted some of the Muslim Brotherhood in order to destroy the brotherly relations that traditionally existed between Muslims and Christians: Yet, to date,they are not able to: they have provoked a contrary reaction and the two communities are more united than before. The Syrian soldiers in fact, continue to face foreign fighters, mercenaries Libyans, Lebanese militants from the Gulf, Afghans, Turks”
The Bishop’s comments are corroborated by over a year of evidence trickling out of the Western media itself – with admissions that Libya has been sending cash, arms, and fighters to join the so-called “Free Syrian Army,” and that the Muslim Brotherhood is indeed heavily involved in the fighting, as they were in the 1980′s when last they were defeated in Syria. In regards to sectarian violence directed specifically at Christians, the Bishop’s narrative is confirmed by LA Times’ “Church fears ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Christians in Homs, Syria,” and more recently in USA Today’s distorted, but still telling, “Christians in Syria live in uneasy alliance with Assad, Alawites.”
It was also reported by the New Yorker in 2007, that the West knew well in advance that the sectarian extremists they were preparing to overthrow Syria with, were indeed terrorists and would incur considerable bloodshed. It was also reported that the West, even in 2007, was fully backing the Muslim Brotherhood.
Clearly the Western-backed “freedom fighters” have turned out, as they did in Libya, to be genocidal, sectarian-driven extremists, and must not be allowed to prevail in Syria. It appears that Russia, China, and Iran have been correct from the beginning, not to capitulate in the face of armed extremists, serving as proxies not for liberating the people of Syria, but for bringing about Western hegemony over the broken nation-state, and amidst unprecedented, wide scale bloodshed.