Here is another reason to avoid certain commercialized foods, particularly pre-packaged meats.
The viruses are grown in a preparation of the very bacteria they kill, and then purified. The FDA had concerns that the virus preparation potentially could contain toxic residues associated with the bacteria. However, testing did not reveal the presence of such residues, which in small quantities likely wouldn’t cause health problems anyway, the FDA said.
So, let me get this straight. They’ve created a mixture of viruses, which are grown in the bacteria they are to eventually destroy. Apparently the residue left from the virus mixture might be toxic. But small quantities of this very bacterium they’re working to destroy won’t cause health problems anyway. Does that mean most people ingest said bacteria anyway and aren’t hurt by it? Does this make the chances of more people getting sick higher?
I guess I just don’t trust the government so it’s a good thing I don’t eat pre-packaged deli meats especially since they’re not planning on putting any labels on the actual products.
Consumers won’t be aware that meat and poultry products have been treated with the spray, Zajac added. The Department of Agriculture will regulate the actual use of the product.
Last question: Why aren’t they telling consumers that the FDA approved such a technique? Why aren’t they adding it to the ingredients? Don’t you think people want to know they’re eating a mixture of 6 viruses sprayed on their cold cuts, 6 viruses that grew in the exact bacteria they’re trying to kill off?
I have several food allergies. I carry an EPI pen around with me wherever I go. The scary thing is, I’m not entirely sure what I’m actually allergic to. My allergist tells me, it’s probably a preservative. The even scarier part is I have actually gone into Anaphylaxis shock, hence the need for the pen. I am led to believe that my allergies are directly related to FDA approved and managed preservatives. Luckily, for me, many foods come with warning labels stating as much. I choose to avoid those foods. Why not do the same with this? I’m actually asking.
Not surprising, or at least makes sense to me. I ocassionally
– like once a year –have an allergic reaction after eating meatn No idea from what kind or how, it’s random.
Whenever I ask a DR they look at me like I’m making it up.
That is some War of the World’s bullshit there.
“Consumers won’t be aware that meat and poultry products have been treated with the spray, Zajac added.”
WOW, that pisses me off. How is it that they can just add this stuff? I’m sure people would want to know if they were injesting this…
You’re damn right people would want to know. I wonder if they’re keeping it quiet because the corporations behind said meat-packing production don’t want to add warnings because they fear a loss in sales? You know that people would stay away from it. Then again, look at the tobacco industry. Hmmmm.
Or, is this a prelude to a much bigger plan? While having 2500 sick Americans is a bit unfortunate, is that really that large of a number for them to freak out and spray meat with viruses?
I hear ya about the food allergy bit….It is kinda scary. Isabel is starting a new school this year and I am really scared about what she might face with having the severe food allergies that she has….We can relate on the whole epi pen thing….