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Deadly Food Additives in the Food Supply Exposed

January 24th, 2011 - May 30, 2012
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Deadly Food Additives in the Food Supply Exposed

By: David Lawrence Dewey
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Are you sure...about what you are eating in packaged goods ? - In dairy products? Meats?

Do you think ORGANIC is really ORGANIC ? - Think again !

These deadly toxins are even in over the counter prescription drugs and regular prescription drugs ! !

If you are taking any type of a prescription drug I strongly advise you to ask your Pharmacist for a list of the "inactive" ingredients in your drug prescription. You will be amazed what you are ingesting and poisoning your body with. I have compiled the following information to help educate you on what you are ingesting that is poisoning your body.

Your Food Is Being Sprayed With Viruses And The FDA Is Okay With That
Read this from Organic Health about how the FDA allows viruses to be sprayed on meats you are purchasing. SPRAYED MEATS

Presently, the FDA has approved over 14,000 deadly additves to be used in the food supply. They are comprised of chemical preservatives, dyes and colorings. Let's just take hydrogenated oils. If they were completely banned from the food supply like they have been in some countries, this would not only save lives, but save trillions of dollars in the treatment of the diseases they cause. Here is an analysis of tha data from the CDC ( Centers for Disease Control ) statstics.



Let's say play the devil's advocate here. Let's say by banning them completely in the food supply it only saves 25% of lives of cost - result - 1.25 million lives a year saved and 1 trillion dolllars in health savings a year in the treatment of just these two diseses.

What Are Hydrogenated Oils?

Hydrogenated Oils

Under current FDA labeling requirements, food manufactures can say it has -0- trans-fats as along as the trans-fats are less than .50 or 1/2 of a gram less per serving. There are many products that come in just under .50 or 1/2 of a gram per serving. So, let's say a product has .49 grams of trans-afat per serving and there are say 8 servings in a product, potato chips or crackers are examples. If a person eats all 8 servings, they have consumer nearly 4 grams of trans-fats.

If the product still has listed hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, these oils are STILL very unhealthly to eat. Oils that have been hydrogenated in any way result in the natural oils being molecularly changed from a natural oil to an oil the body does not know what to do with. During the process of hydrogenation, hydrogen atoms are moved to what is called the opposite side of the double bond of the molecular structure of the fatty acid in the oil. Click here to see the molecular change in graph. This newly formed molecular configuration of the fatty acid, ( a changed carbon molecular structure of the fatty acid which the genetics of the body does not recognize) has been changed from a natural oil to a now synthetic oil so to speak. These changed oils alter the normal transport of minerals and other nutrients across cell membranes. It weakens the protective structure and function of the cell.

How oils are Hydrogenated

Hydrogenation gas is fused into the oils using a metal catalyst, aluminum, cobalt, and nickel. Without the metals, the hydrogen could not be fused into the oils. All are toxic metals to the body. This fusion takes place under pressure at temperatures of 248-410 degrees. Another words, the oils are changed molecularly. When you compare this changed essential fatty acid, which has now become new type of fatty molecule oil, it matches the same molecular structure of Stearic Acid. One of the uses of Stearic Acid is in the making of candles. It makes candles hard. Could this have the same affect on the human body in the form of hardening of arteries? In addition, by hydrogenating oils, more volume is produced. It increases the volume of the oil thus making more available to sell. Final result, more profit. However, its' main purpose is to increase shelf life of products. It is a preservative to increase shelf life of products for moreprofit, but it is a deadly oil to the body. For more information read my column, Hydrogenated Oils-Silent Killers


Mono-Diglycerides are nothing more than hydrogenated oils. The food/oil industry has renamed them so to speak to fool the consumer since more and more people are becoming aware of hydrogenated oils. Read my report, Mono-Diglycerides - Nothing More Than Hydrogenated Oils. I disclose the actual spec sheet from the leading food oil manufacturer.

What Are Other Toxins Causing Serious Health Effects?

Aspartame - Equal or Nutrasweet

What Exactly Is Aspartame?

Some fruit juices and alcoholic beverages contain small amounts of methanol which is 10% of Aspartame. It is very important to remember, methanol never appears alone. In every case, ethanol is present and usually at much higher amounts. Ethanol is an antidote for methanol toxicity to the body. All natural foods that contain methanol contain ethanol. It is mother natures way of protecting the body from methanol toxicity. Aspartame, THERE IS NO ETHANOL to counter the methanol that is produced!

Aspartame is made of phenylalanine (50% by weight) and aspartic acid (39%), both ordinary amino acids, bound loosely together by methanol (wood alcohol, 11%). Similar amounts of methanol are found in many fruits and vegetables and is locked up in complex pectin molecules, however, this methanol from natural food sources is always paired with ethanol, the ethanol is the body's natural antidote to the methanol from food sources and are not usually released by human digestion and so the this methanol from food sources is harmless. In 1998, C. Trocho and his team proved the methanol in aspartame converts to formaldehyde, accumulating in the liver and fatty tissue. Even an EPA assessment of methanol states, "methanol is considered a cumulative poison due to the low rate of excretion once it is absorbed." Since is approval by the FDA in 1986, thousands of complaint have been registered by consumers. The FDA ignored their own scientists back in the 1970's who said it should not be approved. In March, 1976, the Special FDA Task Force that had been re-evaluating those "pivotal" studies of G.D. Searles Aspartame found these conclusions, these are the exact "quotes, "They, G.D. Searle lied and they didn't submit the real nature of their observations because had they done that, it is more likely a great number of these studies would have been rejected as showing the safety of aspartame for human consumption. Searle took great pains to camouflage these shortcomings of the studies they, G.D. Searle performed." During 1987, 17,100,000 pounds of Aspartame were consumed in the U.S. Alone. Substantial increases in brain tumors, cancers and other diseases dramatically started to rise. For more information, including the list of over 100 studies showing the deadly health effects of Aspartame, read my column: Aspartame - Sweetness or Death?



So, when you buy "organic", do you think you are getting 100% organice products. Think again! The food labeling requirements still required for aspartame have now somehow been dropped for Neotame by the FDA. No one is clear why this was allowed to happen. Neotame has been ruled acceptable, and no longer is required to be included on the list of ingredients, for:

Neotame has similar structure to aspartame — except that, from it’s structure, it appears to be even more toxic than aspartame. This potential increase in toxicity will make up for the fact that less will be used in diet drinks. Like aspartame, some of the concerns include gradual neurotoxic and immunotoxic damage from the combination of the formaldehyde metabolite (which is toxic at extremely low doses) and the excitotoxic amino acid aspartic acid.

Let left me make this perfectly clear. Neotame does not have to be included in ANY list of ingredients! So, if you buy processed food, whether USDA Certified Organic or not, that food most likely will contain Neotame because it is cost-effective. Since no one knows it is there, there can be no public backlash similar to what is happening with Aspartame.

A product called “Sweetos,” is composed of Neotame. It is being substituted for molasses in animal feed. "Sweetos" is an economical substitute for molasses. "Sweetos" guarantees the masking of unpleasant tastes and odor and improves the palatability of feed. This product will be economical for farmers and manufacturers of cattle feed. It can also be used in mineral mixture,” said Craig Petray, CEO, The NutraSweet Company, a division of Searle, which is a part of Monsanto. The problems is, you will be eating meat containing this deadly toxin.

So what is the solution to this problem? Buy local organic food, know your local farmer, and don’t buy processed foods whether they are labeled "Organic" or not is they are coming from the commercial processing agriculture corporate farms.

The Farm Industry News states, "Monsanto, which has long resided in the crosshairs of public scorn and scrutiny, appears to have dodged at least one bullet by spinning off its industrial chemical business into a separate entity called Solutia a couple of years ago. Solutia has since been hammered by lawsuits regarding PCB contamination from what were once called Monsanto chemical plants in Alabama and other states."

MSG - Monosodium Glutamate

Read more about this in my Aspartame-Sweetness or Death column.

Below are just a few of the many chronic illnesses caused by long-term exposure to these excitotoxin amino acids that are found in Aspartame. Remember that asparate acid is 40% of Aspartame.

Sodium Phosphate or Sodium Aluminum Phosphate

Sodium aluminum phosphate, which is a primary ingredient in baking powder, is used as a leavening agent. Studies shows it stays in hte brain and has been linked as a possible cause of Alzheimers. The FDA has never studied its safety for human consumption. It can interact negatively with certain prescription drugs.


Basically glucose which can cause increased insulin production.

Autolyzed Yeast Extract

It contains approxmiately 20% MSG, is made from MSG. It is a neuro toxin. See MSG


It contains approxmiately 25% MSG, is made from MSG. It is a neuro toxin. See MSG

Yeast Extract

It contains approxmiately 25% MSG, is made from MSG. It is a neuro toxin. See MSG

Canola Oil

Researchers at the University of Florida-Gainesville, determined that as much as 4.6% of all the fatty acids in unrefined canola are "trans" isomers (which are somewhat like plastic) due to the refining process. Yes, plastic, so you are ingesting isomers that are similar to plastic and plastic is toxic. And then if canola is hydrogenated, you have a double effect of toxins going into your body, trans-isomers, (possible plastics depending on how high the oil was boiled at if the canola was hydrogenated), and trans-fatty acids that cause coronary heart disease. Contrary to popular opinion, saturated fats, especially those found in unrefined coconut oil are not however harmful to health, but are important nutrition. There are no trans isomers in unrefined coconut butter, for example. ( This refers to many published research papers by Mary Enig, Ph.D. that refutes all the establishment propaganda condemning saturated fats. Mary Enig cannot be bought or suppressed by the hydrogenated oils and margarine industries.)

In 1996, the Japanese announced a study wherein a special canola oil diet had actually killed laboratory animals. Reacting to this unpublished, but verified and startling information, a duplicate study was conducted by Canadian scientists using piglets and a canola oil based milk replacer diet.

In a second study published in Nutrition Research, 1997, v17, the researchers verified that canola oil somehow depleted the piglets of vitamin E to a dangerously low level.

For more information on this, read my Canola Report

Sodium Chloride

Used as a pesticide. It can cause hypertension, high blood pressure.

Sodium Gluconate

Acute toxicity to aquatic organisms (fish, daphnia, algae).

Potassium Chloride

Can cause hypertension, high blood pressure. Can build up in the body.

Red Dye 40, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Blue 1, * All Dyes

All dyes have been shown to cause thyroid tumors, lymphomas, ( cancer ), chromosome gene damage, brain tumors and bladder tumors, in animals. Studies have shown children can be severely allergic to them causing asthma. In 1985, an effort to ban them failed. The food lobbyists influenced officials in Washington. Since 1985, their use in foods has INCREASED 300%. Many of these dyes are in over the counter drugs and also in prescription drugs.

Bleached Flours

When it says bleached - that means chlorine has been used to bleach out the brown color out of the flour. There is chlorine residue left in the flours. What does "enriched" mean?

Enriched Flours

Enriched flour is flour in which most of the natural vitamins and minerals have been extracted. ( They are then re-sold ). This is done in order to give bread a finer texture, increase shelf life and prevent bugs from eating it (bugs will die if they attempt to live off it). Hello - what does this tell you!

Why is enriched flour bad?

When the bran and the germ (the parts of the wheat that contain vitamins and minerals) are removed, your body absorbs wheat differently. Instead of being a slow, steady process through which you get steady bursts of energy, your body breaks down enriched flour too quickly, flooding the blood stream with too much sugar at once. Your body then has to work hard to absorb the excess and stores it as fat. This causes quick highs and lows in your blood-sugar level which can lead to type-two diabetes and obesity. All this and you’re not even getting close to the amount of nutrients that whole grains contain

Modified Food Starch

Any time you see "modified" in front of something, this usually means the source comes from genetically altered food sources. This is just another hidden name also for MSG. These additives also contain MSG: Malted Barley (flavor), Flavors, Flavoring, Modified food starch. Barley malt, Reaction Flavors, Rice syrup or brown rice syrup. Malt Extract or Flavoring. Stay away from anything that say artificially flavored. This means the flavor is "chemically" made from a chemical and you don't know what the chemical is.

Modified food starch can be made from many different grains - corn, wheat, tapioca, etc. - but for the purposes of this discussion, I'm going to focus on modified cornstarch. The principles are the same for all of the modified starches.

They're not healthy in the respect that they don't add any nutritional value to food, but they aren't harmful. People who have gluten allergies should stay away from this ingredient though, unless a food containing it is labeled "gluten free." Some studies show they can aggrevate IBS or Colitis.

There is virtually no way to find out how the modified food starch used in a product was produced - what chemicals or enzymes were used, if used at all, for example - and the possibility of trace chemical contamination bothers some.

I'll note that people sensitive to wheat or gluten should avoid products with modified food starch as an ingredient unless it specifically states that the product is gluten free or states the specific type of starch used. Many manufacturers will use whatever food starch is cheapest or readily available for their product - corn, wheat, or otherwise.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.

In addition to causing significant weight gain in lab animals, long-term consumption of high-fructose corn syrup also led to abnormal increases in body fat, especially in the abdomen, and a rise in circulating blood fats called triglycerides. The researchers say the work sheds light on the factors contributing to obesity trends in the United States.

"There are some people, ( paid by the corn lobby) and now commercials claiming that high-fructose corn syrup is no different than other sweeteners when it comes to weight gain and obesity, but our results make it clear that this just isn't true, at least under the conditions of our tests," said psychology professor Bart Hoebel, who specializes in the neuroscience of appetite, weight and sugar addiction. "When rats are drinking high-fructose corn syrup at levels well below those in soda pop, they're becoming obese -- every single one, across the board. Even when rats are fed a high-fat diet, you don't see this; they don't all gain extra weight." Hobel also stated.

Crisco, hydrogenated oils was invented in 1910.

During the late 1930's and early 1940's, a dramatic increase was seen in diabetes and coronary heart disease.

In the early 1940's, a new type of diabetes was emerging, the medical community named in Diabetes Type II, but the medical community did know what was causing it. Well, it is evident now.

At the turn of the century, there were 2.8 diagnosed cases per 100,000 population of diabetes and its' associated diseases.

In 1949, this figure jumped to 16.4 per 100,00 population. This is a 585% increase in 50 years.

According to the National Center For Health Statistics

In ten years, this is 59.8 % increase, or roughly 6% per year. This increase of deaths caused from diabetes cannot be blamed on genetics. It can't be blamed because of people having bad genes. When you compare the substantial increases in the death rates today as to death rates before the introduction of hydrogenated oils in the food supply, anyone can very easily see the correlation. Nor does it have to do with newer diagnostic means or treatments of the disease. Deaths are deaths.

Leading experts in the research of diabetes estimate that todays figures of diagnosed cases of diabetes are now hitting 20,000 cases per 100,000 population. In 1949, the criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes was changed because this new disease of insulin resistant diabetes had not yet been named.

According to the April 2004 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, between 1970 and 1990, the consumption of HFCS increased over 1,000 percent. Let's see how diabetes increased according to CDC statistics:


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Diabetes Graph
Diabetes Graph
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HFCS now represents more than 40 percent of caloric sweeteners added to foods and beverages and is mainly the sole caloric sweetener in soft drinks in the United States. HFCS is corn syrup that has undergone processing to convert its glucose into fructose. It is no way like sugar. Just a note, in case you don't k now it, white sugar is BLEACHED with chlorine to make it white! Yes, I said chlorine! If you are going to use sugar, use NATURAL TURBINO CANE SUGAR. It is a brown color and no, I am not talking about brown sugar which has had an artificial color added to it to make it brown. It has long bene wondered why in Hawaii why children who run around sucking on brown cane sugar stalks that they have the lowest cavities in the world. The reason: there are acids in natural cane sugar that helps to prevent cavtities, but those acids are washed away in the bleaching process to make sugar white.

Newly emerging information from the Endocrine Society strongly implicates high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) with the metabolic disorder which leads to diabetes and storage of fat around the waist. HFCS is found in virtually every processed food and drink available on grocery store shelves because it’s inexpensive to produce, and readily available due to government subsidies. High-fructose corn syrup is very high on the glycemic index, no wonder it puts on the pounds. High fructose corn syrup will make blood glucose levels spike, which will cause the pancreas to produce more and more insulin and over time, this process will either burn out the pancreas or make the insulin that is produced resistant in controlling blood sugar. Read you labels, don't drink or eat anything with this in it.

It doesn't take a genuis to figure out what has caused the creation of a new disease, Diabetes Type II, hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup is a deadly combination to the human body. Also, beware of FRUCTOSE, it is as bad as high fructose corn syrup.

Sucralose also known as Splenda® is synthesized by this five-step process:

  • 1. sucrose is tritylated with trityl chloride in the presence of dimethylformamide and 4-methylmorpholine and the tritylated sucrose is then acetylated with acetic anhydride,

  • 2. the resulting TRISPA (6,1',6'-tri-O-trityl-penta-O-acetylsucrose) is chlorinated with hydrogen chloride in the presence of toluene,

  • 3. the resulting 4-PAS (sucrose 2,3,4,3',4'-pentaacetate) is heated in the presence of methyl isobutyl ketone and acetic acid,  

  • 4. the resulting 6-PAS (sucrose 2,3,6,3',4'-pentaacetate) is chlorinated with thionyl chloride in the presence of toluene and benzyltriethylammonium chloride, and

  • 5. the resulting TOSPA (sucralose pentaacetate) is treated with methanol (wood alcohol, a poison) in the presence of sodium methoxide to produce sucralose.

    So sucralose becomes a low-calorie sugar with a complicated process that results in Splenda’s® chemical formula:


    This is Splenda®. Are you sure now you want to be consuming these deadly chemicals?

    Sucalrose is also in many food products, including over the counter drug medications, like Rolaids antacid. Also, Listerine's new Citrus mouth wash. Make sure you read the labels.

    In addition, it contains these deadly chemicals, some known to cause cancer in animals, some are even listed on the EPA as poisons:

    Acetone - Acetic acid -  Acetyl alcohol - Acetic anhydride - Ammonium chloride
    Benzene -  Chlorinated sulfates - Ethyl alcohol - Isobutyl ketones
    Hydrogen chloride - Lithium chloride
    Methanol - Sodium methoxide
    Sulfuryl chloride -  Trityl chloride - Thionyl chloride - Toulene

    You can read the rest of details and research findings explained in laymens terms in:

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    Dimethylpolysiloxane in McDonald's McNuggets McDonalds Chicken McNuggets

    Do you put dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone, in your chicken dishes? Yes, that's right - SILICONE?

    How about tertiary butylhydroquinone(TBHQ), a chemical preservative so deadly just five grams can kill you?

    TBHQ - is a chemical preservative used in fast food and restaurant foods and is in McDonald's McNuggets and some of their other foods.

    In studies done on pigs, it causes their skin to fall off. In tests on mice, skeletal mutations, leukemia, lymphomas, poor birth rate, skin lesions, bladder cancer, hair loss,increased neutrophil count, pneumonia. Does this explain the rise in pneumonia cases in emergency rooms the last 20 years for all age groups, especially children...i.e. The Happy Meals?

    Propylene Glycol

    What is an anti-freeze doing in the food supply, cosmetics, toothpastes etc.? That is what Propylene Glycol is, an anti-freeze. The FDA prohibits the use of this preservative in dog and cat foods after scientific studies have shown that propylene glycol reduces red blood cell survival time, renders red blood cells more susceptible to oxidative damage, along with other adverse health effects in dog/cats after consuming this preservative. So why does the FDA allow it to still be used in cosmetics, toothpastes and even some foods for humans? This is also used in many supplements, skin products, shampoo, lipstick.

    Sodium Benzoate

    Many soda manufacturers use sodium benzoate to prevent mold. This chemical damages mitochondria in cells, which leads to neuro-degenerative diseases. Professor Andrew Kemp from the University of Sydney published in the May 24, 2008, edition of the "British Medical Journal" that children "were significantly more hyperactive after they ate a mixture of food colorings and a preservative [sodium benzoate]." It also converts into benzene in the body, a known cargiogenic and is listed on the EPA website as a poison. There are reports this is what was making soliders in Irag ill. Soft drinks left in the heat on airport strips was causing the sodium benzoate into benzene, and if it was a diet soft drink, the aspartame was converting into methanol and formaldehyde.

    Acesulfame-K or Acesulfame-potassium

    Acesulfame-K, also known as Acesulfame-potassium or “Sunnette” is an artificial sweetener. It has not been adequately tested for human consumption. The FDA approved this additive even though the tests done to determine it’s safety did not meet the FDA standards and caused cancer in lab animals, which increases the probability that it will also cause cancer in humans.

    Saccharin or Sweet 'N Low

    Saccharin, or Sweet ‘N Low, is an artificial sweetener that is known to cause cancer. Because of pressure from the food industry, in 2000, saccharin was removed from the list of cancer-causing chemicals, in spite of the fact that studies still show that it causes cancer in lab animals. Yet, the FDA still allows it in the food supply.


    Carrageenan is a seaweed derivative used in a wide variety of foods and cosmetics. It is used in many dairy products as a thickening agent. It is in alot of milk, sour cream, cheese dips and other dairy products. Most soy milks and products contain it. Women, be careful, this is used in many costmetics and lipsticks. Here is a link where you can check the ingredients in your cosmetics, it will list the ingredient and the studies to show the toxicity of the ingredient. This will take you to carrageenan.

    Several studies have linked it to causing stomach cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, and IBS. It it's native form, it has not been classified as a carcinogen, but in it’s degraded or broken down form, ( commercial form as used by food manufactureres ), it has been classified as a possible human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Joanne Tobacman, M.D., University of Iowa assistant professor of clinical internal medicine, and researcher on carrageenan, said "There seems to be enough evidence associating carrageenan with significant gastrointestinal lesions, including malignancies, to avoid ingesting it." According to Dr. Tobacman, the native carrageenan, after being subjected to stomach acids may be broken down into the degraded form and be a cancer risk. And even if it wasn’t, carrageenan cannot be identified as native or degraded on food labels, so there is no way of knowing if you are ingesting carrageenan, the carcinogen or not. "Carrageenan is a wolf in sheep's clothing," Dr. Tobacman has stated further, "It looks innocent, like a simple molecule, but it's really not metabolizable."A 1977 study done in Japan, and another one done in 2000 by the University of Michigan Medical Research, showed that degraded carrrageehan induced squamous cell carcinomas, adenocarcinomas and adenomas in the colorectum in rats.STUDY

    Sodium Nitrate

    Sodium nitrate, which is found in many packaged meats like hot dogs, sausages and bacon, is used as a curing agent. It has been shown in studies to produce powerful cancer-causing called nitrosamines. Studies study done by the U.S. National Toxicology Program, shows it causes pancreatic and lung cancers with an increased consumption of meats containing sodium nitrate. Read your processed meat labels and any product and do not consume this.

    Propyl Gallate

    Food manufacturers use propyl gallate as a stabilizer in packaged meats, dried milk, candy, potato chips, oils, candy and a variety of processed foods. and baked goods. It is also used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The National Toxicology Program, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reports that this preservative causes prostate inflammation and tumors of the thyroid, brain and pancreas.

    Potassium Bromate

    Many bread companies still use potassium bromate to strengthen bread dough. Although countries like Britain and Canada banned the preservative as a carcinogen because significant evidence shows that it causes cancerous kidney and thyroid tumors in rats, it is still found in some baked goods in the United States. Potassium bromate is especially dangerous if the food product is not baked long enough at a high enough temperature. In baking, always use unbleached, un-bromated flours.

    Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) (BHA)

    These chemicals have been linked to birth defects and liver and kidney damage. Causes damage to genetic material. Can rupture and damage red blood cells as well as stimulate symptoms of chemical sensitivity.


    Sulfites are also a common preservative. Sulfites are prohibited to be used in foods that provide the nutrient vitamin B1 because it can destroy this vitamin. Furthermore, many people are sensitive to sulfites and respond with adverse reactions. Due to the reports of adverse reactions, the FDA banned the use of sulfites on fruits and vegetables in 1986, and 12 years later still reviewing whether it should be banned from other uses. Sulfites have been found to aggravate and causes asthma attacks in children and adults. Between five and ten percent of chronic asthmatics are thought to be sulfite sensitive. Further information on sulfites can be obtained from Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum - Basically the same thing.

    Can causes celiac disease. Products containing guar gum are being investigated by FDA following the recall of Cal-Ban 3000 diet tablets and capsules. Use of the product, whose main ingredient is guar gum, was associated with numerous injuries. At least 17 people experienced esophageal obstruction after taking Cal-Ban tablets with Guar Gum. Ten required hospitalization, and one died of a blood clot that reached the lungs a week after surgery to remove the throat obstruction. Yet, this is still be allowed to be used in hundreds of food products.


    Artificial colorings have been showed to cause hypersensitivity reactions in sensitive persons, especially children, promoting conditions such as ADHD (attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder), asthma and skin conditions such as urticaria and atopic dermatitis. Therefore, avoiding foods that contain these and other chemical additives may greatly contribute to health.

    Recently, a study on other additive interactions (Lau 2006) showed that a coloring plus an excitotoxin (MSG or aspartame) is far more toxic to developing neurons than either one alone. When two chemicals used together do more damage than each alone added up, it is called "synergy." - meaning a serious interaction of chemicals within the body.

    EPA Document Shows It Knowingly
    Allowed Pesticide That Kills Honey Bees

    An EPA document reveals that the agency allowed the widespread use of a bee-toxic pesticide, despite warnings from EPA scientists. The document shows the EPA has ignored warnings about the use of clothianidin, a pesticide produced by Bayer that mainly is used to pre-treat corn seeds. The pesticide scooped up $262 million in sales in 2009 by farmers, who also use the substance on canola, soy, sugar beets, sunflowers, and wheat. The document was put out in response to Bayer's request to approve use of the pesticide on cotton and mustard. The document invalidates a prior Bayer study that justified the registration of clothianidin on the basis of its safety to honeybees:

    Clothianidin's major risk concern is to nontarget insects (that is, honey bees). Clothianidin is a neonicotinoid insecticide that is both persistent and systemic. Acute toxicity studies to honey beesshow that clothianidin is highly toxic on both a contact and an oralbasis. Although EFED does not conduct RQ based risk assessments onnon-target insects, information from standard tests and field studies,as well as incident reports involving other neonicotinoids insecticides(e.g., imidacloprid) suggest the potential for long-term toxic risk to honey bees and other beneficial insects.

    The entire101-page memo is damaging. (and worth a read). But the opinion of EPA scientists apparently isn't enough for the agency, which is allowing clothianidin to keep its registration. EPA MEMO

    The fact is, it is still being used on food crops. Clothianidin has residual effects into food. It has been shown to cause tumors in birds, fish and mammals.

    In addition, to the findings for honeybees, these are other findings on lab animals:

    "The proposed application rates and uses also pose an acute and chronic risk to small birds and mammals when seeds are treated with clothianidin. Ecosystems are at risk and ground water contamination is high. Aquatic life is at risk from run off water."

    Could this be what has been killing some of the birds and mammals worldwide? However, read below and you will see recent reports that the USDA has admitted in killing birds nationwide.

    Clothianidin has already been banned by Germany, France, Italy, and Slovenia for its toxic effects. So why won't the EPA follow? GREED and bought off politicians.




    • Silicon Dioxide
    • Stearic Acid
    • MagnesiumStearate
    • CalciumStearate
    • Polypropylene Glycol - Polyethylene Glycol
    • TALC [ this is basically sand ] Any additive that says Hydrolyzed or Autolyzed * * These contain trans-fats. Disclosure of percentage is not required on labels.
    • Butylated Hydroxytoluene
    • Toulene
    • Boric Acid
    • Dibasic Calcium Phosphate
    • Sodium Metavanadate
    • Stannous Chloride
    • Tricalcium Phosphate
    • Silica
    • Nickelous Sulfate
    • Sodium Selenate
    • PotassiumIodide - Potassium Chloride - Potassium Aspartate complex
    • Hypromellose
    • Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
    • Croscarmellose Sodium
    • MagnesiumOxide
    • Crospovidone
    • Polyvinyl Alcohol
    • Sucrose - Sucarol or Sucaral
    • Shellac Glaze
    • L-Leucine
    • Chalk or Resin
    • Glutamic Acid - Glutamate
    • Aspartame - Aspartate or Aspartic Acid
    • All Dyes, colors and artificial flavors.
    • All preservatives such as: ( preservative citric acid is permitted )
    • Sodium Benzoate
    • Carreeghenan

    STUDIES on Stearic Acid:

    Stearic Acid Found in Nutritional Supplements like Vitamins is Harmful to Liver, Causes Cell Death and Depresses Immune System

    • "T-helper cells become the target of stearic acid resulting premature cell death."
    • "Inhibits T-cell dependent immune responses.
    • Plasma membrane integrity is significantly impaired, leading to a loss of membrane potential and ultimately cell function and viability."
    • "Harmful to liver and kidneys".
    • Palmitic and stearic fatty acids induce Alzheimer-like diseases

    Besides the additives I have listed already above, are other food additves to avoid in foods. Some of them I have already written about in this column. I call this my top (21) addtitives to avoid in foods. Read your labels!


    I have just touched on a few of more than 14,000 toxic chemical additives that the FDA has approved for use in the food supply, supplements, tolietry items, shampoo, soaps, mouthwash. Even prescrption drugs!

    First Lady Obama and her Food Awareness Efforts... Michelle Obama

    Recently on January 20th, 201, First Lady Michelle Obama gave praise and joined Walmart executives at a Southeast Washington community center announcing a campaign by the low-priced retail giant to offer more healthful foods and push its suppliers to do the same.

    "When I see a company like Wal-Mart launch an initiative like this, I feel more hopeful than ever before," said Obama, who has made fighting childhood obesity and increasing nutritious food options in poor neighborhoods a top priority. "We can improve how we make and sell food in this country." Finally, someone in Washington is starting to get what the crisis is...however...

    Although I greatly admire Mrs. Obama for her food programs efforts, especially for children, I don't think she has quite grasped what the real problem is. Has she looked at the ingreedients Walmart is using in their "Great Value" products. Almost all of the deadly additives I have written about are in their "Great Value" products. Sure, they may eliminate high fructose syrup or one or two others, but if you look at the "Great Value" product line, it has some of the most nasty chemical ingreedients in them. Ms. Obama, I strongly urge you to go to a Walmart store and read the labels on Walmart's "Great Value" products. I am sure you won't be able to pronouce most of the words of the deadly chemical additives they are using in their products. I hope somehow Mrs. Obama will get this message.

    What Are The Ingredients In Walmart's Great Value Products

    Note the highlighted ingreedients...are you sure you want to be ingesting these?

    Let's take a look at some...

    Walmart Great Value Orange ChickenGreat Value Orange Chicken


    Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks: Chicken Breast Wirh Rib Meat, Water, 2% Or Less Of: Chicken Broth, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Modified Food Starch, Battered And Breaded With: Wheat Flour, Water, Bleached Wheat Flour, 2% Or Less Of: Rice Starch, Salt, Dried Buttermilk, Dextrose, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Extractives Of Paprika And Annatto, Dried Garlic, Soybealn Oil, Mono-Diglycerides, Wheat Starch, Sugar, Yeast. Breading Set In Vegetable Oil. Orange Sauce: Water, Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Orange Juice Concentrate, Modified Cornstarch, Ginger, Onion Powder, Orange Peel, Toasted Sesame Oil, Rice Viengar, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Dehydrated Garlic, Spices, Flavor. Rice: Enriched Long Grain Rice, Iron (Ferric Orthophosphae), Niacin, Thaimin (Thiamin Mononitrate), Folic Acid. Allergy Warning: Contains Milk, Wheat And Soy.

    Walmart Great Value Chicken FlorentineChicken Florentine and Farfalle


    Blanched Farfalle Pasta: Water, Enriched Durum Semolina (Durum Semolina Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid). Fully Cooked Skinless Boneless Grilled Chicken Breast: Chicken Breast With Rib Meat, Water, Seasoning (Dextrose, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Spice And Natural Flavors), Isolated Soy Protein, Modified Food Starch, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Carrageenan. Spinach. Sauce: Water, Milk, Parmesan/Romano Cheeses (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Natural Flavors, Gelatin, Rice Flour, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Onion Powder, Mono And Diglycerides, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, White Wine, Black Pepper, Caramel (Color), Yellow #5.

    Walmart Great Value Spaghetti With Meat SauceSpaghetti with Meat Sauce


    Cooked Enriched Macaroni Product (Water, Durum Semolina [Enriched With Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid]), Water, Diced Tomatoes (Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid), Mushrooms (With Water, Salt, Ascorbic Acid, EDTA), Tomato Paste, Beef, Onions, Beef Base (Beef, Beef Extract, Beef Stock Concentrate, Hydrolyzed Soy And Corn Protein, Salt, Yeast Extract, Chicken Fat, Dried Whey, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Spice Extractives), Less Than 1% Of Parmesan Cheese (Pasteurized Part Skim Milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Modified Food Starch, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Margarine (Liquid And Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Water, Salt, Vegetable Mono And Diglycerides, Soy Lecithin, Natural And Artificial Flavor, BHA & BHT Added To Protect Flavor, Vitamin A Palmitate And Vitamin D3 Added), Dehydrated Soy Sauce (Soy Sauce [Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Vinegar, Lactic Acid], Maltodextrin), Granulated Garlic, Canola Oil (With BHA & BHT), Spices, Extractives Of Paprika And Natural Flavors, Yeast Extract, Dehydrated Minced Onions, Xanthan Gum, Caramel Color. Allergy Warning: Contains Milk, Wheat And Soy.

    Walmart Great Value Pepperoni PizzaPepperoni Pizza


    Enriched Flour (Unbleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese (Pasteurized Part Skim Milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Pepperoni (Pork, Beef, Salt, Spices, Dextrose, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Oleoresin Of Paprika, Flavoring, Sodium Ascorbate, Natural Smoke Flavor, Sodium Nitrite, BHA, BHT, Citric Acid), Tomato Paste, Sugar, 2% Or Less Of Parmesan Cheese (Part Skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Romano Cheese (Part Skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Asiago Cheese (Cultured Part Skim Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Hydrated Monoglycerides, Salt, Soybean Oil, Modified Waxy Maize Starch, Sugarcane Fiber, Seasoning (Dehydrated Garlic And Onion, Spices), Salt Substitute (Sodium Gluconate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride), Gum Blend (Sugar, Modified Food Starch, Maltodextrin, Guar Gum, Paprika, Citric Acid, Salt, Beet Powder, Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum), Acacia Gum, Yeast, Cheese Flavor (Parmesan Cheese [Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Romano Cheese [Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Cheese Whey, Salt), Basil, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Methylcellulose, Soy Lecithin. Allergy Warning: Contains Milk, Wheat And Soy.

    Walmart Great Value Ice Cream SandwichesIce Cream Sandwiches


    Ice Cream: Milk, Cream, Buttermilk, Sugar, Whey, Corn Syrup, Mono & Diglycerides, Guar Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Carob Bean Gum, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Vanilla Extract, ( * not real vanilla ) Artificial Flavor, Annatto (For Color). Wafer: Bleached Wheat Flour, Sugar, Soybean And Palm Oil, Cocoa, Dextrose, Caramel Color, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Flour, Food Starch-Modified, Salt, Baking Soda, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Chocolate Flavor. Allergy Warning: Contains Milk, Wheat And Soy. May Contain Traces Of Eggs, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Coconut, Hazelnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, Pistachios, Walnuts And Peanuts.

    Walmart Great Value Ice PopsAssorted Twin Pops


    Water, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Cherry, Orange And Grape Flavor Preparations [Water, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Food Starch - Modified, Citric Acid, Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Caramel Color, Red 3, Sodium Benzoate (As Preservative)], Guar Gum, Dextrose, Karaya Gum. Allergy Warning: May Contain Traces Of Milk, Eggs, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Coconut, Filberts, Hazelnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Pistachios, Walnuts, Peanuts, Wheat And Soy.

    If you are purchasing the above ice pops for your children..are you sure you want to feed them all those toxins?

    I am issuing a challenge to the following television talk shows hosts of why they are not talking about these toxins in our food supply:

    Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, Dr. Oz. , Bill Maher on CNN, and the hosts of THE VIEW, Whoopi, Barbara, Sherry and Elizabeth. They have all been faxed this message and of the Talk Show I will be on today.

    I will be also be issuing this challenge on the ratio talk show today, January 26th, 2011, 3 PM EST:

    On the Caryn Hartglass's radio talk show, "It's All About Food" on the PRN ( Progressive Radio Network ).

    So, tune in, and afterwards, email these hosts and ask them why they are talking about this on their shows.

    The reason why none of these talk shows hosts are talking about these deadly toxins in the food supply because they don't want to lose their corporate sponsors, for if they did, most likely, they would loose them. Again, its' all about GREED !

    This is what I mean. The Washington crowd and politicians just don't get it. They don't understand Americans are being poisoned to death, by the 14,000 toxins being added to the food supply, causing diseases in Americans which leads to trillions of dollars unnecessary health care costs. If Washington want to reduce the ever increasing health care costs in this country, they need to start looking at what is in the food products and start banning these deadly addtitives, preservatives, colorings and so forth. We now not only have one generation that has been affected by this, we now have another generation that is has been affected by it. Our children. And if we don't do something about it, their children, our grandchildren will be fighting even more diseases and unnecessary health problems within their bodies.

    Also, the recent nutrition guidelines issues by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on January 13th, 2011 for public school meals is a step in the right direction, but does not solve the main problem of the poisoning of Americans by toxins in our food supply, especially children which is causing horrible and costly diseases.

    I am calling for a nationwide boycott of General Mills over the company's deceptive marketing and food labeling practices.

    As a new Food Investigations episode reveals, Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal has been found to contain no blueberries and no pomegranates.

    Instead, the cereal contains artificial coloring chemicals, 8 different types of sweeteners (including sucralose) and low-cost vegetable oils such as soybean and corn oils. This is blatant outright fraud and false labeling and the FDA should heavily fine General Mills for this. But will they?

    Read this startling investigative report on General Mills and Total Cereal:

    Hello Washington....are you listening?

    Hello America ....are you listening?

    I urge everyone to:

    Locate your Senators and House of Representative to write them: HERE

    You can call your Elected Representatives at this Toll Free # (1-866) 220-0044 in Washington, D.C. - simply ask for the office of your Senator or House of Representatives office or even the Assistant to President Obama and voice your outrage concerning this. That all chemical an un-natural additives needs to be banned from the food supply. I ask them for yourselves, your children and your children. We must stop the poisoning of America because of corporate GREED! Email this link to my column. The link is:

    One last need to learn about the vaccine crisis in this country causing autism in children!
    Read actors Jenney McCarthy and Jim Carrey's website regarding this travesty!
    McCarthy - Carrey Generation Rescue.ORG

    Here is a 2009 Monkey study showing brain damage in newborn monkeys given the Hepatitis B vaccine containing the mercury preservative thimerosal. - STUDY

    An abstract of a study published in the September, 2009 issue of the respected journal Annals of Epidemiology. In it, Carolyn Gallagher and Melody Goodman of the Graduate Program in Public Health at Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY, wrote that, “Boys who received the hepatitis B vaccine during the first month of life had 2.94 greater odds for ASD compared to later- or unvaccinated boys.” The authors used U.S. probability samples obtained from National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) 1997–2002 datasets.

    The conclusion states that: “Findings suggest that U.S. male neonates vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine had a 3-fold greater risk of ASD; risk was greatest for non-white boys.”

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    The Diet Book - Carol GuilfordCarol Guilford's The Diet Book was the best selling diet book a few years ago and it now is back in electronic print. If you really want to lose weight for good, and especially this time of the year after eating the things we do.... then I strongly suggest that you purchase this electronic version of Carol's extensive well researched cook book which you do not find this much research in other diet books. Read more about it HERE

    ~ David Lawrence Dewey

    If you do not want to see Polar Bears become your family and friends the link to this article which is:

    Global Warming has been an issue of mine since 1997 when I wrote my first columns, alerting my readers to melting ice caps due to carbon dioxide levels increasing in the ice at the poles! In ten years, it has increased over 400%. This is what has been causing the ice caps to melt. All you have to do is view satellite images of the poles from ten years ago to last year, we have lost over 35% of the ice caps. We have lost major ice glaicers all over the world, providing drinking water and water for farming. In China, they are facing huge food shortages because (4) of their major ice glaciers providing water for farming in their main farming area have melted! If you have not read my columns over the years, I urge you to and support measures to end man made global warming. And to this day, we still have ignorant, stupid people out there that still say there is not such a thing as global warming. Good Lord, just look at the weather changes. Do you need to be hit over the ahead to wake up to the truth?

    My columns:

    Global Warming - Fact or Fiction - August, 1997
    Rain forests diminishing by 10% a year. Worldwide oxygen production decreasing.
    Global Warming August 1997

    Global Warming: Is It Too Late? - March 2006, Updated April, 2007, August 2008
    Ice Shelf Falls Off Into Artic - Is Global Warming Real Enough Now?
    Global Warming March 2006, Updated April 2007, August 2008

    ~ ~ David Lawrence Dewey

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