Do you know what is in your food? Most Americans simply do not know that the FDA actually allows bug parts, maggots and rat excrement to be put into their food. The FDA only allows a small amount, but they do explicitly allow it.
You don't believe us?
Read it for yourself.
The FDA has published a pamphlet entitled “The Food Defect Action Levels: Levels of Natural or Unavoidable Defects in Foods That Present No Health Hazards for Humans” that tells producers exactly how many "natural contaminants" are allowed in our food.
Here are some examples of the allowable levels of "natural contaminants" that the FDA lists in the pamphlet.....
Canned Citrus Juices (such as orange juice) - 5 or more Drosophila and other fly eggs per 250 ml or 1 or more maggots per 250 ml
Cornmeal - Average of 25 or more insect fragments per 25 grams
Cranberry Sauce - Average mold count of 15%
Fig Paste - 13 or more insect heads per 100 grams of fig paste
Macaroni And Noodle Products - Average of 225 insect fragments or more per 225 grams
Mushrooms - Average of over 20 or more maggots of any size per 100 grams of drained mushrooms
Crushed Oregano - Average of 300 or more insect fragments per 10 grams
Peanut Butter - Average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 grams
Spinach - Average of 50 or more aphids, thrips and/or mites per 100 grams
Tomato Paste, Pizza And Other Sauces - Average of 30 or more fly eggs per 100 grams OR 15 or more fly eggs and 1 or more maggots per 100 grams
Wheat - Average of 9 mg or more rodent excreta pellets and/or pellet fragments per kilogram
Are you starting to get the idea?
I don't know about you, but I don't want ANY insect heads in my fig paste.
But, oh boy, if you get that 14th insect head into 100 grams of fig paste THEN you get into big trouble.
No wonder so many people are getting sick.
Even the ingredients in our food that are supposedly safe have been found to be quite the opposite.
Remember all those commercials recently that told us how safe and wonderful high fructose corn syrup is?
Well, it turns out that isn't the case after all.
In one stunning new study, almost half of the tested samples of commercial high fructose corn syrup contained significant levels of mercury. In addition, the same study found mercury in almost a third of 55 popular brand name food and beverage products where high fructose corn syrup is the first or second listed ingredient.
If you are not familiar with high fructose corn syrup, you should be. It is in thousands of food and beverage products. Just dig into your refrigerator and see how many products you find it in.
And it is chock full of mercury.
Mercury is a toxic heavy metal.
Among other things, mercury can cause serious brain damage, deafness and blindness. It is incredibly bad for you.
But high fructose corn syrup tastes so good!
And who cares if there are insect fragments in our peanut butter? After all, it tastes so good on a piece of toast!
The reality is that we live in a society where we can trust very few things any longer.
While many of us in the past enjoyed our food without any worries, the truth is that we are moving into a time when we are going to have to be careful what we eat.