- (NaturalNews) -- There's a new plot underway to sterilize
your food and destroy the nutritional value of fresh produce. The
players in this plot are the usual suspects: The USDA (which backed
the "raw" almond sterilization rules now in effect in California)
and the American Chemical Society -- a pro-chemical group that represents
the interests of industrial chemical manufacturers. The latest push
comes from USDA researchers who conducted a study to see which method
more effectively killed bacteria on leafy green vegetables like spinach.
- To conduct the study, they bathed the spinach in a solution
contaminated with bacteria. Then, they tried to remove the bacteria
using three methods: Washing, chemical spraying and irradiation. Not
surprisingly, only the irradiation killed nearly 100 percent of the
bacterial colonies. That's because radiation sterilizes both the
bacteria and the vegetable leaves, effectively killing the plant and
destroying much of its nutritional value while it kills the bacteria.
- The USDA claims this is a huge success. By using radiation
on all fresh produce, they claim, the number of food-borne illness
outbreaks that happen each year could be substantially reduced. It
all makes sense until you realize that by destroying the nutritional
value of all fresh produce sold in the United States, an irradiation
policy would greatly increase the number of people killed by infections
and chronic diseases that are prevented by the natural medicines
found in fresh produce!
- Why fresh, living produce helps prevent sickness
- The USDA, you see, has zero recognition of the difference
between living produce and dead produce. To uneducated government
bureaucrats, pasteurized or irradiated vegetable juice is identical
to fresh, raw, living vegetable juice. They believe this because
they've never been taught about the phytonutrients, digestive enzymes
and life force properties that are found in fresh foods, but that
are destroyed through heat or irradiation. This, the USDA is operating
out of extreme ignorance when it comes to food and nutrition.
- Even a simple leaf of spinach contains hundreds of natural
medicines -- phytonutrients that help prevent cancer, eye diseases,
nervous system disorders, heart disease and much more. Every living
vegetable is a powerhouse of disease-fighting medicine: Broccoli
prevents cancer, beet greens cleanse the liver, cilantro removes
heavy metals, celery prevents cancer, berries prevent heart disease
and dark leafy greens help prevent over a dozen serious health conditions
while boosting immune function and helping prevent other infections.
But when you subject these fruits and vegetables to enough radiation
to kill 99.9% of the pathogens that may be hitching a ride, you also
destroy many of the phytonutrients responsible for these tremendous
- This means that while irradiating food may decrease outbreaks
of food-borne illnesses, it will have the unintended consequence
of increasing the number of people who get sick from other infections
(and chronic diseases) due to the fact that their source of natural
medicine has been destroyed. For many Americans, you see, salad greens
are their one remaining source for phytonutrients. Given their diets
of processed foods, junk foods and cooked foods, there are very few
opportunities for these consumers to get fresh, phytonutrient-rich
foods into their diet. And now the USDA wants to take that away,
too, by mandating the irradiation of all fresh produce.
- Let me make a rather obvious prediction, on the record:
If the irradiation of fresh produce goes into effect in the United
States, rates of infection among consumers will sharply increase,
not decrease, due to the removal of immune-boosting natural medicine
from the food supply. Consumers will also experience higher rates
of cancer, heart disease, dementia, eye disorders, diabetes and even
obesity. By destroying these thousands of healing phytonutrients,
irradiation will leave many consumers defenseless against modern
society's many health challenges.
- It is no exaggeration to say that a policy of mass irradiation
of fresh produce is as blatantly stupid as the Romans building their
aqueducts with lead-lined waterways. As historians have explained,
after the aqueducts were built, the water delivered to the Roman
population was contaminated with lead -- a heavy metal that causes
numerous health problems, including insanity. Many historians blame
the lead-lined aqueducts as one of the primary reasons why the Roman
Empire fell: Its leaders went mad, and the rest is history.
- I would argue that America's leaders are already mad,
but that's beside the point. If we start irradiating our food, thereby
destroying its nutritional value, we are going to unleash a cascade
of unintended consequences even greater than the Roman's aqueducts.
Absent the protections of phytonutrients found in plants, the health
of most consumers will rapidly decline, and we'll see the U.S. thrust
into a quagmire of chronic disease and medical bankruptcy. (It's
already heading there, of course, but killing the food supply will
only accelerate the downward spiral of health.)
- Let's sterilize all the food!
- The USDA has never met a food sterilization plan it didn't
like. It backed the recent almond sterilization law that went into
effect in California last year, forcing all almond growers to sterilize
their almonds by subjecting them to toxic chemicals or cooking them
at high enough temperatures to kill anything that might have been
alive (such as the almond itself). Now, all the raw almonds consumed
in America are purchased from overseas growers, where raw still means
- Raw milk has also been under attack in California and
elsewhere. The USDA supported laws that essentially banned the sales
of raw milk, requiring milk to be sterilized, too. If you now irradiate
all the fresh produce, you have a food supply that is predominantly
sterilized -- otherwise known as "dead." And dead foods
lead to dead people.
- That a society's health regulators would want all foods
to be dead should be downright shocking to anyone who knows anything
about health and nutrition. Live foods keep people alive, but dead
foods make people dead. It's really not a complicated concept. The
USDA's definition of "food safety," however, is based on
the idea that the health of one immune-system-compromised individual
who can't handle a little E. Coli is more important than the ongoing
health of the entire population. Thus, all foods must be killed for
- I strongly disagree with this approach. Foods should
not be expected to be sterilized. In terms of food safety, emphasis
should be placed on boosting the health and immune systems of individuals
so they can survive occasional contact with E. Coli rather than trying
to create a sterile environment in which nothing is alive. As it
turns out, the people susceptible to food-borne illnesses are precisely
those individuals who have compromised immune systems due to their
intake of vaccines and antibiotics. Thus, it is modern medicine that
has made these people vulnerable to food-borne illnesses. Blame the
drug companies, not the bacteria.
- But the USDA would rather blame the food. Blaming conventional
medicine for the harm it has caused to the human immune system is
not politically correct. It's better to blame the food, then use
scare tactics to announce yet more outbreaks and hope for a public
outcry for widespread food irradiation. And that brings me to the
"final solution" on food irradiation.
- How the USDA plans to join the FDA in keeping everyone
- There is a corporate-sponsored plot underway in the U.S.
today to keep people sick and deny them access to information about
natural cures (such as medicinal foods) that would prevent disease
and keep people out of the hospitals. In more than 1,500 articles
on this website, I've documented the FDA's criminality, the USDA's
indefensible actions, and the criminal behavior of drug manufacturers
who only earn profits if they can find a way to keep the entire population
sick and diseased for another generation or two.
- Destroying the natural medicine in the food supply sure
would be a highly effective way to create more customers for Big
Pharma, wouldn't it? I think it's all part of the "keep the
population sick and diseased" plot being carried out by an evil
partnership between drug companies and the U.S. government. We already
know that the FDA and USDA work for the corporations, not the People.
We already know that they will do practically anything to boost their
profits (including conducting medical experiments on infants, drugging
schoolchildren, lying to the public, fabricating clinical trials
and more). Is it any surprise that they would now attempt a "final
solution" on the food supply that kills the food and thereby
results in a huge reduction in the population's intake of the disease-fighting
nutrients found in fresh produce?
- The social engineering recipe
- Pulling this off, of course, requires a bit of social
engineering by the USDA in order to force the public into demanding
something be done. If you're the USDA, you can't just suddenly announce
a national food sterilization plan; you have to prime the pump with
a bit of dirty work. Here's the simple plan for accomplishing that,
if you're the USDA:
- 1) Conduct poor inspections of fresh produce on purpose,
in order to cause a large increase in food-borne illness outbreaks.
(We've seen this increase happen over the last 12 - 24 months.) This
can be easily accomplished by reducing the budget of food inspection
offices, or removing inspectors from the payroll altogether (which
has already happened).
- 2) Wait for the outbreaks to happen. When consumers get
sick, run national press releases announcing how dangerous the food
- 3) Watch the consumer reaction as people and lawmakers
demand "something be done!"
- 4) Fudge a study with the American Chemical Society to
show that washing doesn't work and that irradiation is the only solution.
Time the release of this news to coincide with the public outcry
that "something be done!"
- 5) Once the public is demanding a solution to food-borne
illnesses, roll out a national produce irradiation requirement that
sterilizes all the food.
- Mission accomplished! This, of course, leads to point
- 6) Watch the population become increasingly sick and
diseased (thanks to the lack of phytonutrients that used to be found
in the fresh produce), and cash in on your Big Pharma shares as the
population is herded into hospitals for lucrative treatments with
- It's the same old social engineering trick that's been
used to hoodwink the American people hundreds of times. How do you
get the public to support a war in the Middle East? Stage an attack
on U.S. soil first, and wait for the public outcry. How do you get
the People to support the mass sterilization of their own food supply?
Lower your inspection standards, let the sickness spread, and then
wait for the public outcry. It's the way governments get things done
these days: They manipulate the public into demanding the things
they wanted to accomplish in the first place. These are sometimes
called "false flag operations" in a military context, and
they've been conducted by the U.S. government on numerous occasions,
just like they were conducted by Hitler in Nazi Germany to justify
his invasions of neighboring countries. You can read about False
Flag operations on Wikipedia: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_flag>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_flag
- What "they" really want: A dead food supply
- Let's be blunt about this: The corporations running this
country (which also run the U.S. government) want the U.S. food supply
to be dead. They don't want foods to be used as medicines, and they
sure don't want the natural medicines found in foods competing with
their own patented pharmaceutical medicines (that just happen to
earn them a whole lot more money than any food ever did).
- Don't you find it curious that this attack on the food
supply is coming out now, right after all this incredible news about
the healing power of foods has been hitting the science journals?
Every week, it seems, we find out about another amazing health property
in a food. Black raspberries reverse oral cancer. Pomegranates halt
prostate cancer. Green tea halts breast cancer. The list goes on.
Just on this website alone, we've probably published 1,000 stories
over the last two years on the disease-fighting properties of foods.
- The thing to realize here is that many of the healing
properties of these foods are destroyed through pasteurization or
irradiation. If you're a government that wants to "take away
the People's medicine," the fastest way to accomplish that is
to mandate the sterilization of the food supply. Kill the foods and
you take away the People's medicine, and that forces the population
to use pharmaceuticals instead.
- The FDA, for its part, has for many decades conducted
its natural medicine censorship campaign, whose only purpose is to
deny the People access to accurate information about the healing
properties of natural medicines found in foods and herbs. But apparently
that wasn't enough: The Internet came along and people found a way
to educate themselves. So since the FDA couldn't keep the truth about
natural medicine bottled up and censored, the government has now
apparently decided to just sterilize all the foods, thereby destroying
the natural medicine and transforming Mother Nature's gifts into
- The USDA's decisions here are not based on public safety,
folks. They're based on corporate greed. Just look at how they handled
the raw almond controversy in these related articles: http://www.naturalnews.com/almonds.html
- The USDA as operated today is a front group for wealthy
corporations. It is not interested in helping the People. It's interested
in protecting the profits of corporations... even if that means destroying
the food supply and turning the population into "dead eaters"
who die from other diseases caused by the lack of phytonutrient protection.
- How you can help stop this latest atrocity against our
- What can you do to stop this? Be prepared to fight irradiation
plans with a massive outcry that demands our food supply be protected
from radiation. There are two things that need to be accomplished,
and of course the USDA and FDA oppose them both:
- 1) Require the labeling of all irradiated foods with
a large "Irradiated" label or sticker.
- 2) Block any attempts to mandate the irradiation of fresh
- Stay tuned to NaturalNews.com for more on
this story. We'll be joining with other pro-consumer groups (like
the Organic Consumers Association) to rally our readers in opposition
to this food irradiation effort.
- I believe we must keep our food supply fresh and alive.
(Sounds kinda obvious, huh?) And if there's a little extra bacteria
on the spinach, it's nothing that a healthy body can't handle anyway.
Take some probiotics and avoid antibiotics, and you'll be just fine.
E. Coli is really only a threat to the health of individuals who
have had their immune systems (or intestinal flora) destroyed by
pharmaceuticals in the first place. There's nothing wrong with some
living organisms in your milk, on your almonds or on your spinach.
Wash your food, get plenty of sunlight and avoid using antibiotics.
- The human body is NOT a sterile environment. To try to
make our food supply sterile is insane, and anyone who supports the
irradiation of the food supply is, in my opinion, supporting a policy
of genocide against the American people. To destroy the vitality
of the food supply is a criminal act of such immense evil that it
stands alongside the worst crimes ever committed against humanity.
- You see, it's not enough for them to poison our water
(fluoride), poison our children (vaccines) and lie to us about the
sun (skin cancer scare stories). Now they want to destroy our foods...
and thereby take away any natural medicine options that might actually
keep people healthy and free. Remember: A diseased population is
an enslaved population.
- Now go eat your Big Mac, drink your Pepsi and don't ask
too many questions.