FDA finally admits chicken meat contains cancer-causing arsenic

(NaturalNews) After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It’s added to the chicken feed on purpose!

Even worse, the FDA says its own research shows that the arsenic added to the chicken feed ends up in the chicken meat where it is consumed by humans. So for the last sixty years, American consumers who eat conventional chicken have been swallowing arsenic, a known cancer-causing chemical. (http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/burlington_county_times_news/fda-some-chicken-may-have-small-amount-of-arsenic/article_0ecc5758-91f7-11e0-a572-001a4bcf6878.html)

Until this new study, both the poultry industry and the FDA denied that arsenic fed to chickens ended up in their meat. The fairytale excuse story we’ve all been fed for sixty years is that “the arsenic is excreted in the chicken feces.” There’s no scientific basis for making such a claim… it’s just what the poultry industry wanted everybody to believe.

But now the evidence is so undeniable that the manufacturer of the chicken feed product known as Roxarsone has decided to pull the product off the shelves (http://grist.org/food-safety/2011-06-08-fda-admits-supermarket-chickens-test-positive-for-arsenic/. And what’s the name of this manufacturer that has been putting arsenic in the chicken feed for all these years? Pfizer, of course — the very same company that makes vaccines containing chemical adjuvants that are injected into children.

Technically, the company making the Roxarsone chicken feed is a subsidiary of Pfizer, called Alpharma LLC. Even though Alpharma now has agreed to pull this toxic feed chemical off the shelves in the United States, it says it won’t necessarily remove it from feed products in other countries unless it is forced by regulators to do so. As reported by AP:

“Scott Brown of Pfizer Animal Health’s Veterinary Medicine Research and Development division said the company also sells the ingredient in about a dozen other countries. He said Pfizer is reaching out to regulatory authorities in those countries and will decide whether to sell it on an individual basis.” (http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2011-06-08-fda-chicken-arsenic_n.htm)

Arsenic? Eat more!

But even as its arsenic-containing product is pulled off the shelves, the FDA continues its campaign of denial, claiming arsenic in chickens is at such a low level that it’s still safe to eat. This is even as the FDA says arsenic is a carcinogen, meaning it increases the risk of cancer.

The National Chicken Council agrees with the FDA. In a statement issued in response to the news that Roxarsone would be pulled from feed store shelves, it stated, “Chicken is safe to eat” even while admitting arsenic was used in many flocks grown and sold as chicken meat in the United States.

What’s astonishing about all this is that the FDA tells consumers it’s safe to eat cancer-causing arsenic but it’s dangerous to drink elderberry juice! The FDA recently conducted an armed raid in an elderberry juice manufacturer, accusing it of the “crime” of selling “unapproved drugs.” (http://www.naturalnews.com/032631_elderberry_juice_FDA_raid.html) Which drugs would those be? The elderberry juice, explains the FDA. You see, the elderberry juice magically becomes a “drug” if you tell people how it can help support good health.

The FDA has also gone after dozens of other companies for selling natural herbal products or nutritional products that enhance and support health. Plus, it’s waging a war on raw milk which it says is dangerous. So now in America, we have a food and drug regulatory agency that says it’s okay to eat arsenic, but dangerous to drink elderberry juice or raw milk.

Eat more poison, in other words, but don’t consume any healing foods. That’s the FDA, killing off Americans one meal at a time while protecting the profits of the very companies that are poisoning us with their deadly ingredients.

Oh, by the way, here’s another sweet little disturbing fact you probably didn’t know about hamburgers and conventional beef: Chicken litter containing arsenic is fed to cows in factory beef operations. So the arsenic that’s pooped out by the chickens gets consumed and concentrated in the tissues of cows, which is then ground into hamburger to be consumed by the clueless masses who don’t even know they’re eating second-hand chicken sh*t. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027414_chicken_disease_cows.html)

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5 Responses to "FDA finally admits chicken meat contains cancer-causing arsenic"

  1. Erika  April 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Hmmm, is that apply to UK as well?

  2. Kirsty  April 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    It wouldn’t surprise me if chicken caused cancer, but I find it a little hard to believe that companies would go out of thier way to give chickens arsnic. I mean, what’s the point? It’s gonna cost more, make the chickens sick and humans sick. Unless of course they want people to get cancer just so they can give expensive treatments. It just seems a little paranoid.

  3. James Moore  April 27, 2012 at 2:21 am

    So, why do they put it in the feed in the first place? The key part of the story is not there.

  4. John Smith  April 27, 2012 at 3:07 am

    This isn’t a completely major issue, there is also a lack of statistical information here. Also high sodium intake can possible lead to stomach cancer, and yet our sodium content in food is enormous. The benefit’s of arsenic most likely outweigh the risk; different forms of arsenic cause different chemical reactions. This article is a bit vague, don’t be afraid, it’s unlikely you’ll get cancer from simply eating chicken.

  5. Troy McLouth  April 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Well, in addition to all the other problems that have been pointed out with this article, I would like to add that this take on “raw milk” is horribly off too. Raw milk is down right terrible. It’s like playing roulette with bacteria. Seems like a lot of biased, bad information here.


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