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The Assault on Food

Mrs. Paddy Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 7:16 AM
I'd rather worry about an insect than chemical fertilizers etc. You might be interested in learning how much pus is allowed by the FDA in the milk that is supposedly clean, pasturized etc. And the new trend that has put natural farmers, dairies that provide raw milk etc., that have been shut down by force (with SWAT teams, for pete's sake!) and had all their animals killed lately. You want choice?

Instinct tells us to fear poison. If our ancestors were not cautious about what they put in their mouths, they would not have survived long enough to produce us.

Unfortunately, a side effect of that cautious impulse is that whenever someone claims that some chemical -- or food ingredient, like fat -- is a menace, we are primed to believe it. That makes it easy for government to leap in and play the role of protector.

But for every study that says X is bad for you, another study disagrees. How is a layman to decide? I used to take consumer...