FDA Plans to Nuke ALL Our Greens Soon -- Take Action Quickly!
Our "beloved" government intends to require that all greens be pasteurized prior to sale, and their open comment period from the public runs only until this Tuesday, Dec. 3! We need to make our opinions heard and registered immediately if we hope to be able to still buy raw greens in the supermarkets.
In the forwarded email below, they refer to the , but they really mean the USDA. Here are the procedures for posting a public comment:
1) To submit online: Go to www.regulations.gov. In the middle of the screen, you will see â€œSearch Documents.â€
In Step 1, choose "Documents with an open comments period"
In Step 2, choose "Department of Agriculture"
In Step 3, choose "PROPOSED RULES"
In Step 4, choose "Docket ID" and then type in "AMS-FV-07-0090"
Next, you will see a column titled "Comments, add/due by." Click on the tiny tan dialogue icon, and you are now ready to submit your information and your comment.
2) To fax:
The proposal is for federal regulations to mandate the 'pasteurization' of all greens. And as bad as that sounds, it gets worse: the has started using the word 'pasteurize' as a euphemism or cover for what they really are up to, which is irradiation. I've seen this coming (they've already mandated 'pasteurizing' almonds-- burning them with carcinogenic, banned rocket fuel... yes, really!)--
but they've sprung it on us, revealing their plan only recently, and
allowing only till Monday, Dec. 3 for public comment. (In the past, the
We need to take action. They already got Almonds in September 2007; now all greens (including organic) in the near future; what's next? If we don't act, we have only ourselves to blame as our food supply becomes ever more nutrient-deprived and/or toxic.
Follow the link to read more and take action at the Comment Line. Also pass it on to your friends:
had comment periods of several weeks or even months. This is obscene! More on this story at: http://snipurl.com/1ug7d
Even more important, get to know your Senators and Representatives and call them; their willingness to address issues depends on how many constituents call them to complain or voice their support. It only takes 5 minutes to call the toll-free Congressional switchboard numbers when an important issue like this comes up, and they are listening. For example, I remember a number of years back when the wanted to dismantle the the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act that is the underpinning that allows Americans the health freedom to pursue alternative medicine, herbs and supplements. Thousands of Americans called and wrote Congress to protest aggressively, and as a result the plan was tabled.
Sadly, the hardly ever listens to the public and heeds their wishes at all these days. That's why I personally think it's even more important to voice your concern Monday to the Senators and Represenatives who represent you. Let them know you want your the agri-business corporations to take responsibility and use more hygienic handling practices and more prudent shipping methods, even if it costs them a little more, rather than passing the burden on to you in the form of toxic, devitalized food devoid of most of its nutritional value. Enough is enough!
I looked through the Docket myself quickly and didn't anything about irradiating or pasteurizing but is did say "Take measures" not being clear on what that would actually be. It is worth submitting a letter to voice your concerns and show Mass concern.