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Following mad cow disease, now your chicken meat contains arsenic, too

Monday, January 19, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: beef industry, poultry industry, arsenic

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The news about the meat industry gets stranger at every turn. First there's mad cow disease and the revelations of the meat packing industry which engages is frightening aseembly line practices that allow spinal material to be sold as "beef." Now, in the story below, you'll read about the poultry industry and the rather bizarre fact that chicken ranchers feed arsenic to their chickens to help prevent intestinal parasites.

In my view, it isn't just the cows that have gone mad: it's the ranchers and meat packers who have lost their minds and, apparently, any sense of decency when it comes to producing a food product that doesn't harm consumers. Didn't it occur to these people that maybe arsenic shouldn't be fed to chickens that are going to be eaten by humans?

You know, the bottom line is that too many corporate meat ranchers, in both the chicken and cattle industries, will do practically anything to their "product" if it helps reduce costs and boost their financial return. The health of the consumer is apparently the very last thing on their minds. They'll add antibiotics, hormones, and poisons... they'll feed chicken litter to the cows, and dead cow parts back to the chickens. And they'll proudly label their product, "100% American beef!"

No thanks, I'll take some tofu instead, thank you. Or, perhaps, some organically produced meat grown by responsible ranchers and farmers who don't shoot up their cows and chickens with chemicals and drugs. Because if it's true that we are what we eat, then most Americans who are eating beef are, technically, walking chemical timebombs. Maybe this is part of the reason we're seeing such skyrocketing cancer rates, do ya think?

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

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