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Food-grade shellac and petroleum? Just what is it you're eating besides 'shiny fruit and vegetables'?


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(NaturalNews) Have you seen this sign at a supermarket yet? It reads, "These Fruits and Vegetables have been coated with FDA-approved food-grade Vegetable-, Petroleum-, Beeswax-, and/or Shellac-based wax or resin to maintain freshness." The list of cellophane-wrapped "fresh" vegetables and fruits, that are coated like a new surfboard with shellac and resin, includes apples, avocados, oranges, parsnips, pineapples, squash, tomatoes and turnips. It's very scary, but who's really reading that sign and processing the words? Not many. People are immune to signs, especially when they say happy stuff like "maintain freshness" and "FDA-approved." Great, the FDA approved a food-grade petroleum and some food-grade shellac, so what's next, some food-grade anthrax and mineral-spirit-coating for "added freshness"? Even Whole Foods has the sign. You better start asking questions!

Millions of people already "consume" petroleum daily when they put it on their skin and their baby's skin. Plus, remember that toxins entering the body through the skin bypass digestive and respiratory filters. Petroleum-based skin care is a huge market for the uneducated masses who don't understand that their skin is their largest organ.

Now, toxin consumption takes on a new face, one that shellacs your insides with chemicals that might just "preserve" your organs, but not in the good way where they can actually still function. First of all, nobody should ever eat shellac or petroleum, no matter what they do in a lab or lab testing to "verify" its safety for food use. The general food industry has gone completely MAD and, the FDA and Monsanto are throwing gasoline on that fire every day (pun intended).

Eating petroleum and shellac - this is not good!

Petroleum: Petroleum is a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons that is extracted from rock strata and refined to produce fuels including gasoline, kerosene and diesel oil. Impurities in petroleum jelly (Vaseline) are under suspicion as a carcinogen and have been implicated in causing breast cancer. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) identified common impurities in personal care products linked to mammary tumors in animal studies, including ethylene oxide, PAHs, and 1,3-butadiene. Also, petrolatum is banned in products in the EU. PAHs, or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, are common contaminants in petrolatum.

Has the FDA assured us that all hydrocarbons have been removed from "food-grade" petroleum? Actually, the FDA allows petrolatum in food as long as it doesn't exceed 10 parts per million, but when's the last time ANYONE measured this? Certainly, the FDA answers to nobody, with all their crazy drugs they approve for the masses with side effects like suicide. PAHs aren't just in lipsticks and baby oils folks, check your shiny food!

Shellac: Most people are familiar with shellac as a wood-finishing product that gives furniture, guitars and even AK-47s that "special shine." So what happens when you put it on jelly beans, plums and sweet potatoes? Should anyone be eating the excretions of the Kerria lacca insect from Thailand? This insect uses its sticky excretion to stick to the trees where it lives. Is the insect itself also part of the shiny happy coating that you're eating? Makes one wonder. During the conventional "cleaning" process, apples lose their shine. Do you know how it's restored?

Final thoughts: Are you shellacking your organs? Is shellac making your blood shiny or just your lips and skin? Is your heart running on "high-octane" gasoline, diesel fuel or "fresh" shiny food that lasts for mysteriously long periods of time? Do you chew on petroleum derivatives regularly? Don't eat food that's sprayed with chemicals or shellac-based resin to "seal in freshness," or you might just be sealing in your own demise. Be smart and choose fresh organic and local foods that the bugs still eat. When the lettuce or spinach has markings that the insects have been nibbling on it, that's a good sign!

Sources for this article include:

http://www.health-report.co.uk

http://www.cracked.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

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