Originally published May 28 2004
FDA compromises public health to appease veal industry; illegal hormones
will be allowed into the human food supply
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
The FDA, in its ever-present desire to placate industry at the expense
of public health, has now announced that veal growers who used illegal
hormones in the calves can go ahead and sell them for use in the human
food supply. The FDA admits the practice is illegal, yet allows it
anyway. If they were really trying to stop the practice (which they
aren't), the FDA would have banned the use of hormone-injected calves in
the food supply. That would be the sane thing to do. In fact, that's the
reason why these hormones are illegal in the first place: nobody knows
how they impact human health. But the FDA isn't sane. Or, at least, it
isn't acting in the interests of the public.
This deal allowing veal
growers to sell their calves into the human food supply is being
characterized as a "compromise deal." That's quite accurate: the FDA is
compromising its ethics, its primary mission and the health of the
general public in order to help the veal industry save a few dollars.
Now that's called compromise!
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