Food Manufacturers are Fraudulently Diluting High-Quality Food with Inferior - Sometimes DANGEROUS - Quality Junk

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Some of the Fake Ingredients Added to Food May be DANGEROUS

In a predictable trend, food manufacturers are fraudulently diluting high-quality food with inferior quality items.

As ABC News reports:

A new scientific examination by the non-profit food fraud detectives the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), discovered rising numbers of fake ingredients in products from olive oil to spices to fruit juice.


"Food products are not always what they purport to be," Markus Lipp, senior director for Food Standards for the independent lab in Maryland, told ABC News.


In a new database to be released Wednesday, and obtained exclusively by ABC News today, USP warns consumers, the FDA and manufacturers that the amount of food fraud they found is up by 60 percent this year.

In addition, 70% of all ground beef  was found to contain "pink slime".

Butchers use "meat glue" to create "bigger" cuts of beef, chicken, lamb and fish, even though it leads to much higher levels of food poisoning:

British hamburgers were found to contain horse meat and pork ... and it could happen in the U.S. as well.

Indeed, modern red meat is arguably not really meat at all.

And selling genetically modified food without labeling them as such is arguably food fraud as well, since a large majority of Americans  want genetically modified foods to be labeled, genetically engineered foods have been linked to obesity, cancer, liver failure, infertility and all sorts of other diseases (brief videos here and here), and the Food and Drug Administration doesn't even test the safety of such foods.

Bad Policy Made Food Fraud Predictable

This trend was predictable because food manufacturers have been trying to hide food inflation in various ways.

The inflation in food prices, in turn, has been caused by quantitative easing - printed in an attempt to hide bank fraud - and the use of the printed money for wild speculation by the big banks has driven up food and related commodity prices.

And - instead of fighting for safer food - the Department of Justice and FDA often target whistleblowers and do everything they can to cover up wrongdoing. The Department of Agriculture is no better.  And the Feds are treating people who expose abuse in factory farms as potential errorists ... and the states want the same power.

Widespread food fraud is the predictable result.

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Tue, 02/05/2013 - 01:55 | 3215614 Bear
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I shop at 99C Only Store ... It's all good there ... no inflation.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 03:36 | 3215709 elementary
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The two 99 Cent stores in my town are now $1.29.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 23:12 | 3215328 BigInJapan
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100% Pork hot dog sausages we bought previously are now, as of yesterday, 80% Pork hot dog sausages. . .


I'm waiting to see what they can do with the "2lb" block of cheese. Plastics, anyone?


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 23:28 | 3215377 I think I need ...
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i get a histamine reaction "swollen inner ear" in one ear whenever i eat most things artificial such as dairy, gluten, charmol color, high fructose corn syrup.......etc etcc etc,,,,,,,,,,its been terrible

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 21:18 | 3215085 f16hoser
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They don't call it "Pink Slime" for nothing! Tomorrow, they'll call it "Purple Sludge."

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 11:30 | 3220025 Jumbotron
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Soylent Green is next

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 20:21 | 3214929 honestann
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Anyone who adopts this CRAP advances the false (but increasingly close to true) notion that all capatalists are SCUM.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 04:58 | 3215746 Manic by Proxy
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Wait, did you mean capitalists, or catapultists?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 22:19 | 3215234 NidStyles
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What in the hell makes those people Capitalists?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 20:15 | 3214910 tony bonn
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the usa is ruled by matters not who is elected.....the bush crime syndicate and rockefeller axis of evil are behind all of these crimes against humanity.....

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 19:44 | 3214803 lindaamick
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Everybody can do their small part to starve the beasts.

Find out about local food co-ops and support them.

Find out about local credit unions and use them.

Cash out retirement accounts and buy real assets.

Don't use credit unless you have to and pay off the bill monthly if possible.


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 19:12 | 3214711 world_debt_slave
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Got to watch out for them errorists.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:42 | 3214622 mendolover
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Excellent read -

Michael Pollan buys a beef steer and follows it from juvenile to slaughter.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:57 | 3215536 IamtheREALmario
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And Mark Zuckerberg slaughters his own poultry by biting the heads off of chickens.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 23:30 | 3215385 Magnum
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A lot of land just sits, land that could have a steer eating the grass...

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 10:03 | 3216029 gaoptimize
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A lot of steers just shit, steers that could have grass growing from the shit.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:25 | 3214567 working class dog
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All this talk of food makes me think of the time someone found a finger in a can of Chilli awhile back OOHHHH YEAHHHH!!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:28 | 3214585 Dr. Sandi
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It was the only actual meat in the whole fucking can.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 19:45 | 3214805 knukles
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Here Billy, snack on this finger food, it'll hold you over till dinner time

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:07 | 3214513 Walt D.
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Nobel prize winning forecast - empty shelves  in supermarket stores.

The laws of economic have been suspended and replaced by marshall law.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 09:04 | 3215909 nofluer
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"Marshall law" wouldn't be nearly as bad as "MARTIAL law".

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:06 | 3214508 mt paul
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eat more walrus..

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:00 | 3214494 Walt D.
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Soylent Green is on the way - the ultimate socialist nutrition for the masses.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 20:13 | 3214906 rhinoblitzing
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Don't forget about "The Omega Man" another part of the Heston trilogy. 

Planet of The Apes  -  Soylent Green  -  The Omega Man

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:18 | 3214545 the grateful un...
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they're already building microapartments in SF and NY. soon we'll have a generation of people who don't  know what real food was like.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:27 | 3214581 Dr. Sandi
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We're already there.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 02:11 | 3215638 Clashfan
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We've been there for a while. I have adolescent nephews who won't eat organic spinach pasta or organic chicken breast. Had them over for dinner one night, and they said, "Green spaghetti? Why?" But they eat McDonald's daily. It's sad to see. It's true, though. They refuse to eat with us or eat anything we fix.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:02 | 3214497 Walt D.
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Oops - I forgot Charlton Heston was in that movie. Expect a knock on my door from the Anti-Gun Gestapo.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:24 | 3215495 the grateful un...
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Heston usually played an alpha male type with confused sexuality, though the actor seldom knew what was going on, including the scenes of obvious gay competition in Ben Hur, in which Heston became the butt of the joke.  or Major Dundee. in real life he was straight, i guess.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 17:59 | 3214492 Walt D.
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What's the matter George? Don't you like sawdust in your sausages? 

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 19:28 | 3214763 The Alarmist
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At this point, sawdust would be a welcome, high-quality additive.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 17:47 | 3214465 rsnoble
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Sounds like the chicken breast I just 'tried' to eat from walmart I was like what the hell is this and looked at the package and it says contains rib meat and 15% broth.  I couldn't chew a couple pieces, tasted weird and I spit them out.

Just for the record......I seldom by meat at Walmart and haven't for a long time I guess I needed a reminder.  I almost feel as if im in danger from what little of it I do it.

And don't even think about their produce!  I swear I think you can get ecoli just from walking thru the produce aisle!

I'm pretty sure they are purposely dumbing down our taste buds and expectations and gear us for eating mush.  I also won't watch Gordon Ramsey's bullshit shows anymore because he endorses Walmart and claims all the shit on his show comes from Walmart.  Bullshit, there's no fucking walmart that has stuff that looks like that in it.  "Fresh meat from Walmart"...........perhaps that means Walmart bought it from a small town butcher and sent it to them. That would be my best guess.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:38 | 3214614 the grateful un...
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walmart has organic and cagefree chicken, but its more expensive. just because you remove any chemicals or antibiotics, there is still the problem of feeding the chicken corn which is chemically fertlized, and many GMO varieties. the story goes in CA that we now have the University of California tomato, varieties which were breed for handling and shelf life mostly, they stay red forever, and they taste like cardboard. as a reaction to that plant and seed suppliers for home gardeners developed several lines of heirloom tomatoes. and you can buy heirloom tomatoes but i have noticed their store quality isn't that much better. a lot has to do with how you fertilize, and a free range chicken is no big deal if the range is an asphalt parking lot.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 15:06 | 3217119 mkkby
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Cage free often means the gigantic feed building has one tiny opening where 1 or 2 out of 10,000 horribly crowded chickens can find their way out for a moment, if lucky.

Buyer beware.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 19:27 | 3214761 The Alarmist
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Walmart has what it labels as organic and cagefree chicken ... just sayin'.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 20:56 | 3215019 Papasmurf
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The best tomatos I've had were caged.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:29 | 3215500 the grateful un...
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tomato(e)s with an (e) are usually better from mexico. my friend is trying the canned san marzanos, which cost twice as much, and come from italy of course (or who knows really). as a kid i recall how good tomatoes were.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 02:06 | 3215625 TheMerryPrankster
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Grow your own. as long as you have light and water, you can grow veggies,indoor or out.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 18:27 | 3214580 Dr. Sandi
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Buying food from Wal-Mart is its own reward.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 17:46 | 3214462 CynicLaureate
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We're down to just two steers for fattening... after we eat them, we'll have to pay more for feeder cattle next year.  Can't beat grass-fed home-grown beef.


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 19:31 | 3214774 rsnoble
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Out here in my neck of the woods the water department has everyone on restriction and now they are eyeing ranchers and boy is it getting interesting.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 21:30 | 3215125 CynicLaureate
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The drought hit us hard in 2012, and we sold off most of the herd to save the pasture.  We put in a well and dug a new pond to allow us to rotate the cows, but it will take years for the grass to recover.

Here in Texas we have "Rule of Capture", which means I can pump all the water I want out of my well until it goes dry.  Of course that means the city next to me can pump all of the water out of their wells until they go dry and take mine with it.

Water will be the next oil, which is ironic because before oil wars were fought over water.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 00:05 | 3218915 DaveyJones
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So true. We are drawing down the water tables at an accellerated rate. India's wells are gaining radical depth.  Israel has been fighting over it for some time. Permaculture, rain capture, swales, ground cover, mulch and other nature patterns are the only way back. That's how nature works. Mankind is an idiot and has destroyed a lot of the natural soils and systems  

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 17:37 | 3214440 Iconomissed
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Georgia and South Carolina residents:

I got my first shipment two weeks ago and am very happy about my family's decision to go off-grid for 70% of our food supplies.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 21:58 | 3215194 Tango in the Blight
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Expect them to be visited by your friendly FDA SWAT team.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 02:24 | 3215659 willwork4food
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We all have to die someday. Better to die upholding a value you believe in.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 17:36 | 3214435 Ignatius
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Fuck the factory food system.

Corporations are about profits, not about ensuring that you have a good, nutritious meal.

Better personal choices by the millions will take them out at the knees.

Good food costs more, just give up some stupid shit from China that you don't need anyway.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 17:30 | 3214419 q99x2
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It is a free for all. No more laws. And then DHS will start using their 1.6 billion hollow points. 6 plugs for every man, woman and child.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 17:37 | 3214442 chunga
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This guy goes off the chain testifying in front of some govt. dopes.

Sandyhook dad you`ll have to take my guns from my cold dead hands

Nothing to do with poison food but he jams a lot into three minutes.

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