The processed food industry is determined to find a way to present bland food to the unsuspecting public and proclaim its wonderful taste. It is an example of lateral malicious thinking at its most inventive. Don’t serve good food, eat chemicals that change your taste buds.
Because processed food cannot taste of anything unless artificial colourings, flavourings, salt, sugar, MSG and aspartame are added, we have to be deceived in order that we will continue to spend money on useless food.
Dr Mercola says:
In fact, most processed foods would taste incredibly bitter if they weren’t doctored up because of things like their extremely hot cooking processes and added caffeine (in soft drinks).
So what do food companies like Nestle, Cadbury- Schweppes, Campbell Soup, and Coca-Cola do?
They hire Senomyx, a biotech company that can skilfully manipulate your taste buds with synthetic chemicals.
Reduce Your Salt and Sugar – Eat Chemicals
They have already patented chemicals that cannot be tasted, but work within the body to block or stimulate the taste buds. The chemicals will reduce the need for sugar, salt and MSG, and will look to be healthy alternatives where people want to reduce these in their diet.
One amazing chemical causes food to taste ‘cool’, rather like cool mints I suppose. This is just the first incredible effect that the public have heard about, others are in the pipeline.
What You Don’t Know About Your Taste Buds
In your human biology lessons at school you were probably taught that certain areas of your tongue can taste different flavors. The “sweet” taste buds, for instance, were said to be at the tip of your tongue, and the “bitter” ones in back.
This information is still being taught today when we have known for years that it is false.
The truth is that each one of your taste buds contains 50 to 100 receptors for each taste. This means that you can taste every flavor there is with every taste bud on your tongue.
And, along with the standard sweet, sour, salty and bitter tastes that everyone has heard of, your tongue can also taste a fifth basic taste: umami (the taste of glutamate, which is found in many Japanese foods, bacon and also the ubiquitous MSG).
Dr Mercola again:
Of course, your taste buds are not only there for pleasurable purposes. They also help you determine if a food is spoiled, unripe or otherwise unsafe to eat, which is why you’re probably better off leaving your taste buds as nature intended them to be: in fully functioning, tasting condition.
Your Taste Buds Are Already Being Manipulated
Nestle is already marketing products that contain one of Senomyx’s savory enhancers.
You will never be told about this noxious addition because they are in small enough amounts to be lumped in with the hide all: ‘artificial flavours’.
Dr Mercola did a little digging and found that the first product sold by Nestle that includes these “savory flavor ingredients” is bouillon used as a base to make soups and stews. So if you are using one of theirs that lists “artificial flavors,” I would advise you to think very hard before accepting the hype.
These small amounts allow Senomyx not to have to go through the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) tests, although as we know, these cannot be relied upon to provide truthful information.
Instead of the lengthy FDA process, the company only had to be classified as “generally recognized as safe” by the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association — a task that took less than 18 months.
And as for safety, well there was that one three-month rat study. That’s right: one three-month long study is apparently enough for major food manufacturers to decide that a never-before-used chemical is safe for you and your family to eat.
This hasn’t been mentioned in the UK, so presumably we won’t do any tests of our own.
The food industry is delighted with this new innovation that alter taste buds, Kraft, Nestle and Coca-Cola have signed up with Senomyx already, early birds ready to take advantage of the huge processed food market.
If you pick up a can of soup and find that the sodium levels are lower than you expected, or that a food item advertises it has “less sugar” or “no MSG” … then there may be cause for alarm.
Food items that are most likely to contain these new chemicals include soups, juices (fruit and vegetable), ice cream and sauces. Try explaining to a 3 year old why she can’t have an ice-cream when the weather gets warm!
Soil Depletion Since 1950
Since 1950, farmers have sprayed their crops with herbicides and pesticides while injecting soils with dozens of chemical fertilizers that destroy nitrogen fixing bacteria and poison earthworms, bees and birds into early graves. As the years have passed the vitamin and mineral content of our food has fallen drastically. It makes the advice not to take supplements laughable.
Canada Succumbs To The Power Of the Pharmaceutical Giants
And now Canada is joining the ranks of Big Pharma, passing a law which not only criminalizes supplements but makes healing your children using herbs ‘illegal’. It is official, Dandelion salad is off the menu!
by Mike Adams
A new law being pushed in Canada by Big Pharma seeks to outlaw up to 60 percent of natural health products currently sold in Canada, even while criminalizing parents who give herbs or supplements to their children. The law, known as C-51, was introduced by the Canadian Minister of Health on April 8th, 2008, and it proposes sweeping changes to Canada’s Food and Drugs Act that could have devastating consequences on the health products industry.
Among the changes proposed by the bill are radical alterations to key terminology, including replacing the word “drug” with “therapeutic product” throughout the Act, thereby giving the Canadian government broad-reaching powers to regulate the sale of all herbs, supplements and other items. With this single language change, anything that is “therapeutic” automatically falls under the Food and Drug Act. This would include bottled water, blueberries, dandelion greens and essentially all plant-derived substances.
The Act also changes the definition of the word “sell” to include anyone who gives such therapeutic products to someone else. So a mother giving an herb to her child, under the proposed new language, could be arrested for engaging in the sale of unregulated, unapproved “therapeutic substances.” Learn about more of these freedom-squashing changes to the law at the Stop51.com website:
New enforcement powers allow Canadian government to seize your home or business
At the same time that C-51 is outlawing herbs, supplements and vitamins, it would grant alarming new “enforcement” powers to the thugs enforcement agents who claim to be “protecting” the public from dangerous unapproved “therapeutic agents” like, say, dandelion greens. As explained on the www.Educate-Yourself.org website the C-51 law would allow the Canadian government’s thugs enforcement agents to:
- Raid your home or business without a warrant
- Seize your bank accounts
- Levy fines up to $5 million and a jail terms up to 2 years for merely selling an herb
- Confiscate your property, then charge you storage fees for the expense involved in storing all the products they stole from you
- C-51 would even criminalize the simple drying of herbs in your kitchen to be used in an herbal product, by the way. That would now be categorized as a “controlled activity,” and anyone caught engaging in such “controlled activities” would be arrested, fined and potentially jailed. Other “controlled activities” include labeling bottles, harvesting plants on a farm, collecting herbs from your back yard, or even testing herbal products on yourself! (Yes, virtually every activity involving herbs or supplements would be criminalized…)
There’s more, too. C-51 is the Canadian government’s “final solution” for the health products industry. It’s a desperate effort to destroy this industry that’s threatening the profits and viability of conventional medicine. Natural medicine works so well — and is becoming so widely used — that both the Canadian and American governments have decided to “nuke” the industries by passing new laws that effectively criminalize anyone selling such products. They simply cannot tolerate allowing consumers to have continued access to natural products. To do so will ultimately spell the destruction of Big Pharma and the outdated, corrupt and criminally-operated pharmaceutical industry that these criminally-operated governments are trying to protect.
These draconian measures haven’t reached the UK yet, but with the implementation of Codex Alimentarius, the EU’s version of the Canadian law, I’m expecting the worst.
We know that vitamins and minerals will be severely restricted, there is even talk that your doctor must prescribe vitamin C should you need it, a ridiculous state of affairs. Although a wonderful money source for the struggling National Health Service, as prescriptions now cost in the region of £7.10 per item, but families with children over 5 years old will find it too expensive.
Join The Herbal Underground
Be one step ahead, because this is ‘war’. The growing season has started, learn to recognize the wild plants that will keep you and your family healthy, pick them, wash them well (in un-fluoridated water) and eat them. Many herbs make attractive garden flowers, plants like: Salad Burnet, Mints of all varieties, Fennel, Sage, Bergamot, Marjoram, Rosemary, Thyme, Lawn Daisies, Violet and Aquiligia can all be eaten, and no-one will know that they’re there.
The humble lawn Daisy (Bellis Perenis) has more vitamin C than a lemon, but is treated with disdain because it spoils the lawn.
Let’s learn from every occupied country, there was always an underground that fooled the enemy. These laws cannot be policed, there aren’t enough resources or herbalists to identify what is growing in your garden, and you can always feign ignorance.
Our attitude must change if we are to survive this onslaught on our health, and ultimately the gene bank.