So how do you know who to trust or where to turn?
Yes. Of course they must...
A lot of people don’t even WANT to know about what is or isn’t going into their food / clothes / drinks / houses. They figure that if Food Standards Australia or the Therepeutic Goods Administration (TGA) says its ok, then it must be... right?
Case in point; the recent episode of 60 Minutes whereby Food Standards Australia (FSA) was asked why Bisepheynol-A (BPA) was permitted for use in Australia, particularly in baby products such as baby bottles. They didn’t have a reason why even when pressed & told that Canada had totally banned the substance in all plastics production. And since then have released a statement defending their position on the use of BPA in Australia.
How many of you actually care that BPA is in your baby bottles? That this chemical, a known carcinogen & hormone disruptor has been permitted to be in food packaged (including infant formula tins!) for years?
Doesn’t that tell you that all these government institutions and agencies are not really there to serve us? They’re charged with the responsibility of overseeing and protecting the health of all Australians and yet something like BPA has been continually (and still is - even now after the expose` by 60 Minutes) permitted in food packaging, baby products and other plastic items.
This should show all Australians that in actual fact the only way to protect your health and the health of your family is to take matters into your own hands. These companies, corporates, agencies and government institutions telling us over and over that heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides and other toxins are safe for human consumption.
Common sense should prevail and based solely on that - we KNOW arsenic is harmful! We KNOW lead is toxic! WE KNOW that pesticides shouldn’t be ingested.
Yet when these institutions tell us “its all ok” - we blindly believe them!
Because its all too hard, isn’t it? We just can’t be bothered to really look at what is going on in our own little insular worlds (let alone what goes on globally). Yet when we get sick, our kids develop asthma, ADHD or allergies, we’re up in arms about not being protected.
Bottom line; Australia has become more like the USA than anyone of us would care to admit. We are just about as corrupt. Our health industry is under the same threat if the Codex Agreement is passed in government. Our pharmaceutical companies are just as must responsible for controlling what herbs and vitamins are “permitted” for use.
And because we’re so much like America, we shouldn’t be surprised about things like arsenic in our poultry courtesy of drug company Pfizer creating chook feed laced with it as a way of combating intestinal bacteria. Yes, it has been used here in Australia and yes, the FSA knows all about it. In fact, they called for “further investigation” in 2005 after a study on heavy metals in foods was conducted. I can’t find any details of that further investigation and I don’t see the FSA banning Roxarsone use in Australian poultry.
We have to protect our own - our government is failing us but they are failing us because we let them! We allow this stuff to continue. We can’t be bothered getting involved because “It can’t be that bad - we’d all be dead if it was!”
Hasn’t the recent surge of various and formerly very rare cancers been enough of an indicator that something is very VERY wrong with how we live?
Nothing will change unless we force these same agencies, government institutions and corporates to be held accountable.
Yet most people won’t bother. Most just don’t want to get invovled. Most will put all this down to “conspiracy theories” and call people like me “crazy hippies”.
So, I found a way today that you can actually find out yourselves what is really going on. Get yourself a DIY Heavy Metal Testing Kit & see just what your body is holding onto. Find out exactly how much crap you’re breastfeeding into your baby. Work out how many horrible nasties really ARE in that chicken nugget meal you’re about to chow down on.
Truth is, I can present the facts until the cows come home blue and spotty (LOL had to use that - heard it the other day!) but most people just don’t want to know. Its too much to take in that we’re basically not safe in this world, that our kids aren’t safe, that we’re being slowly poisoned to death by our own hands. The government isn’t poisoning us or our babies - we are! We choose to eat that crap fast food we know has nothing but garbage in it. We choose NOT to read the labels of the things we buy. We choose to spend less on inferior products that we know aren’t quite up to scratch just to save a buck.
Alot of us know that organic is really what we should be doing - all day everyday. Every meal, every day, for th rest of our lives. But do we do it? Nope.
Its to expensive.
Yeh - so is chemo therapy & so are funerals.
And that is the truth of it!
Unless we start taking responsibility again, unless we are once again accountable for our own health and nutrition, instead of relying on others to do it for us, then we’ve got no way of protecting our own.
And you know what? Now that’s already happening in your life (because it is - guaranteed that your babies have heavy metals in their bodies too) you’ve got no one to blame but you if it continues.
You’ve been told - you’ve read this (and no doubt other things too) so you can do something about it now.
Its not like I have huge amounts of spare time on my hands with which to read up on things or send packaging back or buy organic - its just a matter of priorities. I choose to make the health of my family my first and most important priority.
What do you choose?
So, get to the truth of it yourself - stop listening to what these supposed “experts” say - for $35 you can find out once and for all what is true and what is false when it comes to you, your body, your health and your food.
To me that sounds like money bloody well spent.
Click here to find out how you can test your own heavy metal levels and that of your family (plus foods / objects and a whole bunch of stuff)
Love and hopefulness
The Eco Mum xo