COMING TO YOUR GROCERY SHELF----
MUMBAI SPRING BOTTLED WATER shipped globally with a label that says nothing about being from Mumbai or the water being recycled waste water. That is what Trans Pacific Trade Pact seeks to allow. After all----a trade deal that protects global corporate profit-making would not worry with labels that inform people as to hazards----that would kill profits!
From toilet to tap: Getting a taste for drinking recycled waste water
- CNN.comHalf the world is facing water shortages, so is it time for us all to start drinking recycled sewage?cnn.com|By By Kieron Monks, for CNN
Remember, just because your Clinton neo-liberal pol is posing progressive by voting against TPP-----look at your state and city to see the structures for TPP being built these few decades. Maryland is a raging global corporate tribunal colony already with Baltimore being a corporate plantation so we know Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen are not fighting TPP.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Undermine Food Safety
The TPP would require us to limit food labeling and to import meat and poultry that do not meet U.S. food safety standards.
The TPP would require us to allow food imports if the exporting country claims that their safety regime is "equivalent" to our own, even if it violates the key principles of our food safety laws. These rules would effectively outsource domestic food inspection to other countries.
Under the TPP, any U.S. food safety rule on pesticides, labeling or additives that is higher than international standards would be subject to challenge as "illegal trade barriers." The U.S. could be required to eliminate these rules and allow in the unsafe food under threat of trade sanctions.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration already inspects less than 1% of all seafood imports for health hazards. Entering into the TPP with Malaysia and Vietnam, both TPP negotiating parties and major seafood exporters, would increase seafood imports and further overwhelm inspectors' limited ability to ensure the safety of our food. Some TPP countries have serious shrimp and fish safety issues. For example, even with the minimal inspections, high levels of contaminants have been found in Vietnam's seafood.
Under the TPP, food labels could also be challenged as "trade barriers." The TPP would impose limits on labels providing information on where a food product comes from. The TPP also would endanger labels identifying genetically modified foods and labels identifying how food was produced. The TPP would expand the limits on consumer labels already included in existing "trade" agreements, like the World Trade Organization (WTO). But already under the WTO, the U.S. "dolphin-safe" tuna fish label and our country-of-origin meat and poultry labels have been successfully attacked by other countries. And, under the TPP, a foreign meat processing or food corporation operating within the United States could directly challenge our policies that they claim undermine their expectations - meaning a barrage of new demands for taxpayer compensation.
As with the Clinton's -----Obama as a neo-liberal is dismantling all Federal agencies that provide any oversight and accountability of corporations and protect citizens. That is what Obama needs to do as he pushes Trans Pacific Trade Pact. So, while Reagan/Clinton started removing all food and water safety----Bush and now Obama placed this on steroids to meet the terms of Trans Pacific Trade Pact. US food is now just as bad as far as safety as before Sinclair's The Jungle----and is on it's way to third world bad as food from developing nations hit our grocery stores. We have always had food imports----but not from the most third world and while having no FDA/ Department of AG inspectors checking for safety.
This is what deregulation means so Republican voters and Democratic voters supporting Clinton/Obama neo-liberals falling for all of this hyper-deregulation and naked capitalism are embracing the growing disease vectors that come with third world food and water.
WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT? THIS IS WHY LESS THAN 20% OF DEMOCRATIC VOTERS SUPPORT CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS AND I CONTEND OVER 10% OF THOSE SUPPORTERS DO NOT KNOW WHERE ALL THIS POLICY LEADS.
This is why educating on public policy is so important and that is why education on public policy is silenced under Clinton neo-liberals----as in Maryland.
While media shouts about Hillary and Benghazi or campaign finance----Clinton neo-liberals lead by Obama are building the structures for Global Tribunal Rule. The problem with the few autocratic fascist sociopaths at the top controlling this----THEY DO NOT SHARE THE WEALTH---THEY USE AND DISPOSE OF PEOPLE.
Obama: Let's Take Food Regulation out of FDA
Posted 02 February 2015 By Alexander Gaffney, RAC
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could stand to lose all of its authority to regulate food products, potentially including dietary supplements, under a new proposal unveiled by President Barack Obama this week.
The proposal, contained within Obama's budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, would consolidate all regulatory authority for food under a "single new agency within The Department of Health and Human Services," according to the budget.
"This new agency would be independent from FDA and have primary responsibility for food safety inspections, enforcement, applied research, and outbreak response and mitigation," the White House explains in the budget. "The new agency would be charged with pursuing a modern, science-based food safety regulatory regime drawing on best practices of both agencies, with strong enforcement and recall mechanisms, expertise in risk assessment, and enforcement and research efforts across all food types based on scientifically supportable assessments of threats to public health. The agency would also serve as the central point for coordinating with State and local entities and food safety stakeholders."
The proposal is markedly similar to one introduced last week by Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, both Democrats. Their bill, the Food Safety Act, would also consolidate food regulation power within a new independent food regulator they called the Food Safety Administration (FSA).
The bill would have major implications for FDA, and not simply because of the loss of its authority to regulate traditional foods. Also covered under FDA's definition of "food" are dietary supplements, which are defined under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA)as "a food." The question, then, is whether FDA would continue to regulate dietary supplements, or whether it would cede that authority as well to the new FSA.
What's in the FDA Name?Another matter of perhaps more readily apparent concern: Would FDA—the Food and Drug Administration—have to change its name? Some industry commentators weighed in on social media, offering alternative names should the agency lose its food authority.
The Medical Device, Drug and Tobacco Agency (MD DATA) was one suggestion, reflecting the wide range of the regulators' responsibilities. Another looked to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for inspiration, saying it should be known as the Federal Drug and Device Administration (FDA), if only to preserve its existing acronym.
Prominent members of the dietary supplement industry, however, don't seem to be too worried about the potential effects of either measure thus far.
In an interview with Regulatory Focus, former FDA regulator and current Natural Products Association (NPA) CEO Daniel Fabricant said he believed both proposals stood little chance of passage.
"Frankly speaking, the [Food Safety Act], as it is proposed, is dead on arrival," Fabricant said, noting that it has been introduced several times before to no avail. Fabricant also downplayed the significance of Obama's endorsement of the proposal. "It's still dead on arrival," he said. "The president hasn't had much success in terms of passing a budget," he observed.
Fabricant, formerly the head of FDA's Division of Dietary Supplements, said he would prefer that FDA retain regulatory authority over supplements. "We'd prefer to continue to keep things as they are," he said, while adding that he'd like to see FDA's focus on supplements "be elevated." FDA's dietary supplement regulators have become much more active in their oversight of supplements in the last several years, Fabricant said—a trend he'd like to see continue in the future.
The risk, he said, is that supplements might be a lesser priority at a food-focused super-agency like FSA.
Obama's Pitch: Increase Government Efficiency
Perhaps wary of the difficulty of obtaining bipartisan support for the proposal, Obama's budget has explained it in terms it hopes will garner Republican support.
Between the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) and FDA, seemingly similar products and species can undergo an almost Kafka-esque oversight process.
Explained the White House:
"While FDA is responsible for most foods, FSIS is responsible for meat and poultry. While FSIS oversees processed egg products, FDA oversees shell eggs. FDA is responsible for seafood, but FSIS is responsible for catfish. FDA and FSIS can each have jurisdiction over the same category of food at different points in the food chain: a cheese pizza and its ingredients are regulated solely by FDA, but both agencies play roles in regulating the components and manufacturing of a pepperoni pizza. FSIS inspects manufacturers of packaged open-face meat or poultry sandwiches, while FDA inspects manufacturers of closed-face meat or poultry sandwiches."
In a Congress controlled by Republicans, that argument might win some support. But as Fabricant notes, this isn't the first time the proposal has been introduced—and ignored.
Will FDA be able to keep its name? Stay tuned.
Make no mistake----modernizing food safety and medicinal review to Clinton neo-liberals means deregulating the process. I have spoken a good deal on the dismantling of US CLinical trial process which is why Bill Gate's Burwell congratulated Hamburg. Indeed, everything that made our food and medical products safe has been dismantled and WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE RESEARCH PATIENTS just as are developing world citizens.
A few hundred thousand people dying from untested medical products is better than a few hundred million spent on research and oversight---THAT TAKES FROM PROFITS AFTER ALL----
FDA chief to step down in March
Jim Acosta and Jeremy Diamond, CNN
Updated 8:57 AM ET, Thu February 5, 2015
Washington (CNN)The head of the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday in an email to staff that she is stepping down after six years leading the agency.
FDA Commissioner Margaret "Peggy" Ann Hamburg has overseen a slew of public health regulations ranging from food safety improvements to tobacco control since the Senate confirmed her to the agency's top post in May 2009 in Obama's first months in office. Stephen Ostroff, the agency's chief scientist, will serve as acting commissioner once she leaves her post in March, Hamburg said in the email to staff obtained by CNN.
Hamburg called her tenure at the helm of the agency a "privilege" and said she made her decision to resign with "mixed emotions."
"As you can imagine, this decision was not easy. My tenure leading this Agency has been the most rewarding of my career, and that is due in no small part to all of you - the dedicated and hard-working people that make up the heart of this Agency," Hamburg wrote. "While there is still work ahead (and there always will be), I know that I am leaving the agency well-positioned to fulfill its responsibilities to the American public with great success."
Hamburg also ticked off the FDA's successes in her six years leading the agency: modernizing food safety, improving the review process for medical drugs and strengthening anti-tobacco efforts.
"As Commissioner, my goal has been to shape and support an FDA that is well-equipped to meet the challenges posed by scientific innovation, globalization, the increasing breadth and complexity of the products that we regulate, and our new expanding legal authorities," Hamburg said. "We can honestly say that our collective efforts have improved the health, safety and quality of life of the American people."
Secretary of Health Sylvia Burwell praised Hamburg for her "dedicated service" in a statement Thursday and lauded her accomplishments as "incredible" and "historic."
"From keeping our food supply safe to significant advancements in biomedical innovation to the quickly facilitating the availability of critical products to help fight Ebola, Peggy's tireless leadership has impacted millions of people across this country," Burwell said. " "The American people and this Department have been well served by Peggy's tenure at the FDA."
Centralizing all food and drug safety into one agency makes sure an appointed head of the agency can ignore all safety regulations all at once-----having oversight across agencies means one group may find and expose problems where another won't. All one needs to do is look at who Obama appointed to these agencies----just as we see in Maryland where Clinton neo-liberal and Republican governors load our agencies with corporate and profit leaders. So, we know this rearrangement all under the guise of efficiency is to marginalize public protection.
As the article at the top stated----Trans Pacific Trade Pact seeks to protect global corporate profit from any profit-loses while operating in the US. So, all Constitutional protections and all laws aimed at public protections will be ignored. Now, Clinton and Obama have done that anyway with the Federalism Act and market-based public policy these few years---but they think they are making this permanent with a trade deal that says Americans cannot change these trade policy laws----WHICH IS ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND CAN BE VOIDED. TPP is a COUP against the American people and US Constitution and can be VOIDED.
Monsanto and Bill Gate's PHARMA global corporation were the big push behind not labelling product national origin or safety concerns as with bottled water.
'The “Obama riddle” is as plain as the nose on the face of Globalism. Monsanto’s agenda, to monopolize the world’s food supply, is essential to the Globalist blueprint'.
How did Barack Obama become Monsanto’s man in Washington?
48732910 Jon Rappoport
April 29, 2013
And when are anti-GMO activist groups going to stop saying they’re “shocked and disappointed” by the president?
Shocked and disappointed is polite-speak and politically correct reaction. It’s baloney.
Don’t you get it? Obama has never been on your side. He never deserved your trust.
Disappointment implies he was your buddy and then unaccountably walked away.
The man is a politician. He’s a liar. Different pols have different styles of lying. Some pretend they’re your friend before they screw you over and leave you in the dust.
I’ve previously published Obama’s track record as Monsanto’s number-one political supporter in America.
Meet Monsanto’s prime lobbyist, Barack Obama:
After his victory in the 2008 election, Obama filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA and the FDA:
At the USDA, as the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center.
As deputy commissioner of the FDA, the new food-safety-issues czar, the infamous Michael Taylor, former vice-president for public policy for Monsanto. Taylor had been instrumental in getting approval for Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.
As commissioner of the USDA, Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack. Vilsack had set up a national group, the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership, and had been given a Governor of the Year Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include Monsanto.
As the new Agriculture Trade Representative, who would push GMOs for export, Islam Siddiqui, a former Monsanto lobbyist.
As the new counsel for the USDA, Ramona Romero, who had been corporate counsel for another biotech giant, DuPont.
As the new head of the USAID, Rajiv Shah, who had previously worked in key positions for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of GMO agriculture research.
We should also remember that Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, once worked for the Rose law firm. That firm was counsel to Monsanto.
Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court. Kagan, as federal solicitor general, had previously argued for Monsanto in the Monsanto v. Geertson seed case before the Supreme Court.
The deck was stacked. Obama hadn’t simply made honest mistakes. Obama hadn’t just failed to exercise proper oversight in selecting appointees. He was staking out territory on behalf of Monsanto and other GMO corporate giants.
And now let us look at what key Obama appointees have wrought for their true bosses. Let’s see what GMO crops have walked through the open door of the Obama presidency.
Monsanto GMO alfalfa.
Monsanto GMO sugar beets.
Monsanto GMO Bt soybean.
Coming soon: Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn.
Syngenta GMO corn for ethanol.
Syngenta GMO stacked corn.
Pioneer GMO soybean.
Syngenta GMO Bt cotton.
Bayer GMO cotton.
ATryn, an anti-clotting agent from the milk of transgenic goats.
A GMO papaya strain.
And soon, genetically engineered salmon and apples.
This is an extraordinary parade.
Obama was, all along, a stealth operative on behalf of Monsanto, biotech, GMOs, and corporate control of the future of agriculture.
He didn’t make that many key political appointments and allow that many new GMO crops to enter the food chain through a lack of oversight.
Nor is it coincidental that two of the Obama’s biggest supporters, Bill Gates and George Soros, purchased 900,000 and 500,000 shares of Monsanto, respectively, in 2010.
Records don’t show Monsanto or other biotech giants pouring a landslide of (visible) campaign cash down on Obama, relative to other large donors.
Goldman Sachs was Obama’s number-one $$ donor, and Goldman touts GM-crop commodity contracts, for both buys and sells; but Goldman has its fingers in every significant money pot from Nome to Tierra Del Fuego.
The “Obama riddle” is as plain as the nose on the face of Globalism. Monsanto’s agenda, to monopolize the world’s food supply, is essential to the Globalist blueprint. That blueprint ultimately aims for redistribution of food to the world from a point of Central Planning
As president, Obama has a sworn obligation to Globalism. His oath isn’t to protect the Constitution. Are you kidding?
Every recent president has had an overriding loyalty to Globalism.
Obama’s signing of the Monsanto Protection Act, making that corporation senior in power to the US court system, wasn’t an accident. It was taken in keen awareness of his duty to his Globalist betters.
You won’t, of course, see this disclosed on the evening news.
Here is a president who, like Bush, has no plans for a better world. Obama’s notion of “better” is tied up in the Globalist agenda:
An elite-run bureaucracy, promoting equality and justice, reduces all populations to a lowest common denominator, squashing freedom and prosperity.
Obama’s supporters will never learn the truth, because they’re blinded by the light, which they project on to the persona of the president.
Obama is aware of the con, since he triggered it, and he leverages it.
He’s all nudge-and-wink. “Yes, we’ll help you and you and you. Of course we will.”
He might help you if you make a declaration of dependence. Sacrifice yourself on an altar of despair and then you might earn the right to be fed.
Obama, while on the campaign trail in 2008, was promising transparency in government, was claiming that every person has the right to know what’s in his food (GMO labeling). But clearly, that was all cover and fluff. He was lying through his teeth and he knew it. He’d been vetted for the presidency, and he knew the job entailed joining Monsanto and the larger Globalist agenda as a front man.
He hasn’t changed over the past four years. He’s been a covert agent since the beginning.
Imposter. Charlatan. These words fit Obama. He’s pretended, like Clinton, to care, but he doesn’t. He doesn’t care that GMO food is taking over the country and the world. He wants it to happen. He’s always wanted it to happen.
The sitting president of the United States, Monsanto, DuPont, and Dow, among others, are prepared to do whatever is necessary to make GMO food dominate America.
They intend, through Monsanto-gene drift among millions of plants in ag fields, through increased planting of GMO crops, and through introduction of still more GMO crops, to wrap up the USA in genetically engineered food.
Obama is on board. He’s always been on board.
He is the GMO president.
If tomorrow, the Globalist Rockefellers of this world decided that all food grown in the US should be injected with Prozac, Obama would find a way to help.
Stop making excuses for the man. He’s not a victim of evil forces surrounding his presidency. He signed up for this trip with eyes wide open.
I like this article that is probably from a Republican business-owner but it is right on target. The idea of regulation modernization as regards FDA and food safety under a very global corporate pol will lead to using food laws as trade policy......not food safety. We know the cheese industry, as the dairy industry has been under attack since BIG AG went BIG DAIRY from Clinton/Bush/ and now Obama. BIG DAIRY has pushed small dairy businesses closed just as BIG AG pushed small farmers out. This article shows what is clearly trade policy over cheese production in the US----in other words-----Obama made a deal with a nation like Italy or France to protect cheese in exchange for moving towards the Trans Atlantic Trade Pact. This has nothing to do with US food safety----it denies the American people the ability to have domestic small cheese business production----but that's what global corporate rule is about. Americans will have no power to create laws for its own benefit.
If you noticed BIG DAIRY is moving milk prices up now that it sends all the milk overseas just as with our US food production. This is what brought all of the hormones and antibiotics into milk because it was all about volume and profit.
WHAT IS MADE TO LOOK LIKE OVERREGULATION IS SIMPLY USING REGULATION TO BENEFIT GLOBAL TRADE DEALS.
War on Cheese: Obama's FDA Announces Plan to Destroy Cheese Small Businesses Government likes being the big cheese.
June 10, 2014 Daniel Greenfield
Cheese is fattening. It contributes to obesity and has a high carbon footprint. We should thank Obama for destroying the artisan cheese trade in America.
That was a good thing he did. A very good thing.
Government likes being the big cheese. If the Food and Drug Administration has its way, there will be a lot less competition for the title.
The future of many cheese operations in Wisconsin and elsewhere and the unique tastes of popular cheeses like aged cheddar and Parmesan are hanging in the balance after a recent decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that alters how cheeses are aged, industry experts say.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an executive decree banning the centuries old practice of aging cheese on wooden boards.
Consumers who eat any kind of aged cheese should prepare for a potentially catastrophic disruption in the market for artisan, non-processed cheese.
Corporate cheese makers like Leprino and Kraft will be able to weather this regulatory storm — they don’t make cheese, they manufacture cheese, and as such they do not follow the centuries old artisan techniques. But for small businesses and artisan cheese makers, wood boards are in fact essential to the making of cheese.
Monica Metz, branch chief of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition's Dairy and Egg Branch, once employed by corporate cheesemaker Leprino, nixed wooden-shelf cheese ripening.
Corporate cheese manufacturers operate under different rules from small-batch, artisinal craftsmen.
Take it from the perspective of Chris Roelli, a Wisconsin cheesemaker cited by McNeal: "The very pillar that we built our niche business on is the ability to age our cheese on wood planks, an art that has been practiced in Europe for thousands of years."
To make matters worse, the FDA is acting without legal authority.
Obama doesn't believe in legal authority. He believes in his authority.
In an email to industry professionals, Rob Ralyea, Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Food Science and the Pilot Plant Manager at Cornell University in New York, says: "According to the FDA this is merely proper enforcement of the policy that was already in place. While the FDA has had jurisdiction in all food plants, it deferred cheese inspections almost exclusively to the states. This has all obviously changed under FSMA."
Ah, FSMA. For those of you not in the know, the Food Safety Modernization Act is the most sweeping reform of American food safety laws in generations. It was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011.
While most cheesemakers have, perhaps, begrudgingly accepted most of what has been coming down the FSMA pike, including the requirement of HACCP plans and increased federal regulations and inspections, no one expected this giant regulation behemoth to virtually put a stop to innovation in the American artisanal cheese movement.
This is part of the FDA's ongoing War on Cheese.
The Food and Drug Administration has long had an adversarial relationship with traditional cheesemakers. First, it cracked down on raw milk cheese aged less than 60 days, even though such cheeses—like Brie de Meaux and Reblochon—have been safely devoured in Europe for centuries. Then it restricted imports of Mimolette, a hard orange French cheese, because of its high concentration of microscopic bugs called cheese mites—never mind that cheese mites are what give Mimolette its characteristic flavor and texture.
Instead of restricting the import of European cheese, maybe we can restrict the import of European bureaucracy instead.
Remember how the Clinton neo-liberals gave us huge Financial Reform Bill while writing the Trans PacificTrade Pact that seeks to eliminate all regulations on global finance??? Remember how the Affordable Care Act was this huge health reform deregulating and consolidating the health industry just as Clinton did the Wall Street banking? Neither of those long documents were 'regulating' for public interest. The points of these long documents is to hide deep inside all that speak the major goal of these dismantling of US public agencies working for the public good and moving to work for global corporate profit.
Below you hear from the Natural Foods industry just as above showed the artisan cheese, and as the organic growers against Monsanto----all these 'modern' laws move US law from protecting people to allowing corporations to do anything for profit.
I will speak again about how this biotech medical product push by Obama and Congressional neo-liberals that was placed on steroids when they used Federal funding to build these Ivy League corporate research facilities like the ones attached to Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Medical System. They are simply product mills for patented medical products that simply seek to be marketed for profits and are often found down the road to harm or kill people.
THIS IS ALL TO CREATE DEREGULATED MEDICAL PRODUCTS IN THE US TO SELL AROUND THE WORLD WITH NO RESEARCH PROTECTION FOR PEOPLE.
See how this was the opposite of what an FDA under a REAL progressive that protects people and workers does? That is what Obama and Clinton neo-liberals in Congress have done these several years acting just as Bush neo-cons moving the US towards the Trans Pacific Trade Pact and global corporate tribunal rule.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MUST STOP SAYING CORPORATIONS HAVE WON----ALL THIS CAN BE REVERSED EASY PEASY BY SIMPLY GETTING RID OF CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS AND BUSH NEO-CONS/REPUBLICANS.
Obama's new FDA regulations are four times longer than the Bible
Saturday, July 11, 2015 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The guidelines that dictate how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to govern the safety and approval of medical devices, pharmaceutical drugs, food additives and more have changed considerably since Barack Obama assumed the office of U.S. president in 2009. The total number of words added to the Federal Register by the administration's FDA is so high, in fact, that they now outnumber those of the Holy Bible by a factor of four.
Since taking office, the Obama regime's FDA has issued 545 new final regulations with a sum total of 2,666 pages. The estimated total word count contained in these regulations clocks in at a staggering 2,666,000, according to data compiled by CNSNews.com. This is more than four times the number of words printed in the original Gutenberg Bible, which contains only 646,128 words.
From a page count perspective, the changes made to the FDA's governing authority since Obama took office are more than double the number of pages found in the Holy Bible. Moreover, this represents only the number of pages included in final FDA rules, meaning there are many more pages and words included in proposed rules, notices, interim rules, corrections and drafts of final rules.
"666" numerology present in total page, word count of Obama's FDA changes As you'll notice, the two figures presented by CNSNews.com for page and word counts of FDA final rules as issued under the Obama regime both contain the number "666," a creepy coincidence marking the numerological designation of the antichrist referenced in the Christian faith. At the same time, the Obama administration likely isn't finished making changes to FDA rules, which will bring the official word count even higher.
"The FDA regulations, to date, have 586 times as many words as the U.S. Constitution, which has 4,543 words, including the signatures," explains CNSNews.com. "[T]he FDA regs also have 1,828 times as many words as the Declaration of Independence, which has 1,458 words including the signatures.
Obama's FDA has approved dozens upon dozens of new drugs and additives for use in animals and humans A query of FDA final rules published in the Federal Register between January 20, 2009, and the present reveals a plethora of agency approvals for new drugs and additives that are now allowed to be used in both animal feed and human food. One of these is roxarsone, a pharmaceutical drug manufactured by Pfizer that contains inorganic arsenic. According to the Federal Register, roxarsone was approved as a "medicated feed" for growing turkeys.
Another FDA final rule published during Obama's reign approved the use of a similar drug for animals known as ractopamine, which is manufactured by Elanco, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly. The beta-agonist drug, as we covered back in 2014, is banned in 160 countries and considered unfit for human consumption, and yet it's being fed to pigs and poultry.
"In livestock, the use of ractopamine has produced more sick pigs than any other approved pharmaceutical," wrote Thomas Henry. "FDA records show that it has caused more than 218,000 reported adverse reactions in pigs since it was introduced on the market."
Dozens upon dozens of new drugs, many for livestock animals later consumed by humans, have been approved by the FDA since Obama took office. The agency has also approved a whole slew of new drugs and additives for use directly in humans. Take a look for yourself at the 28 pages worth of FDA final rules that have been published in the Federal Register since Obama was inaugurated.