IRRADIATED FOODS CAUSE MS IN 3 MONTHS by J.E. Ante
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin performed studies on cats to determine if the myelin sheath of nerves can regenerate. They fed cats a diet of irradiated foods for 3 to 4 months to damage the cats nerves and this resulted in classic multiple sclerosis symptoms of paralysis, loss of vision, and loss of mobility.
Presumably the researchers knew to feed irradiatated foods to cats to produce MS symptoms from the news from Australia where 16 cats were euthanized after eating irradiated cat foods. The Australian Quarantine Inspection Services (AQIS) announced that irradiated cat foods would no longer be acceptable for import but that irradiated dog foods must be labeled Must not be fed to cats. Evidently the AQIS have no good intent for the dogs of Australia or they are just extremely thick in the head.
After changing the diet of the damaged cats back to regular cat foods most but not all of the myelin nerve sheath returned to normal and the conclusion was that nerves could repair themselves over time.
The FDA in America has been steadily approving irradiated foods for humans but no long term studies of ill effect are done to prove safety. The longest study done so far lasted 15 weeks. Irradiated foods are not radioactive but irradiation acts by breaking down the DNA of germs to kill them. This also breaks down the DNA of foodstuffs that are irradiated and this mutates the DNA of the foods you eat. It is the new chemical compounds formed in irradiated foods and the mutated DNA in foodstuffs that worry many scientists that we are creating Frankenfoods by irradiation which are totally changed and alien foodstuffs for human consumption The long term effects on humans are totally unknown but much of the worldwide populations are now unwelcome human test subjects for the the human safety experiments of major food companies.
Critics of irradiated foods state that spoiled foods can be masked by irradiation and resold as good foodstuffs. And very deadly bacterial toxins such as botulism that might already be present in the foods are not harmed by irradiation but the bacteria are killed leaving no way to know the foodstuff was tainted with the botulism bacteria that normally bloat canned goods when contaminated. And critics say that irradiation is totally unnecessary in today’s food handling system and could lead to much lower quality food handling practices industrywide.
Currently the USA allows irradiated foods of fresh tropical fruits from Hawaii and Florida, ground meat products and dehydrated spices. And potatoes and wheat flour has been irradiated since the 1960s. Foods are suppose to be labeled in the supermarket if irradiated with a Radura symbol at the point of sale and labeled Treated by radiation. But if you eat out in restaurants no labeling is required.
The FDA is proposing new regulations to allow no labeling of some irradiated foods. And the FDA is proposing the change in labeling of irradiated foods to say electronically pasteurized or cold pasteurized as a less frightening description of the process. I like the new proposed FDA labeling. It has a nice ring of truth to it doesn’t it and doesn’t even mention ionizing radiation and DNA altering mutates in irradiated foodstuffs. I just feel so relieved that FDA relabeling of irradiated foods makes them safe and healthy again for the general public.
Perhaps the FDA, Irradiation, Food, and Pet food executives and their families should be required to participate in a good faith long-term study to determine the safety of irradiated foodstuffs for the general public and the world. They could eat their regular diet which has been irradiated and see what they and their families develop into in the future. Then I would be OK with chowing down on the current Frankenfoods that the FDA has declared safe for human consumption. It would also be interesting to note the divorce rates of these executives just prior to the studies onset.
Food irradiation of pet foods is totally unnecessary as pets have an much higher stomach acid content to kill germs they consume in their foods. All wild animals develop stronger immune systems than domestic pets because of their natural raw diets in the wild. The poor quality of pet foods that lack sea foods and fish meals and rely on meat flavored cereal grains for bulk are dangerously lowering the immune systems of domestic pets which leave them open for many infections. The solution is not irradiation of pet foods but the correction of cheap and most all pet foods with seafood byproducts and possibly some additional minerals such as selenium and small amounts of kelp.
One more item of note. I should apologize to the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service as they soon relented and no longer require pet foods to be irradiated nor do they allow irradiated pet foods inside their country. Our own FDA has approved all pet foods in the USA for irradiation. So look for the green Radura symbol on your favorite pet food packaging at your grocery store near you. Bon appetit Fido and Kitty. And enjoy your next meal at the restaurant near you in the USA. It may be a new and improved Frankenfood of truly unknown wonders and future delights.– J.E. Ante