The FDA appears to have caved in to industry pressure in allowing intestines potentially infected with mad cow disease prions into food products and lipstick.
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Unfortunately this is not the first time that FDA has caved to industry pressures. See, for example:
• Artificial Food Colors and ADHD (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/artificial-food-colors-and-adhd/)
• Antibiotics: Agribusinesses’ Pound of Flesh (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/antibiotics-agribusinesses-pound-of-flesh/)
• Aspartame and the Brain (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/aspartame-and-the-brain/)
• Getting Under Our Skin - BPA on Receipts (http://www.nutritionfacts.org/video/getting-under-our-skin-bpa-on-receipts)
As scary as rare infections like mad cow disease are, we are much more likely to be disabled or killed by more conventional foodborne pathogens such as bacteria. See, for example:
• C. difficile Superbugs in Meat (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/c-difficile-superbugs-in-meat/)
• MRSA in U.S. Retail Meat (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/mrsa-in-u-s-retail-meat/)
• Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/superbugs-in-conventional-vs-organic-chicken/)
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