FDA not the Consumers Friend--historical info then-now
Powerful Truths from Let’s Live and Royal Lee, July 15, 1950:
These commercial interests have the United States Government on their side, ever since they ousted Dr. Harvey W. Wiley from his job as head of the Food & Drug Administration in 1912. The present head of the Food & Drug Division of Nutrition, Dr. Elmer M. Nelson in a special Constitutional Court in Washington last October testified that: “It is wholly unscientific to state that a well fed body is more able to resist disease than a less well-fed body. My overall opinion is that there hasn’t been enough experimentation to prove dietary deficiencies make one more susceptible to disease.” (Washington Post, October 26, 1949.)
Battling the FDA to Get Truth Across is nothing new, as these articles
from the Old Let’s Live Magazine Report 1950
(The FDA has)"what some people call the worst personnel in government...Open drunkenness...for months...intimidation...tittering in corners, throwing spitballs; I am describing physicians, (who) slouch down in a chair, not respond to questions, moan and groan with sleeping gestures, a kind of behavior I have not seen in any other institution as a grown man." - FDA, Bureau o...
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(The FDA has)"what some people call the worst personnel in government...Open drunkenness...for months...intimidation...tittering in corners, throwing spitballs; I am describing physicians, (who) slouch down in a chair, not respond to questions, moan and groan with sleeping gestures, a kind of behavior I have not seen in any other institution as a grown man." - FDA, Bureau of Drugs Director, Dr. J. Richard Crout.
The role of enzymes in the food for both man and animals all too frequently has been a neglected subject scientifically, so far as nutrition is concerned. For example, in 1952 before eight witnesses, Dr. Elmer Nelson, one time chief medical consultant of the FDA stated that, in his opinion, a person could live from birth to a ripe old age just as well on all cooked foods where the enzymes have been killed, as he could on all raw or a mixture of cooked and raw foods.
This was Dr. Elmer Nelson, and in his words we get an idea of the change in philosophy that marked the transformation of the Bureau of Chemistry into the FDA:
“It is wholly unscientific to state that a well-fed body is more able to resist disease than a poorly-fed body. My overall opinion is that there hasn’t been enough experimentation to prove that dietary deficiencies make one susceptible to disease.”
Keeping the Dream Alive!
Dr. Bernard Jensen with Leslie Goldman, a photo from sometime in the 1980's at the Hidden Valley Health Ranch, Escondido.
Humanity is on a journey of Awakening from Slavery to Freedom. In ancient times, many people knew they were enslaved. Today, we are enslaved by foods. We are in a Food Emergency. Each year we are having more and more an Empty Harvest and yet, as never before The Field's are Ripe, and Ready to be Harvested. More and more people are becoming aware. This empty harvest is so, because of the dire nature of where we find ourselves as individuals, as community, as nations.
Rabbi Joshua Abraham Heschel carried a small torah in the freedom march of with Martin Luther King/
He said. "There is the grain of the prophet in the recesses of every human existence." (Joshua Abraham Heschel, God in Search of Man. P.255) To this I add, "So Plant Your Dream!" --Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener ( Passover and Easter 2012). We have lost our beat with nature. This is the essence of the issue.
Plant Your dream: This is the Key to Bringing the Prophet out of our recesses
Plant Your Dream. Physically do this with seeds, grains, roots, and other living things. As the seed grows, so will the dream. Getting your beat back is a key and this comes as you plant according to Nature's Laws.
Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, the 20th Century Prophet of the Essential, said in his book, "The Essene Book of Asha, "
"Just as inexhaustable sources of energy are ever flowing towards the grain planted in the earth, so will innumerable sources of knowledge open and flow toward you, till you become one with nature and the organic universe."
He also wrote in this book:
"You, too, much one day cease to be your present self, so that you may become a richer personality, in pursuance of the law that life always creates more life, truth more abundant truth, the seed more abundant seeds. This is one answer to your problems given by the grain of wheat.:--Professor
Edmond B Szekely, "The Essene Book of Asha."
And so my friends, I ask during this fateful Spring of 2012, for us all to join together in "Keeping the Dream Alive!: How fast can a Dream Grow? As Fast as a Blade of Grass. Truly, let this be the Springtime of our Lives as a Human Race.
Your Enchanted Gardener
Spring--Summer- Fall 2012
Important Quotes for Welcoming in the Post GMOs Era
Today, the battleground of Consciousness begins as we Label GMOs.
Here are some history quotes that set the stage.
I will write more on these later.
These commercial interests have the United States Government on their side, ever since they ousted Dr. Harvey W. Wiley from his job as head of the Food & Drug Administration in 1912. The present head of the Food & Drug Division of Nutrition, Dr. Elmer M. Nelson in a special Constitutional Court in Washington last October testified that: “It is wholly unscientific to state that a well fed body is more able to resist disease than a less well-fed body. My overall opinion is that there hasn't been enough experimentation to prove dietary deficiencies make one more susceptible to disease.” (Washington Post, October 26, 1949.)--Royal Lee
Articles from Let's Live Magazine, 1950
Articles by Royal Lee from Let's Live Magazine 1950:
Many comment, that surely if poor diet, and toxins in our food contributed so largely to health problems in our culture, that someone would immediately take action for a change, or that the news media would share these wonderful discoveries with the world. I’ll divert the answer to this question to Dr. Harvey W. Wiley former commissioner of the US Bureau of Chemistry which is now known as the FDA. While Dr. Wiley was commissioner he tried to enforce Pure Foods Act of 1906. This law, took great effort to pass at the time, it was a guarantee to the American people, that only pure, unprocessed foods and drugs, which did not contain any chemicals, pesticides, or additives would be legal to be sold. Under the Pure Food Act, unnatural foods such as; soft drinks, breakfast cereals, candy bars, non-organic food and many drugs of today would be illegal to make, sell or consume because of their hazardous effects. Dr. Wiley, in trying to enforce the pure food law, became so frustrated with the corruption in the FDA, which has been run by private food interests since around his time, 1912, that he resigned. He then wrote a book called, “History of Crime Against the Pure Food Law.” He knew that processed and denatured food along with chemical additives would cause and aggravate many degenerative diseases, yet he could not stop it from happening in our country.
Copyright © Rami Nagel, 2007. All Rights Reserved.
The Science of Eating by
Alfred W. McCann can be found online here:
Very important Historical Documents regarding Royal Lee and
Dr. Harvey M. Wiley, can be found here on
No Pure Food Action—Now
By Harvey W. Wiley, MD
Summary: In 1925, Dr. Wiley, the former head of the USDA's Bureau of Chemistry (later to become the FDA), created a public firestorm when he published in Good Housekeeping magazine a letter he'd written to President Calvin Coolidge admonishing the Department of Agriculture for failing to enforce the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, which outlawed the misbranding and adulteration of food. Wiley's letter caused Coolidge to call for an explanation from the acting secretary of the USDA, whose letter to the president revealed just how industrial food manufacturers had managed to circumvent the food purity law. In this partial article from 1926, Wiley expresses his disappointment in the conciliatory position of the USDA and questions the failure of the department to enforce the law in spite of the backing of two Supreme Court decisions. Though Wiley's stance against food manufacturers had cost him his job within the government, he continued to speak on behalf of America's public health throughout the remainder of his life. From Good Housekeeping, 1926.
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The FDA, then and now, is still now the consumers friend.
Here is a Recent Blog from Label It! The Right to Know
Here is a recent blog from Occupy Monsanto:
On Monday, March 12, 45 Representatives and 10 Senators signed a letter to the FDA in support of a legal petition from the Center for Food Safety requesting mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. The letter was drafted primarily by Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR). It was quite direct, and not aimed at finding fault with GMOs but that consumers deserve the right to know and make informed decisions for themselves.
It reads,”As you know, in its 1992 policy statement, FDA allowed GE foods to be marketed without labeling because they were not “materially” different from other foods. In that policy statement, the agency severely limited what it considered “material” to only changes in fòod that could be recognized by taste, smell, or other senses. The use of novel food technologies like genetic engineering on a commercial scale has so far slipped underneath FDA’s limited threshold for ”materiality” because such technologies make silent genetic, and molecular changes to food that are not capable of being detected by human senses. In its 2009 guidance to industry, FDA applied its outdated GE food labeling policy to GE animals without revisiting the scientific or legal merits of the standard.”
This is the most recent action from Label it!
Powerful Truths from Let's Live and Royal Lee
Battling the FDA to Get Truth Across is nothing new, as these articles
from the Old Let's Live Magazine Report 1950
The Battlefront for Better Nutrition
Reprint No. 30-E
Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Milwaukee 3, Wis.
July 15, 1950
Yes, there is a battle going on between those who are trying to promote better nutrition, and the food manufacturers who insist on making products “worse so that they can be sold for less,” thereby eliminating the competition of more honest and self-respecting producers who would prefer to apply in business the Golden Rule.
These commercial interests have the United States Government on their side, ever since they ousted Dr. Harvey W. Wiley from his job as head of the Food & Drug Administration in 1912. The present head of the Food & Drug Division of Nutrition, Dr. Elmer M. Nelson in a special Constitutional Court in Washington last October testified that: “It is wholly unscientific to state that a well fed body is more able to resist disease than a less well-fed body. My overall opinion is that there hasn't been enough experimentation to prove dietary deficiencies make one more susceptible to disease.” (Washington Post, October 26, 1949.)
This is nothing new for Dr. Nelson. Ten years ago he, with his group of experts, testified in a similar court, that neither degenerative disease, infectious disease, nor functional disease could result from any nutritional deficiency.
For all these years, he has battled for the maker of devitalized foods, tried to stem the tide of public opinion against the use of white flour, refined sugar, pasteurized milk and imitation butter by vigorous prosecution of any maker of any dietary supplement designed to abate the consequences of using such devitalized food, basing his arguments on the thesis that there were no such things as deficiency diseases.
Truly, as Dr. Wiley sadly remarked in his book The History of a Crime Against the Pure Food Law (1930) the makers of unfit foods have taken possession of Food & Drug enforcement, and have reversed the effect of the law, protecting the criminals that adulterate foods, instead of protecting the public health.
April 9, 2012
MORE FROM THE ROYAL LEE PIECES
Books that have told the story are being suppressed by the use of the copyright law. This includes Dr. Wiley's book, and the three wonderful books by Alfred McCann (The Science of Eating, The Science of Keeping Young, and Starving America). Since the death of their authors, there have been changes in the copyright ownership and complete suppression has followed.
In 1949, for the first time in history, Dr. Nelson's efforts failed to impress the Federal judges sitting in the case. The defendant in this case obtained a permanent injunction against the Food & Drug Administration from any further interference into his business.
This may well be the turning point in the battle against food adulteration. In the past, defendants have been found guilty of violation of the “law”, and fined the limit for daring to assume in their advertising that nutritional deficiency could cause any kind of disease whatever. (For without “functional” changes, there is no evidence of any disease).
Even the Federal Trade Commission has been called in to help protect adulterators. It has issued orders stopping health food exponents and lecturers from intimating that aluminum compounds in foods may be harmful, apparently to protect the makers of aluminum containing baking powders, and makers of aluminum cooking utensils. You may not know that it is impossible to legally get a court review of the arbitrary and despotic orders of the Federal Trade Commission. It has the same complete and absolute power that any totalitarian despot ever had. In the baking powder dispute, the testimony of the defendant who was opposed to alum in foods, and his expert pathologists was so damning to aluminum that it has been apparently suppressed, participants who had copies of the proceedings were warned not to publish them under penalty of jail sentences. This is docket 540, the Averill Report on Aluminum as a Cause of Cancer.
The Federal Trade Commission has also issued orders to makers of natural foods prohibiting them from claiming that natural food factors are superior to synthetic imitations. The penalty for violation of such orders is a ten thousand dollar fine for each and every violation. So you will not be hearing much in the way of sales arguments from makers of better food products where they compete with synthetic substitutes.
Just what is really wrong with white flour, oleomargarine and pasteurized milk?
Vitamin E and Phosphatase
We will only discuss two fractions that are lost by this processing and substitution. These are vitamin E and the enzyme, phosphatase. The bleach and chemicals used to keep bugs out of flour destroy both. Pasteurization destroys phosphatase in milk. Oleomargarine contains no vitamin E as does butter. It also contains a poison, sodium benzoate, as oleo cannot be made to keep without a chemical preservative.
Why do we need phosphatase? Simply because without it, we fail to split and assimilate the mineral salts in our foods that are in the form of phytates. No enzyme is naturally secreted in the human intestinal tract that splits phytates although many other animals, including the rat, do have such an enzyme. That is discussed in Hutchinson's Food and the Principles of Dietetics, tenth edition, (Williams & Wilkins), where these authorities claim that no minerals can be assimilated from cereal foods, as a consequence. That is quite right, if we eat such cereal foods with pasteurized milk, and use cereals in which the enzyme content has been destroyed by bleaching chemicals. (Cereal germ and bran are the highest common sources of phosphatase, other than raw milk). The drastic effect of pasteurized milk in causing degenerative diseases in cats was emphatically demonstrated by Dr. Francis M. Pottenger Jr. a few years ago, reported in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Oral Surgery, August 1946. The cats became afflicted with every disease common to man it seemed, gastric ulcers, constipation, arthritis, liver disease, heart disease, and even pyorrhea and mental aberrations.
Bleaching and Pasteurization
Every doctor has wondered why his patients fail to assimilate calcium. He has not been informed that the reason is milk pasteurization and flour bleaching.
He has neither been informed about the 400 percent increase in bleach chemical used to keep the bugs out of commercial “Whole” wheat flour. As a result, in animal tests, where 54% would survive on white bread, on commercial “Whole” wheat bread there were NO survivors. (Reported in the News Letter of the Academy of Applied Nutrition, March 1949).
Wheat flour is almost as perishable as milk, if bleach preservatives are not used, it would have to be distributed from cold storage warehouses.
On Pasteurized Milk
If milk were not pasteurized, it would have to be clean, and produced under far more sanitary conditions, or its poor condition would be reflected in a curdling before it could be delivered to the consumer. Pasteurization hides this low quality, just as flour bleach hides the musty state of poor wheat. Homogenization is another trick; it permits the mixing of stale milk with fresh, which without homogenizing would exhibit the tell-tale curdling of staleness.
Enriching the white flour to improve its salability is not warranted by animal tests.
In the News Letter report cited above, when the white bread was enriched with synthetic vitamins, the survival percentage dropped from 54% to 49%. So we see that “enrichment” is a colossal fraud.
Pasteurization does not lower the bacteria count of the milk as consumed, for germs grow faster in pasteurized milk than in raw, and the count while cut down by the pasteurization, soon exceeds the figure it had before.
Pasteurization does not control undulant fever, for this disease has been increasing by leaps and bounds where all milk is being pasteurized. It is now known to be a deficiency disease, curable in both man and animal by organic trace minerals. So Pasteurization too, seems nothing more than a colossal fraud.
Now about vitamin E. Cattle fed grains as usual, except that the vitamin E was removed, in a few months, although gaining normally in weight, began to drop dead one by one after exhibiting slight changes in their electrocardiograms that were identical to those in human heart patients. (Science, Oct. 4, 1946.)
Superiority of Butter
Children of adolescent age, fed oleo and butter, side by side, over a few years demonstrated that oleo feeding caused castration of both sexes in a considerable degree, as indicated by excessive height of both boys and girls, greater weight increase in girls than boys, and neutral physiques in both - girls had broader shoulders and narrower hips than normal, boys vise versa. Sex development demands vitamin E, and butter is our main source in the American diet. And we do NOT mean synthetic substitutes for the natural vitamin E complex. Take vitamin E out of its environment by “purifying” it and it loses up to a 99% of its potency, say authorities. You cannot keep time by using the brass out of a watch. You cannot get the normal effect by taking a natural vitamin complex apart either. It is a balanced mechanism as it occurs in food.
Now do you begin to see why heart disease kills more people in this country than any other ailment, and that it is practically unknown in China.
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