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Quoted from The Hundred-Year Lie:
  • When you read “made with natural flavors” on a food label, you are probably being deceived, because natural flavors and artificial flavors usually contain the same synthetic chemicals.
  • In large feedlots, 100 percent of the cattle are fed five or more sex hormones, such as progesterone and testosterone, to accelerate weight gain, and these hormones are known to cause reproductive dysfunction and cancers in humans.
  • Many of our commercial dairy and meat products come from animals that consumed livestock feed made from remains of tens of millions of dogs and cats that were killed with euthanasia drugs at animal shelters and veterinary clinics.
  • Medical evidence is emerging that suggests that artificial sweeteners in diet soft drinks may cause brain tumors and neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The occurrence of these diseases has risen dramatically, in proportion with the expanded use of those artificial sweeteners.
  • At least 70 percent of the processed foods in your local grocery store contain at least one genetically engineered ingredient that has never been tested for its potential harm.
  • More than three thousand synthetic chemicals are regularly added to U.S. food products, and hardly any have been tested for their synergistic (interactive) toxin-producing effects in the human body.
  • Most vitamins and supplements sold in the United States that are advertised as natural are actually synthetic chemical concoctions that contain coal tar, preservatives, artificial colorings, and a vast range of other potentially harmful additives.
  • More than twenty-five thousand chemicals are in the cosmetics sold in the United States, yet less than 4 percent of these ingredients have ever been tested for toxicity and safety.
  • Within the nine or so vaccines given to your children before they enter school are additives and preservatives, including mercury, aluminum, MSG, formaldehyde, and others linked to disorders ranging from brain and nerve damage to autism and attention deficit disorder.

Randall Fitzgerald, The Hundred-Year Lie, pg. 7-8