Finally, the FDA took the plunge to confirm that chicken meat sold in the United States contains arsenic, a carcinogenic agent. It appears that this dangerous, poisonous chemical is fairly present in the feed of the chicken.
An FDA research found that the arsenic added to the chicken fodder, really does end up in the chicken meat, and by consuming it, we enter it in our body.
According to their findings, we have been ingesting arsenic from the typical chicken products for over five decades.
Despite lacking any scientific proof, they elaborated that: “The arsenic is excreted in the chicken feces.”
The manufacturer of the chicken feed product Roxarsone was forced to pull the product off the shelves, since research gave light to new evidence that leaves little room for denial.
Anyhow, the company which pioneered the use of arsenic to stabilize chicken feed is the same one that uses chemical adjutants in vaccines used in children, Pfizer.
As it turns out, the company that produces Roxarsone chicken feed is a subsidiary of Pfizer, and goes by the name of Alpharma LLC. The FDA demanded that Pfizer stops manufacturing the arsenic-ridden drug.
However, even though Alpharma finally agreed to remove this toxic feed chemical from the shelves in the United States, Pfizer still claims that it will not necessarily remove it from feed products in other countries, unless regulators force it to do so. According to Associated press:
“Scott Brown of Pfizer Animal Health’s Veterinary Medicine Research and Development division said the company also sells the ingredient in about a dozen other countries. He said Pfizer is reaching out to regulatory authorities in those countries and will decide whether to sell it on an individual basis.”
Alas, the FDA kept claiming that arsenic levels in chicken have been reduced greatly, that chicken meat is completely safe for consumption, but everyone reasonable enough should know that the ingestion of a chemical that causes cancer is anything but safe.
The FDA was also backed by the National Chicken Council, which claimed that “chicken is safe to eat”, as we see the withdrawal of Roxarsone from feed stores. They agree that arsenic is not such a big issue, and it was used in many flocks grown and sold as chicken meat in the United States.
Furthermore, the FDA recently visited an elderberry juice manufacturer, and accused it of committing the “crime” of selling “unapproved drugs”. When asked what type of drugs they meant, they simply responded with: “The elderberry juice.” Hence, the elderberry juice is a “drug” if you inform people that it can improve their health.
This was not the only instance, as the FDA has accused dozens of other companies for selling natural, healthy and nutritious products, including raw milk!
Let me make this clear: The FDA approves the use of arsenic, but condemns the use of elderberry juice and raw milk elderberry juice because it is “dangerous”! Obviously, this agency prioritizes the profits of big companies and does not support the use of natural products and remedies.
All things considered, make sure you remain vigilant next time you go shopping for chicken meat:
- Check the date on the package.
- Avoid the chicken if it is unnaturally bright pink in color
- The fat content of the chicken should be white to deep yellow, and not pasty or gray.
- Always choose meat products that are “Certified Organic”, to ensure that you and your family consume safe products.