as been documented to have allowed the use of harmful toxins to be used in human as well as animal food, which is likely to cause disastrous health outcomes, often leading to death. Although the exact number of harmful chemicals allowed by the FDA cannot be determined with accuracy, a comprehensive list of such chemicals is included as Appendix A. Three of the most potentially hazardous of the chemicals from the list (see appendix) Bisphenol A (BPA), Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and Ractopamine - are linked to disastrous health outcomes, often leading to death. The FDA should, therefore, ban these chemicals, from use in human and animal food products, in order to uphold the general principle of safeguarding public health and prevent the large scale destruction that the presence of such harmful toxins can cause.
Bisphenol A (BPA), Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and Ractopamine are three of the several dangerous chemicals which are allowed by the FDA to be used in human and animal food, which are documented to have disastrous consequences when consumed, often leading to death, and hence need to be banned with immediate effect.
The development in technology and the subsequent advancement in agriculture have both led to a dramatic rise in use of chemicals, particularly in the developed nations. Over 80,000 harmful chemicals are now made available commercially, and are regularly being used in agriculture and animal husbandry. Such potentially toxic chemicals which are known to enhance the productivity and hence the economical gain, and hence their drastic impact on human and animal life has been largely ignored (Erickson, 20093). Several of the toxic chemicals which are routinely used in agriculture as well as fed to livestock, have been proven to cause disastrous effect on human as well as animals, sometimes often leading to death. However, regardless of studies and researches which point towards their harmful influence on our lives, the use of such toxins
According to the World Health Organization (2010) that approximately 76 million cases of food-borne diseases, resulting in 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths, occur each year (WHO, 20101). The presence of harmful toxins—including naturally occurring toxins,…
Thus, foods are for the most part, composed of edible biochemicals” (McElhatton & Marshall, 3). In order to make food safe, it is necessary to use only fresh ingredients. The proper application of food processing, storage and preservation methods is important to avoid the occurrence of foodborne diseases which results from consumption of contaminated food, which eventually lead to food poisoning due to the effect of toxic foods.
Why cloning and selling meat without FDA approval is unethical? From many past and recent studies, the FDA continues to stand behind their findings that the food supply from cloning methods are as safe as food produced and derived from normal methods, and will not require special labeling when being sold in the market place.
The common examples of acidic foods are cheese, meat, eggs and cereals. Alkali foods act to neutralize the effect of the acidic foods because they produce an excess of cations (positively charged ions) after getting metabolized. The alkali producing foods include Fruits, vegetables, milk and groundnuts as the eating of these foods gives out sodium, calcium and magnesium in the body.
They make claims about their products that have no scientific basis and insist that these are well established facts. Previously these companies were required to prove that their products were safe by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) guidelines. Now the DSHEA requires FDA to provide evidence against a product to prove that it’s unsafe.
The author states that pathogens, herbivorous insects, and parasites have significantly reduced crop yields all over the world. Given the fact that the population is increasing, traditional crops cannot sustain the world population because of the above threats. GM crops have been introduced to help abate this problem.
are safe for humans and effective as well (Lee and Sprague par. 1). It is responsible in ensuring that domestic and imported drugs comply with the quality standards set for safety and health of human beings (United States
tal health care professionals to sickness and increased absenteeism but, this can also have its adverse affects on the mental state of these health care professionals (LeFlore and Bell, 2007). A number of different psychological and mental disorders have been observed in their