The Corporate Control over "Science," "Research" and the Altering of the Facts in the News
As you listen and read the Mainstream Media, more and more often you hear of researchers and industry spokespeople who say that this condition or that condition is "genetic."
However when you look back into the stats on breast cancer (just to have an example) you see that women in Japan, during the late part of the nineteenth century, had only one case of breast cancer for every 65 women. The diet then and there was high in dried fish, seaweeds, vegetables and so on.
Then you contrast those statistics with the women who moved from Japan to the USA in the late nineteen forties and fifties. Once they began to eat as American women do, their breast cancer statistics moved to the one cancer case for every ten women - much like the risk factor of one in four that Caucasian women in America face.
So it's not simply "genetics." It is "genetics" plus environmental factors.
But the industry spokespeople rarely comment on that. If they did, they would be indicting the very industries they are paid to protect. They weould be indicting the cleaning products, pesticides, make-up, diet aids, vaccines, air fresheners etc that modern advertising campaigns have made such a ubiquitous part of daily life for most of us. Who cares that there are benzenes and formaldehydes in these products? Breathe deep - surely our government would not allow these products to be sold if they were harmful. (Or so we are led to believe.)
If you have never ever met any of the scientists who are corrupted, then you apparently do not attend any state meetings, FDA hearings, etc.
Let's look at one of the most egregious cases of our government supporting the introduction of a neurotoxin into our food supply. I am speaking of the Aspartame hearings under the Reagan Administration.
A noted neuro-biologist stated that if Aspartame was allowed in food and diet sodas, then there should definitely be a warning on the label that the product was not for the consumption of women who are pregnant or for children under the ages of five. But industry scoffed at his precaution, and there is no such warning. The neuro-biologist was concerned about the neuro toxic effects of Aspartame in terms of how the wiring of the brain in young children might be affected by their ingesting this stuff in diet drinks, or receiving the substance through the bloodstream during their fetal development when the moms ingest it and they are in the womb.
And the High Fructose Corn Syrup hearings under Reagan. One scientist stated in the HFCS hearings that it takes about three times the amount of water to flush the byproducts of the metabolising of a unit of HFCS out of an individual's body, compared to the amount of water needed to flush out the waste byproducts of the body's metabolic processing of the same amount of sugar. He warned that there would be a huge increase in diabetes should the switch to HFCS go ahead. Now, some twenty five years later, we do see that huge increase in diabetes. But back in teh day rather than be pro-active, industry said, "Well, why don't we wait and see. You don't have enough people in your studies to convince us."
I can also point to the really really scary hearings on MTBE in Sacramento California when MTBE was being put into the gasoline in this state in quite high proportions. You should have heard of all the industry-supported studies that had American scientists saying that this was so safe a product that kids could brush their teeth with it. I sat through these hearings, and the dozens if not hundreds of Corporate spokespeople quoting American scientists and their research that showed the safety of MTBE.
But the governor listened to the half million people who were pointing to the health effects they experienced.
Luckily for this state, and for the rest of the nation, the governor at the time, Grey
Davis (D) appointed one of the few honest, non-industry funded and credible scientists out there, John Froines, to head the Blue Ribbon Panel on MTBE. Froines and his panel did their extensive testing of MTBE and they came up with the fact that in terms of risk to benefit THERE WAS NO BENEFIT, and a GREAT DEAL OF RISK. This disapproval of MTBE is one of the reasons that Big Oil funded the voter-approved removal of Gov. Grey Davis, with Ahnold who was supported by Big Oil money to take his place.
And for several years after the Blue Ribbon Panel and their conclusive study of MTBE, there was still a lot of American scientists hired to do more research finding funded by Big Oil, and their studies were reported by the Corrupt Mainstream Media as effectively repudiating the Blue Panels' findings.
Several years back, I posted an entire rebuttal of the News Media with respect to the MTBE issue here at Daily Kos**, and my headline was "Truth and the Corruption of the Associated Press." My report was most carefully detailed, with regards to the fact that the "slant" that the news media now puts on "science" is one of fabrication and lies. (**It is the first artcikle in my diary uploads, so you cna scroll down to it.)
I can point to the hearings on vaccines.
First a story about Leuren Moret, who was attending an International Conference on pollutants and dangers of modern lifestyles. She was seated across the table from two scientists, one an American and the other man was Japanese. The American began scoffing at the Japanese scientist and saying, "Well now, you Japanese are going ahead with changing your vaccine schedule for infants and children, yet you lack any hard data on these vaccines programs."
The Japanese scientist returned the comment with a smile, a small hesitation, and then the reply: "Yes, we currently lack hard data. But hopefully in a matter of a decade, we will have hard data on the effects of vaccinating newborns and toddlers, vs a nation that has not done that. And it will data based on Human Beings."
Leuren was horrified. She leaned over the table and said to the Japanesse scientist: "Is your nation doing research using your own population of newborns, children and toddlers?"
The Japanese scientist replied, "What we plan to do is use our newborns, infants and toddlers as the control, with the American newborns, infants and toddlers to be the guinea pigs, as that is what your nation is doing to the population there with their vaccination schedule. Your infants and toddlers are guinea pigs for the vaccine industry."
This nation of ours does have a panel of "experts" for oversight of the vaccine industry but the majority of these experts have close ties to the Big Pharma industry. Do you know that in the last five years, the numbers of newborns born with jaundice is soaring - to a high now of seventy percent!! When my son was born, circa mid-seventies, via a midwife, he was her 965th birthing, and she had only two cases of jaundice in her newborn population! Just what the heck is going on that we have jaundice as a "normal" situation for our newborn population in our Big Hospitals these days!!
And what has happened in just the last five years? Why the Well and Healthy Newborn Clinic, where the newborn is taken from the mom and injected with the Hep vaccine within the first day of the newborn's life. This Hep B vaccine is one that my very well educated doctor talked me out of me to have when I was forty three years old. As it so powerfully affects the liver.
It was just on the news this Monday, Oct 11th 2010, that some new study concludes that an infant and/or toddler having an impaired liver and an infant having jaundice after birth are factors that can cause a toddler to develop autism. Yet the vaccine industry was allowed to do this "newborn" program, in defiance of the fact that statistically the BENEFIT TO RISK shows NO BENEFIT and a great deal of risk.
(Hepatitis is not something that your average middle class infant will experience. It is a disease of shared needles and unsafe sex practices. And it also is carried in utero by the mother, but a very simple blood test can show if she has the disease or not, and that child and that child alone should then be vaccinated. Currently more babies die and are seriously injured from the Hep vaccine than are killed by the disease! It is as though we have become a society that is superstitious about shooting up our kids with non-preventative "safety" measures.)
I will also add several posts to this article as part of my next few days' updates about the various topics mentioned in this article. So that the discussion can be expanded. My first such update involves Aspartame.