Sunday, May 06, 2007

This is what I've been reading about under "HEALTH" at Google News:

Drugmakers Alerted by US FDA to Watch for Tainted Additive
By Larry Liebert. May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Regulators in the US are warning drugmakers, suppliers and health professionals to be on the alert for counterfeit medicine additives that substitute a poison used in antifreeze for a common sweetener.
Report traces tainted medicine to China Seattle Post Intelligencer
From China to Panama, a Trail of Poisoned Medicine New York Times

Syrupy killer in medicine bottle
Houston Chronicle
By WALT BOGDANICH and JAKE HOOKER. A syrupy poison, diethylene glycol, is an indispensable part of the modern world, an industrial solvent and prime ingredient in antifreeze.

Chickens Held After Eating Contaminated Pet Food
Investigators are also concerned that hogs from at least six states received feed containing tainted salvaged pet food. ...
Pet Food Recall Affects Human Food Supply Associated Content
US places hold on chickens in pet food

Good thing we're getting a new czar. I feel so much safer now, don't you?

Good Imports Called Safe: FDA Czar Urges New Strategy to Inspect ...
International News Service, Australia - May 5, 2007
... according to the nation's new food safety czar, who said yesterday that the US government needs to move in new directions to protect food supplies. ...
Reports say pet food death toll exceeds 8000 Los Angeles Times

From my little bit of research, there seems to be some question about whether the poor rely on dog food for their meals. This might shed some light. From Netscape:

women ill from eating tainted dog food

News – An Ottawa woman is recovering after eating dog food and then becoming violently ill.

Um, small government guys? About that de-regulation thing?


At 6:06 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

You are sooooo beautiful.... to me!!!

Not the chickens, you gotta. (bath time again)

Don't forget!! They're shutting down 7 of the 13 field FDA offices. "The Market Will Regulate Itself".

Wha? We're supposed to stop eating?


At 6:08 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Have a nice, long, relaxing soak. Then fill me in, with bullet points, on how to do the link thing. I've been lucky again with embedded linkies. : )

At 6:32 PM, Blogger Susana said...

This is so horrible about the dog food recall.
We as consumers have to protect our pets. Pet food and conventional medicine need to be scruntized by the consumer to prevent risks to our pet's health. This is what prompted me to use natural remedies for my dog. Profits seem more important than our pets health so we need to be proactive in their protection.

Learn more about keeping your pet healthy naturally...great tips


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