Tuesday, January 31, 2012

EPA's Dioxin Reassessment Suppressed by Food Giants

Did you know that one serving of a non organic animal product can exceed your daily intake of dioxin?  As if there should be any allowable amount as it's one of the most toxic substances on the planet.  Up 10% in 2010, Dioxin pollution is a man made problem and we are all impacted, mostly through food.  The FDA says, "Although dioxins are environmental contaminants, most dioxin exposure occurs through the diet, with over 95% coming through dietary intake of animal fats."

As the EPA gears up to release part of a 26 year long risk assessment study, corporate food lobbyists are attempting to avoid responsibility by suppressing the information so they don't have to comply with food safety regulations. Check out this important video for a quick look at how serious this problem has become.  Head over to the OCA website to send an email declaring that we have a right to know what is in our food and encouraging the EPA to take action (it's a 10 second form).