The Food Irradiation Plot
The Food Irradiation Plot: Why the USDA Wants to Sterilize Fresh
Produce and Turn Live Foods into Dead Foods
Monday, April 14, 2008 by: Mike Adams
(NaturalNews) There's a new plot underway to sterilize your food and
destroy the nutritional value of fresh produce. The players in this
plot are the usual suspects: The USDA (which backed the "raw" almond
sterilization rules now in effect in California) and the American
Chemical Society -- a pro-chemical group that represents the interests
of industrial chemical manufacturers. The latest push comes from USDA
researchers who conducted a study to see which method more effectively
killed bacteria on leafy green vegetables like spinach.
To conduct the study, they bathed the spinach in a solution
contaminated with bacteria. Then, they tried to remove the bacteria
using three methods: Washing, chemical spraying and irradiation. Not
surprisingly, only the irradiation killed nearly 100 percent of the
bacterial colonies. That's because radiation sterilizes both the
bacteria and the vegetable leaves, effectively killing the plant and
destroying much of its nutritional value while it kills the bacteria.
The USDA claims this is a huge success. By using radiation on all fresh
produce, they claim, the number of food-borne illness outbreaks that
happen each year could be substantially reduced. It all makes sense
until you realize that by destroying the nutritional value of all fresh
produce sold in the United States, an irradiation policy would greatly
increase the number of people killed by infections and chronic diseases
that are prevented by the natural medicines found in fresh produce!
Why fresh, living produce helps prevent sickness
The USDA, you see, has zero recognition of the difference between
living produce and dead produce. To uneducated government bureaucrats,
pasteurized or irradiated vegetable juice is identical to fresh, raw,
living vegetable juice. They believe this because they've never been
taught about the phytonutrients, digestive enzymes and life force
properties that are found in fresh foods, but that are destroyed
through heat or irradiation. This, the USDA is operating out of extreme
ignorance when it comes to food and nutrition.
Even a simple leaf of spinach contains hundreds of natural medicines --
phytonutrients that help prevent cancer, eye diseases, nervous system
disorders, heart disease and much more. Every living vegetable is a
powerhouse of disease-fighting medicine: Broccoli prevents cancer, beet
greens cleanse the liver, cilantro removes heavy metals, celery
prevents cancer, berries prevent heart disease and dark leafy greens
help prevent over a dozen serious health conditions while boosting
immune function and helping prevent other infections. But when you
subject these fruits and vegetables to enough radiation to kill 99.9%
of the pathogens that may be hitching a ride, you also destroy many of
the phytonutrients responsible for these tremendous health benefits!
This means that while irradiating food may decrease outbreaks of
food-borne illnesses, it will have the unintended consequence of
increasing the number of people who get sick from other infections (and
chronic diseases) due to the fact that their source of natural medicine
has been destroyed. For many Americans, you see, salad greens are their
one remaining source for phytonutrients. Given their diets of processed
foods, junk foods and cooked foods, there are very few opportunities
for these consumers to get fresh, phytonutrient-rich foods into their
diet. And now the USDA wants to take that away, too, by mandating the
irradiation of all fresh produce.
Let me make a rather obvious prediction, on the record: If the
irradiation of fresh produce goes into effect in the United States,
rates of infection among consumers will sharply increase, not decrease,
due to the removal of immune-boosting natural medicine from the food
supply. Consumers will also experience higher rates of cancer, heart
disease, dementia, eye disorders, diabetes and even obesity. By
destroying these thousands of healing phytonutrients, irradiation will
leave many consumers defenseless against modern society's many health
It is no exaggeration to say that a policy of mass irradiation of fresh
produce is as blatantly stupid as the Romans building their aqueducts
with lead-lined waterways. As historians have explained, after the
aqueducts were built, the water delivered to the Roman population was
contaminated with lead -- a heavy metal that causes numerous health
problems, including insanity. Many historians blame the lead-lined
aqueducts as one of the primary reasons why the Roman Empire fell: Its
leaders went mad, and the rest is history.
I would argue that America's leaders are already mad, but that's beside
the point. If we start irradiating our food, thereby destroying its
nutritional value, we are going to unleash a cascade of unintended
consequences even greater than the Roman's aqueducts. Absent the
protections of phytonutrients found in plants, the health of most
consumers will rapidly decline, and we'll see the U.S. thrust into a
quagmire of chronic disease and medical bankruptcy. (It's already
heading there, of course, but killing the food supply will only
accelerate the downward spiral of health.)
Let's sterilize all the food!
The USDA has never met a food sterilization plan it didn't like. It
backed the recent almond sterilization law that went into effect in
California last year, forcing all almond growers to sterilize their
almonds by subjecting them to toxic chemicals or cooking them at high
enough temperatures to kill anything that might have been alive (such
as the almond itself). Now, all the raw almonds consumed in America are
purchased from overseas growers, where raw still means raw.
Raw milk has also been under attack in California and elsewhere. The
USDA supported laws that essentially banned the sales of raw milk,
requiring milk to be sterilized, too. If you now irradiate all the
fresh produce, you have a food supply that is predominantly sterilized
-- otherwise known as "dead." And dead foods lead to dead people.
That a society's health regulators would want all foods to be dead
should be downright shocking to anyone who knows anything about health
and nutrition. Live foods keep people alive, but dead foods make people
dead. It's really not a complicated concept. The USDA's definition of
"food safety," however, is based on the idea that the health of one
immune-system-compromised individual who can't handle a little E. Coli
is more important than the ongoing health of the entire population.
Thus, all foods must be killed for everyone.
I strongly disagree with this approach. Foods should not be expected to
be sterilized. In terms of food safety, emphasis should be placed on
boosting the health and immune systems of individuals so they can
survive occasional contact with E. Coli rather than trying to create a
sterile environment in which nothing is alive. As it turns out, the
people susceptible to food-borne illnesses are precisely those
individuals who have compromised immune systems due to their intake of
vaccines and antibiotics. Thus, it is modern medicine that has made
these people vulnerable to food-borne illnesses. Blame the drug
companies, not the bacteria.
But the USDA would rather blame the food. Blaming conventional medicine
for the harm it has caused to the human immune system is not
politically correct. It's better to blame the food, then use scare
tactics to announce yet more outbreaks and hope for a public outcry for
widespread food irradiation. And that brings me to the "final solution"
on food irradiation.
How the USDA plans to join the FDA in keeping everyone sick
There is a corporate-sponsored plot underway in the U.S. today to keep
people sick and deny them access to information about natural cures
(such as medicinal foods) that would prevent disease and keep people
out of the hospitals. In more than 1,500 articles on this website, I've
documented the FDA's criminality, the USDA's indefensible actions, and
the criminal behavior of drug manufacturers who only earn profits if
they can find a way to keep the entire population sick and diseased for
another generation or two.
Destroying the natural medicine in the food supply sure would be a
highly effective way to create more customers for Big Pharma, wouldn't
it? I think it's all part of the "keep the population sick and
diseased" plot being carried out by an evil partnership between drug
companies and the U.S. government. We already know that the FDA and
USDA work for the corporations, not the People. We already know that
they will do practically anything to boost their profits (including
conducting medical experiments on infants, drugging schoolchildren,
lying to the public, fabricating clinical trials and more). Is it any
surprise that they would now attempt a "final solution" on the food
supply that kills the food and thereby results in a huge reduction in
the population's intake of the disease-fighting nutrients found in
The social engineering recipe
Pulling this off, of course, requires a bit of social engineering by
the USDA in order to force the public into demanding something be done.
If you're the USDA, you can't just suddenly announce a national food
sterilization plan; you have to prime the pump with a bit of dirty
work. Here's the simple plan for accomplishing that, if you're the
1) Conduct poor inspections of fresh produce on purpose, in order to
cause a large increase in food-borne illness outbreaks. (We've seen
this increase happen over the last 12 - 24 months.) This can be easily
accomplished by reducing the budget of food inspection offices, or
removing inspectors from the payroll altogether (which has already
2) Wait for the outbreaks to happen. When consumers get sick, run
national press releases announcing how dangerous the food supply is.
3) Watch the consumer reaction as people and lawmakers demand
"something be done!"
4) Fudge a study with the American Chemical Society to show that
washing doesn't work and that irradiation is the only solution. Time
the release of this news to coincide with the public outcry that
"something be done!"
5) Once the public is demanding a solution to food-borne illnesses,
roll out a national produce irradiation requirement that sterilizes all
Mission accomplished! This, of course, leads to point #6:
6) Watch the population become increasingly sick and diseased (thanks
to the lack of phytonutrients that used to be found in the fresh
produce), and cash in on your Big Pharma shares as the population is
herded into hospitals for lucrative treatments with monopoly-priced
It's the same old social engineering trick that's been used to hoodwink
the American people hundreds of times. How do you get the public to
support a war in the Middle East? Stage an attack on U.S. soil first,
and wait for the public outcry. How do you get the People to support
the mass sterilization of their own food supply? Lower your inspection
standards, let the sickness spread, and then wait for the public
outcry. It's the way governments get things done these days: They
manipulate the public into demanding the things they wanted to
accomplish in the first place. These are sometimes called "false flag
operations" in a military context, and they've been conducted by the
U.S. government on numerous occasions, just like they were conducted by
Hitler in Nazi Germany to justify his invasions of neighboring
countries. You can read about False Flag operations on Wikipedia:
What "they" really want: A dead food supply
Let's be blunt about this: The corporations running this country (which
also run the U.S. government) want the U.S. food supply to be dead.
They don't want foods to be used as medicines, and they sure don't want
the natural medicines found in foods competing with their own patented
pharmaceutical medicines (that just happen to earn them a whole lot
more money than any food ever did).
Don't you find it curious that this attack on the food supply is coming
out now, right after all this incredible news about the healing power
of foods has been hitting the science journals? Every week, it seems,
we find out about another amazing health property in a food. Black
raspberries reverse oral cancer. Pomegranates halt prostate cancer.
Green tea halts breast cancer. The list goes on. Just on this website
alone, we've probably published 1,000 stories over the last two years
on the disease-fighting properties of foods.
The thing to realize here is that many of the healing properties of
these foods are destroyed through pasteurization or irradiation. If
you're a government that wants to "take away the People's medicine,"
the fastest way to accomplish that is to mandate the sterilization of
the food supply. Kill the foods and you take away the People's
medicine, and that forces the population to use pharmaceuticals
The FDA, for its part, has for many decades conducted its natural
medicine censorship campaign, whose only purpose is to deny the People
access to accurate information about the healing properties of natural
medicines found in foods and herbs. But apparently that wasn't enough:
The Internet came along and people found a way to educate themselves.
So since the FDA couldn't keep the truth about natural medicine bottled
up and censored, the government has now apparently decided to just
sterilize all the foods, thereby destroying the natural medicine and
transforming Mother Nature's gifts into dead calories.
The USDA's decisions here are not based on public safety, folks.
They're based on corporate greed. Just look at how they handled the raw
almond controversy in these related articles:
The USDA as operated today is a front group for wealthy corporations.
It is not interested in helping the People. It's interested in
protecting the profits of corporations... even if that means destroying
the food supply and turning the population into "dead eaters" who die
from other diseases caused by the lack of phytonutrient protection.
How you can help stop this latest atrocity against our food supply
What can you do to stop this? Be prepared to fight irradiation plans
with a massive outcry that demands our food supply be protected from
radiation. There are two things that need to be accomplished, and of
course the USDA and FDA oppose them both:
1) Require the labeling of all irradiated foods with a large
"Irradiated" label or sticker.
2) Block any attempts to mandate the irradiation of fresh produce.
Stay tuned to NaturalNews.com for more on this story. We'll be joining
with other pro-consumer groups (like the Organic Consumers Association)
to rally our readers in opposition to this food irradiation effort.
I believe we must keep our food supply fresh and alive. (Sounds kinda
obvious, huh?) And if there's a little extra bacteria on the spinach,
it's nothing that a healthy body can't handle anyway. Take some
probiotics and avoid antibiotics, and you'll be just fine. E. Coli is
really only a threat to the health of individuals who have had their
immune systems (or intestinal flora) destroyed by pharmaceuticals in
the first place. There's nothing wrong with some living organisms in
your milk, on your almonds or on your spinach. Wash your food, get
plenty of sunlight and avoid using antibiotics.
The human body is NOT a sterile environment. To try to make our food
supply sterile is insane, and anyone who supports the irradiation of
the food supply is, in my opinion, supporting a policy of genocide
against the American people. To destroy the vitality of the food supply
is a criminal act of such immense evil that it stands alongside the
worst crimes ever committed against humanity.
You see, it's not enough for them to poison our water (fluoride),
poison our children (vaccines) and lie to us about the sun (skin cancer
scare stories). Now they want to destroy our foods... and thereby take
away any natural medicine options that might actually keep people
healthy and free. Remember: A diseased population is an enslaved
Now go eat your Big Mac, drink your Pepsi and don't ask too many