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FDA Uses Massive Egg Recall to Push for Egg Pasteurization

Amid the massive egg recall currently underway over potential salmonella poisoning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working hard to push its pasteurization agenda. The agency recently made an announcement recommending that all grocery stores and restaurants begin stocking pasteurized eggs instead of raw ones.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of salmonella cases being reported has been steadily increasing throughout the summer. Rather than the average 50 illnesses reported each week, June and July saw numbers as high as 200 per week, prompting a response from the FDA.

However, in typical FDA fashion, the agency has decided to ignore the actual cause of illness and contamination -- filthy, industrialized food production systems -- and instead call for all eggs to be cooked before being sold to consumers.

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From my understanding the FDA

From my understanding the FDA was created to control(regulate),for "protection and safety", all food that was Adulterated. What slippery slope......Now, for our "protection and safety" we must consume altered food....okay, I am confused. no wait......I am just having a hard time swallowing.

carry on

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"A people born and bred in the high ideals of liberty and independence can but resent the encroachment of this new paternalism." ---Charles Wallace Collins

Back Yard Chickens

Check out http://backyardchickens.com
I built my coop about a year ago. I have 3 great chickens. They produce 1-3 eggs per day giving my wife and I more than enough eggs for the both of us. We usually take a bag of eggs to the neighbors once in a while and get no complaints when the girls make a fuss in the morning when they want their morning feeding.

They are almost maintenance free if you set your coop up right. I got it so that they go into their runner during the day and up to their coop at night. Their water bowl is hooked up to the hose and I've just been too lazy to not build a food dispenser so I feed them a large cup of feed every morning.

And I'm in a nice middle/upper class neighborhood, so you don't have to be in the country to enjoy fresh eggs.

In Ecuador

They don't even refrigerate the eggs. We buy them in the market as many as we want and they are not refrigerated. We keep them on our kitchen counter and they are wonderful. NO factory farming there.
Time to have your own egg-laying chickens.

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

is autumn an all right time to put in a coop, an outlaw--

coop?

not "cop", "coop"--

not co-op . . .

thinking it's time to go on the wrong side of the law--

thought I had my hedge grown up enough to shield the coop from neighbors--then some hopeful screening vines died--

but it gets cold here--

move them to the basement--

insulate the coop?

got to do some hard thinking.

Have a source for chicks/poulets/young hens.

*thinking, thinking, thinking hard*

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

more from Mike @ Natural News

The FDA, you see, will seize upon each contamination event as a leverage point from which to ratchet up its food sterilization agenda, and the agency won't stop until every scrap of fresh food sold at grocery stores is either pasteurized, fumigated or irradiated.

http://www.naturalnews.com/029539_salmonella_eggs.html

FDA chief on salmonella: Agency needs more authority

Food and Drug Administration chief Margaret Hamburg said Monday her agency is limited by law to a mostly reactive stance on food safety and argued that it needs a more "preventive approach."

http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/food/safety/2010-08-23-Salm...

SteveMT's picture

The gov. that demonizing others rather than ever looking inward.

Farms recalling eggs share suppliers, other ties
Iowa farms recalling eggs share suppliers and ties to businessman often cited for violations
Mary Clare Jalonick
On Sunday August 22, 2010, 5:09 pm

"The history of ignoring the law makes the sickening of 1,300 and the forced recall of 550 million eggs shockingly understandable," Marler said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. "You have to wonder where the USDA and FDA inspectors were."

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Farms-recalling-eggs-share-apf...

"You have to wonder where the USDA and FDA inspectors were."

"You have to wonder where the USDA and FDA inspectors were."

How close do you want them to be, Steve?

The salmonella outbreak has been linked to two company farms that were not operating with the standards of practice considered responsible. Both Wright County Egg, including a company called Quality Egg, which Wright County and Quality Egg are owned by the DeCoster family, which has a string of agribusiness interests in the Midwest and Northeast. Those companies' records have come under new scrutiny since the recalls were announced earlier this month.

In June, company owner Jack DeCoster admitted to 10 civil counts of animal cruelty in Maine after a nonprofit animal welfare group conducted an undercover video investigation and forwarded its findings to Maine animal welfare officials. Dr. Donald E. Hoenig, the Maine state veterinarian, said the allegations included keeping too many birds in case, failing to treat injured chickens or promptly remove dead animals and improper euthanization.

In 1996, the Labor Department accused DeCoster of maintaining "sweatshop conditions" for migrant workers at its Turner, Maine, chicken farm, where then-Labor Secretary Robert Reich said workers risked salmonella by handling dead chickens and manure with their bare hands.

In January 2002, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hit another DeCoster company with allegations that its supervisors sexually assaulted and harassed female employees, including some of whom were in the country illegally, and threatened to retaliate against them if they complained.

And in 2000, Iowa's attorney general declared DeCoster a "habitual violator" of state environmental laws after a series of discharges of manure from his hog-farming operations.

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"Stand up for what you believe in. Even if you stand alone."
~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl
"Let it not be said that we did nothing."
~ Ron Paul
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Imposing Ill Will With the Force of Law

Hens will take care of their eggs. We just need to keep fools from imposing unhealthy rules, regulations or laws.

Promote clean healthy food and distribution; oppose killing living things. Clean without creating a bigger mess in the process.

"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact."

"The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed correctly.”

See US Government Archives about redistributing lightening... annotated by yours truly. Real scary science. Real US History.

Mark Twain Autobiography Available 100 Years Late. Wrote This One Myself. Procrastinated.
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/135632

"Redistributing Lightening" is down in the comment postcards.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

"However, in typical FDA

"However, in typical FDA fashion, the agency has decided to ignore the actual cause of illness and contamination -- filthy, industrialized food production systems"

that paragraph explains it all.

Problem is, organic eggs are skyrocketing in price

There's a huge price difference in my area between organic or specialty eggs, and conventional eggs.

People just haven't learned that it's worth the cost.

If everyone bought organic, prices would probably come down eventually...but people are strapped for money and don't want to pay 3x more for eggs.

What I'm saying is, come on, let's pay 3x more for organic eggs.

I buy "organic" eggs at Trader Joe's

I've noticed that cage-free eggs fall right out of the shell. They almost burst out of the shell. Much fresher seeming than the eggs I'm used to.

I've been eating a raw egg in a flaxseed, banana and milk smoothie for breakfast. Yum.

Of course, all eggs are organic (except fossil eggs), as is salmonella!

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

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We need neighborhoods to take responsibility

by growing their own egg-layers, in small coops or with lots of independent growers, enough to fulfill the local needs for fresh, healthy eggs.
City governments often don't allow backyard chickens. The result is dependency on the mega-factory systems that have little incentive beyond producing the cheapest ways possible, to please customers and squeeze a margin of profit.
And of course the EPA is worse than useless since it relentlessly works to squeeze out small producers in favor of BigAg

it sure does!

just posted it on our FB wall

Cultivator

I just sent you a friend request.

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

gottcha!

thanks "new" friend ;)

Before anyone hears, the farmer is already under tyranny.

"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want because you think it would be good for him."
– Robert Heinlein

The Multiple Functions and Benefits of Small Farm Agriculture in the Context of Global Trade Negotiations
http://bie.berkeley.edu/files/rosset-smallfarms.pdf
(excerpts)
"Recent history shows that the re-distribution of land to landless and land-poor rural families can be a very effective way to improve rural well-being."

Free trade threatens small farm agriculture
"Despite decades of anti-small farm policies taken by nation states (Lappé et al., 1998), small farmers have clung to the soil in amazing numbers. But today we stand at a crossroads. Trade liberalization – the move toward global free trade policies – poses a grave threat to the continued existence of small farms throughout the world."

Good stewards of natural resources.
"The benefits of small farms extend into the ecological sphere. Where large, industrial-style farms impose a scorched-earth mentality on resource management – no trees, no wildlife, endless monocultures – small farmers can be very effective stewards of natural resources and the soil."

http://bie.berkeley.edu/files/rosset-smallfarms.pdf

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Pasteurized eggs have been sold for a while now

http://www.safeeggs.com/

And they are pretty awful.

And you think we are going to stop plunder and control at

the voting booth!

The federal government is an organization gone wild, and they are not showing us their tits like girls gone wild.

The only way that this system of slavery is going to end is if slaves fight back. But we seem to still be at a point where the most recent slave being beaten into submission, this time the egg producer, just takes the beating. One of these times the prime focus of government force is not going to take it, but is going to fight back and unexpectedly thousands will show up to fight on his side, sort of like Lexington Green. Until then, it is still bend over, drop your pants, and take what your masters give you.

The idea that freedom will be won peacefully is in my view a delusion.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Henry, I mean no disrespect,

and I'm sure the rest of your post had merit... But, dude, I'm still stuck on your first paragraph... =D

Perhaps we should be looking at this a little like (was it) Captain Jack Sparrow? "The Code is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules."

I'm pretty sure we wouldn't allow our servants to make rules that we have to follow... As long as we are not dishonored in not following them...

Yours in Liberty,

Shovel

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote..." ~ Ben Franklin

"The 'cost of freedom' is risk and responsibility..." ~ Me

I don't understand your point.

Tell me in a little different way.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

I tried to last night...

But DP went down for some reason and I had to crash - didn't have the energy to type it all in again.

It had to do with an analogy - me hiring a landscaper to take care of my lawn, which I had neither the time nor the inclination to take care of. At first, he gave me recommendations on how to take care of it, which I appreciated. But who, after a while, started to fine me, his employer, for walking on certain parts of it. And later, having to pay to get my shoes inspected by him (with threat of additional fines, and now violence) to make sure they wouldn't damage my property. And on and on. Maybe you get the point.

Gotta crash now, too...

It's too bad. I think you might have enjoyed it...

Yours in Liberty,

Shovel

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote..." ~ Ben Franklin

"The 'cost of freedom' is risk and responsibility..." ~ Me

Mentioned This To My Hens. Not One Was In Favor of It!

They wouldn't lift a feather in support of it. Not one wing rose up.

Seems my hens are careful with their eggs and just as soon handle them personally.

Do you suppose those that know eggs personally, know how to handle their eggs carefully? Folks attempting to run government... perhaps... could solve pressing problems. There seems to be no need nor value creating make-believe problems out-of-then-air.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Good to hear from you, Mark....

I love to read, and have enjoyed your works.

So, I've got this chicken coop that needs paintin'... You know, all the cool kids love to paint! =D

Yours in Liberty,

Shovel

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote..." ~ Ben Franklin

"The 'cost of freedom' is risk and responsibility..." ~ Me

Yep! Painting is fun. The Kids Will Wash Your Truck Too!

Washing your truck... Reckon it might fetch a nickel or two for the privilege. Hard to say... Sounds like a mighty fine truck... Chickens and all.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Hee hee...

Send the dang FDA over here. Maybe my "public servants" could do something useful for me and help me find my chicken's dang eggs...

How do you get yours to lay where you want 'em to?

I spend half my time looking for eggs along the woodline... (the other half is spent lovin' on my girls)

While I'm askin', how do you guys get yours to stay out of your truck? Every time I walk to my truck and open the door, I've got a pile of chickens trying to get into it. They love to go for rides... but dang do they poop a lot. How do I pick up chicks in a giant diesel truck (which should work, at least here in Maine), but with a cab full of chicken poop? Guess you've gotta pick your priorities...

Not surprisingly, when I am able to kick the old bike to life, nobody wants to ride... I even put a basket on my 40 year-old Harley. Still no takers... =(

Nevertheless, my girls kick butt. Ask me sometime and I'll show you their "chicken tricks"!

Also, for a man nearly covered in dirt and chicken poop everyday, salmonella doesn't sound like much of a threat to me... Thanks, but I'll take my chances... =D

Yours in Liberty,

Shovel

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote..." ~ Ben Franklin

"The 'cost of freedom' is risk and responsibility..." ~ Me

You have to start them out with an egg or two from the fridge

I take mine for a ride occassionally too. A little newspaper on the seat and floor and we're off. The only egg recall around here is recalling if I went out and got the eggs in the morning.

Finally, a practical use for that thing...

...we call a "newspaper"!

Thanks for the advice, Mike.

I did stick a brown egg in each laying box. They rolled 'em out onto the floor of the coop and play with 'em I think... Then immediately go into the dang woods somewhere and lay their eggs...

Yours in Liberty,

Shovel

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote..." ~ Ben Franklin

"The 'cost of freedom' is risk and responsibility..." ~ Me

I'm not surprised

Remember the e-coli spinach scare a little while back? Shortly after they approved irradiating lettuce.

The problem with pasteurizing and irradiating is that it kills off the live enzymes and vitamins thus reducing it's potency as an energy source and it's nutritional/medicinal value.

“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” --Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)

-This quote above is as true now, as it was then, and the The Medical Industrial Complex knows this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DOQ6Xhqss&feature=player_em...

Gotta tell u this, recon..I

Gotta tell u this, recon..I live alone, not the best housekeeper and had fruit flies in my kitchen..quite a few, had them for days. Left some of those cherries in the sink that I KNOW were irradiated because they were not spoiling with mold, but with little brown spots all around on them and the next day..well..I threw them away, and then noticed all the fruit flies were GONE. Is that quite weird?