Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Reported by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing has had a lot of controversy over hunger. All athletes are having trouble finding nutrition. Athletes and coaches have been warned about food contaminates. WADA has sent word to each represented country to exercise extreme caution when eating meat in China. It is likely to contain the Clenbuterol often known to be called “Lean Meat Powder.” Clenbuterol is a steroid.  

Medically It is used a decongestant for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

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WADA spokesperson outlined those athletes only “eat at places given the all-clear by event organizer’s”. WADA said; meat in China has been known to contain low levels of the steroid clenbuterol, which would produce a positive test result as a Performance Enhancing Drug (PED.)

According to Bloomburg , a world-wide online news source,states China has been adding this particular drug to its food for decades.

In the attempt to place the “best foot forward” as a more a aesthetic public. Did not receive a glowing review from other countries. In 1997 China banned the steroid, but like prohibition in the United States, the drug never left. A study was done in 2015 and found the steroid drug has remain spread thought-out the country.  

South China Morning Post

Eating this type of protein, as an individual person and as an Olympic athlete produces a positive test result as a performance-enhancing drug (PED). As a side effect of the drug promotes lean muscle and reduction of fat.  For the athletes this would block everyone who tests positive from competing in the Winter Olympic Games. The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympics has sent out a release assuring care has been taken to protect the safety of each athlete.

What about the average person?

Food Modification Has A Larger Footprint

What if livestock animals were fed with a banned steroid to gain in weight, while babies might suffer forms of malnutrition. Where sewage can be used to manufacture cooking oils. And red dye can be added to chili sauce and noodles with a known link to inflammation linking red dye to cancer.

You should look at processed meat, processed oils, and items like SpaghettiOs differently. The reality is, this is going on now.

Our Health As A Nation

The United States imports $4.6 billion in agricultural products from China.  The top U.S. import commodities from China are fruits and vegetables (fresh/processed), snack food, spices, and tea.

The combined accounts account for nearly one-half of the total United States agricultural (ag.) imports from China.

China is among the top export markets for the U.S major ag. commodities. Such as processed foods called Beef & Pork, using the drug Clenbuterol. The USDA, a Climate-Smart Commodities, is in the business of doing business. The drug is allowed in the U.S. mainly because it is not standard practice to test for additives like this drug.

Legally, The Food and Drug Administration is the government agency that regulates certain food, drugs, cosmetics, and medical products. It is not in the agreement to regulate this certain type of processed food, beef and pork, and other commodities because it is not necessary. Given China has legally regulated itself. The U.S. are long term businesses partners with China and until a large event that cannot be covered up or settled out of court, we will never change this practice. There have been countless whistleblowers in past. All have been hushed and media flooded.

Reuters Reported China’s Authority discovered half a million illegal food safety violations throughout 2016.

Forbs, an American business magazine , looked into China’s children & its link; milk powder that was later found to have been adulterated with melamine.

Melamine is a chemical that is used industrially. In the United States, it is approved for: plastic products, paper, paperboard, and industrial coatings. The Magazine later found the milk powder to be owned by Sanlu Group. The largest producer of milk products of China. Sanli Group belongs to and funded/controlled by the China government.

The situation of media and long term relationship the U.S. has with China is constantly used to improve image and manage optics. The truth is it is hurting our heath as a nation.

In 2008 News organization, Reuters tells the truth. Asking for help to “cover up” China’s image before 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

“Please can the government increase control and coordination of the media, to create a good environment for the recall of the company’s problem products,”
-The People’s Daily cited the letter from Sanlu as saying.

Red food dye produced by China shows a direct link to Cancer.

 Food dyes, synthesized originally from coal tar and now petroleum, have long been controversial because of safety concerns. Many dyes have been banned because of their adverse effects on laboratory animals or inadequate testing.

The U.S. owns 60% of shares in the joint venture with Swire PacificForm a China company.

China’s Red #40 have found a way into the American soup market. Campbell’s has a joint venture will be based in Campbell’s current offices in Shanghai and will be responsible for manufacturing, packaging, branding, marketing, selling and distributing soup, broth and stock products in China.

So much sited and analyzed information to come on this topic. If you are concerned about your health or keeping a keen eye on what is going on the world and how it plays a role in your individual existence, save my site on your home page.

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