I don't have any proof of this and it's purely conjecture but I suspect that all the maladies that seem to be appearing in society, like autism, skin problems, fibromyalgia, etc. have a lot to do with all the crap that goes into our food and into our food and water supply.
Many food consumers worry about pathogens like E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria in their meat. But according to a new government report, they should worry more about veterinary drugs, pesticides and heavy metals in their food.
A new Office of Inspector General (OIG) report released last month finds the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) fails to test for many drugs in cattle, inadequately tests for others and fails to recall meat which is clearly contaminated.
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