Finally, the FDA has admitted something that numerous experts have been saying for a while. They have confirmed the presence of arsenic in chicken meat sold across the USA. Arsenic is a cancer-causing chemical which is added to chicken feed in on purpose. The FDA says that the arsenic is excreted through chicken feces, but recent studies show that it eventually ends up in our body when we eat chicken meat!
The evidence provided by the study can’t be denied now, and has even forced Roxarsone, a manufacturer of chicken feed to pull their product off the shelves. This company is a subsidiary of Pfizer, a large pharmaceutical company which is involved in the production of chemical adjuvants used in children vaccines. The FDA has officially asked Pfizer to stop producing arsenic-containing drugs, but the company hasn’t agreed to the same for chicken feed. “Scott Brown of Pfizer Animal Health’s Veterinary Medicine Research and Development division, said the company also sells the ingredient in about a dozen other countries. He said Pfizer is reaching out to regulatory authorities in those countries and will decide whether to sell it on an individual basis,” says a report by the Associated Press.
The FDA claims that the arsenic in chicken meat is present in a very low amount, but experts agree that ingesting any amount of arsenic is extremely dangerous for human health. The FDA has support from the National Chicken Council who claim that “chicken meat is safe for consumption”.
The FDA has a long history of accusing manufacturers of healthy products that they produce “unapproved drugs”. Recently, they visited an elderberry juice manufacturer and claimed that the elderberry juice is an unapproved drug unsafe for human consumption, yet they regard the presence of arsenic in chicken meat as completely normal! Knowing this, it’s clear that the agency protects the profit of big companies while attacking the producers of natural health remedies.
In order to protect yourself from the harmful effects of arsenic in chicken meat, always check the date on the label, and make sure that the fat on the chicken is yellow, not pale or gray. Avoid bright pink chicken meat and choose “Certified Organic” products to stay healthy.