THE POISONING OF AMERICA'S BREAD
Bread has been a part of our diet for the last 10,000 years.
It's variety of amino acids made it a almost perfect food.
The Romans built a complex of 16 water powered wheat grinders
that could produce 4000 pounds of wheat flour a day.
Their historian Piney the Elder devoted an entire chapter of his
writings to wheat. The Greeks who ground
their wheat in the kitchen left us a variety of sculptures of them
in the process of grinding wheat. The Vikings carried
wheat to Iceland Greenland and then to America to be grown for
food. The early Americans farmed wheat from the
colonial days. The people that lived in the 1800's
and credited wheat as being solely responsible for civilization of
man. Norman Borland is credited with saving a
billion lives because of his work with wheat. He
received a Nobel Prize for his work in 1970.
So I must ask is wheat really a bad food? Yes it
really is but it is the growing techniques and processing that have
destroyed all the nourishment in wheat. Before wheat is even
harvested it is killed in the field by dousing it liberally with
Round Up. This results in a larger ( but poisoned)
crop. Then when we grind the wheat into flour we remove all
the wheat germ and fiber and use it for animal food. This is
great for the animals but not so good for people as it is the wheat
germ that contains all the nourishment of the
wheat. After that preservatives are
So is wheat really a good food. It was at one time
but because of all the processes above we have pretty much destroyed
all the nourishment that the wheat contained. This
destruction of wheat was put in place by a 1914 Supreme court
decision that said it was OK to poison wheat as long as in appeared
not to cause any harm. That decision has been
supplemented by a variety of unhealthy chemicals that have been
approved to use in our bread.
Here is a list of chemicals used to bleach bread in America that are
banned in foreign countries. Benzoyl peroxide, Calcium
peroxide, Chlorine, Chlorine dioxide gas,
Azodicarbonamide, Potassium bromate, Calcium bromate, Nitrogen
Lets look at some of these chemicals.
You have heard of grandfathered laws. These are
laws that were enacted to late to be applied to people who had
invested in a process before it was made illegal.
Thus if i own chickens and next week owning chickens is made illegal
my chickens are exempt. They are grandfathered
The use of cancer causing poisons in our food is also
grandfathered in. Potassium bromate is
a dough conditioner that was used in the past.
Later it was found to be a carcinogen To address
cancer causing foods in our environment we enacted the Delaney
Act but the wording of this act is that the FDA "shall
not approve any cancer causing additives".
Potassium Bromate was approved before the Delaney Act and thus it is
grandfathered in and the FDA simply requests food producers to
not use it. But they do anyway.
Other countries take a different approach. They
ban it. Here is a list of 38 countries that ban
The 28 countries of the European Union as well as
But here in good old USA the FDA seems to be incapable
of banning a additive because it causes cancer.
Another chemical is called aziocarbonite. It
is a chemical used as a blowing agent in rubber. It is
responsible fro all the bubbles in foam rubber. It
works well in yoga mats.
Somehow it was discovered this component of rubber helps to whiten
flour. It is not really necessary as the flour will also
whiten if it is left for one week as is done in Europe but we in the
USA cannot wait a week. It also helps bubbles to form
and increases the gluten. The WHO has reported
that azodicarbonamide causes both asthma and
allergies. During the baking process two chemicals
are formed. Semicarbazide and ethyl
carbamate. These are both carcinogenic and
can cause damage both our DNA as well as our hormone
function. Azodicarbonamide is
banned in Europe and Australia.
High Fructose Corn Syrup was invented in the 70's as a cheaper
alternative to cane sugar. It has been put in all sorts
of processed foods including bread. Studies have shown
that HFCS causes changes to the human brain that result in out
feelings of being full are suppressed and thus we continue to keep
eating. Perhaps this is why the increase in the
consumption of HFCS matches our increase in obesity and diabetes
with both starting in the 70's.
Round Up is a herbicide or week killer. It is
usually used to kill the weeds that grow in cornfields. GMO
corn has been made resistant to it but Round Up has a lot more
uses. One of these is in growing
wheat. In order to maximize the wheat harvest
glyphosate is applied liberally to the wheat crop before it is
harvested. The result is that the wheat absorbs
the chemical in its seeds and dies. This results
in a larger ( but poisoned) harvest.
People have long said that the United States was the greatest
country on earth and while this may be true in some areas it is not
true in the health of it's people. Depending on
who you believe there are between 22 to 32 countries healthier than
we are. We are the world's leader on obesity
and have seen diseases like autism jump from 1 in 5000 to 1 in
100. Alzheimer's has increased 10 fold beginning
in the 70's.
60 years ago childhood cancer was unknown. Today
the level is 10 times what it was in the 60's.
Why is this? The answer in my mind is
simple. We are being poisoned. Our
foods beginning with bread have been made so toxic that they
poison us or cause us to become obese. A very large
proportion of our population do not eat a proper
diet. Instead we eat foods adulterated with a variety of
chemicals all allowed by the FDA.
Indeed Wikipedia has a whole page devoted to the
mistakes of the FDA. See:
The end result is a travesty. We grow mountains of
wheat that could feed millions but then we totally destroy and
poison it so that whatever nourishment it may have is counteracted
by the poisons we add to it.
A small contingent of people routinely avoid all these
chemicals in bread by simply buying the wheat berries or grain from
organic farms. This grain is then ground at
home much like the ancient Greeks into flour shortly before
it is made into bread. The result is a bread with
all the nutriments of the ancients