Ractopamine is believed to cause elevated heart rates — and it’s banned almost everywhere but the US
Why is this not surprising? What does the rest of the world already know that we don’t?
Is this meat’s most dangerous additive?
By Martha Rosenberg
According to the lawsuit, in response to the groups’ requests for information “documenting, analyzing, or otherwise discussing the physiological, psychological, and/or behavioral effects” of ractopamine, the FDA has only produced 464 pages out of 100,000 pages that exist. Worse, all 464 pages have already been released.
What ever happened to transparency? Truth in advertising? Or truth in labeling? How much more cash will be spent convincing the residents supporting Washington’s I-522 initiative that they can’t know if there are GMO’s in their food?
We’ve allowed the conditions to exist and proliferate which result in toxic impacts of human and environmental degradation, suffering and death for far too long. By what values and authority do we condone, maintain and preserve a system of regulations with minimal or no protection for human life? It the only choice really profit for some and suffering for all?
Why should you care about ractopamine safety? Martha Rosenberg at Salon tells us why ractopamine may be meat’s most dangerous additive.