Monday, October 15, 2012

Broken Governmental Institutions Sacrifice Citizens' Health Around the World

Every day I read a new headline that makes me sick with sadness and frustration. How can it be that our governmental organizations became so corrupted?

The World Health Organization is about to issue a new report on birth defects in Iraq. Will the organization act morally and present unbiased findings and conclusions or will it manipulate evidence, analysis, and interpretation to protect the powerful corporate and government interests that fund the agency?

We see today a new level of abdication of governmental responsibility for protecting citizens' health, as illustrated in the willingness of the US to import freely Fukushima beef. See my discussion below.

Will the World Health Organization follow suit and deny and trivialize the horrific birth defects wrought upon the citizens of Iraq by US weapons?

Huge Rise in Iraq Birth Defects Linked to US Cluster Bombing By Sarah Morrison, Independent UK 15 October 12

New study links increase with military action by Western forces

[Excerpted] It played unwilling host to one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war. Fallujah's homes and businesses were left shattered; hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed. Its residents changed the name of their "City of Mosques" to "the polluted city" after the United States launched two massive military campaigns eight years ago. Now, one month before the World Health Organisation reveals its view on the legacy of the two battles for the town, a new study reports a "staggering rise" in birth defects among Iraqi children conceived in the aftermath of the war.

High rates of miscarriage, toxic levels of lead and mercury contamination and spiralling numbers of birth defects ranging from congenital heart defects to brain dysfunctions and malformed limbs have been recorded. Even more disturbingly, they appear to be occurring at an increasing rate in children born in Fallujah, about 40 miles west of Baghdad.

There is "compelling evidence" to link the increased numbers of defects and miscarriages to military assaults, says Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, one of the lead authors of the report and an environmental toxicologist at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health. Similar defects have been found among children born in Basra after British troops invaded, according to the new research....

Majia here: I will be surprised if the World Health Organization raises its voice about this issue of genocide. My bet is that they will deny the relationship between depleted uranium and birth defects and trivialize the correlation between the birth defects and US military assaults.

Denial seems to be the name of the game for our governmental institutions. 

The US government is particularly good at the propaganda game.

Today Enenews is reporting, via NHK:

Enenews: Watch: Fukushima beef being shipped to US restaurants

Read the original story at NHK here:

Majia here: This is really outrageous.

Fukushima Diary reported on a new "Fukushima Syndrome" killing off cattle in the Fukushima region. These cattle develop diarrhea and snivels before dying. Does that sound like radiation sickness to  you?

Fukushima Diary: [Photos] Fukushima farm’s dead cattle and calves of Fukushima syndrome, “The smell even comes to the bed”

Beef from the region that these cows died in are going to be served in restaurants in the US. You could be eating cows exposed to high levels of radiation.

I've been reporting on contaminated beef for over a year now. The Japanese government has had no centralized testing. Most testing on beef conducted by prefectures, cities and businesses has used radiation detectors. 

The results from a radiation detector are NOT equivalent with laboratory analysis with a scintillator, which is what is required to ensure safety.

Believe it or not, the US just RESUMED imports of Japanese beef. It had been banned prior to 3/11 for foot and moth disease.

Now the doors are open for radioactive beef.


Aug 26, 2012
In the past, the US had no trouble banning Japanese beef for foot-and-mouth disease, but now throws open the doors for radiated beef, despite widespread evidence of its contamination: Radiation-Tainted Beef Spreads ...
Aug 06, 2011
"The revelation has raised all kinds of questions about how much contaminated beef had already been consumed, kicking off a food scare that continues to grow asmore tainted meat is disovered. "A Wall Street Journal ...
Aug 20, 2011
... has decided to allow Miyagi Prefecture to resume shipments of all cattle that clear radiation tests. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters on Friday that only properly managed cattle whose meat is safe to eat will ...
Jul 25, 2011
It is not surprising that high levels of radiation have been detected in Japanese food exports out of contaminated regions, particularly in tea and beef. For instance, radioactive cesium exceeding the Japanese government's ...
Aug 28, 2012
Large samples should be tested in laboratory-like settings to obtain results, said Joseph Rotunda, who heads the radiation measurement division at toolmaker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Determining whether food, water or ...
Aug 29, 2012
Fukushima Radiation Emissions and Disturbances August 29 2012. Series of Disturbing Images from Fukushima Dated 8/29/2012. These links were posted by individuals at Enenews including Wotcha, Wideawake, and ...

Japan Decides Not to Lift Shipping Ban of Fukushima Beef. NHK: More ... A week or so ago I posted about the lack of any national system in Japan for checking the radiation in food consumed by the country or exported.

1 comment:

  1. You can be sure that ALL the Fukushima prefecture beef shipped to the US will violate the maximum Japanese cesium standards. Instead of destroying it, they send it to the US. They dump the cesium into the bodies of American children, for profit.


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