from TruthStreamMedia Website
It’s been more than 20 years since the FDA and beverage industry first learned that sodium benzoate and citric acid or ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) can create the carcinogen benzene while in the bottle together.
The public was informed just seven years ago, and yet, many makers of artificial fruit drinks and sodas still frequently (and shamefully) use these ingredients in this risky combination on the market today, or with variant formulas like potassium benzoate, which has the same effect.
The soda companies and the FDA knew back in the early 1990s; the public didn’t find out until it made headlines in 2006 that these ingredients were creating a public health hazard no one wanted to address.
Meanwhile, the same ingredient - added to your food as a preservative - also poses another admitted risk:
This artificial beverage,
... not only gives its customer base the literal formula for creating benzene, a known toxin, inside the bottle [sodium benzoate + citric acid + ascorbic acid (Vitamin C extract likely derived from corn)], but it also provides consumers with every opportunity for hyperactivity with ingredients Yellow #5 & Yellow #6 and sodium benzoate all in one batch, as well as every opportunity for obesity, diabetes, et al. via the ‘contains no juice’ yet filled with loads of high fructose corn syrup approach to refreshment.
With ingredients this good, why not just go into a science lab and guzzle down any random yellow liquid you find?
Further supporting evidence on this complex social issue may help address several concerns with no easy answer (or alternately no easy solution):
SLAVE MARKET FOODS
Studies, and a bit of common sense, show that classifications on the socio-economical scale such as low income, inner city and/or ethnic minority [Hispanic/Black] predisposes consumers (who are equal under the law to protections against harm) to,
...as grocery stores in their area tend to sell lower qualities foods while food producers price high quality (or even halfway decent) foods out of reach.
Again, the product in this video (above) is a good example, as is this GMO - and artificial ingredient-filled powdered drink mix previously covered.
Seriously, there are studies about poor people and the poor food they are all but forced to eat by circumstances.
How can this be right?
Obviously, food stamps and the dependent population system is hurting not helping this phenomenon:
Choosing to eat unhealthy junk foods rather then choosing healthy foods and living a healthy lifestyle at the individual level may be important and significant to the outcome of our life’s work, but there is no denying that the system is making a lot of these choices for people without their consent or full knowledge.
The poverty cycle cannot be explained just by irresponsible individuals; clearly many sectors of society are trapped in it, and a market-driven conspiracy to keep them down with shitty food is apparent. Sadly, this is a de facto reality, no matter whether “the elite” have planned it this way, or just failed to correct it…
Planned or not, there are clearly elements of dumbing down the population through diet.
Essentially social engineering sectors of the population to create a strata of efficient worker bees, subservient functionaries and helpless hoards of jellyfish consumers through targeted metabolisms (just as the queen bee is fed royal jelly all her life, and the drones and workers only get royal jelly in the first days of their lives…) that change the character of people and malnourish thoughts of liberation and creative prosperity.
Humans are capable of so much more, but the diet modern society has lived off of will not allow the population to attain this potential. Instead, people are treated as human capital/cattle.
Think about it… you are what you eat holds as true as ever!