As I've been finalizing the expansion of my new food science laboratory, I'm increasingly wondering, "Hey, how come the FDA isn't doing this?"
It's a legitimate question. Why isn't the FDA testing off-the-shelf food products for heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, benzenes, parabens and other toxic chemicals? Isn't this all about "public safety?" Why does it come down to a private citizen like me taking on this task?
The answer, of course, is because the FDA is far more interested in protecting the profits of the processed food industry (and all its toxic poisons) than protecting the health of families and chilren who eat all that toxic food.