By Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Tons of highly toxic Corexit was used to drive oil from the Gulf and surrounding areas down and out of sight so that tourism could continue and the public wouldn’t be concerned about seeing oil on the surface of the water after the “Beyond Petroleum” (BP) disaster. And so the coverup continues with the FDA declaring that the seafood is safe to eat. 

Just so we keep this in perspective, here is a snip of the press release that the EPA delivered to a shocked and susceptible public a mere seven days after 9/11:

“We are very encouraged that the results from our monitoring of air quality and drinking water conditions in both New York and near the Pentagon show that the public in these areas is not being exposed to excessive levels of asbestos or other harmful substances,” Whitman said. “Given the scope of the tragedy from last week, I am glad to reassure the people of New York and Washington, D.C. that their air is safe to breath and their water is safe to drink.” (EPA)

The EPA knew the air was toxic, and ground zero workers had to sue to obtain health care compensation years after the exposure, which was too late for those who succumbed to illnesses initially denied to be caused by the supposedly “safe” air.

The dust from the collapsed towers was “wildly toxic”, according to air pollution expert and University of California Davis Professor Emeritus Thomas Cahill.[2] The thousands of tons of toxic debris resulting from the collapse of the Twin Towers consisted of more than 2,500 contaminants,[3] more specifically: 50% non-fibrous material and construction debris; 40% glass and other fibers; 9.2% cellulose; and 0.8% of the extremely toxic carcinogen asbestos, as well as detectable amounts of [4] lead, and mercury. There were also unprecedented levels of dioxin and PAHs from the fires which burned for three months.[5] Many of the dispersed substances (asbestos, crystalline silica, lead, cadmium, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) are carcinogenic; other substances can trigger kidney, heart, liver and nervous system deterioration. This was well known by the EPA at the time of collapse. (Wikipedia)

Now let’s take a stroll on over to the FDA site as of November 2, 2010, approximately 6 months after the BP oil “spill:”

Seafood Safety Notes

Here is some key information on the safety of seafood from the gulf:

Although crude oil has the potential to taint seafood with flavors and odors caused by exposure to hydrocarbon chemicals, the public should not be concerned about the safety of seafood in stores at this time.

Fish and shellfish harvested from areas reopened or unaffected by the closures are considered safe to eat.

Reality check! These people do not care if we are poisoned. In fact, it is to their advantage if we are. Big Pharma has to make money too, and there are far too many people on the planet to worry about an insignificant and quite convenient “accident” such as the BP oil “spill” that will boost med sales, hospital admissions, health care fees, and the funeral parlor industry. A win/win situation in a Machiavellian sort of way.

Here is a picture sent to me by an avid fisherman from the Florida Panhandle.

Yum! Doesn’t that just make you want to put on the old feedbag and chow down? But oily fish isn’t the only thing that the FDA seems to be overlooking.

The FDA and NOAA recently made the shocking announcement because of results from federal tests that allegedly found “no detectable residue” of toxic chemicals in the majority of seafood tested. But fishery experts are questioning the legitimacy of the testing methods used, citing the fact that the tests only looked for one chemical component of the Corexit dispersant — dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DOSS) — while ignoring the presence of numerous other toxic chemicals and chemical combinations like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), propanols, and 2-butoxyethanol, that are also highly toxic. (Mike Adams)

And just what are the effects of people gobbling down this “safe” food and breathing poison-laden air? Well, about the same as the people who were exposed to 9/11 are experiencing who were duped into believing they could breathe asbestos and whatever other chemicals were in the air at ground zero. The end result is the same – sickness and death. The difference? Method of delivery and type of illness.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, while people are dropping like flies, and contaminated seafood is working its way around the globe infiltrating the food supply like a plague courtesy of the FDA, it seems that BP has weaseled it’s way out of accountability for the “accident” by placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of another company we love to hate – Halliburton. So don’t worry all you BP shareholders out there! A report has been issued that lays the blame on Halliburton, and insures that BP stock prices are going to go back up. In fact, “Bp shares rose by 1% after the findings of the report were released.” Halliburton denies responsibility.

So it seems that everyone is in agreement, except for Halliburton, which accepts no responsibility. The food is safe, there is no oil, there is no Corexit, and all are invited to the Gulf for a swim. Life outside the Gulf goes on, and those in and around the Gulf, just get sick and die. And we bury our heads in the sand once again while popping a beer and watching the telly. That is, until we find ourselves not feeling very well, with no explanation from the medical community, and pumped full of drugs to fix an unknown, misdiagnosed condition that probably originated from that fish wrapper still in the dumpster outside. Hey, quit complaining! It’s the American Way, don’tcha know?

© 2010 Barbara H. Peterson

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3 Responses to “Gulf seafood is safe to eat and BP was not responsible for the oil spill – Say What???”

  1. Cindy Barg says:

    Excellent article, the only comment I have is that you imply the spraying of Corexit is a thing of the past as the government claims Corexit has not been used since July…but according to locals spraying continues to happen on a daily basis under the cover of night.

  2. patty t., alabama says:

    I lived coastal Mississippi for about 5 years, it’s a beautiful place. I’ve been following reports on since the beginning of the spill. I live 6 hours north and don’t hear a thing about it. I don’t think people along the coast hear much either, unless you are connected directly with fishing or something similar. It’s sad. They are all in danger.

  3. Margie says:

    Great follow-up. Was wondering why we haven’t heard a word about the Gulf and what was happening down there. According to the main media, it’s almost as if it never happened.