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I’m fairly certain this isn’t a spoof

Sadly, this came from SciAm.com, a reputable site, and the link seems to be to the actual FDA page. 

“Levels of melamine alone or cyanuric acid alone, at or below 1 part per million in infant formula do not raise public health concerns,” the FDA said.

People mock my loca-vore-ness. I’ve been told to lighten up, get real, take a chill, get a grip, and stop being so damned serious because our food is perfectly safe. 

And yet… the FDA thinks trace amounts of melamine are okay in infant formula. 

No, I don’t have any proof that 1 ppm is harmful to infants. But I’m willng to bet that somewhere down the line we’ll find out that it is. There is so much we don’t know about the human body, about how it develops, what it needs, how it reacts to the toxins in our environment. I can’t imagine that it’s a good idea to be pumping a plastic byproduct that mimics protein into our infants. Even in teensey weensey amounts.

There are whole worlds of problems with the U.S. food system, such as it is. The FDA is a major part of that problem. I don’t know what to do to fix it, but I suspect that firing the head of the FDA and all of his (her?) croneys might be a good start for Mr. Obama.

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