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Real Terrorism!

Posted by feww on January 7, 2011

Main Difference Between Real Terrorism and Officially-Concocted Stories is the Number of Potential Victims

Up to 5,000 German farms have been closed after large quantities of dioxin- contaminated animal feed were discovered.

Facts:

  • Up to 5,000 German farms have been closed.
  • The full extent of the dioxin contamination has not been revealed.
  • About 150,000 potentially contaminated eggs were exported to the Netherlands for reprocessing.
  • At least 1,000 chicken farms across Germany are banned from selling eggs and poultry.
  • Up to 10,000 chickens have already been culled.
  • A reported 55 tons of suspect feed has already been fed to chickens.
  • A total of about 530 tons of feed may be contaminated.
  • Dioxin is highly toxic, and even in minute quantities can cause cancer in humans.
  • Most Dioxin chemicals are persistent in the environment and accumulate in humans and animals. They affect the nervous, reproductive and immune systems.
  • The contamination is more widespread than originally thought

German authorities have reveled that about 3,000 tons of animal feed contaminated with dioxin, a highly toxic carcinogen, was sent to poultry and hog farms across the country. Eggs from some of the farms were then exported to the Netherlands for processing, and have since entered Britain in various food products destined for human consumption, a report quoted the EU executive as saying.

“These eggs were mixed with other non-contaminated eggs to make pasteurised liquid egg. This pasteurised liquid egg has been distributed to the UK,” according to the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Dioxin levels ‘far exceeded’ limits

“Authorities in the eastern states of Brandenburg and Saxony Anhalt said that at least 55 tons of suspect feed out of a total of 527 tons had already been fed to chickens and that more than 100,000 contaminated eggs had gone to market.” Said another report.

The dioxin-contaminated animal feed was sold by Harles & Jentzsch, a German feed manufacturer in Schleswig-Holstein, which in turn received toxic products from a dealer in the Netherlands.

Harles & Jentzsch told Deutsche Welle that “for years it had been mixing waste from biodiesel production into animal feed.”

The company said they had “assumed that the fatty acid waste from palm, soy and rapeseed oil used to make biofuels and supplied by the Dutch company was suitable for animal feed.”

“The German biodiesel company, Petrotec, which supplied the fatty acids to the Dutch feed dealer, said its products were for industrial lubricants only and not intended for animal feed.”

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EPA official resigns citing Dow Chemical

Posted by feww on May 9, 2008

Update: Mary Gade Story – CREW Files FOIA Requests With EPA concerning Mary Gade Resignation

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning the resignation of EPA Region 5 administrator, Mary Gade, May 7, 2008.

See below for CREW’s original report and their FOIA requests to the EPA.

EPA official no match for Dow

After years of fighting over dioxin contamination by Dow Chemicals, a top EPA administrator was forced to quit as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Midwest office, based in Chicago.


Mary Gade, regional administrator of U.S. EPA Region 5, center, and Stephen A. Elbert, vice chairman of BP America, right, listen as Sadhu Johnston, chief environmental officer of the City of Chicago, talks to the media following a summit on the BP Whiting refinery. (Tribune photo by Zbigniew Bzdak / August 15, 2007. Text Tribune ) Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice.

Gade said two of the EPA chief Stephen Johnson’s lieutenants had removed her powers as regional administrator and told her to quit or be fired by June 1.

“There is no question this is about Dow,” Gade said. “I stand behind what I did and what my staff did. I’m proud of what we did.” Full report

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