ConAgra industriocriminals - Or why you should grow your own

From our "You can trust us" Dept:
ConAgra, the world's largest supplier of the 3 billion bags of microwave popcorn sold each year, said Tuesday that it will eliminate the use of a controversial chemical butter flavoring linked to severe lung disease in workers from its Act II and Orville Redenbacher products.
Dr. David Egilman, an occupation medicine specialist, has examined and testified for many of the workers injured by diacetyl.
"People need to realize that these illness and deaths were completely preventable," Egilman said. "They occurred because the companies who make these products hid the information on toxicity and control the regulatory process. ... An emasculated government public health community that is subservient to corporate profits cannot protect us -- even from popcorn."
Weaver, the first microwave popcorn company to remove diacetyl, said it had taken its action because of concerns for consumers who were "growing more anxious" over the presence of the chemical.
On Tuesday, ConAgra corporate spokeswoman Stephanie Childs said no date for the production of popcorn without the flavoring had been determined, but it would be in the "near future." The action will be taken to protect ConAgra workers, she said.
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Translation..... to protect themselves from multi-million lawsuits.
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The subject line refers to growing your own. How do you grow butter-flavored popcorn?
"An emasculated government public health community". Either they're all female, or they have no balls and are male. Which is it? Dave
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wrote:

http://www.localharvest.org/store/item.jsp?id824
It's neither, but it could be both. Borrow a dictionary and read the 2nd definition of the word.
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Dave wrote:

It's a diverse population.
It's fairly evicent the politicians, usually Republican, make themselves look good by voting for bills to enforce protection of the public well being from unscrupulous industries, then turn around and prevent any but the most minimal funding for said bills. This is been going on for a very long time. When they say "end big government, it's not in the people's interest" what they really mean is "end governmental oversight that protects the public health and diminishes profit."
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Grow popcorn. Pop in microwave. Melt butter. Apply to popped popcorn.

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Grow popcorn. Feed to cow. Shake up cow. Put in microwave. Stand back.
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