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By Byron J. Richards, CCN
August 24, 2006

On Friday, August 18, 2006, the FDA approved a viral cocktail to be sprayed on 
foods we eat. This is the first time viruses have been approved for use as food 
additives. The FDA wants you to believe it will be safe to consume these viruses
every day for the rest of your life with no adverse health effects. This is a 
monumental announcement by the FDA, indicating they are throwing all caution to 
the wind regarding the safety of our food supply.

Are you willing to stand in line for a virus-laden sandwich? How do you like the
idea of buying virus-infested food for your family? The first virally 
contaminated foods entering our food supply with the blessings of the FDA will 
be luncheon meat and poultry. Live viruses will be sprayed on foods such as cold
cuts, sausages, hot dogs, sliced turkey, and chicken.

At issue is the very real problem of a poor quality FDA-approved food supply 
that is already full of diseased and sickly animals, many of them imported from 
other countries. The use of antibiotics during growth and radiation during food 
processing is required by the fast-food animal farms owned by multi-national 
companies to cover up the horrendous health of the animals they wish to feed to 
Americans. Animals in poor health are a friendly place for bacteria to grow and 
prosper, especially after such meat goes to market. Rather than address the 
source of the problem, the FDA wants to add another adulteration into our food 

The stated goal of the new FDA-approved viruses is to kill a rare bacterium 
known as Listeria monocytogenes. This bacterium is killed by cooking; however, 
it poses a problem in meats that are cooked during processing and not cooked 
again prior to consumption, so it can readily infect foods such as deli meats.

Yes, the FDA plans to use one infectious organism to fight another. The carnage 
of battle will end up in your digestive tract along with the victorious live 
viruses, which the FDA assures us will not attack human cells. However, they 
cannot possibly be certain the viruses will not attack the friendly bacteria 
that make up the lining of your digestive tract. The FDA approval was based on 
scant human testing, mostly from unrelated medical experiments. Such safety data
is woefully inadequate to determine safe ingestion of a specific product by 
humans over the course of a lifetime.

Turning Loose the Bacteria-Killing Viruses

The company that produces these biotech viruses is Baltimore-based Intralytix, 
Inc. The viruses are known as bacteriophages, viruses that kill bacteria, or 
phages for short. Phages have been around a long time, living as parasites 
inside many bacteria.

Intralytix uses biotechnology to grow viral phages in a culture with Listeria, 
in theory teaching the viruses to recognize the bacteria. The FDA-approved 
cocktail contains six different viruses intended to attack one strain of 

This concoction is then sprayed on food. If Listeria is present in the food, the
bacteria will ingest the viruses. This results in massive viral replication 
inside the bacteria, until such point as the bacteria simply bursts. This battle
results in significant production of bacterial poisons called ³endotoxins², as 
the bacteria tries to defend itself. When the bacteria burst, these endotoxins 
are released. These, along with the victorious live viruses, will now be on the 
food that will be eaten.

The FDA and Intralytix would like us to believe that these viruses will only 
attack the specified bacteria they are intended to kill and will be harmless to 
humans. I¹m sorry to burst their bubble, but they can¹t possibly guarantee such 
safety. It is true that the viruses, at least at this time, cannot recognize 
human cells. However, the virus can potentially recognize normal bacterial cells
in the human digestive tract and may be able to adapt to infect one or more of 
these friendly bacteria.

The FDA Certainly Knows There Are Risks

The FDA had some concerns about the amount of bacterial endotoxin in the 
Intralytix product before it is sprayed; however, FDA tests apparently showed 
that the product was adequately purified and so they declared it safe if used as
approved. Will the FDA diligently monitor the quality of this product once it is
on the market, or will it go the path of many FDA-approved drugs that the agency
can¹t keep track of?

There is certainly a risk that humans will be exposed to excessive amounts of 
endotoxin. This could come from the manufacturing of the viral cocktail, the 
interaction of the viruses with bacteria after being sprayed on food, and/or the
interaction of the viruses with bacteria in the digestive tract.

The human immune system is highly reactive and sensitive to bacterial 
endotoxins. They provoke allergy, asthma, autoimmune problems, and elevate 
cholesterol. They also interfere with the healthy function of cells lining the 
digestive tract. Researchers have demonstrated that the presence of bacterial 
endotoxins can start cancer in the colon.

Additionally, the human immune system reacts directly to viral phages. Thus, a 
person who eats a lot of processed deli meat is certain to evoke an immune 
reaction to the viruses. What will this reaction be? Allergy? Asthma? 
Autoimmunity? Cancer? How can the FDA approve a food additive that it knows can 
induce a variety of human immune responses? Phages are so good at disrupting 
normal immunity that they are being considered for use as part of organ 
transplant medicine.

The ingestion of significant amounts of viral phages into the human digestive 
tract is a wild card full of unknown outcomes. For example, it is certainly 
possible that these phages, which constantly mutate in order to survive, are 
likely to find a way to infect bacteria they were not intended to infect. Since 
phages are parasites, they could hijack the friendly bacteria of the digestive 
tract and turn them into viral machines, constantly generating viral particles 
that are likely to confuse the human immune system, if not directly infect the 
body. We know from history that these viral phages can turn innocuous bacteria 
into a killer, which is how cholera occurs.

Furthermore, the Listeria bacteria are not going to take the issue lying down. 
They will develop resistance to the viruses over time, as we have seen with the 
overuse of antibiotics. Going down this path we are likely to have hundreds of 
viral food additives in the food we eat, all designed to combat some possible 
infection coming from poor quality food. Sooner or later we will inadvertently 
create deadly new super-strains of bacteria and/or parasitically infect the 
human digestive tract with an untreatable infection.

There is also the very real possibility of unintended viral recombination. What 
happens when a person with viral stomach flu eats food containing a dose of this
viral food additive? It is certainly possible for the genetic material of the 
flu virus to interact with the genetic material of the viral phages, provoking 
an undesirable new viral infection.

Let¹s not forget that the FDA won¹t tell us which foods in the food supply 
contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Seventy percent of the packaged 
food on grocery shelves already contains GMO adulterated food. These foods have 
viral promoter genes woven into the DNA of every cell, a technique used to 
implant a pesticide toxin into every cell of this fake food (see Fight for Your 
Health, chapter 15). What happens when the viral phages interact with the viral 
promoter genes in GMO food? What new virus will be encouraged to form?

Keep in mind that the FDA wants to conduct this experiment on our food supply to
protect a small minority, only about 2500 people, who are made seriously ill by 
this infection each year. The ill are mostly pregnant women, elderly with 
compromised immunity, and small children. It would be a lot more to the point if
the FDA would simply warn such people that eating these foods, due to their poor
quality of production, may be dangerous. What the FDA should really do is 
improve the quality of our food supply, the true source of the problem. Why 
expose millions of Americans to an unproven ingestion of live viruses for the 
benefit of so few?

The FDA has failed miserably for the past century to protect the public from the
adulteration of our food supply by vested interests. This is just one more 
insult added to a long list of injuries.

The Tip of an Iceberg

Intralytix has an agenda for the American food supply, as well as for healthcare
in general. This recent FDA ruling allows Intralytix and other similar biotech 
companies to get their foot in a door that should be slammed shut and bolted 

The company is also seeking FDA approval for viral sprays to treat foods that 
could be contaminated with E. coli and Salmonella, which means that similar 
³trained² viruses could end up in a majority of the protein foods in our food 

Intralytix sees financial opportunity. They have already licensed their now 
FDA-approved viral spray to an undisclosed multi-national company for use around
the world. When the CEO of Intralytix, John Vazzara, was recently asked about 
this partner company, he refused to disclose their name. The grand profit-driven
biotech experiment on the health and well being of all Americans is now in full 

John Vazzara also owns stock in, as well as provided seed money to start, 
SteelCloud Inc. (formerly Dunn Computer Corporation). SteelCloud is a defense 
contractor with lucrative deals with the Department of Defense, recently landing
a 3.4 million dollar contract with the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress should investigate the financial ties and backroom dealings that would 
allow this bizarre food additive approval by the FDA.

Of course, we will need new wonder drugs to combat the new bio-tech produced 
infections. Americans will stay sick and the sickness-driven bio-tech industry 
will flourish. The bio-tech industry will make people sick on the front end and 
treat them on the back end. It¹s a win-win situation for profit on illness.

The FDA is Rapidly Becoming a Public Enemy

Experimenting with viruses being added to the food supply is incredibly 
dangerous and reckless. It is completely impossible for the FDA to guarantee 
safety in the near term or the long term. Thus, the FDA has made the 
bureaucratic decision that relative safety is acceptable to them. What right 
does the FDA have to tamper with the food supply in this manner?

It is quite clear that the Bush agenda has been to promote American biotech 
companies as the new future for American prosperity. Administrative opinions 
have trumped science in virtually every situation wherein safety conflicts with 
profit. The FDA acts to foster profits for biotech companies and the growth of 
the biotech industry. This is a betrayal of the public trust.

The leaders of the FDA are personally responsible and need to be held 
accountable. This means Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D., temporary head of the FDA 
and his chief science officer, Scott Gottlieb, M.D. These men are not only 
obsessed with approving risky drugs for the benefits of Big Pharma, it is now 
clear that they are willing to allow obvious adulteration of the food supply. 
They seek to control what we eat, and they are tampering with survival of the 
human race.

The FDA does not truly know how safe viral phages are to consume on a regular 
basis. They have no idea of the cumulative effect over the course of a lifetime,
especially as more of these viral cocktails are added to the food supply. They 
have no way to measure how this new type of adulteration in the food supply will
interact with the poor digestive/immune health of half the American population, 
in combination with all the other serious adulterations already approved by the 
FDA. The FDA lacks due diligence in honoring its mandate to protect the American

Boycott Viral Tainted Foods, Support Your Sustainable Farmers

The only hope Americans have is to resurrect the quality of our food supply. 
Doing so is against the odds, as there are billions of dollars of 
profit-mongering taking our food supply in the wrong direction. One day 
Americans will realize that food security is as important to national security 
as any other topic. It is now crystal clear that we cannot count on the FDA to 
do the job that Harvey Wiley, M.D., envisioned one-hundred years ago.

Consumers standing in line to buy a luncheon meat sandwich will have no idea if 
they are ingesting live viruses as part of their meal. While the FDA will 
require the ingredient to be listed on packages as ³bacteriophage preparation,² 
most consumers will have no idea that means they are ingesting live viruses. 
Foods bought at deli counters or prepared in restaurants will not need to warn 

How can any responsible parent feed virus-tainted food to their children? The 
FDA should be forced to revoke this approval. Every American has an obligation 
to support food security for our nation. Congress must correct the leadership at
the FDA and the FDA itself. Americans must quit buying poor quality toxic food. 
Your greatest ability to change this problem is based entirely on what you 

Get connected to the sustainable family farms in your community. Buy meat that 
is range raised without antibiotics and synthetic growth hormones. Demand that 
the food you are eating is labeled with a country of origin. Buy American; buy 
locally-produced food whenever possible. Support those who truly believe in 
being the stewards of our land and food for our people and for future 
generations. These good people are being squashed out of existence by 
multi-national agribusiness, companies that could truly care less about the 
quality of our food supply or the security and health of Americans. How you 
spend your money is your most powerful vote. Vote for those who care.

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Byron J. Richards, Founder/Director of Wellness Resources, is a Board-Certified 
Clinical Nutritionist and nationally-renowned health expert, radio personality, 
educator, and author.

Richards encourages individuals to take charge of their health, stand up for 
their health rights, and not blindly succumb to propaganda from the 
vested-interests who profit from keeping Americans sick. Author of Mastering 
Leptin and Fight for Your Health, Richards is now joining forces with health 
freedom leaders in the U.S. and throughout the world. Visit his health blog for 
up to date happenings. www.truthinwellness.com

As founder of Wellness Resources, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN (since 1985), he has 
personally developed 75 unique nutraceutical-grade nutritional formulas. 

Charter Member of the International and American Associations of Clinical 
Nutritionists (IAACN) (since 1991) Richards has presented hundreds of 
educational classes to health professionals and individuals who want to take 
charge of their health!

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