An important part of free expression is access to information. In the area of food safety, however, North Americans are not not getting adequate information about the food they eat.
There is a strong argument to be made that food safety and environmental health are synonymous with public health. Indeed, scientists have warned that rigorous regulation, not deregulation, is warranted to ensure public safety. They have called for the application of the precautionary principle, under which any potential risk of harm must be prevented.
What happens when bureaucrats responsible for public safety neglect to enforce regulation, and rely instead solely on the good will of industry to flag safety concerns? Such a move might well be interpreted not only as lax risk assessment but also as a roadblock to public awareness. In stifling proper safety testing, government agencies are effectively practicing a form of censorship by failing to provide information beyond the product claims made by corporate interests.
The following articles reveal shocking truths about Canadian and American protocols for safety testing. They will also alert you to the emergence of a new form of censorship.