Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Revolt

We are organizing.

My anti-corn cronies and I are gathering and activating and organizing a revolt!

So prevalent is the corn in our foods that we no longer have a choice. We banded together at first to learn from each other. Then we decided that corn was in so much foods, that it was easier for us to create a list of safe foods rather than listing unsafe foods.

Now the companies that made our safe foods are being bought up by larger food corporations which sacrifice quality and start using the cheaper corn additives instead.

If that isn't enough, our fresh fruits and veggies, nuts and fruits, are being contaminated with corn. Whether it be edible films or spraying them with citric acid (from corn nowadays) to preserve their freshness, our food supply is continuously growing more and more harmful to those of us who are allergic to corn.

But its not just our foods, its medications. Check your medications against the list of corn allergens and see how many suspects of corn are listed in each one. I personally have had to resort to having all my every day medications compounded because I got tired of choosing between suffering through the ailment or getting sick. I have pseudophedrine (Sudafed), guaifenesin (Robitussin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) made special for me with pure drugs, no fillers, in capsules (made from pine trees, I checked). To do this you have to have a prescription, even though they're OTC medications. Which means doctors visits ($), plus having them made ($$$).

We turn to FAAN for help but get replies like corn isn't a "true allergy" or that a "true allergy" to corn is rare. Its not rare. Not as rare as the government would like you to believe evidently.

We were told by FAAN that to get corn recognized we needed to contact the FDA to get their policies changed. We contacted the FDA who promptly referred us to FAAN.

Somehow, we have to get someone to do studies to document everything for FAAN to do anything. Doctors to do these studies. Yet to get Doctors to believe us, we need studies, documentation, and even FAAN to support our claims. Most Doctors are too busy to even bother with us, and too easily brush us off as hypocondriacs.

Tired of being defeated, spending all our money on pricey pure foods, spending all our time in our kitchens making everything from scratch because we have no other choice, scared to travel due to inability to find outside of our homes.. corn-free restaurants, corn-free soaps, even corn-free toiletpaper... Tired of feeling locked in our homes.. We are revolting.

We are writing anyone who might listen.



Local Congressmen/women

The FDA (maybe with enough bombardment someone might do something)
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
* 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

This is only the begining. But its a start. We're not going away. We won't take a backseat anymore. This is our lives, and we should be allowed to live them. And with things as they are, we aren't really living. We're just surviving one day at a time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree the FDA needs to ensure corn labeling is on our food packaging.
If the U.S. would wake up, we probably would
find out that corn is responsible for obesity and
other health concerns. I think this is an excellant
topic for Dr. OZ.
Do you have a letter made up for all of us
allergic/ sensitive to corn to sign and send out??

Regards, gail