KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Filipinos are being fed poisoned rice PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 July 2014 13:19

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, `Take and eat; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood’…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Matthew 26:26-28, the Holy Bible).

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FILIPINOS ARE BEING FED POISONED RICE: Our burning pre-occupation with the “disbursement acceleration program” or DAP of President Aquino is sidelining other more important issues in our collective lives as Filipinos whose staple food is rice. Did you know that the rice we have been eating after importing it from neighboring countries is arsenic and is therefore deadly poisonous?

A report is saying that arsenic-laden poisonous imported rice could result in serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease, brain damage and a lot more—diseases which are even now killing millions of Filipinos. Now the deadly question: who is in charge of making sure that Filipinos, who cannot eat without rice, are not eating this toxic rice? No one seems to be in charge, no one seems to care, profit is all that is desired here.

As the National Food Authority, Department of Agriculture, and the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agriculture Modernization once again allowed the importation of around 400,000 metric tons of rice in a few days from now, this would mean ramming more poisoned food down the throats of helpless Filipinos. Well, Filipinos dying from toxic rice is a good way to control population growth, if you ask me!

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SUBSTITUTES FOR RICE: Where is the arsenic and deadly poison in imported rice coming from? The report bandied about by the People for Empowerment and Truth said it is from the fertilizers used in growing palay. The fertilizers appear to contain arsenic, a deadly poison which is being used, nevertheless, because it assures a bigger yield per hectare of palay.

So, if the Aquino government is not interested to stop the importation of toxic and poisoned rice, what can we, as a people, do? Stop eating imported rice, of course, except that, at this point, there is no more way of knowing which rice being sold in the market is imported or is locally-produced (sometimes, even locally-produced rice are similarly poisonous and arsenic-laced).

Then, maybe, we can resort to rice substitutes like camote (or sweet potato) or cassava, and homegrown corn (I emphasize “homegrown” because many corn producers are now steeped into the use of chemicals to hasten the growth of their produce). Also, we can perhaps eat more vegetables, but only those that we grow in our backyards, since many vendors are now using embalming fluid to make their products appear fresh.

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EATING THE BODY AND DRINKING THE BLOOD OF JESUS: Of course, I realize that all of these suggestions could be puny, because somehow, all food products here in our country today seem to have been produced using one chemical or another, making them toxic and poisonous likewise, like pigs and fowl, and even fish and other marine products, being fed with chemically-active feeds.

So what can we really do? The Bible has an answer. In 1 Corinthians 11, we are told that we should always remember Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, whenever we eat and drink. We should always ask that the food we eat be transformed as the body of Jesus, and the drink we take be made as the blood of Jesus. This will give us a healthier and longer life.

Here is a part of 1 Corinthians 11: “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord… For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep…”

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