I am 55 years old, I have been conned more times than I care to think about, and mostly I just shrug my shoulders and move on. Lets face it, what can the regular man in the street do? Oh, do not get me wrong, I am not talking about a neighbor forgetting to return a borrowed tool, I am talking about CON JOBS that are foisted upon me by large industries, and even government.

I guess what really upsets me is the fact that quite often the government and large industry collaborate and pull the same dam Con Job.

This week on the Food Revolution Papers the panel of Mannie Barling, Ashley F. Brooks and Simon Barrett are going to explore two of the most egregious Con Jobs running, Drugs and Fish.

When I say drugs I am not referring to the type that you smoke or snort. I am talking about the type that your doctor prescribes. A question for you. New drugs hit the market all the time, so how does a doctor manage to keep up with the latest and greatest?

One way is when the local Big Pharma rep (young attractive and female) drops by to say hello with a box of donuts. Sure this works sometimes, but many doctors much prefer to do their own research. They rely on articles written in ‘peer reviewed’ magazines. Would you be shocked if I was to share the information that many of these articles are not written by the research team, they are ghost written. A ghost writer will ‘pick and choose’ the good bits of the research, and publish a glowing (and expensive) article.

The second big con job is fish. It hasn’t happened yet, but it seems like only a matter of time.  A company, Aquabounty is pushing hard to introduce a GM Salmon. If permitted it could very well signal the end of the worlds natural Salmon.

The research world is concerned about Aquabounty, and so should you be.

Please join us tomorrow at noon eastern, the listen live link is here.

Simon Barrett

Mannie Barling and Ashley F. Brooks, R.N., are the authors of award winning books – Arthritis, Inflammation, Gout, Crohn’s, IBD and IBS – How to Eliminate Pain and Extend your Life (Books and Authors 2010 Best Books in the Health, Diet & Reference Categories) and Mannie’s Diet and Enzyme Formula – A Change of Lifestyle Diet Designed for Everyone (Blogger News Net 2010 Best Health And Nutrition Book Award winner) available at HowToEliminatePain.com, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and other booksellers around the world.

It’s Not Your Fault – Weight Gain, Obesity and Food Addiction is now available at HowtoEliminatePain.com, Amazon and booksellers everywhere. The authors latest book, The Food Revolution Papers – A Primer on What’s in Your Food, is due in bookstores on October 1, 2011.

Mannie Barling and Ashley F. Brooks are the co-hosts of Surviving the 21st Century with Simon Barrett on Blogger News Network on Saturdays at 10:00 A.M. PST/1:00 PM EST and The Food Revolution Papers, on Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM PST, 12:00 noon PST, found at http://www.bloggernews.net or Blog Talk Radio.

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