This is an email received today from a list I subscribe to from the Alliance for Natural Health. The film – We Become Silent, listed below – well worth a watch.
From swine flu to ANH petitions, fortified bread and GM foods
In this eBlast we give you our current take on the swine flu epidemic. Yes, you’ve guessed it—we can’t help using terms like ‘hog hoax’ and ‘hog hype’ to describe media, government and pharma industry response to the spread of the new variant of the H1N1 virus. When you compare the actual known risks of this virus with the responses taken, it all looks massively disproportionate. And who gains most from all of this?
The peddling of fear, as encapsulated so brilliantly in Kevin Miller’s film We Become Silent, is the pharma industry’s biggest weapon. We just need to learn to read between the lines, find out what the real threats are and respond accordingly. Given present data, this means doing precious little other than keeping a watchful eye on the situation.