Let me tell you about the spirit of Catch-22.
a bomber pilot suffered a nervous breakdown during
World War II after
flying numerous death defying missions
and then claimed that he could no
longer fly, he was told
that the only way a pilot could be relieved from
was to be diagnosed by a psychiatrist as crazy, but
request not to fly was clearly a sign of sanity,
that in itself was
evidence that the pilot must continue
In fact, pilots who
continued to fearlessly drop bombs
while flak filled the sky were truly
insane, but since
they never requested to be relieved from duty, they
would continue to fly their missions.
In CATCH 22, Saul Heller wrote:
"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22,
which specified that
a concern for one's safety
in the face of dangers that were real and
was the process of a rational mind.
"Orr was crazy and
could be grounded. All he had to
do was ask; and as soon as he did, he
would no longer
be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr
would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he
didn't, but if he was
sane he had to fly them. If
he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to;
if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian
very deeply by the absolute simplicity of
this clause of Catch-22 and let
out a respectful
'That's some catch, that Catch-22,' he
'It's the best there is,' Doc Daneeka agreed."
There is an antibiotic that is illegal to use on
lactating dairy cows, because it is poison to humans.
Gentocin, and residues from this
antimicrobial remain within the flesh of
animals for up to 18 months. FDA does not permit
the use of
Gentocin for cows which may may one day
enter our food chain.
Unfortunately, veterinarians are permitted to
prescribe Gentocin, despite
the fact that it's
not permitted. FDA & USDA call this "Off-Label Use".
Unfortunately, unscrupulous dairy farmers can treat
cows with Gentocin, and nobody is on
the farm to test the milk because
cows being milked
that day are not being sent to slaughterhouses...not
that day. Tomorrow is a different matter, but that
is not the dairy
FDA knows about this Catch-22 but does not test
in slaughterhouses, USDA does. USDA does not
regulate drugs for
milking cows. That is a second
Catch-22 regarding illegal Gentocin use.
Anybody see a serious flaw in the system?
It's a Catch-22, all right,
and like Yossarian
(Saul Heller's heroic pilot), you've got to be
crazy to drink the milk or eat the meat.
If you eat chicken, are you
safe? In 2012, some
15 billion pounds of rendered cow parts will be
ground up and fed to chickens. Got antibiotics?
What gets injected
into 9.3 million dairy cows at
4:00 AM and where are USDA and FDA
When are the cows loaded onto a truck and shipped to
slaughter? Six months or a year after the last
Which of the ten billion farm animals will be tested
USDA for Gentocin residues? None! What
part of the animal will be
routinely tested? No part!
Gentocin is stored in the kidneys and
breaks down into
other dangerous substances. Residues can be found in
the lungs. Do inspectors test the top round or
rib steaks? Different
percentages are to be found in
drug, prescribed by veterinarians.
A dangerous drug, eaten by humans. Is
that can be done to make the system work?
there is. Can anybody guess the simple
Bypass USDA and CDC and NIH and all of
the government agencies with
conflicts of interest
that allow one Catch-22 after another to compromise
This past weekend, after spending a few hours of
I found this publication in a Chinese journal regarding
gentocin people unknowing consume after eat meat and
Journal of Zhejiang University Science
(2009 April; 10(4): 280-284)
Persistence of gentamicin residues in milk after the
treatment of lactating cows for mastitis
Department of Veterinary
Medicine, Zhejiang University,
"Antibiotic residues in milk are of great concern to dairy
farmers, milk processors, regulatory agencies, and consumers.
presence of antimicrobial drug residues in milk can
reactions in some hypersensitive individuals
(Dewdney et al., 1991;
Dayan, 1993) and may induce resistant
populations of bacteria that do
not respond to treatments
commonly used for human illnesses (Nijsten et
van den Bogaard et al., 2001)."
Eat a plant-based
diet, and your body will thank you.