Biden’s cancer ‘moonshot’ tiptoes around damaging the bottom line of those who peddle carcinogens for profit
They have it all tied up in a neat little bundle.
A recent article in The Hill, “Biden looks to jumpstart cancer moonshot,” brought the evil of overlooking prevention home to me with a bang.
This proposed plan to “end cancer as we know it” focuses on earlier diagnosis by increased access to screenings, wider data sharing regarding effective treatments, and for those who missed cancer screenings due to Covid-19 disruptions, Biden issued an “official call to action,” to go get screened now.
So, what’s missing?
Nowhere is there a mention of reducing air pollution, of removing toxic chemicals in agricultural products, or of banning toxic food additives from use in food.
Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Ag continue to bring in billions in profits, while raping the public. Health care initiatives, including those issued by the government, are all about Big Pharma selling drugs to combat the poisons added by Big Food (like MSG) and Big Agriculture (like glyphosate). Never broached is the subject of prevention.
Take glyphosate (Roundup) as one example. Despite being a known carcinogen glyphosate remains the most widely used herbicide in the U.S., applied to 90 percent of crops such as corn and soy. How many cancers might have been prevented had this one chemical been restricted?
The real longshot here is that Biden, along with any of our so-called health regulators, will ever propose measures that threaten the profits of big business.