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Jacob Silver’s ‘The Poisoning of Americans’ is a rallying cry for better regulation, better food

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In his book, Silver describes the unhealthiness of raising meat animals with corn. He also describes the health consequences of the wholesale use of antibiotics, which lead to the development of resistant pathogens

The proverb “you are what you eat” is among the most ubiquitous. Because of his deep concern the effect America’s diet is having on its citizens, Jacob Silver, Ph.D., presents his new study “The Poisoning of Americans: A Tale of Congress, the FDA, the Agricultural Department, and Chemical and Pharmaceutical Companies and How They Work Together to Reduce the Health and Life Span of Americans” (published by iUniverse).

In his book, Silver describes the unhealthiness of raising meat animals with corn. He also describes the health consequences of the wholesale use of antibiotics, which lead to the development of resistant pathogens.

An excerpt from “The Poisoning of Americans”:

“The restoration of national health would have many benefits, in addition to improving the feelings, vitality, and outlook of the American adult population. It would provide more workers for our industries and new agricultural production. It would drastically reduce health costs in America, by about 70% to 80%. It would increase the general wealth of the country, and it would, perforce, reduce the pollution of waterways. It would also restore the natural health of the Great Plains.
This restoration would require Congress to cease playing politics, in the crudest sense of the word, and start responding to public needs in terms of health, water, and safety.”

“I am old enough to remember pre-factory farm food,” Silver says. “I wanted to know where the produce and meat came from. When I investigated, I did not like the use of herbicides and insecticides on vegetables and fruits. Learning about beef production was not easy. Unlike traditional farms, the factory farms were secretive. That raised suspicions in me.”

About the Author
Jacob Silver, Ph.D., earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science from Rutgers University and a doctorate in political science from the Ohio State University. He taught at the University of Memphis, Haifa University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana. Retired, Silver and his wife live in Michigan.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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