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  • Plaintiffs in the lawsuit Harris et al. v. Brown, et al., Case No. 3:07-cv-03225 have submitted testimony of four qualified experts confirming the claim that large amounts of soy in the prison diet can cause serious health problems.
  • In 2004, the state of Illinois began using large amounts of soy in prison menus to save money and use less meat.

  • soy protein in prison meals approaches 100 grams per day, four times greater than the amount recommended by the Food and Drug Administration.

    Even 50 grams of soy can cause thyroid problems, including thyroid cancer. Soy contains compounds called phytoestrogens, which depress thyroid function and cause endocrine disruption. (Toxicologist Mike Fitzpatrick, PhD

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  • Lawsuit claims that the soy being fed to the plaintiffs, in the amounts being fed to them, constitutes cruel and unusual punishment
  • Plaintiff health complaints include chronic and painful constipation alternating with debilitating diarrhea, vomiting after eating, sharp pains in the digestive tract, especially after consuming soy, passing out, heart palpitations, rashes, acne, insomnia, panic attacks, depression and symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as low body temperature (feeling cold all the time), brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, frequent infections and thyroid disease.
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    Environmental Working Group (EWG) studies amounts of pesticides found in non-organic food. It recently came out with new lists for produce: “Clean 15” and “Dirty Dozen”.

    • Most pesticide-laden: Apples, celery, peppers, peaches, strawberries, nectarines, grapes, spinach, lettuce and cucumber.
    • ‘Cleanest’: onions, sweet corn, pineapple, avocado, cabbage, sweet pea, asparagus, mango, aubergine (eggplant), and kiwi fruit.
    • Still suspect: green beans, kale and collard greens (had residues that placed them outside the Dirty Dozen, but organophosphate insecticides were found.)
    • To avoid GMOs (genetically modified organisms) organic corn is recommended.
    • Health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure.
    • Some chemicals found by EWG are banned for agricultural use… residues are still contaminating our food.
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    Is this info legit?:
    • Lobby groups such as the Alliance for Food and Farming say the EWG has distorted the figures, and fruit and vegetables can be washed beforehand to remove any pesticide residues – although environmental groups say that washing doesn’t always do the trick.

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