Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Soy Torture" of Prisoners


The Weston Price Foundation is backing lawsuits by prison inmates being poisoned, tortured, and irreparably harmed — by soy in the prison food.  For years, rumors floated about of saltpeter in prison diets. Mel Brooks made jokes about it.  But now — soy in prison diets! Among other things, soy has been accused of causing low sperm counts.

The lawsuits allege that the soy caused acne, insomnia, weight gain, and additional ailments.  As such, the complainants say soy in the prison diet is cruel and unusual punishment in violation of their Eighth Amendment rights.  

I am not making this up.  See, Askin v. Quaker Oats Co., No. 1:11CV00111 2011, WL 145369 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 7, 2011) and Weston A. Price Foundation Press Release, Oct. 25, 2011. 

Soy vey!

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