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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Levamisole: In Your Cocaine, in Your Baby Food

Posted by on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Our old friend levamisole—the livestock de-worming drug that is being cut into most of the western hemisphere's cocaine supply for reasons that are still not entirely clear, but guessed at in this series of articles—is now being found in baby food.

But there's no mystery to that. It's just running down the food chain, from cow to milk/meat to food.

And it's just another reason to consider going vegan.

Also, I've gotten a new round of levamisole/cocaine test-kit postcards in the past few weeks: levamisole is still around. And it's still killing people.


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Dougsf 1
I'll take the bait... vegans can't do coke?
Posted by Dougsf on June 14, 2012 at 12:15 PM · Report this
Are you advocating veganism for infants?
Posted by doceb on June 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM · Report this
Never really trusted baby food anyways. It's not like any half-way decent cook with a blender can't do better.

Also, not taking vegan bait.
Posted by Central Scrutinizer on June 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM · Report this
Cynic Romantic 4
At least the rugrats won't have cow worms.
Posted by Cynic Romantic on June 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM · Report this
I don't do coke nor do I have a child, so I'll keep eating animal products, thanks!
Posted by suddenlyorcas on June 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM · Report this
Just to be safe, you also should probably avoid eating children.
Posted by DJSauvage on June 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM · Report this
Or you could switch to organic.
Posted by VIC_20 on June 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM · Report this
sirkowski 8
@6 What about eating vegan children?

But seriously; minute levels? Won't you find half the periodic table at minute levels?
Posted by sirkowski on June 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM · Report this
The reason the stuff is being cut into the coke supply has been around ever since the Phoenicians invented money.
Posted by Toe Tag on June 14, 2012 at 6:56 PM · Report this
@ 9. Read the first article in the series and then we'll talk—this situation is not nearly as obvious as you're assuming it is.
Posted by Brendan Kiley on June 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM · Report this

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