Skip to comments.old news: FDA asking walnuts as a drug
Posted on 08/23/2011 3:00:40 PM PDT by Red Barr
This is old news but it is wise to keep informed in what the Obama regime is up to.
“Don’t believe everything you hear” - BS obama
Ive said before that the Obama regime is coming at us from all angles. So while we hear about the debt ceiling fraud, the three wars, including the illegal Libyan conflict, the bowing to Islam, the bowing to China, the extolling of the benefits of outsourcing jobs, open borders, arming drug cartels, the EPA attack dogs bent on destroying what jobs are left in this country, the regime is coming at us from yet another angle. The food safety mandate aside that would kill small business, the Obama regime is once again attacking food companies for daring to say their product is good for you. Obamacare mandates that doctors control your health, not you. It all makes sense now.
Remember when the FDA went after General Mills for saying that Cheerios may help lower cholesterol? They were ready to pull an icon of American breakfast cereals off the shelves. Ive never known of anyone that had any harm done to them after drugging themselves with a bowl of Cheerios. But the FDA considered that a medical claim, and without years of double-blind studies, and payoffs to FDA execs General Mills was in no position to make such claims. Well, maybe you just want to ditch the drug laden cereal and go for some nice oatmeal maybe, with some walnuts sprinkled on top. Not so fast.
In a letter to the president and CEO of Diamond Foods, the FDA, under the tooteledge of Kathleen the tax cheat Sebilius is accusing Diamond of making unsubstantiated medical claims regarding their Diamond of California Shelled Walnuts. Apparently, the label touts the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, a component of walnuts. The crack team of FDA safety experts were on the case, theatening to trash an American company.
Based on claims made on your firms website, we have determined that your walnut products are promoted for conditions that cause them to be drugs because these products are intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease. The following are examples of the claims made on your firms website under the heading of a web page stating OMEGA-3s Every time you munch a few walnuts, youre doing your body a big favor.:
Studies indicate that the omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts may help lower cholesterol; protect against heart disease, stroke and some cancers; ease arthritis and other inflammatory diseases; and even fight depression and other mental illnesses.
Diamond either ceases advertising their product as a drug, or else.
Just search FDA on this site and you will all kinds of information about the products they do allow on the market that actually are dangerous. Of course, keep in mind that most FDA execs go straight from their cushy government job straight to a cushy pharmaceutical job later on. They go to work for the very same companies theyre supposed to be regulating. My guess is that none of them will be going to work for Diamond Foods.
This is why you wont find any kind of health benefits listed on vitamin or other supplements. Unless the companies are prepared to spend millions of dollars in studies to prove its safety and efficacy, they just cant. Drug companies can, because they know they will recoup those costs-almost guaranteed.
You could make an argument about the FDA violating the First Amendment, but in this case, it isnt a law. Its FDA thuggery. Congress shall make no law That is the key phrase.
I hear Gatorade claims their product can quench your thirst. Lets see how long they get away with that claim.
We’d all be better off if that Sebelius witch would try swallowing a walnut, shell and all ~ maybe a big handful of pecans ~ whatever it would take.
Best to find a gravel driveway, toss them out, and drive back and forth on them.
This is a plant that cries out for iron and steel!
I’d like to get Sebelius in a room for an hour and explain a few things to her....like how I eat meat, butter, oils, and lots of raw nuts (including walnuts) and veggies, and my doc says I have Cholesterol levels to DIE for....total is something like 200, but the ratio’s are out of this world...
People are different....I will never buy into the FDA and their stupid little rules...
Psst! Yeah, you! Hey, ya wanna buy some walnuts? Shh, act cool. I got some primo ones in the pantry, dude.
Having had hickory trees, and having cleaned what seemed like tons of nuts fresh off the tree to get what was only pounds of nut meat - let the squirrels eat those things, then shoot the squirrels.
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