Must be more careful about voting next time - many people did so without
putting much though into it....they have buyers' remorse now!

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Terri Brown
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FDA fooling with supplements and foods

Just one more reason to believe that our government is as stupid as we think
it is.

But who am I kidding?  We elected most of them.  Time to vote em ALL out and
start over.

=^..^= Terri, Siggie the Tomato Vampire, Guinevere, Travis, Dori and 6
furangels: Ruthie, Samantha, Arielle, Gareth, Alec, Salome and Sammi =^..^=
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lynda Wilson<> 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 4:56 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FDA fooling with supplements and foods

  It seems common sense is non-existant. Thanks for this valuable 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Lorrie"
  To: <<>>
  Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 3:38 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FDA fooling with supplements and foods

  > Natalie,   I hope everyone in the group appreciates this off topic
  > information as much as I do. I agree with you 100% on all of this.
  > You and I could both spend a lot of time up on our soap
  > box.
  > Thanks..........
  > Lorrie
  > On 07-26, Natalie wrote:
  >> Dear Reader,
  >> Let go of that stem and back away from the cherry.
  >> It's for your own good.
  >> You see, that cherry is officially an unapproved drug, at least
  >> to
  >> the Einsteins at the FDA.
  >> Obviously, that makes no sense. But it lead me to ask: If cherries are
  >> unapproved drugs, what does that make potato chips?
  >> Also compliments of the geniuses at the Food and Drug Administration: 
  >> Heart
  >> healthy, of course!
  >> Fortunately, there may be a way out of this government-inflicted 
  >> insanity.
  >> ----------------------------------------------------------- 
  >> Over-the-counter cherries
  >> ----------------------------------------------------------- 
  >> Cherries contain antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory components.
  >> scientific evidence behind that statement is irrefutable. But when
  >> of
  >> cherry orchards made those claims and backed them up with links to the
  >> evidence, the FDA ruled that the claims "cause your products to be 
  >> drugs."
  >> Needless to say, none of the orchard owners had submitted their
  >> for
  >> approval as drugs, so they were not allowed to continue the claims.
  >> Crazy? Oh...we're just getting started.
  >> Last year, Dannon settled a dispute with the FDA by paying out $21 
  >> million
  >> to several states where they had advertised their Activia yogurt and
  >> DanActive dairy drink. In those ads they said the products, "help 
  >> regulate
  >> your digestive system...naturally."
  >> That claim is based on what we know about the benefits of living
  >> in
  >> probiotics.
  >> But the FDA decided that Dannon was actually claiming that "Activia 
  >> provided
  >> consumers with bowel movements at fixed, uniform or normal intervals."
  >> Clearly, that was not the case, but the agency's absurd decision ended
  >> costing Dannon millions.
  >> And FDA officials were just as picky and difficult when it came to 
  >> walnuts.
  >> They told walnut distributer Diamond Foods that multiple studies
  >> heart health benefits of walnuts were not sufficient to allow such
  >> on
  >> the Diamond Foods website. Again, the FDA ruled that the health claims
  >> classified walnuts as drugs.
  >> Now...if all that seems completely bat-house crazy, brace yourself --
  >> seriously -- because here's what the FDA allows Frito-Lay to say about 
  >> their
  >> products...
  >> "You might be surprised at how much good stuff goes into your favorite
  >> snack. Good stuff like potatoes, which naturally contain vitamin C and
  >> essential minerals. Or corn, one of the world's most popular grains, 
  >> packed
  >> with thiamin, vitamin B6, and phosphorous -- all necessary for healthy
  >> bones, teeth, nerves and muscles."
  >> Potatoes and corn -- two of the WORST foods you can eat, even before
  >> processing begins! But wait -- there's more...
  >> "Our all-natural sunflower, corn and soybean oils contain good
  >> polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which help lower total and
  >> 'bad' cholesterol and maintain HDL 'good' cholesterol levels, which can
  >> support a healthy heart."
  >> So you CAN'T say cherries provide antioxidants that benefit health, but

  >> you
  >> CAN clearly tell customers that corn chips help keep bones healthy and
  >> potato chips cooked in soybean oil "can support a healthy heart."
  >> That is true lunacy! In any rational world we'd be able to storm FDA
  >> headquarters and take them all away in straitjackets.
  >> As I said earlier, there may be a way out of this government-inflicted
  >> insanity. But to do it, we have to go through the government.
  >> Two members of Congress recently introduced the Free Speech about
  >> Act that will require the FDA to let food producers and supplement
  >> state health claims when they're backed up by sound, science-based 
  >> evidence.
  >> You can help this important effort by contacting your representatives
  >> senators through "Thomas," a Library of Congress website (
  >><> ).
  >> Let your Congressmen know how vital it is to change these absurd FDA
  >> regulations that withhold essential health information and cause 
  >> companies
  >> and growers to spend millions defending ridiculous charges.
  >> I mean, really...aren't there other "unapproved drugs" that are
  >> putting us at greater risk than walnuts and cherries???
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