I know one thing for sure, you cannot believe a word they say!  Only thing is, 
where do we find one not contaminated with the pollution of greed, payoffs, and 
graft.  Seems even those wth the best intentions succumb to it.


---- Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: 
> 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-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Terri Brown
> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 8:49 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 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<mailto:longhornf...@verizon.net> 
>   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
>   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 
>   information/lesson!
> 
>   Lynda
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: "Lorrie"
> <felineres...@frontier.com<mailto:felineres...@frontier.com>>
>   To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>>
>   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
> according 
>   >> 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.
> The
>   >> scientific evidence behind that statement is irrefutable. But when
> owners 
>   >> 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
> cherries 
>   >> 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
> cultures 
>   >> 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
> up
>   >> 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
> showing
>   >> heart health benefits of walnuts were not sufficient to allow such
> claims 
>   >> 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
> the
>   >> 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
> LDL
>   >> '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
> Science
>   >> Act that will require the FDA to let food producers and supplement
> makers
>   >> state health claims when they're backed up by sound, science-based 
>   >> evidence.
>   >>
>   >>
>   >> You can help this important effort by contacting your representatives
> and
>   >> senators through "Thomas," a Library of Congress website (
>   >> www.thomas.loc.gov<http://www.thomas.loc.gov/> ).
>   >>
>   >> 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
> currently
>   >> putting us at greater risk than walnuts and cherries???
>   >
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