I'm not rich enough to fund a campaign... and I don't enjoy sucking up to
the people that have the money to fund me.

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM, <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote:

> Just had an idea. Why don't we run for office!
>
>
> ---- Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
> > I bet we could build a big soap box - I have a feeling there are more
> like
> > us out there....somebody's got to protect what we eat!
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 4:38 PM
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > 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 ).
> > >
> > > 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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