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---- Katy Doyle <athenapities...@gmail.com> wrote: 
> 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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