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Sunday, April 29, 2007

The FDA wants my dog to have more nutrition rights than me!

According to this article, as silly as that initially sounds, that may be the case. Actually, I'm not surprised at this at all. The FDA has tried this kind of stuff before, but, due to public response and politicians who were savvy enough to realize that Americans are smart enough to handle vitamins and nutrition supplements, their authoritarian takeover attempts were stopped dead in their tracks.

Well, the nutrition nazis are back. According to the first article linked below, if the FDA gets its way, the following things may possibly come to pass:

1. Green tea may be outlawed (I buy 20 oz bottles of Lipton tea with green tea in it all the time. I guess the Lipton company is now a drug dealer)

2. Bottled water used for the purpose of hydration could be classified as a drug. Water? Water? Even the communist party in China never tried to brainwash people into accepting the notion that water was a drug.

3. Vegetable juice could be regulated as a drug (There's goes my V8. And I guess the juice bars at the gyms can hang it up. What's next? Outlawing free weights and stair steppers because they might accelerate my heart rate as a drug might?)

4. Herbs could be considered a controlled substance, meaning that if you have an herb garden you could potentially be considered on the same playing field as someone who has a pot garden.

Here's the article I referred to:

FDA takeover of the Nutritional Supplements industry

And here are a few other comments/blog posts on the subject:

FDA to regulate herbs, juices and vitamins

FDA WANTS TO ELIMINATE NATURAL HEALTH CARE

The FDA is nothing more than a pimping operation for the big pharma houses

FDA attempting to regulate supplements, herbs and juices as "drugs"

FDA threatens your freedom

FDA WILL REGULATE VITAMINS, HERBS


It's incredible that this could actually be happening, but it looks like the feds are once again attempting to assume total control over your one-a-day pills, garlic pills, and glucosamine and chrondroitan supplements. And here's the funny thing. I give glucosamine supplements to my dog, based on my vet's recommendation.

I guess if the FDA gets it way, my dog will have more rights in the vitamin, supplement arena that I will.

My advice? CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN, WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN, AND TELL YOUR CONGRESSMAN THAT A POLITICIAN WHO ALLOWS THIS TO HAPPEN WILL NOT GET RE-ELECTED.

These clowns at the FDA and all the members of Congress work for us----NOT VICE-VERSA.








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