I just have a bit of a ‘beef’ with the FDA for trying to over police when un-necessary and under police when in the best interests of the Pharma giants. I recall some FDA raids on alternative health food/suppliment stores in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Full ‘riot’ gear (flak jackets, helmuts, shields, and weapons brandished as they shutdown shops that were selling herbal suppliments and some CoQ enzymes which had been found to be beneficial to one’s health).
Here’s another FDA whack operation…
The FDA is now threatening cherry growers with raids to confiscate their cherries, haul them into court, and put them out of business for doing one simple thing that the FDA cannot stand to allow: The distribution of scientific information describing the health benefits of cherries.
On October 17, 2005, the FDA sent warning letters to 29 companies that market cherries. In these letters, the FDA threatened these companies with legal action and told them they had to remove the scientific information on their websites that described the health benefits of the natural medicines found in cherries, such as the anthocyanins that reduce inflammation for arthritis sufferers. According to the warped FDA logic that now seems to be standard, when cherry growers post scientific information about the health benefits of their cherries, they magically transform their cherries into drugs and therefore, as drugs, they must have FDA approval in order to sell them in the United States.
Now, any normal, sane person would look at a cherry and say, “It’s just a cherry.” It’s a natural fruit that people have been eating for as long as anyone can remember. But the FDA, in light of the fact that people are now discovering that cherries are actually good medicine, looks at a cherry and says (paraphrasing), “No, it’s a drug, and you have to have our permission to market it, and if you continue to talk about the health benefits of cherries, we will use our power to put you out of business.”
This event demonstrates perfectly well the sinister nature of the FDA, which clearly intends to restrict the spread of knowledge about cherries and thereby protect the profits of anti-inflammatory drugs that treat joint pain. If Americans knew the true power of cherries to reduce inflammation, you see, the sales of anti-inflammatory drugs might plummet, and the criminal drug pushers who run organized medicine today can’t allow that to happen. Hence, censorship and oppression of scientific information are the tactics used to keep the American people ignorant and, therefore, controlled.
Because it’s not just cherries that contain powerful medicine, you see. It’s blueberries, garlic, cabbage, onions, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, aloe vera, almonds and a thousand other natural foods and medicinal herbs. If the public understood the true healing power of these foods — and the powerful medicines they contain — conventional medicine and all its drug-pushing participants would suddenly be irrelevant and bankrupt.
That’s what the drug pushers absolutely cannot allow to happen, and that’s why the American people must be kept ignorant at all costs, even if it means engaging in book burning, armed raids on alternative medicine clinics, and jackbooted censorship of simple truths that might empower people to take charge of their own health. It is the most insidious use of power by any federal agency because its aim is ignorance, not education. It seeks to isolate people from information that might save them in order to control them.
Truthfully, the FDA has sold out to the giant Pharma companies when it comes to ‘our health’… since money is made by prolonging ailments rather than actually healing / curing. People should be taking note of just how squirrley the FDA has gotten about this kind of stuff.