FDA Calls Cheerios an “Unapproved Drug
The continued harassment and suppression of information by the FDA would be ludicrous if it wasn’t killing hundreds of thousands of people every year. As some former FDA officials have pointed out, the organization is more a servant of drug companies than a protector of the health of American people.
In medieval times, people were not allowed to read the Bible as they might get strange ideas. Today, you are not allowed to talk about research in medical journals as you might start to question some of the drugs you are on.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to cereal manufacturer General Mills for claiming on its cereal box that Cheerios can help lower cholesterol, and saying on their website that “diets rich in whole grain foods can reduce the risk of heart disease.” The letter, dated May 5, called the above claims “serious violations” of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and applicable regulations. FDA stated that based on the claims made, Cheerios is now an unapproved drug, and must go through FDA new drug approval process.
FDA has issued warning letters in the past to various food producers to keep them from telling consumers about the healthful nature of their products. For example, cherry growers were targeted and enjoined from referencing peer-reviewed scientific articles proving cherries’ health benefits for gout and arthritis. For years, FDA barred health claims about the benefits of fish oil for heart, cancer, depression, body pain, and various other conditions until a drug company paid a great deal of money to take its fish oil through the approval process. That particular fish oil, now FDA-approved, sells at many more times the cost of regular fish oil. This type of enforcement effectively censors scientific information, greatly restricts consumer access to scientific studies that provide valuable information, and drives up healthcare costs.