Skip to comments.Walnuts Are Drugs, Says FDA
Posted on 07/21/2011 2:35:09 PM PDT by nralife
Seen any walnuts in your medicine cabinet lately? According to the Food and Drug Administration, that is precisely where you should find them. Because Diamond Foods made truthful claims about the health benefits of consuming walnuts that the FDA didnt approve, it sent the company a letter declaring, Your walnut products are drugs and new drugs at that and, therefore, they may not legally be marketed in the United States without an approved new drug application. The agency even threatened Diamond with seizure if it failed to comply.
Diamonds transgression was to make financial investments to educate the public and supply them with walnuts, as William Faloon of Life Extension magazine put it. On its website and packaging, the company stated that the omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts have been shown to have certain health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. These claims, Faloon notes, are well supported by scientific research: Life Extension has published 57 articles that describe the health benefits of walnuts; and The US National Library of Medicine database contains no fewer than 35 peer-reviewed published papers supporting a claim that ingesting walnuts improves vascular health and may reduce heart attack risk.
The FDA has become a globalist Marxofascist tool of NAZI-originated “Codex Alimentarious,” as adopted by the United Nations.
Now there’s something to Web search....
I hate the Obama administration more every day.
Make that “Codex Alimentarius”
BTW, the Seventh Day Adventist church has a number of folks on unusual diets. Years back a scientific study was done of a group of SDAs who ate a cup of nuts a week. They had no cardiovascular disease of any kind.
FDA does not want you to know that of course.
And I say nuts to the FDA.
Walnuts are drugs? Seriously, would we even notice if the size and scope of government were to halved overnight?
So now the FDA is taking my nuts! Ouch!
Time to head for Costco and buy a 50 lb bag....
The FDA is no better than the EPA or the IRS. It’s been misleading this country since it’s inception. The “food pyramid” was absolute BS. They’ve approved drugs that have caused great harm to people and continue to operate as Marxist nanny state “organization” designed to put private business, out of business.
Overwhelm the system with regulations.
Bring it to it's knees, shoot it in the head, then start wiping out the excess population the system supported.
The story would be funny, if it wasn't so infuriating. The people we have "governing" our once free nation are a bunch of damned goons who need to be stopped.
Are prescriptions needed?
Are they to ONLY be available (the first of select foods)
for the Congress, Obama and his family, the SEIU elite,
and those of color and sufficient gayness or crossdressing?
“Seriously, would we even notice if the size and scope of government were to halved overnight?”
Can you imagine waking up in the moring and smelling - freedom?
These effing lefty nannies have to be disposed of.
Yes. Our lives would be simpler, fairer and far less frustrating.
Doesn’t EVERY food provide SOME benefit? Doesn’t any food provide some protection against starvation? We need to rein in these safety Nazis post hast!
No indication in the article as to when this exchange took place - wondering if this might not be the first flakes of the fallout from the cynically misnamed ‘Food Safety Modernization Act’?? (Stealth-passed and hurriedly signed into law during last year’s Lame Duck extravaganza...)
Ladies and gentlemen I stand before you tonight to let you know I am an addict........
Next thing the gov will tell that smoking is bad...oh wait..
Whats next water?
The gubbermint can have my nuts when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers.
LOL - the real irony is that I am allergic to wallnuts.
This is what we are paying for through the nose with our taxes.
” Whats next water? “
You mean “Dihydrogen Monoxide”???
(Google it and be amazed.. :~))
LOL...spell it right and maybe the nuts will be nice to you :)
The FDA is just another rogue agency like the EPA that operates outside any meaningful legal oversight, and needs to be defunded, disbanded, and scattered to the four winds.
No. This has always been the law of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. With some exceptions, how a product is classified is based on how it's marketed. If you make health claims, you're a drug. If you don't, you're not. Simple as that.
Sadly, its not just about Obama. The Dept. of Education, Energy, HHS/FDA/HUD, TSA, etc... have been around for years, just growing their roots - sometimes quickly, sometimes more slowly, but always growing. Republicans may trim them, but these bureaucracies and their staff are firmly "Progressive" in their outlook, and just wait for the likes of an Obama+Pelosi to come along to bloom.
If you follow this ridiculous logic, then everything that isn’t junk food is a “drug” because nutrients are “drugs.” Pork is an excellent source of Niacin. Does that make pork a drug. We know the benefits of Niacin.
And how about Calcium. Milk is a good source of Calcium. Calcium is an important nutrient for building bone integrity. Does that make Calcium a drug?
The folks over at FDA clearly have too much time on their hands. Guess this is the thanks we get when we complained about federal employees playing Solitaire on their computers. Now they’re going to punish us for eating healthy diets because anything that isn’t healthy is not a drug.
I can’t spell in six languages. Actually, I can’t spell in any of them.
WARNING: If you read the entire article, you’re going to get a headache and your head might even explode.
This is some very crazy stuff!!!!
LOL... I have 3 ancient walnut trees on my property. If I continue to allow the neighbors to collect some of the nuts, will the DEA come to my house, shoot my dog,taser my wife, steal my chickens, burn my trees and take me to prison?
Will foods recommended as having healthy benefits, by Obama’s knuckle dragging wife, now be illegal??
Call me for a fix. I guess I’m a drug lord since I have a yard full of walnuts. Maybe I’ll find a corner to sell them this fall.
Water, eggs (glad I raise my own) cranberry, blueberry and pomogranate juices, beer and red wine...
Obama make history!!
On the same day that he kills our space program, he takes our nuts away.
When you retire as an FDA executive, where do you go? How big a welcome would a drug company with large investments in heart medications give to an FDA executive who successfully suppressed information about foods that might reduce demands for their product?
FDA is more like TSA - one takes your nuts completely, and the other just fondles them.
Joe ,,,ya done went an yet that 6-pack get to ya ,,,, sure about the way that
“The folks over at FDA clearly have too much time on their hands”
This is why their budget needs to be halved. I work harder and smarter, I think that they should, too.
Or come out to the east side of my property in the fall and get a couple of tons of them for free.
I do also..with the “red hot intensity of 1000 suns”.
Yeah. It gives me the rash from hell when I take it in tablet form. Prescribed? Yes. Will I take it? No.
For half of my kids and I, this is too close to home. We’re celiacs. Autoimmune disorder which essentially means that foods made from, or with, wheat, barley and rye make us violently ill, among other effects. So salty snacks in our house are things like diamond’s gluten-free nuts, and, on a sort-of related note, blue diamond’s nut thins (awesome crackers made from rice and pecans, walnuts, et cetera).
The FDA needs to be put out to pasture. I don’t have the luxury of randomly grabbing things off the shelf, so I really follow certain manufacturers, and buy their products frequently. I’d hate to lose a good snack here because some gung-holier-than-thou bureaucrats decided they didn’t like someone’s tone. I realize I’m talking about a snack, here. It’s the combination of something we buy that is safe, with a weasely government agency that bugs me. (sorry folks)
At least I'm sober enough to tell the difference between periods and commas, and to remember that questions are usually punctuated with one of these thingies: ?