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Walnuts Are Drugs, Says FDA
The New American ^ | Thursday, 21 July 2011 10:10 | Michael Tennant

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 didn’t 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.

Diamond’s 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.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhofda; codexalimentarius; diamondfoods; drugs; fda; nannystate; napl; nuts; nwo; thenewamerican; walnuts
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1 posted on 07/21/2011 2:35:13 PM PDT by nralife
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To: nralife
Oops! This is an excerpt! Click the link above for the full article!
2 posted on 07/21/2011 2:36:32 PM PDT by nralife (www.fireholder.com)
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To: nralife

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....


3 posted on 07/21/2011 2:38:56 PM PDT by unspun (It's the Sovereignty, Stu... | We are Gulag Bound)
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To: nralife

I hate the Obama administration more every day.


4 posted on 07/21/2011 2:39:23 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: nralife

Make that “Codex Alimentarius”


5 posted on 07/21/2011 2:39:28 PM PDT by unspun (It's the Sovereignty, Stu... | We are Gulag Bound)
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To: nralife
Just like FDA to interfere in the consumption of healthful food. If it ain't junk they don't want it.

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.

6 posted on 07/21/2011 2:39:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nralife

And I say nuts to the FDA.


7 posted on 07/21/2011 2:40:02 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: nralife

Walnuts are drugs? Seriously, would we even notice if the size and scope of government were to halved overnight?


8 posted on 07/21/2011 2:40:29 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: nralife

So now the FDA is taking my nuts! Ouch!


9 posted on 07/21/2011 2:42:08 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: nralife

Time to head for Costco and buy a 50 lb bag....


10 posted on 07/21/2011 2:42:38 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: nralife

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.


11 posted on 07/21/2011 2:42:38 PM PDT by albie
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To: nralife
Cloward-Piven at work for you.

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.

12 posted on 07/21/2011 2:42:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: nralife
I learned a long ago to never think you've seen everything. Nasty-gram from the government to a walnut company threatening to regulate their nuts as drugs?

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.

13 posted on 07/21/2011 2:42:55 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: nralife

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?


14 posted on 07/21/2011 2:43:15 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: nralife
One of millions of examples of why 'government' has grown way too big and far too intrusive. This is how bureaucrats, drunk with power, kill perfectly legitimate businesses, all the while pretending that it's for 'our safety'. We have got to stop this. Elect conservatives.
15 posted on 07/21/2011 2:45:02 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: nralife
This is nuts. FDA should be abolished as a gov't agency and replaced with a model similar to Underwriters Laboratories.
They should only publish test results and let consumers make their own choices, not make laws.

16 posted on 07/21/2011 2:45:18 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Hawk1976

“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?


17 posted on 07/21/2011 2:45:35 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: nralife

These effing lefty nannies have to be disposed of.


18 posted on 07/21/2011 2:46:03 PM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: Hawk1976
Seriously, would we even notice if the size and scope of government were to halved overnight?

Yes. Our lives would be simpler, fairer and far less frustrating.

19 posted on 07/21/2011 2:46:50 PM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: nralife

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!


20 posted on 07/21/2011 2:47:25 PM PDT by Boiling point (Cain / Palin 2012)
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To: nralife

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...)


21 posted on 07/21/2011 2:48:13 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: patton

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..


22 posted on 07/21/2011 2:48:53 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: BitWielder1
This is nuts

LOL

23 posted on 07/21/2011 2:48:58 PM PDT by alley cat
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To: nralife

Whats next water?


24 posted on 07/21/2011 2:49:28 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: nralife

The gubbermint can have my nuts when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers.


25 posted on 07/21/2011 2:51:11 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: alley cat
I admit it. Pun was intentional.

26 posted on 07/21/2011 2:51:51 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BubbaJunebug

LOL - the real irony is that I am allergic to wallnuts.


27 posted on 07/21/2011 2:52:41 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: nralife

This is what we are paying for through the nose with our taxes.


28 posted on 07/21/2011 2:54:21 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Danae

” Whats next water? “

You mean “Dihydrogen Monoxide”???

(Google it and be amazed.. :~))


29 posted on 07/21/2011 2:54:35 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: patton

LOL...spell it right and maybe the nuts will be nice to you :)


30 posted on 07/21/2011 2:55:20 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: nralife

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.


31 posted on 07/21/2011 2:56:49 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Uncle Ike
wondering if this might not be the first flakes of the fallout from the cynically misnamed ‘Food Safety Modernization Act’??

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.

32 posted on 07/21/2011 2:57:28 PM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I hate the Obama administration more every day.

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.

33 posted on 07/21/2011 2:58:24 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: nralife

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.


34 posted on 07/21/2011 2:58:32 PM PDT by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: BubbaJunebug

I can’t spell in six languages. Actually, I can’t spell in any of them.

;)


35 posted on 07/21/2011 2:58:38 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: nralife

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??


36 posted on 07/21/2011 2:59:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: BubbaJunebug

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.


37 posted on 07/21/2011 2:59:47 PM PDT by jack1165
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To: Uncle Ike

Water, eggs (glad I raise my own) cranberry, blueberry and pomogranate juices, beer and red wine...


38 posted on 07/21/2011 2:59:58 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Danae
Whats next water?

They're already working on that.
Not FDA but EPA is poised to regulate all 'bodies of water' in the US, including ground water, which will mean everybody with a well or a drain could be hit with new regulation.
It's part of the "Clean Water Act".

They intend to make lawbreakers of all of us.
Either to strip away our rights or have us pay huge amounts for permits for every little thing.
It's a thinly disguised variation of the protection racket if you ask me.

39 posted on 07/21/2011 3:00:25 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: nralife

Obama make history!!

On the same day that he kills our space program, he takes our nuts away.


40 posted on 07/21/2011 3:02:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Boiling point
When you retire from the Pentagon, you get a job with a defense contractor.

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?

41 posted on 07/21/2011 3:04:21 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: SpaceBar
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.

FDA is more like TSA - one takes your nuts completely, and the other just fondles them.

42 posted on 07/21/2011 3:04:35 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The gubbermint can have my nuts when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers.

Joe ,,,ya done went an yet that 6-pack get to ya ,,,, sure about the way that came out

43 posted on 07/21/2011 3:04:45 PM PDT by piroque (Southern born and Raised,)
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To: janereinheimer

“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.


44 posted on 07/21/2011 3:06:32 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: illiac
Time to head for Costco and buy a 50 lb bag....

Or come out to the east side of my property in the fall and get a couple of tons of them for free.

45 posted on 07/21/2011 3:07:15 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: nralife

46 posted on 07/21/2011 3:07:46 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I do also..with the “red hot intensity of 1000 suns”.


47 posted on 07/21/2011 3:07:50 PM PDT by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: janereinheimer
We know the benefits of Niacin.

Yeah. It gives me the rash from hell when I take it in tablet form. Prescribed? Yes. Will I take it? No.

48 posted on 07/21/2011 3:07:50 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: nralife

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)


49 posted on 07/21/2011 3:07:50 PM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: piroque
"Joe ,,,ya done went an yet that 6-pack get to ya ,,,, sure about the way that came out"

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: ?

50 posted on 07/21/2011 3:08:02 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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