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FDA Claims Walnuts to be Illegal Drugs | Government Lunacy at its Best

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:45 PM
As Screwed has demonstrated ( possibly out of sarcasm ), the real problem with these kind of "regulations" is that with just the right amount of time, the people will begin to accept it. So instead of going against the stupid laws, they start to attack the people who are breaking these laws.

Reject the illegal.
Stay asleep.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:49 PM
reply to post by predator0187

And people still trust big pharma and the FDA.

They have pulled the wool over so many human eyes.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 12:26 AM

Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
I thought about posting and sharing my outrage over this, but as fate would have it I just ate a small bag of walnuts and am now zonked and stoned beyond all imagination. I just can't think straight when I am stoned on walnuts.

ZonkedZodeaux or ZodeauxZonked is your new name, ok? Cool.
(You probably won't get to read this message until the middle of next week, when you
come back down off the wal(l)).

I just tried rolling a number myself, in the normal fashion, with whole walnuts.
I am getting no-where fast, and my jaws are killing me from all the toking!

Ah well. Back to the bananas, I guess.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 12:45 AM
It was Diamond Foods that tried to claim they were drugs by making health claims.

When Diamond Foods did that it was easy for the FDA to say prove it. or drop the claims.

If Diamond Foods could prove it then they could raise the price by 10 fold by saying it was a OTC drug.

y'all don't read the story closely to read what it really said

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 01:49 AM
reply to post by predator0187

Good grief...
the FDAdministrators must be bored or something...

I'll go get the straightjackets.

I'll tell ya what, I'm starting to think the FDA is as useless and asinine as the TSA and the Education Department.

Wait til the marshmallows find out...

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 03:48 AM
The overreacting on this thread is rediculous. This is exactly the thing the FDA SHOULD be doing. A company is making a claim that this product will have a health benefit, if they advertised omega-3's and left it at that they would have been fine. Walnuts are not a drug now, nor are they illegal, the packaging implied they were a drug and that was all that was illegal.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 04:07 AM
reply to post by TinkerHaus

Thank you. It's exactly people who do not read carefully who spread lies. One person mis-reads, then another sensationalizes it, then another person passes it on with even more, and then we hear trash.

I read the OP and saw the word "claims...'drugs.'" and realized what was actually being said by the FDA.

If a sentence is long enough such that you cannot link a subject, verb, and it's object nominative, then you are forced to rely on someone else to interpret the sentence for you or just wait for someone to correct you online.

We all have our limits. I can't interpret legal documents, for instance, very well. So, what do I do? I leave it to people who can.

Check the source. Understand what is being said. Simple instructions.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 04:25 AM
Does anyone recall several years ago when the cherry growers association was taken to task for stating the results of clinical studies on cherries and a disease condition that improved with eating them?

TextFDA picks on cherry growers It began in 1999 when a peer-reviewed report in the Journal of Natural Products, published by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, concluded that tart cherries may relieve pain better than aspirin and many other anti-inflammatory drugs. It turns out that consumption of about 20 cherries reduces inflammation in a similar manner as aspirin or Cox-2 inhibiting drugs without the lethal side effects of gastric bleeding or vitamin depletion associated with these drugs. The molecules in cherries, called anthocyanins, work to reduce inflammation at ten times less dosage than aspirin. [Journal Natural Products 1999 Feb; 62(2): 294—6] Pills that provide concentrated anthocyanins would make it even easier to consumers to achieve these health benefits. When cherry growers began to cite this scientific study, the FDA followed by sending a warning letter to 29 companies that market cherries, threatening regulatory action if they did not remove the scientific information regarding the anti-inflammatory properties of cherries from their websites. The FDA declared cherries to be "drugs" once health claims for a disease were associated with the product.

Here is the link, I couldn't get it to link right.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 06:58 AM
Funny what food people consider to be illegal these days.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 08:24 AM
The same thing happened to Honey Nut Cheerios.

Their boxes stated something similar that the cereal would cure cholesterol and were forced to change their boxes.

FDA - Cheerios

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 08:41 AM
The first rule of FDA:
You do not talk about health benefits.

The second rule:

Since biology is essentially complex chemistry, it logically follows that food is made up of chemicals. Some of these chemicals may even be beneficial to humans. Gee, I never would have guessed.

The FDA apparently doesnt want people to know that beneficial chemicals can be found in nature. It seems that they want us to get our nutrition from expensive artificial sources, ie Big Pharma.

This may be an intentional strategy to keep people enslaved by healthcare and pharmacy, or merely the result of an over zealous bureaucracy.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 08:50 AM
Walnuts will not be illegal, they will just not be allowed to be marketed with such claims as to act as a drug. Consumers will have to do their own research and buy the product based on their own findings.

The entire point of such action is to protect consumers from snake-oil and companies selling products with completely blatant, false claims of health benefits. In this case, there appears to be evidence supporting the benefits of walnuts on one's health. But anything edible benefits ones health by keeping them alive, and functioning, even if the food is indeed unhealthy.

There are companies that sell Prescription Omega-3 and they went through the FDA process to get that approval and oversight. Then there are other companies that sell the same, or even more potent Omega-3 over the counter as a supplement and go through a much less rigorous oversight.

In essence, all the FDA is saying is to keep selling your product but do so as a food. If you want to sell it like a drug then you will have to go through the process and have it treated as a drug. Folks who sell fish don't claim that fish lowers cholesterol or helps with brain health due to the Omega-3 within the fish. If they did they they would have to go through the same process.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 08:54 AM
It's not the Nuts but the "nutty claims" that is the problem that the FDA is having with Diamond and their walnuts.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:10 AM
No surprise. The ATF says shoe laces are machine guns.

These are the people holding guns to your heads.

These are the people who can toss you in prison and confiscate your property.

And you fund their actions with your tax dollars.

Every last one of us answers to some inbred retarded bully on the playground under threats of violence who lacks the capacity to comprehend and his name is government.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:14 AM
reply to post by Chamberf=6

I'm pretty sure that the oils in the nutmeg burn or make you throw up or something unpleasant. A food is one thing a spice is something else.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:22 AM
im eating some now.

and cracking them right from the shell with my nut cracker, which you can probably catch aids from sharing now.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 10:36 AM
This just in:

the FDA is installing a giant shade to block out the sun due to claims that it helps provide vitamin D which can prevent depression, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairments asthma, and Cancer.
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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 10:55 AM
So is the DEA going to show up at my house and cut down my walnut tree?

I hope they will split and stack the wood also.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Don't they have anything better to do
than to pick on nuts

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 11:19 AM
reply to post by TinkerHaus

Yes it is astounding to see the amount of people who don't even read the first page of a thread before posting.

Come on guys, a little more effort.

Your Walnuts are safe!

The FDA does need Ron Paul.
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