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

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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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fda is corrupt and wants people to be ill.ill people make money for big pharma.

they get funded by big pharma and staffed by big pharma.

i hope the big C gets them.

They so richly deserve it.




posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 06:09 PM
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For heavens sake we are talking about a 'product' here not a flippin walnut. And no doubt a product that is full of the chemicals the article goes on to slam.
At best misleading. At worse outright lies. The writer should have been a politician.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
It's not the Nuts but the "nutty claims" that is the problem that the FDA is having with Diamond and their walnuts.


Here are some "nutty" claims being made about walnuts by some respected "nutty" institutions:

The Mayo Clinic:


3. Walnuts, almonds and other nuts

Walnuts, almonds and other nuts can reduce blood cholesterol. Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, walnuts also help keep blood vessels healthy.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, eating about a handful (1.5 ounces, or 42.5 grams) a day of most nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts, may reduce your risk of heart disease. Just make sure the nuts you eat aren't salted or coated with sugar.


BBC News:


Eating walnuts at the end of a meal may help cut the damage that fatty food can do to the arteries, research suggests.


It is just plain "nutty" how many "nutty" people there are out there making "nutty" claims about nuts...or, maybe an out of control administrative agency with no Constitutional mandate are the real nuts.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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Without knowing the exact wording on the Walnuts packaging it's hard to say whether the letter was justified or not.

I guess in the end I do tend to trust the FDA less than the industry, but then I know for a fact that many products knowingly make fraudulent or misleading claims. Bad players on both sides.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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Originally posted by Blaine91555
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Without knowing the exact wording on the Walnuts packaging it's hard to say whether the letter was justified or not.

I guess in the end I do tend to trust the FDA less than the industry, but then I know for a fact that many products knowingly make fraudulent or misleading claims. Bad players on both sides.


I know for a fact that government makes fraudulent claims. The difference is I have the choice to not do business with a private company and I do not have to fund their fraudulence. I do not have this choice with government.



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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I thought maybe folks would be interested in this article since it falls into the same category that the FDA is placng upon walnuts. I thought about making a thread about this, but have decided against it for obvious reasons.

"5@5 - Eat more hemp seeds (yes, they're legal)"
eatocracy.cnn.com...

In yesterday's post about eating more compassionately in the new year, Farm Sanctuary president Gene Baur extolled the virtues of replacing cow’s milk with an animal-friendly, non-dairy milk.

Among his replacement recommendations were the usual suspects - almond, soy, rice - but then he also mentioned a substitute a little more, shall we say, earthy.

While the perception of hemp leans, erroneously, more toward Cheech and Chong than one of undiluted health, hemp seeds are packed full of nutrition - and you should milk them for all they're worth, says Happy Hemp owner Tara Miko Grayless.


Just a sprinkle of hemp seeds elevates any meal to super food status. It adds nutty goodness and a healthy dose of protein, fiber and essential amino and heart healthy fatty acids.

Sprinkle this moist seed on to any salad, yogurt, or cereal, or enjoy this protein-packed snack on their own. Simple and easy."


"Hemp milk is one of the most nutritionally value-packed milk options. Hemp milk is a great option for vegans, those who have allergens associated with whey protein or casein, or are lactose intolerant. Hemp milk is full of omega fatty acids, minerals, vitamins and protein - not to mention easy to make!"


We often overschedule ourselves to the point of not eating. Enter hemp seeds. Whipping up a quick smoothie to go can kick-start your day and your metabolism."


"Do you have little ones at home that are on a strict cookie, pizza or hamburger diet? No problem, hemp seeds can secretly be added to their diet with this stealth sweet treat.


"Many vegans, or people following the Paleo diet, have a terrible time finding alternative options to protein. Hemp seeds have more protein than meat, fish or tofu. This plant-based protein is an excellent option for a vegan diet. Hemp, hemp hooray!


So, as the article states, hemp seeds have several health benefits. Since they don't contain any THC, which is why the government has made marijuana illegal, you cannot get "high" from the seeds. I don't see this "super food" being sold in stores any time soon though because you can still grow a plant from them, but I can also see our government radiating the seeds so they become sterile. If this is done, I wonder if it would change the chemical property of the seeds so they aren't as healthy as well?

(Mods, I hope this isn't a T&C violation. If it is, please send me a U2U and I will erase the post. Thank you.)



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 10:29 AM
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I wonder how long it will be before the FDA classifies hemp seeds as a drug as well...



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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They are evil, EVIL I tell you!


Hemp seeds are the equivalent of someone who manufactures meth. They both create dangerous drugs.

Seriously though. If the government would stop kissing the arse of Big Pharma and crack down on the drugs that are actually killing people like meth does, people would be healthier.

Sometimes I seriously doubt our government will ever get its priorities straight.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 09:45 PM
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The Diamond company can leave the health claims on their packaging and on their website.
It appears the diamond company overlooked the required FDA disclaimer, thats all.

Somewhere in the "disclaimer it must say "FDA has not evaluated this claim." and also must state " this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."

As long as you have this disclaimer, it is not a "Drug" but a "Dietary Supplement"
Perfectly legal under FDA laws and regulation.

Nothing out of the norm here. (sniff ffins) Nope, no conspiracies in this thread.



edit on 11-1-2012 by RkAngel because: did i do that



posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 09:40 AM
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Hey man i want to make some walnut brownies.
Can you hook me up.
Just one bag.
That's all I need.
The FDA really needs to get over themselves. Man talk about screwed up priorities.



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