Fraud And Death Administration, (FDA), Goes Too Far
It is way past time the fraud and death administration was sued for its bungling, incompetent, mishandling of the job it was tasked with doing. Since its inception the agency has accepted bribes, shown an incredible contempt for human health issues, and gone out of its way to impede good health. Those running the fraud and death administration have their noses so far up Big Pharma’s ass that it is a wonder they can write letters and no wonder they botch the role assigned to them. First they tell us that cherries are a drug, and now walnuts? Are they totally insane at the fraud and death administration or just on a power high?
I’m outraged over the latest stunt by the fraud and death administration, that of declaring walnuts packaged by Diamond Foods, Inc. as an illegal drugs because of their health claims. Let’s look at that wonderful letter from the FDA.
The Fraud and Death Admin. is wonderful about including email addresses and you can find that information here. I suggest we ALL get a hold of this woman and let her know in person, or via email, just what we think of them branding walnuts as illegal drugs while making sure that pesticides and deadly drugs remain on the market.
Next, call your senator and representative and let them know what you think of this incompetent agency. Time to shut them down! We will not continue to reward those who are incapable of doing the jobs they were hired for. I’ve included a link at the bottom of this post for you to let the fraud and death administration and your congressmen/women know exactly how you feel. While there is text in the box provided, you can easily delete that and put your own two cents in. That’s what I did. I’m done playing nice with any of them. There is no room in my world for those who desire to play at ridiculous!
In case you forgot, there is the mission statement of the fraud and death administration:
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.
In what conceivable way does making walnuts an illegal drug support the mission statement of the fraud and death administration? Someone clue me in here because I am failing miserably to comprehend the misguided, stupidity of this agency. Apparently they are feeling left out of the news and are doing all they can to grab media attention. Well I’ll be happy to give them attention. Oh yes I will! I hope you will too.
In addition, on September 8, 2004 the fraud and death administration said that claims made concerning Omega-3 fatty acids could include the following:
FDA NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2004
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the availability of a qualified health claim for reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) on conventional foods that contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids.
“Coronary heart disease is a significant health problem that causes 500,000 deaths annually in the United States,” said Dr. Lester M. Crawford, Acting FDA Commissioner. “This new qualified health claim for omega-3 fatty acids should help consumers as they work to improve their health by identifying foods that contain these important compounds.” (for full article click the link above)
So let’s look at the real science behind health claims made by Diamond Foods and see if the fraud and death administration can hold up under the assault of true science instead of their pseudo/junk science and brown-nosing for corporate America.
The science behind nuts and their health potential has had 17 years of study. These are not claims made to sell a product, they are true and full of information. A great article to read that tells all is HERE: Another great article is written by Alliance for Natural Health.
The National Library of Medicine database contains no fewer than thirty-five peer-reviewed published papers supporting a claim that ingesting walnuts improves vascular health and may reduce heart attack risk
Here are others:
1 Ros E, Núñez I, Pérez-Heras A, et al. A walnut diet improves endothelial function in
hypercholesterolemic subjects: a randomized crossover trial. Circulation. 2004 Apr 6;109(13):1609-14.
2 Feldman EB. The scientific evidence for a beneficial health relationship between walnuts and coronary heart disease. J Nutr. 2002 May;132(5):1062S-1101S.
3 Blomhoff R, Carlsen MH, Andersen LF, Jacobs DR Jr. Health benefits of nuts: potential role of antioxidants. Br J Nutr. 2006 Nov;96 Suppl 2:S52-60.
4 Mozaffarian D. Does alpha-linolenic acid intake reduce the risk of coronary heart disease? A review of the evidence. Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 May-Jun; 11(3):24-30; quiz 31, 79.
5 Zhao G, Etherton TD, Martin KR, West SG, Gillies PJ, Kris-Etherton PM. Dietary alpha-linolenic acid reduces inflammatory and lipid cardiovascular risk factors in hypercholesterolemic men and women. J Nutr. 2004 Nov;134(11):2991-7.
6 Tapsell LC, Gillen LJ, Patch CS, Batterham M, Owen A, Baré M, Kennedy M. Including walnuts in a low-fat/modified-fat diet improves HDL cholesterol-to-total cholesterol ratios in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2004 Dec;27(12):2777-83.
7 West SG. Alpha-Linolenic Acid from Walnuts P85 and Flax Increases Flow-Mediated Dilation of the Brachial Artery in a Dose-Dependent Fashion. Pennsylvania State University. American Heart Association’s 5th Annual Conference on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology in San Francisco. May 2004.
8 Iwamoto M, Imaizumi K, Sato M, Hirooka Y, Sakai K, Takeshita A, Kono M. Serum
lipid profiles in Japanese women and men during consumption of walnuts. Eur JClin Nutr. 2002 Jul;56(7):629-37.
9 Morgan JM, Horton K, Reese D, et al. Effects of walnut consumption as part of a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet on serum cardiovascular risk factors. Int’l J for Vit & Nutr Research. 2002 72:341-347.
10 Hu FB, Stampfer MJ, Manson JE, et al. Frequent nut consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in women: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 1998 Nov 14;317(7169):1341-5.
11 Chisholm A, Mann J, Skeaff M, et al. A diet rich in walnuts favourably influences plasma fatty acid profile in moderately hyperlipidaemic subjects. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1998 Jan;52(1):12-6.
12 de Lorgeril M, Renaud S, Mamelle N, et al. Mediterranean alpha-linolenic acid-rich diet in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. Lancet. 1994 Jun 11;343(8911):1454-9.
13 Maguire LS, O’Sullivan SM, Galvin K, O’Connor TP, O’Brien NM. Fatty acid profile, tocopherol, squalene and phytosterol content of walnuts, almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts and the macadamia nut. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2004 May;55(3):171-8.
14 Sabaté J, Fraser GE, Burke K, Knutsen SF, Bennett H, Lindsted KD. Effects of walnuts on serum lipid levels and blood pressure in normal men. N Engl J Med. 1993 Mar 4;328(9):603-7.
15 Zambón D, Sabaté J, Muñoz S, et al. Substituting walnuts for monounsaturated fat improves the serum lipid profile of hypercholesterolemic men and women. A randomized crossover trial. Ann Intern Med. 2000 Apr 4;132(7):538-46.
16 Iwamoto M, Imaizumi K, Sato M, et al. Serum lipid profiles in Japanese women and men during consumption of walnuts. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2002 Jul;56(7):629-37.
17 Simopoulos AP. Essential fatty acids in health and chronic disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 Sep;70(3 Suppl):560S-569S.
18 Hu FB, Stampfer MJ. Nut consumption and risk of coronary heart disease: a review of epidemiologic evidence. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 1999 Nov;1(3):204-9.
19 Zibaeenezhad MJ, Rezaiezadeh M, Mowla A, Ayatollahi SM, Panjehshahin MR.
Antihypertriglyceridemic effect of walnut oil. Angiology. 2003 Jul-Aug;54(4):411-4.
20 Almario RU, Vonghavaravat V, Wong R, Kasim-Karakas SE. Effects of walnut consumption on plasma fatty acids and lipoproteins in combined hyperlipidemia. Am J Clin Nutr. 2001 Jul;74(1):72-9.
21 Anderson KJ, Teuber SS, Gobeille A, Cremin P, Waterhouse AL, Steinberg FM. Walnut polyphenolics inhibit in vitro human plasma and LDL oxidation. J Nutr. 2001 Nov;131(11):2837-42.
There are a total of 55 articles quoted in the PDF document I’ve given the link to above. All this science investigated thoroughly over the last 17 years much longer than any money grubbing fraud and death administration flunky has ever conceived of. Stuff that in your * walnuts are an illegal drug! * The EPA and FDA are nothing more than avenues for corporate America to funnel money through and get what they want while We the People are denied the right to enjoy good foods. Time to throw the bastards to the curb!
If you aren’t already outraged by this stupid moronic agency, then look who they DO ALLOW to publish healthy information from:
Frito-Lay snacks start with real farm-grown ingredients. You might be surprised at how much good stuff goes into your favorite snack. Good stuff like potatoes, which naturally contain vitamin C and essential minerals. Or corn, one of the world’s most popular grains, packed with Thiamin, vitamin B6, and Phosphorous—all necessary for healthy bones, teeth, nerves and muscles.
And it’s not just the obvious ingredients. Our all-natural sunflower, corn and soybean oils contain good polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which help lower total and LDL “bad” cholesterol and maintain HDL “good” cholesterol levels, which can support a healthy heart. Even salt, when eaten in moderation as part of a balanced diet, is essential for the body.
Let me remind you that 90% of the corn grown in these united States are GMO. So healthy snack chips? Right! The fact that they still separate HDL and LDL, (one is going to feed the cells LDL and so is fatter, the other is depleted from feeding the cells and is on its way back to be replenished, HDL) tells me they know nothing about what health is!
Time to stop playing nice and let these fools in congress and the fraud and death department know where the bear shits in the woods. While I hate to try to talk to those not listening, November is fast approaching, (relatively speaking), and they are starting to think about their futures in office. I’m bound, set, and determined that those who do not respond to us will be gone come November. And don’t vote republican because the democrats have done such a shitty job. Vote INDEPENDENT! Stop supporting a broken system guaranteed to continue the status quo.
We need to become informed consumers because the agencies who are supposed to protect us are off in some alternate universe and not doing what they are supposed to do.