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Cheerios Under Fire – FDA says Cheerios Advertisement “Causes it to be a Drug” 07/01/2009

Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Government.
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President Obama is going after the food industry – and apparently chose to have oh-so-deadly Cheerios targeted first.  (Obama suddenly has the right to tell the FDA what to attack.  Anyone else see a problem with this?)

In a letter to General Mills, the FDA said:

“Based on claims made on your product’s label, we have determined (Cheerios) is promoted for conditions that cause it to be a drug because the product is intended for use in the prevention, mitigation and treatment of disease.”

People are praising Obama and the FDA for this move.  Why?  The move does not even make sense.

Lots of foods help in the prevention (and mitigation and treatment) of diseases.  If those who grow/make the products that are helpful in this aspect, they are rather stupid not to use the claim of the products benefits in their advertising.

So should blueberries be regulated by the FDA?  After all, they help protect the body from diseases brought about by aging, as well as boost memory.  Or what about chocolate, which can prevent heart disease?




1. Artimas - 08/10/2009

If the FDA can get away with labeling FOOD as a DRUG then they would have the AUTHORITY to regulate all food products as drugs, which would then have food (eating and dispensing of) fall under the New Health Care Plan and be given out according to the governments ideas of who can eat what and who can grow what and who will be denied eating and growing of food. Just another way for us to fall under a socialist government.

Hotonis - 08/10/2009

Exactly! The FDA is an organization that is controlled by the government, and if they are allowed to regulate what food Americans are allowed to have, they control the restaurant businesses. If that happens, the food industry will be owned by the government without any legal consent.

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