What do walnuts and sugar have in common? Nothing really, except the fact that they are both being targeted as problem food items, albeit in different ways.
These two food items are now being scrutinized by two different groups who think their availability should be restricted.
Let’s start with the walnuts, since most of us will agree that nuts are actually good for you. In fact, there is plenty of scientific evidence proving it.
The following is information that came out in July of last year. Somehow I missed it, so many of you may have as well.
The FDA has declared that walnuts are drugs. Nope, not a healthy snack food, but a drug. Following claims by Diamond Foods that walnuts are beneficial to your health, the FDA responded by letter informing the company that it may not market walnuts in the U.S. without a new drug application.
Obviously, the FDA didn’t like Diamond’s claims that the omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts can lower cholesterol, and reduce the risk of some cancers as well as heart disease. Never mind that these are scientifically proven facts. None of that matters. All that matters is that the FDA doesn’t want you to know this information or have easy access to something that is all-natural and could improve your health.
The FDA’s absurd warning letter stated the follow:
Based on claims made on your firm’s website, we have determined that your walnut products are promoted for conditions that cause them to be drugs because these products are intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease.
It goes on to say “Because of these intended uses, your walnut products are drugs” and that they are new drugs “because they are not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced conditions.”
Diamond Foods was then informed that the walnuts “may not be legally marketed with the above claims in the United States without an approved new drug application.”
The letter goes on to warn:
You should take prompt action to correct these violations. Failure to do so may result in regulatory action without further notice. Such action may include, but is not limited to, seizure or injunction.
If you’d like to read the whole insane letter, you can find it here.
Ok, moving on….
Now that we’ve been informed that walnuts belong in your medicine cabinet, let’s talk about how researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) want sugar to be regulated like alcohol and tobacco.
Although no one could argue that sugar consumption is related to the rising obesity rate in this country, these researchers want to implement measures that would make it harder and more expensive for you to obtain it.
These UCSF researchers, who are Dr. Robert Lustig, Dr. Laura Schmidt, Dr. Claire Brindis, believe that sugar is toxic and that people should not have easy access to it.
How do they propose we deal with the problem? Well, they have suggested imposing a hefty sugar tax similar to the tax on cigarettes. By making it prohibitively expensive, they’re hoping people will decide that it isn’t worth it.
In addition, they have proposed “tightening licensing requirements” on school and workplace vending machines and banning minors from purchasing sugary beverages.
Dr. Brindis claims that they are not trying to control sugar or interfere with your choice of whether or not to consume it, but that they want to make it less convenient so that we make healthier choices. Make no mistake, they’re trying to do exactly what she claims they aren’t.
Here is the video for your viewing pleasure:
I wonder what they’ll do if you eat the walnuts and sugar together. Perhaps, they will arrest you.
Apparently, that’s what the government wants us to believe. Walnuts and sugar are bad, even though they are naturally occurring substances, one of which has many proven health benefits.
Genetically modified crops, on the other hand, are producing disastrous effects all over the country. GMs are incredibly dangerous, yet earlier this year, the USDA approved a new variety of GM that will be sprayed with Agent Orange.
I’ll let you form your own conclusions about what’s really going on. There’s no point in stating the obvious.
Written By Melissa S. | Friend Melissa on Facebook | Join The Forum
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