Sunday, December 24, 2006

The FDA now regulates cherries

On October 17, 2005, the FDA sent warning letters to 29 companies that market cherries. In these letters, the FDA threatened these companies with legal action and told them they had to remove the scientific information on their websites that described the health benefits of the natural medicines found in cherries, such as the anthocyanins that reduce inflammation for arthritis sufferers. According to the warped FDA logic that now seems to be standard, when cherry growers post scientific information about the health benefits of their cherries, they magically transform their cherries into drugs and therefore, as drugs, they must have FDA approval in order to sell them in the United States.

There's that gun in the room again.

Now the lowly cherry has been declared a drug.

If you don't think so, why would the FDA be sticking

its nose in them?


Enjoy the show.