Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Really? Cheerios?

FDA Blasts Cheerios

The Food and Drug Administration scolded the makers of Cheerios about the way they promote the cereal's health benefits. The FDA sent a letter of warning to General Mills accusing them of making unauthorized health claims.

Current boxes of Cheerios are touting what the company calls exciting news -- the cereal's ability to help lower cholesterol 10 percent in one month.

According to a letter from the FDA General Mills' advertising violates the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The agency said claims that Cheerios ingredients can lower cholesterol within a certain amount of time, all while providing cancer-fighting and heart-healthy benefits, essentially makes Cheerios "a drug" by their definition. And no drug in this country can be legally javascript:void(0)marketed without an approved new drug application.

The FDA needs to back off and disband themselves. Here they are going to classify Cheerios as a drug, while in the mean time they promote a pill pushing medical industry that is basically a form of bribery and racketeering. I had a professor in grad school that was a CEO of a pharmaceutical company that was against pill pushing because of the potential long term effects of poisoning your body through pharmaceuticals. The body is a self healing agent as long as a certain chemistry is maintained. For that, please go find an osteopathic doctor (DO) or chiropractor.

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