Category: FDA

Regulating vices

Government tried to ban alcohol during the PROHIBITION period in the early 1900’s and it failed. Made matters worse.

Government banned marijuana, look at it now, it’s become legal everywhere, because, once again, banning it failed and now I kick myself for not buying that cheap one acre plot of land where now sits a commercial pot farm.

Desperate for something to do now FDA is hyping up the risks to teens with vaping. Vaping is vaporizing liquid into a cloud. Mother Earth vapes all the time.

“Raymond March is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Assistant Professor of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University, and Director of FDAReview.org” and has a good article about this located here though I think I’m the first to compare vaping to the atmosphere.

 

Feature image by pixabay and is free to use for both personal and commercial purposes without need for attribution. Notice the teddy bear sitting in the clouds talking down to a friend warning him about the dangers of making clouds. The above article reference is presented by an institute that gets an outstanding rating by Charity Navigator.


Vitamin C is no longer required

FDA in it’s wacky politics has decided that putting Vitamin C content in foods on the label is not necessary. They are requiring potassium content which is good.

Vitamin C is water soluable. It is excreted from the body when it’s not needed, not stored. The body needs it constantly.

To remove this from labeling is going back into the stone ages. Now no one will know if something has Vitamin C in it unless the manufacturer chooses to provide such information.

For the FDA to add Vitamin D as required on labels is absurd. That vitamin is fat soluble and is found in a can of tuna, fat cow milk, and salmon readily. It’s also in whole eggs.

reference FDA website

Here is what the FDA presents as the old label on the left and the new label on the right. I had suggested in public comment that the very first item “Nutrition Facts” be dropped down in font size as people know what these labels are and it takes too much real estate. As you can see that idea was not adopted. They rather shout NUTRITION FACTS IN BIG BOLD LETTERS SO THEY GET YOUR ATTENTION EVERY FUCKING TIME YOU SEE THESE LABELS HEY IT’S NUTRITION FACTS HERE HEY NUTRITION FACTS.

Duh.

They did though take my suggestion to make the serving size more pronounced though I could have done with a smaller calories area. It also was not necessary to make that so huge. The “Amount per serving” could have been right justified so it’s right over the number. That would have been much better. Another irky thing they didn’t do that I suggested is place FAT, CARBOHYDRATE, and PROTEIN grouped near each other on the top nor did they use the alphabet for order. Instead they keep this stupid throw in of cholesterol and sodium in the middle. The way they changed the total carbohydrate area is awful. Why is “total” now added to “sugars”? Now there’s totals all over the place. Should have been “sugars” and “added sugars”. Who did this? Again I can’t believe I can no longer see Vitamin C content! At least they did add amounts to the calcium, iron, etc. areas. I also wanted to see the milligram counts right justified, two columns so you can see quickly the grams and %, you have to this way keep moving your eye in increments, too choppy as depending on the length of the word the amounts in grams move to different positions.

public meeting July 26, 2018 submit comments on this meeting by August 27, 2018


D-Tammy Baldwin (Wis) introduced bill to ban using the M word

The M word is milk.

It would not be allowed to describe oat milk or almond milk as oats and almonds do not lactate.

This shows the stupidity of the liberals.

The claim is that it’s deceiving the consumer to call a non lactating thing capable of producing milk. The FDA did something somewhat similar to healthy ketchup, not allowing anything to be called “ketchup” if it didn’t have a certain higher level of sweetener in it because “it was deceiving consumers”. The healthy ketchup had to then be called “imitation ketchup”. In that ruling it made sense though as everyone knows ketchup to be a certain way. Take out all the sugar and you don’t have ketchup anymore you have tomato sauce.

This nut thing is nutty though.

Let’s look at this logically since the Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) did not use it with this matter nor did FDA.

Milk from a cow or human is a watery substance filled with nutrition.

Milk from a almond is a watery substance filled with nutrition.

The milk is created by adding water to a creamy ground soaked almond.

The process of lactation or no lactation is not the fundamental principle here to be addressed.

So the news today says that the FDA is going to stop the M word from being used.

This is another example of illogical behavior by FDA. It is a political decision making process using bits and pieces that justify deciding certain things, just like what was done with HIV. In this case it’s the cries of the dairy industry that is claiming foul.

I prefer logic be used though.

The almond tree produces seed for nutrition which can be made into milky substance.

The human mama produces nutrition for her seed which is a milky substance.

Bottom line is substance.

Hey I have a new name for almond milk, let me know if your company wants my services.


Kratom compared to opioids

The American Kratom Association is calling out the FDA saying they used bogus science to bastardize Kratom.[1]

Gee who would do such a thing?

David Herman, Chairman of the AKA, called upon FDA Commissioner Gottlieb to pull back the curtain on the “black box voodoo computer model” that was unveiled by the FDA to justify their continued ‘War on Kratom,’ this time claiming their computer model conclusively shows kratom is an opioid, and therefore had to be banned.”[2]

So the FDA uses back box voodoo. We knew that already with HIV/AIDS/LIES.

FDA is the stupid acronym for Food and Drug Administration. It should really be FADA.

[1] reference

[2] reference letter