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    FDA Cracking Down on Walnuts (and Omega-3s)

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    The public cannot be informed of the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids. Any company which tries to claim Omega-3s are heart healthy will get a cease and desist letter from the FDA.

    Diamond food company made the mistake of claiming that Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy for your heart on their walnut packaging, so now walnuts are classified as drugs according to the FDA! Yes, drugs!

    However, thanks to the FDA, fat laden fried products like potato chips from Frito-Lay are allowed to make all the health claims they want.

    Walnuts Are Drugs, Says FDA

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    The government tells us ketchup is a vegetable....derp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    The public cannot be informed of the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids. Any company which tries to claim Omega-3s are heart healthy will get a cease and desist letter from the FDA.

    Diamond food company made the mistake of claiming that Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy for your heart on their walnut packaging, so now walnuts are classified as drugs according to the FDA! Yes, drugs!

    However, thanks to the FDA, fat laden fried products like potato chips from Frito-Lay are allowed to make all the health claims they want.

    Walnuts Are Drugs, Says FDA
    These are the same people that taught us how to eat our way to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. They also tried to ban electronic cigarettes that are probably saving thousands of lives. I am so glad my tax dollars are being used to make us safer and healthier.

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    This is astonishing. However, I must say that certainly here in Ireland the walnuts you buy in the supermakets are almost always rancid from being so old - its only when you eat them in their natural state that you realise how awful they are.

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    But they do allow Bubble Bee and Starfish to promote their products as a source of Omega-3s. Typical lack of logic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenn View Post
    The government tells us ketchup is a vegetable....derp
    well I was told in Arkansas that rice was a vegetable LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by athomeontherange View Post
    well I was told in Arkansas that rice was a vegetable LOL
    And how many people don't realize corn is not a vegetable? LOTS!

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    Its a money game, they are not inherently trying to keep Omega 3 a secret. They put some cereal company through the ringer for the labels on Cheerios, they had to either change the label or market and control like a drug. Otherwise any derp out there could sell any kind of snake oil, at least now they need a disclaimer.

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    omg...I have some walnuts. if I eat them, will I be taking an illegal drug?

    Honestly, the FDA protects its friends far more than it protects the public. Any apparent lack of logic is easily explained by the basic rule of government: follow the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike in Virginia View Post
    Any apparent lack of logic is easily explained by the basic rule of government: follow the money.
    All money trails end at The Fed.

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