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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    I would think that this law in the Netherlands is referring more to packaged "foods" or supplements that have something to claim. But how can this apply to a fruit or vegetable? I don't see this happening in the US as we already have the FDA essentially doing this already. And the FDA doesn't typically report on whole foods.
    This will never happen in the US! Businesses are still, fairly successfuly, arguing that they have an absolute right to advertise to children.

    As for Mark taking down this site, unless the server is in their jurisdiction, he can tell them to eff off. As for whether the Dutch government will censor the site so that people in the Neatherlands can't see it...well, Gadsie, you'd probably know more about wether that would happen than I do.
    I can see why you're upset about this, though, if they're going to use it for censorship. I mean are they going to go into libraries and burn books that have claims that aren't scientifically proven too?
    If it's just about packaged foods though, then I don't think it'll do a lot of harm.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by s-piper View Post
    This will never happen in the US! Businesses are still, fairly successfuly, arguing that they have an absolute right to advertise to children.
    I guess you missed my link above where the FDA went after a Diamond nuts for claiming their walnuts were healthy?

    Here you go, right from the FDA website.
    Diamond Food Inc. 2/22/10

  3. #13
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    Jul 2012
    Birkenstocks & hairy arm pits.
    Maybe Diamond should start selling its nuts as a supplement. Apparently that's pretty wide open as long as this disclaimer appears on the label or description:

    These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine


    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

  4. #14
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    Isn't that law kind of like the people who tried to sue oreo and Mcdonalds for making them fat? It won't fly.
    --Trish (Bork)

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    Well, maybe some people like us are already educated on what's good and what not. But somewhere you've heard what's good for you. They're trying to stop that
    I am in the UK and have written to my MP to ask him to vote against an EU plan to outlaw sales of various vitamin and health supplements. Personally, I'd feel happier being able to choose to buy and take vitamin D, K2 mk4, etc than rely on EU approved medications.

  6. #16
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    Jun 2012
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    I once signed a petition through a health food store - legislators had this brilliant idea that no herb could be sold as a supplement unless it had a formal, full-blown study done on it, a la new Big Pharm drugs - not even the ancient ones that have been used since time immemorial. It went nowhere. The legislation idea, that is.

    Hey Gadsie - good for you for watching out for stuff like this. I wish more kids would take the time to look up from the electronics to care. You would make a good American, I think! (meant playfully)
    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by specsAreGrok View Post
    The FDA in the US has been doing this for awhile, way to catch up with us!
    FDA to Diamond Foods: "Your Walnuts Are Drugs" Blog
    That's frightening! The only way Ive been able to still function is to treat what I eat as medicine and ignore the FDA, UDSA, NIH, DCD, etd.

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