Big Pharma's Lunatic FDA Says Cherries Are Now DRUGS
Date: Monday, March 12 2007
Yup! Love those sanctioned substances.
Big Pharma's Lunatic FDA
Says Cherries Are Now DRUGS
From Mary Sparrowdancer
Jeff - Here's something interesting: according to the FDA, cherries are now drugs.
I've been looking into tart cherry juice concentrates today. I've found that there is one type that contains all sorts of natural antioxidants, plus a bunch of other good stuff, including melatonin and more. This type of cherry is called the Montmorency cherry.
People are taking the concentrate or eating the cherries for pain which about 2/3 of the US now has due to fluoride poisoning...and those savvy to the cherry benefits are discontinuing prescription drugs as a result. They're claiming it's also healing all sorts of things, including cancers, gout, arthritis.
Looking closer, nearly all of the many companies I looked into this afternoon have received WARNING letters from the FDA stating that because of their claims about the healing properties of tart cherries, the cherry juice and/or cherries are therefore considered to be a "drug," and the vendors must file a "New Drug Application." What crap is this!!!!!!!!
Big pharma must be very, very scared about tart cherry juice. I am, therefore, going to order some right away.
Here are two examples of FDA letters - note that they specifically cited the suggestion that the consumer can stop taking prescriptions if they will begin taking tart cherries in some form.
Anyway, it appears that as long as food is empty of all nutrients, then it is "food" - but if it has any health-promoting nutrients or benefits at all, then it is considered a new drug in the US, hence a "New Drug Application" must be made
[Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on March 12, 2007]