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The Assault on Food

budparker Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 12:16 AM
Another and more insidious example of this is the "D" part of FDA. Our government decides what medicines and procedures you have undergo on your quest to health and survival. I think there is an incestuous relationship between the Food & Drug Administration and the Pharmaceutical Industry. Big Medicine makes Big Bucks from folks with health dilemmas. It seems as though there is far more money to be made by treating disease, rather than curing disease. If they can sell you med's for the rest of your life rather that curing the disease process, they make more money. Simple, actually. When was the last time you heard of a cure for cancer, Diabetes, or other medical conundrum? Prolonging life (clients) is more lucrative than a cure.

Instinct tells us to fear poison. If our ancestors were not cautious about what they put in their mouths, they would not have survived long enough to produce us.

Unfortunately, a side effect of that cautious impulse is that whenever someone claims that some chemical -- or food ingredient, like fat -- is a menace, we are primed to believe it. That makes it easy for government to leap in and play the role of protector.

But for every study that says X is bad for you, another study disagrees. How is a layman to decide? I used to take consumer...