I think it is imperative for everyone to be socially and politically be aware of what is happening around them. I love traveling. I lived in Milan, Italy for 7 years until recently. It is wonderful to meet people from different cultures, it is one of the best ways to learn something new.
It's time for us to take back the constitutional rights that our founding fathers worked so hard for
It is apparent that the FDA agenda is to protect the pharmaceutical companies and the giant corporations. We have seen it time and time again in recent years. The FDA has allowed Monsanto to flood our food supply with GMOs without the public being aware of it. Our children are being over vaccinated(http://truthaboutgardasil.org/ our kids are on Ritalin, our teenagers on Prozac and the adults on everything else. Let's not forget how many people died from Vioxx. The FDA puts profit before our health because of the influence big pharma and giant food organizations have over them. The latest development in the FDA tyranny is the attempt to enforce the NDI regulations which will take all vitamins off the market that were formulated after 1994. The Durbin Bill created by senator Dick Durbin of illinois is also designed to limit our access to vitamins. The NDI regulation and the Durbin bill seek to give the FDA broad new authority to disapprove supplements or supplement ingredients on totally arbitrary grounds, with no rules or standards. The EU has recently banned many herbs and supplements. This can surely happen here in America if we do not take action. The FDA has said we do not have any constitutional rights to choose what we eat. Recently, Rawsome Foods a members only, food co-op was raided once again. Our choice to choose Raw dairy is being challenged. Thomas Jefferson said “If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” The sicker our society becomes the more we create a dependence on big pharma, and the medical institutions. If we do not exercise what rights we still have, they will be taken away in a blink of an eye. Lets not forget recent history, Hitler, Mussolini and Pinochet. John F. Kennedy said "The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission". There is something seriously wrong with an organization that was created to protect us, prevents food companies from providing links to government funded studies that states certain foods can prevent or treat diseases. The cherry company received a threatening letter from the FDA, demanding they removed the link from their website or face "Criminal Prosecution". Similarly, the FDA censored the Walnut nut company http://www.lef.org/featured-article) It is time the FDA be dismantled and start from scratch with all new people in key positions having no ties whatsoever with pharmaceutical companies, food corporations and biotech firms. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/24/jim-navarro-featured-in-cut-poison-burn.aspx?e_cid=20110924_DNL_art_1This should not be allowed to happen. karen stoute