Why Do McDonald’s Customers Need the FDA?

Are McDonald’s customers safer because of the Food and Drug Administration? We need the FDA to keep our food safe, right? But what if people don’t trust the FDA? As it happens, the Food and Drug Administration has declared the newest, uh, creation of J.R. Simplot Company—a genetically modified potato. It has their stamp of approval. J. R. Simplot is free to sell it and consumers are free to eat it. With the FDA’s approval, we are all supposed to feel confident that the potato Read more […]

Government Wants to Be “the Big Cheese” So We Can’t Make it Anymore

Government wants to be “the big cheese” in every way in every area of life. That’s why we can’t have nice things. I saw this mentioned in some libertarian blogs a couple of days ago, but now it has received mainstream attention. The FDA has, without any reason to show that health and wellbeing is endangered, decided to obstruct the production of quality cheese. As the San Francisco Chronicle headlined a nice slideshow of scenes of cheese, “FDA decision puts cheese-making in peril.” The Read more […]

The FDA Wants to Monitor the Population’s Compliance with Big Pharma

I don’t think monitoring social media is the same as “spying” unless they violate privacy settings. But before I talk about the recent happenings on the part of the FDA, let me remind you of their commitment to doing espionage for their owners, the corporations they pretend to regulate. From Washington’s Blog (originally posted in 2012). When one of the most respected radiologists in America – the former head of the radiology department at Yale University – attempted to blow the whistle Read more […]

Consumer Report: Number Of Kids On Meds Tripled During Last Decade Or So

While we hear of the FDA is cracking down on artificial trans fats or using stormtrooper police tactics to persecute raw milk providers, we will never hear of them showing similar zeal for Big Pharma’s cash cow: drugged children. The number of children taking powerful antipsychotic drugs has nearly tripled over the last 10 to 15 years, according to recent research. The increase comes not because of an epidemic of schizophrenia or other forms of serious mental illness in children, but because doctors Read more […]

FDA Pursues More Arbitrary Food Fascism

The same people who will allow you to eat genetically-modified organism without your knowledge or consent are going to make artificial trans fats illegal. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed measures that would all but eliminate artificial trans fats, the artery clogging substance that is a major contributor to heart disease in the United States, from the food supply. Under the proposal, which is open for public comment for 60 days, the agency would declare that partially hydrogenated Read more […]