Food, Drugs and (other) Animals
It was announced earlier this month that the FDA (The Food and Drug Administration) also known as the USFDA (United States Department of Health and Human Services) is dramatically changing its policies on how it gauges the health and safety of food and drugs. Due to an overwhelming lack of any intelligence, the agency is doing a comparative study rather than basing its findings on actual merit. The FDA is basing a majority of its methods now on the adage of what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.
New labeling on food and drug products will be simplified using these methods of comparison. Packs of cigarettes, for instance, will give you an example of how they are worse for you than eating broccoli, but far healthier than chopping off you own head. Instead of boring words, there will be bright colorful pictures to help consumers make wise choices.
This change is widespread and is growing with support. One of the biggest lobbyist is the Mc Donalds franchise. With this lift on actually stating what garbage their food really is; they are able to call it both low fat and healthy. Using the comparison standards of the new FDA regulations, Mc Donalds food is both low fat and healthy compared to a brick of lard sprinkled with arsenic, but only just.
It is no secret that the FDA is an agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED),veterinary products, and cosmetics. (Phew, that was a mouthful) Due to government cutbacks, the agency is expanding to take on supervising the ethical practices of these companies responsible for manufacturing products under the pre-mentioned categories. This in turn, will make the companies virtually untouchable by lawsuits against them.
The FDA also enforces these and other laws, notably Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and associated regulations, many of which are not directly related to food or drugs. These include: sanitation (remember this when you are stuffing your face with a burger made by a kid who doesn’t wash their hands), requirements on interstate travel (I don’t understand how this fits?) and control of disease on products ranging from certain household pets to sperm donation for assisted reproduction. The new comparative labels and relaxed guidelines will surely open the floodgates on the creation and distribution of deadly items, laws and health practices.
When you read this article and realize that most of it is true, I can only hope that you will make better choices on the crap you buy. I hope you pay attention to the new policies your government tries to implement. Remember that change starts with you, don’t be a mindless sheep, take notice and responsibility for your life and those you choose to govern it. Remember; that diseased dog, covered in donated sperm, eating a Mc Donalds burger, made by a kid who doesn’t wash, could be traveling unsafely down an interstate near you..!