Wednesday, May 13, 2009

here we fucking go.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/090512/health/health_us_food_medicine

a new drug?

it`s cheerios people, get a grip. you are bureaucrats with nothing better to do than to sit in offices and figure out if some law-abiding citizen if in contravention of some rule or law that only you have heard of....

this is the tip of the iceberg though. pretty soon water will have to be approved with testing and constant evaluations to see of standards are being met....because water is the only known cure for dehydration, a substantial threat in third world nations.

men and women in lab coats will be whipped into action to begin looking at such things as meat and eggs and salad greens and oats...because, y`know, claims have been made as to the dietary effectiveness of consuming such things...and people have to be protected from the potential health risks associated with being confused by packaging and labels that say things like meat has protien in it.

fuuuuuck......

pretty soon only a doctor will be able to "prescribe" meals.

you think i`m kidding. just wait.

6 comments:

Vincent said...

Well, I can see the temptation to over-react, especially if this is a breakfast cereal that you are fond of. But the issue seems to be the labelling, nothing else.

Grant said...

Pssst...dude...wanna do some Captain Crunch?

dr.alistair said...

well, yes....somewhat, but with bill 52 being slipped past in canada which deals with the re-certifications of vitamins and minerals and other supplements, we are seeing increasing interferance in our food supply.

bill 52 has past the second reading in spite of mass petitioning and has now morphed into another numbered bill in an attempt to avoid further scrutiny from the public.

when passed, a regular bottle of vitamin c, that would have cost 5 0r 6 dollars will now be 25 0r 30.

a similar bill called the european codex was passed some years ago in the eu with the attendant large increase in the cost of supplements, many of whom are now considered drugs.

as the soils where we derive our fruits and vegetables and feed our cattle are depleted the nutritional value of our foods decrease and so it becomes increasingly important to find replacement nutrients to stave of simple starvation.

this is why you see people getting fatter....because there is little food value in normal portions...and so people have to eat more just to live.

and yes, i believe there is a conspiracy....because we need people to be ill so that doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies can make money.

X. Dell said...

Since when did Yahoo news merge with The Onion? I'm going to check to make sure this isn't just someone's prank.

BTW, Grant I can score some Captain Crunch from the nephews, but you have to provide the fix (spoons, bowls, milk, et cetera).

X. Dell said...

All right. I thought this was a bit too weird. Here's the actual FDA memo on Cheerios. It's clear that they aren't trying to classify breakfast cereal as a drug. Rather, they're targetting General Mills for deceptive advertising--i.e. advertising that claims its product to have a drug-like effect (the reduction of cholesterol, similar to Lipitur and other such products).

dr.alistair said...

x, i will admit that it was clear that it was a labelling issue in this example, but the fact remains that the supplement industry is under pressure from the goverment to certify thier goods, adding exponential cost to the retail price.

i have a friend who is a senior who takes niacin, which is known by us in the health field to help with issues relating to nervous problems. he buys it from the local health food shop, also owned by a friend....he pays about $7.00 per bottle. under bill 52 the price will jump to in the region of $80.

mega-dose niacin treatments are used to treat a variety of disorders from onset alzhiemer`s to certain shizophrenias.

the government`s reasoning is that they want to ensure strict pharmaceutical guidelines for the production of supplements because there have been fraudulent claims made by manufacturers in the vitamin industry.

niacin can only be made in a lab using strict guidelines as it is.

it is already made by scientists in a lab.

so is metamucil.

so are 90% of existing vitamins, supplements and products such as weight gain powers....thay can`t be made in a back shed or a warehouse because the process of making them necessitates control of humidity, ph, blend ratios, packaging controls (already legislated), etc....

and, of course, there are some who will shrug and welcome the further "safety precautions", but they are generally those with health-care plans and never see the hard cost of the product anyway.