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Tell The FDA That Cherries-And Now Walnuts-Are NOT Illegal Drugs!

In the latest volley of the US Food and Drug Administration's bizarre war on scientific freedom of speech, the FDA has sent a Warning Letter to the president and CEO of Diamond Foods stating that the firm's packages of shelled walnuts are "in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act."

Why? As Bill Faloon, co-founder of the Life Extension Foundation, explains in a powerful new investigative article, Diamond Foods, a processor and distributor of nuts, dared to list some of the health benefits of walnuts on its website. The FDA says that the walnuts are being "promoted for conditions that cause them to be drugs because these products are intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease."

In other words, if you say that a food is healthy and may help protect against heart disease, or ease arthritis or inflammation, your words have magically changed that food into a drug, and that's illegal.

Life Extension magazine has published no fewer than fifty-seven articles that describe the health benefits of walnuts, each article supported with copious scientific references. Yet the FDA says the walnuts "are not generally recognized as safe and effective," that the manufacturer's "unauthorized health claims" have caused the walnuts to become "misbranded," which makes them subject to government "seizure or injunction"!