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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-12 04:18 AM
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The Food and Drug Administration conducted illegal surveillance on its own
Edited on Mon Jul-16-12 04:27 AM by No Elephants
scientists, members of Congress and others, including in communications by those surveilled with President Obama. .

As always, an agency that is supposed to be looking out for the consumer is protecting industry.

The FDA used to keep the "recipes" of different tobacco companies for their cigarettes in a safe with highly restricted access? The FDA knew all along that the tobacco companies were deliberately adding more addictive material to cigarettes than the cigaretts naturally contained(mostly more nicotine). AND KEPT THAT SECRET FROM THE PUBLIC, WHOSE TAX DOLLARS PAY FOR THE EXISTENCE OF THE FDA.

As statd in another recent thread, the FDA told Monsanta that it could sell its GMO seeds before the EPA performed a legally required study of the effect on the environment of the seeds and the plants they would create, even though the effect would be both widespread and irreversible becse of things like wind, bees, etc.

Corn crops grown organically by Mexicans for thousands of year are now contaminated.

But, the FDA really is all over marijuana prescribed by a doctor to mitigate the effects of multiple sclerosis or cancer.

Lord, I hate the plutonomy and the governmental Judases who enable, aid and abet it at taxpayer expense.

Republicans will probably want to make a huge deal of this because it is an election year. However, they will be torn because making the FDA less industry friendly may backfire on them badly.
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