Dear Members,

    While it usually takes a firestorm of complaints to wake up the FDA regarding the volume of well
    documented adverse effects and even deaths attributed to a number of the pharmaceutical industry’s
    “wonder drugs,” when it comes to natural foods, as few as two vague complaints get them shouting.

    Makes one wonder who they are protecting and who they’re really working for doesn’t it?

    According to the Associated Press, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials warned consumers Monday to
    stop eating foods containing pistachios while they figure out the source of possible salmonella contamination.

    FDA Officials said Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc. was voluntarily recalling more than 2 million pounds of nuts
    based on reports of two people who called the FDA complaining of gastrointestinal illness that may have been
    associated with the nuts, but the link has yet to be confirmed, officials said. Still, the plant decided to shut down late
    last week.

    Don’t get me wrong, something is probably going on with regards to pistachios; something in the preps, packaging,
    bioengineering or quite possibly the cocktail of pesticides and chemical plant “foods” put into the soil to begin with.
    Kraft Foods Inc. notified the FDA last Tuesday that routine testing had detected salmonella in roasted pistachios.
    Kraft and the Georgia Nut Co. recalled their Back to Nature Nantucket Blend trail mix, and Kroger Co. recalled a
    line of bagged pistachios because of possible salmonella contamination, saying the California plant also supplied
    its nuts.

    Those nuts were sold in 31 states.

    And while it may be time for a hedge play on pistachio corporate stock, we thought it more important to look at the
    obvious absurdity and even obscenity of how the FDA is sparked into action when it comes to food and asleep or in
    cahoots when it comes to pharma.

    Write to the FDA if you get a moment and let them know YOUR thoughts.
    FDA Contact: http://www.fda.gov/comments.html

    Key Consumer Actions:

    Let your government representatives know YOUR position

    Get involved

    Help support WINHS

    And review the WINHS web site periodically for updates and to keep you up to speed with what the WINH and our
    associated campaign organizations have been doing to protect freedom of choice in 2009.

    Thank you,

    Rudi C. Loehwing
    Managing Director
    World Institute of Natural Health Sciences
    www.winhs.org



The "Business" of Drugs: What it takes to spur the FDA into ACTION.
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