Scott Gottlieb, the head of the FDA, first jokingly — and then seriously — announced that the FDA plans to crack down on the use of the word “milk” on the packaging of products such as soy milk and almond milk, because plants do not lactate.
I recently read the article that is linked above that a friend posted on social media. If someone tells me “this is not FDA approved” my first thought is “this must be good for me.” The only thing FDA cares about is if they have their hands in the money. (See Dallas Buyers Club). I remember when our government took over GM. Suddenly Toyota’s brakes were no good and they were part of trying to sue them and take them down. But you can’t keep a good product down. Toyota is still thriving.
Now their war is turned on the products that avoid dairy. Why? Because our government’s hand is in the money jar. Not only does our government subsidize the dairy industry, we also purchase the milk consumers don’t want. So, through my taxes, I am buying milk and eggs! How convoluted is this??? The Tariffs alone that are put on soy and legumes will make us pay more money to eat “healthy”. The link of cancer and heart disease to dairy consumption cannot be denied.
Of course there are a lot of naysayers out there who buy into this manipulation of words. The hostility I get when I use terms like “meat” in a meatless meatball, etc is nothing less than what the government is doing and did to companies like Hampton Creek, the creators of Just Mayo and Just Egg (now being called Just Scramble). I still can’t buy their non egg product made from mung bean because the FDA accuses Hampton Creek of bad practices and then closes the case without appeals. Target gets involved and drops all their products because of it. All this stemming from a fraudulent letter that was sent to Target. If this isn’t abuse of power from FDA I don’t know what is.
How is this America free? When corporations are being sued, threatened, tariffed by their own government because the companies they are in bed with some consumers no longer want. It’s the worst of America.
Here is a link to an article about Just Mayo and Target.