FDA Goes After General Mills for Their Cheerios Ads

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    Aren't there more important issues for our government to focus on right now? Maybe like how the private sector keeps losing job after job, and how government jobs keep increasing and the their pay keeps increasing, or maybe how the 3-4 "stimulus" packages that have been signed off on are doing nothing for the economy???

    We do some of you want to keep increasing the size of our government when they obviously have no grip on reality?

    FDA Blasts General Mills Over Cheerios Claim - wcbstv.com
     
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    Well, how dare they tell people to eat healthy.

    Fascists.
     
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    Really---It's their job to tell us what to eat. :lol:
     
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    Oat Cluster Cherrios Crunch is really good.
     
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    hahahahahahahaha!

    Come ONNNN K MAN......like the FDA has anything at all that they can do in our financial crisis????????? lollollol

    They are doing their jobs, truth in advertising when it comes to our food purchases is pretty important....Cheerios should be able to fairly easily back up their claims, surely they did run tests themselves to PROVE their own claims?

    it's just sad that the FDA can't focus on preventing our Ecoli outbreaks and easily identify where these outbreaks have come from before they kill a number of people....or its too bad THEY did not find all the poisonous lead paint in all of our children's toys from China or the poison in our cat and dog food before we lost our pets to it....

    care
     
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    Now stop making sense Care! Next thing you know you'll be saying it's important to have guidelines for food that is sold to the public! :eek:
     
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    Good point... I just think it's funny that the FDA doesn't have anything else to do... Next they will be going after the growers of fruits and vegetables since they are good for you... Our whole government is a joke.
     
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    Don't forget about seafood from China with carcinogens and too many antibiotic residues.

    Crowded into ponds, farmed Chinese fish are breeding grounds for disease, lice and contaminated water. So heavy doses of antibiotics and other food additives—many illegal in the U.S.—are applied. China is a major exporter of seafood to the U.S. We import 80% of all our seafood.

    In recent weeks, disclosures of hundreds of thousands of defective tires (tread separation problems), lead-coated toys, contaminated toothpaste

    The FDA's 2007 budget is only $1.5 billion, or one third of the price of just one aircraft carrier. That is not enough to defend the health and safety of the three hundred million Americans from hazardous drugs and foodstuffs.

    Especially since the FDA has weak or non-existent enforcement powers to obtain information, keep records, demand recalls or impose effective fines.

    Presently, the FDA is able to inspect about one percent of food shipments into the U.S.
    Ralph Nader
     
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    Actually, it's not about telling people to eat healthy. It's about false advertising and them making claims which are unjustified.

    Oh no... the horror.

    I can't believe the little freakazoid is troubled by that.
     

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