Cheerio’s are a drug per the FDA
Now what about tomatoes?
My vote? Let the market rule. People are pretty smart. FDA should only offer ADVICE and not have any power to restrict what the citizens buy and use.
Lycopene in Tomatoes May Ward Off Heart Disease, Stroke, and Prostate Cancer.
|Scientists say the naturally occurring antioxidant lycopene, found in abundance in tomatoes, helps block the body from absorbing “bad” LDL cholesterol. This bad cholesterol is primarily responsible for clogging arteries.
In its natural form, lycopene gives tomatoes their red color, but is also poorly absorbed by the human body. Now scientists at the British Cardiovascular Society say a new supplement derived from tomatoes “can reduce the oxidation of harmful fats in the body to almost zero within eight weeks,” according to a report by the BBC. The supplement, Ateronon, provides a modified form of lycopene that is readily used by the body. The modified lycopene compound was originally developed by Swiss food giant Nestle.Early evidence suggest that the supplement “could be much more effective than statin drugs currently used by doctors to treat high cholesterol,” according to the report.
We are eager to hear the reaction of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
They have created a “Catch-22” situation in which: