Recently, the FDA failed to reject a product called “Lazy Cakes” which was laced with large amounts of melatonin and violated the current GRAS standards (Generally Recognized As Safe). The FDA wants new registration and labeling requirements on supplements which is likely only to add more burdens and is another example of unnecessary legislation. The FDA has been exposed as beholding to Big Pharma, which funds them, in part, with their $1 billion on average drug approval process. A process regarding which nutritional supplements are currently not required. This has created a bias which many believe is obvious against nutritional supplements. Moving supplements out from under the FDA and under Health and Human Services would be a sensible solution.
Last week, the House of Reps passed the Agriculture Funding Bill, which cut the FDA’s budget by $285 Billion. Hopefully this may reduce the amount of nonsensical Frankenfish type approvals and reduce their desire to create an everincreasing job-load which they have here-to-for been ineffective at enforcing.