Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Cherrios A Drug, Apples Could Be Next
Better not pack Cherrios as a snack in your kid's lunch bag. Your child may be hauled down to the principal's office - and maybe taken away in handcuffs, for bringing drugs to school.
OK, that probably won't really happen. But the FDA has ruled that, the way General Mills promotes Cherrios, claiming that clinical studies have shown that the best selling cereal in the United States can lower bad cholesterol, makes it a drug. The feds actually say General Mills must either apply for approval as a new drug, or take the claims that it can reduce bad cholesterol off its boxes.
Next thing you know the feds will be going after apples because of the age-old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
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