According to the FDA, a food should be classed as a drug if it’s making scientific health claims on it’s packaging. This has happened to manufacturers of pomegranate juice, green tea and notably, walnuts. Diamond Nuts made several health claims on their packaging that were backed by peer reviewed scientific research. They were then told by the FDA that they were illegally marketing their walnuts as they didn’t have an approved new drug application. Apparently, only drugs can make people healthier. Surely, Hippocrates didn’t intend to support the position of regulators when he said, “Let food be thy medicine.”
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