SANTA FE, NM – All natural health and wellness chakra reike practitioner Shawn Tiger is vehemently opposed to GMOs. He is also pushing for mandatory labeling of any and all GMO foods.
“All GMOs should be made illegal, but, since it appears Monsanto is in control of the government and that will never happen, the next best thing is to label them,” explains Tiger. “My only concern is that labeling may possibly extend to natural health products as well; that would be terrible for business.”
Currently in the United States natural health supplements and miracle cures do not need FDA approval for sale.
Echinacea to prevent colds. Ginkgo to improve memory. Flaxseed to lower cholesterol. The list of herbal remedies goes on and on.
Herbal supplements, sometimes called botanicals, aren’t new. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. However, herbal supplements haven’t been subjected to the same scientific scrutiny and aren’t as strictly regulated as medications. For example, although makers of herbal supplements must follow good manufacturing practices — to ensure that supplements are processed consistently and meet quality standards — they don’t have to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before putting their products on the market. – Mayo Clinic.
Tiger is concerned that his beloved natural health miracle cures will also be labeled as having gone through no testing for efficacy.
“Can you imagine that? All of my bottles with a label saying I haven’t tested whether or not my unicorn tear elixir actually cures cancer? It would be disastrous” lamented Tiger.
Many woo-peddlers share Tiger’s fear, including David Wolfe.
“The FDA are criminals. I would like to see them try and make me label my chakra enhancing chocolate saying it didn’t have to go through any testing before coming to market. You know who else tried to do that? The Nazis.”
“If the FDA wants proof that my herbal supplements can cure your cancer, increase your brain power, cure your autism,etc. all they have to do is ask the people who I paid to give testimonials. Case closed,” said Joseph Mercola. “They should be labeling GMOs, that’s for sure, but not anything that I sell.”