FDA Protection Racket
September 27, 2003
here by permission.
I remember listening to a news report in the 1970s about a man
who was arrested for having a Volkswagen full of apricot pits.
As absurd as that sounds the FDA is still waging war against
natural, God‑given remedies and the people who promote them. The
latest casualty is Jason Vale who is currently in federal prison for
selling and promoting apricot pits on his website.
Jason used apricot pits to successfully treat his own cancer.
Government statistics reveal that drugs approved by the FDA kill over
100,000 Americans every year! The
number of Americans killed by herbal remedies is 0.
Why then is the FDA aggressively attacking people who sell
cancer herbs and other natural remedies?
The answer to this question was given by the most credible
witness you could imagine‑Dr. Herbert Ley, former Commissioner
of the FDA:
thing that bugs me is that people think the FDA is protecting them. It
isn't. What the FDA is
doing and what the public thinks it's doing are as different as night
it is providing a means whereby key individuals on its payroll
are able to obtain both power and wealth through granting
special favors to certain politically influential groups that are
subject to its regulation. This
activity is similar to the 'protection racket' of organized crime:
for a price, one can induce FDA administrators to provide
'protection' from the FDA itself.
as a result of this political favoritism, the FDA has become a primary
factor in that formula whereby cartel‑oriented companies in the
food and drug industry are able to use the police powers of government
to harass or destroy their free‑market competitors.
thirdly, the FDA occasionally does some genuine public good with
whatever energies it has left over after serving the vested political
and commercial interest of its first two activities.”
[WORLD WITHOUT CANCER by G. Edward Griffin]
Herbert Ley became the Medical Director for the FDA in 1966.
In July of 1968 Dr. Ley was appointed head of the FDA.
He resigned in December 1969.
to the FDA's own website “Ley also strongly castigated drug industry
practices in general, warning them that 'unless there is a major
change in the drug industry emphasis on sales over safety, the
industry as we know it today may well be buried within the next
several years in a grave it has helped dig inch by inch,
over-promotion by over-promotion, bad drug by bad drug.'“
Dr. Ley resigned, Secretary of HEW Finch praised him as a “gifted
scientist and a dedicated public servant [who] coped strenuously with
an unwieldy agency.”
the courts have exposed the FDA's fraudulent war on apricot pits and
Vitamin B17 (aka “Laetrile” or “amygdalin” that is extracted
from apricot pits). The FDA has forever claimed that laetrile is
toxic. In one court case
they even went so far as to place a big sign in the courthouse lobby
which stated: “BEWARE OF
LAETRILE! IT IS TOXIC!”
in that very court case Dr. Bruce Halstead testified as an expert
witness on toxicology that aspirin, sugar and salt were more toxic
than Laetrile. His testimony caught the FDA attorneys with their pants
down, because they had not realized that Dr. Bruce Halstead had been
commissioned by the FDA to write the definitive book on toxic
substances, the FDA's own “TEXTBOOK ON TOXICOLOGY”. Here's how
that case ended:
Judge: “You are telling me that you have filed suit in this court that
Laetrile is toxic, and you don't have a single witness or a shred of
evidence to support such a suit?”
Attorney: “That is correct,
Judge: “Then why have
you filed such a suit?”
Attorney: “ Because, Your
Honor, Laetrile may be dangerous.”
Judge: “Dangerous to
Attorney: “Dangerous to the
Federal Government, Your Honor.”
Judge: “How could Laetrile
possibly be dangerous to the Federal Government?”
Attorney: “Because, Your
Honor, the Government may lose control.”
Judge (angry): “Case
Of course laetrile is only “dangerous” to the parasitic FDA
officials whose salaries are funded by
taxpayers and to the gargantuan pharmaceutical corporations who hire
and plant FDA officials and make billions of dollars every year
killing over 100,000 Americans with their man‑made poisons.
(It is important to note that this number does not include the
hundreds of thousands of people who are not killed by these drugs, but
who suffer the adverse side effects of these so‑called
“medicines”; sometimes the side effects are worse than the disease
and many FDA‑approved “medicines” and “food additives”
are known to cause cancer!) But the fraud doesn't just stop there:
Laetrile, or vitamin B17, is contained in many natural foods
that we eat every day, such as:
Grains: brown rice, barley,
flax seeds, millet, quince Legumes:
lentils, fava beans, garbanzo beans, lima beans, buckwheat
boysenberries, raspberries, strawberries
Nuts: walnuts, almonds,
cashews, macadamia nuts, pecans
Greens: spinach, alfalfa
sprouts, mung bean sprouts, beet greens
Other: yams, brewer's yeast,
bamboo shoots, grape seeds, apple seeds
laetrile is a natural, God‑given substance provided in the very
foods we eat. “Their
fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.” (Ezekiel
47:12) However, according to the FDA we are all supposed to drop dead
from eating almonds, rice and alfalfa sprouts.
In spite of this absurdity the FDA continues to foist their
fraudulent propaganda upon the American people and persecute anyone
who might pose a threat to their corporate profit “protection
FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are predatory birds of a
feather. In the words of
Dr. Gary Glum, “The FDA and the FTC are the leg‑breakers for
the pharmaceutical cartels.”
There is no constitutional provision for FDA/FTC activities.
The FDA and FTC are nothing more than mafia‑style, criminal
organizations that are in a state of treason to We the People.
When it comes to health fraud, the FDA and FTC are the biggest
culprits. (By the way, I have been eating apple seeds for many
years‑‑whenever I eat an apple‑‑and I have
never observed any negative reaction from eating them.)
court case quotes above were taken from Dr. Phillip Binzel's book
ALIVE AND WELL. This book
is a must for cancer patients and those who do not wish to become
Law copyright 2003 Lanny Messinger.
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interesting and useful links:
(The Nature of the Pharmaceutical Industry)