This past Wednesday, in Brighton, Michigan the FDA SWAT, (U.S. Attorney’s office of Detroit, the USDA) did a search and seizure operation against a nutritional supplement supplier, LG Sciences LLC in a RAID.
The release states” the business was allegedly selling products containing ‘illegal food additives’ and ‘untested dietary ingredients‘ labeled as supplements. The supplements were marketed to body builders. The products were distributed online or in retail stores under the names of Methyl 1-D, Methyl 1-D XL, and the Formadrol Extreme XL. The seized products allegedly contain one or more food additives or ingredients that haven’t been proven safe for consumption. No scientific information has been presented to FDA officials on whether those ingredients are hazardous.” The Oakland Press, Saturday April 5, 2008 page A-5 Police Blotter.
The virtually UNCONTESTED Homeland Security Bill H.R. 5005 AUTHORIZES the illegal search and seizure of nutritional supplements that are not the patented property of Big Pharma, and that law is being ENFORCED against peaceful citizens who are providing a wanted product to other peaceful citizens.
Where were these agencies when China shipped in poisoned pet food ingredients???? Where are they when scientists present ROCK SOLID evidence against chemicals mass produced and sold, even though they KILL people?
There have been MANY cases of big pharma presenting products that were actually very damaging for human use, where there was a GREAT DEAL OF EVIDENCE OF THEIR HARM AND TOXICITY, such as food containers; such as aspartame; and they STILL approved their use and distribution, for the reason that large corporations saw real money in them. The issue of human health was summarily dismissed and ignored, and people who believe the false propaganda have been using them ever since. We are beginning to pay the price for THAT now, in serious increases in disease, obesity, diabetes, and so on.
The excuse being floated for this travesty is there is a suspicion of steroids. Steroids have been claimed falsely against Lance Armstrong and other Tour de France American athletes; steroids are a natural substance that can be ‘over produced’ by athletic and stressed bodies, like POWER LIFTERS. Steroids is one more false strawman argument that they use to justify personal property seizures.
I want to know: WHERE ARE OUR ‘REPRESENTATIVES IN ALL THIS????’ Why aren’t they demanding that the rights of the citizens be adhered to???
Ron Paul was right. This was another power grab by big corporations to use the enforcement power of the state, against people’s private property and their right to choose what nutritional supplements they want to use, in order to hand over on a silver platter a profitable and popular industry.
One more thing: it is clear from the articles that the government has NO INTENTION of bringing criminal charges against these people. Therefore, without a Constitutionally LEGAL warrant, without proof of intentional criminal wrong-doing, the government has SEIZED the personal property of these people, worth $1.3 MILLION DOLLARS, without benefit of due process. They will probably NEVER receive their property back, they will face HUGE legal bills… it is a MASSIVE INJUSTICE against AMERICAN CITIZENS; against MICHIGAN CITIZENS.
This is ONLY THE BEGINNING OF A lot more misery to come.
We ignore this at our peril.
[[EDIT: This is NOT in the online version of the Oakland Press- it is ONLY in the print version. I will scan a copy and post later.]]