What you see from this is a pattern of government-sponsored terrorism against innocent Americans and small business people; all done in the name of "protecting" the public from milk, walnuts, vitamins, plants or fruit extracts. The real reason behind all this, of course, is that the FDA has long waged a campaign of fear and intimidation against natural product providers for the sole purpose of destroying the natural products industry and thereby handing Big Pharma a monopoly over health treatment medicines.click here to read the timeline.
I don't know about the FDA being behind this to hand business over to Big Pharma but that's exactly what they do with marijuana. They hand Big Phama the bag by classifying Marijuana as a Schedule 1 Drug, with a high potential for abuse,... ...no accepted medical use in the U.S., and unsafe for use even under medical supervision. Other Schedule I drugs include heroin, LSD and PCP. That classification is preposterous and has no scientific substantiation. Schedule II drugs -- still considered to have high abuse potential but with accepted medical uses and considered safe for use under medical supervision -- include cocaine, morphine and methamphetamine. That's right, federal law currently classifies marijuana as more dangerous than methamphetamine . It's so obscene, it's stunning. See here for opposing views on marijuana classification: http://www.opposingviews.com/search/node/schedule%201%20%20schedule%202%2C%20marijuana
It definitely helps pay for the uniforms and weapons you see on these benevolent public servants in the picture here busting a purveyor of alternative health products. Fighting crime pays! And it helps grow the size of our Police State.