PURE FOOD WATCH - September 2011
Floyd L. Cranmer Jr.
TYRANNY from the FDA et al
As September 11th approached, Americans were concerned that terrorists’ acts may be launched against our country by Al-Qaeda. Although seldom covered by national media, for the past 25 years many innocent citizens of the US have been victims of terrorism from armed SWAT-style raids on farmers, dietary supplement manufacturers, natural healers and other organizations. These campaigns of terror were conducted by none other than the US FDA, which has revealed its true colors as many of these raids were conducted by armed agents dressed in body armor, with assault rifles and automatic weapons. The nature of these raids make it evident that the intent was not that of protecting the consumer, but was a campaign fear and intimidation against natural product providers, for the sole purpose of destroying the natural product providers and protecting the profits of Big Pharma and Big Ag.
NaturalNews has published a shocking five page timeline of many of the FDA raids. A few examples are:
1963: Armed FDA agents and US Marshals raid Church of Scientology because it was helping its members overcome mental problems with the use of a biofeedback device. Showing no warrant, armed agents burst into church offices, seizing devices and literature.
1987: 25 armed FDA agents and US marshals storm offices of Life Extension Foundation, terrorize employees and seize thousands of nutritional products, computers etc, 80 % of which were not on the warrant.
1989: FDA agents seize entire inventory and records of Pets Smell Free, a company that produced a natural product to reduce odor. The company later wins a lawsuit against the FDA in court.
1990: FDA agents raid Solid Gold Pet Food, seize all pet food products without a warrant and shut down the store. Owner Sissy-Harrington-McGill is later indicted and spends 179 days in prison with leg irons clasped to her legs.
1993: Marshals raid Natural Vision Int. and steal 17,000 pairs of pinhole glasses that help people exercise their eyes and improve vision. The loss of products valued over $200,000 puts the company out of business.
2001: Forty armed federal agents and USDA storm Three Shepherds Farm, confiscate and destroy the farm’s entire flock of prize sheep for supposedly having mad cow disease. Gov. labs had verified that the sheep were healthy and that sheep cannot contract the disease. The USDA kills the sheep and destroys the evidence along with the family business. Their objective was to prove to foreign beef buyers that the US was serious about protecting its beef from mad cow disease.
Read the book “Mad Sheep”. See the movie Farmageddon.
2007: Federal and state agents raid and seize $25,000 worth of milk, milk products and equipment from Mennonite farmer Mark Nolt, who declares that it is his God-given right to sell his fresh milk. In 2008, his farm is again raided and agents who steal more milk, milk products and equipment. Nolt is taken into custody.
2008: Armed agents storm Manna Storehouse, a family that operates an organic food buying cooperative. Agents terrorize and hold family hostage for eight hours while ransacking the house and seizing food, computers and records.
2010: Officials from various health and law enforcement agencies raid the home of Rae Lynn Sandvig, a raw milk and local food consumer for allegedly “assisting in the sale of raw milk” from her home by sharing food with neighbors.
2011: At the prompting of the FDA, US Marshals raid Wyldewood Cellars, producers of natural elderberry juice and confiscate the entire stock, claiming it is an “unapproved drug.”
2011: Agents conduct second raid on Rawesome Foods, a private buying club and confiscate everything in sight. They handcuff and arrest founder James Stewart without warrant and destroy the shop’s entire food inventory. 
Yes these are just a few of the Gestapo style raids that are being conducted at tax payer expense by these power thirsty agencies of the U.S. government. Congress should be exerting their oversight to reign in such abusive and illegal power. The FDA now seeks to extend their control over supplements, imposing extensive burdensome paperwork and safety studies. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” He also said “When the government fears the people you have liberty. When the people fear the government, you have tyranny.” Write or call your senators and congressman and urge them to stop this abuse of innocent citizens and to oppose the new FDA supplement guidance.
 www.naturalnews.com Timeline of FDA Raids on Raw Milk Farmers, Dietary Supplement Makers and Natural Medicine Practitioners. Mike Adams Aug 12, 2011