People think the Food and Drug Administration is a government agency working to protect them. But the FDA works to protect Big Pharma and Big Food from any competition and allows them to hawk harmful chemical products as cures while blocking natural cures from the public.An Amish farmer has learned this lesson the hard way and is facing a lifetime in prison for selling salves made from chickweed and bloodroot and a mixture of essential oils. These are all natural products, many of which people have growing in their yards, gardens or nearby forests, and are not drugs by any stretch.Samuel Girod’s initial “crime” was in the labeling of his products. He claimed his products – Chickweed Healing Salve, TO-MOR-GONE and SineEze – could help cure certain conditions. One of the claims was that his balm cured skin cancer, a declaration rooted in a testament from a woman who told him his product had cured her skin cancer.
Amish farmer facing life in prison over herbal product labels