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Did the number of U.S. Food & Drug Administration food safety inspections fall from the 1972 to 2006?

Food Inc documentary claims that the number of FDA food safety inspections had fallen from 50,000 in 1972 to 9164 in 2006 and this information is also cited here. However, I cannot find any ...
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Did the drugs against COVID-19 whose EUA was revoked lead to a huge decline in hospitalization rates in Florida?

The FDA recently revoked the emergency use authorization for Regeneron and Eli Lilly. In this article, Ron Desantis claims that these medications led to “a huge decline” in hospitalization rates in ...
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Are berries allowed to be sold with 60% "mold count" in the United States?

According to "Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food.", berries are allowed to be sold with 60% mold count: TABLE D-1: Food and Drug Administration Levels of Natural or Unavoidable Defects ...
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Does Senate Bill 510 (S. 510) have the power to prosecute people for growing their own vegetables

I have heard that S. 510 FDA Food Saftey Modernization Act makes it illegal to grow, share, trade or sell homegrown food. Does S. 510 make it illegal to grow or trade food? The two main arguments ...
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Did the then Commissioner of the FDA resign in 1983 and get hired on by Searle 3 months later?

After reading through this Survey Of Aspartame Studies, I stumbled onto this: In 1980, the FDA appointed a Board of Public Inquiry to address the question of aspartame's safety. The Board ...
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Was fluoride grandfathered in by the FDA because it was sold as rat poison prior to 1938?

This site makes the claim that the reason the FDA never tested fluoride for human consumption was because it was on the market prior to 1938, when the FDA was formed. This claim is pretty well ...
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Does Burzynski have a miracle cancer cure being suppressed by the FDA?

I received this Mercola announcement for the movie, Burzynski about Stanislaw Burzynski's (allegedly) amazing cure for cancer, which uses antineoplastons. The Mercola article claims some fairly hefty ...
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Does FDA not test anything in order to approve it?

I watched something a bit back and was thinking about one of the claims this morning as I listened to SGU on the way to work. I unfortunately can't recall the source anymore, but am fairly confident ...