The Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw®
Life Extension NewsTM
Volume 6 No.
4 • September 2003
My goal is to cut government in half, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.
— Grover Norquist
We couldn’t agree more, especially after reading the 547 pages of the FDA’s proposed rule imposing druglike Good Manufacturing Practices on dietary supplements. At the end of this newsletter, we include a special section of the 16 pages of comments we filed with the FDA concerning this proposed rule. Bottom line for consumers is that, if these rules are put in practice, most very small and small dietary supplement companies will be put out of business, and the price of dietary supplements will dramatically increase, without our being any healthier or safer and with less innovation because of decreased competition. We and others in the dietary supplement business also filed comments jointly through our attorney, Jonathan Emord, which you can read at www.emord.com.
If Only It Worked When the Government Stole Your Cattle . . .
Cattle Rustler Corralled Yakima, Washington (AP) – For the first time, the state of Washington has used DNA testing to solve an old-time, Wild West crime—cattle rustling. The analysis occurred in a Spokane-area case of a man accused of stealing seven calves from a Cheney rancher. The calves were too young to have been branded, so the question of ownership was one man’s word against another’s. By matching DNA obtained from blood or hair from the stock at the Cheney ranch, however, investigators were able to prove the calves were the offspring of the rancher’s cows.
— Elko Daily Free Press, June 4, 2003