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Energy Drink/Alcohol Mix Banned

 
 
Reply Thu 18 Nov, 2010 12:41 pm
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While many health professionals and lawmakers are cheering the Food and Drug Administration's decision yesterday to declare caffeine an illegal and unsafe additive to manufactured alcoholic beverages, critics say the move is an infringement of consumer rights by the government.

The FDA issued warnings yesterday (Nov. 17) to four companies, including Four Loko maker Phusion Projects, after conducting a year-long review that found no scientific support for the claim that the addition of caffeine to these alcoholic beverages is generally recognized as safe. The companies have 15 days to create a plan to remove the caffeine from their products, or remove them from store shelves.

But the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit group that supports limited government, said the FDA had gone too far.

"It's just one more example of the FDA reaching into a practice that people can, and often do, do safely and trying to eliminate it," said Gregory Conko, a senior fellow at the institute.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101118/sc_livescience/fdacriticizedforbanonalcoholicenergydrinks

I assume coming next to a tavern near you is a ban on Red Bull, and then what, are we going to criminalize the drinking of energy drinks with-in the same day we consume alcohol?

Death to the nanny state, it cant happen soon enough.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 18 Nov, 2010 02:13 pm
@hawkeye10,
Are we going to allow bars to continue to serve coffee, if they so desire?
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 18 Nov, 2010 02:23 pm
@roger,
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Are we going to allow bars to continue to serve coffee, if they so desire?
RUM and COKE has to GO!
roger
 
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Reply Thu 18 Nov, 2010 02:28 pm
@hawkeye10,
Yeah, that too.

Maybe the Mormons were right all along, though you have to wonder as all the ephedra you find in Mormon Tea.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 18 Nov, 2010 02:30 pm
Oh how charming, another rant against the author's favorite chimera.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 18 Nov, 2010 02:30 pm
a longish attempt to justify the government intrusion is here

http://live.washingtonpost.com/campus-overload-live-1118.html
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 18 Nov, 2010 02:32 pm
@Setanta,
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Oh how charming, another rant against the author's favorite chimera
Who knows, at some point the repeated intrusion of the government upon the sanctity of individual free will might become too much for even you to ignore.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 18 Nov, 2010 02:33 pm
My advice is that you don't wager anything of real value on the prospect.
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