• “Tell the FDA to Ban Alcohol Now!”

    from The Questionist on facebook

    The above image from The Questionist reads:

    Thanks to corporations like Budweiser and Jack Daniel’s, a chemical that is a known human carcinogen is showing up in our restaurants, bars, and even our homes.
    Tell the FDA to ban alcohol now!

    They have a point. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Libya, Kuwait, Maldives, Mauritania, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Emirate of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and some states in India prohibit alcohol. Why isn’t it illegal in the United States?

    If my reasoning sounds ridiculous, think about that when alt medders make similar arguments (and often for stuff that isn’t dangerous).

    “These European countries have banned GMOs!” “Certain countries have outlawed these chemicals, so they should be illegal in the US.” Other countries outlawing something doesn’t necessarily mean it was done for sound reasons.

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    Category: alternative medicineskepticism


    Article by: Cherry Teresa

    Cherry Teresa is a blogger and musician from Los Angeles, CA who includes skepticism and humanism in her work. Her music can be heard at cherryteresa.com.