Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The War on Drugs


I’ll never eat a walnut
That does not bear the seal
Of government approval
For eating with a meal.

Despite its common usage
Throughout the centuries,
One cannot be too careful
When eating fruit from trees.

For every modern business
Attempts to advertise
The features of its products
With shady claims and lies.

One need not look much further
Than Diamond Foods’ attempt
To dodge the regulators
And make themselves exempt.

What kind of robber baron
Would have the nerve to say
The food it sells is healthy
Without the FDA?

They point to certain studies,
That have been peer-reviewed,
Which demonstrate their walnuts
Are good and healthy food.

But how can we be certain
That what they say is so?
The government is needed
For us to truly know.

Until they get the blessing
That comes from FDA,
I plan on staying healthy
With chips from Frito-Lay.

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