Via Tyler Cowen, there is this new article.
So, because health research is being cited, Cheerios are a drug? So what is the rationale for regulation of this product? Patient safety? I fear that denying patients food because clinical research has not been done would seem to be an unwise idea.
I do think that poor regulation of products can lead to harm but there does seem to be a difference of kind here. Nor do I think that merely citing research should be an issue: there should be more careful research into diet and not less.
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