Comment: Quacks?????

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Quacks?????

Do you have any particular knowledge that the advertised claims for aloe are false? Neither does the FDA. The FDA is "cracking down" on people who have not gone through the FDA's million-dollar extortion program to "prove" that a product is safe and effective. Natural substances like aloe vera cannot be patented, and therefore it does not pay for a company to spend millions of dollars to satisfy the FDA's demands -- they will not be able to compete with folks who sell the stuff WITHOUT bearing the astronomical costs of FDA compliance.

The word "quack" does not appear in the story. I strongly suggest you delete it. Aloe vera DOES have useful medicinal properties -- whether or not it has as many as its merchandisers claim, I do not know. And I doubt that you do either. Unless you do, give them the benefit of the doubt.

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