• If you’ve read my previous articles on “Man or other Animals” (“MOOA”), you know that the definitions of “drugs,” “food” and (medical) “devices” found at 21 USC 321 presume that man is merely an “animal” rather than a “man made in God’s image” who is given “dominion over the animals” as per Genesis 1:26-28. Thus, under Genesis 1:26-28, a man of the Jewish or Christian faiths cannot be treated as an “animal” without violating his freedom of religion.
Therefore, there religious basis for resisting any law that relies on the government’s definitions of “food,” “drugs” and (medical) “devices”.
• If you visit the federal government’s Food and Drug Administration’s website at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Whatwedo/History/default.htm you’ll find a brief description of the FDA’s history.
According to that history,
“The Food and Drug Administration is the oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency in the U. S. federal government. Its origins can be traced back to the appointment of Lewis Caleb Beck in the Patent Office around 1848 to carry out chemical analyses of agricultural products, a function that the newly created Department of Agriculture inherited in 1862. Although it was not known by its present name until 1930, FDA’s modern regulatory functions began with the passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act, a law a quarter-century in the making that prohibited interstate commerce in adulterated and misbranded food and drugs. Harvey Washington Wiley, Chief Chemist of the Bureau of Chemistry in the Department of Agriculture, had been the driving force behind this law and headed its enforcement in the early years, providing basic elements of protection that consumers had never known before that time.” [emphasis added]