We may not always agree with our government, but we strive to live within the laws written in our democratic society.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers our website a “label” so that anything published on our site must comply with their strict standards for labeling. Specifically, it means that we must not sell products intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Publishing reviews of neem products successfully treating or curing any condition would automatically turn them into “drugs” that would require many years and multi-million dollars to prove they are safe and effective.
We also must work within the limits defined by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the sale of neem products as insect repellents on people, pets or livestock. Other companies have invested millions of dollars to show that neem is safe and effective for plants, or for treating bed bugs, but not on living people or animals. No U.S. company has EPA approval to sell products that treat fleas, ticks, head lice, scabies, bird mites or similar pests. Publishing reviews that say, or even imply, otherwise could trigger a significant fine.
As much as we dislike the thought of interrupting free speech, we must review every review before it is published. We promise to post the critical comments but we will need to remove any comment that breaks the laws passed by our elected representatives.
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