MRSA Superbug Lawsuit: Court Orders FDA to Do Its Job - March 28, 2012
MRSA is found on your dinner table. This week a judge told FDA to reverse course regarding antibiotic overuse in livestock and protect the effectiveness of the medicine for humans. For the past 35 years the FDA has supposedly been reviewing the routine use of antibiotics in animal feed when in fact the agency was simply sitting on its hands. Then, last December, the agency caved to pressure and quietly withdrew any attempt to require the removal of antibiotics from animal feed. Read Full Article here.
300,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto - March 27, 2012
Hundreds of citizens, (even including NYC chefs in their white chef hats) joined Occupy the Food System groups, ie Food Democracy Now, gathered outside the Federal Courts in Manhattan on January 31st, to support organic family farmers in their landmark lawsuit against Big Agribusiness giant Monsanto. (Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association v. Monsanto) Oral arguments were heard that day concerning the lawsuit by 83 plaintiffs representing over 300,000 organic farmers, organic seed growers, and organic seed businesses. Read Full Article Here
H.R.3380 - TWO HOUSE SUPPLEMENT SUPPORTERS PRESS FDA
Expressing regret with the FDA's dismissal of Senators Hatch and Harkin's written request for the FDA to withdraw the draft Guidance for New Dietary Ingredients for supplements, Congressmen Dan Burton (R-IN) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) have sent a similar letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D. Industry and consumers have been alarmed by this draft Guidance ever since last July when the FDA issued it amidst much fanfare but with the miserable intention of requiring thousands of "new" supplement ingredients to undergo expensive, drug-like safety testing. The Burton-Chaffetz letter references numerous examples where the draft Guidance requirements clearly run counter to the will of Congress and the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). Read Full Article Here
Department Of Justice Wants Court To Keep Google/NSA Partnership Secret - March 13th, 2012 - By Steve Watson, Infowars.com
The Department of Justice will ask a federal court to uphold the secrecy that surrounds the working relationship between Google and the National Security Agency in a hearing that is scheduled for next week. Privacy watchdog group The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is returning to court once again in an effort to disclose more information regarding the widely publicized partnership between the spy agency and the search engine giant. EPIC is suing to obtain documents that detail the relationship, and will appeal against the NSA's so-called "Glomar" response, claiming it "could neither confirm nor deny" the existence of any information about its relations with Google, because "such a response would reveal information about NSA's functions and activities." The NSA's response stated that the agency "works with a broad range of commercial partners and research associations" in order to oversee the security of important information systems, but did not provide any further detail. The issue rose to prominencein January 2010 following a highly sophisticated and targeted cyber attack on the corporate infrastructure of Google and some twenty other large US companies.
To read more, visit: http://www.infowars.com/department-of-justice-wants-court-to-keep-googlensa-partnership-secret/
Executive Order #13575 - Establishment of the Rural Council: Policy. Sixteen percent of the American population lives in rural counties. Strong, sustainable rural communities are essential to winning the future and ensuring American competitiveness in the years ahead. These communities supply our food, fiber, and energy, safeguard our natural resources, and are essential in the development of science and innovation. Though rural communities face numerous challenges, they also present enormous economic potential. The Federal Government has an important role to play in order to expand access to the capital necessary for economic growth, promote innovation, improve access to health care and education, and expand outdoor recreational activities on public lands.
July 1, 2011 - Sneak Attack on Supplements: FDA and Senator Durbin Use Slow News Day to Launch
Today, both the FDA and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) dropped policy "bombs" on those of us who use dietary supplements. First, the FDA has issued draft guidance for complying with the New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notification protocols contained by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). As you may recall, DSHEA said that supplements already on sale prior to the passage of the act were "grandfathered" in, and did not have to be reviewed by the FDA. New supplements developed after the Act have been in a kind of limbo waiting for the FDA to spell out the procedures to be followed...read full article/alert here
Fight the Leahy Bill and help protect small farmers from vicious FDA attacks - Friday, May 13, 2011 - (NaturalNews) It is undeniable that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proven itself to be nothing more than a terrorist organization hellbent on both controlling the food supply, and eliminating individual freedom of food choice. And now, the agency could gain even more power to imprison "violators" with up to ten years of jail time, thanks to the resurrected "Food Safety Accountability Act," or S. 3767, which was recently reintroduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) is urging those concerned about protecting freedom of food choice to call their Congressmen and tell them to oppose the Leahy Bill. ANH has even set up a convenient Action Alert page that you can use to do so. Read full article
How the American Dietetic Association is Strengthening its Monopoly - 5/10/11 - The ADA is clever. It gets legislation passed under the radar, when no one is looking. And natural health nutritionists are getting a rotten deal.
"Most Americans understand that if you don't want to drink unpasteurized milk you simply do not buy it. But the federal government solution is pre-dawn raids which destroy the livelihoods of honest, hardworking families in this time of continued economic hardship.
I am outraged by [the April 2011 FDA armed] raid [on a peaceable Raw Milk producer] and the many others like it, and that is why last week I introduced HR 1830, a bill to allow the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state lines. This legislation removes the unconstitutional restraint on farmers who wish to sell or otherwise distribute, and people who wish to consume, unpasteurized milk and milk products.
Many Americans have done their own research and come to the conclusion that unpasteurized milk is healthier than pasteurized milk. These Americans have the right to consume these products without having the federal government second-guess their judgment or thwart their wishes. If there are legitimate concerns about the safety of unpasteurized milk, those concerns should be addressed at the state and local level.
I am hoping my colleagues in the House will join me in promoting individual rights, the original intent of the Constitution, and federalism by cosponsoring this legislation to allow the interstate shipment of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption.
If we are not even free anymore to decide something as basic as what we wish to eat or drink, how much freedom do we really have left?"
http://voteronpaul.com/newsDetail.php?Ron-Paul-How-Much-Freedom-Do-We-Have-If-We-Can-t-Even-Drink-Unpasteurized-Milk-3367Dr. Ron Paul, Member of Congress
New Development on S.510! The Senate's controversial FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) now appears to be dead in the water! (12-01-10)
As we reported to you yesterday, the Senate passed its version of the Food Safety bill by a margin of 73 to 25, and sent it on to the House of Representatives for approval. Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) had previously agreed to accept the Senate's bill in place of the House's version, already approved, so this approval was expected to be pro-forma.
But it turns out that Section 107 of the Senate bill contains a revenue-raising (i.e., taxing) provision. And such a provision is unconstitutional: "All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives," according to Article I, Section 7, of the Constitution. Because the Senate violated the funding origination clause, the House has implemented a procedure known as "blue slipping" to block the bill, keeping it out of consideration and sending it back to the Senate.
The only possible "quick fix" would be a unanimous consent agreement in the Senate to strike that revenue-raising provision from the bill-but Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has already stated that he will oppose, so unanimity will be impossible. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now faced with some tough choices: spend a huge amount of time all over again to deal with this (which is unlikely in a Lame Duck Congress, especially considering how controversial the bill is); or do nothing, and allow the bill to die at the end of this Congress. This will mean a new Food Safety Bill will be introduced next year-but next year's Congress will be very different from the current one, so we expect that the bill will look very different, and could be much more favorable to the natural health community.
As always, we will keep you posted on any new developments. - The Alliance for Natural Health USA
S.510 - Title: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act - Latest Major Action: 11/30/2010 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 73 - 25. Record Vote Number: 257. Click here to see how your Senators voted. To view the pdf of the bill, click here.
STEPPING OVER STRAY DOGS - But watch out for the Codex mess - Nov. 11, 2010 - notes on the 32nd session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU)
Senator McCain Files New Bill That Attacks Your Access to Supplements and Repeals Key Sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act - Feb. 4, 2010 : McCain's bill is called The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA). It would repeal key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). DSHEA protects supplements if 1) they are food products that have been in the food supply and not chemically altered or 2) if they were sold as supplements prior to 1994, the year that DSHEA was passed. If a supplement fits one of these two descriptions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot arbitrarily ban it or reclassify it as a drug. McCain's bill would wipe out even the minimal protections contained in DSHEA. It would give the FDA full discretion and power to compile a discreet list of supplements allowed to remain on the market while banning all others.
The Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 - Senator John McCain.
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Crow Creek: Stolen Lands, Wind Farms and Taking a Stand for the People
Clean Water Protection Act, H.R. 1310 - Congress enacted the Clean Water Act in 1972, which allowed the filling of waterways for constructive purposes, such as dams or levees. But the Clean Water Act protected waterways from being used as waste disposal sites. In 2002, however, the Bush administration issued a rulemaking that effectively removed this protection, permitting mining companies to fill our nation's waterways with the toxin-laden waste material.
On June 22, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Water Act permits a mining company to pump hundreds of thousands of gallons per day of toxic wastewater slurry into an Alaskan lake, killing its fish and aquatic life.
The passage of Clean Water Protection Act, H.R. 1310 will ensure lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands are not destroyed by industrial waste dumping by passing. We must ensure that we won't have another catastrophe like the one occurring right now in Alaska.
The Clean Water Protection Act serves to reinstate the original intent of the Clean Water Act and protect waterways from being filled with mining waste. Congress must act now to pass this legislation before more of our waters are lost and the communities and economies that depend on them are harmed.
Bill Summary: 3/4/2009--Introduced.
Clean Water Protection Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to define "fill material" to mean any pollutant that replaces portions of waters of the United States with dry land or that changes the bottom elevation of a water body for any purpose and to exclude any pollutant discharged into the water primarily to dispose of waste.
McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality - Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 -- Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) introduced a bill in the Senate on Thursday that would effectively allow Internet service providers to slow down or block Internet content or applications of their choosing.The move came the same day as the federal government decided to move forward on an official Net neutrality policy that would prevent ISPs from making those types of decisions.
Codex Alimentarius and The Idiocracy
By Scott Tips - September 2009 : Three years ago a film came out of Hollywood that was conceptually great even if the execution was fatally flawed. Called Idiocracy , this comedy follows the mishaps of a character named Joe Bowers who is not the sharpest tool in the shed, but who, through a government hibernation experiment gone wrong, awakens to a society in the year 2505 that has become so stupid because of mass commercialism that Joe shines as a genius in comparison. After a predictable series of mishaps, the point is clear: We are on the wrong track in pushing dumbed-down, 'me too' concepts and products. Society will only worsen, not improve...
Control The Water, Control The Population By Brother Gregory Williams - (Original on NewsWithViews) - September, 26 2009 Water is an essential element of life and therefore the control of water is an essential element to the control of people...
Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009 - To amend title 31, United States Code, to reform the manner in which the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is audited by the Comptroller General of the United States and the manner in which such audits are reported, and for other purposes. Repeals the authority of the Comptroller General to carry out an onsite examination of an open insured bank or bank holding company only if the appropriate federal regulatory agency has consented in writing. (Retains the authority of the Comptroller General to audit a federal agency.) Directs the Comptroller General to complete, before the end of 2010, an audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and of the federal reserve banks, followed by a detailed report to Congress. 2/26/2009--Introduced. By Ron Paul, TX and is now referred to committee.
The Food Safety Enhancement Act Hurts Small Farmers and Organics
The House of Representatives is voted July 30th and passed on H.R. 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 . It's an attempt to address the evermore serious food safety crisis in conventional agriculture, but as it stands, the bill threatens to undermine the most positive development in U.S. agriculture - small organic or transition to organic farmers producing for local markets. H.R. 2749 needs to draw a clear line between small local growers and industrial/factory farms and processing plants where food borne pathogens incubate, flourish, and spread. To see how your Representative voted, click here. See Action/Alert page here.
Latest Major Action: 8/3/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Thomas Paine's American Revolution: Bob Basso author of "Common Sense" plays the role of Thomas Paine to ignite the fire of change in America. Patriotism and Pride for America lead Thomas Paine to help take back America! Set aside 6 minutes to watch this video! Watch it now. This may be the best six minutes invested in your future.
National Emergency Centers Establishment Act - To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military installations. 21st Century Internment Camps: Disaster relief or civil rights disaster?
2009 NAISish Legislation - Alert! - National - There are 2 new bill being introduced in Congress right now that create a backdoor NAIS but of course it is not called that - These 2 bills are HR 814 and HR 875. Check out the legislature at: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/c111bills.html
The Death of Agricultural Biodiversity in America - HR 875 Is Not About Food safety, It's About Genocide of Agricultural Biodiversity
Unsafe Genetically Modified Food - GMO Proliferation Bills in the US Congress
Preparing for Civil Unrest in America:
Legislation to Establish Internment Camps on US Military Bases - Homeland
Security's Internment Camps: A bill entitled the National Emergency
Centers Establishment Act (HR 645) was introduced in the US Congress
in January. It calls for the establishment of six national emergency centers
in major regions in the US to be located on existing military installations.
Directly related to the issue of curbing social unrest, cohesive system
of detention camps is also envisaged, under the jurisdiction of the Department
of Homeland Security and the Pentagon.
The stated purpose of the "national emergency centers" is to provide "temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster." In actuality, what we are dealing with are FEMA internment camps. HR 645 states that the camps can be used to "meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security."
Things That Are Not In the U.S. Constitution
Have you ever heard someone say, "That's unconstitutional!" or "That's my constitutional right!" and wondered if they were right? You might be surprised how often people get it wrong. You might also be surprised how often people get it right. Your best defense against misconception is reading and knowing your Constitution. A lot of people presume a lot of things about the Constitution. Some are true, some are not. This page will detail some of the things that people think are in the Constitution, but are not.
Of the People, By the People: Tell us your ideas and help us solve the biggest challenges facing our country.
A friend of mine alerted me to this web site: http://change.gov/page/s/ofthepeople;
Everyone may go to the website and present the details of your idea as to
how a problem challenging this society may be solved. The President-Elect
wants your input. What do you know that he needs to know? We have a President-Elect
who is using the modern communication tools and is interested in "Change
- Yes We Can" from the real peoples point-of-viewlets use it to make
our voices heard. Home Page http://change.gov/
September 28, 2008 - Ecuador Approves New Constitution: Voters Approve Rights of Nature By an overwhelming margin, the people of Ecuador today voted for a new constitution that is the first in the world to recognize legally enforceable Rights of Nature, or ecosystem rights. Article 1 of the new "Rights for Nature" chapter of the Ecuador constitution reads: "Nature or Pachamama, where life is reproduced and exists, has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles, structure, functions and its processes in evolution. Every person, people, community or nationality, will be able to demand the recognitions of rights for nature before the public bodies." The new Constitution will allow for Ecuadorians to sue on nature's behalf, and will also give the president increased powers over numerous industries, including the oil and mining sectors. ...more on Eco_Worldly
Little-noticed tax change hands billions more to banks
Treasury's end run around Congress adds to bailout's lack of transparency. Treasury Notice 2008-83 went virtually unnoticed as the government rushed to cope with the emerging financial crisis in September. And that seems to have been the point. With no public discussion, the Treasury Department gave banks a huge chunk of money - as much as $140 billion, by one estimate - by changing a tax law that had been in place, and the subject of relentless lobbying, for 22 years. Tax regulations are hideously complicated, but the gist of Notice 2008-83 is that it lets healthy banks buy weak ones and take big write-offs for the weak banks' losses. At least three banks have already taken advantage of the change. So taxpayers are funding their growth, and unlike other aspects of the bailout, they will get no return. Read Full Opinion Article Here: - http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2008/11/our-view-on-the.html?csp=34
Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2008-42 : October 20, 2008
Senate Slips Huge Pentagon War Funding Bill in Under The Radar. _
Oct. 1, 2008 - The Senate has acted against the will of the American
people and caved to the Bush Administration yet again. US Senators donned
their Harry Potter invisibility cloaks and under the cover of darkness late
Saturday night, with the smoke and mirrors distraction of the Wall Street
bailout, quietly voted on and passed a huge, outrageous spending bill that
gives an additional $488 Billion dollars to the Bush Administration and
The Pentagon for funding of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There has
been a near media blackout of this vote ...
For more than 30 years, the Endangered Species Act has protected wildlife at risk of extinction. Now the Bush/Cheney Administration wants to make some serious changes to this landmark law -- changes that would eliminate vital checks and balances that are crucial to protect our wolves, polar bears and other imperiled wildlife.
Speak out now for polar bears, wolves and the nearly 1,400 species currently protected under the Endangered Species Act! Fill out the form below to urge your U.S. Representative and Senators to do whatever they can to stop this eleventh-hour assault on protections for our endangered wildlife.
(Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania 08/21/08) - Philip J. Berg, Esquire, [Berg is a former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania; former candidate for Governor and U.S. Senate in Democratic Primaries; former Chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery County; former member of Democratic State Committee; an attorney with offices in Montgomery County, PA and an active practice in Philadelphia, PA, filed a lawsuit in Federal Court today, Berg vs. Obama, Civil Action No. 08-cv-4083, seeking a Declaratory Judgment and an Injunction that Obama does not meet the qualifications to to be President of the United States. Berg filed this suit for the best interests of the Democratic Party and the citizens of the United States.
Philip J. Berg, Esquire stated in his lawsuit that Senator Obama:
1. Is not a naturalized citizen; and/or
2. Lost his citizenship when he was adopted in Indonesia; and/or
3. Has dual loyalties because of his citizenship with Kenya and Indonesia.
Lakota Indians Establish Their Own Country Within the United States
During the week of December 17 - 19, 2007, Lakota Indian leaders traveled to Washington DC and withdrew from the constitutionally mandated treaties to become a free and independent country. They do so in a fully honest, legal, and ethical manner.
U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS DECLARATION ON RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES;
'MAJOR STEP FORWARD' TOWARDS HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL, SAYS PRESIDENT
Vote: 143 4 ( Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States) - 11;
The General Assembly today overwhelmingly backed protections for the human rights of indigenous peoples, adopting a landmark declaration that brought to an end nearly 25 years of contentious negotiations over the rights of native people to protect their lands and resources, and to maintain their unique cultures and traditions.
By a vote of 143 in favour to 4 against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States), with 11 abstentions, the Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which sets out the individual and collective rights of the world's 370 million native peoples, calls for the maintenance and strengthening of their cultural identities, and emphasizes their right to pursue development in keeping with their own needs and aspirations. http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2007/ga10612.doc.htm
The North American Union - You Could Be Voting Your Rights Away
One issue that is conspicuously absent from the rhetoric of the presidential candidates is the North American Union (NAU). The NAU, a goal of the Council on Foreign Relations, follows a plan laid out by Robert Pastor. It is currently promoted by the Bush administration to expand the size and scope of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). Its goal is to effectively create a North American trading block by erasing the borders between the U.S., Mexico and Canada resulting in free, unimpeded movement of people and goods across those borders. It is also a political union that would integrate the governments of the three countries
Navy Not Exempt From Sonar Restrictions, Judge Rules: The ruling is a blow for President Bush who signed a waiver for the Navy last month. "It's an excellent decision," said Joel Reynolds, attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, which is spearheading the legal fight. "It reinstates the proper balance between national security and environmental protection."
To locate the contact information for your Senator, go to this Government web site for the 110th Congress.
Do the terms sound confusing?
"Violent Radicalization" the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change. - someone on an appointed commission will decide what is extreme; the same someones will decide about the nature of the change; remember when the United States rebelled against Briton we would have fit this description perfectly!
"Homegrown Terrorism" the use, planned use, or threatened use, ...by our own US citizens...in furtherance of political or social objectives. We are guareenteed the right to protest in a non-violent manner against actions that we don't agree with; ie, abortion, war efforts, gay rights, political agendas, etc. Now an appointed Commission will set the guidelines for what is allowed. Many of the past protests have been deemed to be "violent" sit-downs and marches by the government authorities and many have been jailed. All another person will need to do after this bill is passed is to say that you "threatened the use" of violent action - how will you prove otherwise?
"Ideologicaaly Based Violence" the use, planned use, or threatened use of force or violence by a group or individual to promote the group or individual's political, religious, or social beliefs. All of your thoughts and religious idealisms will be decided by an appointed Commission - 12 people appointed by the President and related elected high officials, and Homeland Security.
In the Congressional Findings they have decided that the Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the USA by providing access to these "wrong" kind of thought-streams. Your Internet activity is already an open book for the Homeland Security teams - with this bill the determination of your search for truth and information activity can result in your being judged as a "homegrown terrorist". This will also result in many web sites being shut down as inappropriate sites. The government finds that it is critical to develop and implement methods and processes that can be used to act against activities defined in this bill. It further finds that it will look to other governements for how they have handled their "terrorism" problems and how these solution can benefit the government of the United States. It is also interesting to note the precise wording of finding #8: "any measure taken to prevent violent radicalization, ... should not violate the constitutional right, civil rights, or civil liberties of US citizens and lawful permanent residents. It does not say "wlll not" ... who is going to decide the "should"? Not You!
Of course, the Commission is only to act for a short, fact-finding, period. Then a Center for Excellence will be established. This Center shall assist homeland security at all levels through training, education, and research in preventing all these "bad" actions in the United States. This Center will define and recommend methods for mitigation of Homegrown Terrorism, etc. OH...not to worry, you as the public will be kept informed because the Commission shall release a public version of each report as required under this law. Whatever happened to access to the uncut, full version that the public is to have under the Freedom of Information Act?
Duck For Cover! Opps - I forgot - that won't help anymore after this S.1959 is passed. Between the Patriot Act and The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 - everything you think, do, research, or participate in for protest will be available to Homeland Security and the Government. "THEY" will decide your fate and freedom!
Most every House member voted for it. The following 6 voted against: Abercrombie, Costello, Duncan, Flake, Kucinich, and Rohrabacher
The following 22 didn't vote: Barrett (SC), Bilbray, Bishop (UT), Carson,
Conyers, Cooper, Cubin, Davis (IL), Tom Davis, Feeney, Hunter, Issa, Jindal,
Johnson, E. B., McKeon, Moore (KS), Paul, Peterson (PA), Reyes, Sherman,
Wilson (OH), Woolsey
12 November 2007: The US-based National Health Federation (NHF), the world's longest-standing health-freedom organisation, is today beginning a week of meetings at the 29th session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) in Bad Neuenahr, Germany. Expected to be attended by over 300 delegates, observers and advisors, representing about 70 member countries and over 30 international organizations, the Committee, sponsored by the Food & Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization, is the world's highest international body setting global standards and guidelines on nutrition.
Sponsor: Rep Dingell, John D. [MI-15] (introduced 9/20/2007) Latest Major Action: 9/20/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. For a summary of this bill, click here.
The U.S. Congress has reached agreement on a House / Senate compromise
regarding the recently passed FDA reform legislation that aims to improve
the safety of pharmaceuticals. The bill will now move to the White House
where it is expected to be signed...
Under pressure from industrial agriculture lobbyists, the USDA has quietly approved a new regulation that will effectively end distribution of raw almonds, while putting many family farmers out of business. The regulation is scheduled to go into effect in just a few short days on September 1st, unless thousands of consumers take action now.
The rule requires pasteurization of almonds, including organic, yet allows those same almonds to continue to be labeled as "raw". Nutritionists point out that raw, organic almonds are far superior, in terms of nutrition, than pasteurized almonds.
One of the FDA-recommended pasteurization methods requires the use of propylene oxide, which is classified as a "possible human carcinogen" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and is banned in Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.
Organic and family-scale almond farmers are protesting the proposed rule, saying it will effectively put them out of business, since the minimum price for the pasteurization equipment is $500,000.
The agency claims pasteurization is necessary, since there have been two food contamination incidents with raw almonds since 2001.
But both of these incidents, in fact, were the result of blatant mismanagement on large industrial-scale almond farms. Please sign petition to reopen public discussion!
On July 26, 2007, the US House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill. The current bill is mostly corporate welfare for polluting industrial agriculture with little funding for organic agriculture, farmer's markets, organic nutrition programs, or conservation. The Senate is poised to take up the bill after the August recess.
write your Senator and the Senate Ag Committee today to urge them to
support meaningful subsidy caps and significant funding for sustainable
farming, farmers' markets, nutrition programs & conservation.
Latest News on Genetically Engineered Food & Crops (August 20, 2007)
The North American Security and Prosperity Partnership, a project of Canada, the United States and Mexico, is seen as an effort to bring in a kind of super-NAFTA that will steal jobs, erode freedoms and change Canadian (or American) life forever.
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2007 Held at the desk.
May 9, 2007: This bill passed in the Senate by roll call vote. The totals were 93 Ayes, 1 Nays, 6 Present/Not Voting.
Please review it on Health Freedom Bill 2007 area of this site.
February 5, 2007
Right now our fellow Americans in Southeastern Colorado face losing their homes, their land and their way of life. The U.S. Army is seeking to take over THE ENTIRE SOUTHEASTERN CORNER OF COLORADO to expand their training facility called Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS). We are already talking about the Army controlling a monstrous amount of land owned by the Department of Defense: over 25 million acres; the Army has more than fifteen million of those twenty five and they simply do NOT need more. As it so happens, my husband's last duty assignment was DEH (Director of Engineering and Housing) at Ft. Carson, Colorado; he is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. We are very familiar with that facility and it's other training location at the Southeastern part of the state in the Pinion Canyon area.
Over the years, the Colorado State Legislature has been so foolish to sign over most of that state to the United States For the informational article, Click Here.
A journalist looks back to help you look forward
by Suzanne Harris, J.D.
Copyright © 2005 The Law Loft
I was struck recently by an article appearing in the NNFA Today magazine, Volume 18, No.11 entitled "International Products Regulation Q&A: What Affect do They Really Have on the U.S.?" While some parts of the article were good, a number of the questions and answers struck a discordant note including the following:
"However, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture official, the United States has never changed its laws or regulations to conform to any standards or guidelines adopted at Codex. He noted further that the United States does not, as a matter of practice, officially accept, accept in part, accept free distribution, or accept standards or guidelines adopted by the Codex Commission. Therefore, it doesn't appear that any changes to U.S. law or regulations would likely occur as a result of any adoption by the Commission of the vitamin and food supplement guidelines." [emphasis added]
Read Full Artlice Here
To amend the Animal Health Protection Act to require the establishment of an electronic nationwide livestock identification system, to prevent the unauthorized release of information collected under the system, to promote an objective review of Department of Agriculture responses to livestock disease outbreaks, and for other purposes. For Amendment in 109th Congress bill, click here
A rider to the Homeland Security Act has dealt a significant blow to suits claiming that the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal, used in childhood vaccines, is linked to autism. Full Article.
The Council of Europe has adopted a measure that would criminalize Internet hate speech, including hyperlinks to pages that contain offensive content. Full Article
The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (WHCCAMP) was established by Executive Order No. 13147 in March 2000. The order states that the Commission is to provide the President, through the Secretary of Health and Human Services, with a report containing legislative and administrative recommendations that will ensure public policy maximizes the potential benefits of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to all citizens. The report of the Commission is to address:
* The coordination of research to increase knowledge about CAM products,
* The education and training of health care practitioners in CAM,
* The provision of reliable and useful information about CAM practices and products to health care professionals, and
* Guidance regarding appropriate access to and delivery of CAM.
The Commission's 20 Presidentially-appointed members represented an array of health care interests, professional backgrounds, and knowledge. Health care expertise was provided by both conventional and CAM practitioners.
For The Complete Report Click
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a system independent of the Food and Drug Administration for the review of health claims, to define health claims, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 27, 2002
Mr. RON PAUL introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on Energy and Commerce. It will establish an independant review
source apart from the FDA made up of Ph.D or M.D. educators to rapidly review
the scientific evidence for relationships between a disease condition and
health product claims. You can review the bill at: http://Thomas.loc.gov
and type in HR3811 for the search location.
International Advocates for Health Freedom - http://www.iahf.com
IAHF List: See http://www.codexalimentarius.net/timetab.htm
The Pharma Cartel has sped up its timetable for shoving a highly
restrictive, genocidal, Codex vitamin standard down our throats by deciding
to hold annual (instead of biannual) meetings of the Codex Committee on
Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Use, from now on until they
finalize their entire agenda.
You can see the schedule on at the url above. Meetings of the CCNFSDU, (the
Codex Committee pushing the restrictive vitamin standard) are now scheduled
in Berlin, Germany for:
2001: November 26-30
2002: November 4-8
2003: November 3-7
Whereas I previously estimated it could take another 5-6 years for the
Cartel to push their agenda for vitamins through to completion at step 8
(its at step 3 now), it is painfully clear to me that the Cartel could now
do it by 2003, not only because they have advanced their timetable, but
also because they will be letting a large number of third world countries
join the committee, expanding it considerably.
The problem with this is that in the third world, you can easily buy a
Codex delegate with the proverbial blonde and a case of Scotch.
Multinational corporations have gross revenues that dwarf those of third
world nations which are very easily manipulated by promises of money and
jobs. At Codex, its one country, one vote, with zero consideration given to
the population of a country, or whether or not the country even
manufactures dietary supplements. The so called Codex "process" goes
diametrically against our entire system of representative government, as we
are "represented" by an unelected bureaucrat (Dr.Beth Yetley) from a
Federal Agency with a very long history of bias and outright hatred against
dietary supplements (the FDA).
On March 20, 2001, Congressman Dan Burton whitewashed the Codex vitamin
oversight hearing, where the only person allowed to present testimony on
the Codex vitamin issue (Karl Riedel, co chair of NNFA's International
Committee) made some highly questionable statements under oath when he
asserted that "Codex won't impact our domestic laws, it will only impact
our international sales." Cspan videotape of Riedel making these statements
will be put on the IAHF website, with a complete analysis of how what he
said was simply not true.
For one thing, the FDA has announced, through a speech in 1997 by former
acting Commissioner Friedman, their intention to harmonize their regs to
international standards. The transcript of this speech can be found at
http://www.fda.gov/ola/1997/319.html Scroll down to #6 International
In it Friedman stated: "FDA plans to amend its regulations and procedures
for consideration of standards adopted by CODEX. This action is
being taken to provide for the systematic review of CODEX STANDARDS in
order to enhance consumer protection, promote international
harmonization and fulfill the obligations of the United States under
(He's referring to the Sanitary Phytosanitary Measures Agreement, (SPS),
TBT and other numerous so called "Mutual Recognition Agreements"
signed under NAFTA and the WTO by a Congress that never read any of the
Text of the Sanitary Phytosanitary Measures Agreement
Despite his having been warned in writing by Congressmen Ron Paul and Peter
De Fazio that the Congressional Research Service had told Congressman Paul
that we in fact ARE required under the terms of our membership in the WTO
to harmonize our domestic laws to international standards, or face massive
trade sanctions, Congressman Burton did the bidding of the Pharma Cartel,
and would not allow any balancing testimony from other witnesses, who could
have brought forths the facts on this issue. http://www.iahf.com click on
the spinning green disk to see Congressman Paul and De Fazio's statement to
I am writing a book about the Codex Vitamin Issue. The purpose will be to
arm the people of the world with the suppressed truth in the hopes that the
American people, and consumers all over the world will come to see the
hidden truth, and will swarm their governments with a demand for health
freedom so strong that the Codex shell game might yet be stopped on a
political level. With each click of the mouse, we can send the truth about
the healing power of vitamins around the world so that more and more people
can be armed with the truth. Because our best defense is a good offense,
however, it also pays to be armed as a back up, in case our peaceful
entreaties continue to be ignored as they were on March 20 by Congressman
Burton due to the manipulations of Beth Clay. A government that does not
fear its citizens is the most dangerous government there is.
As things stand, there is nothing whatsoever standing in the way of the
complete destruction of our domestic dietary supplement laws, except the
fact that the American people are very heavily armed, and if pushed too far
on this and other issues of sovereignty, will undoubtedly rebel against
such traitorous actions as Burton's, and will refuse to allow the
imposition of this genocidal United Nations/Pharma Cartel agenda. Strongly
recommend joining Concerned Citizens Against Police States
http://www.ccops.org also http://www.goa.org Gun Owners of America
IAHF encourages more people to examine the truths of the Codex vitamin
issue on the IAHF website at http://www.iahf.com Please forward this email
to more people. If you appreciate this effort to expose the Codex shellgame
and the New World Order so that it can one day be stopped, please send a
donation to IAHF POB 625 Floyd VA 24091 USA Donations can also be made
electronically by paypal on the IAHF website. Thank you for your help.
Not enough vitamin consumers, health food store owners and vitamin
manufacturers truly understand the Codex vitamin issue due to spin control
from pharmaceutical interests controlling vitamin trade associations world
wide who've actively been misleading people as to what is really going on.
The primary way in which Americans are being misled on the Codex vitamin
issue is this:
We're being told by the FDA, Congress, and by the Vitamin Trade
Associations and Citizens for Health that a finalized Codex vitamin standard
"will NOT impact our laws, it will only impact our foreign sales of
vitamins." This has confused many vitamin consumers who've sent letters to
Congress requesting a Codex vitamin oversight hearing who've been told
things by their Congressman or Senator that were scripted by the FDA which
is deliberately misleading, and the same garbage is being echoed by the
pharmaceutically dominated vitamin trade associations (CRN and NNFA) and by
Citizens For Health (due to the money they get from pharmaceutical
interests which compromise their objectivity.)
Charles Raubicheck, attorney for NNFA
stated that our vitamin laws are safe from Codex in a spin piece on the
Codex vitamin issue that went out in NNFA Today in September of '99.
He is misleading his membership, and he most likely wrote the article to
defend the business interests of the largest members of NNFA, which are
multinational pharmaceutical companies.... such as Warner Lambert, which
owns Capsugel, an employee of which (Randy Dennin) is the Chair
of NNFA's International Committee which determined NNFA's pro FDA, pro
pharmaceutical, pro NAS, anti consumer position.......
The "REASONS" given for this erroneous statement are as follows:
1. They're claiming that an exemption clause in the Federal Statute that
GATT Trade Agreement (now the WTO) "protects" our laws from harmonization
to international standards.
On PAPER they are "correct".... however in REALITY this widely touted
"exemption clause" is nothing more than a paper tiger due to how the WTO's
Dispute Settlement Body operates, and due to the immense pressure they can
exert on Congress to change our laws. Thus it is TRUE that Codex can't
DIRECTLY force changes to our laws. In THEORY we could "allow ourselves" to
be hit with trade sanctions. In REALITY, no country can afford to be due to
all countries dependence on foreign trade. No country on earth today has
"AUTARKY" any more. "Autarky" means having self sufficiency within ones own
WHAT IS THIS ALLEGED EXEMPTION CLAUSE?
19 USC 3512(a)(1) Which says that
"No provision of any of the Uruguay Round Agreements, nor the application
of any such provision to any person or circumstance, that is inconsistent
with any law of the United States shall have any effect." The statute
further states that "nothing in the URAA (Uruguay Round Agreements Act)
"shall be construed to amend, or modify any law of the United States,
including any law relating to the protection of human, animal, or plant
life or health, the protection of the environment, or worker safety, or to
limit any authority conferred under any law of the United States.... unless
specifically provided for in this act."
So, are the FDA, Congress, CRN, NNFA, and CFH LYING when they claim this
exemption clause "protects" our laws from harmonization to Codex standards?
Strictly speaking, NO, they are NOT LYING, but they are being VERY
MISLEADING and although their assertion isn't a LIE, strictly speaking, due
to how things actually play out in WTO Dispute Settlments, they might as
WELL be lying, and here is why:
When a WTO Dispute Panel recommendation is based on the Agreement on the
Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) , The
SPS Agreement provides that members may either base their sanitary and
phytosanitary measures on international standards, guidelines or
recommendations, where they exist, or may introduce measures that result in
a higher level of protection IF THERE IS A SCIENTIFIC JUSTIFICATION or
which a country determines to be appropriate in accord with the provisions
of the SPS agreement.
So, what happens if a country doesn't harmonize their laws to the emerging
highly restrictive Codex vitamin standard?
Nothing would happen unless the country were challenged by another country,
say a country wishing to sell high potency vitamins for far more money by
prescription in the USA which might say that DSHEA posed an unfair trade
barrier. The challenging country could go to the WTO's Dispute settlement
body and say "The only legal basis for the USA to have a standard higher
than the Codex vitamin standard is on a basis of SAFETY. They could then
say "The standard on safety has been jointly determined by the Food and
Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science combined in deliberation
with the Scientific Committee on Food of the European Commission, and they
have made rulings on Safe Upper Limits of vitamins and minerals which are
much LOWER than what DSHEA allows. Therefor, the USA's vitamin laws EXCEED
that which these bodies consider SAFE, and since the FDA agreed to those
terms at the Codex meeting, the USA must either harmonize its laws, or face
trade sanctions." The UL's are in the process of being agreed upon by the
Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue, and the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue,
wherein neither body conducts business out in the open, neither are subject
to the Freedom of Information Act, and the alleged TACD does not in FACT
represent American consumers at ALL! The TACD includes such rabid anti
vitamin opponents as Bruce Silverglade of Center for Science in the Public
Interest, and Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen, both of whom have stated
publicly that DSHEA should be repealed! In an international forum both men
would be quite in favor of American dietary supplement laws being
harmonized to grossly restrictive international standards. When I
challenged Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch to take up the Codex vitamin
issue as a powerful way of calling the American public's attention to the
dangers of harmonization, due to Sid Wolfes anti vitamin stance, they have
steadfastly REFUSED to help IAHF get the word out on this! So, Nader's
groups are both massively hypocritical in their stance against the WTO.
They're against it, as long as it opposes their agenda, otherwise they're
Through this means Congress would have its arm severely twisted. Congress
would be told by the Dispute Settlement Body that we can't justify our
higher standards on a basis of safety, and because of how the DSB of the
WTO is structured, (they only allow testimony from government officials
such as Yetley of FDA and none from private citizens or NGO organizations)
there would be no appeal!
The WTO's DSB could impose massive trade sanctions against broad sectors of
our economy unless we harmonized, and these trade sanctions could effect
several large industries, all of which can send lobbyists crawling all over
capital hill like ANTS. The media would assist the assault on vitamins with
all kinds of propagandistic news stories to support the harmonization of
our laws, and Congress will kowtow to the multinationals out of fear of
losing PAC money that they need to run for reelection. Would the American
people be able to offset such a powerful lobby? I'm seeing mostly APATHY
when I try to call this issue to the Average American's attention right
now, because its just not REAL to them. Unless more people wake up in TIME,
it won't BE real to them until they start seeing Congress sell us out and
harmonize our dietary supplement laws. If it takes THAT long for the
American consumer and small vitamin companies to wake up, it will be too late.
HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE TO DEFUSE THE CODEX BOMB?
We have until March of 2001 to stop the EU vitamin proposal by helping the
European health freedom fighters to WAKE UP vitamin consumers and small
vitamin companies all over the EU! We must get vitamin consumers world wide
to sign Josef Hasslbergers anti Codex, Anti EU Vitamin Directive Petition
at http://www.laleva.org/petizione/english/petitioneng.html and we must
request that Congressman Dan Burton hold a Codex vitamin hearing to examine
this issue fully.
WHY HASN'T BURTON HELD A HEARING ON CODEX VITAMIN ISSUE ALREADY?
The main reason he hasn't is that some very powerful forces are fearful
that if one were held, its impact would go far beyond just the issue of
vitamins, it would also raise SERIOUS questions as to the wisdom of our
being in the WTO, and it would provide a large impetus for Congressmen to
cosponsor Ron Paul's bill The American Sovereignty Restoration Act which
would get us OUT of the UN, and stop this destruction of our sovereign laws.
IS THERE REALLY ANY PROOF THAT OUR LAWS ARE BEING HARMONIZED TO
INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS or IS THIS JUST "CONSPIRACY THEORY"
Evidence is found that our laws are being harmonized to those of the EU
right now on the website of the Council for Responsible Nutrition in a
press release from the recent Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue meeting
where they flat out TELL us that CEO's from multinational pharmaceutical
companies that are members of the "dietary supplement working group of the
TABD have decided on how to harmonize American and EU vitamin regulations"
All of this happened behind closed doors, with no chance for any consumer
anywhere in the world to have any say in the matter, and because TABD is
not a government body, they're not subject to the Freedom of Information
Act, so there is no way to examine the specifics of the meeting: Americans
and citizens of all 15 EU countries are being actively disenfranchised.
The CRN contacts listed at the end of the press release refuse to communicate.
Don't take my word for it, see it yourself at
You can download the CODEX REPORT FROM BONN: http://www.lef.org/fda/fda.htm
For more information on WTO and CODEX plus other alerts: check into the web site
International Advocates for Health Freedom http://www.iahf.com
June 30, 2000
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