The FDA has gone rogue

If you haven’t heard, the FDA is trying very hard to limit your access to vitamins, herbs and natural health products.  Fortunately, thanks to your efforts we have delayed their assault on your freedom to choose your own methods for taking care of your health.  Unfortunately, this rogue government agency has renewed it’s efforts in the past couple of weeks.  In fact, as the linked article points out, the authors of the  Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), Senators Harkin and Hatch have tried to explain the intent of this law to the FDA, yet the FDA has decided to ignore the very authors of the law and continue their efforts to redefine it’s authority to pre-approve all natural products before they will be allowed to be sold in America.

Please read the short article and take actions steps to let Congress know you are watching this developing problem and insist they reign in this rogue agency.

http://www.anh-usa.org/fda-says-no-to-the-senators-who-drafted-dshea/

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Composition of Articles regarding GMO foods

USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets Ruled Unlawful by Federal Court

10/10/2009 – (NaturalNews) On September 21, a California federal district court found that the USDA’s 2004 approval of Monsanto’s genetically engineered “Roundup Ready” sugar beets was unlawful. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) deregulated…

Judge Rules GMOs Violate Environmental Law

10/6/2009 – (NaturalNews) For those of us wondering how bad the untested genetically modified food experiment is going to get before it gets any better, a ray of hope was just offered. A San Francisco judge, the very honorable, Judge Jeffrey White just ruled that…

UCS Study Says Genetically Modified Crops Have Failure to Yield

9/19/2009 – (NaturalNews) A 43-page study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) reveals that since the inception of genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops, no significant increases in crop yields can be attributed to them. This is directly contrary…

How to Fight Back Against Genetically Modified Foods

8/25/2009 – (NaturalNews) With genetically modified (GM) foods dominating the United States’ corn and soybean crop today, Monsanto – the company most responsible for GM foods – has also dominated most of South Africa`s seed crops as well. As reported by Barbara Minton…

PepsiCo Chooses to Continue Using GE Ingredients Despite Evidence of Harm

8/23/2009 – (NaturalNews) PepsiCo’s 2009 shareholder proxy report contains a proposal (pg. 61) that paints a clear picture of the company’s use of genetically-engineered (GE) food ingredients and its attitude toward this issue. The proposal describes a loose plan…

Now is the Time for Your Fall Garden Plans

8/10/2009 – (NaturalNews) When gardeners get to late summer, they begin to think about their harvest and winter time plans. Often overlooked by the home or hobby gardener, though, is the fall garden. This can be one of the most productive times for a garden, rather…

MSG Now Used to Spray Crops

4/29/2009 – (NaturalNews) Just when many concerned, health conscious citizens have become aware of the dangers of MSG enough to avoid it, a large agricultural fertilizer and pesticide company, Emerald BioAgriculture, has an MSG tainted “growth enhancer,” Auxigro,…

Top Eight Vegetable Seeds Having the Longest Shelf Life

4/24/2009 – (NaturalNews) With legislation that threatens family farms such as HR 875, Codex Alimentarius, and C-6 in Canada, it is more important than ever to acquire high quality, royalty-free seeds. However, seeds will not keep forever, lasting between 2 and 5…

The Colorado Organic Scene: An Interview with Andy Grant of Grant Family Organic Farms, Part II

3/21/2009 – (NaturalNews) [This is part two of a two-part interview with Andy Grant of Grant Family Farms, which was the first farm certified organic by the state of Colorado. Today, they farm 3,000 acres in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains about an hour north…

Organic Farming is a Relationship with the Land: Interview with Myra Goodman, Part II

2/21/2009 – (NaturalNews) This is part two of a three-part interview with Myra Goodman, co-founder, along with her husband Drew, of Earthbound Farm, which is perhaps the most well-known name in organic produce in America. With this article, we kick off an exciting,…

Plant Stress Boosts Nutrition

2/18/2009 – (NaturalNews) ScienceNews (Feb. 13, 2009) reported that Alyson Mitchell, Ph.D. from the UC-Davis presented her team`s findings at the annual meeting of the American Advancement of Science in Chicago Feb. 12-16, 2009. The team has been doing extensive…

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Supports Genetic Engineering and Corporate Farming

1/26/2009 – (NaturalNews) Agriculture Secretary Nominee Tom Vilsack is a two-term Iowa governor (1999-2007) and a trial lawyer. He sailed through his confirmation hearing last week for the position of Agriculture Secretary, but he does not enjoy the same popularity…

Genetically Modified Crops Implicated in Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder

1/11/2009 – (NaturalNews) As the disappearance of honeybees continues, researchers are trying desperately to discover the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). General concensus at this point is that there is more than once cause and the latest culprit may be…

Chemical Used on Crops could Make You Fat

12/8/2008 – (NaturalNews) Many people who eat organic food and use natural products are trying to avoid pesticides that are linked to cancer and other diseases. Now Japanese researchers say there is another advantage to “going green” and avoiding toxins and chemical…

Bringing the Culture Back in Agriculture

12/2/2008 – (NaturalNews) After the turn of the previous century there was a lot of experimentation with mono cultures. By that is meant growing only one field crop, e.g. corn or wheat. This is a principle that goes against nature, which works with ecosystems based…

John Hartman Talks About How Seawater Can Benefit Your Health and Environment

11/9/2008 – (NaturalNews) This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni’s Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http://www.renegadewatersecrets.com) . In this excerpt, John Hartman shares on Ocean Grown Solution. Renegade Water Secrets with John Hartman,…

Ancient Seeds: The Key to Feeding the World

11/3/2008 – (NaturalNews) All over the world, crops are failing because they are unable to cope with more frequent extreme weather changes. One day there could be a snap frost, while another day, it could be extremely hot. In these conditions, our modern day seeds…

Sea Water Applications for Drinking, Gardening, and Growing Crops

11/1/2008 – (NaturalNews) This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni’s Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http://www.renegadewatersecrets.com) . In this excerpt, John Hartman shares on conventional solutions and studies that support sea water solutions. Renegade…

Choosing the Right Foods for Your Family Can Make a Significant Nutritional Difference

10/24/2008 – (NaturalNews) You’ve seen the labels before. You’ve heard the buzz in your grocery store aisles. Organic! Grass fed! But what is that anyway? And does it really matter if you buy organic or grass fed products? Let’s start with what makes something…

White Sugar Now Coming From Genetically-Modified Sugar Beets

10/7/2008 – (NaturalNews) This year saw the first commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets in the United States, with that sugar to hit the food supply soon after. Farmers across the country will soon be planting Monsanto’s Roundup Ready sugar…

Proposal Could Lead to Growing Crops on Preserved Land

9/13/2008 – (NaturalNews) There are approximately 34 million acres of land across the U.S. that the government has paid farmers to stop growing row crops including corn and soybeans on. This land is currently designated as conserved land that is part of the Conservation…

New Generation of Drug-Producing GM Crops Could Threaten Food Supply and Devastate US Farmers

9/11/2008 – (NaturalNews) A new generation of genetically modified (GM) crops, engineered to produce pharmaceutical or industrial products and ingredients, poses an even more serious threat to health and the environment than older GM crops, the Union of Concerned…

Citrus Crops in U.S Under Siege From Unknown Bacterium

9/2/2008 – (NaturalNews) Citrus greening is blazing through the Florida citrus groves like wildfire. Scientists don’t know how long it will take to find a treatment or cure for this contagious bacterial disease. One scenario projects that within nine to ten years,…

Researchers Find an Increase in Organic Crops Would Help the World Food Supply

8/31/2008 – (NaturalNews) Over a year ago, researchers presented a solution for world hunger: a switch of even half of North America’s and Europe’s farming regions to organic methods could produce enough food to feed the current world’s population. This shift has…

Using Sea Minerals in Agriculture – a Tutorial

7/10/2008 – (NaturalNews) Based on my other two articles on sea minerals here on NaturalNews, (http://www.naturalnews.com/022278.html) and (http://www.naturalnews.com/022309.html) , I have received a lot of questions from readers on how to make a Sole and how to…

The Energetic Contamination of Beef Products (Transcript)

5/24/2008 – (NaturalNews) Greetings everyone, this is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here reporting for http://www.Naturalnews.com. I am currently in the rainforest of Southern Ecuador, high in the Andes Mountains. I am not joking. I am actually in a bamboo rainforest…

Genetically Modified Organisms – A Dangerous Experiment

5/14/2008 – (NaturalNews) The problems with Genetically Modified (GM) foods are as many as they are varied. Respected scientists have risked everything to step forward and warn consumers that this new fast-track “solution to world hunger” is bad for their health…

Honeybee Colony Collapse to Devastate Food Companies, Result in Food Scarcity

5/12/2008 – (NaturalNews) The ongoing phenomenon of mysterious honeybee deaths is starting to raise alarm in the food industry, which depends heavily on bees to pollinate many critical crops. “Honeybee health and sustainable pollination is a major issue facing American…

The Biofuels Scam, Food Shortages and the Coming Collapse of the Human Population

4/23/2008 – (NaturalNews) It was one of the dumbest “green” ideas ever proposed: Convert millions of acres of cropland into fields for growing ethanol from corn, then burn fossil fuels to harvest the ethanol, expending more energy to extract the fuel than you get…

Interview With Dr. Wayne Coates: Chia Seeds (Part 2)

4/20/2008 – (NaturalNews) The following is part two of an interview with Dr. Wayne Coates, who is perhaps the world’s foremost educator on chia seeds. Dr. Coates was among the first to grow chia seeds experimentally and later for commercial purposes. An expert in…

Dispelling Common Myths About Genetically Engineered Seeds

3/17/2008 – (NaturalNews) Is biotechnology the miracle solution necessary to fix the many problems we face in the world today – world hunger, suffering third world economies, toxic pesticides, and the damaged environment to name a few? The big seed companies are…

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Greetings,

One of the most earnest and eye-opening films of the year opens this Friday, July 10 at the Tivoli Theater.

In FOOD, INC., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, this intelligently made and passionate film reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Martial Law can be declared under new “Food Safety” bill

HR 2749: “Food Safety” Bill Has Martial Law Provisions by Food Freedom

Sun, Jul 5th, 2009 12:00:00 am

Source: Food Freedom HR 2749 is a strange bill in many ways.

While the other “food safety” bills have been around since winter, allowing for much public discussion on the internet, HR 2749 has only suddenly appeared. It is a mutant conglomeration of the worst of the other bills, with the addition of one very original part – martial law. When it was a draft, it was Waxman’s bill. But once given a number, it became Dingel’s who already had a “food safety” bill, HR 759. So Waxman got none and Dingel got two. (Was this because Waxman, being Jewish, was a hideous choice to introduce a bill with Codex in it – designed by the Nazi pharmaceutical companies that funded Hitler, provided the gas for the gas chambers, experimented on prisoners with vaccines – and is expected to kill millions?) *

HR 2749 would give FDA the power to order a quarantine of a geographic area, including “prohibiting or restricting the movement of food or of any vehicle being used or that has been used to transport or hold such food within the geographic area.” [This – “that has been used to transport or hold such food” – would mean all cars that have ever brought groceries home or any pickup someone has eaten take-out in, so this means ALL TRANSPORTATION can be shut down under this. This is using food as a cover for martial law.] Under this provision, farmers markets and local food sources could be shut down, even if they are not the source of the contamination. The agency can halt all movement of all food in a geographic area. [This is also a means of total control over the population under the cover of food, and at any time.]

The bill is unusual, too, because slow as it was to appear. The little bugger of bill has made up for it since. It got a number on June 10, went to committee on June 17, passed instantly, and is headed for a vote on the floor of the House. The first Patriot Act was passed using fear of terrorism. This Patriot Act is more coy, hiding under a cloak of “food safety” and but also using fear – fear of food contamination.

Evidently, Americans are supposed to be so frightened by the slightest possibility of a terrorist or of E-coli, they would trade away all their precious, hard fought freedoms for the promise of safety. Or at least, that is what the trade-off has become. “Terrorism” and “contamination” are great bugaboos used to open doors to an end to the US Constitution. That is exactly what we are left with after those who wrote HR 2749 are done. Who did write these bills? It seems Monsanto had not only a hand, but a “defining” influence.http://farmwars.info/?p=594

This redefining of reality is what seems to be underlying all the loss of freedom. Normal and free are disappearing into the maw of corporate definitions of reality. So, we begin with contaminated food from filthy corporate processors and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). And what do we end up with after that reality is ground up by corporate legal hands? Changes in the definition of risk so that natural things are treated as dangerous and toxic things are untouched, such that:

• Healthy, normal farms are taken over by government as though they were run by criminals and contaminated corporate slaughterhouses are untouched;

• The necessary freedom of individuals to live and grow food and be left alone are somehow suddenly destroyed, though they were never the source of any food contamination issue; and such that •

The profit and control and power of corporations which were absolutely the source of the increasingly terrible food, is somehow suddenly vastly increased. Thanks to corporate control over reality, our wanting to clean up corporate processors and feedlots and CAFOS and end up with farmers’ markets and local farms and organic food has become the industrialization and potential destruction of every healthy part of the food system and the triumph of the most contaminated and toxic part. And in the non-bargain, we lost all freedoms and they took all control. And “all” is not a hyperbole here, for one need only look at another provision of HR 2749 to feel how insane, how distant from all we ever wanted.

* HR 2749 would empower FDA to regulate how crops are raised and harvested. It puts the federal government right on the farm, dictating to our farmers. [What is missing in pointing out this astounding control, is that it opens the door to CODEX and WTO “good farming practices” will include the elimination of organic farming by eliminating manure, mandating GMO animal feed, imposing animal drugs, and ordering applications of petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides. Farmers, thus, will be locked not only into the industrialization of once normal and organic farms but into the forced purchase of industry’s products. They will be slaves on the land, doing the work they are ordered to do – against their own best wisdom – and paying out to industry against their will.

There will be no way to be frugal, to grow one’s own grain to feed the animals, to raise healthy animals without GMO grains or drugs, to work with nature at all. Grassfed cattle and poultry and hogs will be finished. So, it needs to be made clear where control will take us. And weren’t these the “rumors on the internet” that were dismissed but are clearly the case?]

When we wanted not to get E-coli in processed meat, did we intend to put our farmers into corporate servitude? Did we plan to have our own lives straight-jacketed by a million new controls over our own gardens, our own desire to grow food, our own plans to start small businesses, our own dreams to have a small piece of land and farm ourselves? Who has the audacity to take our needs and grotesquely bastardize them in these ways, while giving the destruction and totalitarian control the sham name of “food safety”?

We wanted good food. We never wanted to trap our farmers into an industrial prison on their own land, afraid moment to moment of not fulfilling some monstrous set of instructions that never end – rules the farmers loathe, rules that have not only nothing to do with real farming but which are antithetical to it. Why have we ended up with HR 2749, an intense corporate nightmare around the most central and necessary aspects of a free country and of free human beings – farming and food?

American farming needs to be relieved of the burdens it has been under, not finished off by its corporate competition. It needs freedom to flourish again. Obviously – and Congress people who would think to vote for such absurdities, take note – the imposition of surveillance, monitoring, warrantless entry, taking of all records, licensing, fees, Codex and NAIS, in addition to massive penalties and prison terms (all without judicial review over even appropriateness and validity), are not how one thanks American farmers for holding together the only working part of our food system.

See Literal Enslavement by Linn Cohen-Cole. HR 2749 is the most vicious and insane bill one could imagine. Who treats our farmers in this way? Who believes that such police measures can provide for the rebirth of farming and the return of healthy food? Who wrote this bill that trashes the freedom of all our lives? HR 2749 was not what we ordered and it should be sent back the bowels of hell it came from. HR 2749 is both insane and cruel. And the deceptiveness of hiding a Patriot Act in it and the brutal rush to slip it through Congress are ANTI-democratic. Go here to tell Congress, “No.” http://www.ftcldf.org/petitions/pnum993.php

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FDA Calls Cheerios an "Unapproved Drug"

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The Food and Drug Administration learned that General Mills claimed on
its cereal box that Cheerios can help lower cholesterol, and said on
their website that "diets rich in whole grain foods can reduce
the risk of heart disease." So they declared that Cheerios is
now an unapproved drug, and must go through FDA new drug approval
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AAHF Asks Senate Finance Committee to Make Privacy, Transparency, and
Independent Research High Priorities in the New Healthcare Plan

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Last week, AAHF contacted the Senate Finance Committee, which is
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Why Is FDA Protecting the BPA Lobby?

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As we have reported previously, bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical in the
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reproductive defects, diabetes, ADD, asthma, and autism. Now emails
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Minnesota Court Orders Chemotherapy for 13-Year-Old

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receive conventional medical treatment for Hodgkin's
lymphoma--over his parents' objections. The Hausers, who
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Senate HELP Committee Approves Margaret Hamburg as New FDA
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