The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has issued an Action Alert concerning an amendment that Senator Blumenthal is considering introducing to a must-pass military appropriations bill that threatens Americans’ access to supplements.. According to ANH, the proposal would extend a currently existing policy regulating certain supplements on military bases to require all supplements that are to be sold to members of the military at exchange stores or commissaries to undergo a third-party review for “recognized public standards of identity, purity, strength, and composition, and adherence to related process standards.” With your help, we defeated a similar proposal last year–we must do so again. Read more from ANH and TAKE ACTION to write or call your senators and urge them to oppose the Blumenthal amendment in the event it comes up for a vote, which will take dangerous steps towards limiting consumers’ access to dietary supplements. . Please send your message immediately. Note: By clicking on this link, you will be leaving Your Voice for Health’s website and accessing the Alliance for Natural Health’s website.
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Posted February 24, 2016
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has issued an Action Alert concerning a GMO labeling bill. According to ANH, the plan appears to be to rush Senator Pat Roberts’ voluntary GMO labeling legislation through Congress before opposition can form. The bill would preempt mandatory labeling efforts by the states and institute instead a voluntary labeling standard, a standard which Big Food can ignore. The alarming rate at which this bill is moving means we must act now to stop this attempt to thwart the will of a majority of voters to know what is in their food. Read more from ANH and TAKE ACTION to write to your senators and urge them to vote NO on Sen. Roberts’ voluntary GMO labeling bill. Please send your message immediately. Note: By clicking on this link, you will be leaving Your Voice for Health’s website and accessing the Alliance for Natural Health’s website.
Posted February 24th, 2016
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) has issued an Action Alert concerning PBS and the recent Frontline program on dietary supplements. PBS’s ombudsman Michael Getler responded to criticism from natural health advocates on Frontline’s attack piece on the dietary supplement industry. According to ANH, it was a disappointing response that continues to perpetuate the false notion that supplements are not regulated. Read more from ANH and TAKE ACTION to tell Mr. Getler that his response is not factual—that the absence of context in the Frontline film is inexcusable, and does not even address the issue of the financial ties to Big Pharma of those who were interviewed. Note: By clicking on this link, you will be leaving Your Voice for Health’s website and accessing the Alliance for Natural Health’s website.
Posted January 25, 2016
Last week, the USDA announced it would be withdrawing its standard for the grass-fed meat label. The agency is giving producers who used the grass-fed label thirty days to (1) convert the current “grass-fed” standard, in which 99% of the animal’s feed must be from grass or forage, into their own private standard; (2) use some other “recognized grass-fed standard,” or else (3) develop a new, voluntary, grass-fed standard—whatever the company decides is fine with the USDA. Read more.
Posted December 2, 2015
Details of the long-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership are public at last: it will undermine the safety of our food supply, make medicine more expensive, and give power to the biotech monopoly. Read more to TAKE ACTION to write to your members of Congress and urge them to oppose the TPP deal, which undermines consumers and farmers and extends monopoly rights to major industries.
Posted December 2, 2015
It’s being spearheaded by a secretive, private, and powerful organization called the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). Read more and check to see if your state has either 1) passed the compact or 2) has legislation pending, and send a message to your state representatives urging them to repeal or oppose the FSMB’s legislation.
Posted November 25, 2015
Robert Califf doesn’t think his many ties to pharmaceutical companies will affect his objectivity in regulating the industry. Congress seems to agree, but we don’t. Read more and Take Action to tell Congress to oppose the nomination of Dr. Califf to FDA Commissioner.
Posted November 18, 2015
Last week, the FDA announced that it would be accepting public input on how—or whether—to define the term “natural” on food labels. This action came about as a result of a number of petitions filed by the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) and Consumers Union. Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to the FDA and tell them that the “natural” label is confusing to consumers and should be abandoned. .
Posted November 18, 2015
A recent FTC ruling on biodegradable plastics could put a chill on any environmentally friendly new product. Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to the FTC and tell them that their recent ruling on biodegradable plastics sets a very dangerous (and absurd) precedent, and ask them to reverse their ruling..