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ACTION ALERT — Feeling Pressure from the Public, NIH Opens the Books on Clinical Trials

Posted November 26, 2014
Researchers may now have to make clinical study results public— even if the results run counter to the interests of Big Pharma. We applaud this move by NIH. The American public has a right to know the truth about all drug and product trials.  Read more and please write to NIH and thank them for this proposed rule, and underscore how important it is—for your family’s safety as well as for the health of future generations.

ACTION ALERT — Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Could Harm Your Health

Posted November 26, 2014
This is yet another tangled tale of unintended consequences.  Expensive and imperfect full-spectrum LED bulbs are the only safe alternative to incandescents, which is unfair to consumers trying to live a more natural and healthy life.   Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell Congress that the ban is unfair and restricts your access to low-cost, true FS lighting. Send your message today!.

ACTION ALERT — FDA Censoring Free Speech on Facebook

Posted November 5th, 2014
The FDA says that when a company “likes” their customer’s Facebook comments, they are essentially endorsing the customer’s statement. Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell FDA that its attempts to censor consumer free speech and Internet searches is unacceptable, and let the agency know it has once again completely overstepped its bounds.

ACTION ALERT — Tell President Obama to Stop the Toxic Madness!

Posted October 10, 2014
Yesterday, the Organic Consumer Association sent out an email that wasn’t quite right. Turns out the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not yet approved Dow’s “Deadly Duo” herbicide, made with a combination of Monsanto’s glyphosate and Dow’s “Agent Orange” 2,4-D. CLICK HERE to read more and SIGN THE PETITION to urge the President to step in and OPPOSE EPA’s approval of the new 2,4-D resistant genetically engineered crops.

ACTION ALERT — Deadline to Respond is TODAY! — Organics Board to Review Rules for BPA, GMOs, and GMO Vaccines for Animals

Posted October 7, 2014
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)  is meeting later this month in Louisville. Fundamental issues that will determine the future of organic foods will be discussed and voted upon.   The NOSB has proposed a new research priority: whether to prohibit BPA (the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A) in the packaging used for organic foods “in light of mounting evidence that it may be harmful.”  Read more and TAKE ACTION to  send your message to the NOSB today! Tell the board what your priorities are—to keep organic foods truly organic.  The deadline to respond is TODAY, OCTOBER 7th.

ACTION ALERT – Wall Street Journal Apparently Doesn’t Care About Blatant Medical Conflicts of Interest

Posted October 7, 2014
Dr. Paul Offit has written another pro-vaccine screed for the Wall Street Journal without one word about all the money he has made as a vaccine developer.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to the Wall Street Journal and tell them they should have disclosed Dr. Offit’s financial ties to vaccines.

Wall Street Journal Apparently Doesn’t Care About Blatant Medical Conflicts of Interest

Posted October 2, 2014
Dr. Paul Offit has written another pro-vaccine screed for this powerful publication without one word about all the money he has made as a vaccine developer. Action Alert!  Read  more. 

Organic Board to Review Rules for BPA, GMOs and GMO Vaccines for Animals

Posted October 2, 2014

This is an URGENT ACTION ALERT!The deadline for comments is this week.  The National Organic Standards Board will be meeting later this month in Louisville. Fundamental issues that will determine the future of organic foods will be discussed and voted upon.  The NOSB has proposed a new research priority: whether to prohibit BPA (the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A) in the packaging used for organic foods “in light of mounting evidence that it may be harmful.”  Read more.

ILLINOIS ACTION ALERT — Who Is the Number One Foe of Supplements on Capitol Hill?

Posted September 24, 2014
Senator Dick Durbin, IL, has long demonstrated a bias against dietary supplements. His career-long objective is to give FDA the power to sweep thousands of supplements off the shelves.  If you are an Illinois resident, send a message to Senator Durbin challenging him on pushing misguided and unjustified anti-supplement agenda to the detriment of Americans’ health.  Read more and TAKE ACTION.

ACTION ALERT — FDA, Flooded with Protests, Revises Food Safety Rules

Posted September 24, 2014
The FDA is currently drafting rules that implement the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).   Some of the rules that have been proposed so far have brought a deafening outcry from small farmers, prominent members of Congress, consumers, and even big business.  Please send your comments to the FDA about the agency’s newly revised rules. Explain how their revisions are heading in the right direction, but don’t go nearly far enough.  Read more and TAKE ACTION.

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