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Get FREE Tickets to the Chicago Green Festival by October 23rd

Posted October 21st, 2014
You are invited to join us at the Chicago Green Festival this weekend, October 24-26, at Navy Pier.   You get in to the  Green Fest for FREE because of your affiliation with Your Voice for Health.  You must order your free tickets online with the code GAGF14 by midnight this Thursday, October 23rd.   Click here to order your free tickets (with Code GAGF14) and see the schedule of events.  If you do not have access to Facebook, click here to order your free tickets.

Green Fest will feature inspiring speakers, organic food and drink, live music and performances, green fashion shows, yoga classes all weekend, adopt-a-pet, and fun activities in the Green Family Zone. The special extended Friday hours are designed for businesses,  retailers and wholesalers to get the latest on networking opportunities and new products! AND check out the new B2B programming options.  Listen to fascinating talks on Chicago’s sustainable food initiatives, GMOs, fair trade and green certifications.

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.

ACTION ALERT — FDA Approves Controversial Diet Drug Despite Warning of Suicide Risk

Posted September 19, 2014
Contrave has terrible side effects, is expensive, includes a hidden antidepressant, and barely even works. So why did the FDA approve it?  Read more  and TAKE ACTION to remind the FDA that we’ve still got our eyes on Glaxo’s underhanded attempt to foist even more pharmaceutical monopoly on us. Tell the FDA you will not allow pharmaceutical companies to use the Citizen Petition process for their own financial gain.

ACTION ALERT — Congressional Committee Says FDA Is Overstepping Its Jurisdiction

Posted September 19, 2014
A powerful subcommittee says a new FDA proposal on medical testing will stifle innovation and may not be legal.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to the FDA and ask them to clarify their regulatory authority to regulate LDTs.  Remind them that even if they do have the authority to proceed, they should follow a formal rulemaking procedure so the public can have a voice in the matter, instead of skirting the law by issuing a guidance.

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