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7 Dangerous Food Practices Banned in Europe But Just Fine in America

Posted July 31st, 2013.
Last week, the European Commission voted to place a  two-year moratorium on most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides. Like many other food-related substances and practices that are banned in Europe, this move will most likely not inspire similar change within the United States.  Read more.

Codex Update From Rome: How One Small African Country Made A Brave Stand

Posted July 19th, 2013.
Those who have been following the National Health Federation’s efforts at Codex since the mid-1990s already know that at the Codex Nutrition Committee meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2009, the NHF singlehandedly launched the opposition that stopped the Australian delegation and others from “dumbing down” these Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs). Read more.

Will European Requirements for Labeling GMO Foods Survive New Trade Negotiations?

Posted July 18, 2013
This week U.S. and European negotiators will begin secret talks that could bargain away a key element in American resistance to GMO foods. The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), also referred to as a Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), will focus on “normalizing” regulatory practices that business interests deem limit trade, including the European approach to genetically modified foods.   Read more. 

Secret Trade Agreements Threaten to Undo Our Last Shreds of Food Safety

Posted June 19th, 2013.
Under two new trade agreements, currently in negotiation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could be powerless to shut down imports of unsafe food or food ingredients. Read more.

Russia Warns Obama: Monsanto

Posted May 31, 2013
The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to world war.  Read more.

Self Reliance Under Seige as EU Herbal Regualtions Take Hold

Posted May 24, 2013
The European Union thinks it knows what’s best for the world’s health and future. As new regulations on herbal products take hold, the EU is telling the world that people cannot be trusted to self-regulate, self-medicate, and survive on their own. That’s why they’ve put together a regulation committee to ensure everyone’s continued “safety.”  Read more. 

EU To Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Posted May 1st, 2013.
The European Commission will restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, despite a split among EU states on the issue. Read more.

Clamping Down on Nutritional Information in Europe

Posted April 9, 2013
The latest press release from the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service warsns us that the European Union’s restricted access to information about dietary supplements is a blueprint for legislation in other countries, including the U.S.   Read more.

Michele Simon: The Politics of Food In the United States

Posted February 13th, 2013.
US politicians seem loathe introducing legislation to counter obesity and the food industry has spent millions of dollars lobbying politicians over the years. Moreover, the food lobby is also sponsoring supposedly independent groups like the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Read more.

EU Quashes Free Speech in Health Claims

Posted December 19, 2012
Europe has rejected 95% the health and nutrition claims under review. What does this mean for us?   Read more.

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