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Posted July 28, 2014
A GROUP OF German physicians and scientists has called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to use her influence to halt the TTIP trade deal between the US and Europe in the interests of public health and the environment. The TTIP is being negotiated behind closed doors, away from public scrutiny. It threatens to drag Europe down to the same level as the US on GMO and food safety regulation, in the name of harmonising standards and removing trade barriers. Corporations will be able to sue governments that reject their risky products. Read more.
Posted May 2, 2014
The National Health Federation (NHF) returned again to Asia in mid-March 2014, to attend the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) Forty-Sixth Session in Hong Kong, China.  Last year’s CCFA meeting, held amidst the death-smog of Beijing, yielded a great victory as NHF reduced neurotoxic aluminum by 50% in many food products and completely eliminated it in others. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.