Get Informed on U.S. Legislation That Could Restrict Your Health Freedom

Obama Expected to Sign Industry-Backed GMO Label Bill Into Law

Posted July 28, 2016
President Obama is expected to throw his weight behind a controversial bill that allows businesses to use a smartphone scannable QR code instead of clear, concise wording that informs consumers if a product contains genetically modified ingredients. The bill would also nullify state-by-state GMO labeling mandates such as Vermont’s landmark law that took effect on July 1.  Read more.

Organic Trade Association (OTA) Loses Membership Due to GMO Labeling Duplicity

Posted July 28, 2016
By a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors, the organic farmer-controlled Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) has withdrawn its membership from the Organic Trade Association (OTA).  OSGATA’s decision was prompted by OTA’s duplicity towards organic farmers and consumers when a small number of OTA board members endorsed a dangerous Senate bill that would immediately preempt existing strong state GMO Labeling laws that are widely supported by the Organic community and ninety percent of consumers.  Read more.

Group drops $2,000 on Senate floor to protest GMO bill

Posted July 8, 2016
Members of the Organic Consumers Association threw money from the Senate gallery onto the floor on Wednesday to protest a vote on a bill to block states from issuing mandatory labeling laws for foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  The protesters yelled “Monsanto Money” and “Sen. Stabenow, listen to the people, not Monsanto” while $2,000 fell to the floor.  Read more.

British Court Throws Out Conviction of Autism/Vaccine MD: Andrew Wakefield’s Co-Author Completely Exonerated

Posted July 8, 2016
In a stunning reversal, world renowned pediatric gastroenterologist Prof. John Walker-Smith won his appeal against the United Kingdom’s General Medical Council regulatory board that had ruled against both him and Andrew Wakefield for their roles in the 1998 Lancet MMR paper, which raised questions about a link to autism. The complete victory means that Walker-Smith has been returned to the status of a fully licensed physician in the UK, although he had already retired in 2001 — six years before the GMC trial even began.  Read more.

What did President Reagan Think About ‘Vaccine Court?’

Posted July 8, 2016
It’s always been a mystery to me how President Reagan, generally known for his suspicion of unchecked governmental power, could have signed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which established the so-called “Vaccine Court.”  To the parents of many children with autism, this legislation is the direct cause of the autism epidemic.  Read more.

DARK Act passes Senate vote, proceeds to final debate

Posted July 6, 2016
The Roberts/Stabenow bill to kill clear GMO labelling has passed the cloture vote in the Senate, 65 yes to 32 no. This means that there will be 30 hours of debate on the bill and then a simple vote, where they only need 51 yes votes, so this means the bill will undoubtedly pass.  Read more.

At Crucial Moment for GMO Labeling, Organic Industry Finds Itself Divided

Posted July 6, 2016
Though agricultural and food industry interests celebrated the proposed legislation they called a “compromise,” dozens of food, farm, environmental and consumer groups penned a letter Monday to members of the Senate decrying what they called “profoundly undemocratic” deal-making. The proposed law, the groups said, cheats consumers and is the product of hidden, back-room bargaining between the senators and industry interest groups.  Read more.