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

US FDA Bans Imports of GM Salmon — for Now

Posted February 5, 2016
Genetically engineered salmon won’t be hitting U.S. dinner tables anytime soon. Two months after federal regulators approved the nation’s first genetically engineered salmon for human consumption, the Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a ban on the import and sale of the fish until the agency can publish guidelines for how it should be labeled.  Read more.

Leading Almond Milk Brand Contains Only 2% Almonds in Recipe

Posted February 5, 2016
Tracy Albert and Dimitrios Malaxianis recently brought a lawsuit, claiming false advertising, against Blue Diamond Growers after a British Almond Breeze website revealed that almonds only accounted for 2 percent of its ingredients (the rest being water, sugar, carrageenan and sunflower lecithin), reported FoodNavigator-USA.   Read more.

CDC Cover-Up of Autism and Vaccine Link Continues

Posted January 29, 2016
An article (1.26.16) in the Detroit Free Press stated that the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing on February 3, 2016 about the Flint water crises.  I am happy this hearing will happen…However, the very same U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has refused to call a hearing about another health crisis—whether or not childhood vaccines cause autism.  Read more.

Americans Alleging Roundup-linked Cancer File Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Posted January 29, 2016
Residents of California who developed cancer linked to herbicides produced by Monsanto have filed a lawsuit against the biotech company, attorney Michael Miller said in a statement on Thursday.
“Monsanto’s misinformation campaign is costing lives,” Miller, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of California residents Brenda and James Huerta, stated. “Brenda and James’ lawsuit will force Monsanto to face the human consequences of their lives.”  Read more.

Court Clears the Way for Enlist Duo Herbicide

Posted January 29, 2016
A federal appellate court decision this week handed a victory to Dow Chemical Co.’s efforts to revive a World War II-era weedkiller and brought the next generation of genetically modified crops closer to America’s dinner tables.  Read more.

Opposition to Forced Vaccinations Growing — National Vaccine Information Center Leading the Way

Posted January 26, 2016
In 2015, state legislatures across the United States experienced an unprecedented flood of bills backed by the pharmaceutical and medical trade industries to restrict or remove personal belief vaccine exemptions, expand electronic vaccine tracking systems, and require more vaccines for children in school and adults in the workplace.  The web-based NVIC Advocacy Portal, which was launched in 2010 to protect and expand the right to exercise informed consent to vaccination, was utilized more in 2015 than in any other previous year. NVIC’s Advocacy program tracked 160 bills across 41 states and four national bills in 2015!  Read more.

Monsanto Sues California for Trying to Protect People from Glyphosate Herbicide

Posted January 26, 2016
Monsanto Co stepped up its defense of a widely used weed killer on Thursday by filing a lawsuit in California seeking to prevent glyphosate, the main ingredient in its Roundup herbicide, from being added to the state’s list of known carcinogens…California law requires the state to keep a list of cancer-causing chemicals to inform residents of their risks.  Read more.

US Senator Blocks FDA Nominee Over GMO Salmon

Posted January 19, 2016
Sen. Lisa Murkowski is holding up President Barack Obama’s nominee to run the Food and Drug Administration to force the labeling of genetically engineered salmon.   The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday approved Robert Califf’s nomination as FDA commissioner, but Murkowski, an Alaska Republican on the panel, said she would insist on getting the labeling issue addressed before the Senate votes on him.  Read more.