Please Help Us Stop The Leahy Food Safety Bill

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Congress payoffCongress is back in session, and the sleeper in the Senate is Senator Leahy’s Food Safety Accountability Act (S.3767), poised to pass in the very near future unless you help stop it now.

The Senate rejected new and draconian jail terms for food and supplement producers in its Food Safety Bill. The Leahy bill has since been used as a vehicle to bring the jail terms ( already included in the House Food Safety bill, which passed) back into the Senate.

The plan was apparently to offer Leahy as a separate bill but then attach it to the larger Food Safety Bill. Senator Reid tried to set this in motion and failed to do so on first attempt, thanks in part to your vocal opposition.

We and allies (including among others the Natural Products Association) were able to persuade Senator Leahy to amend the language. The amended language is better, but not enough. For such harsh jail terms to apply, the bill should require both Leahy’s new language (“conscious or reckless disregard of a risk of death or serious bodily injury”) and the actual subsequent occurrence of death or serious bodily injury. The new Leahy language is too vague as it is and gives too much wiggle room to the FDA, an agency notorious for stretching the law in order to threaten and intimidate. We met with Senator Leahy’s office today but were unfortunately unable to win a promise to make further changes to the bill.

Food Safety (including the Leahy bill as a probable amendment) appears to be on a fast track in the Senate. We expect to see a vote to shut off debate, the procedural first hurdle, as early as Wednesday. Consideration of amendments and final vote could come very rapidly thereafter.

We were able to change some noxious Codex language (about international harmonization of food and supplement regulation) in the larger Senate Food Safety Bill S. 510. But despite this tremendously important improvement (thank you, Senator Hatch), we still regard it as a bad bill.

The ultimate test will come when the Senate and House Food Safety Bills are reconciled by a joint committee and then sent back for a final vote. We must do everything possible to stop the draconian jail terms for small farmers and food producers and supplement producers currently in the House bill and possibly to be added to the Senate bill.

Right now, our job is to stop the Leahy bill. Please take immediate action to let Congress know you are opposed. Those of you in Vermont should also let Senator Leahy know how disappointed in him you are.

Update: For the latest update on this bill, please click to see our newest article and current action alert.

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  • http://[email protected] J. T. Kruse

    The food safety bill is a bill that will generate more control of the large mega-giant corporations over the small & organic farmers of America.

  • Ken

    Will you please stop stripping the powers from your constituents in order to give control to food supplies to Monsanto. It is obvious what you are doing and this bill is not in the best interest of the people.

  • David St Clair

    Why can’t they use this law against Big Pharma!! They ( Big Pharma) knowingly and willingly make drugs that have horrible side effects including death. They produce these meds knowingly and willingly of the side effects but, profit is all they care about!!!!!

    Lets not forget about Vioxx and Celebrex and countless others to come!!!!

  • http://anh-usa.org Standing_Bear

    So they claim this is the land of the free, and what they are about to try is to take away our very basic freedoms. The freedom to chose what we put into our mouths. No real concern for what the people prefer, no one has really asked what we want.

    If this fails to pass, they will try again, until they get their way.

  • Betty Owen

    I am a 72-year-old senior and I rely solely on locally grown organic fruits and vegetables and natural supplements for my health–I take NO pharmaceuticals for my health. I firmly believe that I am much more healthy than most seniors and I DO NOT want to see the FDA stepping in to “fix” something that “isn’t broken.” Please do not pass this bill. It isn’t necessary!

  • Linda Eisley

    My health is very good thanks to the naturapath and the supliments that are available to her to use. Please allow me to remain is good health. Prescription drugs kill people every year. I wnt to avoid using them all together. Have you ever heard of a death due to supliments? No….. neither have I.
    Please leave this bill on the cutting room floor and do not pass it into law.

    Please don’t do this to the people of America!!!!!!
    Linda Eisley

  • Steven Rotblatt

    Please continue to allow us to choose alternative medicines and foods in addition to the medications that are so helpful.

  • klinten schmidt

    Regulation on suppliment should only require correct information and that if it calls for a herb or mineral or vitimin that it has the full amount of that item not just a token. We need the suppliment for health reason. We use some drugs but they ALL have side effects and make life miserable. Why is the gov’t supporting the drug companies rather then giving support to healthy thing. we will all be sick people if we continue the currect trend. All the chemial and
    gm foods arre making us sick and the big money fro drug companies arre only for big profit and total disregard to our health.

  • Barb

    We are becoming worse than any communist state, rights are going downhill. Future generations will be like living in a police state. My grandchildren will not have it easy. This country is completely worse than it ever was and getting more awful day by day.

  • ed

    please stop this bill that i do not support.
    thank you in advance

  • Gloria Morrison

    Get real about the food. You don’t need to do this.

  • Arnie Harris

    Consciously, intentionally poisoning food i for profit reasons, about as ignominious thing that can de done and deserves consonant punishment.

  • Suzy

    Why can we not get a bill like this to apply to the pharmaceutical companies, whose “conscious and reckless disregard of death and serious bodily injury” has been proven time and again on an infinitely larger scale than any food or supplement manufacturer could even conceive of…with the blessings of the FDA? What kind of corrupt, immoral legislators have we put into power, who would sanction large-scale murder by pharmaceuticals while preventing the population from seeking natural alternatives to restoring and maintaining health? Let the Pharma CEO’s do jail time for the hundreds of thousands they have murdered. Medical fascism in the name of profits should not be allowed in a “democracy.”

  • Dustin Shane Collings

    Food safety is important to us!

  • art godinez

    STOP this bill…it’s not ENOUGH!

  • http://AlliancefornaturalHealth Lu M Shananaquet

    What is going on? Jail time for small farmers for doing what? Are we going back to the time of the
    inquisitions? gmo’s,seed policing, who knows what else. I no longer trust the FDA and least of all,
    corportocracy, Big Pharma and now the polititians in congress on the take, GOD help us all……..

  • http://AlliancefornaturalHealth Lu M Shananaquet

    What is going on? Jail time for small farmers for doing what? Are we going back to the time of the
    inquisitions? gmo’s,seed policing, who knows what else. I no longer trust the FDA and least of all,
    corportocracy, Big Pharma and now the polititians in congress on the take, GOD help us all……..

  • http://AlliancefornaturalHealth Lu M Shananaquet

    What is going on? Jail time for small farmers for doing what? Are we going back to the time of the
    inquisitions? gmo’s,seed policing, who knows what else. I no longer trust the FDA and least of all,
    corportocracy, Big Pharma and now the polititians in congress on the take, GOD help us all……..

  • http://AlliancefornaturalHealth Lu M Shananaquet

    What is going on? Jail time for small farmers for doing what? Are we going back to the time of the
    inquisitions? gmo’s,seed policing, who knows what else. I no longer trust the FDA and least of all,
    corportocracy, Big Pharma and now the polititians in congress on the take, GOD help us all……..

  • http://AlliancefornaturalHealth Lu M Shananaquet

    What is going on? Jail time for small farmers for doing what? Are we going back to the time of the
    inquisitions? gmo’s,seed policing, who knows what else. I no longer trust the FDA and least of all,
    corportocracy, Big Pharma and now the polititians in congress on the take, GOD help us all……..

  • http://AlliancefornaturalHealth Lu M Shananaquet

    What is going on? Jail time for small farmers for doing what? Are we going back to the time of the
    inquisitions? gmo’s,seed policing, who knows what else. I no longer trust the FDA and least of all,
    corportocracy, Big Pharma and now the polititians in congress on the take, GOD help us all……..

  • http://AlliancefornaturalHealth Lu M Shananaquet

    What is going on? Jail time for small farmers for doing what? Are we going back to the time of the
    inquisitions? gmo’s,seed policing, who knows what else. I no longer trust the FDA and least of all,
    corportocracy, Big Pharma and now the polititians in congress on the take, GOD help us all……..

  • Genie

    If this and greater penalties applied to the creators and producers of genetically engineered food, I might have supported the original version. We don’t want supplements to harm people either. So, I’m not quite sure where I stand on this. I would like clear and reasonable language in a bill for the safety of natural supplements. But I would also like a complete ban on frankenfoods until reputable individual scientists and physicians would come to a consensus on the safety of genetically modified and engineered “foods” after diligent and honest research. By easing up on the penalties in this bill, it seems to me a way for Monsanto and the others to get away with the evil that they have done, are doing, and will continue to try to do in the future.

    Anyway, I think the bill needs to be scrapped and a new one or more need to be drafted.

  • Anton McInerney

    These bills will begin the process of destroying millions of jobs in the nutraceutical industry. This is the worst case of blatant abuse of government to attempt to create monopolies for elite health industry investors by delimiting the free enterprise system for starting industries. It is a step backward to Dark Age
    Medical practices. An attempt by investor medical elites to prevent advances in human health science other than for an elite few!

  • Bud McAllister

    NO No

  • tevet tee

    This bill should be scrapped. The draconian punishments smell like Big Brother overworking.

  • Holly S Rene’

    Stop being so damned Greedy!

  • Sarah M. Hamilton

    Now is the time.

  • Sarah M. Hamilton

    Now is the time.

  • Sarah M. Hamilton

    Now is the time.

  • Sarah M. Hamilton

    Now is the time.

  • Sarah M. Hamilton

    Now is the time.

  • Sarah M. Hamilton

    Now is the time.

  • Sarah M. Hamilton

    Now is the time.

  • James Massey

    Please Stop The Leahy Food safety Bill

  • http://cernieinst.org Sally Cernie Ph.d

    Somehow we have to make it clear to government that we are their employers. Somehow we have to find a way to send the right people to Congress and Senate, people who believe that humans have a brain and can make their own decesions. We have a right to decide if we want to drink fresh milk or eat locally farmed fruits and vegetables. Government – FDA – do not have the right to impose objections to these local farmers and threaten them. FDA is being mandated by the greedy corporations that feel threatened by these small farms….give me a break!.

  • David Wilton

    LEAKY AND HIS PEERS ARE TOO STUPID TO KNOW THAT THE RESULTS OF THIS BILL COULD ALSO AFFECT THEIR HEALTH. iS IT MONEY BEHING THIS MOVE?? OR DO THE ELDERS HAVE A FINGER IN THIS?

  • Michael Morningstar

    Please Help Stop The Leahy Food Safety Bill. It is a complicated and cumbersome nightmare that limits our freedom of choice for real healthy foods.
    It is not about real food safety but more about promoting big agriculture practices and putting the small farmer out of business with red tape and paper work.

  • Adrienne Ross

    Please stop the Leahy Bill. Thank you.

  • Anna Aldredge

    PLEASE VOTE NO ON S-510

  • http://NONE Larry G. Nelson

    Below is what I added to the pre-made message:

    I am cancer survivor due to using herbal supplements. I chose that route instead of the
    barbaric, medical route because my mother went the medical route and I didn’t/don’t
    want to live that way. As long as the drug companies are in charge of our medical, doctors
    and hospitals, I will always do the herbal supplements first. Leave my health alone.

    PS…Haven’t the LIBS screwed enough stuff up????

  • http://AOLMAIL Evelyn Cook

    COMPANIES NEED JAIL TIME IF THEY CONTINUE TO CAUSE HARM TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!

  • Dana

    NO to S.3767

  • http://NONE DON PAYNE

    STOP THE LEAHY BILL, IT IS JUST ONE MORE GOVT. CONTROL THAT PROLONGS THE
    RECOVERY OF OUR FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM. THERE ARE REGULATIONS ALREADY IN
    PLACE TO COVER THE ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS BILL. THREATENING JAIL TERMS TO
    FOOD PRODUCERS,ie, FARMERS AND INDEPENDANT GROWERS , IS ONE STEP CLOSER
    TO TOTAL CONFISCATION BY THE GOVT.

  • http://NONE DON PAYNE

    STOP THE LEAHY BILL, IT IS JUST ONE MORE GOVT. CONTROL THAT PROLONGS THE
    RECOVERY OF OUR FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM. THERE ARE REGULATIONS ALREADY IN
    PLACE TO COVER THE ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS BILL. THREATENING JAIL TERMS TO
    FOOD PRODUCERS,ie, FARMERS AND INDEPENDANT GROWERS , IS ONE STEP CLOSER
    TO TOTAL CONFISCATION BY THE GOVT.

  • http://NONE DON PAYNE

    STOP THE LEAHY BILL, IT IS JUST ONE MORE GOVT. CONTROL THAT PROLONGS THE
    RECOVERY OF OUR FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM. THERE ARE REGULATIONS ALREADY IN
    PLACE TO COVER THE ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS BILL. THREATENING JAIL TERMS TO
    FOOD PRODUCERS,ie, FARMERS AND INDEPENDANT GROWERS , IS ONE STEP CLOSER
    TO TOTAL CONFISCATION BY THE GOVT.

  • http://NONE DON PAYNE

    STOP THE LEAHY BILL, IT IS JUST ONE MORE GOVT. CONTROL THAT PROLONGS THE
    RECOVERY OF OUR FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM. THERE ARE REGULATIONS ALREADY IN
    PLACE TO COVER THE ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS BILL. THREATENING JAIL TERMS TO
    FOOD PRODUCERS,ie, FARMERS AND INDEPENDANT GROWERS , IS ONE STEP CLOSER
    TO TOTAL CONFISCATION BY THE GOVT.

  • http://NONE DON PAYNE

    STOP THE LEAHY BILL, IT IS JUST ONE MORE GOVT. CONTROL THAT PROLONGS THE
    RECOVERY OF OUR FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM. THERE ARE REGULATIONS ALREADY IN
    PLACE TO COVER THE ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS BILL. THREATENING JAIL TERMS TO
    FOOD PRODUCERS,ie, FARMERS AND INDEPENDANT GROWERS , IS ONE STEP CLOSER
    TO TOTAL CONFISCATION BY THE GOVT.

  • http://NONE DON PAYNE

    STOP THE LEAHY BILL, IT IS JUST ONE MORE GOVT. CONTROL THAT PROLONGS THE
    RECOVERY OF OUR FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM. THERE ARE REGULATIONS ALREADY IN
    PLACE TO COVER THE ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS BILL. THREATENING JAIL TERMS TO
    FOOD PRODUCERS,ie, FARMERS AND INDEPENDANT GROWERS , IS ONE STEP CLOSER
    TO TOTAL CONFISCATION BY THE GOVT.

  • http://NONE DON PAYNE

    STOP THE LEAHY BILL, IT IS JUST ONE MORE GOVT. CONTROL THAT PROLONGS THE
    RECOVERY OF OUR FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM. THERE ARE REGULATIONS ALREADY IN
    PLACE TO COVER THE ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS BILL. THREATENING JAIL TERMS TO
    FOOD PRODUCERS,ie, FARMERS AND INDEPENDANT GROWERS , IS ONE STEP CLOSER
    TO TOTAL CONFISCATION BY THE GOVT.

  • Sandy Jenkins

    I depend of food supplements, and this issue is extremely important to me. Passage of this heinous bill will inspire radical action to counter the interests of any and all legislators who interfere with the appropriate commerce of supplement manufacture, distribution and sales. Want to save a life? Reform the FDA, one of the most corrupt institutions on the planet. Seek meaningful legislation to regulate the drug pushers of Big Pharma, and leave our supplements alone. Already there have been systematic, fascist abuses of authority directed against the health supplement industry. Enough is enough!

  • Mary A Griffin

    I take supplements all day long and I feel great! I am angry that the government was it’s grubby hands on this, too. Industry standards are good enough for me and have been for 20 years. FDA will cause us to have to obtain supplements from other countries (maybe illegally). AND, let’s not even think about how this will jack up the prices of natural remedies/supplements. I strongly object. THANK YOU guys for taking action and for doing all your time and efforts! I can’t get the link to work to email my congressmen/senators. I will try again.

  • Mary A Griffin

    I forgot to say “SHAME ON YOU BIG PHARMA” The bees??? Really. What the heck is wrong with you people? Don’t you know all crops – our food supply – also requires honey bees??? Somebody please help us all. This is going too far. Save us from the money mongers who would have us stay sickly and need prescriptions. Low down, dirty business…

  • berry lee

    Please dont restrict suppliments like arthritis and fish oil and vitamin D and C

  • http://resveratrolquercetinbenefits.com Richard Miller

    I can not get to your action alert page. Everything is blank when I got to that location.

    • http://www.anh-usa.org ANH-USA

      If you appear to see a blank page when you visit the action alert, please try scrolling down. We have found that when using certain browsers (usually Internet Explorer) with very high security settings, some of the design images are suppressed by the browser’s security settings and white space appears in their place. If you scroll down you should see the action alert below the white space.

  • Dr. Kay Heaston

    I oppose the Food Safety Accountability Act of 2010. Give your constituents some credit. I do not need the FDA to tell me what to eat, or to protect me. If the FDA approves it I don’t want it. To be honest the FDA is off my radar. The “disease care” in the US is off my radar. Dietary supplements are of value and I recommend them to my practice members. Clean foods, whole food (and not synthetics) and pure water are a very important part of my life. I am 68, take no medication, work full time, and don’t think about retirement. Get with it fellows. Stop the bull. It seems to me like, blah, blah, blah Dr. Kay. I really don’t pay to much attention. When you are healthy and feel great why follow the herd. Thanks but no thanks. Vote no for the Food Safety Accountability Act of 2010. Please do some real work. Thank you, Dr. Kay

  • Stephanie Lawner

    Please do not support Senator Leahy’s Food Safety Enhancement Act (S.3767). It impinges on our freedoms.

  • nikki michalski

    Bury this Senator Leahy’s Food Safety Enhancement Act (S.3767).

  • Margery Oberheide

    Senator Leahy’s “Food Safety Enhancement Act” (S. 3767) is a bad bill which is endangering to food and supplement manufacturers and producers, small farmers in the U.S. and would be harmful to the public if these harsh conditions were to be legislated.

  • geoff hutchinson

    As a person who grows some of my own vegetables and herbs, and who supports local farmers, I am absolutely opposed to this bill. We Americans have a fundamental right to grow and eat our own food.
    To deny that right is to deny the most basic need and ability of humanity- to feed itself.

  • Janet Miles

    The work you do is very appreciated–great article!!

  • Dian Lord

    With the prices of health care it seems you would leave alternative care alone. Let us make our own decisions after all this is my Freedom Rights you are stepping on.

  • Charlie Branca III

    Please do not allow this bill to pass!!!!

  • Ron L

    Its time to stop passing all these laws that are resticting our frredoms. The FDA needs to be reigned in. Everyone knows they work for big pharma.

  • http://www.realcolorwheel.com/ Don Jusko

    Keep it up, it’s sick that they can do things against us and get away with it.

  • http://[email protected] colleen a bips

    stop this bill NOW! think ABOUT YOUR GRAND CHILDREN!

  • Hadith Harper

    After Leahy revised his bill in response to your arguments, it would be a slap to oppose it now. I’m waiting for the later “reconciliation” language and “Omnibus” bill to record my opposition.

  • gina marinelli

    stop the madness. there is nothing more valuable than the people. keep the information and things that you are voting for Kosher! don’t have hidden agendas that disgrace the fundamental rights of every human being. yourself included. althoough i have ahard time believing you are completely incompetent reading the breath and depth of this bs really brings me to think we are the only organism that actually choses incompetent leadership.
    please feed the world by caring for the earth!

  • Katie Viren

    Though noble in intention, I am afraid of the long-reaching consequences and expense of enforcement of this bill. i feel that the legislation is much more harmful than the problem it seeks to address. Please do not pass this piece of legislation. Thank you

  • http://[email protected] monte furlano

    Stop the Leahy food safety bill

  • bob coleman

    Putting suppliments through FDA testing is INSANE. The pharma industry is finally being threatened by an alternative and they are just protecting their interests.

    • Margo

      Big-Pharma’s “interests” are all about making money, no matter what. Money trumps humans healthy existence. Herbs, vitamins and supplements by far, surpass pharmaceuticals and Big-Pharma is all too aware of this fact.. and it thwarts their part in the slow, killing off people in so to thin out the population and make mega-bucks in the process.

  • http://lawrenceduff.com Larry

    We don’t want draconian legislation restricting what supplements we can buy but we do need effective enforcement to insure that what supplement makers say is in their product is actually in their product, potencies are accurate, and the product is not contaminated. Some don’t give a damn about health, just making a lot of money; selling supplements can be lucrative. There should be heavy fines, maybe even jail time for lying about potencies, and ingredients. There does need to be reasonable safety assurances as well, as long as the drug companies aren’t involved with that determination, and are commensurate with the dangers of pharmaceuticals.

  • http://www.RobertRossBand.com Robert Ross

    This is ridiculous. Natural nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, plant extracts, and the like are as safe as anything on the planet and have been part of our diet for hundreds of thousands of years. Nevertheless, the gov’t wants to regulate them right off the market. Meanwhile artificial, man made drugs which are known to cause serious side effects and kill thousands of people every year remain on the market. I wonder why. Could it be that powerful drug companies control the Congress? Yeah, that’s it.

  • http://healtharticles4free.com carl king

    Senator Leahy’s Food Safety Enhancement Act (S.3767) is undemocratic, autocratic. We are supposed to be a free country. But it is not free like when i was growing up. I insist on the right to chose my own food and my own supplements and to eat in the natural (and healthy) form that it was in when god gave it to us.

  • Helen Mankenberg

    I am glad to see that headway is being made to acknowledge the good of supplements.I am excited about this action to stop the Leahy’s Food Safety Enhancement Act. I live in northern Minnesota and I am alarmed that I am not seeing many honeybees, or other bees for that matter. There is something in the environment that is killing them. I believe the public has the right to know the truth about FDA and how they are hurting all of us instead of helping. I believe in wholesome natural supplements. I know that my husband who died last October 2009 survived to the age of 97 and he accredited his longevity to his starting on supplements when he was 50 years old. He was still living in our home, had to use a walker for the last year, was hospitalized with septis for a week and was on his way to recovery when he drank some water and it went down his windpipe and no matter how hard he coughed, he could not get it out and he suffered a heart attack after 5 minutes and died in my arms.

  • http://www.amazingzamu.amazonherb.net Rob Karnuth

    Please oppose this bill S 510. This is absurd to even think some SENATOR wrote this. I have rea this bill. I happen to write my own surveys and previously worked in the survey business. Most people I speak to on daily basis in AMERICA want health. They don’t want the crap the pharmacutical drug companies keep shoving down our throats on advertised media campaigns. I will fight the SENATE, CONGRESS and the U.S. Government all the way to a complete Supreme Court hearing on this issue and I mean business. You are not dealing with a child, I am a grown adult and earn my living by selling real whole live food supplements. Period!!!! Thank-You. Oppose this immediately.

  • Chuck Churchman

    Please stop the Leahy bill. This is a danger to all natural health-related products which I have been dependent upon for most of my adult life. If you have any compassion at all STOP THIS BILL!

  • http://yahoo E Co

    It’s a known fact that, the democrats, in both the Senate, Congress, Czars,and current White House administration. They want to pass legislation that is harmful, to the US Taxpayer’s. While, have their lobbyist, and special interest groups, to return, campaign favors to. Please, deny them.
    Thank You

  • http://www.wildernesslightstockphotos.com Judith Howcroft

    I think this punishment should apply to those that are aerial spraying us 24/7. The chemicals are deadly and there is nothing politically correct about mass murder. These chemicals are in our soil and water and these atrocities are an attack on all life. They all seem to be bought and paid for. If they don’t go with the flow they get rid of them. I hope I live long enough to see justice for the real criminals.

  • Elaine Gries

    this food bill will take away so many freedoms regarding food.

  • Kristine Winnicki

    I support anh-usa”s objection to the Leahy bill. I am concerned that it will allow the FDA more power to restrict supplement use. I believe it is the FDA that more of a problem than supplement manufacturers.

  • Stan K Alderson

    Please consider: most Patriotic Americans can sound decisions without government intervention.
    Do you need the government directing your personal choices?

  • http://[email protected] Edward J Winegart

    Stop chemical Companies like Monsanto from distroying our Natural food products with their GE food products

  • http://www.NaturalNooks.com NaturalNooks.com

    November 17, 2010 : RED ALERT – Save Your Natural Supplements Day of Reckoning is at Hand. Protect Your Rights to Health Freedom.

    Please forward this message widely. Please “take Your 3 Action Items” FREE below for each person in your family and urge others to do the same to kill the “fake food safety” Senate Bills S. 510 , S. 3767 , and S. 3002 in the lame duck Congress Today! You Must Limit the Power of Gestapo – F.D.A. (Fraud and Death Administration) over your natural organic foods and dietary supplements.

    Your 3 action items, to contact Your US Senators NOW, are here:
    USE ALL THREE LINKS – THEY ARE FREE!

    Health Freedom Link:
    1. http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4613

    Citizens for Natural Health Link:
    2. http://www.citizens.org/?page_id=40

    Alliance for Natural Health Link:
    3. http://www.anh-usa.org/action-alert-please-help-us-stop-the-leahy-food-safety-bill

    They say they want to cut costs and reform health care, but then behind our backs put forth legislation that would make it illegal to access organic foods and natural supplements. We cannot let this pass in this lame duck session of Congress Today. They will be taking away your health rights and individual freedoms.

    THIS IS A RED ALERT! YOU MUST FLOOD THE SENATE NOW!

    Thanks. – NaturalNooks.com

  • Pedro Sanabria

    By limiting access to health food supplements with the pretense of safety, the pharmacy industry(which is not safer) gets a greater advantage in the market which is contrary to a free market of a democratic nation. It thwarts the advancement of free enterprise and the freedom to choose of Americans.

  • Rose Scarlet

    What we NEED is a bill to downsize the FDA! When we have a federal agency saying that Americans do not have the right to choose what we want to eat, we have a real problem. Look at all the pharmaceuticals that are taken off the market (because Americans DIED from taking them) after going through the ‘new drug approval process’ and yet the companies stay in business. A farmer who makes a claim about the health benefit of the food he/she grows would be out of business AND jailed under the proposed legislation. “Sweeping Legislation” rarely affects the people who are breaking the laws we already have…they ignore the new laws too. Legislation just breaks the backs of the honest, hardworking folks who are already trying to do the right thing.

  • http://ABRAPETS.COM JUDY BOITT

    Think it’s about time all things should come to a vote by the American public. It should be our choice as Americans in this FREE country to choose.
    Seems the big box companies cannot pay us all off. It’s bad enough we have to choose who
    the politicians want to run the country and we have to pick from that bunch, no choice really.
    Too much payoff. FDA is out of control. This all stinks in my opinion.

    • Lisa

      YES – I agree – LONG OVERDUE!!!

    • stevel

      WOW. You sound like a female me. I have been saying that most things should be a public vote as the politicians only vote for who gives them the most. And yes, I think all politicians should be booted out of office. They are only concerned with their bank accounts. They don’t care about real Americans. If they really wanted to help America, they would jump off a cliff. More and more laws. The Fed is too big. Need to cut half the departments they have. Most don’t do anything anyway. Dept of Energy came about in the 70’s because of the gas shortage. They have done nothing to ease energy use or find alternate energy. Down with Washington.

  • Breda Griffin

    I oppose the Leahy bill. The very people who want to reduce my freedom are mostly ignorant of the facts, therefore untrustworthy. I know what I need and I read the fineprint unlike some who pass scary Bills without reading them. How dare they try to impose their arrogant views on the folks who know better.

  • http://kibitzer-truthseeker.blogspot.com Stan

    I added the following comment to the letter you folks kindly prepared:

    ‘Nothing in this bill is intended to deny or disparage the right of the public to safely produced food supplements.’

    I agree: the FDA could use the words in the bill as they are to wriggle and ‘interpret’ and win the day for Big Pharma; or more precisely, the medical-pharmaceutical-government complex. We need to come out from under the thumb of the allopathic medical profession and their cohorts in crimes against humanity, for blocking the public’s access both to natural, health-providing products and the legitimate info about them. Too much government, and not enough common sense. We can read for ourselves, for heaven’s sakes: stop with the thinking of doing the job for us There lies not just the road paved with good intentions, but corruption.

  • L Watson

    It’s so bazaar to see how our “leaders” and agencies that are suppose to protect us are going in a way that makes absolutely no sense. Big pharma and big food are killing people by the thousands for profit and these people don’t see it or see it and are a party to this outrage for profit as well. We are told in scripture that humans will come close to annihilating all life from the planet and then Jesus will return with power and with glory to rid this world of corrupt governments and false religions. He along with the saints will rule over all nations. I pray for that time to come quickly.

  • K Hunziker

    Big Pharma wants to turn natural remedies into drugs so they can profit from them, period. Haven’t they already done that with some fish oils ? All they have to do is add 1 ingredient to it to change it and they can retail it as a “prescription” Need those prescription commissions you know !
    Just makes me sick that we live in a country where that is actually being considered…
    GREED drives every aspect of this world today and if we stay quiet, we will all pay the price !

  • http://gregorypjohnson.blospot.com Greg Johnson

    This is the reply that I received today from Senator Lieberman. It sure seems to me that he supports this bill. I urge anyone in CT to write in to him and let him know that he is not in agreement with those that put him in office.

    November 17, 2010

    Mr. Gregory Johnson
    (address removed)

    Dear Mr. Johnson:

    Thank you for contacting me in support of reforming the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I share your concerns regarding FDA’s procedures to indentify and recall dangerous food products.

    Despite legislation passed by Congress in 2007 to strengthen the FDA, it seems the agency has not yet reformed its regulations and procedures to efficiently diagnose threats to the safety of our food supply. In response to the plethora of food-borne illness outbreaks over the last few years, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry has conducted hearings to examine FDA’s management of these issues. You may view the hearings before the Senate Agriculture Committee online at http://agriculture.senate.gov/.

    As you may know, in 2007, with my support, Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-85). This Act included provisions that required FDA, during recalls of human or pet food, to work with companies and other organizations to collect and aggregate data; use existing networks of communication to enhance the quality and speed of communication with the public; and post information regarding recalled human and pet foods on FDA’s website. In addition to that, in the last Congress, I supported Senator Richard Durbin’s (D-IL) amendment to the FDA Revitalization Act (S. 1082), which would have required domestic and foreign facilities to notify the FDA of food safety problems. Unfortunately, this legislation did not pass prior to the close of the 110th Congress in December 2008.

    Most recently, Senator Durbin introduced the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510). This bill would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to regulate food, including authorization to suspend the registration of a food production facility and to collect fees related to facility reinspection and recalls. It also would require food importers to verify that imported food is in compliance with U.S. rules and regulations. FDA is to require certification for foods based on risk and to deny entry to a food that lacks certification or that is from a foreign facility that has refused U.S. inspectors. Finally, under this measure, FDA is mandated to include a search function on its website to assist consumers in locating relevant information about recalled products. S. 510 was approved by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in December 2009 and is now pending consideration before the full Senate.
    Please be assured that I am closely monitoring developments on this issue, and I will keep your views in mind when this legislation comes to a vote before the full Senate during this 111th Congress. To keep track of the progress of S. 510, you can click on the “Track a Bill” button at http://lieberman.senate.gov/.
    Thank you again for sharing your views and concerns with me. I hope you will continue to visit my website at http://lieberman.senate.gov for updated news about my work on behalf of Connecticut and the nation. Please contact me if you have any additional questions or comments about our work in Congress.

    Sincerely,

    Joseph I. Lieberman
    UNITED STATES SENATOR

    JIL:kht

  • Alfiya Aleeva

    for how long the corporation will create bills in their own interests only. How many people die every day from direct or indirect side effect of the drugs that FDA have approved. This all business to take under their umbrella all what humans consume and vitamin and minerals that 40% of people taking daily they want to grab for themselves as well.
    But the trouble is anything pharmaceutical company manufactured is dangerous, synthetic-so all vitamins and minerals today made of synthetic ingredients also in long term has side effect being toxic.
    Again all that farmers and nutritionists produces today is less or more healthy but all what do pharmaceuticals and food manufacturing giants produce all poisonous to human body.
    And last! they want to control us via food and poison food god knows by puting in what we will never know as I have read somewhere that they going to vaccinate people by puting stuff into the diary products.
    Hey, you are there Americans! All this trouble makers based on your land and therefore do not sit in your comfortable zones go out, unite and fight, if your power wouldn’t be enough say to rest of the world to kick off Monsanto and 4 other corporations. HOW LONG MY SOUL WILL CRY? IT is so obvious they want to reduce population by 2050 by 2/3 and we are sitting and watching them, think about your children please a bit more, they are going to be sick, stupid and miserable after all this regulated law and food they will force to eat.

  • Linda Kacher

    Regulation of food supplements is one more way for the government to inject itself into our economy and usurp even more freedom. This will introduce more costs as the government enlarges its FDA agency and the suppliers are forced to adhere to new regulations. These are small businesses we are talking about, not the large mega-conglomorate pharmaceutical companies (who wouldl like to see them destroyed).

    Vote no for this intrusive bill, please!!

  • Maria Gabriela Pelaez

    I urge everyone to speak up and make your voice heard. We can’t continue to support, or just allow corporations to monopolize healthcare. Lets come together and own our freedom to choose, our right to having access to natural products.

  • EIEIO

    STOP THE LEAHY BILL!! Without my herbalist I would be on SSI not able to participate in life, my childrens life, or my grandchildren. In three weeks I went from severe tremors and having to hold my breath to talk to normal activity and very few flair ups. Government back out of this now, you’re stepping on the wrong toes!

  • http://www.humanitarianismfirst.org gwenn meltzer

    Our government is meant to be a provisionary as well as a provider for safety of what is produced and or manufactured in this country. With the duties of maintaining what we Need, ‘they’ are responsible for making sure whatever ‘We’ use is the safest way to handle what we really NEED.
    If people are referred to herbologist or holistic doctors, then it Is the responsibility of ‘our providers’ to make sure ‘the ‘people’ get what they NEED.
    Please tell our ‘Providers’ to RESPECT our NEEDS and be there for us when we Need them .. !!