The Alliance For Natural Health

Two New Critical Senate Bill Amendments—Action Alerts!

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imagesOne of these amendments we have seen before. It must be stopped. The other one we wholeheartedly support.

Every five years, Congress reauthorizes the Farm Bill. It sets agriculture (and nutrition) policy for the nation. It is always a “must pass” piece of legislation—and because of that, legislators tend to offer tag-along amendments that may have nothing to do with agriculture in the expectation that they will be passed along with the bill.

Of the over eighty amendments being offered to this year’s Farm Bill, there are two of particular interest to supporters of natural health. One is very, very bad, while the other is very, very good.

The first amendment, offered by Sen. Patrick Leahy, is a revival of Leahy’s disastrous anti-supplement bill that passed in the Senate last year but which we have so far stopped in the House. The language of this amendment is exactly the same as that original bill. Attaching the same text to a “must-pass” bill may the only way his language can become law—unless you take action to stop it.

The amendment would increase criminal penalties for “misbranding” or “adulterating” foods to a maximum of one year in jail to ten years’ imprisonment.

To our ears, “adulterated” means that the food itself is somehow tainted or injurious to health, or contains an ingredient that presents a significant or unreasonable risk of illness. And “misbranded” suggests deliberate misstatements about the efficacy of a product.

In FDA-speak, however, these words take on completely different meaning. For example, a food or supplement may be “adulterated” if it does not follow “current good manufacturing practices” (CGMPs), which are extremely wide ranging—and include minor recordkeeping violations. “Misbranded” can mean that the producer makes a completely true statement about the product but without FDA permission. A cherry producer who cites peer-reviewed scientific research from prestigious universities on the health benefits of cherries would, in FDA-speak, have engaged in “false” and actionable “misbranding” which suddenly turns the cherries into drugs.

The dramatic increase in jail time and fines will make supplement production an even riskier proposition than it is today. To his credit, Leahy listened to our objections and added some additional language. The ten-year jail term would apply to those who “knowingly and intentionally defraud or mislead” and do so “with conscious or reckless disregard of a risk of death or serious bodily injury.” But this language is subjective and vague. Whether anyone meets these criteria would be determined solely by FDA. People shouldn’t be put in jail for a decade  because of how a biased party rates their intentions; it should be because of their actions.

You also have to understand how the FDA operates. Its most favored tactic is to send in armed agents who terrify everyone. Then the intimidation escalates. The agents say that the producer, whether a supplement producer or raw milk producer, could spend years in jail. To avoid this, just sign a “consent decree” which among other things will probably require hiring former employees of the FDA at extremely high rates to monitor everything. Huge reports will have to be filed and if anything falls short, then the jail terms can be triggered.

Would the FDA assert that a seller of raw milk is knowingly and intentionally disregarding risk of death? Of course they would. So the ten-year jail threat would apply.

Action Alert! Please contact your senators today and express your strong opposition to Sen. Leahy’s anti-supplement amendment. Take action now.

Speaking of raw milk, the second amendment, offered by Sen. Rand Paul, would allow for the interstate transport and sale of unpasteurized milk. While some states have passed legislation allowing raw milk to be sold within that state, it is against federal law to sell raw milk across state lines. This has permitted the FDA to pursue its current vendetta against raw milk producers and go after farmers like Daniel Allgyer for allegedly selling milk across borders.

Sen. Paul’s amendment would change that situation. It reads, in part, “A Federal department, agency, or court may not take any action (such as administrative, civil, criminal, or other actions) that would prohibit, interfere with, regulate, or otherwise restrict the interstate traffic of milk, or a milk product, that is unpasteurized and packaged for direct human consumption.”

As we have reported previously, raw (unpasteurized) milk is safe, extremely nutritious, and has been shown to be superior to pasteurized milk for protecting against disease.

Action Alert! Please contact your senators today and voice your strong support for Sen. Paul’s raw milk amendment. Take action now.

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  • You are doing a great job–do not quit!

  • Ann Stockdale

    Please remove Senator Lehaey’s tag on to the health bill… It is very foggy and can be misconstrewed to mean something which will be bad for the public.

  • Ariane

    Hi ANH USA,
    I LOVE your work. Amazing and so critical during this times of huge corporations.

    AND, I highly recommend that you consider how writing online is different from writing offline.

    I know this is hard for those of us who grew up writing offline for most of our lives.

    As I like to point out to my audience (artists!), online gravity doesn’t work the same. Things don’t fall down, they fall IN!

    When you write A LOT and have dense paragraphs, most people try to skim to get the good stuff, esp. what answers this core question: What Do I Need To Do?

    Like good fund raising letters, one sentence, maybe two per paragraph works best.

    AND, you want people to take action – so that goes at the top before you try to convince them why they should take action.

    This is critical for people like me who are already your fans and just want to help any way they can. We want to get in, click the right link to take action, and get out.

    After that, if we have time, we’ll read the long copy.

    Hope this helps!
    Ariane of smARTist.com

  • Ariane

    One more thing, on a web pg, you only want to ask people to take ONE ACTION at a time.

    Prioritize the most important one, in this case it’s what you are writing about, not the raw milk one…

    Cheers,
    Ariane

  • Kristin Farley

    This is all a part of the governments population control. It’s obvious to me.

  • Please block Senator Leahy’s bill.

  • Hank

    You’re burying the lead.

    All the way down to the fifth paragraph.

    I like the history, but if you want me to sense the urgency, please tell me to “duck” at the beginning, not after telling me the history of the repeating rifle. 🙂

    /h

  • It is critical to understand that nothing in this document is overstated. In fact, after doing much investigation, and having talked to people who have been affected by the FDA and FTC misappropriating the terms “misbranded” and “adulterated”, hearing about the raids at gunpoint, files and records being taken and destroyed, millions of dollars in fines, a corrupt system of “justice”, I concur that any language in any bill that gives the FDA and FTC more power and authority under the guise of misbranded and/or adulterated food, supplements, or milk brings up a red flag and needs thousands of people writing in to Congress in opposition to such a bill or amendment. Take action on this today, as soon as possible. And thank you for bringing this to our attention, ANH!!!

  • From Wikipedia; “Proponents of unpasteurized milk make the argument that if milk is obtained from humanely raised cows that are grass fed and handled hygienically, then there is little problem with disease.[10] However, raw milk can become contaminated in a number of ways: by coming into contact with cow feces or bacteria living on the skin of cows, from an infection of the cow’s udder, or from dirty equipment, among others. Improperly handled raw milk is responsible for nearly three times more hospitalizations than any other foodborne disease outbreak, making it one of the world’s most dangerous food products.” I grew up on a farm where my grandfather pasteurized his own milk, to keep us safe. The cows & his equipment were as clean as possible, but there had been a long history of disease that stopped with the advent of pasteurization. This amendment seems totally illogical, the risks outweigh any benefit to the extreme. Hence, I disagree with you and will fight to stop this amendment.

  • Oreste W. Lombardi

    Again a seemingly innocent provision has been inserted into a must pass bill that could give the FDA far ranging powers to harrass supplement makers and impose expensive burdens on them.
    i propose that congress should order the FDA to approve all natural substances for medical use that have a GRAS rating. Included should be all bioidentical hormones. In many states doctors can not prescribe bioidentical harmones with out risking loss of license to practice medicine.

  • AnneOnymous

    Why do we allow our representatives to do such underhanded things like place a bill that has been denied so many times onto another bill that has no association one to the other?.. Don’t they understand what ‘NO’ means? Obviously they don’t else they wouldn’t continually do underhanded things like this.. I think the only way to show them we mean no is to also put them out of business if they keep coming back with it whether it’s written a few words different or if it’s a clone of what they wanted in the first place.. I would love for them to pass a law that once a bill is rejected, it can’t come back for at least five years AND it must be in the same words. I am getting so tired of hearing about these people doing what they want to do while totally ignoring their sworn oaths.. This low life needs to be kicked out of politics altogether and if there were a petition to do just that, I would be one of the first in line to sign it.

  • Grover Syck

    Please do not pass the Leahy supplement bill the agriculture bill. It is just another give away to big phama.

  • This article presupposes that the federal government has the power to regulate farming. This was not the original intent of the constitution. The states need to nullify federal encroachment upon their rights.

    The Commerce Clause (Article 1 Sec. 8 Clause 3) reads: “The Congress shall have power to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.” The original intent of our founding fathers was to prevent states from restricting or prohibiting commerce, or imposing tariffs upon, neighboring states. But today, Congress can regulate anything that has a “substantial effect” on interstate commerce. All aspects of American life, even your breathing (which emits carbon dioxide and some claim causes global warming) can be regulated under this doctrine.

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas explained that the early meaning of “commerce” meant selling, buying, and bartering, and not productive activities such as manufacturing or farming, whose products are traded in commerce. The Constitution not only uses the word “commerce” in a narrower sense than our case law might suggest, but using the modern sense of “commerce” creates textual problems; you cannot engage in manufacturing with a foreign nation or Indian Tribe.

    He said: “Yet, despite being well aware that agriculture, manufacturing, and other matters substantially affected commerce, the founding generation did not cede authority over all these activities to Congress. … .” United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995).

    While the federal government has no powers except those expressly granted, Justice Thomas said “Our case law could be read to reserve to the United States all powers not expressly prohibited by the Constitution.” The Supreme Court has turned the commerce clause on its head, and in the process expanded federal powers to the point it has unlimited power over all aspects of American life.

    “When asked at oral argument if there were any limits to the Commerce Clause,” said Justice Thomas, “the Government was at a loss for words. … Likewise, the principal dissent insists that there are limits, but it cannot muster even one example.”

    Because the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the commerce clause makes other clauses irrelevant, rewrites the Constitution, and supersedes the Tenth Amendment’s protection of individual and states rights, the interpretation is arbitrary and unreasonable, contrary to the grant of power, and subject…

  • Nancy Alfuth

    Keep your hands off my dietary supplements!!!

  • Jill herbers

    Please support Sen. Paul’s raw milk amendment. This issue goes way beyond milk–it goes to the heart of the right to control our own food and get out of the Big Ag system that has damaged, and is still damaging, so many. We are now demanding our rights for real food, and it starts here.

  • RAPHAEL LANGSON

    supplements and herbs are are right. It isn’t well known but the Royal Family of England use only natural supplements herbs and Naturopaths rather than regular “allopathic” doctors. Could be why they live so long and look well.

    • Marguerite King

      Raphael Langson: Is this true? The British Royal Family uses only natural supplements, herbs and Naturopathy? This is wonderful to know. I wonder if Mr. Leahy uses vitamins. I wonder how many Democrats and Republicans use alternative medicine, preventative treatments, nutrients, etc. Wouldn’t it be great to publish this type of information?

  • Susan

    I told them I ‘m sick of this bill, and they should appose it, and then burn it! I also told them that people need to know how Senator Leahy and his bill will cause harm to farmers and people who seek natural health. I said maybe we need bumper stickers that make that statement, only my letter was a little stronger. I am sick of this bill, and everyone who wants to take away my rights to natural medicines, and why do they want to bother farmers? Do they not like to eat? I asked Senator Leahy what his problem is? I’m so fed up with the negative medical world, the government that supports the big pharma, and senators who think they can just rule us into no decent way to treat our medical needs. The Fraud and Deception Association doesn”t need any more Power!!!!!!

  • Catherine

    How can we stop mandatory homogenization of milk. It is unnatural and bad for our health, fat molecules in milk should not be broken up and suspended in liquid, instead of floating to the top, (like milk fat does in natural, non-homogenized milk). Homogenized milk is like fat being intravenously injected into human body, when the body doesn’t have to work to process it. And the we wonder about obesity! Let’s stop mandatory homogenization of milk!

  • Peter R.Sebring

    Rand Paul is using you as a Political ploy for his own interests as does his father Ron Paul. I accidentally voted for Ron Paul’s bill about raw Milk (which I drink ) But he is a Republican and until they change their ways and lies, nothing Republican is any good!

    • Mary

      Obviously you get your information from the Dems who lie to you.

    • Doug Cacciola

      I’m more or less a democrat, but Ron Paul is our only hope right now as he wants to turn these morons on their head. Who wouldn’t want to see the Federal Reserve audited?

  • I cannot understand why Sen. Leahy insists on this amendment – or anything regarding supplements. He has never walked in my shoes!! I need to take supplements as I cannot take “medications” without side effects – some are very serious. I want the freedom to choose my own health care. Other countries embellish alternative care with great success. With the USA it must be for the sake of money “? lobbying?” for the FDA. Why not care about the individuals and not big government? Without us constituents where would Sen. Leahy be. I will not support anyone in congress who opposes my right to choose my own health care.

    • Jill

      I’m afraid it all boils down to money and greed.

    • Doug Cacciola

      Finngal, the answer is obvious. They work for corporate America, not the people. So, of course they want to pass legislation that benefits their corporate sponsors. We are just pions and only good for three things: labor, taxes and voting the bastards in.

  • Kathy

    If this went forward. Could it not be argued that GMO’s that are not labled a such are knowingly and intentionally causing the consumer harm. Or the fact that HFCS is not sugar and does not act like sugar in the body even though tv commercials continue to run and continue to mislead. Not that I trust the FDA not one bit just saying that there might be a way to get those rotten eggs after all.

    • To me, “adulterated” means that the food itself is somehow tainted or injurious to health, or contains an ingredient that presents a significant or unreasonable risk of illness.Such as GMOs which in all tests on GMO corn have proven it damages liver and kidney – yet remains on the market and pollutants and ‘adulterates’ the gene pool every year until ALL corn will damage liver and kidney because it spreads pollen by air! I think “misbranded” suggests deliberate misstatements about the efficacy or content a product. All ingredients should be listed *like on Bud beer for instance! *This is sarcasm as Bud contains over 30 additives including formaldehyde which is addictive and makes people even more stupid than the average skid roe wino.

  • Why don’t you jerks stop trying to destroy the past and work on the future messes that need your attention. I hope you jerks an you know who you are get to read this. You good guys & gals among so many jerks keep fighting for what’s right. BLESS YOU

  • Jerome Plotnick

    The FDA is a out of control bureacratic federal agency that kills 350,000 American citizens yearly with their approved drugs and medicines, etc. I.E.: Yaz, Zoloft, Wellbrutin, Advandia, Levaquen, Paxil, Xanax, Accutane,etc. The FDA is a scam and almost a lobbyist group for pharmaceutical, chemical and related industries. They promote and approve synthetic drugs and medicines that kill people. The head of the FDA food board is an ex Monsanto chemical Co. executive. The FDA is run by allopathic medical doctors who perpetuate the status quot. They do not want natural herbs, medicines and remedies because they are cost effective and actually work better than conventional drugs. This is how they control the public and use fear, socio economic terror, intimidation, etc. to scare the public. They do not want natural cures because if they did it would put them out of business. Medical doctors and psychiatrists are nothing more than legal drug pushers. I.E. The recent and past deaths of Elvis Presley, Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston are prime examples of the allopathic convention medical doctors, pharmaceutical industry and our FDA. They call chiropractors the biggest superstitious practitioners in the world. Homeopathy superstitious pseudo-science. Yet it is a know world-wide fact the both chiropractic and homepathy have extremely high success i n healing all over the world. Even most U.S. insurance company will pay for chiropractic treatment as it speeds up healing. Our Senator Leajy is a long time polotician. Who is lobbying to him for misbranding and adulterating? What are the real agerndas? In my professional opinion before they want to regulate and change misbranding and adulterating do it with all te FDA drugs as they are killing us daily. This is another scheme to control the natural health and food industry. As far as Sen. Paul I totally agree with certified raw milk that it is more nutritious and healthier than homogenized and pasteurized milk. It should be allowed to cross interstste lines for sale. In the meantime between Sen Durbin, Leahy they both need to be voted out of office. They both are in my opinion not really knowlegable or really care about our rights in freedom of choice in foods, natural health supplements, etc. We need the FDA out of business. It is a monster and does not protect the public. Jerome Plotnick, PhD., Nat. D., Naturalistic Holistic Health Counselor

    • Lisa

      We are just beginning to realize that the FDA, USDA, EPA are just run by lobbyists for drug and chemical companies. We are realizing that conventional “medicine”(pharmaceuticals) are the leading cause of death in the US.
      My family has all had drugs prescribed by reputable doctors that have led to serious illness.
      This is suppression of real and deadly side effects. After Big Pharma has made their billions in profits from Viagra it will be “discovered” that these drugs cause penile cancer, impotence, sterility, birth defects, and a lot of other disastrous side effects.

      Thanks, lets do more to stop the drug companies, these drugs all end up in our water, even bottled water!

  • At 70 years old, I have several health issues. Supplements keep me going. These shenanigans with the FDA scare me.

  • holly coleman

    stop taking away our rights

  • marni

    As an animal advocate I do not purchase or drink milk. I drink soy or other milks. The way farm animals are treated is appaling and inhumane. I am fighting to stop the processing of milk altogether. I can’t, in good conscience sign or agree with any thing that does not hold them responsible for the treatment of farm animals.

    • Doug Cacciola

      Marni, Soy is one of Monsanto’s evil products sold as a health food. IT IS NOT A HEALTH FOOD!
      I suggest almond or other “milks”, but please stay away from soy for MANY reasons. Even organic soy should be avoided at all costs.

  • Rex Kittle

    You are all fired!

  • Rex Kittle

    The House and Senate are all fired !

  • Please keep our foods NATURAL…and milk w/o hormones, and heat! Please do not allow these bills to pass…it is so critical that “WE THE PEOPLE” are allowed to keep our choices in our health, and be allowed to be free. We live in the best country in the world! We should set the standard….and not eradicate the standard for having freedoms and liberty. Thank you!

  • Donald

    Americans have a right to eat wholesome food.

  • Bridget

    May start creating laws that are for the good and not the profit.

  • sid cranston

    I was raised on un-pasturised milk, as was my sister, and most of the kids at my school. It is nuts to try to claim it is not safe.
    The FDA over-steps what they should be doing, like banning aspartame. Now THAT would be worth-while!

    • Robin Brooks

      I was raised on unpasteurized milk also. I have been healthy all my life as a result of a good foundation to my health. Pasteurization is needed where good health practices cannot be followed and where urbanization has been so destructive. A simple tuberculin test of the cow is all that is necessary, as well as clean and humane conditions for the animals.

    • I am a colon cancer survivor. It is beleived by my associates that I got the cancer from Aspartame and the grocery store. But we cured it with a diet change & natural products, thanks to GOD and a designer of natural supplements here in Florida.

  • why don’t you jerks stop trying to destroying the past an turn an work on the problem for our future. You jerks made this mess now clean it up. Those of you that are trying to fight for what right BLESS YOU. Has the devil got a hold of most of you. You took GOD out of goverment so are you working for the Devil ? or GODs world an his people?

  • John R Stockhausen

    Senator Leavy,
    The best thing You could do for the american people is to (Keep a close eye on the FDA) on
    all the drugs they pass that are DEADLY to all of us including YOU.You don’t have to tell me
    that you ‘re favoring the DRUG Company’s for whatever reason but it isn’t good.
    Special Interest Group is NOT the reason why you were voted in as a Senator. You are to be
    working for the people in your district.

  • Frank Apostol

    Senator Leahy as well as everyone else in congress who has sold his soul to the amoral corporate executive hierarchy knows that the FDA, like they themselves, cannot be trusted to do what is morally right.

    The only answer is to vote these types of characters—which is the majority—out of office, congress, that is; and to repopulate the FDA with people who are aware of their true responsiblity.

  • I respectfully request that the Federal Government stay out of my medicine cabinet. Senator Leahy’s addition to the Farm bill is a thinly veiled attempt to bring back his disasterous takeover of the very nutrtional suppliments we need to stay healthy..

    Pass the Farm Bill as you have every other year…WITHOUT this language designed to destroy an entire industry—along with our health. .

    Thank you,
    Ms. Carol Sereix

  • John P. Stoltenberg, P.E.

    Stop and reverse the rise of fascism in America! Which meams stop and reverse the Republican Party’s form of fascism, Fascism Type “R”, and the Democratic Party’s form of fascism, Fascism Type “D.”

  • Thomas J Irving

    Living in England and being English one might say I have little right to comment on this situation but what happens in the USA can easily be imported here because all the same vested interests exist here as there.
    I am opposed to this amendment because It’s interpretation is ambiguous and favours the big companies which are supported by government agencies like the FDA for profit against the small companies whose intentions are to provide quality natural food like raw milk and organic food stuffs for the local communities.
    In England there is a great scarcity of raw dairy or honey producers and such product are not available in the High Street shops and Supermarkets. I expect that is because the same stringent and unfair regulations exist here as in the USA under the false guise of Government bureaucratic proceedure born out of some ulterior motive based on vested interest as certainly seems the case in the USA. going by what I have learned from the Dr Mercola website.
    I hope this amendment is thrown out.

    • Elettaria Cardamomum

      I truly agree with you, my friend! Thank you for your comment, for it is a wise observation of these very unpleasant and greedily selfish corporations who do not seem to care for anything good. I thank you again! You are very intelligent.

  • Thomas J Irving

    Living in England and being English one might say I have little right to comment on this situation but what happens in the USA can easily be imported here because all the same vested interests exist here as there.
    I am opposed to this amendment because It’s interpretation is ambiguous and favours the big companies which are supported by government agencies like the FDA for profit against the small companies whose intentions are to provide quality natural food like raw milk and organic food stuffs for the local communities.
    In England there is a great scarcity of raw dairy or honey producers and such product are not available in the High Street shops and Supermarkets. I expect that is because the same stringent and unfair regulations exist here as in the USA under the false guise of Government bureaucratic proceedure born out of some ulterior motive based on vested interest as certainly seems the case in the USA. going by what I have learned from the Dr Mercola website.
    I hope this amendment is thrown out.

  • Thomas J Irving

    Living in England and being English one might say I have little right to comment on this situation but what happens in the USA can easily be imported here because all the same vested interests exist here as there.
    I am opposed to this amendment because It’s interpretation is ambiguous and favours the big companies which are supported by government agencies like the FDA for profit against the small companies whose intentions are to provide quality natural food like raw milk and organic food stuffs for the local communities.
    In England there is a great scarcity of raw dairy or honey producers and such product are not available in the High Street shops and Supermarkets. I expect that is because the same stringent and unfair regulations exist here as in the USA under the false guise of Government bureaucratic proceedure born out of some ulterior motive based on vested interest as certainly seems the case in the USA. going by what I have learned from the Dr Mercola website.
    I hope this amendment is thrown out.

  • Thomas J Irving

    Living in England and being English one might say I have little right to comment on this situation but what happens in the USA can easily be imported here because all the same vested interests exist here as there.
    I am opposed to this amendment because It’s interpretation is ambiguous and favours the big companies which are supported by government agencies like the FDA for profit against the small companies whose intentions are to provide quality natural food like raw milk and organic food stuffs for the local communities.
    In England there is a great scarcity of raw dairy or honey producers and such product are not available in the High Street shops and Supermarkets. I expect that is because the same stringent and unfair regulations exist here as in the USA under the false guise of Government bureaucratic proceedure born out of some ulterior motive based on vested interest as certainly seems the case in the USA. going by what I have learned from the Dr Mercola website.
    I hope this amendment is thrown out.

  • Thomas J Irving

    Living in England and being English one might say I have little right to comment on this situation but what happens in the USA can easily be imported here because all the same vested interests exist here as there.
    I am opposed to this amendment because It’s interpretation is ambiguous and favours the big companies which are supported by government agencies like the FDA for profit against the small companies whose intentions are to provide quality natural food like raw milk and organic food stuffs for the local communities.
    In England there is a great scarcity of raw dairy or honey producers and such product are not available in the High Street shops and Supermarkets. I expect that is because the same stringent and unfair regulations exist here as in the USA under the false guise of Government bureaucratic proceedure born out of some ulterior motive based on vested interest as certainly seems the case in the USA. going by what I have learned from the Dr Mercola website.
    I hope this amendment is thrown out.

  • Thomas J Irving

    Living in England and being English one might say I have little right to comment on this situation but what happens in the USA can easily be imported here because all the same vested interests exist here as there.
    I am opposed to this amendment because It’s interpretation is ambiguous and favours the big companies which are supported by government agencies like the FDA for profit against the small companies whose intentions are to provide quality natural food like raw milk and organic food stuffs for the local communities.
    In England there is a great scarcity of raw dairy or honey producers and such product are not available in the High Street shops and Supermarkets. I expect that is because the same stringent and unfair regulations exist here as in the USA under the false guise of Government bureaucratic proceedure born out of some ulterior motive based on vested interest as certainly seems the case in the USA. going by what I have learned from the Dr Mercola website.
    I hope this amendment is thrown out.

  • I don’t see anyone in congress pushing a bill against GMO food!!! I wonder why$$$$$$

  • Sen Leahy’s bill would be disatorus! Vote No!

  • Frank Wayland

    sounds like obama care everybody wants to tell you about your health .good old federal depesition assocation at it again.let us decide what is good for us not the feds.

  • The reason this is being hidden inside another piece of legislation is that,
    1. They are trying to get it passed in a covert way without much notice and
    2. If they are going about doing this in this way, they know they are in the wrong, because
    if they brought it out into the light for discussion most Americans would be up in arms.
    The pork that these legislators are accepting in complete disregards for their constituents
    needs, with only the corporate interest in mind, is the very essence of moral corruption and
    cynicism. Why would anyone in their right mind chose to not care about what is healthy
    and safe for themselves, their families and the bigger community at large? It is not
    rational. How can they claim to be “Of the People and By the People”? How hypocritical.
    Please people wake up and vote this greed out of office. Drugs are poisons. That’s a fact.

  • Ken

    Where does the FDA get all the resources ….My daughter works for a holistic pharmacy, making many ‘Remedies’ as they must be called, and the FDA is in there all the time trying to shut them down. Despite the many many customers who get so much relief from the many products made there. the FDA ‘investigators’ are constantly terrorizing the place…doing the work of the big Pharma-drug companies …..

  • Mary

    I just added this to my request to oppose message : “Pharmaceutical drugs are far more dangerous than natural supplements. Many have deadly side effects and results. Why isn’t the FDA breathing down the necks of those giants or threatening imprisonment? Oh yeah, the FDA works FOR them.

    Will you work FOR the people and secure our right to choose and have the availability to choose without forcing the natural food and supplement providers out of business?

    Everyone knows that special interest groups with big funds are “buying their way” through corrupt politicians. Help save “We the People” and pave the way for what is right.”

    • Doug Cacciola

      The term “corrupt politician” is redundant. They’re all on the take in one fashion or another. This is why we are doomed in this country. We really have very little say when it comes down to it.

  • Doreen

    Alert: Millions of tax $$$$ are paid out for the FDA’s fight against supplement pruchasing; these practices terroize employees & company CEO’s of supplement & natural reseach medicine.
    Can you imagine they have the freedom of using our tax monies to fight our freedom of choice over our own bodies….why is this not Illegal??????????????

    EVERYONE PLEASE READ THE BOOK ‘FDA: Failure, Deception, Abuse” It will shock some and
    reafirm those that are already aware of the evil activities of the FDA. The book also reaveals whom the FDA is polictically in bed with.

    This fight has been going on for years & as we all know is all about $$$$.

    Jesus Christ wants us to love the sinner & hate the sin; I can’t seem to feel his way, even
    though it is the right thing to do & I want to do His will as I do in most things.
    Can anyone help me forgive these terrible people? You can reach me at [email protected] Please put in subject “Supplement & Jesus”. Thank you

  • Glenna Forbes

    Just a note to tell you I am very disturbed about Sen, Leahy bill about supplements. I am very healthy and believe it is because I take supplements instead if drugs. My husband died because of a drug the doctors gave him. It shut his kidneys down, and the result? He was on dialysis for about 2 yrs. and then couldn’t survive that. They pulled the drug , after it killed about 100 people. If I could hdve ‘do-overs’, I would insist they give him supplements – I believe he would be alive today. I am really bitter about this.

  • Caroline

    “The ten-year jail term would apply to those who “knowingly and intentionally defraud or mislead” and do so “with conscious or reckless disregard of a risk of death or serious bodily injury.” But this language is subjective and vague. Whether anyone meets these criteria would be determined solely by FDA.”

    Well, if hundreds of thousands of deaths occur each year from FDA-approved medications, then guess who is guilty of such “knowngly and intentionally defrauding or misleading” the public “with conscious or reckless disregard of a risk of death or serious bodily injury”.

    Sounds like the FDA agents themselves can and should be subject to these proposed 10-year jail sentences.

    Small organic farmers and supplement manufacturers surely do not deserve such punishment. Surely the Poison Control Center does not show any deaths from organic foods or from natural supplements!

    Sounds like the Wtiches of Eastwick, all over again. The question is, who is committing the worse crime, the “witch” (who used to heal people with herbs) or the murderer?