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  • Oct 8, 2019 7

    HSA Upgrade

    Help us fight for expanded Health Savings accounts. Action Alert! For many years, ANH-USA has supported efforts that would allow Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Saving Account (FSA) funds to pay for dietary supplements. Federal bills including this reform have been introduced in 2011, 2...

  • Oct 7, 2019 61

    More Local Control Over 5G

    New legislation will help communities control how 5G gets implemented. Action Alert! New bills in the House and Senate will roll back FCC regulations that prevent local communities from having input over how 5G networks get installed in their towns. We must encourage our elected officials to supp...

  • Oct 7, 2019 22

    Frankenmosquitoes on the Loose in Brazil

    ...and Biotech’s experiment becomes our disaster. Action Alert! In 2013, a British biotech company, Oxitec, unleased nearly half a million genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil in an attempt to reduce mosquito-borne diseases. But the experiment has not gone to plan, according to a new paper...

  • Sep 26, 2019 56

    FDA Can’t Be Trusted on CBD

    A Senate committee has approved language on CBD that will not protect consumer access to CBD supplements. Action Alert! Two weeks ago, we reported on efforts to preserve consumer access to therapeutic levels of CBD oil in supplements. The US Senate Appropriations Committee has approved report la...

  • Sep 26, 2019 10

    Vitamin E Linked to Mysterious Vaping Sickness?

    Not so fast. Action Alert! Recently, reports of illnesses and death linked to vaping have been all over the news. Although the exact cause of the lung illness is not known, the FDA is investigating the presence of vitamin E in many vaping products as a possible culprit. This may cause consumers t...

  • Sep 26, 2019 13

    Moms Across America— Setting a Gold Standard

    Moms Across America’s new food and supplement certification will help consumers choose products from companies that are committed to the goals of the natural health movement. Action Alert! Our friends at Moms Across America have launched an exciting project called the Gold Standard. This standa...

  • Sep 12, 2019 94

    Save CBD Now!

    Unless the FDA makes an exception, consumers will lose access to affordable CBD oil. Action Alert! Over the last couple of years, ANH has been reporting on the many benefits of CBD oil, a non-psychoactive compound found in the hemp plant. Among other things, CBD oil is extremely helpful in managi...

  • Sep 12, 2019 50

    FDA Moves to Ban Customized Curcumin, Others

    A proposed rule would eliminate many helpful, customized natural medicines. Action Alert! Last week, the FDA released a proposal to prohibit more than a dozen natural medicines from being made at compounding pharmacies, which make customized medicines to suit the needs of individual patients. Thi...

  • Sep 12, 2019 50

    Keep Organics GMO Free

    Several important issues are coming before the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) this fall—let’s make sure industry interests don’t prevail. Action Alert! The NOSB will hold its fall 2019 meeting in late October. NOSB is the governing board created by Congress that reviews all synthet...

  • Aug 29, 2019 109

    What Makes the “Impossible Burger” Possible?

    Behind the approval of the plant-based burger that will be hitting store shelves soon. Action Alert! Plant-based meat products seem to be all the rage. They are billed as a healthier, more environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional meat, and the fad is catching on. Fast-food giant Burger...