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Amend the Food “Safety” Act

Amend the Food “Safety” Act

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Senate Food Safety Bill Action Alert

ANH–USA has opposed the so-called Food Safety Bill as a threat to natural health and health freedom. As we reported to you in April, we have been working to improve the Senate’s version of the bill. In particular, we succeeded in preventing language that would have committed the US to harmonization of food standards with the rest of the world under a completely flawed process known as CODEX. Now we need your help to promote two excellent amendments to the bill that would exempt small food producers and producers who sell their food directly to market (such as farmers’ markets) from new regulation. Take Action>>

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act contains dangerous provisions that threaten access to natural health options.
Most worrisome, the senate bill (S. 510) contains a reference to Codex Alimentarius. Senator Hatch has made clear to ANH-USA that the call to ask FDA to review Codex standards does not signal any intention to move in a different direction on the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), the legislation that currently governs access to dietary supplements. In his opening remarks for the mark up of “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act” on November 18, 2009, Senator Harkin mirrored this message. As the senate moves forward with this legislation, Senators Harkin and Hatch have promised to see what can be done to make absolutely clear this legislation is not intended to impact our access to high quality, potent dietary supplements.   Read More>>

Tell FDA to Ban Arsenic in Animal Feed!
June 14, 2010

The chickens you buy at the grocery store are given feed with arsenic added to make them gain weight faster. Yes, arsenic—the deadly poison and carcinogen. A petition had been filed with the FDA to remove arsenic from animal feed and the FDA had until June 15th to respond.  ANH-USA forwarded the thousands of comments our readers submitted in support of the arsenic ban to the FDA. Thank you all for taking action! Read More>>

Genetically Modified Foods: More Reason to Avoid Them; Why They Threaten Organic Agriculture
sproutMay 11, 2010
Last week the New York Times wrote about an upcoming report from The President’s Cancer Panel. The paper was “astonish[ed] to learn that [the panel] is poised to join ranks with the organic food movement and declare: [these] chemicals threaten our bodies.” Read More>>

Food Safety and the FDA
2009_11_gmocornMarch 4, 2010
According to the editors of Scientific American in the April 2009 issue, “the security of our food supply is at risk—in ways more noxious than anyone had feared.” The article referred to the FDA’s action in 2008 regarding the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in farm animal production. Read More>>

July 30, 2008
Many Americans Suffer Food Poisoning Without Realizing It; FDA a Failure at Food Safety  Read More>>

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