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Promoting Free Speech About Science

Promoting Free Speech About Science

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stopLegislation to Protect Your Right to Know About the Science Behind Supplements!
Consumers are largely kept in the dark about the potential health benefits of foods and supplements. Why? Because current law makes it illegal for food and supplement producers to share this information. Take Action>>

Free Speech About Science Act (FSAS) Overview
FSAS White Paper
FSAS Legislative Text
FSA Section by Section Analysis
More and more Americans are taking charge of their personal health—determined to improve their diets and emphasize preventive care in order to stay or get healthy. Consumers are looking for reliable information backed by legitimate scientific research to assist in making informed choices. Access to this information is essential to knowing which foods and food supplements really are healthy and helpful for good health.Problem with existing law:
FDA regulations currently prohibit any reference to a scientific study by manufactures of a dietary supplement or producers of food relating to the health benefits. Violation of this ban can result in FDA declaring common dietary supplements and food to be unapproved drugs — this is censorship.
Current federal law allows FDA to treat any reference to scientific studies about food or food supplements as an extension of the product’s “label” and as an illegal health claim. The effect converts common foods like cherries (that have real, proven health benefits) into “unapproved drugs” if the producer mentions a possible health connection. Read More>>

Tell The FDA That Cherries—And Now Walnuts—Are NOT Illegal Drugs!
April 13, 2010
In the latest volley of the US Food and Drug Administration’s bizarre war on scientific freedom of speech, the FDA has sent a Warning Letter to the president and CEO of Diamond Foods stating that the firm’s packages of shelled walnuts are “in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.”  Read More>>

FDA Roadblocks Scientific Revolution in Food and Food Supplements
moleculeApril 30, 2009
Everyone — except the FDA — seems to know that a scientific revolution is taking place at the intersection of food, food extracts, and food supplements. Solid, peer reviewed scientific research is pouring forth from reputable research institutions, especially research universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and the like. Read More>>

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