Help Stop Lame Duck Senatorial Regulatory Shenanigans

From our friends at the National Health Federation




November 16, 2010

As you have heard from several other sources, the Beast is back. Congress has begun its dreaded Lame Duck session where the discredited Congressional Leadership intends to pass every anti-freedom measure they can while they still hang by their filthy claws on to power.

Among the many disturbing acts of violence Congress plans to inflict upon Americans is the so-called Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510), which is scheduled for a cloture vote on Wednesday. You have already taken steps to oppose S.510 before, but now it is really time to take action and stop this monstrosity from being passed.

In a misguided attempt to “safeguard” our food supply, S.510 grants extraordinary powers to the FDA, which already has a long history of abuse and misuse of its authority over both foods and supplements. This bill would give the FDA the authority to impose extensive, burdensome requirements on small- and medium-sized farms, ranches, and orchards such that many of them would certainly be driven out of business. Far from making our food supply safer, this bill would make it less safe. You must help us stop it!

So please call your Senators today to urge them to oppose S.510!

You can find your two Senators’ contact information at

In addition, even if they are not your own Senators, contact the following Senators to complain about their anti-freedom support of S.510: Orrin Hatch (UT), Tom Harkin (IA), Mike Enzi (WY), Lamar Alexander (TN), Judd Gregg (NH), John Isakson (GA), and Richard Burr (NC). These are Senators who should know better, but are supporting this bill in a misguided belief that it will actually accomplish something.………

Tell your Senators and these others that:

  1. S.510 fails to address the real cause of the problem: Big Agribusiness and increasing centralization of the food supply. We need to DE-centralize, not increase centralized, Federal control.
  2. They need to at least support the Tester-Hagan amendment, and even broaden its scope, so that small farms, ranches, and orchards will not be disproportionately impacted by burdensome rules and regulations when these food suppliers are not even the cause of any problems in the food supply.
  3. S.510 actually supports foreign food suppliers and helps them compete against our own U.S. companies!
  4. S.510 puts arbitrary power into the hands of the very agency (the FDA) that has proven time and again that it cannot be trusted with such powers.
  5. You will make it your personal mission to tell everyone you know that, if they vote for S.510, these Senators voted to wreck America’s food supply and that they are personally responsible for the food problems this bill will have caused.
  6. You support the efforts of Senator Tom Coburn to mandate spending offsets to pay for the massive increases in the FDA’s $4 billion dollar budget. We need government fiscal restraint, not more increases in deficit spending.

And for all of those who signed our On-Line Petition opposing S.510, our NHF Lobbyist Lee Bechtel is hand-delivering that completed Petition to Senate Offices today.

Please take action right now! Your calls could make the difference!

Senate main number is (202) 224-3121


National Health Federation: Established in 1955, the National Health Federation is a consumer-education, health-freedom organization working to protect individuals’ rights to choose to consume healthy food, take supplements and use alternative therapies without unnecessary government restrictions. The NHF is the only such organization with recognized observer-delegate status at Codex meetings.

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Freedom Action Conference

What’s going on with Codex Alimentarius? What’s the FDA up to? How come the FTC seems to be doing a lot of the FDA’s dirty work? And how does this relate back to the Codex? Are there deeper implications of the Codex? If you’re wondering about the answers to these questions or have others we haven’t thought of, then you need to join us for the 2010 Freedom Action Conference. Health freedom doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It’s a piece in the puzzle of personal liberty.

This August, you can get more of the rest of the pieces and the guide to how to assemble them.

The health care freedom advocates that will be presenting are true experts in their fields. Scott Tips is an attorney with an international practice, practicing law in both the United States and Europe. Scott is the president of the National Health Federation and is THE expert on Codex Alimentarius, a European organization trying to assume control over American medicine through international treatyagreement. You can read more on Scott HERE.

Other presenters will be Dr. Jeffrey Marrongelle, an expert in Homotoxicology and nutrition. He is a graduate and member of the Board of Trustees for Capitol University of Integrative Medicine, in Washington, D.C. He is a primary researcher in the effects of Electomagnetic fields with the Human Physiology. Dr, Marrongelle and Scott Tips are speaking on Codex and the continuing drive to control natural supplements.

Additionally, Dr. Jane Orient is speaking on ObamaCare, crisis and opportunity Will it destroy private medicine – or cause it to rise from the ashes? Dr. Orient has been in solo private practice since 1981 and has served as Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) since 1989. She is the author of YOUR Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism about National Healthcare, Sutton’s Law (a novel about where the money is in medicine today), and the second and third editions of Sapira’s Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis.

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McCain Flip-Flops On Dietary Supplement Regulation

In an article in the Over The Counter Today blog we learned that Sen. John McCain has withdrawn all support of his own bill (S. 3002), the laughably misnamed Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010.

In effect this bill would have imposed draconian penalties for dietary supplement companies who made new products with recently uncovered ingredients if they weren’t marketed in the United States prior to the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (Oct. 15, 1994). In other words, only drug companies would have access to ingredients that became available prior to nearly 16 years ago. If a company were to use one of these ingredients, the FDA would be empowered to call it “adulterated” and to order an instant recall. It also handed the Secretary of Health and Human Services the power to ban ingredients by simply striking them from a list called “Accepted Dietary Ingredients.”

It is clear that McCain is feeling the political heat. He is in a tense primary battle to keep his Arizona US Senate seat and apparently, enough of you have contacted his office and expressed your displeasure with this new power grab to give him the idea that maybe supplements ought to be left alone. This effort of McCain’s was really just one of the many steps the federal government is taking to turn control of all dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals over to the control of international “authorities” by adopting the European “Codex Alimentarius” as law in the United States. This essentially would place all regulation of supplements under the control of European bureaucrats who are themselves under the control of German Pharmaceutical giants.

McCain was convinced by both internal and external pressure to withdraw support for this bill. Your calls helped as did this letter from Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.

But we must be vigilant. Dietary supplements are in the cross hairs of regulators and the current administration. I was told at a meeting of Complementary and Alternative Medicine providers and patients last summer that the Obama health care bill would ensure the continuation of the easy availability of dietary supplements. This is an absurd notion. The European example tells a very different story. Dietary supplements throughout the EU are rapidly becoming an endangered species (except in the UK which doesn’t care for German control of ANYTHING).

Please take this opportunity to join and support the National Health Federation and purchase Director Scott Tips book on the Codex Alimentarius- Codex Alimentarius: Global Food Imperialism