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FDA Attempting to Regulate Supplements, Herbs as "Drugs"


Health & Wellness  (tags: AlternativeMed, corruption, drugs, government, health, healthcare, nutrition )

Michael
- 2564 days ago - newstarget.com
A new FDA "guidance" document, published on the FDA's website, reveals plans to reclassify virtually all vitamins, supplements, herbs and even vegetable juices as FDA-regulated drugs. Massage oils and massage rocks will be classified as "medical devices



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J S. (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2007, 6:37 pm
When supplements kill or harm as many people as drugs do, then they should think of regulate them. Until that time they should concentrate on making drugs safe. AND ACCEPT THAT KILLING MILLIONS OF EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS DOES NOT HELP MAKE DRUGS SAFE, THEREFORE STOP ALL ANIMAL TESTING.
 

Ziggy Bartholomew (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2007, 6:52 pm
So does this mean Marijuana will now be classified as a drug and not just an Herb? If Marijuana is a drug why aren't pharmaceutical companies manafacturing it?
 

PrimaSICK B. (1275)
Wednesday April 11, 2007, 11:20 pm
This is a bit absurd.... Going way too far.

 

Callie C. (33)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 12:31 am
"medical devices" ... "FDA-regulated drugs" ... what absolute nonsense the FDA are drumming up now. Especially as most doctors are terrified of something outside of their norm (or rather, that is outside of their antiquated medical training) and yet these remedies have been around for millenia!
 

Rebecca S. (160)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 4:10 am
This is just ridiculous. The FDA can't even properly regulate what it is already charged with, let alone adding millions of other substances to the list. I agree wholeheartedly with Judy S that they should be figuring out and implementing ways to STOP ALL ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION instead which will save many more lives than supposed regulation of vitamins and herbs.
 

Rebecca S. (160)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 4:35 am
Folks,

http://www.newstarget.com/021789.html - article talking about it

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/oc/dockets/comments/COMMENTSMain.CFM?EC_DOCUMENT_ID=1451&SUBTYP=CONTINUE&CID=&AGENCY=FDA - direct link to the comments page

We need to fight this thing immediately. The FDA is taking public comment until April 30th. If we don't act on this, places like Covance, the animal testing lab, will have even MORE business coming their way since, as you all know, the FDA demands that all drugs be animal tested!!!!!!!! Please include this as a reason not to permit this to happen as it will serve the purpose of indicating both your displeasure with the proposed changes AND indicate that you don't believe in animal testing.

Be sure to cite Docket No. 2006D-0480. Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration. Tell them you support open access to vitamins, herbs, and supplements, and you do not want CAM to be regulated by the FDA.
 

Rebecca S. (160)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 5:31 am
I've sent an alert about this to all the animal welfare organizations I could think of. If we don't stop this, millions upon millions more animals will be subjected to cruel "research"!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 6:13 am
ok i am not a happy camper this could raise me to violence. i have just about had enough i have emailed the idiots ancd will send a letter to my new york representaitives
thankyou for this i will also download and post in my health food stores for people to get on with in nyc
absolute sheer monstrosity .
 

Joycey B. (750)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 6:15 am
This cannot happen. These people are such morons. They are not concerned about the public. All they care about is how much money they can make. I will do all I can against this. Thanks Michael.
 

Catman P. (923)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 6:21 am
We must do all we can to stop this stupidity.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 6:42 am
As a good friend once said to me, THE WORLD HAS GONE MAD!
 

Alf I. (246)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 9:19 am
This is purely a business move on the FDA's part in conjunction with the big pharmaceuticals who stand to make a lot of money if they can take control of the natural medicines. They MUST be stopped from doing this!
People like me who refuse to buy animal tested products will have nothing! I suppose I could go out and gather my own herbs etc like the witches of yore.....
 

Shane Hennessy (18)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 2:42 pm
www.HealthFreedomUSA.org
go to this link ....seriously go to this link.... this organization has been fighting this fight for decades and knows their stuff......I personally believe (not necessarily the opinion of the organization on the link), but I think this is one of the last major obstacles for those in power attempting to make it complete power and exert a new world order... I beleive this issue has the potential to create very dire consequences for freedom of life......it is a fight worth fighting....
 

Sammantha L. (126)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 3:38 pm
This is beyond stupid, its dangerous.
 

Roseann D. (175)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 3:46 pm
It's the latest ploy to feed more money into the HARMaceutical industry, corrupt doctors, insurance companies and payola for the FDA an org that has already proved they do not act in the public's best interest.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 4:00 pm
We need to wake as many people up as we can in our "sleepwalking" society and fight this and the erosion of the few other true freedoms that so many before us fought, bled and often died to attain. The U.S. has never been a real "democracy" and what democracy we have gained for more people over the past 200 years has been disappearing rapidly as the "ruling elite" and their corporations have succeeded with political cover and economic, trade and foreign policies by the Bush Administration (in particular, but not solely) in implementing a growing "corporatocracy" that now controls most of our government and almost every aspect of our lives both here in the U.S. and worldwide. Until we abolish the long-established disproportionate privilege and power status of corporations, like the huge multi-national pharmaceutical corporations that control the FDA and write their own legislation to give them exclusive power and profit, and all other corporations we will never be "free" as individuals, society or world. They own the politicians of both Democrat and Republican parties and their corrupt political “duopoly” and until we hit big corporations where it will hurt, their "bottom line", nothing will ever change.
 

Michael B. (13)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 4:32 pm
For more info about how the health care industry is under attack see

We Become Silent - The Last Days Of Health Freedom
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=451097355502728465

International award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller of Well TV announced the release of a new documentary about the threat to medical freedom of choice. 'We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom' details the ongoing attempts by multinational pharmaceutical interests and giant food companies — in concert with the WTO, the WHO and others — to limit the public’s access to herbs, vitamins and other therapies.

'We Become Silent’ is narrated by Dame Judi Dench, the noted UK actress who has won multiple Golden Globe awards, an Oscar, and a Tony for her on-stage work, in addition to dozens of other honors throughout her prestigious career.
 

Steph C Bunny (329)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 5:02 pm
This is great news. Too many quacks are robbing the gullible and the desperate with their snake oil and unsubstantiated claims. If the homeopathy pushers are so convinced of the power of their watered down concoctions, one would think that they would welcome the free publicity. Yay!
 

Jennie B. (14)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 6:35 pm
I have mixed feelings about this. If I thought they were doing this for the right reasons; to save the public from being hurt by herbal supplements that might be dangerous I might support it; however, I don't trust that this is why they are doing this. And I want to know HOW they plan to Test these herbal drugs for safety. What is the plan? And will they tell the public or proceed to carry on like they do now with secrecy and against the health of many animals and still releasing drugs that are unsafe based on how much the pharmaceutical companies can make (make that profits w/a Capital P) rather than human safety and efficacy. Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 7:09 pm
If you go to the web page suggested by Shane www.HealthFreedomUSA.org and watch the video on Codex you will see where this is all coming from. There is also a petition that can be signed regarding this issue but only by US citizens.

Thanks Shane for the eye opener. Didn't finish watching the video it is long and involved and I need to watch it again. This is big.

I need to ask this question though, if this comes through, it would mean business' will close down and lose of billions of dollars involved with this industries and lots of tax dollars as well. So can they really afford to do this?
 

Chris R. (0)
Thursday April 12, 2007, 10:28 pm
all those crazy people need to be fired!
 

Evelyn J. (0)
Friday April 13, 2007, 12:17 am
I cannot believe this is happening in America...this is crazy! This is going way too far!
 

Rebecca S. (160)
Friday April 13, 2007, 3:38 am
Steph C,

I'd much rather have some gullible people...who have a CHOICE, by the way...lose some money than have MILLIONS UPONS MILLIONS OF ANIMALS BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED for the animal testing that will be required if the FDA takes this over. If people are too damn dumb to do their own research on this stuff, too bad, but innocent animals don't deserve to die over it. And I wholeheartedly agree that it is a power grab by the ruling elite and Big Pharma to take over all remedies so they can 1) control us and 2) make billions more in profits.

It is totally bogus. Especially when the FDA does such a stellar job now. After all, they handled Vioxx, Paxil, Serevent and a myriad of other drugs oh-so-well thus far, haven't they? Now, they are having problems with Lunesta and that other sleeping drug that they passed along to the sheeple without warning of dangerous side effects. Do we really think they'll do better with anything else?? I think not!!
 

Susanne S. (12)
Friday April 13, 2007, 7:07 am
Here is another link to read about Codex Genocide yes Genocide. WHO Food Safety and Nutrition Guy has vast background in electromagic radiation and Chaired last Codex meeting. They said is was ok to add Nitrates to our organic food that can cause cancer. Need Congress to set up FDA oversight hearings.
http://www.nocodexgenocide.com/nocodexgenocide.html
 

Theresa Chartrand (67)
Friday April 13, 2007, 9:06 am
What is wrong with the FDA,this needs to be stopped.Wheres the petition site? TEST ON CONVICTS NOT ANIMALS!!!
 

Steph C Bunny (329)
Friday April 13, 2007, 9:25 am
Rebeca: "Sheeple" That's so clever. I love it!
The way that some folks feel about "big pharma," that's exactly my sentiments when it comes to the rise of quackery!
 

Carol Knapp (123)
Friday April 13, 2007, 9:27 am
Time to gather seeds, if they are going to regulate herbs as drugs then we just need to grow our own!!!
 

Brenda R. (6)
Friday April 13, 2007, 10:28 am
I read on Care2 that this was going to happen sooner or later. This is the worst thing that can happen. I love herbs and use them for overall health for me and my family. I read that this is the job of Codex. This is some sort of organization that was formed to be able to control the food eventually that we all eat. Everyone has to open there eyes to this. This is a major problem. And its all about money and supply and demand. No herbs, more drugs. Bad news, really bad. We all have to try our best to stop this from happening. I really hate this FDA. And they are up to something sticky that smells really bad.
 

Michael Angel (58)
Friday April 13, 2007, 10:49 am
This is a nonsense but has been on the cards for years because the FDA is stupid.

What the USA needs is a system like the German one which seems to work OK for herbs.

What does the American Botanical Council think of this FDA move?

Then the FDA can do something useful and start monitoring and regulating the 40,000 man-made chemicals floating around in our air, water and soil.
 

Callie C. (33)
Friday April 13, 2007, 11:37 am
Well said Michael A "Then the FDA can do something useful and start monitoring and regulating the 40,000 man-made chemicals floating around in our air, water and soil." ... couldn't agree with you more! Although I come from the other side of the pond, the UK will still follow suite with whatever the FDA managed to weasel through ... what IS this world coming to? Give me herbs and quackery over back-hander "medical practitioners" any day of the week - at least they've worked one me, where 14 years of "medical intervention" failed! (I just love that term, "Sheeple" ... fabulous, Rebecca!)
 

Suzanna Letsitallgo (6)
Friday April 13, 2007, 1:45 pm
Shoot if they pass laws to outlaw vitamins, I will have to become a criminal. I depend on my supplements. I went to the site recommended by Shane above, www.HealthFreedomUSA.org and signed a petition. I urge all of you to do so. They also have places to write your congressmen.
 

Suzanna Letsitallgo (6)
Friday April 13, 2007, 1:45 pm
Shoot if they pass laws to outlaw vitamins, I will have to become a criminal. I depend on my supplements. I went to the site recommended by Shane above, www.HealthFreedomUSA.org and signed a petition. I urge all of you to do so. They also have places to write your congressmen.
 

Joani Fontana (3)
Friday April 13, 2007, 3:08 pm
Friday April 13 2007, 3:00
You know God made a cure for everything, all we need is already here and most of our herbs and vitamins are naturally made from what God has provided for us, we just have to educate ourselfs. People are used to running for prescription drugs which some can be more harmful than good in the long run.To name vitamins, herbs and supplements as drugs is absurd. The FDA needs to find something better to do with their time.
 

William Torres (21)
Friday April 13, 2007, 4:32 pm
like everything good the goverment want to put their hands on to turn it bad , more expensive and all kind of nonsense we have bigger problems , impeach bush , end the war , fix the enviroment , solve the illegal immigration crisis , improve education , the list goes on and on and they are worried about what we been taking for ever ! please go to work we are watching im going to send them an email and they should also be investigated how many drugs they have given the go ahead and then they kill people then the fda needs to be investigated and like fema needs to go under revision and restructure
 

Steinar Torrissen (95)
Friday April 13, 2007, 5:05 pm
that sound stupid...
 

Robert Negut (1)
Friday April 13, 2007, 5:10 pm
But of course, seen it coming... What's scarier for me is that as far as I know the EU already adopted it, with effects as of 2010, and with Romania just joining I see a lot rushed compliance in order to kiss the right butts... Just another case of the rich just caring about their own pockets, and therefore needing to do something about the fact that patents for the most widely used drugs are expiring soon...
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 13, 2007, 5:17 pm
This is the agency that has approved cloning animals for food, genetic engineering of corn (which was rejected by the entire rest of the world but still done here), has allowed Aspertain & Trans-fat to be a part of all of our diets. Essentially the FDA is responsible for most of our health problems, and now they want to take away our supplements? Everyone needs to post comments on the FDA website that was posted above. Everyone needs to raise cain with their lawmakers. But most of all, get your gardens busy people! Hibiscus flowers is a huge source of Vitamin C (when brewed into tea) Echinecea flowers are beautiful and healthful too.
I wonder how the rich will keep getting richer when they've literally killed off the working class?
 

Jacolin S. (261)
Friday April 13, 2007, 6:04 pm
I found the actual docket located below and the files included. The submitter is SHUREN, JEFFREY . It contains 2 files which were filed on 02/26/07. NAD1 from the FDA is in htm form http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/E7-3259.htm and pdf form http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/E7-3259.pdf

GDL1 is submitted by the Federal Government in pdf form
http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/06d-0480-gld0001.pdf

US Food and Drug Administration docket
http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/06d0480/06d0480.htm

Public comments to the FDA are open until 04/30/07
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/oc/dockets/comments/COMMENTSMain.CFM?EC_DOCUMENT_ID=1451&SUBTYP=CONTINUE&CID=&AGENCY=FDA

Be sure to mention Docket: 2006D-0480 -
Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration; Availability

It's time for ALL of us to go to work and get our petitions going.
 

Jacolin S. (261)
Friday April 13, 2007, 6:44 pm
This is the comment I submitted today :

Docket: [2006D-0480] This is one of the most appalling, ridiculous, childlike dockets I have seen in my lifetime. We need the FDA to monitor serious issues, not miniscule trivial items the human races have been using and have been readily available for centuries and I do mean centuries. Is the government not receiving enough monies that you have to stoop sooo... low? I agree that there "might" (note it is a small might) be a few products that should be watched such as those which are basically scam products that deceive the consumer in advocating miracles, but definitely not everything you have listed in this docket. This docket should be burned in the trash. My advice to your department is to do your research first, find your facts conclusively, then draft your docket and present it. Until then, the garbage can is awaiting your arrival !!
 

Nancy Vernand (187)
Friday April 13, 2007, 11:36 pm
I WILL DIE IF NOT KEPT ON THE SUPPLEMENTS I MUST TAKE EVERY DAY. DOCTOR MEDICINE AFFECTS MY LIVER AND I INTEND TO LIVE!! THE RICH DRUG COMPANIES HAVE POWER AND LOTS OF ILL-GOTTEN MONEY AND ARE BEHIND THIS. THERE ARE CURES AVAILIBLE NOW TO COMPLETY CURE SOME ILLNESSES BUT THE FDA HOLD BACK APROVING THEM. TOO MUCH MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS..LILY, MERCK, ETC.

ALE
 

Rod Gesner (66)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 1:14 am
Imagine The Size of the Prisons That They ae gonna Need ! ! The new Crime Possesion of Cinnamon and Drug Paraphenalia: (a Baking Dish); Drug Sales: ( a bundle of Flowers); Praccticing Medicine Without a Liscence: (Giving a Friend A cup of Tea); Drug Manufacturing While in possesion Of a Weapon: (Harvesting Herbs In Your Garden); Criminal Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Drugs: ( a Coop Garden & Farmers Market) Armed revolutionary: ( Hunter/Gatherer/PlantForager ) and Drug Kingpin: ( Organic Farmer OR Healthfood Store Owner ) ! !
 

Michael Perrine (0)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 3:08 am
This is not only a plan to regulate what we can do to preserve our heath. Nor is it only a way to channel additional money into the coffers of BigPharma. This is just one more move toward the long-term GLOBAL DEPOPULATION plan. Of course they (the global elite) want to suck us dry in the process of eliminating us. This is not a simple issue of health freedom. This is a matter of survival! By the way, if the honeybees keep dying off at the present rate, we won't have to worry about any of this. Einstein said that if the honeybee were to go extinct, that humans would follow within 4 years. Food for thought...
 

Cal W. (37)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 3:38 am
As Jonie said, The FDA needs to find something better to do with their time. Like maybe checking the wheat glutin which is being imported from China and is killing Hundreds of pets? And they want to regulate rocks as health devices, how are they going to test THEM, by throwing them at the animals?,and what about all those Trillions of rocks around railroad track ties, are they going to have be inspected? I don't understand, dubya, he cuts the buget of the consumer safety division thereby allowing Millions of unsafe/poison products to be imported from China but wants to regulate herbs that we can grow in our own yards, in our own country? Our government has gone insane !!
 

Callie C. (33)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 4:45 am
The FDA just seem hell-bent on destroying civilisation ... when I came across this link on the latest FDA idiocy, my heart sank way beyond my feet:
http://www.care2.com/news/member/820914710/348096
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 6:12 am
Regulation actually hurts pharmaceutical companies and the 100's of supplement companies that sell supplements and virtually lie about non-existent benefits of many supplements. This does NOT put money in their pockets. It is in the interest of the concumer to know exactly what they are buying and whether there is truth in advrtising for supplements.

Unregulated supplments means that a pharmaceutical company can put anything in a supplment and claim it has vitamins in it when it doesn't. I think its long overdue to create standards for supplements, that they must contain what have they say on the bottle, in the exact amounts they say on the bottle.

As is some supplements even contains lead in them. This should be out lawed and regulated to asure the public that there is no lead in a supplement.

Also, supplements today can make all kinds of wonderful claims that have never been proven or often have been proven to be false by scientific research. Also, many herbs and minerals in hgh doses are actually very harmful for human concumption.

I think its a mispreception that doctors aren't interested in supplements and such. I have had many doctors recommend different kinds of treatment but never suggest I take a supplement or herb that has scientific evidence behind it that it is useless or harmful.

Remember, a doctor's first pledge is to do no harm.

 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 6:33 am
In fact, The Natural Solutions Foundation is another example of a supplement company that lies about benefits of the supplements and products they sell and uses wording that hugely magnifies any benefit of a supplement that is not supported by published scientific studies! And in many cases proven by clinical trials NOT to have any benefits!

I know this because I throughly researched many of their supplements and was very dismayed to find that The Natural Solutions Foundation is one more company that virtually steals money from the public by selling 'snake oil'!!! Do not waste your money on anything from The Natural Soultions Foundation!

I sent them an email about this an never got a response. This causes me to suspect anything they say about
the future of supplement regulation.

Sure they are upset about supplement regulation because it would effect their pockets! They could no longer make money by making false claims. You can bet they know this!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 6:39 am
"the Natural Solutions Foundation is a “network of networks” created to disseminate the facts, challenges and triumphs in our shared battle to protect, preserve and defend our right to make our own health choices based on what we, not the government, believe are the best choices for ourselves"

This is a big fat lie!! They do the opposite by lying and making false health claims to sell supplements and herbs! Sure they want freedom to say anything about their products in ordert to sell them!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 6:43 am
I think the most important thing is "TRUTH IN ADVERTISING" and that includes the Natural Solutions Foundation which they seem to think they are exempt from!
 

Linda D. (41)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 8:59 pm
The FDA does more harm than good. They such hypocrits. They want all the power to heal closely controlled by Big Pharma and doctors and hospitals, who are all business people and make their money off of sick people, not healthy people who are able to take care of themselves. I don't care what they do. I am not going to stop having a herb garden. Anything natural and healthy will be outlawed. They're gunning for alternative medicine big time because people are being helped and healed and it's cutting into profits of the medical establishment. When raw fruit juice, green tea, massage oil, and a pile of rocks are considered dangerous and restricted from public consumption, except dispensed by a doctor, our society is in big trouble. What gets me is they're so concerned about something being a medical device because it touches a person's body, but they ignore dental mercury amalgams or nickel chromium crowns as being medical devices even though they are permanently affixed to the inside of a person's mouth and can wreak havoc with their overall health. Dentistry is considered off limits by the FDA and dentists have carte blanche to do what they want, even concealing what material they are using and passing off nickel alloys as high noble metal for a slightly higher profit, and refusing to give a copy of the lab invoice and prescription to the patient, which is covered by HIPAA, who says they are indeed entitled to this information and any document with their name of it.

I went to the site, but in order to comment you have to fill out a page with all your personal information on an unencrypted page. So it would probably be best to just do it the old fashioned way and write them a short, polite letter telling them you are opposed to Docket No. 2006D-0480 and want the freedom to choose a lifestye and products that will keep you healthy.

You might want to contact the FDA and let them know what you think of the proposed guidelines. Make sure to include the docket # (No. 2006D-0480) with your comments. You can write to them at:

Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305)
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

Or you can shorten the process and comment online.

 

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 9:04 pm
Is there anything left in the Bu$h government that isn't for $ale?
 

Lucky N. (165)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 9:28 pm
they should use their brains & money on something important - like enforcing animal cruelty laws
 

Veronique P. (99)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 9:41 pm
This is big Pharma again. By the way the FDA is run by the same people who want you to accept cloned animals food, RbGh Monsanto milk and Genetically Modified tomatoes. Am I missing something here? I don't trust these ass.... one minute. This article is excellent at pointing at what happened with Vioxx. And this is just an example. There are other horror stories out there. How many horror stories exist of vitamins poisining?
 

Jeanne A. (30)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 10:32 pm
Something else for the Gov't to get their hands on to make it more expensive than it is ! As if, these things aren't expensive enough ? Sounds like the FDA is trying to justify their existence, again. They should be accurate on the things they already are handling. They just about "Bungle" everything they are responsible for ! They can't even control the prescriptions they approve before they're marketed, many have to die, or suffer disease,first. The FDA, as well as, alot of Gov't Agencies are a mess and we spend time signing Petitions, to make them correct the error of their ways. FDA, stay out of our vitamins and herbal medications. Surely, you'll mess that one up, too !
 

Jeanne A. (30)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 10:42 pm
I forgot to mention, yes it's about money and pharmaceutical profiteering. Yes,
spend Gov't innociative and money on "Justice for All" ! Including "animal cruelty laws", which weak and the speechless are not being heard !
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 11:11 pm
Plan B

Via Tapped, one for the gobsmacked files:

The Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America are suing the FDA over the agency's approval of Plan B emergency contraception for over-the-counter sale. Their complaint? The FDA's decision was politically motivated.

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE: A smart person points to excellent Plan B background info here.

 

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday April 14, 2007, 11:49 pm
Durbin on FDA response to pet food scandal: "inexcusable"

The FDA is little more than a pathetic excuse and hollow shell of it's former self. The organization believes its mission is to protect business interests instead of protecting citizens from harmful food both for human consumption as well as for the pets that we love.

The unexpected appearance of the Appropriations Committee Chairman, Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.), drove home the message that the issue is one that matters deeply to millions.

In rambling but heartfelt statements and queries, Byrd discussed his Shih Tzu, whom his late wife named Trouble, he said, and whom he calls Baby. The dog often spends his day at the Senate.

"As a pet owner and dog-lover, I join with many millions of Americans in anxiously hoping I didn't poison my dog with a special snack or serving of food," said the Senate's most senior member.

I think plenty of Americans share the same sentiment as Senator Byrd. It's time for serious change at the FDA.


Labels: consumer protection, FDA

 

Geoff NO MAIL PLEASE (172)
Sunday April 15, 2007, 2:39 am
Idiots!
 

Alf I. (246)
Sunday April 15, 2007, 3:48 am
In answer to Jennie B's question, they will test them the same way they test conventional drugs. On animals!!! We all know how useless and dangerous that is! It will also increase vivisection astronomically!!
 

Maggie G. (102)
Sunday April 15, 2007, 5:06 am
Yeah, this is all about business and not about safety. Obviously the FDA isn't really able to provide much safety since they keep pushing through drugs that kill people and make them sick despite their oh-so-necessary animal testing. Ugh. Well I submitted my comment to the FDA. Hope they love what I had to say ;-)
 

Jean M. (143)
Sunday April 15, 2007, 6:38 am
The FDA has enough problems regulating and making safe the drugs that are already on the market, The pharma/Drs. lobby is one of the most powerful in the congress. They are not happy with the piece of the pie that they now control, if they are able to get this accomplished they will make more money and be able to apply more pressure. ITS NOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH FOLKS, ITS ABOUT MONEY!!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD IN THE CONGRESS!!!!!
 

Marilyn K. (48)
Sunday April 15, 2007, 6:55 am
Spread the word! Tell everyone in your Circle of Influence, professionals, alternative practitioners, nutrient and herb companies, everyone! Let them know how important their participation is to make sure the FDA backs off from this repressive course.
This is the addy for making comments to the Fda... they have the comment set up and you can alter it to suit you , then autosend

Please share this link with them and urge them to take action: http://tinyurl.com/2u7ghc

 

. (0)
Sunday April 15, 2007, 7:37 am
You said it Jean M it's about money and power.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 15, 2007, 8:51 am

"BUSINESS IS BUSINESS". ˇˇˇˇMONEY, MONEY, MONEY!!!!! IT IS ALL THAT THOSE PEOPLE CARE ABOUT.
SAD BUT TRUE REALITY.............
 

Andy M. (72)
Sunday April 15, 2007, 11:57 am
Lets hope this disaster can be stopped.
 

Glenda Stunz (66)
Sunday April 15, 2007, 10:28 pm
Add this huge mistake to the reasons to IMPEACH
 

Nuraini A. (41)
Monday April 16, 2007, 12:57 am
LOL!!! so when are they going to regulate food as medicine? :D you know, as substances consumed in order to prevent death?

i know some people may say, if certain things are truly effective, then there's no need to worry about testing. yes, but scientific testing voluntarily done by institutions. if you need to have a license that says your product is safe (even if it's a no-brainer like juice, or a rock) - which is a different thing from whether it works - then you have to pay in order to obtain the license, i.e. in order to have the testing done. only big companies can afford the fees to obtain these licenses and pay for testing for everything that they sell. so this is, i believe, what is meant when some people say certain things will be regulated out of the market...

as an aside, if something doesn't do what it's promised to do - like bogus machines etc. - couldn't you just sue or complain under some kind of trade or advertising law?
 

Liz sands (76)
Monday April 16, 2007, 8:50 am
noted thanks
 

Susan F. (116)
Monday April 16, 2007, 9:55 am
Noted and forwarded! This is preposterous! Its about time they started thinking about more important
matters. Vitamins, supplements? They need a reality check-a total re-focus on perhaps trying to con-
centrate on what really should be regulated. They are doing this for the wrong reasons and guess
who will be getting richer in all likelihood? The drug companies, of course-as though they aren't
drowning in an abundance of cash now!
 

Lisbeth M. (33)
Monday April 16, 2007, 12:08 pm
Taken care of. This has to stop. I say no more experiments on any animals whatsoever.This is a sick industry.I hope that our actions will enlighten them as to how a lot of people think about their caluss ways. Just for profits. this realy is sick. Lots of love and light from lisbeth in Denmark
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday April 16, 2007, 1:05 pm
What really should be regulated? How about the prescription drugs they take "payoffs" fro BIG PHARMA to push thru for approval before the drugs are adequately tested???

No, no, of course not, let's distract everyone and regulate vitamins and food supplements ...which help people stay healthy so they don't need to buy prescription drugs.

 

David Cromie (6)
Monday April 16, 2007, 7:01 pm
Ziggy is right to pose the question. Phytochemicals, or the active principals in herbs, are in fact drugs, Indeed many modern, and not so modern, drugs are derived from herbs, The most well known example is 'aspirin' (acetylsalicylic acid), which is an analgetic and febrifuge, being the synthetic version of the active ingredient in willow bark. Salicin was extracted, originally, from the Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria, syn. Spirća ulmaria) and then from the Willow (Salix) bark, and used since ancient times for medical treatment. There are some dangerous herbs around, and their use is not recommended by the uninitiated, even St John's Wort can have devasting effects when it interacts with other drugs, and there are certain herbs which pregnant women should avoid. That being said, there is no reason why it should not be possible to mark the packaging of all herbs with clear warnings of the possible side effects and dangers (contra-indications) of their usage, including the likely problems of over-use. Examples of highly toxic phytochemicals, would be Ergot and Digitalis, both of which are widely used to good effect in conventional medicine. How about penicillin, like ergot, derived from a natural mould growth? So you see, it is not so straightforward as one might assume. Many of the herbal remedies sold in health shops are so benign in use that it is only the 'placebo effect' that accounts for their efficacy, if any. There is no reason why herbal preparations could not be the subject of scientific medical research, such as in a double-blind study, but bearing in mind the placebo caveat, since we are dealing with people. Here in the UK, such research is, in fact, on-going. On the question of vitamins and minerals, there is a vast amount of reported findings in the literature, and much more agreement about their use. It should be bourn in mind that there is not a 'pill' for every ill, any more than there is a herb for every ill.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday April 16, 2007, 9:16 pm
Homeopathy is very popular in Europe ... and especially in Germany ... also, Queen Elizabeth only uses naturopaths ... and homeopathic remedies.
 

David Cromie (6)
Tuesday April 17, 2007, 4:21 am
Homeopathy would appear to be a modern form of the Mediaeval idea of 'identities'. Although this treatment has been much studied and no intrinsic benefits found, it would seem that the claimed benefits are due entirely to the placebo effect. This has not deterred many people from resorting to homeopathy, for obvious reasons. In other words, if you believe something is going to do you good, then it probably will. ALL successful medical treatments depend on this, to a great extent, and this is a good example of the power of mind over matter. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, died at the age of 101, and she was fuelled on gin, mostly, it was claimed!! So the fact that Elizabeth II uses homeopathy is no recommendation, one way or the other.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday April 17, 2007, 4:04 pm
David, Homeopathy is only one "branch" of alternative medicine; while the placebo effect can work, homeopaths also use many herbs which have medicinal properties. I use them myself, as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine formulas recommended by my acupuncturist.

I don't take western medicine's prescription drugs; too many side effects and too many "pay offs" to speed the drugs to approval by FDA's crooked officials who go to work for BIG PHARMA once they leave government "service."

"Energy Medicine" is our next frontier ....

DO NOT, any one of your, try to tell me that we are not "energy beings"...

LOL!
 

David Cromie (6)
Tuesday April 17, 2007, 6:34 pm
Indeed we are energy beings, and the mitochondria are the source. Unfortunately, as I get older the less efficient those mitochondria seem to become!!
I know that homeopathy is only one branch of medicine. Note: I do not use the term 'alternative' since I believe that ANYTHING that cures is, de facto, medicine. On the question of synthesised/chemical drugs, it is a sad fact that the side effects can be worse, in some cases, than the presenting problem, termed iatrogenic disease.
I suspect it is the case that if the FDA get their hands on the other branches of medicine, then cure will take secoind place to profit. There is no need for herbal remedies to be tested on animals, so do not worry about that. Millions of people take such preparations every day, and no doubt there would be enough volunteer subjects for as many trials as any researcher would ever want.
In the UK we have the Brit, Herbal Medicine Association, who conduct trials and publish their findings in the Brit. Herbal Compendium, as well as publishing the Brit. Herbal Pharmacopoeia, the last (as yet incomplete), 4th edition, of which was published in 1996. As well as this Association, there is the European Scientific Co-operative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP), who publish the European Phytojournal, and their site is to be found at:
www.ex.ac.uk/phytojournal. The American Botanical Council is also a member of the co-operative. Here in the UK, as in America, herbal/naturopath remedies are big business, and I feel that people are paying far too much for their herbs and vitamins. This is where regulation is needed, as well to rid the scene of charlatans and quacks who prey on vulnerable people, some even claiming to have cures for cancer. How sick is that!!
Ok, time for bed, once more, so I will stop ranting.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday April 17, 2007, 7:50 pm
David, BIG PHARMA conducts "clinical trials" overseas, in third world countries, so they can control the "results" ... it's cheaper and more advantageous for hte corporations.

Have you seen THE CONSTANT GARDENER? A film about BIG PHARMA exploiting people in third world countries.

Yes, people are paying for their herbs, but they pay at least 100 times more for prescription drugs; and insurance companies won't reimburse if you visit an alternative medicine practitioner rather than an M.D. ... at least here in the U$A.

A friend and I were doing some research on some new "Nutaceutical" companies ... probably "branches" of shell corporations that dispense prescription drugs; but they have reformulated TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) formulas, that I can pay $3-$8 for in Chinatown ... and they are charging $15-$30 for the same formula ... it's packaged differently, of course, and has FDA approval.

What made me smile was thelaw firm's filing on the "formula" referred to the fact that the formula has been in existnece in the Chinese Pharmacology book, for hundreds of years ... they used that to get "their formula" (which they 'borrowed' from TCM) approved by the FDA so they could charge 5x the TCM price!

Corporate greed in action.
 

David Cromie (6)
Wednesday April 18, 2007, 6:34 am
Chinese herbal medicine has been around for at least 4,000 years (some claim 6,000), while the first Indian herbal, the Atharva-Veda, was written about 3,200 years ago.

BIG PHARMA not only use the poor of the third world as guinea pigs, they sell them drugs which have been banned as non-efficacious, or even dangerous, in the West. That is the real criminality of their actions in their quest for profit. As if this were not enough, they have even patented human genetic materials, stolen from their experimental subjects.
 

David Cromie (6)
Wednesday April 18, 2007, 6:52 am
Here in the UK, because we have a National Health Service, prescription drugs are ALL priced the same, no matter what the 'true' cost, which latter is paid by the government to the manufacturer. Occasionally a pharmaceutical rip-off is detected, and the company is forced to pay back the money. In the end, it is the tax-payers who foot the bill for the National Health Service, but I would rather that than have private practice doctors/hospitals become fat-cats at the expense of the ill and the sick. Pensioners do not pay for National Health medical, opthalmic, or dental prescriptions. Here in Wales, the Welsh Assembly (ie, regional parliament for Wales) has dropped prescription charges for everyone, just last week!!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 18, 2007, 6:30 pm
very dangerous,rather bizarre to me. this MUST be stopped at all costs. thanks for the post
 

Rev Shoop (5)
Thursday April 19, 2007, 1:49 pm
This is a clear example of how "Big Brother" thinks he is looking out for the little people. The problem is that our Big Brother (in this case the United States Government) has been motivated by selfishness and greed for way too many years now. I'll pray that OUR FATHER will have some influence over the misguidence of our brothers and do his best to restore and protect the true freedom of choice that HE intended for all his people to enjoy.

I PRAY for forgiveness to all those people blinded by the smoke and mirrors that have been placed in their way by the profit mongerers and controller of the innocent who just want to live naturally and freely as GOD intended. We were supposed to be "One Nation Under God" and I am sure that our founding fathers are rolling over in their graves at the realization that this wonderful idea of a FREE society has failed to stand the test of time.

I PRAY that one day the PROHIBITION being enacted upon all the people of the world will one day end and all the people of this great planet Earth we share will CHOOSE to live by the laws given to them by GOD and Nature and not a bunch of greedy corporate figureheads and political puppets who can't see the evil of their ways.

AMEN
 

David Cromie (6)
Thursday April 19, 2007, 5:38 pm
I would endorse the comment above, from Thomas Markham. The state of affairs he outlines applies to most countries in the West, to a greater or lesser extent. It is, in fact, a description of global capitalism, while the Trades Unions have now been bought off, and are thoroughly 'corporatist' in their thinking. While Bush seems. to some observers, to be fighting a 'colonial' war in the Middle East, the real war is an economic war for colonial domination of those parts of the world where economic gain is the aim. To this end, non-pliant rulers must be replaced with puppet regimes who will do the controlling by proxy. It does not seem to be working out quite the way the neocons had 'planned' for Iraq, at present, but Bush is determined to have one last 'surge'. Had he not antagonised the whole Arab world against him, in his arrogance, he might have got away with it, at least for the forseeable future. Totalitarian regimes are defined by their wish to control everything on behalf of the political elites, so it is no surprise that the FDA would like to get its claws into another lucrative domestic market, or that other elites would also like to corner the oil market abroad. After all, it cost them a lot of money to 'elect' Bush and his gang, so they want their money's worth.
 

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nurith k. (93)
Friday April 20, 2007, 1:52 pm
Ask the congress to make a committee of inquiery to find out if the fda and it's members are corrupted by big pharma, and then kick them out of their jobs, i mean, these people get paid by your taxes, so you should be able to do something about them, make a call to all care2 members, to all natural health organisations, to all organic living organisations, to all organic farmers and communities, to all animal lovers, etc, etc, to raise money to fund a trial against the fda, i bet you'll get more money than the whole fda gets paid for a year and then sue them !!!!
 

GoChi Gal (1)
Sunday April 22, 2007, 10:48 pm
Come on people wake up!
The FDA is lying to us

Consider the popular heartburn drug Propulsid.
In March 1998, after dozen of pt died and more than 100 pt suffered serious heart problems after taking the drug, the FDA told the drug company they were considering banning it from use by children, who seemed to be at greater risk for serious complications. Rather than instituting the ban, the government and the company negotiated new warnings for the drug's label.

2yrs later, as reports of heart problems and deaths mounted, Johnson & Johnson continued defending the safety of Propulsid until a government hearing threated to draw attention to the drug's mostly hidden record. Only then was the drug w/drawn from the market, even though sales continued to top $1 billion, meaning the company reaped an additional $2 billion in sales while the drug was under a cloud. A survey that year found about 20% of the babies in neonatial intensive care units were being given the drug.

That evidence, peiced together from corporate and government documents obtained by the NY Times, provided an indepth view of a pharmaceutical company trying to save a lucrative drug in the face of growing proof of harmful side effects. Among the documents was proof of lawsuits agains Johnson & Johnson showing the company did not conduct safety studies urged by federal regulator and their own consultants that may have headed off the disastrous results of taking Propulsid.

Even more revealing, our watch dog agency, the US food & Drug Administration, did not disclose company research casting doubt on Propulsid's effectiveness against digestive disorders it was being used to treat. Despite these public warnings aobut Propulsid, much of the conversation between the company and regulator remained private while the drug was used.

According to the documents obtained by the Tiimes, government regulators did start to press Johnson & Johnson executives when evidence munted that propulsid could interfere w/the heart's electrical system. But physicians and the public were never mdae aware of the depth of the agency's concerns.

2yrs ago, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay up to $90 million to settle lawsuits eventually involving claims that 300 people died and as many as 16,000 were injured from taking Propulsid. Unfortunately, the news didn't generate the headlines we saw when Baltimore Orioles' pitcher Steve Bechler died at just 23 after undigested ephedra was found in his stomach.

You can google Propulsid lawsuit or anything to do w/that med. Geezzzz I bet there are alot more out there too. Vioxx,
No, I absolutely do not put my faith in the FDA.
__________________________________________________________________________

I should have the right to control my own health and health care. I want CAM (Complementary and Alternative Modalities) to be freely available to those that choose it.
My step mother is spending over $1000 a month on her health on meds. She has decided recently to stop, they just cannot afford it. She is turning to CAM. It's your Phamaceuticals that are making the money off of us. Don't you know that USA has the poorest health systems around. It is your pham. that are lying to people. The FDA is not taking care of us. Now look at where FDA gets there money????

Quote
"But there are also areas where the United States lags. The United States has the largest national debt, an astonishing $8.6 trillion, and the U.S. unemployment rate is higher than 38 other countries, including Japan, Switzerland, and Mexico.

In the realm of health, the United States leads in terms of citizens having access to clean water and sanitation facilities. But the United States also spends more money on health care than any country -- $5,700 per person per year, and a full 15 percent of our gross domestic product."
And in spite of this:

43 countries have more doctors per capita
49 have more hospital beds per capita
33 have a lower infant death rate
28 have a lower maternal death rate
29 have a higher life expectancy for women, and 27 for men
Parade.com January 14, 200
 

Rebecca S. (160)
Monday April 23, 2007, 1:57 am
Don't forget that one of the reasons we end up with bad drugs is directly related to using the sorely outdated method of testing using animal models instead of human clinical trials and cellular testing, etc. Time and time and time again, we end up with bad drugs on the market because human testing is incomplete before marketing and sales begin as they base those decisions on animal test results.
 

misty r. (20)
Saturday May 12, 2007, 2:18 am
TOTAL CR@P!!
PEOPLE HAVE TO STAND UP TO THIS!!
WHAT WILL THEY DO NEXT MAKE THE PRICES OF FRUITS AND VEGGIES GO SKY ROCKETING?
MAYBE THEY WILL MAKE FRUIT AND VEGGIE JUICES BY PRESCRIPTION ONLY?????
AND THEN THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXCUSE TO ABUSE ANIMALS!
 

Michael Angel (58)
Saturday May 12, 2007, 2:27 am
Grow and harvest and prepare your own.
IIt's cheaper and you know what you are getting and no one can stop you
 

Aimee L. (22)
Friday May 18, 2007, 9:40 am
The website does not seem to be allowing me to add a comment to the FDA comment docket. I would imagine it is because the comment is against the banning of food.
 

Veronique P. (99)
Sunday May 20, 2007, 12:38 pm
This extract is from SEEDS OF DECEPTION by JEFFREY M. SMITH:
>>
 

Veronique P. (99)
Sunday May 20, 2007, 12:39 pm
This extract is from SEEDS OF DECEPTION by JEFFREY M. SMITH:
 

Veronique P. (99)
Sunday May 20, 2007, 12:40 pm
This extract is from SEEDS OF DECEPTION by JEFFREY M. SMITH:
On July 18, 1991, Douglas Archer, deputy director of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, sat before a congressional committee to give the agency's official version of the EMS incident (in which hundreds of people became extremely sick over a Prescription medication containing GMO components). Observers familiar with the FDA's pro-biotech bias were waiting to see how Archer was going to present this sensitive issue of genetically entineered L-tryptophan to the lawmakers. They knew the FDA was DETERMINTED TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF GMO POLICY, and that the agency did not want Congress to step in to draft new laws. Rather, the FDA was developing its own PRO-INDUSTRY POLICY based on food laws written prior to genetic engineering. The observers waited... and waited... and waited. Nothing. There was not a single mention of genetic engineering in Archer's testimony.
Certainly Archer knew about the genetically engineered bacteria (in fact, in 2001, when the author mentioned to a former FDA employee that the FDA representative speaking before Congress about L-Tryptophan failed to mention that it was genetically modified, she said she found that hard to believe. "Everyone in the agency knew it was genetically altered", she said). But instead of risking public condemnation of genetic engineering and congressional meddling, Archer used the opportunity to advance the FDA's own agenda. In his overview, he stated: "The L-tryptophan/EMS incident that is the focus of this hearing, and especially the SUFFERING AND DEATH OF THOSE WHO USED THE PRODUCTS in question, demonstrate the dangers inherent in the various health fraud schemes that are being perpetrated upon segments of the American public."
Why did the FDA choose to target "health fraud schemes?" Archer said in his testimony that "there was an agency desire TO CLOSELY REGULATE THE ADDITION OF ALL VITAMIN, MINERAL, AND AMINO ACIDS USED IN FOODS, INCLUDING DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS." By making L-tryptophan the enemy, the FDA was able to use it as a scapegoat to justify that FOOD SUPPLEMENTS WERE DANGEROUS AND NEEDED REGULATION. In fact, the FDA had already tried to stop L-tryptophan from being sold over-the-counter.
CONGRESS HAS NOT COOPERATED WITH THE FDA'S DESIRE TO REGULATE AND RESTRICT SUPPLEMENTS. In 1976, Congress passed the Proxmire Amendment, which prevented the FDA from putting a limit on the potency of a vitamin or mineral supplement based on what the agency "considered to be rational or useful." In his testimony, Archer seemed to take Congress to task for limiting FDA control over supplements. "The so-called Proxmire Amendment to the FDA is another factor influencing the atmosphere in which the agency made its decisions regarding the regulation of amino acids," he said. "The amendment was passed in direct response to an FDA rulemaking effort and it seemed to signal Congressional intent that SUPPLEMENT-TYPE PRODUCTS NOT BE REGULATED WITHOUT INDICATION OF REAL DANGER TO HEALTH." [......] In the end, Archer's carefully worded testimony accomplished a great deal for the FDA. It affirmed the agency's need FOR MORE FREEDOM TO REGULATE SUPPLEMENTS and even praised the FDA for having tried to take this harmful supplement off the shelves for years. Further, because Archer did not mention genetic engineering, Congress made no inquiries on the subject and the media also avoided it, blaming the epidemic instead on unregulated health schemes. L-tryptophan remains off the market, except if prescribed by a physician.
 

David Cromie (6)
Monday May 21, 2007, 6:00 am
A well tried and tested tactic, Nicole; divert attention from the REAL issue, and introduce a red herring. When one considers how long L-tryptophan has been on open sale, BEFORE GM was ever an issue, where is the long list of deaths/illnesses attributable to its proper use? The Congressional Committee's ignorance/silence on the subject of GM in general, and L-tryptophan in particular, is lamentable and telling!
 

Trisha Springstead Rn (17)
Saturday January 19, 2008, 8:51 am
Clorox bought Burts Bees for Millions, Proctor and Gamble bought Toms of Maine, BIG CORPORATIONS ARE BUYING UP ALL THE ORGANIC HERBAL FARMS. Take away our rights to Choose Health over Big Pharmaceuticals which are daily paying out for the Damage they are doing to Humans.
Keep allowing Pesticides to be sprayed to Genetically Modified Foods. Keep allowing Petroleum to be the only MONOPOLY to make monies and Lets keep putting Chemical Garbage in our skin care, antibiotics and food products, This country will see a revolution like they never have seen before. .
L-tryptophan was made with GMO as well as soy, potatoes, corn, ect.(read the "Seeds of Destruction" ) Sprayed by Monsanto, put in the Seeds of Crops, with Viral Phages creating Disease and further pestiluance. Bacillus Thuringenesis is sprayed on our crops and is causing many diseases, leaching into our soil, water animals and humans.
Plastic Jars are causing Endocrine Disruption, site www.certichem.com for what is in our food, pesticides, skin care and how plastics are leeching and causing an elevation of Estrogen 7 times stronger that what we create. Fragrance in Anything, unless it is Essential Plant Derived Oil Scents are Dangerous as they contain up to 800 chemicals in ONE SCENT.
Heating, Eating, Skin Care in Plastic is Dangerous. Our Corporation patented Skin Care, uses Organic Packaging and Glass only. We use the best least processed butters and Oils and Create our own smells with essental plant derived Oil. We are one of the very few that uses NO Preservatives and have a 3 year shelf life on Skin Care.
I have been a Scientist and RN for almost 30 years and believe that Current Science is out of Control, I predicted this mess 5 years ago and saw it coming.
New Strains of Diseases like Morgellons ect are just now being recognized and we are being LIED to by the CDC and The Government. Our Politicians accept monies from Drug Companies and Big Business.
Science, Politics, Big Pharma, Corps, News Media, Our Economy is in a Huge Mess.
We have an Elephant in the Buildings and we side step it and don't talk about it. I am sickened by this.
 

Trisha Springstead Rn (17)
Saturday January 19, 2008, 8:52 am
Clorox bought Burts Bees for Millions, Proctor and Gamble bought Toms of Maine, BIG CORPORATIONS ARE BUYING UP ALL THE ORGANIC HERBAL FARMS. Take away our rights to Choose Health over Big Pharmaceuticals which are daily paying out for the Damage they are doing to Humans.
Keep allowing Pesticides to be sprayed to Genetically Modified Foods. Keep allowing Petroleum to be the only MONOPOLY to make monies and Lets keep putting Chemical Garbage in our skin care, antibiotics and food products, This country will see a revolution like they never have seen before. .
L-tryptophan was made with GMO as well as soy, potatoes, corn, ect.(read the "Seeds of Destruction" ) Sprayed by Monsanto, put in the Seeds of Crops, with Viral Phages creating Disease and further pestiluance. Bacillus Thuringenesis is sprayed on our crops and is causing many diseases, leaching into our soil, water animals and humans.
Plastic Jars are causing Endocrine Disruption, site www.certichem.com for what is in our food, pesticides, skin care and how plastics are leeching and causing an elevation of Estrogen 7 times stronger that what we create. Fragrance in Anything, unless it is Essential Plant Derived Oil Scents are Dangerous as they contain up to 800 chemicals in ONE SCENT.
Heating, Eating, Skin Care in Plastic is Dangerous. Our Corporation patented Skin Care, uses Organic Packaging and Glass only. We use the best least processed butters and Oils and Create our own smells with essental plant derived Oil. We are one of the very few that uses NO Preservatives and have a 3 year shelf life on Skin Care.
I have been a Scientist and RN for almost 30 years and believe that Current Science is out of Control, I predicted this mess 5 years ago and saw it coming.
New Strains of Diseases like Morgellons ect are just now being recognized and we are being LIED to by the CDC and The Government. Our Politicians accept monies from Drug Companies and Big Business.
Science, Politics, Big Pharma, Corps, News Media, Our Economy is in a Huge Mess.
We have an Elephant in the Buildings and we side step it and don't talk about it. I am sickened by this.
 

Trisha Springstead Rn (17)
Saturday January 19, 2008, 8:52 am
Clorox bought Burts Bees for Millions, Proctor and Gamble bought Toms of Maine, BIG CORPORATIONS ARE BUYING UP ALL THE ORGANIC HERBAL FARMS. Take away our rights to Choose Health over Big Pharmaceuticals which are daily paying out for the Damage they are doing to Humans.
Keep allowing Pesticides to be sprayed to Genetically Modified Foods. Keep allowing Petroleum to be the only MONOPOLY to make monies and Lets keep putting Chemical Garbage in our skin care, antibiotics and food products, This country will see a revolution like they never have seen before. .
L-tryptophan was made with GMO as well as soy, potatoes, corn, ect.(read the "Seeds of Destruction" ) Sprayed by Monsanto, put in the Seeds of Crops, with Viral Phages creating Disease and further pestiluance. Bacillus Thuringenesis is sprayed on our crops and is causing many diseases, leaching into our soil, water animals and humans.
Plastic Jars are causing Endocrine Disruption, site www.certichem.com for what is in our food, pesticides, skin care and how plastics are leeching and causing an elevation of Estrogen 7 times stronger that what we create. Fragrance in Anything, unless it is Essential Plant Derived Oil Scents are Dangerous as they contain up to 800 chemicals in ONE SCENT.
Heating, Eating, Skin Care in Plastic is Dangerous. Our Corporation patented Skin Care, uses Organic Packaging and Glass only. We use the best least processed butters and Oils and Create our own smells with essental plant derived Oil. We are one of the very few that uses NO Preservatives and have a 3 year shelf life on Skin Care.
I have been a Scientist and RN for almost 30 years and believe that Current Science is out of Control, I predicted this mess 5 years ago and saw it coming.
New Strains of Diseases like Morgellons ect are just now being recognized and we are being LIED to by the CDC and The Government. Our Politicians accept monies from Drug Companies and Big Business.
Science, Politics, Big Pharma, Corps, News Media, Our Economy is in a Huge Mess.
We have an Elephant in the Buildings and we side step it and don't talk about it. I am sickened by this.
 

Linda D. (41)
Saturday January 19, 2008, 9:28 am
This is really upsetting news that the corporations are buying up organic herbal farms. Clorox and Burt's Bees is not a good mix, nor Proctor and Gamble owning Toms of Maine. Why in the world did these people sell out? There had to be some legal pressure or threats by the government. GM foods should never have been allowed to enter the food chain. I'd like to see the FDA ordered to required labeling of cloned meat and GM food and what chemicals were sprayed on the crops. Of course, if that's all that is available to eat, people have little choice, even if they know it will probably be detrimental to their health. People can still grow their own herbs, unless that is outlawed, too. Organically grown food is still available, but expensive, and you never know for sure what the source is when you buy in a health food store. I think the corporations are getting on the organic band wagon because people will pay more and hence more profit, but corporations have their definition of organic and not as high quality standards. Maybe when people become more aware of what is happening, their protests will influence the FDA. The strongest statement is what you buy, and what you refuse to buy. Thanks for the comment, Trisha.
 
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