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Action alert: Stop Congress from taking away your right to know what's in your food

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: food labeling laws, health news, Natural News

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The House of Representatives will vote this week on a controversial "national food uniformity" labeling law that will take away local government and states' power to require food safety labels such as those required in California and other states on foods or beverages that are likely to cause cancer, birth defects, allergic reactions, or mercury poisoning. This bill would also prevent citizens in local municipalities and states from passing laws requiring that genetically engineered foods and ingredients such as Monsanto's recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) be labeled.

The House will vote March 2, 2006 on a bill that would gut state food safety and labeling laws. H.R. 4167, the "National Uniformity for Food Act," lowers the bar on food safety by overturning state food safety laws that are not "identical" to federal law. Hundreds of state laws and regulations are at risk, including those governing the safety of milk, fish, and shellfish. The bill is being pushed by large supermarket chains and food manufacturers, spearheaded by the powerful Grocery Manufacturers of America.

Big food corporations and the biotech industry understand that consumers are more and more concerned about food safety, genetic engineering, and chemical-intensive agriculture, and are reading labels more closely. They understand that pesticide and mercury residues and hazardous technologies such as genetic engineering and food irradiation will be rejected if there are truthful labels required on food products. Industry-sponsored H.R. 4167 is gaining momentum and must be stopped! Act now! Preserve local and regional democracy and protect yourself and your family from unsafe food by sending an email or calling your Representative and urging them to vote "No" on H.R. 4167.

Please Take Action Now -- Send a Message to Your Congress Member in the House of Representatives to Vote "No" on H.R. 4167. Visit http://www.organicconsumers.org/rd/labeling.cfm (scroll down to bottom of the page to the form).

And please call your Congress Member at 202-224-3121.

- Organic Consumers Association

Comments from the Health Ranger

The tyranny of Washington is at work yet again, this time trying to take away the right of cities and states to require warning labels on food and grocery products containing dangerous, cancer-causing and life-threatening chemicals.

Big food companies want to keep the population ignorant of what's really in their food. So they want to make it illegal for states to protect their citizens from dangers that are not recognized by Washington. But Washington, of course, has sold out to lobbyists and wealthy corporations. That's why aspartame, a document nerve toxin, is still legal. That's why sodium nitrite, a potent cancer-causing ingredient, is still widely used. And that's why hydrogenated oils, which promote heart disease and cancer, hasn't been banned by the FDA.

If this bill passes, you'll see Frankenfoods (genetically-modified foods), irradiated foods, and foods containing mercury and other poisons sold in grocery stores with no warning labels whatsoever. That's how big food companies like it: Keep the public ignorant! That's why they're lobbying hard for this "de-labeling" bill.

But now, you can help stop the tyrants in Washington. Call your Congress Member at 202-224-3121 and urge them to vote NO on H.R. 4167. Timing is urgent: You must do this before March 1st.

Spread the word. If we don't stop this bill now, the grocery manufacturers will get their way and WE, the consumers, will be harmed by it. If you live in the U.S., take back your power today by making a call, or otherwise contacting your Congressional representative. This is how bad laws get stopped.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

In late 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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