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Obama Administration approves GMO tree to be planted without regulation or oversight

3/3/2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has quietly given a green light to the world's first genetically modified (GM) tree species, recommending that its developer pursue unregulated commercial cultivation of the artificial plant without safety testing or a proper environmental impact assessment. Though...

For the first time, FDA announces safety rules for pet food manufacturers (and they actually make sense)

10/27/2013 - In the wake of yet another wave of animals deaths caused by tainted pet treats, the FDA has just announced new "Preventive Controls for Food for Animals" rules that would, for the first time, establish basis manufacturing standards for pet food. Click here to read the proposed regulations. Natural...

Bureaucrats create nearly 12 million words of regulations to enforce Obamacare

10/18/2013 - If you thought the size of the original Obamacare legislation was excessive at nearly 2,700 pages, you ain't seen nothing yet. When all of the law's new regulations and rules are written and finalized, it will take a national forest's worth of trees to make all the paper on which to print them. According...

Zombified government workers and regulation enforcers use these 'obedience phrases' to demand your compliance

9/4/2012 - Tyranny is upon us. But tyranny isn't put in place by some all-powerful evil force that suddenly assaults our freedoms; it's ratcheted up one day at a time by the People themselves -- the government workers who are willing to do anything as long as they're told "it's the rules." You'll encounter...

Understanding the science of cannabis is integral to appropriate regulation and use

4/4/2012 - Cannabis is a plant with demonstrable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, both aspects that point to its potential to be used as an anti-cancer drug. Cannabinoids have been used in tentative studies, demonstrating their ability to greatly reduce tumours, and cure cancer, in mice. A controlled...

FDA backs off regulation on agricultural antibiotic abuse

1/2/2012 2:27:45 PM - Twas three days before Christmas and all through the U.S., people were shopping for last minute gifts. Sneakily into Big Agriculture's stocking, the feds did deposit some deregulation. On December 22, the Food and Drug Administration quietly announced it would dispense with any regulation of antibiotic...

Many GMOs are virtually unregulated due to technicalities in current federal law

8/17/2011 - The continual onslaught of new genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is a major environmental and human health concern, as not a single approved GMO currently in use has ever been proven, without a doubt, to be safe -- and none of the newest GMOs have been proven safe, either. But what few people...

FDA's scheme to outlaw nearly all nutritional supplements created after 1994 would destroy millions of jobs and devastate economy

7/7/2011 - Yesterday we reported on the FDA's new scheme for outlawing nearly all nutritional supplements formulated after October, 1994 ( That was just the beginning of this story, because a detailed analysis of the proposed new regulation reveals...

Navy revises vaccine exemption policy and regs by attorney request - twice!

4/26/2011 - Lawmakers can and sometimes do enact laws that are unconstitutional. They can do this for the simple reason that a law isn't technically unconstitutional until a court says it is. This makes sense, since anyone can cry "unconstitutional" at any time about anything. Unfortunately, though, this means...

Stop Federal Takeover of Food Regulation in H.R. 875

3/11/2009 - The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund recently reported the unveiling of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 (H.R. 875) on Feb. 4, 2009, by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), to both the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Committee on Agriculture. Cosponsored by 36 other Congressmen,...

When It Comes to Pet Food Safety Reform, the FDA Is Full of Excuses

8/27/2008 - You are well aware of the pet food recall of 2007. You are well aware that due to that recall thousands of pets died, and thousands more became ill. You are probably aware that the FDA held a public meeting on May 13, 2008 to seek input from stakeholder groups –- including consumers –- for the future...

Why Philip Morris Supports FDA Regulation of Tobacco

4/1/2008 - A proposed law that would give the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products have garnered a wide degree of support -- including from Philip Morris, the world's largest tobacco company. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Regulation Act would give the FDA the same authority to regulate...

EPA uses nanotech regulation ploy to target colloidal silver while ignoring all other nanotech particles

12/4/2006 - Nanomaterials -- products and materials changed or created at the atomic and molecular level -- are quickly gaining popularity for their multitude of uses, and while the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to regulate popular nanosilver antibacterial products, ostensibly to protect consumers,...

Better Regulation Needed for Ethical Research in Africa (press release)

7/26/2006 - Better regulation is needed to ensure that research carried out in Africa and other developing countries is ethical, says an expert in this week’s BMJ. Although most developing countries adhere to international ethical codes, some foreign researchers have taken advantage of the lack of local legislation...

5,000,000 Ontarians expect to visit a Naturopathic Doctor under new, effective regulation (press release)

6/30/2006 - Fully 40% of Ontarians - or 5,000,000 potential patients - say they are likely to see a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in the next few years, according to recent public opinion research done for the Coalition for Naturopathic Medicine. The likelihood of using a Naturopathic Doctor in the future jumps...

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