FDA says you have no right to real food unless they give you permission first

By David Gutierrez, staff writer

Reprint from Natural News

In a response to a lawsuit filed by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), the FDA has articulated its belief that there is no such thing as a right to health or to purchase or consume any given food.

The FTCLDF has sued the FDA for banning the interstate shipment or sale of raw milk products, alleging that the policy deprives consumers and a food buying group owner “of their fundamental and inalienable rights of (a) traveling across State lines with raw dairy products legally obtained and possessed; (b) providing for the care and well being of themselves and their families, including their children; and (c) producing, obtaining and consuming the foods of choice for themselves and their families, including their children.”

In a legal response, the FDA countered that “there is no ‘deeply rooted’ historical tradition of unfettered access to food of all kinds.” As evidence for this position, the agency cites “the dietary laws of biblical times.”

The FDA goes further, stating that “there is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular kind of food [because] comprehensive federal regulation of the food supply has been in effect at least since Congress enacted the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906. … Thus, plaintiffs’ claim to a fundamental privacy interest in obtaining ‘foods of their own choice’ for themselves and their families is without merit.”

In other words, the agency has stated that because Congress has given FDA the authority to regulate food, there is no such thing as a right to acquire any given food.

Furthermore, the FDA says, “there is no generalized right to bodily and physical health.”

“Finally, even if such a right did exist, it would not render FDA’s regulations unconstitutional because prohibiting the interstate sale and distribution of unpasteurized milk promotes ‘bodily and physical health.'”

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Codex Alimentarius and Food Irradiation in the U.S.

Updated excerpt from Codex Alimentarius and Food Irradiation in the U.S.

by Brandon Turbeville

Activist Post

Farm Wars: I have written several articles dealing with the risk assessment methods used by Codex Alimentarius (definition) in order to water down the levels of nutrition available in vitamin and mineral supplements, as well as the potential removal of many supplements from the market entirely. Continue reading “Codex Alimentarius and Food Irradiation in the U.S.”

Is Natural Radiation Protection Effected by FTC Censorship?

Is Natural Radiation Protection Effected by FTC Censorship?

Concern about the effects of the recent nuclear plant disaster in Japan has been on just about everyone’s mind over the last few weeks. So far, it looks like we’re safe here on the U.S. mainland, but what many people do not know is that radiation exposure is a big threat right here in the U.S., regardless of what happens in other countries. The threat comes from our own medical profession, and it’s potentially even worse than Hiroshima. In fact, most of us would benefit from natural supplements that help reduce the effects of and eliminate radiation from the body. With any luck, this is one claim that won’t be the subject of FTC censorship. Continue reading “Is Natural Radiation Protection Effected by FTC Censorship?”

FDA and FTC Censorship Fails to Prop Up Collapsing Pharmaceutical Industry

Despite FDA attempts to prohibit the use of dietary supplements for the treatment and prevention of disease and FTC censorship of health information regarding the successes attained with dietary supplements, the pharmaceutical industry is set to lose $50 billion in the coming year alone. There are several reasons behind this loss, including the fact that the blush is off the Big Pharma rose for consumers: they want something better. Continue reading “FDA and FTC Censorship Fails to Prop Up Collapsing Pharmaceutical Industry”

USDA refuses to enforce organic standards, allows questionable omega-3s in Horizon organic milk

Reprint from NaturalNews:

The US Department of Agriculture is once again deliberately shirking its responsibility to properly oversee the integrity of the certified organic program. After admitting in a recent letter that a synthetic omega-3 fatty acid additive produced by Martek Biosciences Corporation is not legitimately organic, the USDA also said in the same letter that it does not plan to take any enforcement action against companies that use it in certified organic products. The Cornucopia Institute (CI), a leading organic industry watchdog, continues to call the USDA out on the matter, exposing the fact that the additive not only has a questionable safety record, but also does not belong in any organic product until properly approved. Continue reading “USDA refuses to enforce organic standards, allows questionable omega-3s in Horizon organic milk”

How Fever Can Cure Cancer

Reprint from NaturalNews

Artificially induced fever has been successfully used for the treatment of cancer, especially in Germany. One must first understand the importance of fever for healing. Fever is not a symptom that we must eliminate with toxic pharmaceuticals as prescribed by mainstream medicine. Fever is nature’s way of healing and eliminating pathogens. (Natural News “Do Not Kill a Fever; Fever Kills Viruses” source below). Continue reading “How Fever Can Cure Cancer”

Diabesity Epidemic Part I: Diabetes and Obesity Are Ravaging America

Reprint of excerpt from Dr Hyman: DO YOU FEAR FOR YOUR HEALTH or feel exhausted all the time? Are you overweight? Or do you just have too much belly fat? Do you suffer from diabetes, monitor your blood sugar all the time, have serious blood sugar and insulin imbalances, or have elevated cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglyceride levels? If so, you may find this remarkable story of one my patient’s very interesting. Continue reading “Diabesity Epidemic Part I: Diabetes and Obesity Are Ravaging America”

Natural Arthritis Treatment for Effective Arthritis Relief

From Buzzle.com – By Alex Mandosa – Published: 3/12/2011

Natural arthritis treatment is a treatment that generally recommended when a patient wants to avoid the side effects of prescription arthritis drugs. This alternative approach is safer than the drugs and it can be just as effective as them. However, it can’t work by itself. There are other factors that also essential to do in order to get a faster and lasting arthritis relief.

Arthritis is actually known as joint inflammation. This inflammation is the one that leads to swelling, pain, stiffness and limiting our movement. When the condition is chronic, it can damage the cartilage and increase pain even further. That’s why, this aspect should be addressed well in natural arthritis treatment if you want to improve your condition.

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