by Mike Adams
the Health Ranger
September 23, 2010
Senate bill 3767, the so-called Food Safety Accountability
This dangerous legislation, if passed, would
nutritional supplement manufacturers who tell the truth about their
products or link to published scientific studies describing the
biological benefits of their products. Based on language in the
bill, health proponents who sell supplements could be criminalized
and convicted to ten years in prison.
Life Extension Foundation recently published an important
warning piece about this, complete with some call to action items
for which we need your help.
Here's what was written by William Faloon and
published at LEF.
I agree with every word
written here and urge you to read this and take this message
seriously, then do your part to oppose this new legislative tyranny
that seeks to criminalize dietary supplement manufacturers.
Congress Seeks to put Dietary Supplement Makers in Jail for Ten
by William Faloon, LEF.org
Pharmaceutical companies are once again interfering with your
ability to access information about dietary supplements.
The Senate is debating a bill that will enable
the FDA to put
vitamin supplement makers in jail for ten years if they cite
findings from peer-reviewed published scientific studies on the
label of their dietary supplements or their web site.
The pretext for these draconian proposals is a bill titled the
Safety Accountability Act (S. 3767). The ostensible purpose of the
bill is to punish anyone who knowingly contaminates food for sale.
Since there are already strong laws to punish anyone who commits
this crime, this bill serves little purpose other than enriching
The sinister scheme behind this bill is to exploit the public's
concern about food safety. Drug companies want to convince your
Senators that an overreaching law needs to be enacted to grant the
FDA powers to define "food contamination" any way it chooses.
Even today, the FDA can proclaim a dietary supplement as
"misbranded" even if the best science in the world is used to
describe its biological effects in the body. The concern is that the
FDA will use the term "misbranded" in the same way it defines
"adulterated" in order to jail dietary supplement makers as if they
were selling contaminated food.
The new bill being debated in the Senate increases the penalties the
FDA can use to threaten supplement makers to ten years in prison.
The big issue here is that the FDA will use this as a hammer to
threaten and coerce small companies into signing crippling consent
decrees that will deny consumers access to truthful non-misleading
information about natural approaches to protect against age-related
tell your two Senators to OPPOSE the
Accountability Act (S. 3767). You can do this in a few minutes on
our convenient Legislative Action Center on our Web site. Click here
to take action now.
If you'd like to
read the legal details about this bill,
log on to the Alliance for Natural Health Web site.
Health-conscious consumers have succeeded in preventing Congress
from capitulating to the pharmaceutical industry this year. Please
continue this string of victories by telling your Senators to
this underhanded attempt (S. 3767) to grant the FDA dictatorial new
Due to the short session before Congress adjourns for the election,
please alert your two Senators today!
For longer life,