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Now Governmentt Trying to Ban Sale of Your Supplements
Newsmax ^ | July 29, 2011 | Chris Gonsalves

Posted on 07/30/2011 11:05:07 AM PDT by Clairity

Sen. Orrin Hatch blasted a new bill that health experts are calling a government takeover of the vitamin industry.

New legislation proposed by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., earlier this month would crack down on the testing, labeling, and sale of dietary supplements nationwide.

The increased regulation almost certainly will deny many Americans easy, affordable access to the natural health products they rely on daily, experts warn.

Sens. Durbin and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., quietly submitted the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011 over the July 4th weekend.

Despite its innocuous title, the bill would force a massive reclassification of food additives and dietary supplements to be managed by the Food and Drug Administration.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: congress; fda; food; govtabuse; health; supplements; tyranny; vitamins
The Dems won't rest until they completely control every aspect of our personal lives.

This is what we need to keep in mind for the 2012 elections.

1 posted on 07/30/2011 11:05:10 AM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity

Bump


2 posted on 07/30/2011 11:10:24 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Clairity

It’s not like the nanny staters don’t have anything else to do. Hey Dick!!! It’s the economy, STUPID! Who cares about supplements!?


3 posted on 07/30/2011 11:11:08 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: Clairity; All
This idea is nothing more than a retread of the proposal put forth by John McLame. Is our old “friend” John putting up his old friend Durbin to do his dirty work? Poor old John must have been at loose ends without his old friend Dead Ted. But apparently Durbin has picked up the slack to bring the elitist sparkle back into John's old eye.
4 posted on 07/30/2011 11:26:02 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you THUG B@st@rd!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Who cares about supplements!?”

Anyone who wants to be healthy and stay healthy.

The pharmaceutical companies have paid Congress for this. How dare anyone take care of their own health instead of being sick and giving them profits.


5 posted on 07/30/2011 11:29:42 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Clairity

Dear Government,

SCREW YOU for always trying to take our freedoms away.

Sincerely,
Yaelle


6 posted on 07/30/2011 11:31:10 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Clairity

“The Dems won’t rest until they completely control every aspect of our personal lives.”

This diet supplement and homeopathic issue is one which divides many within their own base, and is one where we could lead by example on liberty principals . . . if we had any of our own politicians who were emphatically pro-liberty.


7 posted on 07/30/2011 11:33:22 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: PastorBooks

ANNNNNDDDDDD... Everyone will have to rely on the commie ‘RATS’ ObamaCare to receive anything that will help keep them healthy. Dick isn’t as dumb as he looks.


8 posted on 07/30/2011 11:33:56 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: PastorBooks

Evidently, big pharma gives big statists more than their liberal base does. A LOT of liberals use supplements - if they find out about what their politicians are up to, they might just become very upset.


9 posted on 07/30/2011 11:36:03 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you THUG B@st@rd!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Clairity.
proposed by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill... would crack down on the testing, labeling, and sale of dietary supplements nationwide... Sens. Durbin and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., quietly submitted... over the July 4th weekend... would force a massive reclassification of food additives and dietary supplements to be managed by the Food and Drug Administration.

10 posted on 07/30/2011 11:48:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Clairity
The Dems won't rest until they completely control every aspect of our personal lives. This is what we need to keep in mind for the 2012 elections.

This is what you should be doing between now & election time if you can - start looking into places to move outside of this corrupt nation before they confiscate all of your earnings. You can't keep ahead of these crooks that eventually will own or rule all of the lower & middle class.

11 posted on 07/30/2011 11:49:00 AM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: Clairity

I doubt this can pass the Senate, but even if it does, it’s DOA in the House.


12 posted on 07/30/2011 12:13:12 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Clairity
Only multi-national corporations should be allowed to manufacture or sell ANYTHING.

The little people need to understand who their masters are.

13 posted on 07/30/2011 12:19:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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UN’s codex alimentarius?


14 posted on 07/30/2011 12:25:20 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: Clairity
The issue gained traction in the wake of a number of hospitalizations of children who ate pastries laced with the sleep-aid supplement melatonin. The foods are marketed under the names Lazy Cakes, Kush Cakes, and Lulla Pies.

I don't think melatonin should be put in snack cakes and sold that way, and I'm more than confident that the FDA already has adequate regulator authority to address those cases. That is really an oddball case Durbin is trying to use to grab more power for the FDA over all supplements.

But these days one can hardly turn on the TV without seeing another ad from a law firm seeking patients who have been harmed by some FDA approved prescription drug. Prescription and OTC drugs cause many thousands of hospital visits and deaths each year, but you can scarcely find even one death caused by supplements.

What's really needed are laws to prevent the FDA and busy body politicians from constantly threatening the right of citizens to use supplements that have been used for years with practically no provable harm and with many benefits.

15 posted on 07/30/2011 1:10:46 PM PDT by Will88
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Codex Alimentarius is ALL about controlling human nutrients, supplements, vitamins of all kinds, minerals, and drugs available OTC. In Europe, right now, you need a Rx for vitamin C. Related:

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?page_id=155

http://www.natural-health-information-centre.com/codex-alimentarius.html

http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web/standard_list.jsp

A video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5266884912495233634#


16 posted on 07/30/2011 1:34:20 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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S. 1310: Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s112-1310


17 posted on 07/30/2011 1:36:20 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Clairity

Would herbs you grow in your garden be considered dietary supplements?


18 posted on 07/30/2011 1:42:06 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: opentalk

Bump.


19 posted on 07/30/2011 1:42:55 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Elderberry

“Senate Bill S510 Makes it illegal to Grow, Share, Trade or Sell Homegrown Food”

(from 2010)
“If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice.”

http://www.rap-con.com/signs/illegal-home-gardens

S510 passed.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN00510:@@@D&summ2=m&;


S.510
Latest Title: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL]
(introduced 3/3/2009)
Cosponsors (21)
Related Bills:H.R.1332, H.R.2751, H.R.3082
Latest Major Action: 11/30/2010 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 73 - 25. Record Vote Number: 257.

COSPONSORS(21), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)
Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] - 3/3/2009
Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM] - 11/18/2009
Sen Burr, Richard [NC] - 3/3/2009
Sen Burris, Roland [IL] - 6/24/2009
Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] - 9/21/2010
Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] - 3/4/2009
Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] - 3/3/2009
Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] - 11/30/2009
Sen Franken, Al [MN] - 11/29/2010
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] - 10/14/2009
Sen Gregg, Judd [NH] - 3/3/2009
Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] - 11/30/2009
Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] - 11/9/2009
Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] - 3/3/2009
Sen Kaufman, Edward E. [DE] - 9/13/2010
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 3/3/2009
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] - 3/4/2009
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 9/13/2010
Sen Nelson, E. Benjamin [NE] - 6/16/2010
Sen Udall, Tom [NM] - 7/28/2009
Sen Vitter, David [LA] - 5/27/2010


FDA has already made Diamond walnuts an illegal drug
http://www.lef.org/featured-articles/FDA-Says-Walnuts-Are-Illegal-Drugs.htm


20 posted on 07/30/2011 1:58:15 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Clairity

I thought this was already done in September, 2010:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2720166/posts


21 posted on 07/30/2011 2:04:01 PM PDT by upchuck (A default is not an economic event. It is a political event. Cut NOW, not in ten years.)
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To: Clairity

If we all followed Michelle’s dietary recommendations and looked as healthy as she did, we wouldn’t NEED supplements. Sheesh! /s


22 posted on 07/30/2011 2:05:59 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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