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  • The IRS is a federal agency the Libertarian Party would eliminate upon assuming power.
    Libertarian reasoning behind eliminating federal agencies and entitlements
    Last Saturday, June 20, Libertarian Party of Polk County (Fla.) Chairman Russ Wood wrote an op-ed to the Lakeland Ledger informing his fellow Polk County residents there was another choice at the ballot box besides the Democrats and Republicans,...
  • A Vote of “No Confidence” in the FDA
    A Vote of “No Confidence” in the FDA
    The food and drug administration has been policing what is good for us since 1848. Lewis Caleb Beck ran chemical studies of agricultural products to determine the safety of the consumer until the enactment of the 1906 pure food and drugs act...
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    FDA announces trans fats to be phased out of American food supply
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a major step this week toward eliminating a major health risk present in the American diet. The FDA announced that artificial fats that are present in many processed foods and fast foods, will be...
  • Labeling trans fats
    Trans fats ban: Another example of 'doing what's best for us?'
    COMMENTARY:The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken another step to protect Americans from themselves, in action this week that mandates removal of artificial trans fats from the American diet by 2018. In effect, however, it is close to a...
  • Back in vogue?
    FDA begins process to ban trans fats
    In a Federal Register notice that is unpublished as of 5:44 p.m. EDT on June 16, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes its final determination that "trans fats" are no longer Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). These...
  • Oregon is close to passing no antibiotic bill for cows, one step forward organics
    Oregon is close to passing no antibiotic bill for cows, one step forward organic
    We’d never do it to adults and children, why do they do it to the meat we eat. What’s the problem? Ranchers say a daily low dose of antibiotics to jeep animals from getting sick is necessary. The low dose of antibiotic keeps young pics...
  • Personal Care Products
    American women routinely put 168 chemicals on their bodies each day
    American women put nearly 168 chemicals on their bodies every day, according to a non-profit health advocacy group called the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The chemicals women use are found in roughly 12 everyday, personal care products.Men...
  • Codex Alimentarius
    Codex Alimentarius - Part Two - The Current US Consensus
    For the United States, the European Food Supplements Directive and Codex would appear to be completely irrelevant; however, that would be in error mainly due to massive efforts that lead to the passage of the Dietary Supplements Health and...
  • Do not rely on the FDA for safe food with the GRAS loophole
    Do not rely on the FDA for safe food with the GRAS loophole
    Food companies use the four-letter acronym GRAS to put food additives in their products without interference from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It stands for "generally regarded as safe" but do not count on the additives...
  • Recall of Nylabone Puppy Chew
    Nylabone announces product recall, FDA says Salmonella contamination possible
    Today CBS announced that Nylabone® Products of Neptune, New Jersey, is recalling one lot of its Puppy Starter Kit dog chews due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria. Nylabone® released the information to the FDA. The recalled...
  • Fight impotence
    Testosterone replacement therapies raise "Low T" and risk of heart attack
    You may have seen the enticing drug advertisements on television advising men who suffer from low energy and low sexual interest to talk to their doctors about "Low T" or low testosterone. Since those ads have been on the air,...
  • Pet hazard
    Pets at risk from human pain drug, FDA warns
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning pet parents that their animals could become ill or die from exposure to human topical pain medications containing the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) flurbiprofen.Three cats died...
  • KIND Bars get FDA warning
    FDA warns KIND bars aren't healthy, but health experts disagree
    Surprise, surprise, healthy snacking is getting more complicated …again. As if all the different views on what is and isn’t healthy weren’t enough, now the treats that claim, “There’s healthy. There’s tasty....
  • Changes at FDA
    FDA seeks public comment on potential updates to 'Redbook'
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a request for public comment on potential revisions to its Guidance for Industry and Other Stakeholders: Toxicological Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Ingredients, commonly known as...
  • Pet drugs
    Pet pharmacy shut down due to ‘deficiencies’
    A North Carolina pharmacy that makes animal and human drugs for customers nationwide was ordered to close due to product quality concerns, according to federal and state officials.The Prescription Center in Fayetteville was shut down after...
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