Public Policy Blog

Posted 06/5/15

Congressmen introduce legislation affecting dietary supplement use on military bases

(The following was reported by the Council for Responsible Nutrition) Yesterday afternoon, Senator Dick Durbin (IL) and Richard Blumenthal (CT) introduced three amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense (DoD).  The first two amendments...
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Posted 02/4/15

The New York State of Mind: Troubled about Dietary Supplements

The New York State of Mind on Dietary Supplements Commentary by Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers Gov't Affairs   Longstanding historical trends converged this week in New York state to produce a media feeding frenzy around dietary supplements quality. The state attorney general issued cease and desist orders to several prominent retailers...
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Posted 02/4/15

CRN: New York State Attorney General ‘Sting’ Inexcusable

CRN Criticizes New York State Attorney General 'Sting' on Herbal Dietary Supplements As Uninformed, Reckless and Inexcusable —Non-Validated DNA Barcode Testing on Finished Products Ignores Well-Established Quality Control Procedures for Herbal Products— Washington, D.C., February 3, 2015—In response to actions taken today by the New York State Attorney General toward four retailers...
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Posted 02/4/15

ANH: Fraudulent Supplements in NY? Not Necessarily!

For Immediate Release Contact:   Tim Reihm                      Director of Communications and Outreach                      202.803.5123                      tim@anh-usa.org                    Fraudulent Supplements in NY? Not Necessarily! Health advocacy group calls the AG’s herbal product testing procedures into question. February 4, 2015 — The Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA) today advised caution...
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Posted 12/15/14

The China Syndrome and Artificial Genetic Mutation

China says no to GMO. If you were the biotech industry trying to infiltrate the largest economy in the world, what would you do? Let's take a look at why the strategies that worked in the United States have backfired in China. And then talk about what this means for the GMO...
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