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A new bill on the floor of the Senate (S-510) could lead to the restriction of your access to quality, nutritious food and dietary supplements by giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) control over farming practices and starting a slippery slope toward harmonization with Codex food and dietary supplement standards. This bill needs to be amended or defeated.
S-510 includes language that could potentially commit the U.S. government to an objective of international "harmonization" of food and supplement standards through the Codex Alimentarius process. The Codex Commission is dominated by Europe which is implementing an extremely restrictive supplement regime. Under this regime, a supplement containing more beta carotene than a carrot is deemed dangerous.
If this bill passes, it would force the U.S. to adopt strict regulations on all food-related standards, and the overlapping regulations would harm the U.S. organic farmers and cripple local farm stands, co-ops and local farms.
Tell your senators that you do not support S. 510 as it is currently written and urge them to either amend or defeat the bill!
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