Free Speech in Health Science May Become a Reality

Alliance for Natural Health

Today, the Free Speech about Science Act of 2011 was introduced in Congress by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)….

As we reported last week, a new bill in Congress promises to revolutionize the way Americans get access to scientific research on the health benefits of foods and supplements.

The Free Speech about Science (FSAS) Act, HR 1364, would change FDA regulations so that legitimate, peer-reviewed scientific studies can be referenced without changing the food’s regulatory category to an unapproved drug. This will protect access to scientific information, and will protect your right to know about the healthy benefits of food and food supplements. The bill amends the appropriate sections of current law to allow the flow of legitimate scientific and educational information while still giving FDA and FTC the right to take action against misleading information and against false and unsubstantiated claims.

You may wish to read our FSAS White Paper, which discusses how even though scientific evidence may indicate that a specific nutrient can prevent, moderate, reverse, or in therapeutic doses cure disease, the American people do not hear about this research because FDA rules prevent food producers from sharing that information…

The article continues, with a link to help you contact your representative, at Alliance for Natural Health.

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