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French cranberry claim unaffected by EFSA stance, says Ocean Spray

By Shane Starling, 17-Apr-2009

The world’s only officially mandated cranberry health claim will not be affected by the recent rejection of a similar claim at European Union level, according to the company that submitted the claim, Ocean Spray.

The global cranberry leader, Ocean Spray, said the status of the French urinary tract infection (UTI) claim was not under threat as it was a general rather than a product-specific claim, like Ocean Spray’s claim EFSA dismissed in February.

Business as usual

Nutritional Freedom, the Frog in the Water

Date: 1/5/2009
Posted By: Jon Barron

December was an interesting month in an interesting year when it came to nutritional freedom and your ability to obtain the supplements you want and need. The political signals were decidedly mixed -- along the lines of one step forward, two steps back. What does the future bring? That is the $64,000 question, isn't it? So, with that in mind, let's take a quick tour of some recent events and see if we can extrapolate what they mean and what they portend for the future.

How to Protect Your Right to Dietary Supplements

Congress may soon consider several proposals to change the laws that regulate your access to dietary supplements. If passed into law, access to the vitamins and herbs you use could be restricted and/or their costs significantly increased. Some proposed laws are pertinent to only New York State, while others would have an impact on a national and international level. The continually changing regulatory environment can be confusing and difficult to stay current on new developments. The following websites inform and educate consumers about existing legislative proposals.

Generate Congressional Sponsorship for Kucinich GMO Safety and Labeling Bills

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Currently In 80%+ of Your Food. 

Are They Safe?  Independent Science Shows That They Are Not

Do You Want the Choice to Avoid Them?

The FDA Says You May Not Have That Choice!

Let's Change That NOW By Supporting Kucinich Bills

Congressman Dennis Kucinich has introduced three important bills to change that which need our strong support.  But he cannot make this momentus change alone.