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Started 7 days ago

Petition to President of the United States, Food and Drug Administration, Whole Foods, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Supreme Court

Remove High Fructose Corn Syrup From the USA!

We need to get rid of ALL High Fructose Corn Syrup in our Country and stop selling it to the rest of the World. This stuff is horrible, and I get the point, that someone wanted to remove all sugar. Kids need real sugar to grow and not the fake kind. Right now, we have to search hard for real sugar Coca-cola/Pepsi with real sugar specifically, and it's just barely coming out on the Market. I personally, have needed an amount of real sugar products again to cure myself from the everlasting sickness of HFC. Many kids with allergies are exposed to corn products and are permanently living with high histamine production levels from HFC being in everyday products that we trust.  Quite frankly, I am wondering why we were taught to 'need' this product and why every post was taken down? Obviously we are not getting the answer but we need to solve it. Who cares about money saved if no one wants it and we are all forced to see it in every other product. I personally, am avoiding purchasing all products with HFC now for a couple of years. The FDA needs to watch for these shady deals to change the entire Food Industry because money saved is not always best.    Best Regards, Philomene's son, Christopher.

Philomene Silvis
9 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, John Curtis, Walter Jones, Bernie Sanders

CONGRESS: End the Opioid Crisis Now - Release the Research on Natural Alternatives

Bring Back 2011 HR: 1364- Freedom of Speech in Science Act A BILL To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act concerning the distribution of information on legitimate scientific research in connection with foods and dietary supplements, and for other purposes. 1.Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Free Speech About Science Act of 2011 ‼️ Americans want access and have a right to access legitimate scientific information about foods and dietary supplements to ensure informed decisions about diet and health care. While the American public is inundated daily with advertisements about prescription drugs for health conditions, many of which could be prevented through lifestyle changes, proper nutrition, and informed use of dietary supplements, Americans are denied access to the very information that assists in making informed lifestyle and health care decisions. ‼️ Providing access to scientific information promotes self-responsibility, thereby empowering Americans to exercise independent judgment in caring for themselves and ultimately reducing health care costs and improving quality of life. The United States has a long commitment to the free dissemination of scientific research with the exception of limited extreme situations for national security. This commitment goes back to the First Amendment to the Constitution and has contributed vitally to the Nation’s economic progress.Learn More: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr1364/text/ih#compare=13067:ih https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/07/fda-says-walnuts-are-drugs.aspx

Jenna Zwagil
7,394 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, President of the United States

Reject the FDA's Deeming of Vapor Products as Tobacco Products

Soon Congress will be presented with regulations proposing to deem electronic cigarettes and other vapor products as tobacco products, bringing them within the regulatory control of the FDA under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. We, the members of the vaping community, including users of vapor products, current and ex smokers, concerned citizens, and friends and family of those whose lives have been or could be changed by vapor products, urge you to reject the proposed deeming regulations. The classification of vapor products as tobacco products is tenuous at best. While some vapor products do contain nicotine, many do not, and this is where the link to tobacco ends. The goal of the FSPTCA is to minimize the effects of tobacco on public health. In 1976 Professor Michael Russell wrote: “People smoke for nicotine but they die from the tar.”1 Vapor products are free of tobacco, contain no tar, and are not combusted and as such are orders of magnitude less potentially harmful than combustible tobacco.2  In fact, more recent studies that look at nicotine, absent tobacco smoke, show that nicotine is possibly not addictive and could have potential health benefits related to treating Parkinson’s symptoms and staving off Alzheimer’s.3 The Federal government and each state have spent hundreds of millions over decades attempting to discourage people from smoking cigarettes. We now have a viable alternative to tobacco products that could do just that, through tobacco harm reduction. This life changing technology has the potential to accomplish what Tobacco Control has failed to do for the past fifty years, unless it is smothered in its infancy. Vapor products, as a recreational consumer good, have the potential to replace combustible tobacco, keeping millions from potential tobacco related illnesses. According to recent CDC surveys, in the time frame that vapor products have been available, smoking rates in the United States have plummeted to an all time low.4 However, if vapor products are subjected to the same strict regulatory control intended to minimize harm from tobacco products, they could be rendered ineffectual due to the stifling nature of those regulations.5 By rejecting the classification of vapor products as tobacco products we can: 1              Protect access to flavors, which are an integral part of the vapor experience.6 2              Protect access to online sales that allow consumers to procure the equipment and e-liquids that are best suited for their needs. 3              Protect access to all nicotine concentrations, which allow the consumer to tailor their experience to their needs which could range from higher concentrations to aid in transitioning from smoking to nicotine free for enjoyment and maintenance. 4              Protect access to open, reusable container systems that are more cost effective and environmentally friendly. 5             Allow for the continued innovation and refinement of products currently on the market. Vapor products are not tobacco products, they are a safer alternative to tobacco products which may or may not contain nicotine. Vapor products are also a driving force behind thousands of small and medium businesses across the country, creating jobs and feeding the economy, many of which will not survive the exorbitant fee structure of tobacco product approval that has kept the cigarette market in the hands of only the major tobacco companies. The vapor product industry has already gained ground in self regulation by the formation of industry trade groups, and through the active involvement of the consumers.7 Instead of relegating vapor products to tobacco control, a new category of product regulation can be implemented, one that could inspire innovation along with public health and safety. The best way to protect this life altering technology is to not place it under the auspices of the FSPTCA, by not deeming vapor products as tobacco products. #vaporisnottobacco Cited References 1                     http://www.bmj.com/content/1/6023/1430.full.pdf+html 2                     http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/4/3439 3                     http://discovermagazine.com/2014/march/13-nicotine-fix 4                     http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p1126-adult-smoking.html 5                     http://blog.casaa.org/2014_04_01_archive.html 6                     http://vaping.com/data/big-survey-2014-initial-findings-eliquid 7                     CASAA.org   AEMSA.org   SFATA.org Additional Resources: http://notblowingsmoke.org http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/research/research-2015/210-ald http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-health/2015/05/28/research-behind-giving-cigarettes-qa-leading-expert-peter-hajek/ http://mnvapers.com/2014/04/epa-fda-vapor-harmless-children/ http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/research/research-2013/135-evaluation-of-the-cytotoxic http://www.casaa.org/Clinical_Research.html http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/18/abstract http://www.ecigalternative.com/ecigarette-studies-research.htm http://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/ashtray-blog/2015/05/real-experts-e-cigarettes.html http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4110871/?report=classic  

Les Leung
63,790 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Binita Ashar, William Maisel, Jeffrey Shuren, Scott Gottlieb, Marsha Henderson, Isaac Chang, David Krause, Peter Hudson, Mark Trumbore

Tell the FDA we need a hearing on breast implant illness, complications, and BIA-ALCL

Breast implants are causing illness and harm to thousands of women. The FDA needs to hear from those of us that are sick and disabled. Our symptoms are the same as were described three decades ago despite innovations in implant manufacturing. Studies have been terminated. Women have been dropped from studies. Ladies are facing disability and struggling financially to remove their breast implants. Breast implant removal is on the rise. Other countries (South Korea, France) (http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/safety-of-breast-implants-under-review-in-south-korea-after-silicone-gel-found-in (https://www.google.com/amp/www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3677858/amp/Breast-implants-linked-cancer-French-watchdog-gives-firms-year-act-face-blanket-ban.html are questioning breast implant safety and demanding more proof. Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma recently gained more media attention and women want answers. The first case was 20 years ago and still no formal definition of causality has been made. Women are being warned that textured surfaces are more prevalent in this disease, yet another textured breast implant was recently approved by the FDA. Autoimmune disorders are very prevalent among those breast implant patients who are ill. Undefined disease symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, joint pain, shortness of breath, rash, etc. are very common. We need the opportunity to tell the FDA about our struggles. Genetic testing needs to be done to see if there is a correlation among those women who are sick. A high percentage of those affected show improvement in health once the implants are removed. There are currently over 60 support groups about breast implant illness / Explantation just on Facebook. This doesn't include Facebook pages and communities, websites dedicated to the cause, and other support groups with online forums. Our groups are growing daily and we currently have at least 20,000 women united. We need a voice. We need to be heard. We deserve more proof that these devices are safe and more complete studies. We deserve transparency in the chemicals utilized to make these devices that we are implanting for a long duration. There is transparency in food and personal care products. Why don't medical devices require ingredient transparency? What metals are we being exposed to? What do the MSDS data sheets of these ingredients say about long term exposure? We just want the FDA to realize that we are all telling the same story - similar symptoms and the main link is breast implants. Please give us the opportunity to come speak to the FDA at our own expense and tell our stories. Thank you very much.

Breast Implant Victim Advocacy & Multiple Breast Implant Illness Support Groups
11,031 supporters