James Gormley

24 Oct: Los Angeles City Council Endorses “Yes on Prop 37”

Cites Overwhelming Public Support; Concerns about Pesticides, Contamination of Organic Fields Los Angeles — As supporters rallied in front of Los Angeles City Hall today, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting Proposition 37, the Right to Know ballot measure that would label genetically engineered foods in California.   California would join 61 other countries that already…

13 Aug: An Open Letter to Consumer Reports: 10 Misinformation Hazards in Your “10 Surprising Dangers of Vitamins and Supplements” Article

By James J. Gormley It is personally disappointing for me that Consumer Reports, the flagship of the respected marketplace-empowerment organization, Consumers Union, has once again seen fit to arm the American consumer with detrimental misinformation regarding safe, beneficial food supplements. In the alarmist piece which appears in the September 2012 issue, the anti-supplement subtitle reads: “Don’t assume they’re safe because…

24 May: You Did It!! Durbin’s Anti-Supplement Amendment Was Killed!!

Thousands of members of the natural health community called and wrote Senate offices between yesterday and today, calling on their Senators to oppose an anti-supplement amendment, Amendment No. 2127, from Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) that would have ridden the coattails of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187), also known as the FDA User Fee bill (S.3187). And you won!!!…

23 May: Tell Your Senators to Vote NO TODAY on Durbin’s Amendment No. 2127!

By James J. Gormley and Frank Herd, Jr. Starting at 2:00 p.m. today, May 24th, the Senate will vote on 17 amendments to the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187) –  also known as the FDA User Fee bill (S.3187) – followed by a vote on final passage, including anti-supplement Amendment No. 2127 from Senator Dick…

09 May: The FDA’s DMAA Gamble

By James J. Gormley Courtesy of the SupplySide Community On April 24th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to 10 companies cautioning them, in the strictest possible terms, that their DMAA (1,3 Dimethylamylamine)-containing products may be considered new dietary ingredients for which notifications have not been submitted and, so, would be adulterated products in violation of…

01 Mar: You Did It Again! Dump the FDA’s NDI Draft Guidance

By James J. Gormley You made it clear that 10,000 petition signatures in 10 days was only the beginning salvo in American consumers’ call for Congress to demand that the FDA withdraw the misbegotten, supplement-industry- and innovation-killing NDI Draft Guidance. Partly thanks to a stirring video re-mastered by Australian truth rapper Jody Lloyd, aka Trillion, over 12,000 of you signed…