This is How Spying Is Already Destroying This Country

By: Sunday March 2, 2014 8:15 am

The clip from Democracy Now shows what the federal government has done and will continue to do with information they gather from spying on us. In the case present, these noble Doctors looking to report that the FDA is sanctioning a radiation machine that is less effective than existing equipment and would blast the patient/victim with hundreds of times than the dosage of the more effective machines.

FDA Targeted Whistleblowers Over Information That Public Should Have Right to Know

By: Thursday February 27, 2014 1:30 pm

There has been minimal news coverage of a congressional committee hearing that was held yesterday on a surveillance operation the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted against five employees who were making whistleblower complaints and yet the nature of what the FDA did exemplifies a key problem with government agencies currently.

Congressional Investigation Finds FDA’s Unprecedented Whistleblower Surveillance Program Was Unlawful

By: Wednesday February 26, 2014 1:28 pm

A congressional investigation into a surveillance program by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which was “unprecedented in scope and intensity” and directed at whistleblowers working within the agency, concluded that the spying operation was unlawful.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley released a joint report on the program initiated in April 2010, which they described in a press release as a “highly-invasive surveillance program that monitored employees who contacted Congress and the media with concerns about FDA’s medical device approval process.”

The Catch-22 of Marijuana Rescheduling

By: Monday February 3, 2014 7:50 am

The controversy caused by President Obama lying about his ability to reschedule marijuana has sparked a debate about how important such a move would really be. For example, Professor Mark Kleiman claims it would have almost no impact because there is currently no FDA approved marijuana.

FDA Moves to End the Use of Trans Fats

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 12:00 pm

The Food and Drug Administration is effectively putting an end to the use of trans fats. Companies will have to phase out their use.

Government Shutdown Threatening Food Safety

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 10:20 am

Enjoy seafood? Well according to one report 90% of seafood imports are going uninspected due to the shutdown.

So Much for Making Policy Decisions Based on Science

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 7:55 am

The Obama administration has decided to fight a court order to allow Plan B to be sold over the counter to younger women. This is a very disappointing move by a man that goes to great lengths to pretend to be a “technocrat.”

FDL Movie Night: “The Greater Good”

By: Monday April 29, 2013 4:59 pm

Would you sacrifice your child’s health or life for the greater good? That is the question that arises in tonight’s film The Greater Good, directed, produced, and written by tonight’s guests Leslie Manookian and Kendall Nelson. The Greater Good takes a step back from the recent divisiveness discussing the issue’s complexity and nuances, bringing the bigger picture into focus through the stories of three families affected by vaccinations, with experts on both sides and in the middle of the vaccination debate.

FDA Approves Frankenfish – What Could Possibly Go Wrong ….?

By: Wednesday December 26, 2012 3:32 pm

On December 21st, the Food and Drug Administration announced that the first genetically-engineered animal ever approaching approval for public consumption — a hybrid Chinook Salmon-Pouty — has been declared to have “no significant impact” on the environment. As of the 21st, the FDA’s tentative approval of this GMO salmon, called “Frankenfish” by its many detractors, entered a 60-day public comment period.

In Alaska, home of a high percentage of the world’s remaining wild salmon, and a state where fish farming has been banned since 1989, the state’s three national legislators quickly responded to the FDA decision.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jon Krampner, Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

By: Saturday December 22, 2012 1:59 pm

You are 8 years old. It’s lunchtime at school. You grab your milk from the ‘lunch lady,’ pay your money, and sit down with your friends to eat. You open your Roy Rogers lunchbox or brown paper bag and pull out your sandwich and unwrap it. You look at your neighbor who is doing the same thing.

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