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 Loving the Earth Environmental Revolution 
 Corporate Control of US Government
 Actuality (Uncut Material)
 Elizabeth Henley, Esq. and Donald L. Hassig, Director, Cancer Action NY
 Cancer Action News Network  
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The establishment of the modern era US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) took place in 1906 with passage of the Federal Food and Drugs
Act. The FDA is responsible for safeguarding public health against
the harm that results from exposure to toxic substances that contaminate
food and consumer products.

The record of FDA failures to act for protection of the public health
in cases where large amounts of scientific knowledge support
protective action is long and extensive. United States citizens who
have observed these failures have sought to motivate FDA action by
filing formal citizen petitions. FDA has responded to many of these
petitions by either denying the petition outright or simply refusing
to make any response to the petition.

The founder of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, Samuel Epstein, MD,
has worked for decades to motivate FDA to take actions that
would greatly reduce the exposure of Americans to poisons.

"I have submitted the following eight petitions to the FDA, to which there
has not been any response."--Samuel Epstein, MD

January 29, 2010 "Imminent Health Hazard from Hormonal Beef"

January 12, 2010 "Imminent Health Hazard from rBGH"

May 13, 2008 "Citizen Petition Seeking A Cancer Warning On Cosmetic Talc

May 11, 2007 "Citizen Petition Seeking the Withdrawal of the New Animal Drug
Application Approval for Posilac-Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH)"

October 22, 1996 "Citizen Petition Seeking Cancer Warninig On Cosmetics
Containing DEA"

May 12, 1995 "Citizen Petition Seeking A Medical Alert For All Women With
Silicone Gel and Polyurethane Breast Implants"

April 25, 1995 "Citizen Petition Seeking Labeling of Nitrite-Preserved Hot
Dogs For Childhood Cancer Risk"

November 17, 1994 "Citizen Petition Seeking Carcinogenic Labeling On All
Cosmetic Talc Products"

Elizabeth Henley, Esq., a citizen with no organizational affiliation,
petitioned FDA to resume labeling birth control pills so as to inform consumers
of the cancer risk associated with use. FDA denied this petition; Henley
filed suit in the US Court of Appeals. The decision favored FDA. Attorney
Henley considered this an experience of a failure of the courts to provide

Cancer Action NY petitioned FDA to produce regulations that
would establish a prohibition against the feeding of waste animal
fat to livestock and require the labeling of all foods containing
animal fat so as to make known to the consumer the presence
of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) contaminants in these foods.

"The FDA has failed to act on Cancer Action NY's citizen petition
for POPs exposure reduction regulatory actions. Since the filing
of this petition in January 2004, many Americans have received
dangerous POPs exposures that could have been avoided. FDA is
not doing the work that Americans created it to do. This is causing
Americans to receive exposures to hazardous chemicals and develop
cancers resultant from these exposures. These cancers could have
been prevented. The FDA is a corrupt institution. The degree to which
corporate interests control FDA is outrageous. It must be reformed.
I have decided that filing suit in the US Court of Appeals will be our next
step. Having had a considerable amount of experience being cheated
as a pro se litigant I am not optimistic about the results. Regardless of
that, suing FDA comes next."--Donald L. Hassig

Corporate control of FDA is at the very core of failure to act when
scientific knowledge supports action. This control exists in a number
of forms. Upper level FDA administrators have close ties to the
corporations that FDA is charged with regulating. Former Monsanto
executive, Michael R. Taylor, was recently appointed as FDA's Deputy
Commissioner for Foods. FDA administrators retire at an early age and
seek employment in the corporations that FDA regulates.

Cancer Action NY has contacted the office of Hon. William Owens, 23rd CD
State of New York, seeking the assistance of his office in bringing about
congressional hearings into the matters of corporate control destroying
the public health protection function of the FDA and the great amount of
harm that this corporate control has caused to the American public during
the period of existence of the FDA.
Cancer Action NY's
Cancer Action News Network
Donald L. Hassig, Producer
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