Richard Moore



By Byron J. Richards, CCN
June 27, 2007

The FDA, emboldened by its transformation into a drug company, has embarked upon
an anti-American plan of interfering with business and intentionally eliminating
various dietary supplement companies from the market. The FDA announcement came 
on Friday, June 22, 2007 under the guise of a final rule for dietary supplement 
good manufacturing practices (CGMPs). Within this 800 page rule the FDA states, 
³We find that this final rule will have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.... Establishments with above average 
costs, and even establishments with average costs, could be hard pressed to 
continue to operate. Some of these may decide it is too costly and either change
product lines or go out of business.... 140 very small [less than 20 employees] 
and 32 small dietary supplement manufacturers [less than 500 employees] will be 
at risk of going out of business.... costs per establishment are proportionally 
higher for very small than for large establishments....The regulatory costs of 
this final rule will also discourage new small businesses from entering the 

This FDA rule will directly raise the price of dietary supplements for all 
consumers. The FDA acknowledges this and says ³We expect that the majority of 
these costs will be borne by consumers of dietary supplements, who will likely 
respond to the increase in prices by reducing consumption.² Thus, the FDA is 
intentionally seeking to shrink the size of the dietary supplement industry and 
reduce the influence of safe and effective options to improve the dreadful trend
in the health of Americans. The goal is to leave toxic drugs as the primary 
health option.

Independent analysis of this FDA rule has placed cost of compliance at 10 fold 
what the FDA estimates with as many as 50% of small companies unable to comply.

The gutless cowards of Congress, a majority of whom are on the Big Pharma 
payroll or will be on it once they leave Congress, have delegated their 
lawmaking powers granted by the U.S. Constitution to a bunch of Big 
Pharma-friendly unelected bureaucrats at the FDA, who are in turn using this 
power to undermine free commerce and help Big Pharma eliminate competition from 
the market. This is the behavior of a government in tyranny, inviting a 
revolution by the people. It is noteworthy that fascist governments of the past 
have eliminated health freedom and health options as a necessary condition to 
enslave and brainwash a population. Congress has delegated its responsibility to
the people to such an extent that over half the laws in this country are now 
concocted by unelected bureaucrats with vested interests.

A Vehicle for Unprecedented Harassment

Any company that can afford to comply with the costs and regulations of this new
FDA rule can be targeted and eliminated at will by the FDA. In essence, the FDA 
is seeking to make the dietary supplement industry document every phase of 
production, including expensive testing at multiple points in the production 
process. Massive recordkeeping will be required, including all customer 
complaints and returns for any reason! This is utterly draconian and unnecessary
interference and burden to free commerce. It is completely Anti-American. No 
doubt, the FDA will impose user fees as an additional charge so that FDA agents 
will have the funding required to enforce the regulations. Under the new rule 
any flaw in bookkeeping can result in a company¹s products being declared 
adulterated, allowing the FDA to remove them from the market even though nothing
is wrong with them! A company can then be forced out of business because they 
won¹t be able to sell any products to raise the money to comply. The rules are 
so complex and vague that the FDA can selectively target any company it chooses,
even those attempting to comply in good faith.

The FDA is doing this under the pretense of improved consumer safety. Consumer 
safety could readily be guaranteed by simply having all companies test their 
final products for purity and potency. Instead of this simple approach the FDA 
has gone to the extreme of burdening the dietary supplement industry with 
regulations in excess of the drug industry! Supplements are foods, not drugs. 
The food industry couldn¹t begin to comply with these FDA rules, even though 
food contamination is far more dangerous to health than dietary supplements.

The FDA intends to phase this rule in over the next three years. This means that
within five years half the industry and many of the health options individuals 
rely on will either be gone or significantly more expensive.

Even more chilling is that forces within the dietary supplement industry itself 
are in no small part responsible for this FDA final rule.

Trade Groups and their Big Companies Turn on America

The Natural Products Association (formerly the National Nutritional Food 
Association ­ NNFA) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) have been 
instrumental in forcing these drug-like rules on dietary supplements. These 
globalist organizations are selling out America, destroying American jobs, 
undermining the U.S. Constitution, and working in conjunction with 
pharmaceutical companies to usher in Codex and the New World Order. Consumers of
dietary supplements should learn who these companies are before buying their 
products and helping to inadvertently fund the destruction of health freedom in 
this country.

When DSHEA was passed in 1994 part of that law required the FDA to establish 
current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs) for the dietary supplement 
industry. During a period of FDA outreach to the industry the FDA was surprised 
to learn that CRN and NPA were in favor of drug-like CGMPs for the dietary 
supplement industry. These trade groups, working closely with Senators Orin 
Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA), have intentionally taken the supplement 
industry down a slippery slope. It is noteworthy that Hatch takes in more money 
from Big Pharma than he does from dietary supplement companies. Not only is 
Hatch a big supporter of the Medicare Part D drug rip off of Americans he has 
saved Big Pharma billions by protecting them from generic competition, as he is 
currently attempting to do with his legislation for new biologic drugs. Hatch 
also has a son working for NPA and another son that lobbies for NPA and the 
dietary supplement industry. When Hatch leaves the Senate he will be first in 
line for a six or seven figure Big Pharma salary.

The CRN has been taken over by multinational drug and food companies. Key 
players are the nutritional divisions of Bayer, BASF, Cargill, Monsanto, Wyeth, 
and Archer Daniels Midland. Nutrition companies that participate are in most 
cases owned by pharmaceutical companies, heavily invested in pharmaceutical 
companies, or jockeying for position in the international market as part of the 
New World Order. Key names include Mannatech, Shaklee, Herbalife, GNLD 
International, The Vitamin Shoppe, and GNC. These companies are glad to 
eliminate competition from small companies and start up ventures.

Carrying on the general theme of Big Pharma ownership and a globalist agenda are
the companies that control the NPA. One need only look at the new NPA China 
board to understand who these key players are. Jarrow Formulas, Now Foods, GNC, 
and Herbalife top the list. At the end of 2006 Jarrow and Now helped lead the 
charge with Senators Hatch and Harkin to burden the dietary supplement industry 
with bizarre Adverse Event Reporting legislation (AER) which insisted that 
dietary supplement companies keep extensive records on any type of consumer 
complaint. Aspects of this AER law are now implemented in the FDA final rule on 
CGMPs. Of course, NPA was quick to offer expensive training to its members to 
indoctrinate them into how to comply with the rules that NPA, working on behalf 
of the FDA, just forced on its own members. Are their member companies really 
this stupid? Or are they all working together? I would recommend that any NPA 
member that believes itself to be a true American company that values our 
constitution immediately withdraw from NPA membership ­ consumers will be 
looking to see who you are.

The picture is now crystal clear for any person who cares to look. Numerous 
dietary supplement companies are anti-American and actively selling out our 
country and our constitution, working hand-in-glove with the FDA and Big Pharma.
The majority of such companies can be found as members of CRN and NPA. It will 
be up to the American consumer to save the dietary industry from itself and 
preserve their own access to safe and effective natural health remedies. This is
a relatively simple task. Quit buying products from or quit being a distributor 
in these fascist organizations. Support the small companies that are the 
backbone of America, otherwise they will soon be extinct.

Update on S.1082 Threat to Dietary Supplements

Many of you have been following the extreme threat to dietary supplements posed 
by S.1082. Similar legislation has now cleared the House Energy and Commerce 
Committee and is headed for the floor of the House in the next week or two. The 
House version of this bill now contains the ³food and food ingredients² language
that the FDA can use to apply drug-related risk/benefit analysis to dietary 
supplements and have them removed from the market at their whim.

It is noteworthy that both CRN and NPA have posted on their websites information
stating that S.1082 is not a threat to dietary supplements. Both organizations 
are flat out wrong. They cite a colloquy by Hatch, Harkin, Kennedy, and Enzi as 
their evidence. This colloquy was a direct result of our grassroots campaign to 
alert the American consumer to this major threat. In no way does this colloquy 
protect dietary supplements. UNTIL THE LANGUAGE IN THE BILL IS CHANGED THE 

CRN and NPA also tell their members that the Codex initiative to scare consumers
into thinking that dietary supplements are unsafe above miniscule amounts and 
need to be regulated by international laws is also no big deal. It is clear that
CRN and NPA, again working hand-in-glove with the FDA, are a major part of the 
problem and are actively engaged in forwarding the globalist agenda of the New 
World Order. While pretending to represent the dietary supplement industry these
organizations are in fact shooting the industry in the back and undermining 
health options for Americans.

The FDA is Out of Control

The FDA is a tyrannical organization that is now emboldened and completely out 
of control. It is not surprising that the FDA is seeking to eliminate 
competition to Big Pharma, they have been doing that for much of the past 
century. What is surprising is that they are openly stating in their final rule 
a plan that directly eliminates small businesses from existence. This fascist 
organization believes itself to be above the rule of law and is actively working
against America and the rights of Americans. It must be stopped.

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Byron J. Richards, Founder/Director of Wellness Resources, is a Board-Certified 
Clinical Nutritionist and nationally-renowned health expert, radio personality, 
and educator. He is the author of Mastering Leptin, The Leptin Diet, and Fight 
for Your Health: Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America.

Richards encourages individuals to take charge of their health, stand up for 
their health rights, and not blindly succumb to propaganda from the 
vested-interests who profit from keeping Americans sick. As founder of Wellness 
Resources, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN, an independently-owned fine-quality dietary 
supplement company since 1985, he has personally developed 75 unique 
nutraceutical-grade nutritional formulas. www.wellnessresources.com

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