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Citizens for Health Launches New Website!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Primary Media Contact:
Kevin Sanchez
Hollenbeck Associates
(415) 227-1150 ext. 10
kevin@hollenbeckassociates.com

FoodIdentityTheft.com Alerts Consumers to Deceptive Product Packaging

WASHINGTON, DC – As the nation’s food integrity is under attack by profit-hungry corporations, and consumers are being targeted by deceptive packaging practices, Citizens for Health, has launched a new website, FoodIdentityTheft.com, to alert and inform Americans about misleading labeling on many food, beverage and health products.

Since 1993, Citizens for Health, “the Voice of the Natural Health Consumer,” has provided information about the threats posed by hundreds of everyday products.  By supplying facts, links to news stories and videos, legislative updates and more, the non-profit organization helps shoppers make informed decisions about the products they buy for themselves and their families.

“Many consumers believe that the U.S. government will protect us from false advertising or stop corporations from making unproven claims about their products,” said FoodIdentityTheft.com Senior Editor, Linda Bonvie.  “But the truth is, corporations and their lobbyists have a huge influence in Washington.  We as consumers have to protect ourselves, stay informed, and tell our legislators and government agencies that we won’t accept being lied to.”

FoodIdentityTheft.com will provide current information on many vital issues, beginning with the controversy surrounding the proposed name change of High Fructose Corn Syrup. The trade association for this man-made sweetener has asked the U.S. government to legally change the name of High Fructose Corn Syrup to the misleading and inaccurate name “corn sugar.”

According to Bonvie, “We’re not advocating the benefits or decrying the harm of this product. We simply believe there is no valid reason for the name change. It would only confuse consumers and allow food makers to conceal the identity of this product on ingredients labels.”

“Every day we see stories about food makers trying to pull a fast one on consumers,” said Jim Turner, Chairman of Citizens for Health. “Resources like FoodIdentityTheft.com are necessary to ensure that consumers are aware of the deceptive practices some corporations are using.”

For more information, or to arrange an interview with a representative from Citizens for Health, please contact Kevin Sanchez of Hollenbeck Associates at 415-227-1150 ext 110 or via e-mail at kevin@hollenbeckassociates.com.

Written by

Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor of Citizens for Health and a principal of Gormley NPI Consulting, James Gormley served as the Editor-in-Chief of "Better Nutrition" magazine and Editorial Director of the Vitamin Retailer Magazine group. He also served as the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs officer for Nutrition 21 and attended Codex Alimentarius meetings in Paris and Rome. An award-winning blogger and author of six books, including "Health at Gunpoint: The FDA’s Silent War Against Health Freedom," Gormley has been a leading consumer health advocate for nearly 20 years.

15 Responses to “Citizens for Health Launches New Website!”

By Linda Smith - 27 September 2011 Reply

Thank you so much for doing this, it is greatly appreciated.

I have already forwarded your e-mail to other people and will be telling people about FoodIdentityTheft.com

By Bridget Stroka - 27 September 2011 Reply

I don’t want high fructose corn syrup in ANY of my food, go back to pure cane sugar. Is’s not about making money, its about quality foods for everyone….

By Virginia Hulbert - 27 September 2011 Reply

Everyone should avoid processed food products and stick to fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. All desserts and snacks are very suspect. Read labels very carefully!!

By eyzatia - 27 September 2011 Reply

Hi: I use honey. And also I discovered Xylitol from birch bark and corn husks. It destroy the bacteria that causes tooth decay. It has one less molocule than sugar. Diabetics can use it. Theres even toothpaste with this product. check it out.
It is pricey but I alternate between honey and this. I’ve even baked birthday cakes for both members of my family, one Type 1 diabetis, and Type 11.
and other deserts.
Hope this gives you more to choose.

By Amy Ryberg - 27 September 2011 Reply

Thank you so much–you’re “keeping them honest”. The govt. cares about protecting large corporations and large donors–see Dr. Mercola’s daily columns (drmercola.com)

By Don Jusko - 28 September 2011 Reply

Thanks for the tip eyzatia, “Xylitol from birch bark and corn husks. It destroy the bacteria that causes tooth decay. It has one less molocule than sugar. Diabetics can use it.” Don

By Marion - 28 September 2011 Reply

High fructose corn syrup is bad for us but so is pure cane sugar.
The least amount of sugar we take in our bodies, the better we feel.

By henry - 28 September 2011 Reply

i been born and rise on organic food, thats why [ at age 60] i moved to country side to grow mine own organic food!!! no meat, no procced food, and lots of vegetables!!!ps; colaidol silver save my life!!!!! [ clean my system!!!]

By Jo-Anne Rohn-Cook - 29 September 2011 Reply

Thanks . I’ll share with others, as I have a health Food store and am a nutritional consultant. I’m also a writer and author as well as have a radio show. We need to get the information out.

By Tym - 1 October 2011 Reply

This is great, keep up the good work!

By Reg Mitchell - 17 December 2011 Reply

I am reading a book that has “Suppressed 1971 US report linked diet, disease” in it. I am intrested in that report if it still available.
It was/is heald by Citizans for Health but I don’t find such an org. CEO is Alexander Schauss

Reg Mitchell

By James Gormley - 17 December 2011 Reply

Dear Reg,
Hi. I don’t know which specific report you are referring to, as a number of books and reports were issues around that time, including John Yudkin’s piece against sugar, Key’s landmark review implicating saturated fat, etc. Alex Schauss was one of the early directors of CFH in the early 1990s.
What is the name of the nook you are reading?
Best,
James

By high fructose corn syrup - 26 December 2011 Reply

I was recommended this blog through my cousin. I am now not positive whether this submit is written through him as no one else know such specific about my problem. You are wonderful! Thanks!

By Glenn Wright - 10 February 2012 Reply

Where is your donation accepting page?

By James Gormley - 11 February 2012 Reply

Dear Glenn
Thanks for being a Citizen for Health!
Our donation page is here:
https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/750/donate_page/give
Sorry, you have to scroll all the way down to get to the “meat”….we are going to fix that soon.
Thank you so very much for supporting health freedom, Glenn.
All my best,
James

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