Category Archives: Food

Food Police in North Carolina.

Steve Cooksey has a Diabetic Warrior website which is being investigated by the American Dietetic Assoc., which was the first state to have a unique law enacted.  It seems, in NC, you can’t give dietary advice without a license. The following is the story:

http://www.diabetes-warrior.net/2012/01/28/this-site-free-speech-are-being-investigated/

This Site & Free Speech are being investigated

By Steve Cooksey, on January 28th, 2012

In case you did not know… This blog and I are being investigated by the NC Board of Dietitians due to egads!!! … 

I tell people to eat like I do!!!!  …without a license!!  Horrors!!! 

Here’s my story if you don’t know it… I’m just a formerly obese, formerly insulin and drug dependent Type 2 Diabetic… who has normal blood sugar… and I’m drug and insulin FREE!

Note 1: Every single person that ‘eats like me’ or similarly improves health markers… every single one.

The point? … no one is ‘hurt’ by following my food recipes nor the meal plan I follow.

Note 2: Here is a link to the NC Law I am violating, “GUIDELINE A_6“. I still, to this day have not read it… maybe I will some day. 🙂

Note 3:  If you look on the emblem you see that the board was formed in 1992.  Since they were formed, obesity and diabetes has skyrocketed in the state, the nation and the world.  But yeah… don’t let me hurt someone …..

Facts

Fact #1- I attended a nutritional seminar January 12, 2012.  I spoke up against the normal deceptions and falsehoods that cause diabetics harm.

Fact #2- Someone took offense to my statements, found me on the internet and reviewed my site. They then reported me to the North Carolina Board of Dietitians.

Fact #3 – I received a phone call from the director of the State Board of Dietitians. To be fair and honest… she was very nice, polite and informative.

However…. She stated that I, as a non-licensed person could provide NO dietary or nutritional advice… period.   It makes no difference if I am giving the advice away or if it’s for a fee.

She also stated that having a ‘diabetes menu’ and or ‘diabetes meal plan’ was the equivalent of providing nutritional advice and was against the regulations.

Fact #4 – She stated that the full “complaint board” would review my site and provide a written review of the investigation, hopefully by the end of this month, January.  She added that even IF convicted, it would only be a misdemeanor but typically these cases end without litigation, if the person agrees to change their behaviors or websites.

California AB88, Labeling of GMO Food Bill Fails to Pass

There are 9 politicians we have elected voted NO to mandatory labeling of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) food. After all, money IS more important than health.  Please take time to call, write, or visit your representatives to let them know what your concern is.

California AB 88 voting record Update…

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Jan. 19, 2012

In committee: Set, second hearing. Failed passage.

Vote: Asm Appropriations

FAIL                             Motion: Do pass.

Ayes: 7                                        Noes: 9

Tom Ammiano                      Nora Campos     Charles Calderon

Steven Bradford                    Tim Donnelly     Isadore Hall

Wesley Chesbro                    Diane Harkey      Jim Nielsen

Felipe Fuentes                       Chris Norby        Jose Solorio

Mike Gatto                            Donald Wagner

Jerry Hill

Holly Mitchell

Abstain: 1

Bob Blumenfield

It is a good start to labeling our foods

  Numerous reports have documented Genetically Modified (GM) foods are a significant threat to our health. No evidence of benefits of GM crops was found. Please do your own research to find out more.

GM crops could pollute to adjacent fields, a great efforts would need to clean up contaminated field. Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer, works on farming and developing his own seeds for 50 years. When his fields were contaminated, Monsanto threatened him, intimidated him, and tried to take his land away.  He took them to court. After years in & out of court, He won.  Monsanto paid for the clean up. See the full story here.

Dr. Mercola and Dr. Don Huber met to discuss about Monsanto’s RoundUp Ready crops. According to Dr. Don Huber, an agricultural scientist and expert in microbial ecology, is convinced that Monsanto’s genetically engineered “RoundUp Ready” crops are responsible for a new micro-monster that’s causing an outbreak of new plant, animal and human diseases.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/13/gmo-crops-destroying-food-system.aspx

I see this is all about food control, which fits right into UN Agenda 21. I believe it’s important to educate consumers to read label and demand to protect our foods.  A coalition of consumer, public health and environmental health are campaigning for a ballot initiative to get mandatory labeling for GM foods sold in State of California. Supporters have been working tirelessly gathering signatures for CA Food Labeling Act to put on the ballot in 2012.  If you would like to volunteer or donate to their efforts to do more, please go to

http://www.organicconsumersfund.org/label/