"What can be done to generate a better placebo? Why isn't that an interesting and valid area of investigation? Here we have a totally harmless intervention that seems to get a better result in some people than others. Why wouldn't you want to study that?"
— Carlo Calabrese, researcher at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and advisor to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
From the front
"Clearly the motivation of these individuals is completely misguided and appears to be simply another attempt to discredit and malign our industry."
— Jim Roza, vice president of business development, technology and science for SourceOne Global Partners, commenting on the proposed New York State Assembly bill A2957, which would require products labelled as nutritional supplements to state on the label that the product has or has not been tested by the FDA
Petitioning for progress
"The policies of the USDA have a huge impact on the environment, animal welfare, rural life, and the public health. For too long, the agency has been controlled by a handful of large agribusiness firms. Now, more than ever, we need a USDA that will serve the interests of ordinary Americans."
— Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and signer of the Food Democracy Now petition to the Obama administration requesting that 12 leaders of the sustainable-agriculture movement be appointed to positions at the USDA