In a recent announcement, the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said that it will back off of its plans to put new rules
in place for laboratory-developed tests (LDTs), rules that represented an
attempted regulatory takeover of the industry.
This matters enormously for all of us.
Medical testing is the future of medicine. New tests already exist to spot
cancers long before they manifest themselves otherwise. But these tests are
very expensive, and neither Medicare nor insurance companies will pay for them.
If they become more widely available, the price will fall. Testing can also
help prevent diabetes, heart and blood vessel illness, prostate cancer, and
Send a message thanking Congress for their action on LDTs,
but also send a message your elected representatives to address the fake olive
Many investigations into the olive oil industry have uncovered fraud and
deception on a grand scale. A food fraud study spanning thirty years showed
that olive oil is the most commonly adulterated food. A 2011 test from the
Olive Center found that the five top-selling imported extra-virgin olive oil
brands failed to meet trade standards 73% of the time. Other studies have
suggested that as much as 69% of imported extra-virgin olive oil may be
Congress for their action on LDTs, and urge them to address fake olive oil.
Thank you for your work on LDTs
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