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I mentioned these two men in an article I posted several days ago.

But I want to highlight them here.

They would seem to represent strong elements in the natural-health movement.

Who is Scott Faber?

He’s the executive director of Just Label It, the pre-eminent organization dedicated to mandatory labeling of GMO foods. He’s also the VP of Governmental Affairs for the powerful Environmental Working Group.

In recent Congressional testimony, Faber said all the right things about wanting mandatory labeling of GMO foods.

However, he also offered this stunning statement. Buckle up: “We do not oppose genetically modified food ingredients. We think there are many promising applications of genetically modified food ingredients. I am optimistic that the promises that were made by the providers of this technology will ultimately be realized…that we will have traits that produce more nutritious food that will see significant yield.”

And oh yes. In his former job, Scott Faber was, get this, the vice-president for government affairs, of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the GMA. Ring a bell? This is the organization that donated millions to DEFEAT mandatory GMO labeling in several Western states.

And now he is Executive Director of Just Label It, the core group pushing FOR mandatory GMO labeling.


Just Label It picks this man to head up its operation? On what possible basis? Because it wants to lose the fight it says it wants to win?

But don’t worry, be happy, ho-hum, just another day on the byways and highways of “natural-health.”

So far, I haven’t heard a peep about this astounding situation from activists inside the GMO labeling movement.

Why? Because they don’t want to ask controversial questions or risk offending anyone? Because they want to pretend all is well? Because they’re zealots in the Church of GMO Labeling and, therefore, their leaders can do no wrong?

Let’s move on to Daniel Fabricant.

There is an organization called the Natural Products Association. It’s the largest trade and lobbying group in North America for natural nutritional-supplement companies. You’d think this group would be squarely in the camp of the anti-GMO movement, if the word “natural” means anything at all.

Well, the executive director of the Natural Products Association is Daniel Fabricant.

Pop quiz: what federal agency gave the original blanket approval, based on no science, for GMO crops, allowing them to enter the US food supply in the 1990s? Which agency has, for decades, consistently fought to whittle down the power and scope of the natural nutritional-supplement industry?

The FDA.

What was Daniel Fabricant’s job before he became executive director of the Natural Products Association?

Fabricant was director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the FDA.

That’s right. But again, nothing to worry about. All is well. It’s rainbows and marshmallows along the road to paradise.

Someday, if an historian claims that Joe Stalin organized the first gay parade in Moscow, people will say, “It turns out that Joe was really a nice guy.”

Because they can’t think anymore. Because assessing a massive, glaring contradiction creates “too much stress.” Better to paste smiles on their faces and say, “The Universe knows what it’s doing. I surrender to the Universe.”

Keeping things natural…

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

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4 Responses to “Natural health? Scott Faber? Dan Fabricant? Really?”

  1. FluxRostrum says:

    Labeling doesn’t keep us safe anyway. They’ll just print labels so small you can’t read it. No doubt the “industry” is using the labeling fight to distract people from banning GMOs completely. The appointment of these shills is disgusting BUT no surprise, nothing new, same tactics being used by all of our corporate overseers.

  2. Goldbug36 says:

    Forget LABELING .. BAN GMOs! should be the only words for 2015, if it isn’t already too late. Labeling schemes concocted by the “bought-and-paid-for” crowd will always be deceptive. They know the majority of shoppers are either too dumbed down from drinking fluoride and eating GMOs or too busy to read labels. They will disguise ugly ingredients with constantly changing and unrecognizable chemical names.

  3. Alan Donelson says:

    I think Mr. Rappoport’s account of these two men deserves as wide an audience as we can afford him. Thank you, Barbara, for re-posting it. I too shall share it.

    “Cognitive infiltration” as espoused by Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, Harvard Law School, along with the (now ancient) tactic of creating one’s own, thus controlled opposition seems alive and well along many battle fronts, from GMOs and vaccines to nascent political forces that arise, ostensibly, to defend individual freedom (e.g., Tea Party, Occupy experiences).

    If one dares to rise up high enough, to place one’s head and shoulders well above a massive crowd, thus to lead, then one can also expect TPTB to target one’s self, whether by assassination of character or person. These are the times that try souls, to echo Mr. Paine’s stirring words. And these are the times WE THE PEOPLE were born to live, fully, wholly, and righteously.

    Let us go forth and act accordingly!