About Scott C. Tips

Editor of Health Freedom News President and Legal Counsel for NHF Born and reared in Texas, Scott Tips moved to California when he was 21. It was there that he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles, while working at three jobs in order to put himself through school.

Codex Crazy Monkeys

Codex Meeting location in Hamburg-Bergedorf, Germany By Scott C. Tips, NHF President & General Counsel At the beginning of this week December 5-9, 2016, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) became the very thing that Codex Secretariat Tom Heilandt warned against in his opening speech there – “lazy monkeys.” For those unfamiliar with that term, it is loosely translated as “being lazy for no reason and not [...]


December 30th, 2016 Dear Supporters, To all of you who have faithfully donated in the past, I truly thank you. You have been the ones who have kept the National Health Federation alive and active on the World stage literally creating global policies. You are the ones helping to change for the better the health of 7 billion souls worldwide, most of whom live in lands you may never visit. Some people spend an entire [...]

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One Hundred Years Later, a Different Battle of the Somme

The Codex Alimentarius Commission Meets In Rome, June 27-July 1, 2016   By Scott C. Tips One hundred years ago to the day, on July 1, 1916, the British and French Armies went on the attack against the German Army on the Somme with high expectations. This was the Allied offensive that was to crack the German lines in Northern France and hopefully end the Great War. Within hours, minutes really, though, the offensive bogged [...]

FDA Issues Revised Draft New Dietary Ingredient Guidance for Supplements

Previously jubilant Industry not so jubilant as NHF’s predictions come true By Scott C. Tips, National health Federation President and General Counsel specializing in food and drug law 16 August 2016 I truly wish that I had been wrong. Four years ago I predicted in writing that the whole-food industry’s jubilance over the decision of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revise the FDA’s Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient [...]

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VICTORY IN BALI Codex Agrees to Raise the Daily Value for Vitamin C By Scott C. Tips             Angelika Tritscher, the World Health Organization representative to Codex Alimentarius meetings, aptly posed a question to the Codex delegates assembled at a Food Contaminants meeting in Moscow in 2013, "How can we keep Codex relevant?" In posing this question, Dr. Tritscher quickly cut to the heart of the potential downfall of Codex. My response to Dr. Tritscher's [...]


ROMAN HORROR-DAY Organic Standards Take a Beating at Codex By Scott C. Tips             As with life, words have plain meanings.  That is, we all generally expect the basic meaning of a word to be what we know it to be through our experience and education.  A “cat” does not mean a “dog.” Instead, they are what we expect them to be just as water is water and blue means blue. Without such commonly accepted [...]

Sad Leaves The Flattening Forces of Globalization Continue to Advance © Scott C. Tips 2014

Sad Leaves The Flattening Forces of Globalization Continue to Advance By Scott C. Tips © Scott C. Tips 2014 My first trip to Europe was when I was a young boy and Kennedy was still president. Everything seemed so different there, from the public restrooms at the Brussels airport where the men’s and women’s entrances led into the exact same room to the frothy, thick, hot milk in an almost-too-big tasse that I happily slurped [...]

THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN HEALTH MYSTERY Why is there a Great Divide between the Australian People and Their Government on Health? By Scott C. Tips

  Australia is the continent-nation that we all know is full of healthy, sun-loving, active people who once tamed a continent and now bask in the glory of their sun-drenched outdoor world. When someone mentions Australia to us, do we automatically think of their cities? Of unhealthy urban masses? No. Absolutely not. We think of outdoorsmen and -women who go for a morning swim, run a marathon, drop a charging croc with a single shot [...]

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