James Turner

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"James Turner, Esq., a principal in the firm Swankin Turner, represents businesses as well as individuals and consumer groups in a wide variety of regulatory matters concerning food, drug, health, environmental and product-safety matters. He has appeared before every major consumer regulatory agency, including the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Trade Commission, as well as the Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. Mr. Turner has served as special counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Food, Nutrition, and Health and to the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Research. He has also been a policy consultant to major corporations in the food, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries, including such companies as Kraft Foods, The Quaker Oats Company, Hoffmann-LaRoche and AT&T. Recently Mr. Turner was the lead attorney on a successful petition to the FDA to reclassify acupuncture needles from Class III to Class II medical devices, permitting their legal importation and distribution. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Law." [1]

As John Naisbitt writes: "Jim wrote The chemical Feast: The Nader Report on the FDA and is on of the leading consumer experts in the country. " [1]

"James Turner, chair of NISLAPP and Citizens for Health, says even when state and local governments have concerns about health effects linked to cell phone towers and Wi-Fi, they cannot do anything about it because the Telecommunications Act of 1996 prevents them from taking action." [2]

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  1. Weston A. Price Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed July 21, 2013.
  2. Voice for HOPE Contact, organizational web page, accessed July 22, 2013.
  3. Ecological Options Network Executive Board, organizational web page, accessed May 31, 2018.