Greg Caton found himself ensnared in "Operation Cure All," an initiative initiated in 2001 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A press release on the FTC's website proclaimed, "FTC, FDA, and various law enforcement agencies join forces to combat internet scams promoting supplements and other products claiming to cure cancer, HIV/AIDS, and numerous other life-threatening ailments." Regrettably, the FDA employed this initiative as a pretext to shut down businesses and apprehend individuals whose products, though not endorsed by conventional medicine, exhibited actual efficacy, were cost-effective, and featured minimal, if any, side effects.
At the time of the FDA's operation, Greg Caton, an herbalist and inventor, held the positions of founder and president within three companies. One of these, Lumen Foods, specialized in soyfood products. Another, Preservx, manufactured a food preservative that Caton conceived and patented?a preservative requiring significantly smaller quantities than conventional alternatives. The third, Alpha Omega Labs, marketed what the FDA and conventional medical practitioners characterized as "unproven" remedies for cancer and various other health conditions.
Great Caton (1956 - 2021)
I have worked extensively in "designer foods," as well as alternative medicine and nutrition products since 1981. I graduated from L.A. Valley College ('75); am a U.S. Navy veteran ('75-'78), and the author of four books, Lumen: Food for a New Age (1986, an interdisciplinary work on vegetarianism and the role of meat analogs, with over 45,000 copies in print); MLM Fraud (1991, on corruption in the multi-level marketing industry and the tools to identify the work of its perpetrators -- since banned in the U.S.); Meditopia? (2004-2012: an ongoing project and free online read); and The Gospel of 2012 According to Ayahuasca (another free online read).
In 1984 I founded Consumer Express, which later became Nutrition for Life International (briefly traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange as "NFLI"). Later I founded Lumen Foods (1986), and its internet site (soybean.com, 1995), which currently manufacturers the best-selling vegetarian "meat" snack on the North American continent, Stonewall's Jerquee. My family successfully ran the company from its inception until its sale in March, 2007. I invented a food-grade preservative in 2003 and built a manufacturing plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to produce and commercialize the discovery. This facility currently operates as Global Preservatives, Inc. (globalpreservatives.com), the assignee of my primary U.S. Patent Application No. 10782405) representing this area of my work (see also). My current efforts in preservative research can be viewed at Natura Scio (www.naturascio.com).
In 1995 I created Alpha Omega Labs (herbhealers.com / altcancer.com), which became a provider of over 300 alternative health products with 14 distributors around the world, before its closure by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in September, 2003.
It successfully reopened in Ecuador in June, 2008.
Alpha Omega Labs is best known for Cansema? -- an effective cure for skin cancer, based on suppressed formulary information dating back to the 1850's. Over a 20 year period, Alpha Omega Labs has been responsible for curing thousands of cancer cases. The corruption surrounding the circumstances of its closure (from 2003 to 2008) is one of the topics in Meditopia?.
Education & Work History
L.A. Valley College, 1974-75. A.A. Social Sciences.
U.S. Navy, Crytologist, 1975-78.
(TS-SI & satcom clearances)
Founder/President, Richland Foods, 1981-83.
Early marketing company of soy-based meat
replacement meat replacement products (analogs).
Founder, Consumer Express, 1984.
Direct sales company, later became Nutrition For Life International, traded as NFLI (NASDAQ) in the 1990's.
Founder, Lumen Foods (soybean.com), 1986.
President, 1986-1997. Active with company, 1986-2007.
Manufacturer of soy-based meat replacements, specializing in intermediate moisture (IM mode) food products with extended shelf-life capability.
Founder, PreservX.com, 2003.
Manufacturer of natural preservatives for the
food industry. Sold in December, 2003;
now operating as GlobalPreservatives.com
Founder, Alpha Omega Labs (1994-2013)
Manufacturer of natural health care products,
distributing internationally from Guayaquil, Ecuador.
A resident of Cuenca, Ecuador, Mr. Caton is married to Cathryn E. Caton, N.D. They have one son. He is an Amateur Extra Class ham radio operator (N5OY), practicing herbologist, and life-long student of interdisciplinary studies.
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