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Animal ID Problems in Other Countries

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RFID Tags - Good, Bad & Ugly

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The PLUM ISLAND CONNECTION

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4-H, FFA Targeted at Fairs

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Leon's Story - Chipped Dog Died From Cancer

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NAIS NEWS in OTHER STATES

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MICROCHIP PROBLEMS IN DUTCH HORSES

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HOW IS THIS CONNECTED TO THE NAIS? LOOK FOR THE Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement (SPSA) and the Technical Barrier to Trade Agreement (TBTA) - THE TREATIES BEHIND THE NAIS!

November 24, 2007

Staffers from the USDA will travel to Surfers' Paradise in Queensland, Australia, to participate in a meeting of the Codex Alimentarius, Nov. 26 – 30. Why? To continue developing international rules and regulations that govern what you eat.

USDA says "The Codex Alimentarius Commission was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, and the World Health Organization, or WHO. Through adoption of food standards, codes of practice and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by promoting their adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure that fair practices are used in trade."

Among the several interesting agenda items is this: "Discussion Paper on the Need for Further Guidance on Traceability/Product Tracing."

This is U.N.-speak for "let's tighten the regulations on animal identification and trace-back." This item has been on the Codex agenda for several years now. Whether the USDA took the idea of animal identification to the Codex, or brought the idea home from a Codex meeting, cannot be determined for certain. What is certain is this: The idea was cultivated by the members of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, consisting of organizations that stand to profit from the program. It was the NIAA that asked the USDA to develop a National Animal Identification Program, as far back as 2002.

A casual look at the NIAA membership reveals why it is so important to them. Companies such as Digital Angel and the other technology manufacturers can reap windfall profits if government requires every animal, and every property where livestock animals reside, to bear special Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, tags and tag reading equipment.

State departments of agriculture see a massive full-employment act, with expanding budgets and bureaucracies to monitor the program. Trade organizations are falling at the feet of the USDA, seeking grants to develop and manage federally approved databases in public/private partnerships.

The animal identification program is mandatory in England. U.S. Animal owners should see the form required of goat and sheep owners. Cattle owners must have a 66-page "Cattle Owners Handbook", seven-page license, and each cow must have a passport. Non-compliance results in confiscation and slaughter – without compensation. Unconfirmed reports put the cost of this program at $69 per head sold.

Australia also has mandated an animal identification program. It is similar to the U.K. Program because it is constructed on the European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme, or EUCAS. Producers are required to complete and submit many forms such as this permission to move form.

Both the United Kingdom and Australia are participants in the Codex Alimentarius Commission and are working to make the animal identification scheme mandatory worldwide. The USDA is doing its best to comply with the ever-expanding international regulations, but American producers are not cooperating as well as the subjects of the European Union.

American producers, however, need the help of other non-farm Americans who value individual freedom. If government can mandate the identification and reporting of movements of livestock animals, the same government can mandate the identification and reporting of pets, and of virtually any other private property.

The purpose of the Fourth Amendment is to guarantee that every American is secure in his person, house, papers and property – unless probable cause for search and seizure is demonstrated to a judge. This animal identification system completely ignores this fundamental principle.

The USDA and Codex Alimentarius hide behind the claim that the program is necessary to promote food safety. Nothing is further from the truth. This program is about control by the government, and profits for the manufacturers of the equipment, profits for the meat packers and exporters, payrolls for expanded bureaucracies, and pain for the producers and the people who ultimately must pay higher prices for the food they eat.

All Americans would do well to join forces with the people who are opposing this program in the United States. It will take a groundswell of outrage from across the nation to gain the attention of election-year politicians. All politicians, both state and federal, need to hear from American citizens who refuse to allow their government to impose upon them the incredible burden the European Union is imposing upon its citizens.

Even though the USDA insists that its program is "voluntary," don't believe it for a minute. The USDA already supports, with grants, states that make the program mandatory. The USDA supports the requirement by state fair boards to require 4-H and FFA kids to be registered in the program as a condition of showing their animals at the state fair. If the USDA ever gets its "voluntary" program assembled, you can rest assured that it is only a matter of time before the program will become mandatory, with enforcement penalties as brutal as the United Kingdom's. 

  

How Codex is Formulated & Imposed on Nations

Codex Alimentarius committees (of which there are more than 20), “regional committees” and “task forces”, prepare and develop standards and guidelines on every aspect of food, "from farm to fork". After these committees and task forces formulate standards which become ready for ratification (once they reach step 8 of the forumlation process), they are then presented to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) for ratification.

CAC is the top-level of the Codex hierarchy.

Codex is Anti-Democratic

Committees and CAC operate through poorly defined “consensus” with no attempt at democratic decision-making. The proceedings are determined by the dictates of individual chairpersons. Thus, actions of the committees and the CAC may not carry out the will of delegates or the countries they represent.

Dr. Grossklaus, Chairman of CAC and anti-nutrition Chairman of the pivotal “Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses” (CCNFSDU), had the delegate from India bodily removed during a November 2003 CCNFSDU meeting. The delegate’s crime? Insisting on discussing the inclusion of CCNFSDU-approved material in baby formula which could kill 10% of newborns in his country. After the delegate was forcibly removed, Dr. Grossklaus nonchalantly declared the issue approved by “consensus”.

“Consensus” has never been carefully defined. It seems that according to Codex Alimentarius, consensus is achieved when:

  • Everyone agrees
  • Everyone has been heard from
  • There is no sustained opposition

While that sounds good, the problem is that there is no democracy in the process. It is important to note that the Chairman can prevent a delegate from being heard by deliberately refraining from turning on the delegate’s microphone. So if the Chairman (i.e. Dr. Grossklaus) does not like what is being said, he can flip a switch (or refrain from flipping it in the first place), and that will be that. This guarantees that there is no sustained opposition if the Chairman does not want there to be any opposition.

Conflict of Interest

Dr. Rolf Grossklaus, CCNFSDU chairman, is also the Chairman of the Board of BfR, a private corporation which specializes in Risk Assessment. Dr. Grossklaus’s company submits Risk Assessment values to Codex. In his position at Codex Alimentarius, Dr. Grossklaus contributed to the bizarre definition of nutrients as toxins, and promoted the use of Risk Assessment to determine their “maximum” dosages.

Dr. Grossklaus is on record having said that “nutrition is not relevant to health” and that nutrients “have no place in the prevention, treatment or cure of any disease or condition”.

How Codex Standards Are Implemented

Once ratified by the CAC, a guideline, standard or regulation is implemented in one of two ways:

  • Codex Alimentarius is accepted by the WTO and is used to decide trade disputes. Crushing trade sanctions may be applied to countries found to be in violation of the Codex Alimentarius Standards via the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Resolution process. A country which is in compliance with Codex in its domestic laws is deemed to be the automatic winner in a trade dispute with a country whose laws are not Codex-compliant. Codex thus provides the WTO with a set of regulations by which it can judge whether a country is providing a hidden or overt barrier to trade (i.e. not complying domestically with Codex regulations).
  • Domestic compliance may be required by WTO Trade Agreements. The WTO has challenged US laws in court 11 times and won each time. The Congress of the US has changed our laws to comply with the WTO and we have lost all but 2 trade disputes within the WTO resulting in immense trade sanctions. The prevailing country, by the way, selects the area in which the trade sanctions will be applied in order to damage the offending country in the way that serves its needs best. BOTH THE SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY AGREEMENT (SPSA) AND THE TECHNICAL BARRIER TO TRADE AGREEMENT (TBTA) (BOTH WTO SUB-AGREEMENTS WHICH THE UNITED STATES HAS UNFORTUNATELY SIGNED) HAVE PROVISIONS WHICH COULD BE USED TO FORCE U.S. LAW INTO COMPLIANCE WITH CODEX ALIMENTARIUS. Many fear that both CAFTA and NAFTA could do the same (force compliance with Codex) as could the FTAA agreement. Article 3 of the SPSA makes domestic compliance mandatory with WTO-accepted standards (e.g. Codex Alimentarius) regarding toxins. Countries whose domestic law complies with Codex are held to be in automatic compliance with Codex Alimentarius for the WTO Dispute Resolution purposes. Countries not in internal compliance with Codex Alimentarius can be held to be providing a hidden barrier to trade in any food-related trade dispute and be subject to severe WTO trade sanctions.

WTO Coerces Compliance With Codex

Codex Alimentarius has no legal standing on its own. It is merely a set of regulations lacking any means of implementation except for the fact that it has been accepted by the WTO.

On October 11, 1995 the United States Federal Register announced that it is now FDA policy to accept international standards, whether completed or nearing completion, in preference to domestic standards. Thus, the groundwork was laid from the INSIDE for the replacement of our domestic laws, standards, and regulations with Codex's inferior ones (our domestic laws and standards are far superior in terms of scientific validity, consumer protection and safety).

Due to this FDA policy, undemocratic changes of national and state legislation and standards take place despite the will of the American people (with this will being expressed through laws passed by the people’s elected representatives). Endangered species protection, Massachusetts tax law, Iowa gambling legislation and the presence of fructose in our beverages (with all the accompanying health risks) are just a few of the areas already challenged and changed by the WTO in our own courts. Our sovereign laws are being subjugated by an undemocratic, ill-defined body of elite financiers who seem to see only dollar signs: the World Trade Organization (WTO) .

Codex Alimentarius is supported by the WTO. When Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., author of “Death by Medicine”, attended a Codex committee meeting (CCNFSDU, Bonn, 2004), a long-time employee of Codex told her that once the World Trade Organization took over Codex in 1995…

“It was no longer in the hands of the 165 member nations of the WHO (World Health Organization) but in the hands of trade organizations in the 148 countries of the WTO (World Trade Organization), which seems intent on standardizing everything to do with international trade in our emerging global economy.”

Thus, the sanctioning power of the WTO is what breathes life into Codex Alimentarius, because if member nations don’t comply, they will face disastrous trade sanctions as penalties for that lack of compliance. To make matters far worse, developing nations are being urged to adopt the Codex standards as their own domestic laws lock, stock and barrel so the US is guaranteed to lose in every trade dispute involving food unless it, too, adopts Codex as our domestic standard.

Wealth - Not Health

Not surprisingly, with this kind of WTO-sanctioned economic pressure, countries are motivated to bring their domestic laws into compliance with Codex out of fear of the WTO and the heavy burden of trade sanctions, not because of any health benefits to their people.

As a physician practicing Natural Nutritional Medicine (NNM), I am unable to identify a single health benefit associated with Codex Alimentarius.

It is well-known that the WTO's agenda is dictated by the largest corporations on Earth, which are not well-known for their regard for the health of the people and planet.

 ABOUT CODEX ALIMENTARIUS: THE 5-MINUTE TOUR

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes
19th Century U.S. author and physician

These 14 points provide you with understanding about Codex Alimentarius - health freedom threat number one. It also explains what to do about it.

  1. Consumer Protection? Unfortunately Not
    The first step to understanding Codex Alimentarius is to realize that it has absolutely nothing to do with "consumer protection". That’s propaganda for the sake of getting people and Congress to yield to its implementation.
  2. Says Who?
    Rima E. Laibow, M.D. is a successful natural medicine physician who graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1970. Dr. Laibow has studied more than 16,000 pages of Codex Alimentarius documentation. Her conclusion? Codex Alimentarius is a very serious threat to health freedom. We must take it seriously.
  3. Meaning of Name and History of Organization
    “Codex Alimentarius” means “food rules” in Latin. The organization was born in 1962 when the United Nations established the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) as a “Trade Commission”. It was created to regulate, and thus CONTROL, every aspect of how food and nutritional supplements are produced and sold to the consumer. IT IS SOLELY ABOUT TRADE AND THE PROFITS OF MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATIONS.
  4. Bolstering Profits of Pharmaceutical Industry
    The more natural health products people use, the fewer drugs they use. Millions are turning to natural health. Big Pharma fears this as it would diminish profits. Codex is designed to protect Big Pharma profits by eliminating natural health products and treatments. Health food stores and wellness companies would be hit hard.
  5. Codex Alimentarius is Unscientific
    Codex is unscientific because it classifies nutrients as toxins and uses “Risk Assessment” to set ultra low so-called “safe upper limits” for them. Risk Assessment is a branch of Toxicology, the science for assessing toxins. The proper science for assessing nutrients is Biochemistry. Codex does not use Biochemistry.
  6. Based on Tyrannical Napoleonic Legal Code
    Codex is based on the Napoleonic Code, dating back to Bonaparte. Under this code, anything not explicitly permitted is automatically forbidden. Under Common Law (our system), something does not have to be explicitly permitted to be legal. The tyrannical Napoleonic Code allows the banning of natural health options by default.
  7. Shrewdly, Slowly Raising Heat
    CODEX WILL GO INTO GLOBAL EFFECT ON DECEMBER 31, 2009, UNLESS WE, THE PEOPLE, TAKE ACTION AND AVERT IT. Right now, we are like a frog boiled slowly, the heat raised gradually so we won’t jump out of the water. The media is used to make us believe that Codex is about “consumer protection”. Part of the media strategy is to tarnish the image of natural health options, through for-hire studies.
  8. Beware Codex Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
    One-time defenders of supplements and nutritional products, such as the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) and Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), have fallen prey to new pharmaceutical members and are spreading disinformation saying that Codex is “consumer protection”. Their boards used to be run by health freedom fighters.
  9. VMG: Banning Our Supplements
    Codex is made up of many standards for every aspect of food. One of these standards was ratified (approved) in July 2005: the destructive Codex Alimentarius Vitamin and Mineral Guideline (VMG). The VMG can ban all high potency and clinically effective vitamins & minerals. For example, Vitamin C would be restricted to only a few milligrams per dose. Other nutrients, such as amino acids, are also under threat.
  10. DSHEA, Our Best Legal Defense
    The U.S. has a powerful legal tool for health freedom: the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), passed in 1994 after massive grass-roots action. DSHEA scientifically classifies nutritional supplements as food and prevents dosage restrictions; Codex unscientifically classifies them as toxins and sets ultra-low doses. The VMG violates U.S. law because it violates DSHEA. We must unite to protect DSHEA, our best legal defense against Codex.
  11. Congressional Effort Underway to Undermine DSHEA
    The pharmaceutical industry works through irresponsible/corrupt politicians to do their bidding. The path to institute Codex in America is to “influence” Congress to pass laws friendly to drugs and unfriendly to nutritional supplements, so that slowly everyone comes to believe that nutrients are “dangerous”, and drugs are “proper medicine”. Susan Davis (D, CA) and other politicians are helping Big Pharma by supporting bills designed to destroy DSHEA.
  12. U.S. Government Illegally Supports Codex
    The U.S. Codex Office (the U.S. Codex “point of contact”) is unfortunately highly supportive of Codex. So is the rest of the government, including the pharmaceutical-friendly FDA. They should not be. DSHEA and other U.S. law means their support is in direct violation of the laws of the U.S.A.! They are breaking our laws and they know it.
  13. Let’s Enter Coordinal Relationships With Congress
    CONGRESS HAS THE POWER TO KEEP AMERICA CODEX-FREE. IT CAN DEFEAT BILLS DESIGNED TO DESTROY DSHEA, SUPPORT HEALTH FREEDOM BILLS, AND REPRIMAND THE U.S. CODEX OFFICE AND THE FDA. Using the Internet we can reach Congress directly to create a lobby of the people, for the people. Families of Congress would suffer too, if Codex is not averted.
  14. Call to Action
    Thanks to the Internet, millions of health conscious Americans can unite to protect health freedom from Codex Alimentarius. We have the power to turn Codex into a blessing if all of us in the natural health community use it to get active, get organized, and stand up for health freedom. Together, we will let Big Pharma know that we see through their deception and will protect our access to natural health care.

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?page_id=165

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Codex Alimentarius Summarized in 7 Points

HealthFreedomUSA.org, the website of the Natural Solutions Foundation, is beholden to no one: our only interest is health freedom. Rima E. Laibow, MD, successful natural medicine physician since the 1970s, has studied 16,000 pages of Codex documentation. Her conclusion is that people who say that Codex is “consumer protection”, “voluntary”, or “harmless” are, at best, seriously mistaken.

1) Started in 1962 by UN, Imposed by WTO Sanctions

Codex Alimentarius was created in 1962 as a trade Commission by the UN to control the international trade of food. Its initial intentions may have been altruistic but it has been taken over by corporate interests, most notably the pharmaceutical, pesticide, biotechnology and chemical industries.

Codex Alimentarius is backed up by the crippling trade sanctions of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Any non Codex-compliant nation would face huge economic punishment since they would automatically lose in any food-trade dispute with a Codex compliant country.

2) “Nutrients are Toxins” Is Junk Science

Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has two committees which impact nutrition.

One of them, the “Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses” (CCNFSDU), is chaired by Dr. Rolf Grossklaus, a physician who believes that nutrition has no role in health. This is the “top-guy” for Codex nutritional policy, and he has stated that “nutrition is not relevant to health”.

As unbelievable as it may sound, Dr. Grossklaus actually declared nutrients to be toxins in 1994 and instituted the use of toxicology (Risk Assessment) to prevent nutrients from having any impact on humans who take supplements! It is worth mentioning that Dr. Grossklaus happens to own the Risk Assessment company advising CCNFSDU and Codex on this issue. This company makes money when its toxicology services are used for the “assessment” of nutrients. Here in the U.S. we call that a “conflict of interest”.

Codex is made up of thousands of standards and guidelines. One of them, the Vitamin and Mineral Guideline (VMG), is designed to permit only ultra low doses of vitamins and minerals (and make clinically effective nutrients illegal). How can the VMG restrict dosages of vitamins and minerals? By using Risk Assessment (toxicology) to assess nutrients.

While Risk Assessment is a legitimate science (it is a branch of toxicology), it is the wrong science for assessing nutrients! In fact, in this context, it is actually junk science. Biochemistry, the science of life processes, is the correct science for assessing nutrients. Codex Alimentarius treats nutrients as toxins, which is literally insane.

Nutrients are not toxins - they are essential for life.

No matter what Codex Alimentarius officials say to convince you that Risk Assessment is a “science-based” approach to nutrients, it is not.

And it is worth repeating that Dr. Grossklaus, the head of Codex Alimentarius, owns the Risk Assessment company advising CCNFSDU and Codex on the “benefit” of using Risk Assessment to assess nutrients.

3) Not Consumer Protection - That’s Propaganda

Contrary to the propaganda, Codex Alimentarius has nothing to do with consumer protection. Nothing! Codex is about the economic ambitions of multi-national corporations, in particular, the pharmaceutical industry.

Using their multi billion-dollar marketing budgets, these industries have launched a massive media propaganda campaign to paint Codex Alimentarius as a benevolent tool of “consumer protection”, as well as to negatively taint the image of natural health options and mislead people to fear them as “dangerous”, so they will take drugs (which really are dangerous). Natural health products and options have an amazing safety record and are remarkably effective, especially when compared to pharmaceutical drugs.

Unfortunately, one-time defenders of health freedom such as National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) and Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) have joined the propaganda bandwagon and are spreading false information saying that Codex Alimentarius is either “harmless” or benevolent “consumer protection”. Neither is true.

The membership of these one-time defenders of health freedom has become permeated by people from the pharmaceutical industry (for example, CRN counts as its members corporations such as Monsanto® and Bayer®).

4) Codex: Serious Threat to Health and Health Freedom

If Codex Alimentarius is implemented in the United States of America, therapeutic dosages of vitamins and minerals (and all other nutrients soon to follow) will become unavailable because they will literally become illegal.

Here’s how it would work, in a nut-shell:

Due to the junk science use of Risk Assessment (toxicology) to assess supposedly toxic nutrients, a false belief is being engineered saying that “nutritional supplements are dangerous to people’s health”.

Using this false belief generates calls to “protect” people from these “toxic” nutrients. After the calls come the bills to set ultra low permissible dosages (remember, nutrients are deemed “dangerous toxins” under this false belief). If enough of us and our Congressional delegates buy this nonsense, we and Congress would blindly comply with Codex Alimentarius’ VMG. And blind compliance is what the industries behind Codex Alimentarius intend.

Blind compliance goes hand-in-hand with lack of activism. This lack of activism allows our protective laws, classifying nutrients as foods with no upper limits (such as DSHEA), to be easily repealed and replaced with draconian laws to classify nutrients as toxins. And “harmonization” with the pro-illness, pro-pharmaceutical industry Vitamin and Mineral Guideline is there to fill the void.

Only intentionally ineffective, ultra low dose supplements would be legal, with or without a prescription, on the VMG list. If enough people do not take action, we can expect to watch nutritional supplement manufacturers and, thus health food stores, to go out of business, in a domino effect. The only player left standing would be Big Pharma.

Therapeutic grade vitamins, minerals, and amino acids would be eliminated from the marketplace (although a few low-dose supplements would be allowed by Codex, as a symbolic measure to avoid suspicion about their ulterior motive).

Natural health professionals would lose the tools of their trade (nutritional supplements) and health conscious people would be unable to choose natural health options for health promotion and disease treatment.

And that is, in a nutshell, how Codex Alimentarius is poised to make Natural and Nutritional Medicine (NNM) disappear from the legal health world and go underground. Who benefits? Big Pharma.

It would take a few years for the above scenarios to be feasible (Codex Alimentarius is meant to go into full global effect by 2010). The slower the process takes, the less alarmed people will be. That’s probably the logic of the architects of Codex Alimentarius.

5) Serves Economic Interests of Sickness Industries Through WTO and Napoleonic Code

More and more people are turning to natural health products globally. The “wellness” trend is a major trend in today’s society. The more natural health products people use, the fewer drugs they buy. The pharmaceutical industry, which is part of the “Sickness Industry”, fears the inevitable shift toward natural health care.

Instead of accepting the will of the people and rethinking the future of the pharmaceutical industry, the industry has decided upon an unethical course of action: the use of deception and deceit to eliminate natural health products completely.

Codex Alimentarius is a shrewd vehicle for protecting the pharmaceutical industry from the loss of income it stands to suffer due to the inevitable growth of natural healthcare.

Codex Alimentarius is the resistance of the dinosaurs to inevitability: the burgeoning desire of humanity for a healthier, saner, and more sustainable way of life.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) intends to force Codex Alimentarius upon the nations of the world, including the U.S. This would be done under the threat of massive economic sanctions if WTO-countries do not comply with Codex Alimentarius.

Furthermore, Codex is based in the Napoleonic Code, not Common Law. That means that under Codex Alimentarius, anything not explicitly permitted is forbidden. Under Common Law, we hold that anything not explicitly forbidden is permitted. The difference is the difference between health freedom and health tyranny. Codex Alimentarius would be able to ban supplements by default.

6) DSHEA Protects America From Codex Alimentarius

The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA, 1994), an American law classifying our supplements and herbs as foods (which can have no upper limit set on their use), was passed by unanimous Congressional consent following massive grass-roots support organized by health food stores. Millions of American activists told Congress, in no uncertain terms:

“Protect nutritional supplements as foods or we will remove you from office”.

Congress listened and carried out the will of the people.

DSHEA appropriately classifies nutritional supplements as foods which can have no upper limits set on their use. DSHEA recognizes that people use nutrients safely to deal with their individually differing needs for nutrients. The concept of biochemical individuality means that people have different needs for nutrients at different times. Are nutrients toxins? No, they are not toxins. They are substances essential to prevent, treat and cure any chronic condition, in differing doses at different times in different people.

DSHEA protects the US from Codex Alimentarius’ deadly Vitamin and Mineral Guideline. We must reach our Congressional members, educate them about the facts on Codex Alimentarius and direct them to vote against anything that would threaten DSHEA.

Congress holds the keys to our health freedom. And it is their job to listen to us. Let’s not allow cynicism to tell us otherwise. We did it for DSHEA in 1994. We can do it again in 2005.

7) Your Action is Needed Now!

DSHEA is under significant legislative attack right now. Your letter-writing is crucial: if the members of Congress know that voting against health freedom means losing their jobs come election time, they will listen. Our job is to make sure they get the message loud and clear. Take action via our 3 easy steps and send personalized emails to Congress right now.

After taking action on HealthFreedomUSA.org, consider getting together with others in your area and visit your Congressional members in their home offices. If we wait, we lose our health freedoms. Once we “HARMonize” with Codex, by the way, we no longer have the right, while we belong to the WTO, to repeal or change that “HARMonization”!

Conclusion

The objective of the pro-Codex Alimentarius multi nationals is to “boil the frog slowly” so that we do not wake up to it in time to avoid Codex.

Once we have “HARMonize” to Codex Alimentarius, as long as we are in the WTO, we cannot amend or change what we’ve been “HARMonize” to.

Codex Alimentarius will go into global implementation by December 31, 2009, unless We, the People, avert it. We must act now because right now, with $758 Million spent on declared Congressional lobbying by Big Pharma last year, there are members of Congress who are trying to overturn DSHEA and allow Pharma-friendly free reign for Codex. If protective laws like DSHEA are destroyed, the sanctioning power of the autocratic WTO kicks in, and it will be impossible to get out from under Codex Alimentarius. We can protect our access to high potency nutrients and stave off an adulterated food supply only by putting pressure on Congress.

If you would like more in-depth information about Codex Alimentarius before taking action, please click here.

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How Codex Disinformation Works

There are many who claim that Codex Alimentarius is about “consumer protection”, or that it is “voluntary”, or that it is a downright “urban legend” or “hoax”. None of these claims comes anywhere near the truth. Dr. Laibow has analysed 16,000 pages of Codex Alimentarius documentation, and her analysis is that none of these claims are true.

Codex, once fully implemented, represents tremendous financial wealth for a few multinational corporations, most notably companies in the pharmaceutical industry.

These corporations have immense propaganda machines, already in place, hawking dangerous and sometimes deadly drugs, creating the illusion that nutrients are dangerous, the illusion that drugs are the only means to health, the illusion that genetically modified food are good for people, and the illusion that pesticides are safe.

Because Codex Alimentarius represents wealth to these corporations, they are using their skill and influence in the media to create an elegantly crafted, and totally false image of Codex Alimentarius as “consumer protection” so that the truth about Codex Alimentarius wont be known.

They can’t control the Internet however.

Keeping Codex-Reality at Bay

Why would anyone want to disseminate misleading information about Codex Alimentarius? Because the truth is unacceptable to people: Codex Alimentarius would eradicate natural health options from the global marketplace, and thus does not serve the health interests of the people. People would not take warmly to this. Those creating the propaganda behind Codex Alimentarius know this.

There are approximately 60 million people in America who care strongly about natural health. This group of the population are part of a market called LOHAS (”Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability”). They care about such things as natural health, sustainability, fair trade, social justice, and personal development. If millions of people in the LOHAS community, who care about natural health, found out the truth about Codex, then Codex would face tremendous resistance.

We believe that the pharmaceutical industry, which is one of the industries behind Codex Alimentarius, fears the awakening of the LOHAS to the real Codex agenda. That’s why they are working so hard to deceive, mislead, and pacify.

The Three Flavors of Codex Disinformation

“Disinformation” is information that is deliberately meant to mislead. Effective disinformation is never an outright lie. That would be too easy to see through.

Codex disinformation is plentiful and comes in three distinct flavors. They are listed below with real-life examples to help you to discern fact (that Codex is a threat) from fiction (that Codex is “consumer protection”, “voluntary”, or “urban legend”):

Disinformation Type 1: “Consumer Protection”

Example: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is trying to make us believe that Codex is for our own protection from supposedly “dangerous” vitamins and minerals. This type of paternalistically-oriented disinformation strategy sounds palatable, were it not for the simple fact that Codex will not in the least bit protect us from anything. It would unscientifically obstruct our freedom of choice in supplements, herbs, and clean food for no other reason than to eliminate natural health so that the pharmaceutical industry can make more money. The CRN membership is made up of some of the largest pharmaceutical corporations around: Bayer®, Wyeth®, Monsanto®, and others.

Read more about Codex disinformation from the Council for Responsible Nutrition

Disinformation Type 2: “Voluntary”

Example: National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) is supposed to protect the natural supplement industry. But it’s old-time health freedom fighters have been (silently) replaced by people from the pharmaceutical industry. The NNFA is now working hard to make people believe that “Codex is not a problem” because it is “voluntary”. Could this disinformation have anything to do with the fact that the NNFA has members from the pharmaceutical industry? Certainly.

Read more about Codex disinformation from the National Nutritional Foods Association

Disinformation Type 3: “Urban Legend”

Example: Snopes.com is a web site that traces the roots of urban legends, to dispel those that are false. But they are in fact creating their own urban legend when it comes to Codex Alimentarius. The urban legend snopes.com is guilty of creating says that “Codex Alimentarius is a hoax”.

Read more about Codex disinformation from Snopes.com

Government Not Exposing Truth

The FDA is known to favor the pharmaceutical industry at the expense of natural health, and thus is by default aligned with the implementation of Codex Alimentarius.

The FDA is firmly committed to “harmonization” with Codex. But this is for economic reasons, not health. “Harmonization” is the process by which Codex overrides the sovereign food and health laws of a country. On an official FDA site, the agency states the following:

“Failure to reach a consistent, harmonized set of laws, regulations and standards within the free trade agreements and the World Trade Organization Agreements can result in considerable economic repercussions.”

Note that there is no mention of health in the FDA’s statement. And there is no mention of health by the FDA anywhere else in relation to harmonization. It is clear among many health experts and analysts that the concern of the FDA in relation to the World Trade Organization (Codex Alimentarius fits into the WTO umbrella), is the protection of the economic interests of the pharmaceutical companies, and not the health of the people.

It is a fact that the pharmaceutical industry carries a lot of influence on the decisions of the FDA.

Where do we go from here? Simple: let’s not believe everything we’re told about Codex Alimentarius.

Let’s bolster our individual power to discern truth and take a pause to consider if what we’ve been told so far by industry and government adds up. It does not add up (Codex would harm consumers, not “protect” them… that you and me). So let’s discard the lies and take action to protect health freedom from Codex Alimentarius.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DISINFORMATION OF CODEX, GO TO THIS LINK:

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?page_id=160