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Your right to choose vitamins and other supplements could end this year (ALERT)
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Posted on 02/04/2005 1:55:31 PM PST by FeeinTennessee

Your right to choose your vitamin, mineral and other supplements may end in June-August of this year (2005).

After that U.S. supplements will be defined and controlled by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The CODEX ALIMENTARIUS (Food Code) is setting the supplement standards for all countries in the WTO. They will be enforced by the WTO and will over ride U.S. laws. The U.S. President and Congress agreed to this take-over when the WTO Treaty was signed. Violations are punished by WTO trade sanctions. CODEX drastically restricts vitamins, minerals, herbs and other supplements. CODEX met secretly in November, 2004 and finalized "Step 8 (the final stage)" to begin implementation in June, 2005.

The CODE includes:

(1) No supplement can be sold for preventive or therapeutic use. (2) Any potency higher than RDA (minimal strength) is a "drug" requiring a prescription and must be produced by drug companies. Over 5000 safe items now in health stores will be banned, terminating health stores as we now know them. (3) CODEX regulations become binding internationally. (Already implemented in Europe.) (4) New supplements are banned unless given very expensive CODEX testing and approval. CODEX now applies to Norway and Germany, among others, where zinc tablets rose from $4 per bottle to $52. Echinacea (an ancient immune-enhancement herb) rose from $14 to $153 (both examples are now allowed by prescription only). They are now "drugs". Vitamin C above 200 mg, niacin above 32 mg, and vitamin B6 above 4 mg-all are banned over-the-counter as drugs. No amino acids (arginine, lysine, carnitine, etc. (these are essential amino acids!), essential fatty acids (omegas 3, 6, 9, etc.), or other essential supplements such as DMEA, DHEA, CoQ10, MSM, beta-carotene, etc. are allowed.

The CODEX rules are not based on real science. They are made by a few people meeting in secret (see web sites below), not necessarily scientists. In 1993 the FDA and drug corporations tried to put all supplements under restriction and prescription. But over 4 million Americans told Congress and the President to protect their freedom of choice on health supplements. This successful outcry resulted in the DSHEA Law (pronounced DeeShay) was passed in 1994, and DSHEA protects YOUR freedom of choice on health supplements. But this will be over ruled by CODEX and the World Trade Organization.

Virtually nothing about it has been in the media. What the drug corporations have failed to do through Congress they have gotten by sneak attack through CODEX with the help of a silent media. What can be done at this late hour?

(1) Spread the word as much as possible. Inform yourselves fully at www.ahha.org, www.iahf.com, and www.alliance-natural-health.org.

There is power in making phone calls and sending faxes and mailings (or fed x ing) to your Congressional Representatives and Senators. Don t be afraid to contact those who are NOT your representative as well as those that are. Volume of contact is key. If you use email, please use the email form on the individual s website as I ve been told that has more impact.

Senator s: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm Congress: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/ President/VP: Phone: (202) 456-1414 Fax: (202) 456-2461 (2) Oppose bills S.722 and H.R.3377. These support the CODEX restrictions with U.S. laws, changing the DSHEA law. Tell your Government that you oppose S. 722 (the "Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2003"), which will limit my freedom to make my own health care choices with the responsible use of dietary supplements. Tell them that S. 722 unnecessarily expands the authority of the Food and Drug Administration, while offering no more protection for consumers than is already granted under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994.

(3) Let them know you Support the sovereignty of the U.S. Constitution over CODEX, etc. support

(4) Express your wishes to the President, Senators and Representatives (They got us into this!) ASAP.

(5) Contact all health oriented groups, clubs, friends that can get their members to inform the government that US citizens want to have control over their own supplement use. DO NOT LET ANYONE CONVINCE YOU THAT S.722 IS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD UNLESS YOU THINK PRESCRIPTION ZINC TABLETS FOR $53.00 IS A GOOD THING (AND IT S NOT!).

(6) Check out the British Alliance for Natural Health (see web site above) at www.alliance-natural-health.org . They are challenging this in court and need donations. Please see their website. They need help financially, having carried the fight effectively for everyone. CODEX and the FDA wish to protect us by controlling supplements in the same way they do prescription drugs.

A study of the latter by three medical scientists was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, April 15, 1998-Vol. 279, No.15, p. 1200. Incidence of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR's) was found to be extremely high." Covering 30 years (1966 to 1996) it was found that in the U.S. an average of 106,000 hospitalized patients per year (290 per day)! die from ADR's and 2,200,000 need more hospitalization for recovery. These were FDA approved drugs, properly administered by competent professionals in hospitals--none were considered malpractice. This is the number four cause of death in the U.S. When combined, these account for 7% of all hospitalized patients. This is equivalent to a 9-11 attack every ten days. If this is the record of safety the why add more products under this umbrella as they obviously are not able to provide safe products look at the recently pulled VIOXX as an example.

Supplements have a strong safety record. Open availability of supplements promotes health. There are very few fatalities from supplements or the news would be on every front page. There is no need for more FDA control of supplements than is already in place, which is substantial. The FDA has control over supplements, this is designed to give them MORE control and allow Pharmaceutical companies to PROFIT. Instead of drastically restricting supplements, why doesn't the FDA better control and restrict the extremely dangerous pharmaceutical drugs which are now killing us at the rate of a major airline crash per day?

Please share this with everyone you know and all the groups you are on.

Thank you.


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Something to keep our eyes out for...I say we speak up more about our sovereignty and defend our rights as free people. I hate this nonsense.
1 posted on 02/04/2005 1:55:31 PM PST by FeeinTennessee
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To: FeeinTennessee

I agree!


2 posted on 02/04/2005 1:56:59 PM PST by cyborg
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To: cyborg

Cyborg,
This brings alarm bells! I don't wanna see our sovereingty threated by massive orgs...seems we need to email some people. I depend on a multi-vitamin and a few supplements and love GNC, I would HATE to see the gov. institute a ban on vitamins, etc.


3 posted on 02/04/2005 1:59:25 PM PST by FeeinTennessee (This black chick PROUDLY supports President George W. Bush!)
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To: FeeinTennessee

WWWWWhhhhaaattttt??????


4 posted on 02/04/2005 2:01:13 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: FeeinTennessee; Coleus

Check out Dr. Matthias Rath... he's been at the forefront of this codex madness.


5 posted on 02/04/2005 2:01:39 PM PST by cyborg
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To: FeeinTennessee
A meeting has been scheduled at the USDA concerning this matter:

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_020205_01/index.asp

However, I fail to see how the US will be subject to these changes at all.

Treaties are not amendable without reapproval by our Senate.

So, although the organization may have been created from a treaty, I cannot believe their "will" defines ours in any sense.
6 posted on 02/04/2005 2:03:23 PM PST by ScottM1968
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To: FeeinTennessee
Jackbooted pharmaceutical thugs bump
7 posted on 02/04/2005 2:06:40 PM PST by Freebird Forever
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To: FeeinTennessee
evil pharmaceuticals bump
8 posted on 02/04/2005 2:11:44 PM PST by prophetic ("I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things."--Dan Rather)
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To: FeeinTennessee; hedgetrimmer; cyborg
Codex, just another branch of the all-powerful, all-controlling, all in your face, UN
 
CODEX ALIMENTARIUS
 
Codex-Politics, europeen and international news and information
 
US Codex Office Home Page
 
Codex Alimentarius
UN Seeks to Limit Supplementation to RDA Levels in Proposed Codex Alimentarius
 
Possible future Codex regulations

CODEX ALLEGED HEALTH DICTATOR
http://www.apfn.org/THEWINDS/archive/newworld/codex9-97.html

Population Control

International: WTO, UN, FAO, WHO, AND CODEX

Citizens' Voice Background Overview - the problem   everyone rembers NAFTA and forget about the other "treaty" GATT


9 posted on 02/04/2005 2:16:19 PM PST by Coleus (Oppose Amnesty for Illegal Aliens http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/1335643/posts)
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To: FeeinTennessee

What the hell is this nonsense? Good lord why don't they just surrender our sovereignty now and be done with it.


10 posted on 02/04/2005 2:18:00 PM PST by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: FeeinTennessee

These scum just wallow in making decisions for everyone else. We have so many non-elected sh*theads putting their noses in our business. What's worse our traitor government signs these treaties.


11 posted on 02/04/2005 2:20:15 PM PST by dljordan
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To: FeeinTennessee
Interesting article on this.

These bills are being pushed by liberal democrat thugs (Waxman, Durbin) and the liberal AMA, not to mention pharmaceutcial and psychology interests who have a monetary gain in destroying alternative medicine and dietary supplements.

Conservative Republicans are mostly against it. If it passes, most vitamins will be banned or be too expensive to buy.

12 posted on 02/04/2005 2:20:23 PM PST by stinkerpot65
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To: ScottM1968

meeting has been scheduled at the USDA concerning this matter:

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_020205_01/index.asp

However, I fail to see how the US will be subject to these changes at all.

Treaties are not amendable without reapproval by our Senate.

So, although the organization may have been created from a treaty, I cannot believe their "will" defines ours in any sense.

Fee:
Well..most important thing is people know about this. I had it forwarded to me. I was not happy in the least about it. Perhaps we could keep our senators on the edge of their seats about it, let them know we are watching and we know.


13 posted on 02/04/2005 2:20:25 PM PST by FeeinTennessee (This black chick PROUDLY supports President George W. Bush!)
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To: lilylangtree

"WWWWWhhhhaaattttt??????"

They've already done it in Europe. You're restricted as to what you can purchase and for full strenth vitamins you have to go to a doctor. Look for the FDA and AMA to back this here.


14 posted on 02/04/2005 2:21:53 PM PST by dljordan
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To: Bikers4Bush

"What the hell is this nonsense? Good lord why don't they just surrender our sovereignty now and be done with it."

They already have they're just breaking it to us slowly so we won't fight too much. What I want to know is the reasoning behind all this one-world cr*p and who empowers these people. Unfortunately you can't get our elected officials to stand up on their hind legs and oppose this sort of thing.

I have a little hope though, it seems that more and more people are waking up. Of course there are those who think this is all tin-foil-hat stuff and not true even when they're slapped in the face with it.


15 posted on 02/04/2005 2:26:33 PM PST by dljordan
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To: stinkerpot65

These bills are being pushed by liberal democrat thugs (Waxman, Durbin) and the liberal AMA, not to mention pharmaceutcial and psychology interests who have a monetary gain in destroying alternative medicine and dietary supplements.


Conservative Republicans are mostly against it. If it passes, most vitamins will be banned or be too expensive to buy.

Fee:
Everyone should be against it...especially any self-respecting Republican. Thanks for the info. Stinker.


16 posted on 02/04/2005 2:26:51 PM PST by FeeinTennessee (This black chick PROUDLY supports President George W. Bush!)
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To: FeeinTennessee

The Republicans better do their jobs, or they will loose more support to the Libertarian candidates.

The same sort of thing is happening with Building Codes.

I assume that China is exempt from all this?


17 posted on 02/04/2005 2:29:56 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: FeeinTennessee

Thank you for posting this - it's about time we started making noise about this. I wonder: whom to freep? To whom shall we phone/email?


18 posted on 02/04/2005 2:31:00 PM PST by dandelion (http://thequestionfairy.blogspot.com/)
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To: dljordan

They already have they're just breaking it to us slowly so we won't fight too much. What I want to know is the reasoning behind all this one-world cr*p and who empowers these people. Unfortunately you can't get our elected officials to stand up on their hind legs and oppose this sort of thing.

Fee:
Well there are those of us who knew...and am watching it slowly come together...sigh. Trying to alert others. The reason the One World thing is shaping up like it is...the lust for power and control..look at the EU and UN..don't trust either orgs. They are consolidating fast in Europe, and want to challenge the US.

I have a little hope though, it seems that more and more people are waking up. Of course there are those who think this is all tin-foil-hat stuff and not true even when they're slapped in the face with it.

Fee:
Yep, hopefully more will see the light like you said. It's here, please people do some research on it if you don't understand. We cannot sleep on this.Thanks for your comments DLJORDAN.


19 posted on 02/04/2005 2:56:59 PM PST by FeeinTennessee (This black chick PROUDLY supports President George W. Bush!)
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To: dandelion

Thank you for posting this - it's about time we started making noise about this. I wonder: whom to freep? To whom shall we phone/email?

I would contact your senators, and the President. If this comes up before the Senate, we need our senators to have the guts to stand up against it. Let the President know we know what's going on too. And to encourage him to continue to stand for our sovereignty...don't fold like a deck of cards to any anti-US org!


20 posted on 02/04/2005 2:59:19 PM PST by FeeinTennessee (This black chick PROUDLY supports President George W. Bush!)
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To: FeeinTennessee
"Something to keep our eyes out for"

So this is quasi ISO 9001:2000 standarding that has is has been fed to everyone for the past 12 years?

21 posted on 02/04/2005 3:07:48 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: stinkerpot65

Thank you for posting the informative articles from Quackwatch. After reading them I fervently hope these "health food" stores, vitamins come under some kind of control!
By the way read the article on the GNC/health food store workers at Quackwatch. It's a hoot.
I do agree we should not be under the laws of the UN/EU tho.


22 posted on 02/04/2005 3:34:07 PM PST by hurly (A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds!)
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To: FeeinTennessee
First they came for ephedra.

Then they came for andro.

But I didn't object because I wasn't an athlete.
23 posted on 02/04/2005 4:30:58 PM PST by KidGlock (W-1)
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To: FeeinTennessee

bttt


24 posted on 02/04/2005 9:43:07 PM PST by SuperLuminal
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To: hurly
Thank you for posting the informative articles from Quackwatch.

I don't doubt that a lot of that stuff is junk, but not all. It's a matter of freedom.

25 posted on 02/05/2005 8:18:05 AM PST by stinkerpot65
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To: FeeinTennessee
You know what, I love to get as pissed off as any one else and being a vegetarian and concerned about my health, this had me going for a good half an hour or so.

Then I started doing my research.

S722 was introduced and passed in 2003 - it banned supplements such as Ma Huang, steroid precursors, etc. It was called the "supplement safety act" of 2003 or some such nonsense like that.

HR 3377 doesn't exist.

I went onto a German drugstore site (I speak German) and found a nice vitamin C + Zinc supplement for €3.48 (that's about $4.50 with the American dollar being tanked these days). It wasn't $52.00

http://www.apotheke.de/shop/detail_artikel.php?ArtNr=79041&site=Wellness%20und%20Körper&block=2&pid=apotheke

The information that I could find on CODEX is all dated from 2002 or 2003 - nothing is current.

Can someone point me in a direction so that I can actually do some real research? I'm concerned, but not a lemming.

Thanks,
26 posted on 02/22/2005 10:10:41 AM PST by kashakesh
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