Skip to comments.READ THIS VERY IMPORTANT HEALTH MESSAGE!
Posted on 02/13/2005 5:47:40 PM PST by dvan
READ THIS VERY IMPORTANT HEALTH MESSAGE BELOW AND CONTACT EVERYONE.
Your right to choose your vitamin, mineral and other supplements may end in June 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 standard in 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.
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 200mg, niacin above 32mg, vitamin B6 above 4mg are banned over-the-counter. No amino acids (arginine, lysine, camitine etc = 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 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. The DSHEA Law was passed in 1994, which does so. 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. Please look at these websites, and inform yourselves fully at - http://www.ahha.org - http://www.iahf.com - http://www.alliance-natural-health.org .
2)- Oppose Bills S.722 and H.R.3377. These support the CODEX restrictions with U.S. laws, changing the DSHEA law.
3)- Support H. R. 1146 which would restore the sovereignty of the U.S. Constitution over CODEX.
4)- Express your wishes to the President, Senators and Representatives - A-S-A-P.
5)- Contact health marketing groups that can get their members to inform the government.
Sincerely, Peter A. Peter Arnold, CLU, CFC // Founder Business Achievers Academy // Canada
Will this raise the price of foods that contain these vitamins and minerals, because they will need to be tested to see if the fall within the guidelines??
I don't get it----why wouldn't something like this be in the news?
I take a couple of supplement and have done so for years.
Where did you get this crap? It's not true.
Someone from Nigeria emailed it to him.
That, I'll buy.
I've been taking Saint John's Wort for years...and I still got these little bumps on my penis.
I emailed it to him. This is not a fraud.
My name is Mikkilolo Kombobo, I am the husband of the now deceased former Minister of Trade Relations for Nigeria, who was brutally murdered by the opposition party. I, and my two children, are destitute, but my wife had very much money in a bank account, which I cannot access unless I can give the bank officials $1000.00 American Dollars...
I've been taking Cialis and I've had a woody for six weeks. All my baggy pants are worn out in the crotch. Do I need to see the doctor?
Hey, Mikki, where's that $1 million you were supposed to deposit in my account? And did my credit card number go through for the "reasonable service charge"? I know it was probably just a minor delay and the mil will be there when I go to the bank in the morning, right? I hope so, cuz I'm running low on vitamins and elixir of eternal youth.
Gimme my blankie! WAAAA!
This post should be pulled unless it can somehow be converted to lawn fertilizer.
More than we needed to know. :-)
ALL YOUR VITAMIN AND MINERAL ARE BELONG TO US!
Somehow this makes me think of that dude with the blender and the mackerel in those orange juice commercials.
You're totally NUTS!
And I'm stuned that I won't be able to buy my vitamin supplements.
Oh, wait a minute, I don't buy any vitamin supplements...but I'm still pi**ed about this law!
What about buying them over the internet?
I think you need to see a better tailor,,,who understands the phrase...."how's it hanging"!
Walk proud...try not to crouch so much....especially if you're in a Diner...them waitresses can read you a mile away.
I'm pretty sure they cut for high card on potentential Viagra candidate's.
Don't ask me how I know this
I can see why you posted this- sounds like "pills" are a very important part of your life.
Resistance is futile, though. The WTO will outlaw mackerel as soon as they catch on.
I just thought I would share!!! I'm trying to get in touch with the feminine side of me!!!
Like that will really happen!!!
Glad I have my own herb garden. Even my boneheaded dogs and cats know to go out and eat some grass when they have an upset stomach.
And if you eat a healthy diet, you don't need suppliments in the first place. I do take iron because I don't eat much red meat, and I can't choke down enough spinach to make a difference. But...when I find that iron ore vein in my back yard, I'll be diggin' for all it's worth, LOL!
I think this article is bogus, eventhough it doesn't apply to me in the least.
Eat your veggies, Friends! Make yourself a fruit Smoothie once in a while. 'Tain't Rocket Science.
If it were true it wouldn't last long. But it might convert a few million DUhmmies to the limited-government anti-world gummint philosophy after seeing what THAT could mean.
It would be if it was real. It's not.
bump ('cause somebody will be along with the truth)
Yer braggin'! I've been taking Cialis too and I've only had a woody for five weeks and three days.
Well, then, you obviously aren't in need of immediate medical attention.
I think I'll go adjust my tin foil now.
Hey, dvan, you're taking some crap for posting this and you haven't come back to defend it. Whatzzup with that?
The ads say if it lasts more than a few hours to seek immediate medical attention. Can you imagine THAT Emergency Room visit. And when they lay you down on the stretcher ...
He's depressed because they took away his St. John's Wort. Be gentle, Dog...
Do you know how this line of drugs was discovered? I did a brief stint as a contractor at a major pharma company (who has a product in this market) and my supervisor told me the story. Viagra was initially meant as some kind of heart or blood pressure drug. It failed in patient tests. But when the researchers asked for the remainder of the test samples to be returned after the failure of the tests, the men all refused to give their remaining pills back.
I have also heard this is true in Germany today. But here? I doubt it.
Get ready, before they'll apologize - the freepers I posted to will now start defending the legislation proposed by Dick Durbin and Hillary.
A bill that was introduced in Congress but never passed is worth what?
Mind your own damn business. ANY DRUG can be dangerous, including cough syrup, if not taken properly. Not only does Durbin think we are too stupid to run our own finances, he now thinks we are too stupid to take our medicine properly.
Wait, crap that isn't true but was introduced? This could get interesting.
Just like you'll apologize when this prediction falls flat...
It seems that if the WTO follows these guidelines, it would lead to vitamins becoming classified as drugs in more countries than just the few, such as Germany, that do so now. Such as the good old U. S. of A.
There is perhaps some hype and fear mongering mixed in with this alarm. But my suspicion is that there is some substantial truth as well.
The Durbin and Hillary bill, which didn't pass, or the WHO and WTO CODEX ALIMENTARIUS (Food Code), that began this thread?
I have seen no evidence (in 10 minutes of looking ;) that the CODEX ALIMENTARIUS is not real.
None of this is law that affects Americans. Not now and not in June. If the EU wants to goof around with supplements, that's their business, but you are not going to be affected.
The WTO doesn't regulate drugs, vitamins, or any other product. It provides the traffic rules for international trade.
I'm not sure where this wacko post came from. The guy who posted it doesn't want to tell us.
There transparently is a relation of the original post to the WTO, in that the original post clearly includes the term "WTO". So I don't know what you claim lacks any relation at all to the WTO.
More over, I am finding repeated explanations in my web searches that the WTO has already, and will continue to, take guidelines of the WHO as subject to their enforcement and a basis for their decisions.
For example, at http://ahha.org/codex1.htm:
Start with the "big picture." Codex is a huge international project with a vast organizational structure and great power. Here are brief descriptions of some key elements.
Codex Alimentarius is a set of international standards for food quality and safety established to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade.
Food is defined as any substance, whether processed, semi-processed or raw, which is intended for human consumption.
Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) is the international body that:
· creates the sets of standards - Codex Alimentarius (Latin for Food Code)
· generates reputable scientific texts
· convenes numerous expert committees, consultations, and international meetings
· establishes itself as "the" international reference or authority on these matters.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission was established by and works in coordination with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) - since 1962.
While the CAC meets every two years (alternately at FAO headquarters in Rome and at WHO headquarters in Geneva), Codex committees meet annually to continue drafting the standards that are to be submitted to the CAC. Most committees are hosted by a member country, which is chiefly responsible for the cost of the committee's maintenance and administration and for providing its chairperson. There are five to eight steps for a proposed standard to become an official Codex standard. This process often takes many years. The current Codex committees include:
· General Principles, hosted by France
· Committee on Food Labelling, hosted by Canada
· Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling, hosted by Hungary
· Committee on Food Hygiene, hosted by the United States
· Committee on Pesticide Residues, hosted by the Netherlands
· Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants, hosted by the Netherlands
· Committee on Import/Export Inspection and Certification Systems, hosted by Australia
· Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, hosted by Germany
· Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food, hosted by the United States.
NOTE: Nutritional supplements come under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses.
CAC and Committee Membership
Membership is open to all Member Nations and Associate Members of FAO and WHO. Each country has one vote, which is cast by the chief delegate (leader) of the country's delegation. However, the Codex Procedural Manual dictates that consensus, not voting, is the preferred method for approving changes.
Delegations are led by government officials appointed by their governments. Delegations may, and often do, include representatives of industry, consumers' organizations and academic institutes. "Only the chief delegates of member countries, or of observer countries or of international organizations have the right to speak unless they authorize other members of their delegations to do so."
Current Codex membership includes 165 countries. The online list is set up so that when you click on the name of a country you access the Codex contact information for that country. Codex activities in the United States are managed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) may attend in an observer capacity. Although they are "observers", such organizations may express their points of view except in the final decision, which is the exclusive prerogative of Member Governments.
"Complete List of Standards Adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission up to 2001" includes most of the Codex Standards which have completed the harmonization process. Unfortunately, this list needs to be updated.
Enforcement of finalized Codex Standards is under the jurisdiction of the World Trade Organization (WTO). When there is a trade dispute related to food between member WTO countries, Codex Standards are used to resolve. Economic trade sanctions can be used to force compliance of WTO decisions.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) was established on January 1, 1995, as the common international institutional framework for the conduct of trade relations among its members in matters related to the Uruguay Round Trade Agreements. The WTO is the successor organization to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which had been in effect since 1947. U.S. membership in the WTO was approved and the Uruguay Round Agreements Act was signed into law by the President of the United States on December 8, 1994. The Uruguay Round Agreements became effective, with respect to the United States, on January 1, 1995.
The two WTO Urugruay Round Agreements which detail how Codex Standards will be used are:
· Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
· Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
Codex documents or texts are either Standards or advisory documents, such as Guidelines. Traditionally Standards were considered mandatory regulations, while Guidelines were optional. However this changed when the WTO came into the picture. The WTO definition of standard includes all types of texts and does not differentiate between standards and guidelines. Therefore, all Codex texts are treated as Standards by the WTO. Unfortunately, some Codex committees continue to draft Guidelines on the assumption that they will be optional, not mandatory.
Acceptance of Codex Standards in the Codex Procedural Manual outlines seveal options for level (or degree) of acceptance by a country once a new Codex Standard is finalized. These have been ignored for over a decade. (In fact the United States has never registered a level of acceptance for any Codex Standard) All of this became of no consequence when the CAC received a 1998 letter of clarification from the WTO stating that the WTO does not differentiate between differing levels of acceptance. At that time the CAC declared that the Levels of Acceptance "should no longer be used." This means that all WTO countries are bound by any finalized Codex Standard.
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