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Must Read! Codex Update

This was taken from another weightlifting forum, this is no joke and something must be done!!!

(Aritcle originally taken from NaturalNews.com; Wednesday, September 10, 2008 by: Dr. Gregory Damato, Ph.D)

Codeath (sorry, I meant Codex) Alimentarius, latin for Food Code, is a very misunderstood organization that most people (including nearly all U.S. congressmen) have never heard of, never mind understand the true reality of this extremely powerful trade organization.

From the official Codex website (www.codexalimentarius.net) the altruistic purpose of this commission is in “protecting health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations”.

Codex is a joint venture regulated by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Brief History of Codex

The history of Codex began in 1893 when the Austria-Hungarian empire decided it needed a specific set of guidelines by which the courts could rule on cases dealing with food [1].

This regulatory set of mandates became known as Codex Alimentarius and was effectively implemented until the fall of the empire in 1918. The United Nations (UN) met in 1962 and decided that Codex should be re-implemented worldwide in order to protect health of the consumers.

Two-thirds of funding for Codex emanates from the FAO while the other third comes from the WHO.

In 2002, the FAO and WHO had serious concerns about the direction of Codex and hired an external consultant to determine its performance since 1962 and to designate which direction to take the trade organization [2].

The consultant concluded that Codex should be immediately scrapped and eliminated. It was at this time that big industry realized the full monetary potential of this organization and exerted its powerful influence. The updated outcome was a toned down report asking Codex to address 20 various concerns within the organization.

Since 2002, the Codex Alimentarius Commission has covertly surrendered its role as an international public health and consumer protection organization. Under the helm of big industry, the sole surreptitious purpose of the new codex is to increase profits for the global corporate juggernauts while controlling the world through food.

The implicit understanding of their philosophy is that if you control food, you control the world.

Codex Now

The most dominant country behind the agenda of Codex is the United States whose sole purpose is to benefit multinational interests like Big Pharma, Big Agribusiness, Big Chema and the like.

At the latest meeting in Geneva, the U.S. recently became the chair of Codex which will facilitate an exacerbation of the distortion of health freedom and will continue the promulgation of misinformation and lies about genetically modified organism (GMOs) and nutrients while fulfilling the tacit population control agenda.

The reason the U.S. continues to dominate Codex is because other countries falsely believe the U.S. possesses the latest and greatest safety technology when it comes to food and hence, whatever the U.S. asks for, its allies (E.U., Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore) follow suit nearly every time.

Many of the countries who wish to participate and want to voice their opinions are not allowed to attend the Codex meetings as the U.S. denies most visas for these representatives whenever they feel like it.

Many of these countries (South Africa, Swaziland, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Sudan, Nigeria) realize that Codex has been altered from a benevolent food organization to one that is fraudulent, lethal and illegitimate.

The fact that Codex meetings are held all over the world is also no accident and allows the U.S. to maintain its tight grip on the Codex agenda as the less economically viable countries are not able to attend.

The Real Threat

While the esoteric agenda of the media is busy driving fear into the hearts of the world by focusing on terrorism, global warming, salmonella, and food shortages, the real threats are clandestinely becoming a reality.

Soon every single thing you put into your mouth (with the exception of pharmaceuticals, of course) will be highly regulated by Codex Alimentarius, including water. The standards of Codex are a complete affront to the freedom of clean and healthy food, yet these regulations have no legal international standing.

Why should we be worried? These soon-to-be mandatory standards will apply to every country who are members of the WTO (World Trade Organization). If countries do not follow these standards, then enormous trade sanctions will result.

Some Codex standards that will take effect on December 31, 2009 and once initiated are completely irrevocable include [2]:

  • All nutrients (vitamins and minerals) are to be considered toxins/poisons and are to be removed from all food because Codex prohibits the use of nutrients to “prevent, treat or cure any condition or disease”

  • All food (including organic) is to be irradiated, removing all toxic nutrients from food (unless eaten locally and raw).

  • Nutrients allowed will be limited to a Positive List developed by Codex which will include such beneficial nutrients like Fluoride (3.8 mg daily) developed from environmental waste. All other nutrients will be prohibited nationally and internationally to all Codex-compliant countries [2].

  • All nutrients (e.g., CoQ10, Vitamins A, B, C, D, Zinc and Magnesium) that have any positive health impact on the body will be deemed illegal under Codex and are to be reduced to amounts negligible to humans’ health [3].

  • You will not even be able to obtain these anywhere in the world even with a prescription.

  • All advice on nutrition (including written online or journal articles or oral advice to a friend, family member or anyone) will be illegal. This includes naturalnews.com reports on vitamins and minerals and all nutritionist’s consultations.

  • All dairy cows are to be treated with Monsanto’s recombinant bovine growth hormone.

  • All animals used for food are to be treated with potent antibiotics and exogenous growth hormones.

  • The reintroduction of deadly and carcinogenic organic pesticides that in 1991, 176 countries (including the U.S.) have banned worldwide including 7 of the 12 worst at the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pesticides (e.g., Hexachlorobenzene, Toxaphene, and Aldrin) will be allowed back into food at elevated levels [4].

  • Dangerous and toxic levels (0.5 ppb) of aflotoxin in milk produced from moldy storage conditions of animal feed will be allowed. Aflotoxin is the second most potent (non-radiation) carcinogenic compound known to man.

  • Mandatory use of growth hormones and antibiotics on all food herds, fish and flocks

  • Worldwide implementation of unlabeled GMOs into crops, animals, fish and trees.

  • Elevated levels of residue from pesticides and insecticides that are toxic to humans and animals.

Some examples of potential permissible safe levels of nutrients under Codex include [2]:

  • Niacin - upper limits of 34 mcg daily (effective daily doses include 2000 to 3000 mcgs).

  • Vitamin C - upper limits of 65 to 225 mcg daily (effective daily doses include 6000 to 10000 mcgs).

  • Vitamin D - upper limits of 5 μg daily (effective daily doses include 6000 to 10000 μg).

  • Vitamin E - upper limits of 15 IU of alpha tocopherol only per day, even though alpha tocopherol by itself has been implicated in cell damage and is toxic to the body (effective daily doses of mixed tocopherols include 10000 to 12000 IU).

The Door is Open for Codex

In 1995, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) created an illegal policy stating that international standards (i.e, Codex) would supersede U.S. laws governing all food even if these standards were incomplete [5].

Furthermore, in 2004 the U.S. passed the Central American Free Trade Agreement (illegal under U.S. law, but legal under international law) that requires the U.S. to conform to Codex in December of 2009 [6].

Once these standards are adopted there is no possible way to return to the standards of the old. Once Codex compliance begins in any area, as long as we remain a member of the WTO, it is totally irrevocable. These standards are then unable to be repealed, changed or altered in any way shape or form [1, 2, 7].

Population control for money is the easiest way to describe the new Codex which is run by the U.S. and controlled by Big Pharma and the like to reduce the population to a sustainable 500 million - a reduction of approximately 93 percent.

The FAO and WHO have the audacity to estimate that by the introduction of just the vitamin and mineral guideline alone, at a minimum 3 billion deaths (1 billion from starvation and another 2 billion from preventable and degenerative diseases of under nutrition, e.g., cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes) will result.

Degraded, demineralized, pesticide-filled and irradiated foods are the fastest and most efficient way to cause a profitable surge in malnutrition, preventable and degenerative disease which the most appropriate course of action is always pharmaceuticals.

Death for profit is the new name of the game. Big Pharma has been waiting for this opportunity for years.

Fighting Back

Dr. Rima Laibow, M.D., who is the medical director for Natural Solutions Foundation, has undertaken legal action against the U.S. government and continues to attend every Codex meeting while fighting for your health freedom.

The latest Codex meeting in Geneva heard some dissenting voices that were tired of the U.S. bullying every other country in the world with its population control agenda.

Brazil and China have stated that when smaller, underrepresented countries are unable to attend Codex meetings (due to the U.S. not allowing Visas or for lack of monetary means) then every decision made in their absence is invalid.

As a result, Codex may soon fall apart under the weight of it own corruption, but pressure needs to be unilaterally applied.

Dr. Rima has also been meeting with delegates from other countries and making them aware of something called Private Standards. Private standards allow countries to draft food standards which are safer and higher than those mandated by Codex.

Obviously, this is not a very difficult task and many countries can seemingly circumvent the flawed and irrevocable guidelines Codex is attempting to implement on December 31, 2009 [7].

What Can You Do?

The only way to avoid such cataclysmic events are to fight with the dissemination of knowledge to everyone you know. It does not matter whether they are still asleep or hypnotized by the enslavement of daily life or too busy to pay attention – the time to wake up is now.

The U.S. government and the collaborating media have been trying to distract America while all these egregious and mandatory standards are covertly passed. It is time to take action and you can do so by going to (www.healthfreedomusa.org) and following the latest updates on Codex. You can also sign a legal citizen’s petition here: (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?page_id=184) .

Another effective way to get your voice heard is through sending emails or writing to your congressman (https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml) . If you send one email to congress, it will ostensibly count as 13,000 emails.

The U.S. Congress believes that for each person who takes the time to write or email them there are another 13,000 others who share similar views but do not take the time to promulgate them.

Those living in other countries need to contact their representatives in order to have your voice heard. It is very important that swift and vociferous action be taken now. Times are changing very rapidly and unless we all come together on this issue we may all have to start thinking about growing our own food in the near future to avoid extermination.

Codex Contacts to Take Action

Dr. F. Edward Scarbrough�?�U.S. Manager for Codex�?�U.S. Department of Agriculture�?�4861-South Building�?�Washington, DC 20250�?�Phone: (202) 205-7760�?�Fax: (202) 720-3157�?�Ed.scarbrough@fsis.usda.gov

The U.S. Codex official website is �?�(http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_…)

For Further Information Contact:�?�U.S. Codex Office�?�Room 4861, South Building�?�Washington, DC 20250-3700�?�Phone: (202) 205-7760�?�Fax: (202) 720-3157�?�uscodex@fsis.usda.gov

References:

  1. Bauman, D.E., Nutricide: Criminalizing natural health, vitamin, and herbs. 2005, The Natural Solutions Foundation: USA.

  2. Laibow, R.E., “Neutraceuticide” and Codex Alimentarius: The death of nutritional medicine. Alternative & Complementary Therapies, 2005. 11(5): p. 223-229.

  3. Codex Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements. [cited July 10, 2008]. Available from:
    (http://www.chfa.ca/media/pdf_files/Code…)

  4. Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants. [cited July 10, 2008]. Available from: (http://chm.pops.int/)

  5. Federal Register: October 11, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 196). [cited July 10, 2008]. Available from: (http://www.fda.gov/oia/IH_policy.html)

  6. Central America Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement. [cited July 10, 2008]. Available from: (http://www.wola.org/index.php?&option=c…)

  7. Laibow, R.E. Natural Solutions Foundation Codex Commission Report. [cited July 10, 2008]. Available from: (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/)

  8. Laibow, R.E., Dispatch #9 - Post-Codex Video #5 from Dr. Laibow: Propelling us into the future. [cited July 10, 2008]. Available from: (http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.p…)

This has already been covered here a couple of times.

Try the search engine.

[quote]HK24719 wrote:
This has already been covered here a couple of times.

Try the search engine.[/quote]

So what? It’s a reminder for all of us that some crazy shit is happening. Nothing wrong with that.

breaking news: power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely

Sorry, I am highly doubtful of this bullshit. I hear home depot sells tin foil in bulk…

[quote]weilder wrote:
While the esoteric agenda of the media is busy driving fear into the hearts of the world by focusing on terrorism, global warming, salmonella, and food shortages, the real threats are clandestinely becoming a reality.
[/quote]

…because terrorism and food shortages aren’t real threats.

[quote]cyph31 wrote:
breaking news: power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely[/quote]

good call.

[quote]weilder wrote:

  • All nutrients (vitamins and minerals) are to be considered toxins/poisons and are to be removed from all food because Codex prohibits the use of nutrients to “prevent, treat or cure any condition or disease”[/quote]

Seriously, how could anyone read a statement like this and not stop reading?

I have to agree with the cynical view of the cited article. I get email newsletters from one of the sources mentioned–Natural Solutions Foundation–who’s soul purpose is to fight Codex–and they have never suggested rules this draconian.

Yes, there is a real concern that some pills could be in danger (St. John’s Wart comes to mind, and DHEA, but there really are a lot that could become regulated–the drug companies would love to have regulated lots of supplements that compete with their drugs) but nothing like “all nutrients”.

This kind of BS information–I think this is a scam email that got picked up-- just muddies the water, and hurts credibility of real organizations fighting to keep all our vitamins out of the hands of drug companies and government regulators.

If you want the real scoop, google Natural Solutions Foundation. Really, everyone on this board should be on their mailing list.

[quote]A_W wrote:
weilder wrote:
While the esoteric agenda of the media is busy driving fear into the hearts of the world by focusing on terrorism, global warming, salmonella, and food shortages, the real threats are clandestinely becoming a reality.

…because terrorism and food shortages aren’t real threats.[/quote]

terrorism is a real threat…just not in the western world

and no don’t remind me of 9/11 or 7/7, the “official” stories regarding those have so many holes it’s very hard to believe

[quote]cyph31 wrote:
A_W wrote:
weilder wrote:
While the esoteric agenda of the media is busy driving fear into the hearts of the world by focusing on terrorism, global warming, salmonella, and food shortages, the real threats are clandestinely becoming a reality.

…because terrorism and food shortages aren’t real threats.

terrorism is a real threat…just not in the western world

and no don’t remind me of 9/11 or 7/7, the “official” stories regarding those have so many holes it’s very hard to believe[/quote]

i’m sure your superiors and your country are proud of your unwavering loyalty and trust :slight_smile:

This is the biggest crock of shit I’ve ever read.

Bill C-51… Taken from another weightlifting forum again.

IAHF List: URGENT!! ACT IMMEDIATELY!! See below. This alert just in from Tony
Stephan of Truehope Inc. in Alberta Canada. Tony has 8 employees hard at work
in an emergency call center from which they’re contacting every health food
store in Canada urging emergency assistance to kill the bill from hell: C-51.

No one in Canada or the USA can afford not to help kill this bill. If you are
American, please forward this to anyone in Canada who you know, and if you are
Canadian, please take action yourself, then download this info and bring it to
every health food store within a 25 k radius of your house and urge them to
bagstuff the alert and to urge customers to call their MPs to strenuously
oppose this. If you don’t you will lose your access to dietary supplements.
Keep in mind that the evil Canadian Health Food Assn isn’t helping to kill this
bill.

IAHF warns vitamin consumers globally that the European Food Safety Authority
combined with the European Commission will be unleashing the regs from hell in
January 2009, and that they’ll make their way into Codex because the EU
politically dominates Codex. These will be “Maximum Safe Upper Levels” that
will be only slight multiples above RDA. IAHF warns you that if we fail to get
congressional oversight in the USA on the FDA’s Trilateral Cooperation Charter
with Canada/ Mexico, we will not be able to stop this from coming to America,
we will not be able to defend DSHEA. IAHF has just issued an urgent warning to
the Life Extension Foundation, National Health Federation, American Association
for Health Freedom, National Council for Health Freedom and allied groups world
wide to the urgent need to assist film maker Kevin Miller so he can produce an
updated version of “We Become Silent” which will focus on these issues.

Americans- Take action via http://www.nocodexgenocide.com/page/page/3113337.htm

Donations needed to help me visit health food stores all over the lower
mainland around Vancouver to sound the alarm. Remember Americans, if we don’t
slay this dragon in Canada, its coming here next.

If you value your life, if you value your health, if you value your access to
dietary supplements please let IAHF know how much you care by making a donation
to:

IAHF 556 Boundary Bay Rd.

Point Roberts WA 98281 USA or via paypal

http://www.iahf.com/index1.html

Protect Your Constitutional Rights

An Important Notice Regarding Bill C-51

On April 8, 2008, the Minister of Health in Canada introduced Bill C-51 into
the House of Commons. This Bill proposes significant changes to the current
Food and Drugs Act that would remove critical checks and balances from Health
Canada and endanger your Constitutional rights to �??life, liberty, and security
of person�?? (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 7).

Without immediate action from concerned citizens like you, this Bill will soon
be law in Canada.

Consider How Bill C-51 Would Affect You

Many natural health products that have been sold in Canada for decades would
become unavailable, and remaining products would cost much more (Sections 13 &
18.7);
The government could designate any natural health product a prescription drug,
making it available by prescription only (Section 15.1(4));
You could be fined thousands of dollars or go to jail for giving your child or
friend a natural health product (Sections 31 & 3(3) �?? expanded definition
of �??sell�??);
Researchers would lose academic freedom: they could not study the beneficial
effects of natural health products without first getting the government�??s
permission (Sections 3(6) & 18.2);
International laws that restrict access to natural health products could be
made law in Canada without the approval of elected officials or any debate in
the House of Commons (Sections 3(6) & 30(7));
To enforce this new law, inspectors could enter private property and (Section
23):
take anything at their discretion;
never pay the owner for it;
charge the owner of the property a fee for shipping it to a secure storage
unit;
charge the owner of the property fees for keeping it in storage;
keep it in storage as long as they want; and/or
dispose of it at will.
Health Canada Needs Checks and Balances

Acting under current laws, Health Canada has already endangered Canadians�??
lives by seizing their natural health products. In 2003, Health Canada seized
personal shipments of EMPowerplus, a vitamin-mineral supplement that hundreds
of Canadians with bipolar disorder and other serious mood disorders depended on
for mental wellness, and ordered Truehope Nutritional Support Ltd. to stop
selling the supplement in Canada. Fearing for the safety of Canadians who were
using EMPowerplus, Truehope disobeyed Health Canada�??s orders and was charged
with selling an illegal drug.

Fortunately, in this case, Health Canada was unsuccessful in removing
EMPowerplus from the market. In 2006, Truehope was found not guilty. The court
ruled that Truehope was �??overwhelmingly compelled to disobey�?�in order to
protect the health, safety and well-being of the users of the supplement�??, and
Health Canada dropped its appeal of this case in October 2006. (Learn more
http://truehope.com/newsletter/editi...r-22-2007.html ).

However, Bill C-51 would make it easier for Health Canada to seize natural
health products like EMPowerplus in the future and remove them from the market,
violating your Constitutional rights to �??life, liberty, and security of person.�??

What You Can Do To Protect Your Rights

· Read Bill C-51.
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublicat...DocId=3398126&

· Read a Discussion Paper on Bill C-51 by the President of the Natural
Health Product Protection Agency (NHPPA).
http://www.healthcanadaexposed.com/discussion.htm

· Contact your local MP to voice your objections to this Bill.
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Comp...ByPostalCode.a
spx?Menu=HOC

· Forward this email to all of your concerned friends and family.

· Attend a key court case to stop Health Canada from seizing natural
health products without court permission.

Where: Federal Court of Canada, 635 8 Ave SW, 4th floor, Calgary, Alberta.

When: Friday, May 9, 2008, at 1:00 pm.

Americans- Take action via http://www.nocodexgenocide.com/page/page/3113337.htm

Donations needed to help me visit health food stores all over the lower
mainland around Vancouver to sound the alarm. Remember Americans, if we don’t
slay this dragon in Canada, its coming here next.

If you value your life, if you value your health, if you value your access to
dietary supplements please let IAHF know how much you care by making a donation
to:

IAHF 556 Boundary Bay Rd.

Point Roberts WA 98281 USA or via paypal

CANADIAN ACTION PARTY/PARTI ACTION CANADIENNE
LEADER, CONSTANCE (Connie) FOGAL
www.canadianactionparty.ca

there is no point in resisting them weilder

they have all the power and you have none

we scream bloody murder at every horrible piece of legislation passed and then go back to watching american idol and football

words mean nothing, actions mean everything and when the powers that be have the military on their side there isn’t much you can do