|29 Nov 2001 @ 01:05, by Flemming Funch|
Below are some more quoted messages and links about the Codex commission, trying to regulate (control) vitamins and nutritional supplements worldwide.
Codex Alimentarius :
The Plan To Ban All Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and Supplements
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened." Winston Churchill
The whole thing would be a laughable joke except for one thing . . . it's no
joke and the plan has already been implemented.
A commission sponsored by the United Nations and the World Health
Organization, and supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to
BAN all current over the counter sales of herbs, vitamins, amino acids,
minerals, and all other supplements.
In the feature article that follows, Jackie Buchanan, long time medical
researcher and writer, introduces us to the Codex Alimentarius Commission,
and the orchestrated effort being made by pharmaceutical companies to control
the manufacture, distribution and sale of all natural food supplements -
Using the "sacred cow" known as public safety, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration will adopt Codex Alimentarius into federal law (without a
single vote for or against it in Congress) UNLESS you and I do something to
Jackie's well documented report calls for action and gives the names, mailing
addresses, phone/fax numbers and Email addresses for President Bill Clinton
and the Food and Drug Administration. I for one will voice my protest in the
matter, and STRONGLY urge you to do likewise.
In addition, I am making Jackie's report available in hard copy format to
anyone who requests it. I urge you to ask us to send you a copy. Get
involved. Let's stop this insanity by making everyone aware of just what is
at stake. Tell your neighbors, work associates, local TV, Radio and Newspaper
about the Codex Commission. Give copies of Jackie's report to them.
Let me encourage you to make copies of this newsletter to send to family,
friends and associates. Make them aware of this danger.
That citizens would allow their respective governments to cave in to the
interests of the pharmaceutical cartel is no laughing matter. Billions of
Dollars, Marks, Francs, Yen and Pounds are the prize, handed over at the
expense of human suffering and loss of personal freedoms. I urge you NOT to
ignore this dire threat. STAND UP and make your VOICE be heard.
"A truth's initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie
was believed. It wasn't the world being round that agitated people, but that
the world wasn't flat. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold to the
masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its
speaker a raving lunatic." Dresden James
Codex Alimentarius and What It Means To You
By Jackie Buchanan
"Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution, the time will come when
medicine will organize itself into an undercover dictatorship . . . denying
equal privileges. All such laws are un-American and despotic . . . " Benjamin
Rush, Physician, Signer of Declaration of Independence
"Codex Alimentarius, in simple terms, is a code of law for food. What it
actually means to each and everyone of us is a threat to our health and the
health of every human being on this planet.
The future availability and legal status of herbs, vitamins, amino acids,
minerals and all other supplements in the U.S. and throughout the world, may
be determined by a committee made up of 146 nations called the Codex
Alimentarius Commission, which operates in conjunction with the United
Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO).
It is under the guise of protecting public safety through the standardization
of food and botanical codes that the commission may be a tool of the
international pharmaceutical industry that is intent on making ALL
SUPPLEMENTS - herbal or otherwise - available by prescription only.
Established in 1962 for the purpose of setting international standards and
codes for foods, the Codex Commission is over-whelmingly composed of German
and International Pharmaceutical Corporations. Over 90% of the international
organizations ALLOWED to send delegates to the meetings represent giant
multinational pharmaceutical corporations. The only consumer organization is
the International Organization of Consumer Unions. NEITHER THE NATURAL HEALTH
CARE INDUSTRY NOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAS ANY REPRESENTATION AT THE CODEX
Spearheaded by the German pharmaceutical corporations, this Codex Commission
plans to ban - on a worldwide basis - any health statement in relation to any
non-prescription supplement, preventive, therapeutic, or otherwise. Moreover,
any formulas which would still be available would have to meet the arbitrary
restrictions of the Codex Commission. Those nations that do not comply with
these restrictions are faced with economic sanctions.
While researching this article, I came across a letter written in 1995 from
Matthias Rath, MD to Chancellor Kohl and Members of the German Bundersag,
prior to the Codex meeting in Bonn Germany in 1996:
"As a physician and scientist who led the breakthrough in vitamin research
which can eradicate heart disease, I feel it is incumbent upon me to address
this important matter, as I see it, the attack of the Codex Commission is a
desperate act by the pharmaceutical companies to protect their world wide
drug market against naturally effective and much more affordable supplements.
Particularly disturbing is the role of the German pharmaceutical and chemical
corporations within the Codex Commission. Once before in this century, a
German pharmaceutical and chemical corporation, I.G. Farben, became
responsible for the deaths of millions of people and consequently was
dismantled in 1946 by the Nuremberg Tribunal and split into Bayer, BASF, and
Hoechst. With the current plans of the German pharmaceutical companies, the
predictable dimension of the unnecessary and premature death of millions of
people is unavoidable. If the Codex Commission is allowed to obstruct the
eradication of heart disease by restricting access to nutritional
supplements, more than 12 million people world-wide will continue to die
every year from premature heart attacks and strokes. Within the next
generation alone, this would result in over 300 million premature deaths,
more than in all the wars of mankind together . . ."
When I first read this, I took it with a grain of salt - until I came across
an article in Issue 14 of the Alternative Medicine Digest, a reprint of an
article that originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on April 25,
1996. The headline read "They're Scientific When It Suits Them, But a
$1.4-Billion Deal is Better than Science." The article opened by saying that
if a study which was peer-reviewed by 5 independent medical experts had been
published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in January 1995
as planned, American consumers with thyroid problems would have saved $356
million a year in drug costs.
However, the publication of this article would have wrecked a $1.4-billion
deal for its manufacturer, Boots Company, the British pharmaceuticals and
drugstore chain. The study documented how Synthroid, which controls 84% of
the US thyroid medication market and is used by 8 million Americans, works no
better than 3 other lower priced drugs.
The makers of Synthroid - first introduced in 1958 as a synthetic version of
thyroid hormone - had never been required by the FDA to submit proper
clinical trial data, like other drugs. An unpatented drug for underactive
thyroids, Synthroid's vigorous U.S. sales have been protected by something as
good as a patent: the presumption that the competing, lower-priced drugs are
not bioequivalent, which means that they are not absorbed and assimilated as
fast and as well as Synthroid.
The JAMA study proved this presumption wrong and it was about to call an end
to Synthroid's free market run. Even worse, the study would have jeopardized
Boots' $1.4 billion buy-out by Germany's BASF-AG. How did the study's
sponsor, which has invested $250,000 to finance the research feel about it?
It was the sponsor itself -- none other than Boots that did everything to
discredit the study and block its publication. Quite clearly, scientific
evidence takes a backseat to preserving the competitive edge. Another more
recent web-site written from a Canadian point of view about how Codex will
affect Canada goes on to state:
In October, 1996, Codex met in Bonn, Germany to make radical changes in the
rules governing dietary supplements for member nations. The proposals of
greatest concern were those made by the German delegation (see the proposed
Draft Guidelines for Dietary Supplements) and is being sponsored by Hoechst,
Bayer and BASF. These are the three drug companies formed when the Nuremberg
War Trials disbanded I.G. Farben, manufacturer of the poison gas used in Nazi
concentration camps. This is not the first time that the UN has been linked
closely with Nazi war criminals. Ostensibly, their purpose is ". . . to
create a set of international standards to guide the world's growing food
industry and to protect the health of consumers."
Can reports from 4 different, totally unrelated sources, be ignored? I think
The pharmaceutical company backed proposals for all of the following:
1. No vitamin, mineral, herb, etc., can be sold for prophylactic
(preventative) or therapeutic reasons.
2. Natural remedies can be sold as food but they must not exceed the potency
(dosage) levels set by the commission. This means that consumer access to
dietary supplements will be limited to the RDA dosage as a maximum limit for
vitamins (Vitamin C - 60 mg. Vitamin E - 15 mg., etc.) Supplements without an
RDA (e.g. coenzyme Q10) would be illegal to sell because they would all
3. Codex regulations for dietary supplements would become binding,
eliminating the escape clause within the General Agreement of Tariffs and
Trade (GATT) that allows a nation to set its own standards. This applies to
all member countries of the UN. Any nation that does not accept these new
standards will be heavily fined by the World Trade Organization (WTO)
creating the potential for crippling entire sectors of that nation's economy.
4. All new supplements would be banned unless they go through the Codex
approval process. Five steps have already been taken in the Codex process
over the past few years. Remember Canadian Bill C-7 which was passed
eventually in Canada as C-8? The similarity of the process, the secrecy, and
the wording between the Codex proposals and the Canadian laws is uncanny.
Voting in favor of adopting the German proposals has been overwhelming (16
for 2 against in the most recent vote). The Codex process is now at Step Five
- formalization and debate concerning the specific features. In two years,
Codex could jump from Step 5 to Step 8 to finalize these restrictions.
In the U.S., the FDA has already tried to use guerrilla tactics to stop the
use of these supplements. The first time I became totally aware of their
horrendous practices was in the case of ESSIAC, the herbal formula that had
been researched since the 1920's with excellent results in curing, yes I said
curing, cancer. Fortunately, once their tactics came to light, a nation-wide
non-violent revolution took place resulting in millions who were appalled at
the tactics, writing letters and calling their congressmen and the FDA. The
end result, ESSIAC is now widely available in many forms. Even Respirin, the
drug company in Canada who owned the rights to the formula has started
producing it and selling it via magazine ads and in health food stores. All
of this took place in 1989-1990.
In 1992, the FDA raided the Tahoma Clinic in Kent, Washington. The FDA
alleged that Dr. Wright, MD was engaged in the commerce of foreign labeled
injectable "drugs" (which were actually vitamins). This action interfaced
with FDA raids of 17 health food stores in Texas and others in Oklahoma,
supplement manufacturing facilities in California, Oregon, and Washington,
and other nutritionally-oriented medical doctors across the US. Again, there
was a national call to action of everyone interested in preserving their
rights to make their own choices in health care. Letters were mailed and
faxed to the White House by the millions and once again, the FDA was forced
to back off. At this same time Bill H.R. 3642/S2135 was in committee and
being reviewed prior to voting it into law. This bill would have given the
FDA the power to put the health food and dietary supplement industry out of
business. It would have also given them the power to legally conduct
warrantless searches, seize and embargo products and levy heavy fines
($250,000 on individuals and $1,000,000 on companies) without a trial. Again,
the people of the United States took action and through a powerful campaign
whereby they voiced their opinions, another small battle was won for freedom
In 1995, the FDA attempted to quietly but quickly do away with the use of any
type of electronic instrumentation (not already approved) for use in
diagnosing, tracking, or treating illness. This would have affected many
doctors, dentists, osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, etc. Fortunately,
they banded together, got their scientific studies and documentation together
and, after a long hard struggle, managed to hold their ground and prevent the
FDA and other interested parties (pharmaceutical companies and medical
practitioners who felt that only the usual methods of treatment, ie. surgery
and drugs should be allowed) from getting their way.
Now, here we are in 1997 and BY ALL APPEARANCES, the FDA has ceased their
efforts to take away our rights to make our own choices about healthcare.
Their policy with regard to the Codex standards is stated in the Federal
Register of October 11, 1995 - FDA Policy on Standards, which states:
"It is the intent of this policy to enable the FDA to continue to participate
in international standards activities that assist it in implementing
statutory provisions . . ."
and "The development of an international standard that achieves the agency's
public objectives is generally, but not always, given a higher priority than
the development of a domestic standard . . ."
and "Where a relevant international standard exists, or completion is
imminent, it will generally be used in preference to a domestic standard . .
In considering the above statements about their intentions coupled with their
past tactics as well as their continuing policy of ignoring the public's
wishes in protecting health freedom, a public outcry against the Codex is
again called for. I urge you to educate yourselves to what is really going on
here. Most of the information can be found on the Web. In the past 4 months,
I have found only one small article about this issue, tucked away in the back
pages of Issue 18 of the Alternative Medicine Digest which is on the
If the German and Canadian proposals are passed, it would constitute an
effective end run by the pharmaceutical companies around the medical rights
of Americans. They wouldn't dare attempt to do this in the U.S. because there
would be such a public uproar it would never pass through Congress. However,
by taking the stance that they have, the FDA WILL ACCOMPLISH ITS GOALS BY
LETTING CODEX DO ITS UNACCEPTABLE DIRTY WORK. The pharmaceutical companies
are planning a global takeover of the vitamin-herb industry and within a few
short years, they will have succeeded by pushing competitors out of the
field. They are planning to do it very quietly and carefully through GATT and
the Codex Commission. They will succeed if they are not exposed and their
plan is not given national headlines.
This is the last wake-up call that may be given before it is too late. It is
of the utmost importance that everyone become aware and voice their
displeasure with the leaders of their respective governmental agencies. In
the U.S., it is imperative that everyone call and write to their local
congressmen. Phone the White House. Call the FDA. Tell everyone you know to
do the same. Call your local newspaper and alert them to what is really going
on here. If we don't take action now, our freedom to choose will be taken
away without most of us even being aware that it had happened!"
President Bill Clinton, The White House, Washington, DC 20500
Phone: 202-205-5372 Fax: 202-260-8957
Dr. Elizabeth Yetley, Director
Office of Special Nutritionals, HFS- 45
US Food and Drug Administration
200 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20204 USA
Phone: 202-205-4168 Fax: 202-205-5295
"For an archived history of Codex and a greater understanding of this issue,
I suggest investigating this site: [link]
I publish medical books for the International College of CranioMandibular
Orthopedics who were involved in the confrontation with the FDA over
electronic instrumentation. I was actively involved with helping them get
their documentation together to do battle with the FDA.
Information on the ESSIAC issue came directly from conversations with Dr.
Gary Glum shortly after his confrontation with the FDA over publishing a book
and distributing the original formula for ESSIAC in 1992.
Dr. Alexander Schauss, Executive Director for Citizens for Health wrote an
article published in Pathfinder News, Volume2, Number 4, July-August, 1992
which told of the incident with the FDA vs. the Tahoma Clinic and Dr.
Information about Germany's BASF-AG and Boot's, the makers of Synthroid were
first published in the Wall Street Journal on April 25, 1996 and again in
Issue 14 of the Alternative Medicine Digest.
A small article about Codex was published in Issue 18 of the Alternative
A search of the Internet for 'Codex Alimentarius' will return over 1000
different web-sites dealing with these issues around the world."
VicePresident, Buchanan Publishing
P.O. Box 732
Collinsville, Illinois 62234
Background: 26 years in the medical and textbook publishing field.
Lifelong interest in Alternative Healing and Alternative Medicine.
What People Say: Speaking Out Against Codex, FDA and AMA
"I can indeed verify what Jackie Buchanan is writing about. I was at a
conference with Dr. Wright a short time after the raid on his practice
occurred. Also within the past few years, Sen. Oren Hatch passed a bill that
saved supplements from going the way that Jackie talks about. It seems to me
that this is another and more elaborate attempt by the pharmaceutical
companies and AMA to preserve their stronghold on their billion dollar
industries. If they can get this passed quietly, it is definitely to their
Scott Cooper, San Diego, CA
"I know this isn't really fit to print, but I must nevertheless express my
outrage. I'm reminded of the Salem witch hunts. Most of the so-called
"witches" burned at the stakes were midwives, and the medical establishment
took equally drastic steps to protect its monopoly then. The difference now
is that instead of putting a few women to death, the medical establishment
prefers to risk the lives and health of every American."
Tabania Crockett, San Leandro, CA
"I am going to spearhead as many people as I can to help with this. I'm also
going to contact people with web sites that would be willing to give this
some space. You know, way back when I was in high school a teacher had
commented that he felt we would not see a cure for Cancer any too soon
because it would be economic disaster! In effect, any cure would be blocked
by medicine companies, the AMA, etc. What a sad but all too true commentary .
Holly Sumner, Hampstead, NC
"Well, I guess if all of this is too unbelievable, we have the tobacco
industry chronicles unfolding in the media. Is there a parallel?"
Dennis Meredith, Springfield, MO
"I feel that I need to accept accountability for being one of the sleeping
tigers. The old caveat applies here. Let the buyer beware. We, the American
people need to arouse from our sleep and post ever vigilant guards. We
suppose that our elected officials are looking out for our best interests,
when in fact they are sleeping too! We posted the guards and now the guards
are ringing the alarm. Let us awake, shout the message to the world and rush
to defend the freedoms we hold dear. I for one, will choose to pour every
ounce of energy I have into the fight to save my right to choose alternative
medicine. Please let me know what I can do to help in this battle. It's a
very important freedom to me."
Terry Allen, Coeur D'ALene, ID
Passage of FDA Reform Legislation Protects Dietary Supplements
from "Young Living Essential News," November 1997
Dietary supplements were specifically excluded from consideration under the
final version of the FDA Reform Bill that was passed last week. This means
that everyone who benefits from dietary supplements can breathe a sigh of
relief. Remarked Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) emphatically, "the bill does
not undo the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) in any way
and dietary supplements will remain what they are, food products, not drugs."
The so-called "harmonization language" and "CODEX provisions" of the FDA
Reform Bill have recently stirred up a froth of fear and confusion. Some
people felt this language would result in stricter laws concerning the
distribution of dietary supplements -- laws which would eventually prevent
consumers from being able to get dietary supplements.
With the FDA Reform Bill finally passed in both the House and Senate, these
fears can be put to rest -- at least for a while.
We appreciate the vigilance and efforts of our many distributors who voiced
their opposition to the Codex provisions in the FDA Reform Bill. Your
activism and grass- roots response makes it harder for large commercial
interests or government lobbies to curtail our access to dietary supplements.