From Ethan A. Huff at Natural News:
“(NaturalNews) The health freedom of New Zealanders is under very serious threat, as the federal government there pushes to pass a bill known as the Natural Health Products Bill (NHPB), or Bill 324-1, that will bring the nation into compliance with the overbearing and authoritarian food and health restrictions found in Codex Alimentarius, the so-called world food code….”
If passed, NHPB will combine with the equally-threatening New Zealand Food Bill (http://www.naturalnews.com) to make it essentially illegal for individuals to even prepare for themselves, let alone try to sell, herbal products and teas, vitamins and supplements, or any other natural products that are not explicitly approved by the government as acceptable. Continue reading
From David E. Gumpert on the Complete Patient blog:
Drawing from Newsphiles blog. Click image for source.
“One of the distinguishing features of autocrats is that in their frenzy to eliminate enemies, they never finish their work. There are always more enemies lurking in this corner or that.
Old-fashioned dictators like Josef Stalin or Saddam Hussein used to go after people enemies, always finding new plots and traitors.
Our U.S. Food and Drug Administration goes after food and herbs and minerals and vitamins. One by one, or group by group, it seeks to eradicate those it consider threats, ostensibly because of “safety” concerns, even when no such real-life problem exists. Continue reading
Robert Verkerk, PhD, from the current issue of Vitality Magazine:
Introduction by Helke Ferrie
Robert Verkerk, PhD. Photo via Vitality magazine.
“Robert Verkerk is the executive and scientific director of the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) based in the UK. He is an internationally acclaimed expert in agricultural, health, and environmental sustainability with over 30 years’ experience. He successfully challenged Codex issues in international courts.
Here he provides an overview of the ongoing worldwide battle for health freedom. It is essential to understand this global push to protect Big Pharma’s interests, and whom Health Canada really serves (certainly not the public). Dr. Verkerk shows us which strategies seem to work when defending our human right to use non-toxic therapies. Continue reading
I am one of the cowshare people from Vancouver. If you remember, I was the one who asked if we can use Codex Alimentarius to our advantage. I did quite a bit of digging around since then, and to tell you the truth, I found much of the worry and concern about Codex to be over-blown, to the point of fear-mongering. Specifically, here are a few issues I found:
1. If you remember, much was made about “Codex coming into effect January 1, 2010” and there was MUCH concern about it. Many people heard that date and panicked. But of course, that date came and went with nothing to show for all the hype. However, with my research, there was NOTHING to back up this claim of January 1st, 2010, except the desire of the original Codex creators to have the Codex in place by the end of 2009. That desire was expressed somewhere around 50-60 years ago. It turns out, the Codex has already been in place since January 1, 1995, when Canada officially joined the WTO, and ratified the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Agreement (SPS). The SPS gave “teeth” to the Codex by including it as one option (although, the easiest option) for a State to implement acceptable international safety practices for internationally traded goods. Continue reading
From Alex Jones “Infowars.com”, an excerpt from Brandon Turberville’s book “Codex Alimentarius — the End of Health Freedom“:
29th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses 2007, held in Germany. Photo via Infowars.com
“…The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) is the active and controlling arm of Codex. It is the main body that makes recommendations and proposals and is consulted by the FAO and the WHO regarding food safety standards and their implementation. Each year the CAC meets in Rome (at FAO headquarters) and Geneva (WHO headquarters) alternately with delegations from its 182 member countries. The chief delegate to the commission must be a government official or an employee of that country, and it is this individual that decides who will speak for the delegation. No votes are taken at these meetings, as “consensus,” not voting, is the method of decision making. Continue reading
From a recent email:
WE HAVE BEEN REFUSED TIME FOR DUE PROCESS
Despite hundreds of confirmed calls, emails and faxes from Canadians asking selected representative Shawn Buckley to appear on our behalf, Conservative Senate committee members voted down the request.
Liberal Senate committee members have been tabling our request consistently, asking for an honest debate. All 12 Senators on the Social Affairs committee have acknowledged receiving hundreds of emails. Continue reading
From a guest post on Kimberly Hartke’s blog by Kimberly Usher:
Food monopolies are poisoning our Good Earth food by over-spraying pesticides, which contaminates our food, and our bodies. Pesticides can be absorbed through the skin. Encounters with pesticides, and their effects have oversight from people in government positions who have worked for the corporate food entities. The bottom line for corporate food is profit, and the bottom line for Good Earth food is health.
The facts are all there; the Good Earth food for health has more nutrition, while the Corporate food has none, or very little…this is why the Codex Alimentarius Treaty, with the WTO, is important to the corporate food groups…in the Codex Alimentarius Treaty, which will be ratified by Congress with the passing of the Food Safety Modernization Laws (S510, HR2749), the legal standard for the amount of nutrition in foods will go down, and the legal standard for poisons in our food go up…It is that simple. Continue reading