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[ See RED ALERT Sent to Numerous Alternative Practitioners Below & Please Forward]
It can be daunting to try to awaken sleeping people on an issue as complex as CODEX and the EU Food Supplement Directive, but I thought you'd be glad to know that we're making PROGRESS!
ALL IT TAKES IS A _SPARK_ TO GET THE FIRE GOING!
Yesterday I had a call back from the Producer of the George Noory show (thanks to your requests that he put me on the air). While it remains to be seen if Noory will want to do another show on the Codex issue so close to the one he did recently with Robin Falkov, at least I now have the email address and phone number of his producer and was able to provide Noory with plenty of food for thought. I had an excellent discussion with Noory's producer, and thats always an important first step to getting on any radio show.
(For those who may live outside the USA and not be familiar with Noory, he has perhaps the biggest radio show in the USA which can be heard on http://www.coasttocoastam.com along with Art Bell)
REACHING OUT TO ICIM (INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE) and to ACAM (American College for the Advancement of Medicine)
On Monday I sent the alert (below) to ICIM and to ACAM. Between these two groups they have hundreds of alternative medical practitioners who use vitamins, chelation therapy, bioxidative treatments and other alternative treatment modes.
These medical renegades are our natural allies. Already the word is getting out. I had an email right away from a Dr.Darby thanking me for the alert, and today I heard from the webmaster of Dr.Charles Mary III MD in New Orleans, Louisiana who has an active Community Bulletin Board where my alert was posted at
I emailed Dr.Mary to request his assistance in getting a return call from Dr.Terry Chappell, the President of ICIM, and if I can get his assistance hopefully he will second my concern with a personal message to his whole membership- otherwise my alert might go over a lot of their heads because they're all busy running medical clinics and this issue is quite complex. I also sent word to Dr.Mary that I'd be glad to be a guest on his radio show which reaches a large listening audience in New Orleans.
HERE is the alert I sent to ICIM and ACAM: Please forward it to more people especially alternative MDs:
Subject: Urgent Health Freedom Alert to Dr.Chappell and All Members of
ICIM----Extreme Global Importance of ANH Lawsuit to Overturn EU Food
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Rd.
Point Roberts, WA 98281 USA
To: Dr. Terry Chappell and All Members of International College of Integrative Medicine
Re: Global Importance of Alliance for Natural Health's Lawsuit
to Overturn the Draconian EU Food Supplement Directive
USA Has Been Set Up by FDA to lose in future WTO Trade Dispute
Which Will CRUSH Our Dietary Supplement Laws UNLESS WE ACT NOW!!
------->Your help is urgently needed
Dr.Chappell and all members of ICIM-
I have had several meetings about this with ICIM member
Thomas Dorman, MD in Federal Way, WA. He shares my concerns.
Please see the CODEX RED ALERT on the website of Serafina Corsello, MD at http://www.corsello.com/politics/politics_red_alerts.htm
On March 20, 2001 a congressional oversight hearing that I pushed for for 5 years on the Codex vitamin issue was WHITEWASHED, and the USA was set up like a bowling pin to lose in a future WTO Trade Dispute via which our vitamin laws WILL be forcibly harmonized to a mindlessly restrictive emerging international trade standard for dietary supplements under "development" at the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission's Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Use.
The only chance we have to monkeywrench what is unfolding is by supporting the Alliance for Natural Health's lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive. The EU is the dominant political force at Codex, and unless the FSD is overturned in court, a finalized global trade standard mirroring it will be pushed through at Codex. This is a full scale global attack on the dietary supplement industry, and it can ONLY be stopped if ENOUGH PEOPLE HELP!
I was kicked off the US Delegation to the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission's Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Use prior to the meeting in Berlin in 2000 due to efforts as a whistleblower to expose criminal acts committed by Dr.Beth Yetley of the FDA (the only member of our delegation with the right to vote or speak at these meetings- the rest of us were just observers.)
I had death threats for attempting to get congressional oversight on this issue, and Milt Copulous, who was on Congressman Burton's staff was fired for attempting to help me get oversight. He was not fired by Burton, he was fired by a pharma plant on the committee staff, and he was replaced by another pharma plant who was instrumental in the whitewashing of the hearing.
You need to know that pharma interests are currently dominating the world's
vitamin trade associations from the top-down, and that National Nutritional Foods Assn's lobbying firm, Parry, Romani, DeConcini and Symms played a role in the whitewashing of the 2001 oversight hearing on Codex. Their clients at the time included Pfizer and Aventis. You should know that NNFA does not enforce its conflict of interest disclosure bylaw.
As a result, they are allowing an employee of Pfizer to chair their international committee and he is actively leading the rank and file membership of NNFA to the cliff via spin against my message. You should know that this same individual (Randy Dennin) is the Chair of a controlled opposition group called International Alliance of Dietary Supplement Associations which has NGO status at Codex meetings where they're doing the diametric OPPOSITE of what they've led the rank and file members of NNFA to believe they're doing. I built this website to expose IADSA http://www.iahf.com/iadsa
You should know that the EU is the dominant political force at the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission which is on the verge of pushing a finalized Codex vitamin standard through to completion which will mirror the draconian EU Food Supplement Directive. You should know that the EU expanded on May 1 from 15 to 25 nations, and that they control the votes of many more former colonies in the third world.
You should know that the Alliance for Natural Health http://www.alliance-natural-health.org in the UK won a historic referral to the European Court of Justice on January 30, 2003 where they will attempt to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive. I witnessed them win this referral at the High Court of Justice in London, UK. This very able organization is led by Robert Verkerk, PhD On the ANH website you can see that they have widespread support from alternative practitioner organizations across Europe.
You should know that with your help ANH can win their lawsuit- they have the best lawfirm in Europe in their corner, but they urgently need donations which can be made via the secure server on their website at http://www.alliance-natural-health.org
You should know that due to pharma control of the vitamin trade associations, thus far only two US vitamin companies are backing ANH's legal effort: Metagenics, and Douglas Labs.
IAHF is therefor reaching out to alternative practitioners urging that you all copy the CODEX RED ALERT which is on Dr.Corsello's website at http://www.corsello.com/politics/politics_red_alerts.htm and put it on the ICCM website and also on your OWN websites.
This is a true grass roots effort. I need you to alert your patients so that they too will make donations to ANH's lawsuit. If you have solid connections with any vitamin companies, please let me know and work with me to contact them about this. Unless we all chip in to work on this, we're going to lose our access to dietary supplements. I am not "crying wolf". I was the first to call this issue to global attention with an article in Life Extension Magazine in 1996, and I've been on it like glue ever since.
In the early 90s the cartel made a mistake that backfired on them when they attempted a full frontal assault on the dietary supplement industry via David Kessler's reign of terror. The ensuing public backlash resulted in the drive to pass DSHEA.
They have now gotten much smarter. For several years now they've been orchestrating a global takeover of the dietary supplement industry using the UN Codex Commission and the WTO as their primary weapons. They're "boiling the frog slowly" figuring no one will notice whats going on----- til its too late to do anything about it. They're trying to capitalize on widespread ignorance of international law.
Our LAST CHANCE to stop their agenda is by backing the ANH lawsuit. We can't stop Codex at Codex, the whole "process" is rigged. We can only stop it indirectly. With your help we might also pressure congress into once again holding oversight on this issue since they whitewashed the hearing on March 20, 2001 not allowing me or any of my witnesses to testify.
The means by which the FDA has set us up is they've been working closely with the pharma dominated National Academy of Sciences to create FALSE DEFINITIONS of supplement safety. Under the SPS Agreement, the only legal means by which we can defend our domestic vitamin law in the event of a WTO Trade Dispute against us is on a basis of SAFETY.
You should know that a trade dispute against us would not be adjudicated in a US court using our rules of evidence. It would be adjudicated in a new international court called the Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO. You should know that this is a rigged "mickey mouse" court that does not use our rules of evidence. It meets behind closed doors, and no private citizen has standing to appear before it. We would be "represented" by the same unelected FDA bureaucrats who've set us up to lose in a WTO Trade Dispute in the first place.
Every decision made by the DSB has gone against the environment, against the public health, against human rights, against labor rights, against all the intangibles that go into the makeup of any democratic nations laws. They have already forced many changes to US law by threatening to impose trade sanctions against broad sectors of our economy, and Congress has kowtowed to them every time...
Please go to http://www.alliance-natural-health.org and make a donation TODAY in order to monkeywrench Codex by overturning the EU Food Supplement Directive!
If you have any questions, please call me at 800-333-2553, h&w For updates on this issue, please sign on to the IAHF email distribution list at http://www.iahf.com Your timely assistance is very urgently needed!!