Trans-Tasman Therapeutic Products Agency-Bilateral Treaty: Sue Kedgely/Annette King- Please Read My Response Below to Graham Bennett
See response from International Advocates for Health Freedom Below this email from Graham Bennett, vitamin consumer in New Zealand.
Annette King- On behalf of vitamin consumers world wide, I Demand an Immediate Response.
Sue Kedgely, and all other members of the New Zealand Parliament Please Read.
Forwarding requested widely in New Zealand and globally.
I share Graham Bennett's total outrage. See my response below his email- this will be posted on the IAHF website and forwarded globally to the IAHF email distribution list. It will also be the subject of my next radio show:
At 06:19 PM 12/9/03 +1300, you wrote:
To whom it may concern,
As a NZ citizen and voter I am outraged that the Government has KNOWINGLY CAUSED a gross waste of tax-payer's dollars by allowing a Select Committee to operate without even being given the grace to present its findings. The operation of such committees is part of the NZ democratic process that helps to ensure the voice of the common person as well as other interested parties is heard regarding major matters of importance such as this.
If the Government, as represented by Annette King in parliament on 4 December 2003, seriously believes that it cannot wait for the report of such committees, why are such committees established and allowed to continue? This is a clear waste of dollars and human resource. It appears to me that where there is no intention to consider the voice of the people of a country when such a committee has been established there is a dishonest and corrupt Government at work. This is a clear sin of commission and violation of the power entrusted into the hands of government.
The people of NZ cannot be fooled indefinitely. In her speech Ms King has in effect clearly stated that the NZ people's voice is insignificant compared to the interests of other Governments outside NZ.
NZ is fully capable of regulating its own activities. Treaties such as this one are selling our sovereignty down the river in the interests of a few corporate interests while the interests of the people (the people, not the Government) are being compromised. The Government is not "the people".
The will of the people will be heard.
I hearby demand and proclaim that my personal right to freedom of choice in all matters of healthcare remains my own affair and will not be dictated to by any regulatory authority established by a corrupt Government. I call for the right of each private New Zealander to also be recognised. The Government must remember that it works for the people, not just for corporate interests or other governments.
Graham Bennett, BSc
Graham- and especially Sue Kedgely:
I hope this detailed email assists you in bringing criminal Annette King to justice. She should be ridden out on a rail. The Vitamin consumers of New Zealand should lay siege to her office, and drive anyone connected to her politically out of office. I encourage open rebellion against the New Zealand and Australian governments over this issue, because what is happening in New Zealand is a complete and total outrage- and the world is watching. My website alone will insure that- it has a very high Alexa rating, and I do radio shows on a regular basis world wide.
In 1996 I was the first person to call the Codex International Threat to Health Freedom to global attention via an article published in the September issue of Life Extension Magazine. I created International Advocates for Health Freedom http://www.iahf.com at that time as a catalyst to unite a fledgeling global health freedom movement at the grass roots level.
My most recent article regarding the global suppression of dietary supplements was published in the July 2003 issue of Life Extension Magazine, and I encourage you to read it at http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2003/2003_preprint_eu_01.html It is about the UK Alliance for Natural Health's lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive. Oral arguments begin at the end of January. Global support for this lawsuit is pivotally important as you will see if you read on.
I am one of the authors of Alternative Medicine- Expanding Medical Horizons. This report to the National Institutes of Health in the USA was published by the US Government Printing Office and its still in print. I encourage you to get a copy at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0160454794/104-9455600-9975138?v=glance As one of the people who helped create the Office of Alternative Medicine, (now the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine) at the National Institutes of Health, I've been on the front lines of a global paradigm shift in the direction of nutrition and prevention that cannot be stopped. Far too many consumers world wide have healed via suppressed alternative treatment modes for criminals such as Annette King to be able to get away with the heist they're attempting to pull off- especially in America where the populace has not been, nor ever will be disarmed.
The crime committed by New Zealand Health Minister Annette King who has ignored the expressed will of the people of New Zealand who don't want harmonization to Australian law has also been committed by the ruling Labor Party of England. They stacked the vote in their Standing Committee on Health to insure a vote in favor of harmonizing England to the mindless and unscientific EU Food Supplement Directive. In England the Labor Party totally ignored petitions signed by over a million vitamin consumers health food stores who opposed harmonizing England to the unscientific and immoral EU Food Supplement Directive. Due to our lobbying, there were 5 members of the Labor Party on the Standing Committee on Health who would have voted against harmonization, so the Labor Party removed them the day before the rigged vote, and replaced them with partyliners who did as they were told. Clearly the UK is as much of a totalitarian dictatorship as New Zealand is.
I am working closely with the UK's Alliance for Natural Health http://www.alliance-natural-health.org which has filed a lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive, and which is lobbying in the EU Parliament against the equally mindless EU Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive, and against the Pharmaceuticals Directive which would turn any substance having any physiologic effect in the body into a "drug" (to trump anything that managed to squeak through the first two Directives.)
ANH expects to be in court by the end of January with this lawsuit. If they win, they get to go on to the European Court of Justice at the Hague. As goes the EU, so goes the world due to the inordinate influence the EU has at the UN's Codex Alimentarius Committee, with 15 nations in the EU. At next years Codex meeting the EU will have full status at Codex for the first time. Up til now, they've only had Observer Status. The EU Observer, Basil Mathoudakis, drafted the EU Food Supplement Directive. At the most recent Codex meeting, Dr.Grossklaus, the German Chair of the meeting, made every change that Mathoudakis wanted- its clear that Codex is a totally rigged form of "high drama" devoid of any honesty or scientific integrity. There is no justice there. Guess which country is working on a so called "White Paper" on so called "Scientific Risk Assessment" for next years Codex meeting? You guessed it, Australia, the same nation which just yanked 1600 totally safe dietary supplements off the market under false pretenses, without even a single product assay to prove contamination.
Globally, the Pharma Cartel is attempting to railroad their evil agenda past corrupt governments. Sadly, the New Zealand government is by no means alone here- every government on earth is equally corrupt- the bureaucrats are like fetid swine, all swilling from the same pharmaceutical trough as they grow fatter and fatter and less and less responsive to the will of the people of the world who see through the lies and deception on this issue in exponentially increasing numbers- an enormous groundswell of opposition to the world's #1 investment industry.
A wounded Grizzly Bear in the corner is a very dangerous animal indeed. The pharma cartel sees this groundswell of support behind the dietary supplement industry, and they're DESPERATE to try to CRUSH the industry to protect their ill gotten profits, so they're flailing away in blind desperation, but they'll never stop the global health freedom movement because any time someone like me recovers from a life threatening illness through a suppressed alternative treatment mode, that person will tell as many people as humanly possible. The story of my orthomolecular recovery from so called "schizophrenia" has been translated into several languages, and downloaded over a million times from the IAHF website http://www.iahf.com/on_the_back_wards.html I've received questions by phone and email from people all over the world- many of whom went on to have recoveries that paralleled my own.
The Pharma Cartel doesn't benefit when people are healthy, they benefit when people are sick. Nutrition and prevention are very dirty words to them. In 1968 the late Dr.Linus Pauling, the only man in history to win two completely unshared Nobel Prizes had an article published in Science magazine in which he coined the term "orthomolecular" to define the important work being done by two Canadian doctors: Hoffer and Osmond.
When Pauling lent the full weight of his immense scientific credability to this nutritional approach to treatment, it scared the hell out of the pharma cartel and the American Psychiatric Association which published an outrageously biased, grossly unscientific "once and for all" hatchet job in response in the form of APA Task Force Report #7 Megavitamins and Orthomolecular Therapy in Psychiatry. The chair of the APA Task Force was selected due to his outspoken bias against this approach to treatment, and he hand picked the rest of his committee.
He pronounced their findings to be a wonderful new medical discovery, and stated firmly that this was the wave of the future.
On June 18th, this past summer, Health Canada illegally harmonized Canada to Australian law. This was done in complete defiance the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and against the heavily expressed will of the Canadian people who voted with their feet in massive numbers AGAINST such regulation in '97. The only thing that stopped the destruction of health freedom in Canada in '97 was a lawsuit filed against Health Canada by my friend David Rowland. When this lawsuit was filed, the Canadian government backed down, so the matter never actually went to court.
Today, this lawsuit was recently reactivated since it had already been filed it was laying dorment. But its been reactivated by a new vitamin trade association in Canada which has broken clear of the corrupt Canadian Health Food Association. I am friends with Croft Woodruff, President of this new trade association which is called Canadian Alliance of Health Retailers http://www.canadianallianceofhealthretailers.ca/CAHR.html The CAHR must serve as a model for new vitamin trade associations that should be formed globally, because most vitamin trade associations have been heavily corrupted by pharmaceutical influence. Perhaps the only exception was NNFA New Zealand. Ron Law, who was Exec Dir of NNFA New Zealand, very ably helped IAHF to expose IADSA (International Alliance of Dietary Supplement Associations) as a controlled opposition group, heavily influenced by Pfizer, the largest drug company on Earth.
IADSA only PRETENDS to be fighting for health freedom, while in reality, they're doing the diametric OPPOSITE. Using information from Ron Law of New Zealand, I built a site that used to be at http://iadsa-exposed.tripod.com but the site was mysteriously removed from cyberspace the week before the Expo East vitamin trade show in Washington DC. Tripod will remove ANY site at the drop of a hat based on literally ANY complaint (without saying a word to whoever put the site up). Thats because Tripod is a free web hosting company that doesn't charge anyone to put up a site- their profits come solely from advertising revenue.
Due to his actions at Expo East, it is highly likely that the person who complained to Tripod about the IADSA Exposed site was Randy Dennin, Chair of IADSA, and until September when he "retired" he was the ceo of Capsugel, a subsidiary of Pfizer pharmaceutical company.
At Expo East, Dennin kicked Maury Silverman out of the Joint International Committee meeting of NNFA (US) and AHPA. Silverman was there to represent the Alliance for Natural Health in the UK and to try to solicit support for their lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive. IADSA has been instrumental in pulling the wool over the eyes of people in the supplement industry world wide, and did nothing to defend New Zealand from harmonization to Australia, which is the reason NNFA New Zealand sent a letter of complaint about this to the IADSA Board- a gif file of which can be seen at http://www.iahf.com/iadsa (one of 5 sites I put the IADSA Exposed information into after Dennin (or whoever) had the IADSA Exposed Site removed from Cyberspace the week prior to Expo East in an effort to cover their tracks.
For daring to complain that IADSA was not living up to its stated purpose, IADSA kicked NNFA New Zealand out of this bogus trade association paving the way for New Zealand to be "harm"onized to Australia. Nice little scam, eh? Everyone in New Zealand should thank Ron Law for having the courage to expose Randy Dennin and IADSA, lets hope its not too late to stop their evil global agenda.
The FDA recently signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Health Canada for the purpose of sharing biased, unscientific so called "safety data" pertaining to alleged "adverse reactions" to dietary supplements. Senator Dick Durbin has introduced S.722, while Congressmen Davis, Waxman, and Dingle in the USA have introduced HR 3377. Both bills are intended to bury the dietary supplement industry under and avalanche of red tape. HR 3377 would allow the Secretary of our Dept of Health and Human Services (which oversees our FDA) the right to ban any dietary supplement based on literally ANY allegations that it had caused an adverse reaction, even if there was no causal evidence. (Say someone ingested a dietary supplement, along with a slew of different prescription drugs, and one or more of the prescription drugs caused an adverse reaction. Under this outrageous legislation, the dietary supplement would be blamed, and termed "Dangerous."
There is a name for this. Its called a WITCH HUNT. Its outrageous, and has NOTHING to do with protecting the public health, and EVERYTHING to do with protecting the greed driven interests of the out of control multinational pharmaceutical industry.
On March 20, 2001 an Oversight Hearing was whitewashed in the US House of Representatives. The truth did not come out. I pushed with everything I had for 5 years to try to get this hearing, and had DEATH THREATS for my trouble. Milt Copulous, a guy on Congressman Burton's staff who attempted to help me got fired for trying to help me and he was replaced by a pharma plant who made my life a living hell.
I was barred from testifying, along with all of my witnesses, one of whom was Richard Malter, PhD, whose rebuttal to the unscientific National Academy of Sciences paper "A Risk Assessment Model for Establishing Upper Levels for Nutrients" was published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine in 2000. See both papers at http://www.iahf.com under "NAS Paper and Rebuttal" The FDA has gotten away with setting the USA up to lose in a future WTO trade dispute on the Codex vitamin issue by working hand in glove with the pharma dominated National Academy of Sciences to create false definitions of vitamin safety.
Under the terms of the SPS (Sanitary Phytosanitary Measures) agreement (a sub agreement of GATT), the only legal means by which a nation can refuse to harmonize its domestic dietary supplement laws to a finalized Codex vitamin standard is on a basis of SAFETY. So what the FDA and NAS have been doing (with help from the pharma dominated Council for Responsible Nutrition) is to create false definitions of vitamin safety via such means as the biased, unscientific paper titled "A Risk Assessment Model for Establishing Upper Levels for Nutrients".
FDA had the National Academy of Sciences generate bogus "safety monographs" for our most popular dietary supplements: melatonin, DHEA, saw palmetto, glucosamine, shark cartilage, and chapparel.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the EU's so called "Scientific Committee on Foods" has been doing the exact same things and these pharma dominated entities share information world wide. Consumers are being railroaded.
The scam we're facing is very ably exposed in the most recent issue of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine which just published a special issue on the Safety and Efficacy of Vitamins. Please order a copy at http://www.orthomed.org/jom/jom.htm Especially read the editorial by Abram Hoffer, MD and the article by Alan Gaby MD titled "Safe Upper Limits for Nutritional Supplements: One Giant Step Backward"
Annette King- you should remove yourself from office immediately. You have ZERO credability. Your crooked effort to ignore the will of the people of New Zealand who have spoken out against harmonization to Australia's mindless dietary supplement laws threatens to subject the people of New Zealand to GENOCIDE.
If you do not voluntarily step down- the people of New Zealand should rise up against you by any means possible. The Australian government had no justification under the Pan recall to yank 1600 totally safe dietary supplements off the market. They did so without a single solitary product assay proving contamination. Travacalm was not a dietary supplement. It was an OTC drug containing dyminhydranate as the active ingredient. The Pan recall was nothing but a blatant witch hunt fueled by a slick PR campaign, but there was nothing honest or scientific about it and vitamin consumers world wide see through it for the outrageous scam that it was.
Annette King- I am posting this email on the IAHF website for global viewing, and will circulate it to my email distribution list world wide. It will be read by vitamin consumers all over New Zealand. I demand an immediate written response. If none is forthcoming, the absence of a response from you will be very conspicuously noted by vitamin consumers world wide.
By what means do you feel justified in TOTALLY IGNORING the expressed will of the people of New Zealand???
Have you ANYTHING to say in your defense?
For Health Freedom,
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Road
Point Roberts, Washington 98281 USA
800-333-2553 North America
For Health Freedom,
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA