SAVE OUR SUPPLEMENTS!! NO TO CAFTA/FTAA!!
US Dietary Supplement Laws Threatened By Globalization!!
Consumer access to dietary supplements in the USA is being threatened by illegal FDA actions at the UN Codex Alimentarius Commission where the FDA has been working hard to create a mindlessly restrictive global trade standard for vitamins and minerals.
At the 28th General Session of the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission between July 4-9th 2005, barring a miracle, a very restrictive global trade standard for vitamins and minerals will be ratified. Codex standards can be imposed on the USA via membership in the WTO and via regional harmonization through an expansion of NAFTA via CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement) and FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas).
These trade agreements threaten to force the USA into a hemispheric equivalent to the European Union.
WHY THIS IS NOT GOOD:
In the UK, despite over a million signatures on petitions gathered in British health food stores opposing harmonization of UK vitamin law to a mindlessly restrictive EU Food Supplement Directive, the UK government told consumers "we don't care HOW MANY signatures you get on your petition, the UK is a member of the EU, and we're harmonizing to EU law, whether you like it or not!!!"
The SAME THING will happen in the US (and Canada) unless we KILL CAFTA which is scheduled for a FAST TRACK VOTE in MAY. CAFTA would plunge us down the slippery slope to the FTAA which threatens to harmonize (make the same) all laws from the Artic Circle to Tierra Del Fuego.
More than just our dietary supplement laws are being threatened here. CAFTA and FTAA threaten the destruction of thousands of American jobs as they'd be outsourced to the third world where there is much cheaper labor just as happened via NAFTA, only this would be MUCH WORSE.
CAFTA/FTAA threaten to totally DESTROY our country, this is a direct attack on our sovereignty, but we CAN STOP IT!!
WHAT TO DO:
Send the form letter against CAFTA to your Senators and Congressmen from these two websites:
http://www.stoptheftaa.org/ and http://www.citizen.org/trade/cafta/
You can learn much more about this threat at both of these sites, which between them cover the whole political spectrum. To learn more about the Codex vitamin issue per se, visit http://www.iahf.com where you can also sign up for the email distribution list to learn more about this issue and how to fight back.
Also see this article: Who Says Whatever Happens at Codex Doesn't Affect US Law and Why Do They Say It? http://www.thelawloft.com/Freedom/050125_us_law.htm
Info courtesy John C. Hammell, Legislative Advocate,
President, International Advocates for Health Freedom http://www.iahf.com