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In a NUTSHELL- the cartel has set the USA up to lose in a WTO Trade Dispute via FALSE DEFINITIONS of supplement safety and we CAN'T EXPOSE THIS in the rigged mickey mouse court they're set to RAILROAD us in, but we CAN expose this in the European Court of Justice via the ANH lawsuit..... see more below
The illustration I give below in my response to Diane Miller from Dr.Hickey's experience of attempting unsucessfully to communite with the National Academy of Science about their fraudulent RDA for vitamin C speaks volumes and really helps everyone see why we must help ANH get into court......... Please forward this to help more people connect the dots....
At 08:27 AM 6/20/04, Diane Miller, JD Wrote:
As I delve into this international conversation and learn more my challenge
is to keep all of the terms straight. The history that John has been involved
with since I first spoke with him during the Saunders trials in 1994, is vast.
I am grateful for all of the writings. I actually have to draw my own map to
see all of the players. A complex situation for the average person. As an
educator, it will be a challenge to simplify this.
I understand that CODEX of WHO/FAO ....and the FSD (Food Supplement
Directive) coming out of the European Parliament,.... are not the same thing however
they may effect the same thing politically and for our future because of
intention to adopt and also EEU treaty law.
I will do my best to educate myself on this issue so that I can converse with
all of you and support efforts that will support health freedom in the United
States and abroad.
Diane M. Miller JD
Legal and Public Policy Director
National Health Freedom Action
2136 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116-1863
Diane and Everyone:
Here is a BARE BONES SIMPLIFICATION of the CODEX issue------ it all becomes clear when you examine the letters below sent by Dr.Steve Hickey to the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Science demanding accountability regarding the unscientific conclusions NAS has come to over the "development" of the (fraudulent) RDA for vitamin C. (NAS refuses to communicate with Dr. Hickey.)
What Hickey is exposing is the WEAPON FDA/NAS have arrayed against us to INSURE that we will lose in a WTO Trade Dispute via which our vitamin laws will be forcibly harmonized to the Codex "standard." (The weapon is the FALSE DEFINITION of supplement safety, see SPS Agreement below)
Its important to note that just as NAS refuses to communicate with Hickey, our side would NOT be able to bring expert witnesses (like Hickey) into court in the event of a trade dispute (see info below about the rigged WTO court, the DSB), but we WOULD be able to bring people like Hickey in as expert witnesses to the ANH hearing before the EU Court of Justice where we can EXPOSE all of this, and bring massive pressure to bear at Codex to stop finalization of a vitamin standard that mirrors the EU FSD and on the US Congress to hold a PROPER oversight hearing on this issue (since the hearing in 2001 was whitewashed.)
The key to the whole thing is the Sanitary Phytosanitary Measures Agreement ("SPS") http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/sps_e/spsagr_e.htm a subsection of GATT.
GATT never used to have TEETH, but GOT teeth via the Uruguay Round which created the WTO which superceded GATT in 1999.
The WTO has a new International Court (The Dispute Settlement Body) which doesn't follow US rules of evidence and is rigged to enable multinational corporate interests to make END RUNS around ANY national law that interferes with multinational profits.
The WEAPON the DSB will use against us (unless we provactively CHANGE the global situation by supporting the ANH lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive via which we can MONKEYWRENCH development of a finalized Codex trade standard for vitamins which MIRRORS it) is the SPS AGREEMENT
Only Via the ANH lawsuit we can EXPOSE the FRAUDULENCE of the "RISK ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY" which all nations are required to base allowable vitamin potencies on per Article 5 of SPS (see below)
Especially see Article 5:
(for a more in depth analysis examining the entire SPS Agreement see commentary at http://www.iahf.com/iadsa/gatt_sps_obligations.html
Article 5 back to top
Assessment of Risk and Determination of the Appropriate Level of Sanitary or Phytosanitary Protection
1. Members shall ensure that their sanitary or phytosanitary measures are based on an assessment, as appropriate to the circumstances, of the risks to human, animal or plant life or health, taking into account risk assessment techniques developed by the relevant international organizations. [My note: eg: The Codex Alimentarius Commission, the Institute of Medicine at National Academy of Sciences, International Life Sciences Institute, the EU Scientific Committee on Food, etc. These groups are all falsely defining supplement safety and THAT is the key to the whole matter
MAIN THING TO GRASP ABOUT HOW THE FDA & IOM AT NAS HAVE SET US UP:
Firstly: our opponents are multinational pharmaceutical companies and the world's ruling elite: they don't think in terms of individual countries- they are seeing a
GLOBAL chess board. SEEING this GLOBAL Chess Board is the KEY to understanding how we have been set up, and WHAT we must do to fight back.
HERE is a MICROCOSMIC ILLUSTRATION:
The Fraudulent RDA the Institute of Medicine at National Academy of Sciences Have just generated for VITAMIN C have been exposed by Dr.Steve Hickey in the UK, author of a new book called ASCORBATE- THE SCIENCE OF VITAMIN C- See his letters to the IOM about this http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/hickey/index.htm
Hickey tells everyone:
"To be blunt, the NIH gave a dose of vitamin C, waited til it had been excreted, then measured blood levels." As you can see from his book and letters, Hickey has made an exhaustive study of the scientific literature and has totally exposed the current RDA for vitamin C as utterly fraudulent, but no one from the Institute of Medicine at the US National Academy of Sciences will RESPOND to his emails.
He is being IGNORED.
What you must GRASP about this is that in the event of a trade dispute against the USA by the EU over our vitamin laws, the American supplement industry would not be able to bring Dr.Hickey (or any OTHER highly qualified expert witness) into a courtroom where the TRUTH of this matter could be EXPOSED.
That is because the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization meets in secret, behind closed doors, and no private citizen ordinarily would be ALLOWED to present testimony (this would ONLY be allowed if BOTH conflicting parties ALLOWED it, and so far this has never happened for obvious reasons.)
In the event of a Trade Dispute, the USA would be "represented" by the same unelected bureaucrats who have SET US UP to lose in a trade dispute in the FIRST PLACE:
Dr.Beth Yetley of the US FDA and her assistant Codex Delegate at the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods For Special Dietary Use: Dr.Barbara Schneeman.
Both people will echo the views of the pharma dominated Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences.
See complete discussion on Schneeman nailed in conflict of interest at http://www.iahf.com/20040419.html
Schneeman was just HIRED by the FDA to run the Office of Dietary Supplements at CFSAN, replacing Dr.Christine Lewis who has moved from the FDA to the WHO (which administrates CODEX)
We can see the COMPLETE circle when we examine Schneeman's background- she came to FDA from UC Davis which has a public disclosure policy for its faculty. UC Davis has confirmed to me by email that while she was employed there, Dr.Schneeman had a grant for nearly $40,000. from ILSI (International Life Sciences Institute)
ILSI's membership list reads like a "Who's Who" of the multinational drug companies: http://www.ilsi.org/about/Assembly_of_Members.pdf
(Schneeman chaired the NAS committee that was commissioned by the FDA to generate a 400 page book titled "Dietary Supplements: A Framework for Evaluating Safety" None of the people who generated this biased book were clinicians with any EXPERIENCE in using supplements to help patients, they were ALL academic researchers working in University Nutrition Departments that are awash in pharmaceutical research grants- they're the SAME sort of people who REFUSE to respond to Dr. Hickey's emails about the fraudulent methods used by NAS to "determine what the RDA of Vitamin C should be".
This illustrates exactly what the FDA's game plan is: they've set the USA up to lose in a WTO Trade Dispute using SPS as their MAIN WEAPON
WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT:
1) In MARKED CONTRAST to the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body, in the EU Court of Justice, ANH will be ABLE to bring expert witnesses such as Dr.Hickey to EXPOSE the FRAUDULENCE of the "risk assessment" methodology being used to generate global trade standards at CODEX.
The EU is the dominant political force at CODEX. On May 1, the EU expanded from 15 to 25 nations in size. They can thus push a finalized Codex vitamin standard through to completion at Codex which Mirrors the EU FSD, especially given that the EU Codex Delegate: Basil Mathoudakis was the primary author of the EU FSD, and he has already had complete backing from the German chair of the Committee, Dr.Grossklaus, on any changes he's wanted made.
We must therefor strongly encourage public and industry support for ANH's lawsuit via http://www.alliance-natural-health.org and
2) We must work together to get a GENUINE oversight hearing on the Codex vitamin issue in the US Congress because the one I pushed for for 5 years was WHITEWASHED on March 20, 2001- see details at http://www.thehealthcrusader.com/pgs/article-0104-ban.shtml This article details how the supplement industry has been set up from within, and how the whole industry is being actively steered to the CLIFF by Randy Dennin, who until September when he announced his "retirement" in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Magazine was an employee of Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company, but who still Chairs IADSA, and the Joint International Committee of NNFA and AHPA.
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Rd.
Point Roberts WA 98281 USA