Codex Alimentarius - The Sinister Truth Behind Operation Cure-All
(From an original
article by Ruth James)
What's really behind Operation Cure-All? Is it just the
FDA and FTC taking their power too far? Or is there a deeper,
more sinister purpose to this campaign? Who are Codex Alimentarius?
How could a country that prides itself in its freedom of
speech, freedom of choice, and freedom of information be
facing such severe restrictions in health freedom and dietary
supplements? Haven't the people made their will known? Didn't
our government pass the Dietary Supplement Health & Education
Act of 1994 to insure our right to health supplements?
Indeed, our government did. But the FDA and FTC
have found ways to get around that. The laws put in place to protect
us are being ignored. And what's worse is that those laws
are about to be superseded, if the powers that be have their
OPERATION CURE ALL IS JUST ONE MEANS TO AN END
You see, Operation Cure-All is just a tactic, a vehicle,
in a much bigger overall plan. It is a result of "Codex
Alimentarius" (meaning food code) -- a set of regulations
that aim to outlaw any health information in connection
with vitamins and limit free access to natural therapies
on a worldwide scale.
WHAT'S BEHIND CODEX ALMENTARIUS?
Behind the Codex Alimentarius Commission is the United Nations
and the World Health Organization working in conjunction
with the multinational pharmaceutical cartel and international
banks. Its initial efforts in the US with the FDA were
defeated, so it found another ally in the FTC. Now Codex,
with the FTC and the pharmaceutical cartel behind it, it
threatens to become a trade issue, using the campaign of
Operation Cure-All to advance its goals.
Codex began simply enough when the U.N. authorized the World
Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization
to develop a universal food code. Their purpose was to 'harmonize'
regulations for dietary supplements worldwide and set international
safety standards for the purposes of increased trade. Pharmaceutical
interests stepped in and began exerting their influence.
Instead of focusing on food safety, Codex is using
its power to promote worldwide restrictions on vitamins and
severely limiting their availability and dosages.
REAL GOALS OF CODEX
This is to bring about international 'harmonization.' While
global harmony sounds benign, is that the real purpose
of this plan? While the stated goal of Codex is to establish
unilateral regulations for dietary supplements in every
country, the actual goal is to outlaw health products
and information on vitamins and dietary supplements, except
those under their direct control. These regulations would
supersede United States domestic laws without the American
people's voice or vote in the matter.
HOW CAN IT BE POSSIBLE?
Americans gasp at the thought. It goes against everything
America stands for. Many believe this can't be possible.
The truth is, it's not only possible, it's required by
the Codex Alimentarius agreement.
In fact, under the terms of the Uruguay Round of GATT, which
created the World Trade Organization, the United States agreed
to harmonize its domestic laws to the international standards.
This includes standards for dietary supplements being developed
by the United Nation's Codex Alimentarius Commission's Committee
on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Use.
The Uruguay Round Agreements carry explicit language clearly
indicating that the U.S. must harmonize to international
"Members are fully responsible under this Agreement
for the observance of all provisions.... members shall formulate
and implement positive measures and mechanisms in support
of the observance of the provisions.... by other than central
government bodies." [WTO TBT Agreement at Article 3.5]"
In other words, the federal government must NOT ONLY CHANGE
FEDERAL LAW, but must ALSO require state and local governments
to change their laws as well to be in accordance with international
Not only that, but Codex Alimentarius is now enforceable
through the World Trade Organization (WTO). If a country
or refuses to follow Codex standards, the WTO applies pressure
by withdrawing trade privileges and imposing crippling trade
sanctions. Congress has already bowed to this pressure several
times and so have the governments of many countries.
While the exemption clause (USC 3512(a)(1) and (a)(2) was
created to supposedly protect our laws from harmonization
to international standards, it has proven to be totally ineffective.
The United States has already lost seven trade disputes despite
the exemption clause. Due to the enormous pressures put on
them by lobbyists from multinational corporations (who contribute
millions to congressional campaigns), Congress bowed to pressure
and changed U.S. laws.
It appears our government (as well as al others) is being
manipulated one way or another to serve the goals of the
UN, the World
and the World Trade Organization. Food control equals
people control -- and population control. Is this
beginning to sound like world government and one-world order?
Could this be
the real goal behind Codex Alimentarius?
The United States, Canada, the Europeans, Japan, most of
Asia, and South America have already signed agreements pledging
total harmonization of their laws including food and drug
laws to these international standards in the future.
WHAT CODEX WILL BRING
What can we expect under Codex? To give you an idea, here
are some important points:
- Dietary supplements could not be sold for preventive (prophylactic)
or therapeutic use.
- Potencies would be limited to extremely low dosages.
Only the drug companies and the big phytopharmaceutical
would have the right to produce and sell the higher potency
products (at inflated prices).
- Prescriptions would be required for anything above the
extremely low doses allowed (such as 35 mg. on niacin).
- Common foods such as garlic and peppermint would be
classified as drugs or a third category (neither
food nor drugs)
that only big pharmaceutical companies could regulate
Any food with any therapeutic effect can be considered
a drug, even benign everyday substances like water.
- Codex regulations for dietary supplements would become
binding (escape clauses would be eliminated).
- All new dietary supplements would be banned unless
they go through Codex testing and approval.
- Genetically altered food would be sold worldwide
According to John Hammell, a legislative advocate
and the founder of International Advocates
for Health Freedom
here is what we have to look forward to:
Codex Alimentarius has its way, then herbs, vitamins,
minerals, homeopathic remedies, amino acids and other natural
remedies you have taken for granted most of your life will
be gone. The name of the game for Codex Alimentarius is to
shift all remedies into the prescription category so they
exclusively by the medical monopoly and its bosses, the major
pharmaceutical firms. Predictably, this scenario has been
denied by both the Canadian Health Food Association and the
Health Protection Branch of Canada (HPB).
Alimentarius proposals already exist as law in Norway and
Germany where the entire health food industry
taken over by the drug companies. In these countries, vitamin
C above 200 mg is illegal as is vitamin E above 45 IU, vitamin
B1 over 2.4 mg and so on. Shering-Plough, the Norway pharmaceutical
giant, now controls an Echinacea tincture, which is being
sold there as an over the counter drug at grossly inflated
prices. The same is true of ginkgo and many other herbs,
and only one government controlled pharmacy has the right
to import supplements as medicines which they can sell to
health food stores, convenience stores or pharmacies."
It is now a criminal offence in parts of Europe to sell
herbs as foods. An agreement called EEC6565 equates selling
herbs as foods to selling other illegal drugs. Action is
being taken to accelerate other European countries into 'harmonization'
Hellyer in his book, "The Evil Empire," states: "Codex
Alimentarius is supported by international banks and multinational
corporations including some in Canada, and is in reality
a bill of rights
for these banks and the corporations they control. It will
hand over our sovereign rights concerning who may or may
not invest in our countries to an unelected world organization
run by big business. The treaty would make it impossible
for Canadian legislators either federal or provincial to
alter or improve environmental standards for fear of being
sued by multinational corporations whether operating in Canada
will create a world without borders ruled by a virtual
dictatorship of the world's most powerful central banks
multinational companies. This world is an absolute certainty
if we all sit on our hands and do nothing."
This is the future the FDA and FTC are striving to bring
us via Codex harmonization. Is this a future we are going
to willingly accept or prevent?
WHY TARGET THE INTERNET?
It is no accident that the FDA and FTC are targeting Internet
health sites through Operation Cure-All. We are standing
in the doorway of an unprecedented revolution -- the information
revolution brought about by the Internet.
Now all people everywhere have the ability to learn about
anything that interests them with just a few clicks. History
has shown that informed, educated people change civilizations
-- they change the flow of thought and they change the flow
of money. They can even change the direction of a country.
When similar transitions have happened in the past, the powers
that existed did not give up willingly. The Catholic Church
fiercely protected its practice of selling 'indulgences'
as a forgiveness of sin. When the practice was abolished,
the Catholic Church lost a great deal of power and money.
When the printing press was invented, books were banned
and printers were imprisoned by the authorities, who feared
an educated public could not be governed. In the same way,
the medical monopoly (and the UN) now fears that a public
educated in health and privy to the shortcomings of modern
medicine could not be controlled. Loss of control means loss
of revenue and loss of power. And they are doing everything
they can to stop progress so they can contain their losses
and strengthen their power.
The printing press changed the world. Can you imagine what
life would be like today if the book banners had their way?
But because the printing press won out, society progressed
and freedom was embraced. The Internet is changing the world
in an equally significant way. While the entire Internet
can hardly be suppressed, the pharma-cartels and their backers
are looking to protect their interests by restricting as
much information as they can on the Internet.
we, the people, win out again -- or will the UN and the
World Health Organization agenda and the pharmaceutical
cartel change the course of history and take us back to the "dark
ages" of medicine?
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Step number one is learn as much as possible about this issue.
Here are some websites where you will find a great deal
John Hammell's International Advocates for Health Freedom
Health Movement Against Codex Alimentarius" - article from
Dr. Rath's website:
'U.S. and European Leaders Agree on
Principles to Harmonize Dietary Supplement Regulations: 'http://www.crnusa.org/shellnr112000.html
Federal Register where the FDA states its intention to harmonize
with Codex standards: http://iahf.com/codx-fda.txt
TRADE ORGANIZATION? Corporate Globalization
and the Erosion of Democracy" by By Lori Wallach and
Public Citizens Global Trade Watch:
Sign the petition - Click on 'Sign Health Freedom Petition:'
Also sign the European Anti-Codex petition at: www.laleva.cc
Signing petitions is fine, but not nearly
as effective as writing to your congressmen and congresswomen.
Write to them
insisting we hold a PROPER Oversight Hearing on Codex.
An oversight hearing was held in March, but the truth
allowed to come out. Witness who could have exposed
what was going on, and who wanted to testify, were denied
the opportunity to testify. Congress is strongly resisting
another Codex hearing, telling their constituents
This could not be further from the truth.
Contact information for representatives: http://www.house.gov
Contact information for senators: http://www.senate.gov
Copyright 2001 Ruth James firstname.lastname@example.org
CTM Comment: Codex is of course the single most virulent
assault on human freedoms in recent times. The desire to
control of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional
factors has ironically come about as a result of the inability
of orthodox medicine to destroy the practice of the public
practicing health without drugs. Now government and the chemical
industry will seek to control and profit from that which
was available directly to the public in times gone by.
the Codex by a mass public backlash is CTM’s
sworn goal. This can be accomplished only with large numbers
of the public all committed to this endeavor. As the above
article states, the Internet itself has been able to grant
access to information freely to anyone seeking it, and this
has destabilized the flow of money and profits to institutions
which have traditionally believed their highly lucrative
monopolies to be safe. There can be no more pressing reason
to join the Campaign for Truth in Medicine for FREE than
to assist us in pressuring for the scrapping of Codex.
For more information go to: http://www.campaignfortruth.com
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