By Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd
September 30, 2011 is the deadline for public comment on the Food and Drug Administration’s “Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues” that - unless stopped by public pressure and refusal - will go into effect December 31, 2011.
According to several experts, the FDA document, introduced in stealth over the July 4, 2011 weekend, and masked with deceptive language, is the tool for the roll-out of the CODEX ALIMENTARIUS in the U.S., the New World Order plan to weaponize food and support a NWO plan to populate between 1/3-2/3 of the Earth’s population or more by various stealth means, including the weaponization of food.
One expert states, “We have reviewed the very complicated new regulations in detail. In the hands of an agency charged with regulating supplements fairly—one not hostile to supplements the way FDA is—they might be made to work. But in the hands of the FDA, which wants everything, supplements and drugs alike, to go through the vastly expensive new drug approval process, we fear the new rules will be used to forbid the development or sale of any new supplements—where “new” means anything after 1994, when DSHEA was passed.
“Please note that many important supplements sold today were developed after 1994. Others the FDA will say were developed after 1994, even though they are just variants of what was “grandfathered” by DSHEA. For example, the FDA has already banned a critical form of vitamin B6, pyridoxamine, because that particular form of B6 couldn’t be shown to have been sold prior to 1994, even though B6 in general was certainly sold prior to 1994.”
Prescriptions for vitamins?
One result of the new FDA stealth adoption of the CODEX ALIMENTARIS may be that a doctor’s prescription will be necessary for vitamins.
One expert source states, “Drug companies can exploit this process by trying to patent common dietary ingredients as drugs before supplement companies have an opportunity to submit their NDI notifications. Once a drug company investigates an ingredient for drug purposes and publishes their findings, the ingredient can no longer be used in supplements. This has happened before—it happened with the pyridoxamine form of vitamin B6 we mentioned above. In other words, what was once a supplement available to consumers at low cost will now be an expensive prescription-only drug, if it is available at all. (And it’s not only the drug that costs more: you’ll need to pay your doctor for an office visit just to get the prescription!)
“The draft guidance also states that a synthetic copy of a supplement constituent, or an extract of an herb or other botanical, is not considered a dietary ingredient at all (much less an NDI). Isn’t this good—isn’t it better not to be an NDI? No. If the FDA says it is not an NDI, that means they are saying it can only be sold as a drug—period. This could knock out a number of important supplements currently sold.
“The guidance discusses at length the evidence required for a notification (approval)—and the requirements are extensive, including a strong recommendation to include human studies. We sometimes forget that human studies, in addition to being very costly, do not always fit supplements.”
CODEX ALIMENTARIS in USA
Expert Chantal Bocaccio says, “If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of the 3 Billion – that’s BILLION, with a “B” – people projected to die of curable diseases in the first few years of implementation. At the risk of spoiling the ending, the plot, so to speak, goes as follows:
“Codex Alimentarius (Latin for “Food Code”) is a dark marriage between pharmaceutical and chemical industries and the WTO, conceived to exact complete and regimented control over all food products and nutrients worldwide. Codex is a complex, global, inter-governmental program, written by Big Pharma / Chema, policed by the UN, and consisting of 176 member nations, the United States among them.
“Codex Alimentarius was enacted in 1963 by the joint Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Food Standards Program of the UN. Conceived as a trade commission, its original objective was “protecting the health of consumers and ensuring fair practices in international food trade.” While its initial intentions may have been altruistic, the practical applications attest that altruism has a brief shelf life, now that all Global Food Standards will be decided by the pharmaceutical, pesticide, chemical and biotechnology industries that are at the helm.
“From farm to fork, companies like Monsanto and Baxter will have complete authority over our food supply in an all-out Global Assault on Health.
“According to Dr. Paul Anthony Taylor "all member nations of Codex Alimentarius must abide by the draconian food laws dictated by this organization, or suffer severe economic penalties. Since Codex Alimentarius is backed by trade sanctions of the World Trade Organization (WTO), any non Codex-compliant nation will automatically lose in any food-trade dispute with a Codex compliant country." Bottom line: their terrifying Food Laws, prioritized by the economic concerns of Big Pharma, are about to become our nutritional nightmare. To further infect the corpse of health, Codex Alimentarius operates on Napoleonic Law, as opposed to Common Law. Common Law dictates that if it isn’t illegal, it’s legal. Napoleonic Law dictates that if it isn’t listed as legal, it’s illegal. In other words, anything that isn’t specifically sanctioned by Codex Alimentarius is illegal.
“So what’s on the menu? Let’s start with what’s not on the menu, beginning with nutrients. Under the Napoleonic laws of Codex Alimentarius, nutrients are classified as toxins, and have no place in Health. You read that correctly. Over 350 vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements will be Illegal. BANNED. NOT AVAILABLE ON THIS CONTINENT. What will be left of the few allowable vitamins will only be available in extremely low doses. The dosages will be WELL BELOW therapeutic levels (i.e. .05 mg rather than 100 mg), and will be available only by prescription, since they’ll now be classified as a Drug. A prescription for a bottle of Vitamin C is expected to run as high as $150.”
CODEX ALIMENTARIS in Canada
Chantal Bocaccio continues, “In Canada, Bill C-51, which will HARMonize with Codex, has been written by the same Big Pharma companies and represents the same pharmaceutical plan to take over nutrients. C-51 goes so far as to redefine "sell" to mean "distributing to one, two or more people even without consideration," making sharing, giving or donating a "sale."
“Giving chamomile to your child can now be re-defined as selling a controlled substance to a minor. Indoor or private home gardens - illegal. Under Codex, growing herbs becomes a crime, and anyone caught doing so can be charged as a drug dealer. The penalties in Bill C-51 can be as high as 5 million dollars and 2 years in prison for producing, taking or "selling" vitamin C.”
How CODEX ALIMENTARIS can be stopped
Public pressure on legislators in the U.S. Congress and in the Canadian parliament and visibility in the media and on the Internet is key. Please make your personal phone calls to your Senators and Congressional Representative, or Member of Parliament.
United States and Canada
USA - In the U.S., readers can send a letter regarding the FDA- stealth 2012 CODEX to their Senators and Congressional Representative by clicking the URL below:
Canada - In the Canada, readers can send a letter regarding the FDA- stealth 2012 CODEX to the FDA by clicking the URL below:
U.S. citizens can call their Senators and Congresspersons directly at the U.S. Capitol switchboard at:
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
U.S. citizens can locate the name, local and Washington DC phones, fax numbers and email addresses of their Senators and Congressional representatives at:
Canadian citizens can locate the name, local and Ottawa, ON phones, fax and email addresses at:
CITIZEN ACTION - Sept. 30, 2011
Citizens have taken action as the result of this article. One such citizen (who asked for anonimity) wrote
September 30, 2011
Hi Alfred, I am fine with you sharing this as you see fit.
You inspired me to write this.
S. 1310 (Dietary Labeling Act of 2011)
I have been making calls to Senators, Congressman all day. And here is what I found:
On June 30, 2011(prior to the American independence day weekend---Ironic)
Senator DurbIn (D) Illinois introduced a new bill called Senate.1310 (S.1310)
THe Co-Sponsor of this S.1310 is Senator Richard Blumenthal (D) Connecticut
The 1st suspicious thing is: Thus bill was was introduced/sponsored and co-sponsored by 2 Democrats.
I looked at the Illinois Senator Durbin's main contributors, and I couldn't find any Big Pharma or Agriculture. Mainly law firms. But that doesn't mean anything. It's not overt--whoever is behind him.
Here's a link to Senator Dick DurbIn (D) Illinois, his Top Contributors
It's not a bill YET, and also on June 30th it went to the
"Education, Health, Labor, and Pension Committee"
So the same day, June 30th, it was first INTRODUCED, it AlSO went to COMMITTEE, and there was initial discussion among the Commitee that met that SAME day
I find this unusual, as the same day a bill is introduced, it also goes to Commitee.
They committee hasn't officially "met" since June 30th.
It's possible, the next time they meet, there could be a vote. And then if there's a majority "YES", it would become a BILL, and go to the SENATE FLOOR for a vote.
Scary that it's even at a committee.
The committee consists of 22 members + a Chair person. They will vote on this S.1310. In order for this to move forward there must be a majority committee vote.
Then it can become a BILL and go to the SENATE floor for voting.
The Committee Members that will Vote on S.1310 (Labeling act of 2011)
1 Chairman (D)
11 (12 if you include Bernie Sanders) - Democrats
1 Independant (Bernie Sanders who votes democratic)
Not sure if Chairman votes. Let's assume he doesn't
12 Democrats vs 10 Republicans in this Commitee
It's a Democratic sponsored Bill, so we know the outcome. A victory for S. 1310 projected.
Democrats on Commitee
Chairman: Tom Harkin (D) Iowa (not sure if chairman can vote)
Barbara Nicolsky (D) MAryland
Jeff Bingham (D) New Mexico
Patty Murray (D) WA
Bernie Sanders (Independent that often votes Democratic) Vermont
Robert Casey (D) PA
Kay Hagin (D) NC
Jeff Merkley (D) OR
Al Franken (D) Minnesota
Michael Bennett (D) CO
Sheldon Whitehouse (D) RI
Richard Blumenthal (D) CT (also Co-Sponsor to Democratic Sponsor Sen.DurbIn (Illinois)
Republicans on Commitee
Michael Enzi (R) WY
Lamar Alexander (R) TN
Richard Burr (R) NC
Johnny Isaacson (R) GA
Rand Paul (R) KY
Orin Hatch (R) CT
John McCaine (R) AZ
Pat Roberts (R) KS
Lisa Murkowski (R) AL
Mark Kirk (IL)
Conclusions: There are some powerful forces behind Senator DurbIn and Senator Blumenthal, to sponsor and co-sponsor this inhumane bill. But these forces seem to go further, and penetrate into the entire Democratic Party, as they make up the majority of the "Committee".
We can expect that the Heavily weighted Democratic Commitee will vote YES, and win by majority.
This the current status.
The current SENATE is dominated also by Democrats. So we may have a challenge, if the party as a whole feels that making every supplement, herb, plant, vitamin, and natural non-made, or even NDI (Natural Dietary Ingredient), all fall under the category of PHARMACEUTICAL.
What about backyard, weekend gardener who grows tomatoes ? Pharmaceutical (per bill)
What about my 80yr old mother who takes a Caclium supplement for her bones? Pharmaceutical (per bill)
What about the hundreds of senator aides I spoke with on the phone who drink Red Bull for "energy". The drink contains vitamins, amino acids ie Taurine) ?
A. Red Bull would require a Doctors office visit
B. A Co-Pay
C. A Diagnosis to justify the Rx
D. A Rx from a qualified physician that understands Nutrition (doubtful but possible)
E. A trip to the local Pharmacy or Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.
F. Will Red Bull be covered in the Medicare pharmacy formulary? Uh, oh. Maybe Red Bull will be a non-formulary drug in the same class as life-savings drugs such as anti-neoplastics, cardiac drugs, beta blockers, SSRI's, Insulin, Diuretics, Pacemakers, hearing aides, And Hip Implants
G. The patient will have to pay cash for his/her Red Bull
H. Now the patient has payed the Doctor, the Pharmacy, and the Drug Company
Doctors, Pharmacies, and Pharmaceutical companies seem to be the monetary recipients of this, and the benefit from the passing of the bill.
What about if I want a cup of mint tea on a hot day? Pharmaceutical (per bill)
What if I want the B-Complex I've been taking since 1990 ?
Complicated answer. Certain substances, NDI's (Natural Dietary Ingredients) and Non NDI's (Synthetic Dietary Supplements) may be eligible to sell or use without prescription if they were registered prior to October 15, 1995
Registered with who? The FDA ? No. Some other bureaucratic entity that most likely didn't even exist in October 1995.
This is THE only way your "Mint Tea Leaf" that your Great Grandmother grew in her little herb garden outside her Brooklyn apartment could be EXEMPT from S. 1310.
This S. 1310 is a large umbrella that somehow reaches way beyond vitamins. Herbs, minerals, plants, fruit, vegetables will all fall under this BILL.
You're telling me I need an Rx for some iceberg Lettuce or an Apple?
Well, actually yes. Most of our fruit and veggies have been genetically modified, which means they are no longer deemed natural (NDI). This means they bare drugs.
An apple a day keep the Doctor away will no longer Apply
Be careful, if you happen to eat a genetically modified twig or piece of tree bark that wasnt registered on October 15, 1994, then you just committed an illegal crime.
The crime: Eating a non-registered twig
The punishment: Possibly a 2 million Dollar fine, and Jail time
I hope the twig was worth it.
We need to STOP this.
Twigs n' Roots
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