Emails/Calls Needed to Halt U.S. Vitamin/Supplement Ban!!!
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Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. Ė Edmund Burke You Do Make a Difference! Just 100 emails to YOUR Congressional Members Will Prod Them to Set Up A Codex Briefing! Please Make Sure They Get Those Emails! Right now Congress has before it at least 5 bills, http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/bills, which would seriously damage or completely destroy the rights of Americans to enjoy access to nutrients, supplements and herbs classified as foods with no upper limits on their use. That access is assured by DSHEA, the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA), passed by unanimous Congressional consent. Please visit http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/bills toemail your congresspeople about these bills. When you are done, there will be links to get the information to call, write, or fax your congresspeople. Or you can go to www.house.gov/www.senate.gov. What is Codex? Codex Alimentarius is a UN Trade Commission which would mandate the international trade of adulterated food well below US standards and prohibit the international trade of clinically effective high dose nutrients. Increased, preventable human suffering is the result and the strain on the economy as these needlessly ill people need to be treated with pharmaceutical and other conventional medical treatments (since Codex makes clinically effective nutrients and supplements unavailable) will be the result. Plain English: Codex will restrict or ban most vitamins and supplements and force people to take deadly and expensive pharmacuticals. In Germany this has already happened, and you need a prescription for things like Vitamin C supplements. Codex presents itself as "Consumer Protection" when in reality it is "Corporate Protection" leading to a degraded food supply with toxins and adulterants which the American people do not want. For example, Codex allows 7 of the 9 deadliest pesticides (banned by the US and the Stockholm Convention) to be used on foods. Further, all high potency vitamins and minerals, protected under DSHEA, would, under harmonization, be lost with or without prescriptions. Congress knows virtually nothing about Codex although Congress can vote down our legal protections like DSHEA while opening the door for Codex without ever realizing there was a connection unless we educate them. Thatís what a Congressional Codex briefing will do. Congress is our main defense against Codex, a threat of which they have generally never heard! A Codex Briefing will tell them what Codex is, what it will mean to them and their families and to their constituents. It will also inform the members of Congress about what they need to do to protect the US from this looming health disaster. We all need to contact our members of Congress, and strongly urge them to set up a Congressional Codex Briefing. Congress acts to satisfy the loudest voice. The Bigs (Big Pharma, Big Chema, Big Agribiz, Big Biotechna and Big Medica) have loud voices because they spend astonishing amounts of money over and under the table. Last year, Big Pharma spent $780 Million on Congressional lobbying, according to USA Today (April, 2005). Yet Despite This, We have the loudest voice of all because we send these people to Congress -- or don't! Most members of Congress have never heard of Codex! It's up to you. Here are the steps which you need to take (and will need to take many times before this war is won, I am afraid): 1. Visit http://tinyurl.com/c5jmw and Email Your Members of Congress - Urging them to Set Up a Codex Briefing. 2. Call Congressman Ron Paul's office, 202-225-2831, and leave a message for the Congressman telling him that you urgently request a Congressional Briefing on Codex. Also call your members of congress. Look them up on www.senate.gov and www.house.gov 3. You probably forgot to visit http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/bills to Email your congresspeople about the five bills in congress right now that could seriously affect your health. This link and info are also at the top of this message. 4. Forward this information to your circle of influence. Tell your family, friends, aquaintences, etc. Repost via Email, myspace, friendster, Care2.com, print it out and give to local health food/vitamin stores to distribute to their customers! 5. Bring a friend or family member, and go down to your local congresspeson's district office! Talk to someone in person about how this issue affects you and is important to you. Address available on www.senate.gov, www.house.gov*** 6. Start a Meetup - http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=36302024&url_num=9&url=http://healthfreedom.meetup.com"
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How can you learn more about CODEX ALIMENTARIUS? What can you do about it? Find out by visiting this up-to-date information web site headed by Rima E. Laibow, MD: http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org DID YOU KNOW?? Prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death! TAKE ACTION 1) Urge Congress to Arrange Codex Briefing http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/healthfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=1165&t=campaigns.dwt 2) Vote no on H.R. 3156 http://www.healthactioncenter.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=27248 http://ga4.org/campaign/Protect_DSHEA_HR3156/step1.tcl 3) Help us Send 50,000 Letters to Give Health a FAIR Chance! http://www.healthactioncenter.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=26227 4) Senate Bill Voids State Laws, Prohibits Health and Safety Warnings and Undermines Your Health Rights http://www.healthactioncenter.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=25051 5) Support Health Alternatives used by the Majority of Americans http://www.healthactioncenter.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=15841 6) Ask Congress to shift healthcare policy and support alternative solutions http://www.healthactioncenter.com/action/index.asp?step=2&item=15841&MS=cbh http://www.betterhealthcampaign.org/ 7) Bills to support & oppose (Compose your own letter from information provided.) http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/action/step2.shtml If you see "Codex is Urban Legend", DONíT BELIEVE IT!!! The otherwise well-respected urban legends site http://www.snopes.com features an article called "Vitamin See" which suddenly diverges from the statements of Dr. Heath to a lambasting of natural supplements, through numerous unsupported, factually incorrect statements. http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/codexdisinformation/hoax.shtml Codex Alimentarius Propaganda: Seeing Through Deception is Your Protection http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/codexdisinformation/ MORE REASONS TO TAKE ACTION!!! Once Codex guidelines have been set in stone for vitamins and minerals, they are likely to be applied to other natural products such as herbs. Unless Codex approaches are substantially overhauled, they could be extremely damaging to traditional medicinal cultures which have been in existence for thousands of years. It is of critical importance that all Codex member countries engage fully in the negotiations as the lives and health of billions of people will be affected by the outcome. http://www.alliance-natural-health.org/_docs/ANHwebsiteDoc_168.doc LIFE UNDER CODEX (halfway down page) http://www.quackpotwatch.org/opinionpieces/codexwash.htm Public Meeting Tuesday, October 18, 2005 http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Frame/FrameRedirect.asp?main=/OPPDE/rdad/FRPubs/05-006N.htm The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 27th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Bonn, Germany, November 21-25, 2005. The U.S. Delegate to the CCNFSDU, Dr. Barbara Schneeman of the Food and Drug Administration, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org