To: IAHF List
Subject: Mercola/Turner's Bad Advice on Codex: Don't Act on It, or Forward It- Here is Why & What You SHOULD Do
Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 05:09:03 +0200
Never forward an enemies campaign, or get sucked in by it.
Dr.Mercola is a good man who IMHO has very unwisely made James Turner his legal counsel, and from not knowing any better, he's forwarded Turner's severely flawed advice about "how to defend yourself from Codex" out to his extensive list of recipients. [Ditto for the Westin A. Price Foundation which has ALSO unwisely retained Turner.]
Many of you have forwarded this piece titled titled
"The Codex Conundrum and How it Affects Supplements in America" to me for my comments.... so I'm lettin' it rip:
As you will see from ample evidence supplied below, "Citizens for Health" is a controlled opposition group that only goes through the MOTIONS of "fighting Codex", and the bad advice they're disseminating on what to do about Codex is intended to DISTRACT you from what you SHOULD do: Contact Congress to DEFEND DSHEA (AND ALL OF OUR LAWS) by Killing CAFTA/FTAA via these two websites:
For an "Action Step" this spin piece ("The Codex Conundrum and How it Affects Supplements in America") gives as the SOLE ADVICE to contact the UNELECTED BUREAUCRATwho will "represent" us at the Codex meeting in July.
This individual, Dr.Ed Scarborough from the USDA is the US Codex Chairman. He runs the US Codex office which coordinates all US Codex Delegations, and he is a CRIMINAL.
ED SCARBOROUGH: A MAN WHO HAS NO USE FOR CODEX WHISTLE BLOWERS
WHAT MAKES TURNER THINK HE'LL LISTEN TO ANY OF US???
US Codex Chair Ed Scarborough kicked ME off the US Codex Delegation to the Committee on Nutrition and Foods For Special Dietary Uses prior to the 2000 meeting in Berlin, and he kicked my friend Robert Cohen off a Codex Delegation that went to Japan due to Cohen's vehement opposition to Genetically Engineered Foods and to the FDA's approval of Bovine Growth Hormone.
SCARBOROUGH DID BIDDING OF FDA's YETLEY IN KICKING ME OFF US DELEGATION
Scarborough did the bidding of former US Codex Delegate Dr.Beth Yetley in kicking me off the US Codex Delegation prior to the Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses meeting in Berlin in 2000 because I videotaped part of the Codex meeting in Berlin in '98 (til they stopped the meeting forcing me to turn my camcorder off) and because I attempted to put Yetley under congressional scrutiny for crimes I observed her commit at Codex meetings in Bonn in '96 and in Berlin in '98.
(More detail below on how Yetley broke the law....)
Both Mercola, and the Weston A. Price Foundation should DUMP TURNER as their legal counsel, and no vitamin consumer wanting to protect his access to supplements should EVER allow themselves to follow his (or Gormley's) bad advice on Codex----
HERES WHATS GOING ON:
First of all, how many of you TRUST CRN (The Council for Responsible Nutrition)?
Did you realize that Citizens for Health's issues director, James Gormley, is employed by Nutrition 21, a CRN member company and that he was on the CRN delegation to the Codex meeting on General Principles that just occurred in Paris?
Did you realize that CRN is riddled with pharmaceutical members including Bayer, BASF, Pfizer, Wyeth, Monsanto, and Cargill and that CRN's official position is that they WANT the Codex vitamin standard to be ratified?
CRN MEMBERSHIP: http://www.crnusa.org/who_omc.html
CRN POSITION ON CODEX WHERE THEY CALL PASSAGE OF THE VITAMIN STANDARD
"GOOD" FOR CONSUMERS: http://www.crnusa.org/PR04_110204jointCodex.html
Gormley's bad advice on what to do about Codex MIRRORS Turner's in that he ALSO is urging as the ONLY action step to contact unelected bureaucrat Scarborough. (See Gormley's spin here: http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache:IcarmasQ8h4J:www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/Codex-Facts.pdf+Gormley,codex&hl=en
Gormley's spin is especially treacherous because he SETS YOU UP to accept his "action step" (of contacting Scarborough) by first detailing several TRUE statements to psychologically prepare you to ALSO accepting his highly QUESTIONABLE "Action Step"
WHY CONTACTING UNELECTED BUREAUCRAT SCARBOROUGH CAN'T POSSIBLY STOP CODEX- WHAT YOU _SHOULD_ DO INSTEAD, and WHY:
FIRSTLY: We have ZERO LEVERAGE over Ed Scarborough because he's an unelected bureaucrat from the US Department of Agriculture.
SECONDLY: Scarborough was made US Codex Manager at the US Codex Office http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/Codex_Alimentarius/index.asp PRECISELY BECAUSE multinational corporate interests trying to railroad us via CODEX know they can TRUST him to protect THEIR interests.
THIRDLY: Scarborough proved he is protecting THEIR interests and NOT the interests of the American vitamin consumer when he FAILED to REMOVE Yetley as US Delegate to the CCNFSDU prior to the meeting in Berlin in '98 even when furnished with very SOLID EVIDENCE of crimes she'd committed against US law in Bonn in '96 and in Berlin in '98 (details below).
FOURTHLY: Scarborough PROVED he is protecting FDA's interests by doing Yetley's bidding and having ME removed from the US Delegation for attempting to put Yetley under Congressional scrutiny, and he played a MAJOR role in the whitewashing of the oversight hearing on March 20, 2001 to which I was barred from presenting testimony along with all of my witnesses.
FIFTHLY: Scarborough threw my friend Robert Cohen off a US Codex Delegation that went to a meeting in Japan due to Cohen being an outspoken opponent of Genetically Engineered Food and of FDA's Fraudulent Approval of Bovine Growth Hormone.
So....... THIS is the person who Turner and Gormley want you to lobby against ratification of the Codex vitamin standard, and THEY KNOW everything I have just told you, because I have discussed it with them at length. They KNOW he won't listen to us, and they ALSO know that even if he DID, it wouldn't make ANY DIFFERENCE due to how things are RIGGED at Codex. You can't stop Codex AT CODEX, you can only stop it from coming in to the USA via political leverage we DO HAVE at the STATE and FEDERAL LEVEL with state legislators and CONGRESS to kill CAFTA/FTAA via which we'd be HARMONIZED to Codex.
WHY TURNER & GORMLEY WANT YOU TO TAKE THIS INEFFECTIVE ACTION
& WHAT THEY _DON'T_ WANT YOU TO LOOK AT, OR DO & WHY
It might shock you that you CAN'T TRUST an organization named Citizens for Health. Sure SEEMS like you SHOULD be able to trust them with a name like that, doesn't it?
Years ago I had a huge FALLING OUT with CFH when it was only due to my high level of involvement with the organization that I was able to see through them and realize that they had a HIDDEN AGENDA that runs diametrically OPPOSITE what they PROFESS to stand for.
In '97 CFH was calling Codex a "non issue" (echoing what all the pharma dominated vitamin trade associations are STILL saying today): http://web.archive.org/web/19971017204727/www.citizens.org/codex.htm
In '97 CFH's exec dir Susan Haeger engaged in a huge libel campaign against me personally while doing HUGE SPIN against the anti Codex message of Suzanne Harris and myself.
When Harris and I were in DC lobbying (successfully) to get dietary supplements specifically exempted from harmonization language contained in the FDA Modernization Act, Haeger sent faxes to several members of congress telling them to specifically IGNORE what we were saying, and she directed them to this spin piece which calls Codex a "non issue" http://web.archive.org/web/19971017204727/www.citizens.org/codex.htm
She built a website titled "CODEXFACTS.COM" which is no longer in cyberspace, but it was build specifically to libel me, and to direct people in to the aforementioned spin piece. It was intended to marginalize me so that no one would listen to a word I was saying. She did this upon the urging of German pharma interests that were controlling CFH via their primary financial backer, Nature's Way, which had just partnered with the two largest German phytopharmaceutical manufacturers: Madaus, and Schwabe.
Their goal was (and is) to harmonize the USA to CODEX standards via MISDIRECTING the public on this issue so that people will only take actions that CAN'T stop Codex.
They don't want you to defend America from harmonization.
Gormley and Turner both KNOW that the SPS Agreement (which the USA has signed) is in the WTO Agreement, in NAFTA, in CAFTA, and in FTAA.
They KNOW that the only way to stop Codex from coming here is to kill CAFTA and FTAA to defend US law, but they don't WANT to defend US law, they don't WANT to defend DSHEA, what they (and the multinational corporations controlling CRN want is ONE SET OF REGS FOR THE PLANET- APPROVED ONCE, APPROVED EVERYWHERE.
I KNOW they KNOW that killing CAFTA and FTAA is key because I've discussed it with them, and because of GORMLEY SAYS THIS ABOUT THE SPS AGREEMENT (which is TRUE) in his alert (where all his facts are accurate, but his ACTION STEP is INTENDED TO DECOY YOU INTO A DEAD END)
"According to a March 22, 2005 white paper by attorney Justin J. Prochnow, "of particular relevance to this discussion is Article 3 of the SPS Agreement, which reads "To harmonize sanitary and phytosanitary measures on as wide a basis as possible, Members shall [emphasis ours] base their food safety measures on international standards, guidelines or recommendations." According to Prochnow: "These provisions, with the use of the word "shall" effectively make the "voluntary" Codex guidelines MANDATORY for member nations of the WTO...."
True enough..... so, why are James Turner and James Gormley of Citizens for Health urging us to contact unelected bureaucrat Scarborough even though they know he
A) Won't listen, and
B) That even if he DID, it wouldn't make any difference due to how codex is rigged---
They're urging this ineffective action because they don't WANT you guys to help kill CAFTA/FTAA.
They REALIZE that the KEY to stopping Codex being forced on the USA is for people to kill CAFTA and FTAA, but defending America is the LAST thing these two committed GLOBALISTS want.
What they want is what CRN and IADSA want: "Approved once, approved everywhere"
For additional insight, please take a few minutes to read Suzanne Harris's excellent article
"Who Says Whatever Happens At Codex Does Not Affect US Law and Why Do They Say It?"
So: The thing you SHOULD do is help kill CAFTA and FTAA by going to these websites and sending the form letters to your senators and congressmen.
You DO have leverage over THEM, but you have ZERO leverage over Scarborough, he's just as much a tool of the Pharma Cartel as YETLEY is. I wish someone would hack the DMV records for whatever state he lives in so as to put the coordinates of his HOUSE out in cyberspace for the whole world to see, because he is a TERRORIST, and the second amendment exists for a REASON.
Please forward this alert widely to counteract the damage Mercola has just unwittingly caused us, and please join IAHF in urging both Mercola and the Westin A. Price Foundation in firing Turner as their legal counsel. They sure aren't doing themselves any favors in my opinion, and I know I'm not alone in this view....
For Health Freedom,
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA