[Note: If you lack the time to read this section, but want to take immediate ACTION to defend your access to dietary supplements, please skip directly to our TAKE ACTION section!]
SEEING THRU THE SPIN ON THE CODEX VITAMIN ISSUE
Right now you can walk into an American health food store and buy anything you want. Will it always be this way? Here you'll learn about a cover up in progress.
Pharma interests dominating CRN, NNFA, AHPA, IADSA, and all of IADSA's member trade associations including CHFA in Canada are skillfully keeping their health food store, and vitamin company members in the DARK on the Codex issue so that consumers aren't being given the information they need to fight back!!
IAHF & allied organizations have the full realization that unless all of us band together RIGHT NOW and take specific steps to PROTECT our access to dietary supplements, we WILL lose that access.
However, due to conflicting statements coming from the Pharma dominated vitamin trade associations, whose members are health food stores, many vitamin consumers are sitting on their hands, and doing NOTHING as a result of cognitive dissonance resulting from these conflicting positions.
Only by seeing THRU the spin, will people break free of this cognitive dissonance, and STOP sitting on their hands so that enough people will JOIN our growing grass roots army of health freedom fighters and take the simple steps we MUST take if we are to successfully preserve the access to dietary supplements that we currently enjoy!
NNFA, AHPA, CRN, IADSA, CHFA, & ALL VITAMIN TRADE ASSOCIATIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OVER BY PHARMA- HELP SEEING THRU THEIR SPIN ON CODEX-----
WHY WE'RE ENCOURAGING HEALTH FOOD STORES & INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURERS TO BREAK AWAY FROM NNFA TO FORM THEIR OWN ASSOCIATION
Health food store owners are telling you that NNFA, the trade association they belong to is telling them that Codex "will never happen here" and that "we shouldn't worry, an umbrella group of vitamin trade associations called IADSA is properly representing the supplement industry at Codex meetings."
When you hear these things, you're not being told the truth, but the cashier at your local health food store doesn't realize this- he or she is merely parroting the SPIN that they've heard from the Pharma dominated vitamin trade association that they belong to.
IAHF and allied groups including the National Health Federation have been attending Codex meetings for years. We have witnessed IADSA, and CRN taking actions at CODEX meetings which directly side with Pharma and with the FDA. The reason this is happening is explained quite well is this hard hitting article by investigative journalist Suzanne Harris, JD "Who Says Whatever Happens at CODEX Won't Affect US Law, And WHY Do They Say It?
By pointing the employees and owner of your local health food store to this site, you will help IAHF trigger off a necessary revolt. We can, and will succeed in getting a huge number of health food stores, and small, innovative vitamin companies to break AWAY from NNFA and form their own association, an association that is willing and able to truly represent the WILL of the people as expressed via the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act of 1994.
NNFA turned their backs on their own bylaws long ago, totally IGNORING all conflicts of interest, allowing pharmaceutical companies to join and allowing employees of pharmaceutical companies to occupy key positions (eg co chair of NNFA's International Committee which developed their position on CODEX). IAHF and allied organizations regard NNFA to be morally bankrupt as a result. Its TIME. The EXODUS must begin!
MLM COMPANIES ARE ALSO LYING ON THE CODEX ISSUE
(Similarly, people selling MLM products for network marketing companies are ALSO being told by the front offices of companies such as Mannatech, Shaklee, Herbalife, GNLD and others that Codex "isn't a problem" or that "Codex is a GOOD thing! It will help increase our business!"
You should know that the aforementioned MLM companies belong to CRN, a pharma dominated vitamin trade association whose membership includes such multinational pharmaceutical giants as Monsanto, Wyeth, Pfizer, and many others- and what you're being told is NOT the truth.
The Pharmaceutical Industry is the world's #1 investment industry, and they'll do ANYTHING to protect their profits. Not only are we up against Big Pharma, but we're also up against a population control/ societal control agenda developed by the Shadow Government which is seeking to force us into a global totalitarian state.
The GOOD news is that they CAN be stopped! This website provides you, your family, and friends with ALL THE TOOLS you'll need to thoroughly defend all of your most cherished personal freedoms, no matter what country you live in!
At this point, you might be feeling overwhelmed. You might think "this is too complicated!" Or, you might think "I'll never be able to understand all of this, and fighting back just seems too hard!"
Don't panic! IAHF has been on this Codex issue like glue since 1996 when we were the first to call it to global attention via an article by John Hammell in 1996. We've experienced ALL of the spin against our message first hand. Here we'll help you to see through it all, so that you can EASILY take the simple steps necessary to fight back! You are now PART of a growing health freedom grass roots underground that spans the globe, so you are not alone!
UNDERSTANDING THE MULTIPLE ATTACKS
ON DSHEA & ON US SOVEREIGNTY- HOW THIS AFFECT VITAMIN ACCESS
Read "The Growing Threats to DSHEA" by Paul Anthony Taylor.
Pharma and the Shadow Government realize that in 1994 the American people deluged Congress with the highest volume of letters, faxes, phone calls, and personal visits on ANY ISSUE in the HISTORY of Congress (more even than the Vietnam war generated) when we passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act "DSHEA".
They're attempting right now to get AROUND DSHEA by attacking it via domestic legislation that would gut it, and via a whole array of tactics intended to systematically erase the sovereign nations of Canada, the USA and Mexico as they're attempting to push us together into a planned "North American Union" (patterened after the EU).
Read Codex Guidelines for Vitamins and Minerals - Optional or Mandatory? by Paul Anthony Taylor.
Through the combination of Codex, the WTO, and regional harmonization via such trade agreements as NAFTA, CAFTA, FTAA, and via such mechanisms as the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America http://www.spp.gov , the FDA's Trilateral Cooperation Charter (with Canada and Mexico) , and the Trans Texas Corridor the ruling elite are attempting to force the USA into a planned North American Union. This is how they're trying to usher CODEX into the USA, and this is the ONLY part of their agenda where we have the political leverage to even ATTEMPT to shape our own destiny.
This website will HELP you to target congress regarding legislation that threatens DSHEA, and legislation which threatens American (and Canadian) sovereignty. It will also help people in England, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa and other nations to better understand THEIR legislative challenges and how THEY can best apply pressure in order to fight back successfully DESPITE all the spin!
"Who Says Whatever Happens At Codex Does Not Affect US Law And Why Do They Say It?" by Suzanne Harris, JD, The Law Loft
In this well written article, Suzanne Harris shreds the spin coming from the pharma dominated vitamin trade associations (and from the FDA) on the Codex issue explaining their motives for covering up the truth on this issue.
Harris explains that the largest companies in the supplement industry, many of which are publicly traded on the stock market, WANT CODEX. They WANT one size fits all regulations for the planet, and don't care what they have to give up to GET them as long as they can drive smaller competitors under, and grab ever increasing marketshare.
REFUTING SPIN COMING FROM THE PHARMA DOMINATED VITAMIN TRADE ASSOCIATIONS WHO CONTEND THAT CODEX IS A "NON ISSUE" WHICH "DOES NOT THREATEN" US LAW
WOULD YOU BUY A USED CAR FROM THIS MAN? by Scott Tips, legal counsel, The National Health Federation http://www.thenhf.com/codex_66.com
Scott Tips responds in this article to an article by John Venardos of CRN that was published in the Natural Foods Merchandizer which he, and many in the health freedom movement agree was very misleading. (You can see Venardos article from a link at the end of Tips article.)
Tips points out that Venardos worked for many years for GD Searle, and for Pfizer pharmaceutical companies, creating a total conflict of interest on his purporting to represent the best interest of the dietary supplement industry which he pretends to speak for.
Venardos would have us believe that Codex is about "consumer protection". He would have us believe Codex is basing its decisions on "sound science". He would have us believe that the supplement industries best interests are being "protected" at Codex by IADSA, an umbrella group of vitamin trade associations (skillfully exposed here as a controlled opposition group: http://www.iahf.com/iadsa/index.html
In his article, Tips skillfully exposes Venardos spin for the pack of lies that it is.