To: IAHF List
Subject: Solemn Warning to Network Marketing Vitamin Distributers
Date: 5 Jan 2004 23:48:02 -0000
IAHF Webmaster: Breaking News, Whats New, What to Do, Codex, EU FSD, All Countries
IAHF List: See my response below to a USANA distributor who doesn't think Codex can possibly impact USANA.....
It could just as easily have been written to a Mannatech distributor, a Shaklee distributor, a GNLD distributor, an Herbalife distributor, or a distributor from ANY OTHER network marketing vitamin company.
It could ALSO just as easily have been written to ANY vitamin company, ANYWHERE in the world, or to any health food store or consumer or alternative medical practitioner whose patients use dietary supplements.
Kindly forward this to more people, the fuse is burning closer to the bomb...
At 08:15 PM 1/3/04 -0800, you wrote:
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 7:17 PM
Subject: RE: Whether or Not Codex and the EU FSD Pose Threats to USANA and Other Network Marketing Companies
Hello Judy and Bill
I don't think "The Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods For Special Dietary Uses" will have a negative effect on USANA products, as they are all pharmaceutical grade, and are in the CPS and the US equivalent. (certified in both the US and Canada). There has never been unsupported claim made by USANA for their products. USANA will probably be one of the few companies to survive, and even benefit from the new laws.
I have been a lobbyist in the dietary supplement industry working internationally since 1989, and was the first person in the world to call the Codex International Threat to health freedom to the public's attention with my article in Life Extension Magazine in 1996.
I wish what you were saying about Codex's likely impact on USANA were true, but unfortunately, it is not, and I can prove what I'm saying. It makes no difference whatsoever that your products are pharmaceutical grade- when your products ingredients are banned, you won't even be able to keep manuracturing them. As for making claims, when any substance having any physiologic effect in the body is required to be put through controlled clinical trials (drug trials) that no natural product company can afford, guess what happens next? (They're already experiencing this in Europe where companies are scrambling right now to reformulate products in the face of the EU Food Supplements Directive which must be overturned in court, or its ALL OVER for our industry.....)
There seems to be a lot of network marketing distributors in deepest DENIAL about the nature of the pharma juggernaut arrayed against the ENTIRE natural products industry, so allow me to assist you in connecting the dots while you can still DO SOMETHING to try to fight back in defense of your business interests.
You don't realize it right now- but you're on the edge of a CLIFF. We have less than 30 days to generate the donations necessary to sustain the Alliance for Natural Health's lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive. http://www.alliance-natural-health.org ANH will be in court for oral arguments on January 30th in the British courts. If they prevail, they get to go on to the European Court of Justice at the Hague. If they win there, (and WITH ENOUGH FINANCIAL SUPPORT they CAN win because they have the best lawfirm in the EU in their corner), we can stop the dominoes from continuing to fall which threaten to DEVASTATE the dietary supplement industry, not only in the EU, but world wide.
It is critical that every network marketing distributor in the world implore their downline and upline to contribute to this lawsuit and lobbying effort because Rob Verkerk and David Hinde have been crawling over broken glass on behalf of all of us and they shouldn't be having to struggle nearly as hard as they have been to sustain their legal effort.
I went to England in March of last year to work directly with them so I know from first hand experience how hard they're working in all of our behalf- they probably work over 100 hours a week- with zero remuneration for their leadership, they're trying to save your business and people's lives and thats no exaggeration.
See this article of mine about their lawsuit http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2003/2003_preprint_eu_01.html (July 2003 Life Extension Magazine)
If you are an American or Canadian you probably wonder how the events unfolding in Europe threaten to impact not only the international sales of USANA but also domestic sales in North America.
I've been immersed in an in depth study of this situation since 1996 when I was first a non voting observer on the US Delegation to the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission's Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Use at a meeting in Bonn, Germany. I attended this meeting again in 1998 in Berlin Germany where I nearly got thrown in a German jail for videotaping part of the meeting without permission from the German Chair of the meeting, Dr.Grossklaus. I was able to smuggle my videofootage out of Germany and digitized the part where they forced me to turn my camcorder off- which proves the total nontransparency of the Codex "process"..... which is nothing less than a vast screwing unfolding very incrementally because they're trying not to arouse a public backlash.
That digitized footage is on my website http://www.iahf.com in the Media Section, along with a lot of audio files from radio shows I and other health freedom fighters from various countries have been doing on this issue over the past several years in an effort to sound an alarm.
THOSE WHO FAIL TO LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE OFTEN DOOMED TO _REPEAT_ HISTORY: CODEX- A Modern Day Equivalent to the FLEXNER REPORT
Few things are more dangerous than a wounded Grizzly Bear in a corner, but that is what the dietary supplement industry is up against when it comes to Codex and the global harmonization of laws pertaining to dietary supplements. In the late 1800s a populist health movement ensued in the USA against allopathic medicine as it existed at that time, and a huge number of people voted with their feet against blood letting, against the use of harsh purgatives such as colomel (mercury), abandoning mainstream medicine in droves in favor of turning to Naturopaths, Homeopaths, and other alternative practitioners of that era.
In 1910 the AMA was really feeling the pinch, and they and the drug companies decided to intercede. The result was the Flexner Report which shut down all the alternative medical schools, which set back our health movement for the ensuing 50 years. It has only been since the 1960s that our movement has started regaining lost ground to arrive at the place where we are today, so now the Cartel is running scared and taking very serious, very methodical countermeasures.
Those who do not learn from history, are often doomed to REPEAT history, what happened before can and WILL happen again unless a lot more people connect the dots and come to understand the political reality faced by the dietary supplement industry in 2004.
The Pharma Cartel is not stupid. They have learned from the mistakes they made in the USA in the early 90s which resulted in passage of DSHEA in the face of a harsh FDA rulemaking effort which would have imposed the equivalent to the EU Food Supplement Directive on the USA at that time. As one of the movers and shakers in the campaign to pass DSHEA, I am intimately acquainted with that as well as every previous battle this industry has faced going back to the Proxmire Act in 1976, and I've also been very active in Canadian health freedom circles for many years- ineed, I have been doing my work all over the world.
Here are just a handful of the health freedom organizations world wide I've been networking with for years:
PHARMAPACT: (South Africa) http://www.angelfire.com/biz/pharmapact/MAIN.html
(People's Health Alliance Rejecting Medical Authoritarianism Prejudice and Conspiratorial Tyranny
La Leva di Archimede (Italy) http://www.laleva.org/ (The Lever of Archimedes) Italian health freedom website translated into English-- see global petition against Codex.
Citizens for Health Choices (New Zealand) http://www.choices.org.nz/background.asp
Campaign for Truth in Medicine (Australia) http://www.paradigm-changes.com
Canadian Alliance of Health Retailers http://www.canadianallianceofhealthretailers.ca/CAHR.html
(formed due to massive pharma penetration of the Canadian Health Food Association which can no longer be trusted by ANYONE)
Canadian Health Freedom Legislation in Dire Need of Support to Repel Australian Harmonization
National Health Federation- (USA) http://www.thenhf.com/
(See Scott Tips, JD, article re the most recent Codex meeting, it totally contradicts the spin being disseminated by pharma dominated CRN
http://www.thenhf.com/al04_26e.pdf (Official Report from Codex- 2003 meeting in Bonn)
http://www.thenhf.com/codex_09.htm Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic------- Report from the 2003 Codex Meeting by Scott Tips
http://www.thenhf.com/codex_08.htm Codex 2003- The EU Tightens Its Grip- by Paul Anthony Taylor
The Alliance for Natural Health (UK and Pan European) http://www.alliance-natural-health.org
THEY BOIL THE FROG SLOWLY
We are facing a deliberately incremental pharmaceutical takeover of the natural products industry. It was designed to be slow, gradual and methodical so as not to arouse a public backlash. (The Cartel learned a lesson in the USA in '94 when the sudden charge they tried on us backfired, so now they're trying a DIFFERENT approach to try to achieve what they tried to via Gary J. Dykstra's rulemaking effort following passage of the NLEA (Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990) The cartel is attempting to sneak in under our radar using the EU, Codex Commission and WTO as their primary weapons, and with you they have most definitely been succeeding, but not for any fault of yours- its not easy to see what is going on, and the only reason I do is because I've been immersed in the political arena globally pertaining to this issue since I first called it to global attention in 1996.
All dietary supplement companies globally have been targetted for takeover and destruction by the Pharma Cartel.
The WTO's Dispute Settlement Body is a new international court, a mickey mouse court that doesn't follow our rules of evidence. Every decision they've made has gone against the environment, against the public health, against human rights, against labor rights, against all the intangibles that go into the shaping of any democratic nation's laws as their one and only goal is to assist multinational corporate interests in increasing their profits.
Don't make the mistake of thinking I am referring to ANY network marketing company when I refer to multinational corporate interests, even though USANA, Mannatech, Shaklee, and other network marketing vitamin companies are technically multinational corporations. All vitamin companies globally have been targetted for destruction- they're actively banning all the INGREDIENTS that go into formulating our products...they're banning all high potency vitamins in an effort to render our products worthless. see http://www.alliance-natural-health.org
Their primary weapon is near total ignorance of international law and the mechanisms of globalization. You really better spend some time reading up on this. A good place to start is the Global Trade Watch division of Public Citizen http://www.citizen.org/trade/ and read the book W.T.O. Whose Trade Association? Corporate Globalization and the Erosion of Democracy By Lori Wallach, JD http://www.citizen.org/publications/release.cfm?ID=7081
Most people have no awareness of the implications of a nation joining the WTO (World Trade Organization), and have next to no awareness of the forces that are pushing the harmonization of the laws world wide. I demonstrated in the anti WTO protest in Seattle in '99 where we faced off against armored personnel carriers in the streets. Martial law was declared. Many protestors were seriously injured by police who hammered us with teargas and hard plastic bullets which can kill if they hit you in the temple.
Identical protests occurred in Quebec City in 2001 against the Free Trade Area of the Americas. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police erected a 10 sq. kilometer chain link fence around the perimeter of the area where the FTAA Summit meeting took place, and rimmed it with thousands of goons resembling Darth Vader in an effort to try to keep out demonstrators. The fence was ripped down. Teargas and hard plastic bullets filled the air. One demonstrator was shot in the trachea with a hard plastic bullet, and his larynx was crushed. He will never speak again, he has been permanently silenced by the New World Order.
If you think USANA is going to survive whats happening with the EU FSD and Codex with you not lifting a finger to help ANH and IAHF and allied groups fight back, you're seriously mistaken. Your business, the business of everyone in your up and downlines are on the line. You have less than a month to protect your business. If we don't overturn the EU FSD in court, and help ANH sustain their legal and lobbying efforts, we'll be witnessing literal GENOCIDE, because this industry of ours is living on borrowed time otherwise.
Want to discuss any aspect of what I'm saying?
Give me a call at 800-333-2553 home and work. I live here http://www.pointrobertsusa.com so I can work simultaneously in the USA and Canada. Point Roberts Washington is uniquely situated for that purpose, being disconnected from the rest of the state of Washington and attached to the BC Canada mainland. See the map on the website and you'll see what I mean. I am literally living simultaneously in two countries, but not for long unless we kill the bastards plans to force the Free Trade Area of the Americas down our throats. If THAT happens, the USA will be harmonized to Canada, which on June 18th was harmonized to Australia....... at next year's Codex meeting Australia will be bringing a bogus "white paper" on supposed "scientific risk assessment" in order to lay upon us unecessary supposed "safe upper limits" (like 35 mg for niacin for example.)
You can call that anything you want, but I call it BULLSHIT.
CRN is disseminating spin that would have people believe we have won a "victory" at this year's Codex meeting. Their pharma spin can be seen here: http://www.crnusa.org/shellnr110403.html Any vitamin company member of CRN who buys into this garbage fails to understand the Hegelian Dialectic.
Compare and Contrast CRN's garbage with Scott Tips ACCURATE and HONEST report from the SAME MEETING- (Scott is an attorney, and he's the legal director of the National Health Federation, the oldest health freedom group in the world. See Scott's Report titled "Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic" here http://www.thenhf.com/codex_09.htm (This article was published in the January 2004 issue of Whole Foods Magazine)
Want MORE PROOF? See Paul Anthony Taylors article "Codex 2003- The EU Tightens Its Grip" from the same meeting at http://www.thenhf.com/codex_08.htm
Hopefully by now you've read some of the articles and information I've referenced for you in this email and hopefully you're beginning to connect the dots.
If you don't, I can guarantee you'll witness first hand what the people in Australia, and Europe are already experiencing- the pain of having to reformulate their products as more and more ingredients get banned.
If you're still asleep after reading all of this, I'm not sure what else I can really say except that PT Barnum told us years ago that a fool is born every minute.
Kindly wake up! Kindly defend your interests and pitch in with your most generous donation, and get your up and downlines to do the same:
Value my effort to alert you? I'm barely making a living doing this work. Checks and money orders can be made out to IAHF, and sent to me at:
IAHF- 556 Boundary Bay Rd., Point Roberts, Washington 98281 USA or sent electronically via paypal at http://www.iahf.com
Please call me if you need to discuss any aspect of what I'm saying. Please forward this message widely, the fuse is burning closer to the BOMB.
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Rd.
Point Roberts WA 98281 USA