To: IAHF List
Subject: Codex Oversight Hearing Postponed - Media Attacks on Supplements Continue
From: "International Advocates for Health Freedom"
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 13:27:23 -0600

IAHF List: The Codex Vitamin oversight hearing has been postponed from Feb.28 until March 20th. I am currently on a business trip related to the effort to get our witnesses in to present oral testimony at this hearing, and am not currently at liberty to discuss everything thats been happening, but will be very soon.

The postponement of the Codex vitamin oversight hearing originally scheduled for Feb 28th which is now rescheduled for March 20th leaves me with mixed feelings. One the one hand, it does buy us badly needed time to hopefully get our witnesses in to present oral testimony, on the other hand its been postponed for the past 5 years, so this is just more of the same, and I feel sure that the other side is doing everything humanly possible NOT to hold this hearing.

See the written comments submitted by IAHF to Burton's Government Reform committee at along with full documentation. IAHF is now fine tuning this rough draft and will be improving upon it.

Meanwhile mainstream media attacks against the supplement industry continue in very high volume. These attacks totally overlook the REAL public health problem which is the use of properly prescribed prescription drugs,currently the world's 4th leading cause of death. The statistical chance of being killed by dietary supplements is less than that of being killed by a bee or wasp sting, and far less than being hit by lightening, while properly prescribed prescription drugs are killing the equivalent of a 747 full of people every calendar day for a year. See safety stats at and sign this Anti codex petition if you haven't already along with the one at

At the website below you'll find the latest series of anti supplement articles. I provide this in an effort to motivate the sleeping public world wide. Make no mistake about it, your access to dietary supplements is under serious attack. See below to see a whole series of articles geared towards trying to force our supplement laws to be "harmonized" to Germany's.

Be sure to get more people to sign both Anti Codex petitions at and at and be sure to read IAHF's Codex Comments at If you agree with them, please forward them to your Congressman and Senators as well as to Congressman Burton and the rest of the House Government Reform Committee . If you forward IAHF's comments, please attach your own letter to them.

For Health Freedom,
John Hammell

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