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Subject: MASS ACTION URGENTLY NEEDED: DON'T BE SHUT OUT OF CODEX VITAMIN HEARING: MLMers NEEDED to NETWORK THIS MSSG
From: "International Advocates for Health Freedom" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 08:35:06 -0500
In my last mssg (and for a long time now) I discussed the fact that the grass roots vitamin consumers of America might get SHUT OUT from presenting oral testimony at the Oversight Hearing on the Codex Vitamin issue scheduled for Monday March 20 before Burton's House Government Reform Committee.
WE MUST MAKE A HUGE SHOW OF GRASS ROOTS STRENGTH NOW
MLMers WITH HUGE DOWNLINES NEEDED- HERE IS WHY
In 1997 we were up against the wall in dire need of getting the harmonization language amended in the FDA Modernization Act. We were in a DO or DIE situation and had to get Congress to change the language when the bill was in a Conference Committee, the LAST POSSIBLE CHANCE you get to amend any bill before it gets signed into law. That bill had 15 years of movement behind it, and they did NOT want to amend it at that late stage in the game, but we FLOODED the Senate Labor Committee with a sufficient number of FAXES and EMAIL that we FUSED THEIR FAX LINES so they could NOT conduct ANY business unless they URGENTLY asked us what WE wanted!!
TODAY- THAT AMENDMENT TO CHANGE THE HARMONIZATION LANGUAGE in FDAMA is BEING IGNORED BY FDA-THATS WHY WE NEED GENUINE CODEX OVERSIGHT
We have tried everything we can think of thus far to try to get across to Congressman Burton and his Committee on Government Reform that the Vitamin Consumers of America simply do not TRUST representatives of Vitamin Trade Associations to speak for us regarding the Codex Vitamin Issue. We CAN'T trust the Trade Association Reps due to the huge PHARMACEUTICAL INFLUENCE within them. (Check out CRN's membership at http://www.crnusa.org/2members.html note that it contains a slew of multinational pharmaceutical companies including Bayer, BASF, Monsanto, Hoffman La Roche, Cargill, etc......) NNFA is similar.
SO FAR, WE'RE SHUT OUT- and Pharmaceutical Interests Have THESE People Representing them at the Oversight Hearing: (While No Assurances Have Been Given US that ANY of OUR people will be allowed to TESTIFY)
1. Karl Reidel of NNFA, (co chair with Randy Dennin of International Committee- Dennin is employee of Pfizer, and Reidel echos his views on Codex...
2. Loren Israelson, a lawyer who is CEO of Utah Natural Products Alliance, and Has Been Involved With the EAPC (European American Phytomedicines Coalition) The EAPC has lobbied FDA and Congress to adopt a German styled regulatory system so that herbs would be considered "Drugs"--- just like in GERMANY. I have copies of correspondence between the German and French embassies on behalf of the EAPC to the FDA (on public file at FDA) strongly urging FDA to regulate herbs as DRUGS)
UNLESS OUR PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO PRESENT ORAL TESTIMONY- THE TRUTH WILL NOT COME OUT IN THIS OVERSIGHT HEARING
Congress won't hear out argument at all that FDA broke the law at Codex, they won't see the letter written to me by L.Robet Lake of the FDA which PROVES the FDA violated the Will of the People and the Will of Congress, (he flat out SHOWS that FDA IS ACTIVELY IGNORING that amendment to the harmonization language that we WORKED SO HARD TO GET in '97!!!!) He ALSO shows that FDA is IGNORING that LETTER signed by Congressman BURTON and 4 other members of Congress who had FULL LEGAL AUTHORITY to tell FDA NOT to put the biased, unscientific, pro pharmaceutical PAPER titled "A Risk Assessment Model for Establishing Safe Upper Levels for Nutrients" on the table at Codex in Berlin in '98.
HOW THE NAS PAPER IS DANGEROUS
The NAS Paper FALSELY DEFINES Vitamin Safety to set the USA up for HARMONIZATION to the EU and CODEX where health freedom is actively being DESTROYED. Just RECENTLY the EU Parliament voted in favor of a very RESTRICTIVE Vitamin Directive which, unless stopped by the EU Council of Ministers, will FORCE all 15 EU Countries to GOOSESTEP along with GERMANY.
TABD WANTS TO HARMONIZE US TO THE EU !!!!! See http://www.crnusa.org/shellnr112000.html But we won't be able to SHOW Congress this article and DISCUSS it in Oral Testimony if we get SHUT OUT SO WE CAN'T PRESENT ORAL TESTIMONY- IF THAT HAPPENS- BURTON, a VITAMIN CONSUMER HIMSELF, would be BLINDSIDED (The Article Advocates imposing "UL"s on Safe Vitamins, and HARMONIZING OUR VITAMIN LAW to the EUs- WHY AREN'T CRN and NNFA Clamoring for the US Trade Rep to Push for the EU to Harmonize to the USA???? ANSWER: Pharmaceutical Interests benefit more if we harmonize to the EU!!!
WHAT WE NEED NOW:
We need for MLM network marketers with huge downlines and others who can rapidly network this mssg by mass forwarding it to FAX IT EN MASSE TO DAN BURTON and to the COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM OFFICES AT 202-225-0016 and 202-225-3974 Flooding with FAXES makes fax machines run out of paper and INK----
It would be WRONG if the ONLY PEOPLE allowed to present oral testimony at this CODEX VITAMIN OVERSIGHT HEARING were presenting positions that FAVOR pharmaceutical interests, and THAT is the position of Karl Reidel, and Loren Israelson. IS THE "FIX" IN- ARE WE TO BE WHITEWASHED? ARE ALL THE PEOPLE SIGNING THE PETITIONS AT http://www.garynull.com and http://www.laleva.cc to be IGNORED???
Call Burton's office at 202-225-5037, and the Committee on Government Reform at 202-225-5074 and ASK EN MASSE.
Call YOUR OWN Senators and Congressmen via 202-225-3121 and EDUCATE THEM ON THIS ISSUE.
Download IAHF's Codex Comments from http://www.iahf.com (click on the spinning green disk), attach your own cover letter to them telling them you don't want the voice of the people to be SILENCED, you want REAL oversight that does not DISENFRANCHISE the grass roots, and you CAN'T TRUST reps from the VITAMIN TRADE ASSOCIATIONS due to the grass roots influence within them. Email these comments in to email@example.com with a cc to your own Senator and Congressman. Not sure of the email address of your Senator or Congressman? http://www.webcom.com/~leavitt/cong.html
AT EXPO WEST TRADE SHOW? GET ANTI CODEX MATERIALS TO PASS OUT FROM NATURES PLUS BOOTH and FROM NATURAL IMMUNOGENICS BOOTH
For inspiration: See the gif files of the letters from Congress telling FDA NOT to put the NAS "Risk Assessment" paper on the table at Codex http://www.iahf.com Letters from Congress Section, See Videotape of Dr.Yetley of FDA IGNORING the letter http://www.iahf.com Media Section Also in Media Section: See Videotape where the German Chair of the Codex Meeting Forced me to Turn My Camcorder off TRANSPARENCY???
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