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Subject: EMERGENCY: WHAT YOU MUST DO TO PREVENT A WHITEWASHED CODEX OVERSIGHT HEARING MARCH 20
From: "International Advocates for Health Freedom" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 18:16:16 -0500
IAHF List: I just returned from Expo West Vitamin Trade Show in Anaheim CA where I did my level best to awaken a sleeping vitamin industry. Aside from Nature's Plus, and a handful of other companies, the whole industry is being set up for pharmaceutical takeover via harmonization.
I met with a US Government Official from the Commerce Dept. and expressed my extreme concern that only pharmaceutically dominated Council for Responsible Nutrition seemed to have the ear of the United States Trade Representative, and expressed my deep concern that through the TABD they were trying to harmonize our vitamin laws to the grossly restrictive EU and Codex regulations. She told me "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" and said that if I wanted them to listen to us, we had to form our own association and approach them as a group.
A meeting took place at Anaheim towards doing just that, but our IMMEDIATE PROBLEM is the Oversight Hearing scheduled for Tuesday March 20 where they have stacked the DECK against us and are planning on shutting out all of our witnesses unless we take immediate action:
WHAT YOU MUST DO IMMEDIATELY
Call Congressman Burton's office at 202-225-2276, fax him at 202-225-0016 and tell him:
"Do NOT whitewash the Codex Vitamin Oversight Hearing on Tuesday March 20th!! NNFA and UNPA do NOT speak for the American people, they represent the pharmaceutically dominated vitamin trade associations, and their representatives cannot be trusted! Right now you have Karl Riedel, of NNFA, Seckman of NNFA, and Loren Israelson of UNPA, IADSA and the EAPC scheduled to present oral testimony.
Unless you allow Suzanne Harris, JD; Rick Malter,PhD; and John Hammell to present oral testimony on the Codex vitamin issue, the grass roots will not be represented,and the truth on this issue will not come out. Pharmaceutically dominated NNFA says Codex is a "non issue"- nothing could be further from the truth! We have seen the gif file of your letter telling FDA not to put the unscientific, pharmaceutically funded, National Academy of Sciences so called "risk assessment paper" on the table at Codex. That letter can be seen at http://www.iahf.com under "Letters from Congress".
We have seen the NAS paper and Dr.Rick Malter's rebuttal on the same website. The FDA is setting us up for harmonization. Harris is an expert on international law. She speaks for the people, along with Malter and Hammell. Do NOT shut them out. Do NOT ignore their written testimony either.
If you ignore the more than 21,000 vitamin consumers from 99 countries who have signed the online petitions calling for Genuine Oversight on this issue, you will make a mockery of Congress, and you will greatly anger the American people including your constituents in Indiana who are being apprised of this issue by talk show host Stan Solomon. Get to both petitions from the hotlink at iahf.com "
Please: MASS FORWARD THIS VERY URGENT ALERT!
MLMs, where are you WHEN WE NEED YOU?