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Subject: Big Pharma's 625 Washington Lobbyists - How Codex Vitamin Oversight Hearing Was Whitewashed & America is Being Set Up....
From: "International Advocates for Health Freedom" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2001 15:17:25 -0400
IAHF List: Check out The Other Drug War: Big Pharma's 625 Washington
You might wonder how Congress could just ignore thousands of signatures on petitions and thousands of phone calls from the American public all clamoring for honest oversight on the Codex vitamin issue. The article below by Public Citizen documents the incredible power of the pharmaceutical lobby, a horribly powerful force which includes several former Senators and Congressmen, as well as former congressional staff amongst its ranks, which buys access to members of congress through enormous campaign contributions, all of which is documented below. These 625 pharmaceutical lobbyists spent $262 million on political influence in the 1999-2000 election cycle: $177 million on lobbying, $65 million on issue ads and $20 million on campaign contributions.
HOW CODEX OVERSIGHT WAS WHITEWASHED
THIS is how they BURY the truth. THIS was how Milt Copulous, who used to be on Congressman Burton' s staff, was REMOVED from Capital Hill due to his GENUINE efforts to try to help me get an oversight hearing, and its how they keep plants like Beth Clay in place to sabotage hearings. When Copulous persisted in attempting to help me despite discouragement from higher ranking staff on the committee, he came in one morning to find a pink slip staring him in the face... When this happened, I will never forget it, because Milt's voice was shaking with anger as he told me he was 100% certain they were getting rid of him due to his efforts to help me. He told me he was very sorry the government was so corrupt, but he had done all he could.
On March 20, 2001, an oversight hearing was held by Congressman Dan Burton which whitewashed the Codex Vitamin Issue, setting up the American people for the future harmonization of our dietary supplement laws to a grossly restrictive, unscientific, pharmaceutically contrived international standard. This is genocide. No one from our side was allowed to present testimony. Dr.Yetley of the FDA was allowed to skate, and wasn't asked any hard questions. The one person from the supplement industry who was allowed to testify, Karl Reidel, co chair of NNFA's International Committee, made several highly questionable statements under oath including the false allegation that Codex can't impact our domestic vitamin laws, that it can only impact our ability to sell product abroad. Reidel's lies are on videotape, and I will be digitizing it to put on the IAHF website soon, along with a detailed discussion of how his statements were not true. When I put this up, I will email Reidel to let him know, because he won't be able to do a damn thing about it. If something is true, it is not libel, and what I have to say is totally true.
As I have stated many times, Reidel's co chair on NNFA's International Committee, Randy Dennin, is an employee of Pfizer pharmaceutical company (which owns Capsugel, where he is CEO). On the table below you will learn that Pfizer employs 81 lobbyists on capital hill who donated $3,440,000 to congressional campaigns in 2000.
Just 10 days after Reidel swore under oath that Codex is a "non issue" for the American dietary supplement industry, his NNFA Co chair Dennin participated in a conference in South Africa titled "Toward a Global Regulatory Model". The conference was sponsored by IADSA, an umbrella group of pharmaceutically dominated vitamin trade associations which is a UN NGO organization. An organization does not receive UN NGO status unless it subscribes to the global governance aims of the UN, something which IAHF sure as hell will never do, and we were denied NGO status as a result. IADSA is actively participating in Codex deliberations that are intended to usurp our domestic vitamin laws. Several of the pharmaceutical companies listed below are members of the trade associations comprising IADSA. They wield enormous political clout in Washington, and it is painfully clear that the voice of the American people is being totally ignored on the Codex vitamin issue.
We need to actively form UN Free Zones like they did in La Verkin and in Virgin Utah. See http://www.apfn.org for more information and to get into a discussion group on UN Free Zones A growing number of Americans are finally waking up to the need to actively oppose globalism, and to be fooled by the incrementalism with which it is being methodically imposed in such a way that its happening outside most people's field of view. More and more people are waking up. Please forward this widely. Anyone can join the IAHF list via http://www.iahf.com
http://www.citizen.org/congress/drugs/pharmadrugwar.html (Article too long to post, also tables within it would have shifted- well worth the time to examine!!!)