page describes a major symptom of Elite influence and control.
The operations (conspiracies) intended to advance the Elite
Agenda of fascist, global dominion (supranational world government
using business-dominated entities) comprise most of the world's
major geopolitical, social, and financial chaos.
you are new to the idea of the 'Power Elite' (aka 'Ruling Class,'
'Elite,' 'Illuminati,' 'Corporatocracy,' and so on), please see
the introductory summary/description
Elite Agenda and M-O.
is a more
extensive analysis [off-site
link, new window/tab], though not quite as involved
as it gets. Be aware that there are varying views on the nature
and scope of the Elite. For example, the preceding link says they've
been active for about a hundred years, whereas others say centuries,
even thousands of years. I lean toward the latter view.
look at the sordid history of the Elite and its ruthless manipulation
and control of human societies in other areas usually eases the
challenging shift in perspective. There are few, if any, aspects
of our lives they don't heavily influence, and even control. The
more you learn about them, the easier it is to see that this is
so, and to see through many politicians and 'the news.'
debilitation of society, and the profit therefrom
serves to advance the elite Agenda. Limiting
or eliminating health freedom, and increasing
the people's susceptibility to illness and
dependence upon the medical/pharmaceutical
industry and industrial agriculture is a powerful
means of control and enslavement, not to mention
for us now at breakneck speed in a dense fog
is an international freedom-killing juggernaut
called CODEX ALIMENTARIUS, a brainchild of
corporate medicine and international
WTO (un)free-trade mongers intended to
wrest from us any last hope of managing our
own health as free sovereigns, and enslave
everyone to the Frankenstein Monopoly.
ALIMENTARIUS is an instrument of the UN/WTO
which purports to "harmonize" international
standards of food trade, and which also addresses
food, nutritional and herbal supplements.
It's implementation can easily destroy the
entire "alternative" health arena.
utter fascism of the supplement-related terms of this document,
which could assault the US in the near future, is described clearly
Read it, get mad, and then work to stop it.
Here's something that could help:
"EU Advocate General held: "The
Food Supplements Directive infringes the principle
of proportionality because basic principles
of Community law, such as the requirements
of legal protection, of legal certainty and
of sound administration have not properly
been taken into account.
Another positive sign:
Parliament SMASHES Big Pharma...
Yet, one point not made by Tim Bolen, who's
usually very good, is that with Codex, Big
Pharma could switch its outrageous profit
margins from drugs to herbs, vitamins and
"neutraceuticals," many of which
are patentable, such as "excerpts"
of human metabolic pathways (and they want
to be able to patent 'nature' as well).
SO, in any case, we need to STOP Codex, and
push for US withdrawal from WTO while we're
at it (not to mention NAFTA):
Our membership in the World Trade Organization
(WTO) can be terminated this year by Congress.
Please take the following actions to help
regain our sovereignty:
1. Write or call your Senators to sponsor
and your Representative to cosponsor H.J.RES.
27, a resolution to withdraw the United States
from the WTO. Summary
of H.J.RES 27.
Study the WTO and its threat to our nation.
Read America's Engineered Decline
by Will Grigg, available at Independent
Better Kyoto and the ICC than WTO/NAFTA/CODEX.
The following piece was sent to me in an email.
It's a bit long, but provides the CODEX essentials.
Orwell... Your Obedience to Corporate Rule
Dear friends and colleagues,
Each of us is deluged daily with so much information
that we are forced to choose quickly between
what deserves our attention and what to throw
in the circular file. I implore you to read
the following. Your professional and personal
lives, as you know them, depend on it. No
doubt you have received as many rambling,
lengthy emails about Codex Alimentarius as
I have. I have deleted more of them than I
can count that were either too alarming or
too complacent in nature and lacking in credibility.
let me ask you if you know anyone who has
actually read all 15,000+ pages of the working
documents of the Codex Alimentarius Commission?
Well, I have. As such, allow me to attempt
to put an end to any confusion you may have
about Codex Alimentarius by sharing what I
have learned and what I believe to be a reasonable
and appropriate level of concern.
What’s the bottom line for a healthcare
professional practicing alternative, nutritional,
natural, or environmental healthcare? The
World Trade Organization (WTO) is poised to
take away your right to practice the healing
arts guided by natural laws, scientific principles,
and your clinical expertise and judgment.
Through the Orwellian process of “harmonization”
(forced alignment) with WTO standards that
regulate trade, distribution, and processing
of food, herbs, and nutrients, your professional
rights and options will be eliminated within
the next few years.
The proposed standards are extremely detrimental
to the environment, your medical practice,
and the food supply. Okay. I saw that one
eyebrow go up and heard that deep sigh. Let
me tell you that alarmism is not and never
has been in my nature. I am a medical doctor,
have a wide variety of interests, am passionate
about healthcare freedom, and pride myself
in my rational thinking and logic skills.
I floss my teeth regularly and eat a nutrient-dense
whole foods diet and, yes, occasionally sample
the more decadent side of the culinary arts.
Neither my family nor I had a bomb shelter
during the Cold War era and I did not withdraw
from society or stock up on gasoline, food,
or batteries in anticipation of Y2K. Read
The ability of physicians to legally practice
environmental or natural medicine, their access
to the substances they rely on to do so, and
the rights of patients to chose these treatments
are about to be criminalized in the United
States by a draconian set of international
regulations which have already become law
in Australia, Canada and the European Union
(EU). These standards, collectively known
as CODEX ALIMENTARIUS, (from the Latin for
“Food Rules”) have been promulgated
by the Codex Alimentarius Commission [established
for this purpose in 1963 by the United Nations
(UN)] in every area having to do with the
production, processing, packaging and use
of food, herbs and food components.
Think that can’t happen here? Think
again. It can and it will, unless we take
appropriate action and activate each member
of our personal and professional networks.
Skillful disinformation would have you believe
that CODEX ALIMENTARIUS (hereafter referred
to as CODEX) is a hoax and that, at the same
time, it is beneficial for you and your patients.
(The inherent illogic of this position is
obvious to the discerning reader).1
The Codex Alimentarius Commission was empowered
to work with other UN-linked organizations
in order to develop and promulgate uniform
world-wide standards for food, nutrition and
agriculture. The WTO, successor to the General
Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), is
empowered to enforce global compliance with
all CODEX standards via trade sanctions across
the entire economic spectrum. Member nations
(including the United States) agreed, upon
signing the WTO treaty, to always allow the
standards and regulations of the WTO to supersede
and take complete precedence over national
standards, laws, and regulations. Once accepted
CODEX takes on the force of law and cannot
be repealed or changed by the WTO member nations.
Presenting itself as a consumer protection
strategy, CODEX policies masquerade as both
benign and beneficial while, in reality, they
are neither. Given the medically and environmentally
horrific stipulations and requirements of
1 See, for example, the urban legend site,
www.snopes.com article “Vitamin See”
which promulgates factually inaccurate disinformation
about the real nature and impact of CODEX
and the FDA’s Response to Questions
CODEX, the implementation of these “standards”
will result in incalculable harm to the healing
arts and to the patients who depend on them.
Once CODEX is adopted by a nation, there is
a “phase-in period” during which
the administrative structure is established
according to a strict time-table. Bear in
mind that in the United States, nutrients
are currently classified as foods [under the
1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education
Act (DSHEA)] and that any substance not explicitly
forbidden is permitted as a nutrient in the
United States. Under CODEX, any substance
not explicitly permitted by CODEX policy is
banned as a nutrient.
The CODEX preamble specifies that supplements
and nutrients “may not be used to prevent,
treat or cure any disorder.” Yet, more
than 80 percent of Americans use supplements
for exactly these purposes. Nutritional and
environmental physicians, naturopaths, nutritionists,
chiropractors and other licensed health professionals
employ hundreds of natural minerals, supplements,
and herbs precisely because they are effective
in preventing, treating and curing many diseases.
These natural health options will become illegal.
if the United States is “harmonized”
with the WTO this spring while compliance
with CODEX is still “voluntary,”
2) when total compliance becomes mandatory,
as it will be after the next CODEX Commission
meeting in Rome.
Health food stores will no longer be able
to market and distribute nutritional supplements.
Most health food stores and privately owned
nutrient manufacturers will, I believe, no
longer be in business after CODEX takes effect.
I know. This is all difficult to believe upon
first hearing it. You may have heard that
is easy to get people to believe a lie, particularly
an outrageous lie. In my experience, the opposite
is also true: It is difficult to get people
to believe the outrageous truth. Keep on reading,
because this is a truth you definitely need
to understand. Once CODEX is implemented (either
through “harmonization” or mandatory
compliance), we will be forced to follow the
European CODEX model in which it will be illegal
to manufacture, buy, sell, recommend, or use
any but 28 ultra-low dose nutrients whether
you are a licensed health professional or
synthetic versions of that short list will
be allowed and natural supplements, herbs,
enzymes and other non-pharmaceutical treatments
will be banned. The only legal health option
left will be the pharmaceutical one.
CODEX regulations have been “harmonized”
(i.e., approved) in the EU, Canada and Australia.
The United States is next unless we act decisively
and act now. Though CODEX regulations are
passed quietly and without effective public
notice in infrequent meetings abroad that
are invisible to most Americans, they have
grave and devastating impact on American’s
Here in the United States, the “harmonization”
laws which will enact CODEX policy have been
defeated by Congress several times, each time
by a smaller margin. Given the composition
of the current Congress, it is virtually certain
that it will be passed unless we take swift
and immediate steps to assure that does not
happen. This legislative stealth attack on
health freedoms will probably play out in
May or early June of 2005 unless we take effective
steps to help assure that health freedom becomes
the “Mother of all third rails”
for every politician in the country.
CODEX is the result of a complex relationship
between the UN (which established the Codex
Alimentarius Commission in 1962); the WTO
(which is authorized to enforce CODEX through
trade sanctions); the World Health Organization
(WHO),which subscribes to the CODEX regulations
[despite the fact that they directly and explicitly
conflict with their own findings and policies
such as the FAO/WHO official publication,
"Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of
Chronic Diseases"]; the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO), the United States Food
and Drug Administration (FDA); and the United
States Department of Agriculture (USDA) working
in concert with industry representatives of
(and others unofficially representing the
interests of) the pesticide, chemical, pharmaceutical,
and dairy industries.
Consumers, health scientists, physicians and
other practicing natural medicine and other
health-focused voices have been totally absent
from official CODEX deliberations. A few observers
have been present at official deliberations
but they have not been permitted to speak
in the sessions.
Full ratification is expected in Rome during
the July 4-9, 2005 meeting of the CODEX ALIMETNARIUS
Committee Of course, the real work of such
a complex regulatory structure takes place
outside of those official sessions. And none
of the health advocates have had access to
those meetings, agreements and sessions. Yet
CODEX will take away our health freedoms if
we allow ourselves to be “harmonized”
or mandated to comply with CODEX. Everyone
knows if they have a jar of pickles and they
remove the pickle label and put a mayonnaise
label on it, that they’re going to find
pickles when they open the jar. The packaging
of CODEX policy under the label of protection
of fair trade, public health, and safety does
not make it so. Underneath CODEX’s altruistic
labeling is a poisoned apple of extremely
adverse global policy that is, in fact, driven
by economic concerns of large corporate interests.
Once implemented, CODEX ALIMENTARIUS does
VITAMINS, MINERAL, NUTRIENTS AND PHYSIOLOGICALLY
a. The CODEX preamble forbids the use of nutrients
to “prevent, treat or cure any condition
b. CODEX defines minimum allowable dosages
of permitted nutrients as 15 percent of the
amounts naturally occurring in foods, while
maximum allowable doses of any permitted nutrients
may not exceed the dose of that nutrient found
in food. Supplement values subtract the amount
assumed to be in the daily diet from the maximum
allowable dose and the result is the permitted
upper limit of a nutrient. This system is
based neither in science nor clinical requirements.
c. Higher doses of permitted nutrients and
nutrients not explicitly permitted will be
classified as illegal substances (in the same
class as heroin)
i Theoretical exceptions exist for natural
substances which are submitted and accepted
for testing. A substance successfully tested
in this way may then be prescribed at the
tested dosage only. The permission to use
a nutrient in this way, by prescription only,
however, expires in 2009.
ii. The cost of this procedure is staggering,
most applications for such testing have been
turned down and, since natural molecules cannot
be patented, potential manufacturers are unable
to recoup the costs of testing through later
iii. The period for submission of applications
for this process ends on July 12, 2005 and
cannot be extended.
The European Union (EU), whose European Supplements
Directive is the model administrative agency
for CODEX implementation, permits a total
of 28 ultra-low dose nutrients. All other
nutrients (e.g., alpha lipoic acid, 1 gram
doses of vitamin C, Co Q 10, fish oil, and
curcumin) are banned substances and may not
be manufactured, distributed, recommended,
sold, supplied or be in the possession of
anyone, including licensed health professionals.
Vitamin C, for example, at any dosage higher
than 200 mg per day will be illegal. A gram
of Vitamin C will be an illegal substance!
The dose of Co Q 10 which has been shown to
resolve breast cancer in some patients (400
mg per day) will be illegal because Co Q 10
will be totally forbidden at any dose (following
the European Supplements Directive model).
e. The allowable maximum upper limits for
permitted nutrients have been set so low that
they have little or no clinical impact in
keeping us healthy and none at all in returning
us to a state of health if we are ill. Those
which are available will be exorbitantly priced,
as current experience in Norway and Germany
reveals, where profit margins of synthetic,
permitted nutrients are being “harmonized”
to match drug profit margins.
i. On August 1, 2005, 75 percent of the natural
substances currently available in health food
stores and pharmacies in Europe will become
illegal as a direct result of CODEX.
f. Only synthetic forms of permitted nutrients
will be available. All natural versions will
be illegal substances. Only synthetic nutrients
(at ultra-low dosages) manufactured by pharmaceutical
companies will meet the molecular standards
for use in humans or animals.
2. HERBS AND HERBAL TREATMENTS
a. Herbs, originally part of the CODEX deliberations,
were summarily removed and placed under a
closed committee of the WHO where they are
held to be untested drugs and therefore illegal.
The European Supplements Directive, the model
agency for CODEX administration, has produced
a very short list of herbs which may be used
and the conditions for which they may beused
(another short and very trivial list).
c. All other applications of herbs and any
other herbs besides those listed are strictly
d. There is the possibility that a few formulas
of well known Chinese herbal medicines may
be exempt (but that remains to be seen).
TRADITIONAL HEALING ARTS
a. CODEX stipulates which conditions may be
treated using herbs and allows only minor,
self-limited conditions. Treating any other
conditions with herbal remedies will constitute
b. Some complex oriental herbal formulas may
be permitted but most will be lost.
c. Ayurvedic, Tibetan, tribal and other traditional
medicines which use herbs and natural substances
will be forbidden world-wide. Since most people
do not have access to pharmaceutical medicine,
this effectively removes the legal possibility
of people legally accessing any form of tribal
or traditional medicine.
d. Herbal, shamanic, energy based (e.g., Reiki
and acupuncture) medicine are forbidden forms
4. GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs)
a. CODEX makes the un-labeled use of GMOs
legal in all foods under all circumstances,
even though there is significant opposition
to the widespread use of GMOs at this time.
Farmers in Iraq, for example, must purchase
their seeds from Monsanto and are forbidden
from retaining seed crops under the new Iraqi
constitution. Similar laws exist in other
less exotic places.
b. Many GMOs have been genetically engineered
so that seeds WILL NOT GERMINATE without the
use of specific pesticides (such as Roundup™
by Monsanto). In fact, mounting scientific
evidence makes it clear that the incidence
of birth defects, chemical sensitivity, chronic
fatigue syndrome, asthma, severe allergies,
and a host of other conditions have a causative
or contributory relationship with increasing
levels of pesticide exposure that these crops
GMOs themselves are far from scientifically
established as safe for either the planet
or its people by objective, non-industry scientists.
Genetic drift through the spread of GMO genetic
material is recognized as a major threat to
the biological integrity of the entire planet.
5. TOXIC RESIDUES
a. CODEX sets permissible upper limits for
pesticide residues, toxic chemicals, hormones
in food and other environmental contaminants
that are many times higher than levels advocated
by chemical and pesticide industry lobbying
b. The current “acceptable” levels
of toxins are already responsible for most
of the incidence of cancers, heart disease,
autism, chronic degenerative conditions, and
organ failures that associated with mortality
and morbidity globally. Increasing the permissible
levels of toxins can only accelerate personal
and global suffering.
6. ANTIBIOTICS, GROWTH STIMULANTS AND OTHER
HORMONES IN FOOD ANIMALS
a. CODEX mandates that all animal feed must
be treated with antibiotics, hormones and
growth stimulants world wide.
b. Organic, free range and biodynamic farming
will become illegal.
7. IRRADIATION OF FOOD:
a. CODEX mandates irradiation of food under
circumstances now hotly contested by food
safety advocates. Allegedly designed to “protect
us from food borne illness”, the irradiation
of food is by no means agreed to be a safe
procedure (by non-industry scientists) since
there is considerable scientific evidence
that protein structures are modified in unhealthy
ways by introducing ionizing radiation into
food before it is consumed.
b. The irradiation of food produces huge free
radical populations. The only protection against
their pervasive damage is high doses of anti-oxidants
(which will be illegal under CODEX).
At this point it will likely come as no surprise
to you that there has been no effective representation
from health advocates, nutritional supplement
manufacturers, natural healthcare professionals,
or other non-pharmaceutically oriented group
at the Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission meets every
two years, always offshore (Rome, Bonn, Paris,
etc.) and never in Smallville, USA, a fact
that helps perpetuate its opacity to the United
The United States’ representatives to
the Codex Alimentarius Commission have well-documented,
very unwholesome conflicts of interest with
the very industries that stand to profit and
benefit from the wholesale implementation
of the CODEX standards.
CODEX sets international standards for everything
from parmesan cheese to sweet cassava, canned
sardines to chicken meat, Echinacea to rice.
The standards which comprise CODEX are virtually
complete: final ratification of the entire
package is expected at the Codex Alimentarius
Committee meeting in Rome from July 4-9, 2005.
Before ratification, “harmonization”
is “voluntary” but can be enforced
by WTO trade sanctions. After ratification,
compliance with CODEX is mandatory and enforcement
by the WTO is a powerful threat to make sure
that it is complied with properly.
It is imperative that concerned health professionals
and their patients, friends, relatives, suppliers,
etc., become fully activated to stop CODEX
from being enacted in the United States.
Now that we know more about the boat in which
we are adrift, let me hand you a paddle. This
threat to our profession and to our ability
to choose the type of healthcare for our selves
demands one of the most powerful tools available
to us: grass roots political action. We can
use the Democratic Process to our advantage
Becoming activated. If you do nothing now,
when CODEX is ratified you will have nothing
left of your environmental or nutritional
medicine practice. It is imperative that you
alert your colleagues, friends, patients,
relatives, suppliers and everyone else you
know to this danger so they can join you in
taking effective action.
2. FAX, do not use regular mail or email,
your Congressional Delegation re: your strong
outrage at the limitation of our health freedoms
through CODEX and a group of domestic efforts
to reclassify nutrients as drugs and eliminate
them as foods.
Visit www.healthfreedomUSA.org to find your
Congressional Delegation’s FAX number
and 3 sample letters to Congress. Send each
targeted Congressman all three letters signed
by you. We need to have a minimum of 1 million
faxes to Congress in the next 4 weeks.
4. Provide sample letters and a list of local
Congressional District members’ FAX
numbers for patients in your office. This
information is available on the Natural Solutions
Foundation website, www.healthfreedomUSA.org.
Offer to FAX letters for those patients who
do not have fax machines available to them.
5. Become a supporter of the Natural Solutions
Foundation, a not for profit organization
(of which I am the Medical Director) to preserve,
protect and defend health freedom in the United
a. In addition to our other activities, the
Natural Solutions Foundation has commissioned
a major documentary to tell the story of CODEX
to the American public. Become a supporter
of this effort. See www.healthfreedomUSA.org
We would all like to put our heads in the
sand and try to believe that CODEX would,
could and should not happen here. But it can
and, unless we take action now, CODEX will
become the law of our land.
For a discussion of the domestic legislative
assault on health freedoms, go to www.healthfreedomUSA.org
Whether your motivation is global or local,
professional or personal, I ask that you take
action now. FAX letters supporting health
freedom, a safe food supply and a clean world:
FAX letters to Congress and alert your entire
network to do that same.
Yours in Health and Freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation