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FDA about to ban supplementary nutrition products even in stores
This has to be one of the stupidest things the FDA is about to have ever done.
Just imagine not being able to drink your favorite cup of tea to relax. Read on...

There is a crisis in health freedom. On April 30, 2007 the FDA will close the public comment period on a "Guidance" which will classify every alternative practice as medicine so that only licensed physicians can carry out the procedure AND vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc., will suddenly become "untested drugs" which will be forbidden.

Bad? Real Bad! But public outcry can stop this assault on your health and your freedom.

Spread the word! Tell everyone in your Circle of Influence, professionals, alternative practitioners, nutrient and herb companies, everyone! Let them know how important their participation is to make sure the FDA backs off from this repressive course.

Please share this link with them and urge them to take action: Democracy In Action

Yours in health and freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD
Medical Director
Natural Solutions Foundation
Stop Codex: Protect Health Freedom ::

Take action now at Democracy In Action


Read more about what people are saying about this at Yahoo! Answers - The FDA is about to deal a final, fatal blow to the alternative medicine industry, outlawing nutritional suppl
Read what has happened in other countries across the world due to CODEX, which FDA is trying to do now in full view of the public.

In the mid-1990s my mother, then in her 80s, had a stroke. She lived in Germany. When she left hospital, I was ready with a nutritional plan that included high-dose vitamins: C, E, and B � especially Inositol, as well as Co-enzyme Q 10. I went to the pharmacy, whose owner was a family friend for some 25 years, and handed him my list. 
He handed me a small packet with a price sticker of DM 200 (then about $200) containing vitamin E capsules manufactured by one of Germany's largest pharmaceutical companies. The source was synthetic, not the "mixed" version from living plant sources I wanted which contains the whole E spectrum. The package contained a total of 10,000 international units of E, the equivalent of a mere 25 capsules of 400 IU each that we are used to buying (I take that many in 3 days). Our bottles contain 90 capsules and cost about $20. If Codex rules in Canada, we will likely pay $800 for a bottle of 90 capsules of low-quality vitamin E � if Health Canada lets us buy that many at once, and if you can find a doctor willing to prescribe it. 
He then handed me a tube-shaped metal container with vitamin C effervescent tablets. Each tablet, when dissolved in water, would release 10 mg of vitamin C in a refined sugar solution. Thus, this ridiculously low amount, was to be taken in a toxic medium that would neutralize the vitamin without it doing anything at all. The cost: about $10 for 12 tablets. 
Then he asked me, "What's Co-enzyme Q 10? Are you allowed to buy all this in Canada in such dangerous dosages?" When I told him what I take daily, his eyes popped. Then I asked, "Why can't I buy these supplements here?" He replied, "Well, Germany is a Codex country." Oddly, Germany has several government-run hospitals where environmental illness is treated with nutrients only, intravenous vitamin C etc. Life is full of paradoxes and few more follow below. 
Dr. Carolyn Dean, a medical doctor and naturopath well known to Toronto readers, is currently the president of "Friends of Freedom International" in which capacity she attended the Codex meeting in Bonn last November. She describes Codex as "the ultimate Big Brother marching backwards into the future." 
Effective 1 August, all vitamin and mineral supplements on the so-called "positive list", including everything from Beta Carotene to Zinc, will only be available in the 25 EU countries if they comply with specific rules set out in the 10 June 2002, EU Directive Relating to Food Supplements. All products must show maximum safe levels "as established by science." 
Those nutrients found in the mythic "balanced diet" are to be subtracted from the final values, and Article 6 (2) decrees that labels shall "not attribute to food supplements the property of preventing, treating or curing a human disease, or refer to such properties." 
So, the Directive's "science" knows nothing of Vitamin C preventing and curing scurvy, Vitamin D preventing and curing rickets and osteoporosis, or vitamin B curing and preventing anemia. It also ignores the mountain of evidence showing our diets are chronically deficient in essential nutrients because of factory-style farming practices. 
To "ensure a high level of protection for consumers and facilitate their choice", they even included baking soda and table salt. We must assume they will be unavailable as of 1 August anywhere in Europe � with interesting consequences for the tourist industry in the baked goods paradises Austria, Switzerland and France. 
Now, there is also a "negative list" covering essential fatty acids, phytonutrients, all the enzymes and more. Those cannot be marketed at all, until the EU scientific committee in charge has made a final decision. So, forget omega-3 and omega-6 fats, cod liver oil, and much more. 
The effect of this directive will be that thousands of products and businesses will be gone this year. In the UK alone some 21 million people will suddenly have no access to any supplement vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fatty acids and more. Since the onus is on businesses to produce the scientific information on safety, they can't produce or sell anything � not even to physicians who have the power to prescribe any toxic drug as well as any essential nutrient. Obviously, there will be ludicrous enforcement issues: Picture basement-concocted vitamins sold in dark alleys alongside crack and Ecstasy.
WOW this is very bad. 
I think that'll be the dumbest thing the US has done in history.'

They can't really do that, that would cause hundreds of thousands of people to lose their businesses and jobs.

Not to mention a huge cultural hit and discrimination for non-Europeans.

Does this affect folks living in Canada?
I would rather play it safe and than do nothing and be sorry. I don't care how it sounds, the FDA is already trying to pass something that will make this take effect. A lot of people are discussing it right now on the message boards.

As one person at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... grp_user=1</a><!-- m --> said:

The American FDA plans to pass a new regulation giving them unlimited control over all natural, organic and holistic healing products and practices. This document is called “Docket No. 2006D-0480. Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.�
Given their attitude towards all such health options, it is likely that many, if not all, of the effective and inexpensive holistic alternatives available today would be literally forced off the market. This plan is not only intrusive, but also ridiculous- if the law is passed, vegetable juice would be considered a “drug�! Bottled water to treat “dehydration� would be a “drug�! Everything from massage oil, yoga mats, and simple green tea would almost certainly be outlawed or unfairly policed.
Is this acceptable to us, the public? We alone have the ability to stop this regulation from becoming reality in a matter of weeks- the FDA accepts petitions and complaints only until April 30- then it is LAW.
If you care about this affront to our freedom as consumers, please make your voice heard and ACT NOW! Also, you can read the full story here:

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then the person also mentions...

Remember: we have only 16 short days to act!

I am not sure if this particular Codex will affect only the U.S. or also affect Canada and Mexico since I just now found out about it and am trying to inform people to look this up for themselves. It does not seem like Canada is immune either because another website is saying this:

The FDA is violating the Administrative Procedures Act, and the Federal Advisory Committees Act by engaging in conferencing with their regulatory counterparts in Canada & Mexico to draft one set of food & drug regulations to cover all three countries bypassing the will of the PEOPLE in these countries(!!) This is how the FDA intends to force CODEX on the American, Canadian, and Mexican people!  (Source: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m -->)

From what this website says, it sounds as if the FDA is already conferencing with their regulatory counterparts. The FDA sees no reason not to do this if they feel like they're correct about this, so I would not be surprised if FDA is abusing its power in this way as it has done in other ways in the past.
Paul A Wrote:WOW this is very bad. 
I think that'll be the dumbest thing the US has done in history.'

They can't really do that, that would cause hundreds of thousands of people to lose their businesses and jobs.

The problem is this: it's already in public view, and the FDA is trying to turn this into a LAW. This is an all-time low what the FDA is trying to do.

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there is no way they will be allowed to pass that.  If they do, I'm moving to Australia  8).
I can't see it happening. The number of businesses shut down by this (including mine - I sell strength training equipment) would number in the millions. I think that the FDA thinks it's worth a shot, but there's no way the govt would allow the economy to take a hit like that.

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"Half of our funny, heathen lives, we are bent double to gather things we have tossed away." - George Meredith
It's hard for me to see this happening also. But it's better to do something now than be sorry when it's too late to take action.

Two different websites I just looked at point out two things:

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OCA Web Note, April 16, 2007:  While the OCA was initially very concerned about this alert, which we recieved from Mike Adams' News Target organization, after painstaking review of the FDA guidance document we have determined that the document does not call for any NEW regulatory or enforcement action, but merely clarifies existing ways that the FDA classifies (or "thinks") about different types of products used in alternative and complementary medicine. After some discussion with our colleagues in the natural health freedom movement, we have decided that this document is not of any real significance.
The FDA is accepting public comments on the docket until April 30th. They tried to sneak this under the radar, but word got out and now the natural health community is up in arms over this rule. If you wish to protect your access to nutritional supplements, herbs, essential oils, homeopathic medicine or any other "complementary" or "alternative" modality, it is crucial that you take action to post your comments with the FDA right now and write your representatives in Washington to put a stop to this outrageous effort to destroy natural medicine. (And be sure to really write them. Just sending an email has virtually no impact compared to writing a physical letter in your own words.)


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Draft Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and Their Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration, Docket No. 2006D-0480 is as detailed and vague as it gets. It seeks to "tie up loose ends" many feel exist in current regulation around approaches used in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by establishing guidance for industry about communicating benefits of a "wide array of healthcare practices, products and therapies that are distinct from practices, products, and therapies used in 'conventional' or 'allopathic' medicine."

While it may seem unthinkable, consider this, as another blog highlighted, "its very specificity makes manifest fundamental inconsistencies and absurdities in the DSHEA law. If you substitute "water" for "cranberry tablets" and "severe dehydration" for "urinary tract infection," as found on Page 12, then you've turned water into a drug according to these guidelines. Obviously, the FDA would never turn water into a drug, but the guidelines allow them the option to do so. That "flexibility" alone makes the guidelines dangerous. In reality, what the guidelines do is extend the FDAs authority to arbitrarily decide when to enforce their will."
While the media is silent on this, the FDA quietly awaits comments that few know are open.

For the reason that the documentation is vague, and the FDA can manipulate it if it's passed into law, it's important to take action just to be sure this does not happen.
Paul A Wrote:there is no way they will be allowed to pass that.  If they do, I'm moving to Australia  8).

Unfortunately, even Australia seems to already be under control of Codex somewhat.

4.) Was the ban on supplements in Australia that eliminated over 1600 products from store shelves part of Codex?

Australia has “harmonized� itself through the Trans Tasman Agreement (4) with CODEX and with New Zealand.  It has further “harmonized� itself with the Pan Asian Agreement (5).  Thus, while not declaring itself to be “harmonized� with CODEX, Australia has accepted its standards via these agreements. It is clear that the “CODEX mind� was at work in Australia but since Australia has not yet made its schedule for the implementation of CODEX ALIMENTARIUS public, no public act of “harmonization� with CODEX has yet taken place.  Instead, CODEX’s standards have been accepted through another doorway in both Australia and New Zealand. It is more likely that it was an action based on the Trans Tasman Agreement.  After all, if consumers get used to not having supplements available to them, they won’t make too big a fuss when it becomes official.

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wow, after a bit of research, the situation is more serious that I thought.  The US is pressured for CODEX compliance.  CODEX is just wrong, seems like everything they do is profit-driven and not in the interests of promoting global health.  I don't even know how WHO and FAO let this happen.  At first I thought their bill was a joke, but the reason to pass it lies in international matters rather than a domestic ones.
I don't mean to sound like an alarmist but the nature of the subject by itself warrants proper investigation. I'm not going to take a gamble and lay back doing nothing if it turns out being true now or eventually, because of how its potential ramifications can put lives at stake by reinforcing dependency on prescription drugs for serious illnesses. Prescription drugs kill enough people. I do not trust the FDA enough to leave them alone.

I've done a considerable amount of research on prescription drug death tolls and the FDA, trying to understand what's going on. Here are two good links on both respectively:

1) Statistics prove prescription drugs are 16,400% more deadly than terrorists  <-- a look at prescription drugs, the public, the media, and the statistics

2) The FDA Exposed: An Interview With Dr. David Graham, the Vioxx Whistleblower  <-- a senior drug safety researcher's look at the FDA and its workers (after 20 years of working for the FDA)

One problem is that most research papers are not made available to the public, so we cannot hold the FDA to its proof. Another problem is scientists with access say most prescription drugs have never been clinicially tested or proven safe.

Therefore, I don't want something to happen like the FDA being able to set the stage or pass into law something that requires us to get doctor's consent for anything related to health, whether for treatment purposes or just for wellness purposes. If the store shelves are emptied of herbs, vitamins, and minerals in the U.S. like they were in Australia, we can also be arrested for growing herbs in the backyard. Kind of silly isn't it?

But anything seems possible. Should I ignore it until it's too late, since it's already happened in other parts of the world?
This kind of reminds me of that poem, "First they came for the Jews."

I did sign the petition a few days ago when I first got an email about this, but even so, I'm more of a "wait and see" kind of guy. There are just too many things to get scared about. But if it does happen and this site gets shut down, I hereby call a meeting for the Resistance to take place the following Friday on Wall Street beneath the old apple tree.

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"Half of our funny, heathen lives, we are bent double to gather things we have tossed away." - George Meredith
Indeed, CODEX is run by a nazi who was in charge of jewish death camps during WWII.  He was sentenced to several years in prison by the international tribunal following the war, and when he came out he wanted power.  He realized that power is controlling people's food, which is what he went after.  I don't understand how he got so much acceptance, and how they are allowing him to kill all the natural health products.  I can think of millions of instances where people's lives were saved by herbal remedies, despite the physician's opinion.
Not to mention the Nazi in charge of CODEX also created the poison gas that killed the Jews in the concentration camps. Codex = genocide.

This is serious enough, and it is not a matter of whether it's a real conspiracy. It is REAL, backed up with facts such as the FDA's declaration to comply with CODEX, also backed up with a link I have provided to the direct statement.

The problem is that the U.S. is already bound by an international agreement to comply with CODEX. Our government may be unable to fight this. The United States is pressured for CODEX compliance even as we speak. The FDA has already declared its intent to comply with CODEX in a public statement. In other words, this is for REAL. Let's look at what CODEX involves:

The German plan calls for the following:

• No vitamin, mineral, herb, etc., can be sold for prophylactic (preventive) or therapeutic use.
• None sold as a food can exceed potency (dosage) levels set by the commission.
• CODEX regulations for dietary supplements would become binding -- eliminating the escape clause within the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) that allow a nation to set its own standards.
• all new dietary supplements would automatically be banned unless they go through the CODEX approval process.

If these draconian measures are adopted, any party to GATT (which includes the United States) that does not accept the new standards can be heavily sanctioned (fined) by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO will have the right to levy enormous fines on any nation that gets "out of line," with the potential to cripple entire sectors of that nation's economy.


Following is what the pharma dominated German government would allow us to have if they get their way within the Codex process (which they dominate by being the host country for the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Use):

Vitamin C (225 mg)
Vitamin E (15 mg) (Gamma Tocopherol)
Magnesium (400 mcg)
Vitamin B-12 (9 mcg)
Vitamin B-6 (5.4 mg)
Beta Carotene (4 mg)
Vitamin D (5 mcg)


The FDA says, in their own web site, that they intend to "harmonize our domestic laws" with the draconian CODEX dictates: "FDA plans to amend its regulations and procedures for consideration of standards adopted by CODEX. This action is being taken to provide for the systematic review of CODEX standards in order to enhance consumer protection, promote international harmonization, and fulfill obligations of the United States under international agreements" — which you never voted for. (Emphasis added.) Go to the jackal's den and read about their intentions from their own web site. 

FDA statement on intent to comply with Codex can be found at


Americans gasp at the thought. It goes against everything America stands for. Many believe this can't be possible. The truth is, it's not only possible, it's required by the Codex Alimentarius agreement.

In fact, under the terms of the Uruguay Round of GATT, which created the World Trade Organization, the United States agreed to harmonize its domestic laws to the international standards. This includes standards for dietary supplements being developed by the United Nation's Codex Alimentarius Commission's Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Use.

The Uruguay Round Agreements carry explicit language clearly indicating that the U.S. must harmonize to international standards:

"Members are fully responsible under this Agreement for the observance of all provisions.... members shall formulate and implement positive measures and mechanisms in support of the observance of the provisions.... by other than central government bodies." [WTO TBT Agreement at Article 3.5]"

In other words, the federal government must NOT ONLY CHANGE FEDERAL LAW, but must ALSO require state and local governments to change their laws as well to be in accordance with international law.

Not only that, but Codex Alimentarius is now enforceable through the World Trade Organization (WTO). If a country disagrees with or refuses to follow Codex standards, the WTO applies pressure by withdrawing trade privileges and imposing crippling trade sanctions. Congress has already bowed to this pressure several times and so have the governments of many countries.

While the exemption clause (USC 3512(a)(1) and (a)(2) was created to supposedly protect our laws from harmonization to international standards, it has proven to be totally ineffective. The United States has already lost seven trade disputes despite the exemption clause.

CODEX is the brainchild of a Nazi scientist named Fritz ter Meer. He headed a company called IG Farben that manufactured and was the key supplier of Zyklon B, the poison gas used at the concentration camps that killed the Jews.

It seems the FDA is simply trying to "boil the frog slowly" to fit in with the Codex Alimentarius agreement. Making a sudden change take place will probably not work, but a gradual change will. Dave is correct about the "First they came for the Jews" thing. It's a gradual process, and the US government made the mistake of agreeing to the Codex Alimentarius a few years ago.

But let's look at a few things:

3. I.G. Farben: I.G. Farben was the name of the company that was
responsible for many of the things that the holocaust has become
known for. Without the active partnership with I.G. Farben,
Hitler would never have risen to power and prominence in the
Chancellery of Germany.
In 1932 I.G. gave Adolf Hitler its full
support during the election which resulted in Hitler being
presented with the Chancellorship of Germany. Without the support
of I.G. Farben, and the rest of the German monopolies and
cartels, Hitler could not have won his political fight. The
German industrialists could see that without Hitler their empires
would crumble.

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The U.S. government’s investigation of all the factors leading to the Second World War in 1946 came to the conclusion that without IG Farben the Second World War would simply not have been possible.[...]

From 1957 to 1967 the young Helmut Kohl was a paid lobbyist of the "Verband Chemischer Industrie," the central lobby organization of the German pharmaceutical and chemical cartel. Thus, the German chemical and pharmaceutical industry advanced one of its own as a political representative, leaving the German people with only the choice of final approval.

The result is well known: Helmut Kohl was chancellor of Germany for 16 years and the German pharmaceutical and chemical industry became the world’s leading exporter of chemical products, with subsidiaries in over 150 countries, more than IG Farben ever had. Several billion people will now die prematurely, if the pharmaceutical industry gets its way. Germany is the only country in the entire world in which a former paid lobbyist for the chemical and pharmaceutical cartel was head of the government. To sum up, the support of German politics for the global expansion plans of the German pharmaceutical and chemical companies has a 100-year-old tradition.

From knowing this, we understand the support from Bonn for the unethical plans of the Codex Commission. (Remark made by the Dr. Rath Health Foundation)

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In October, 1996, Codex met in Bonn, Germany to make radical changes in the rules governing dietary supplements for member nations. The proposals of greatest concern were those made by the German delegation (see the proposed Draft Guidelines for Dietary Supplements) and is being sponsored by Hoechst, Bayer and BASF. These are the three drug companies formed when the Nuremberg War Trials disbanded I.G. Farben, manufacturer of the poison gas used in Nazi concentration camps. This is not the first time that the UN has been linked closely with Nazi war criminals. Ostensibly, their purpose is ". . . to create a set of international standards to guide the world's growing food industry and to protect the health of consumers."

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Today, these IG Farben successors are the largest exporters of pharmaceutical products in the world, maintaining an industrial network over 120 countries of the world.[...]

More than 95% of the pharmaceutical drugs currently sold are without proven efficacy while the severe side-effects of these drugs have become the fourth leading cause of death in the industrialized world.

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    In some countries, the War on Health has already begun. In Norway, Germany, and Australia, Vitamin C and other health supplements are already illegal in moderate doses, and weak tablets can only be bought over the counter for, on average, 18 times the price we presently pay here in Canada. Norwegian vitamin distributor John Hansen reported being chased by undercover agents for his part in selling Vitamin C above the 200mg limit.1
    In South Africa, vitamin distributor Clive Buirski recently had his shipment of vitamins seized by customs authorities intent on preventing them from passing into the hands of alternative health practitioners.
    In Canada too, the process is well underway. In the past decade, the Health Protection Branch (HPB) has made over 100 health food supplements illegal, 23 of which are still available in US stores. One of these "dangerous" herbal remedies still available in the United States is DHEA, a derivative of wild yam extract which has been shown to promote longevity and strengthen immune functioning. With less side-effects than a cup of coffee, DHEA has been a controlled substance since December 19, 1996, under changes to legislation suggested by the HPB.2

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In Norway and Germany, just a couple of examples, Zinc tablets cost $4 per bottle before Codex. Zinc of course is supremely important in the diet for too many reasons to list. The same bottle in those countries now costs $52.

Echinacea, which recharges the immune system and is therefore very useful against colds, used to be $14 before Codex. Now – the envelope please – the same bottle costs an unbelievable $153. Why so expensive? Both those supplements are legally available in those countries only by prescription. Because they work, they have now become "drugs."

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Many people were afraid to stand up before and during the Holocaust. Are we simply going to let a Herbal Holocaust happen? The facts are there. Don't ignore them. Nature was intended to be good and beneficial, such as fruits, vegetables, vitamins, minerals - and the FDA is trying to take that away from us. Everyone knows the FDA has been sweeping things under the rug.

It is clear they're trying to pave the way for CODEX to take place. FDA declared this:

FDA has been a strong supporter of, and participant in, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex). Codex is an international standards-setting organization for food safety composed of national governments from more than 150 countries. The work of Codex is increasingly important with the recognition of Codex as the relevant international standards-setting body for food safety in the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) resulting from the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations.

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