Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Last week I went to a “Codex” conference in Washington DC. There a large and, so far, loosely knit coalition was formed to exchange information. We began to coordinate the battle to stop the Big Pharma controlled European Union from inflicting “Codex Alimentarious” health standards on the rest of the world.
It will take me some time to absorb all of the information I heard, and read, but for now, let me make something clear – “Codex Alimentarious” is a plot to inflict “the German Model” of health care on all of Planet Earth. The primary targets are Europe (almost completed), Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.
The plot was hatched in Germany, I believe, and frankly, reeks more of a “world domination” scheme than a movement towards standardizing health care on Planet Earth.
The group formed in Washington will focus on crushing the attempt to harmonize North American laws with “Codex,” thereby preventing “the German Model” of health care from becoming the law of the North American continent.
Did I actually say “World Domination?”
Yes, I did. For good reason.
The current version of what’s known as “Western Medicine” has its roots, I’m embarrassed to admit, in Nazi Germany’s Death Camps. Let’s not forget that Mengele, and the boys, did the so-called “basic research,” and established the philosophy “Western Medicine” operates by today…
In order to understand “Codex,” and make decisions about what to do about it, we need to understand who we are dealing with.
Now, what we have in “Western Medicine,” besides the “Codex” issue, is a serious conflict. One that, I think, carefully shows the morality, or lack of, that Big Pharma operates under.
It goes like this – Drug companies on the one hand, with their “researchers” and their money men, want to keep the Mengele-like testing standards in place (I’m not joking) – and use them when they can, and where they can, to the chagrin, and the distaste, of the organized medical community and the worldwide Health Freedom Movement.
For the most part, I believe, Planet Earth’s pharmaceutical industry (Big Pharma) is a direct descendant of Nazi Germany’s I.G. Farben, a company that was forcibly split up into four parts during the “Nuremberg…” trials. Those four companies, not only still exist, but control the significant part of the world’s pharmaceutical drug trade.
Scary? You bet it is.
There are those, in the world, like world renowned Matthias Rath MD, that suggest that Big Pharma is, in fact, the rise of the Fourth Reich. He makes a good case for it.
It may surprise some of us in the Health Freedom Movement to find out that conventional Medical Doctors are not in lock-step with Big Pharma on every issue. In fact, the opposite. The World Medical Association (WMA), for years has taken issue with the drug conglomerates. In the US, the American Medical Association (AMA) takes a similar role.
As an example, there is an interesting AMA article called “Historical Postmortem,” which talks about the famous “Helsinki Accord,” reached by world governments originally, in1964. As the AMA says “The Declaration of Helsinki emerged in the aftermath of World War II as one of the guidelines of biomedical ethical conduct.”
In the AMA article two important paragraphs lay out the huge depth of controversy between Big Pharma and the rest of the world, including conventional MD physicians. It is terribly important to understand the implications of this controversy. Basically, what the AMA is saying, quoting the WMA, is that Big Pharma sees no problem with continuing the Mengele-like drug testing wherever it can (like third world developing countries). The Helsinki Accord, updated in 1975, 1983, 1989, and 1996 is totally against that. But, as the AMA points out:
In October 2000, at the 52nd World Medical Association General Assembly in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Declaration of Helsinki underwent a controversial revision, unleashing a firestorm of criticism from many researchers, drug companies, and bioethicists who claim that the new recommendations unnecessarily restrict and impede biomedical research on human subjects. Proponents of the changes claim that it protects patients by eliminating unethical research where the populations, such as those in developing nations, are most vulnerable.
At the heart of the controversy is paragraph 29 of the Helsinki Declaration, which states that “the benefits, risks, burdens, and effectiveness of a new method should be tested against those of the best current prophylactic, diagnostic, and therapeutic methods. This does not exclude the use of placebo, or no treatment, in studies where no proven prophylactic, diagnostic or therapeutic method exists.” In essence, the paragraph forbids the use of placebos as a control treatment in research studies unless no other proven treatment exists.”
The argument described above seems to be primarily about drug testing – but really it’s about philosophy – the value of human life. Big Pharma, and its stable of murderous minions, like the “quackbuster” operation, for instance, want double-blind studies inflicted on mankind. In fact, the world of medicine can be divided into only two groups – those that insist on double-blind studies and other like-minded cruelties to man, and those that value life.
What it boils down to is that the Helsinki Declaration shows that, worldwide, and continuously, there is an “us” and “them” view of the value of life. In this particular issue there is an alliance between the Health Freedom Movement, the medical doctor establishment, the world’s governments, and most Universities – “us”. On the other side, with banks full cash, and a few well paid minions, is Big Pharma – “them.”
Keep in mind that Big Pharma is no more afraid of “us,” in 2005, than Adolph Hitler was in 1939. They have a similar determination, I think.
Which brings us to the “Codex” issue, itself.
A Canadian friend of mine, author Helke Ferrie, has what I think is a clear, concise explanation of the dangers of “Codex.” Read this, and get worried:
LIFE UNDER CODEX
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.
CODEX AND THE EU
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.
We’re in trouble in the US over the “Codex” problem. Why? Because there is too much conflict among the people who should be working together to solve the problem. We are not ready for big Pharma’s assault – and it’s coming.
There are those in the Health Freedom Movement that insist that (1) the attack is imminent, (2) others that say that it’s not, and (3) those that say that DSHEA laws will protect us completely. (4) Most, like me, are still asking questions.
To those that say that (1) “the attack is imminent” I say “Could be… What form will it take, and what do we do about it?” I’m not hearing the right arguments though. I’m hearing hysteria, not facts. I want a reasonable analysis. Give me that and I’ll support it, for I know that the mechanism to achieve the readed “harmonization” legislation, making our medical system just like Germany’s, is primed, funded, and ready to go – and just waiting.
To those that say that (1) “the attack is NOT imminent” I say “Could be… why do you say that? I want a reasonable analysis. Give me that and I’ll support it, for I know that the mechanism to achieve the dreaded “harmonization” legislation, making our medical system just like Germany’s, is primed, funded, and ready to go – and just waiting.
To those that say that (1) “the DSHEA laws will protect us” I say “Could be… why do you say that? Still, I want a reasonable analysis. For my last comment is the same – and it is terribly important:
“I know that the mechanism to achieve the dreaded “harmonization” legislation, making our medical system just like Germany’s, is primed, funded, and ready to go – and just waiting.”
To those that say that are still asking questions, I say “Maybe we’ll get a ‘Pearl Harbor’ before we get everybody together…”
Tim Bolen – Consumer Advocate