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The Great Codex Alimentarius Conspiracy

By James Donahue

The battle to control big profits by the health insurance and health care industry has dominated the news in the United States almost since President Barack Obama first stepped foot in the White House.

What few people realize is that what is happening in the US is only the tip of a massive iceberg kind of a conspiracy linked to something known as Codex Alimentarius, a global plan hatched within the United Nations to establish controls on the production, sale and use of food, food supplements, vitamins and minerals everywhere.

If the insurance lobby wins the health bill battle in America, and if big pharma succeeds in pushing legislation to enforce rules established under Codex Alimentarius, the people will not only be saddled with the high cost of health care, but they will be forced to use poisonous prescription drugs rather than natural home remedies in their quest to stay healthy.

The name Codex Alimentarius is a Latin phrase that simply means “food rules.” The concept had its origins in 1962 when the United Nations created the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) for the regulation and control of the production and sale of food and nutritional supplements to the consumer. At the heart of the commission was the interests of trade and the profits of multi-national corporations which were even then in the planning stages.

The plot thickened in 1995 when the United States and World Health Organization in conjunction with the then newly formed World Trade Organization named the UN Codex Alimentarius Commission as one of the recognized standard-setting bodies.

Some world leaders involved in the scheme might claim that the CAC was created with the best of intentions, although Big Pharma has quickly managed to bore its way into the organization, helping to outline its so-called “scientific research” and establish the policies that are now beginning to thread their way throughout Europe, Canada, the United States and other participating members of the United Nations.

The rules, that have already become law in some European countries, are designed to protect Big Pharma profits by prohibiting natural health products and treatments used by many people as an alternative to facing big doctor bills and prescription drug costs.

Canadians are currently facing the threat of a proposed new law known as C-51, introduced by the Canadian Minister of Health in 2008, that proposes sweeping changes to Canada’s Food and Drugs Act. If adopted the act would outlaw up to 60 percent of natural health products now being sold in Canada and criminalize parents who give herbs or supplements to their children.

The Canadian proposal would substitute the words “therapeutic product” for the word “drug,” and give the government broad powers to regulate the sale of all herbs, vitamins, supplements that would include bottled water, blueberries, dandelion greens and essentially all plant-derived substances commonly used for thousands of years as natural remedies. Thus anyone caught using roots, leaves or stems from plants to prepare a home-produced treatment for asthma, burns, bee stings or other health issues could be arrested and charged for violation of Canadian drug laws.

If you think that is just Canada’s problem, think again. U.S. Senators John McCain of Arizona, last year’s defeated Republican candidate for president, and Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota, have just introduced S-3002, a proposed bill that could eventually be named the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010

While little is yet known about the contents of this proposed legislation, we are told it would amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act “to more effectively regulate dietary supplements that may pose safety risks unknown to consumers.”

The bill would gut the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act that became law in 1994. That act stripped the Food and Drug Administration’s powers over supplements.

Does this sound familiar? As with all bill proposals that go before the House and Senate, we must not let the title lull us into thinking we can trust our elected legislators to do what is right for the people. As they have clearly demonstrated throughout the battle over President Obama’s proposed health care reform bill, most of them . . . and especially the Republicans . . . are clearly sold out to Big Pharma.

If the organized criminals now running Washington get their way, it will soon be a crime in America to rub juice from an aloe vera leaf on a burn to ease the pain.