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    Where is the scary Codex Alimentarius hoopla where you try to assert that soon all nutritional food will be banned and anything with "nutrients" will be regulated as a drug?

    As I posted in another over the top diary the other day.... the right-wing nut have always sound vacuous reasons to convince themselves that the Government was working to take away their guns... now we have left-wing nuts convinced the government will take away our vegetables.

    Thinking men cannot be ruled. --Ayn Rand

    by Wisper on Wed Jun 17, 2009 at 11:22:39 AM PDT

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      vegetables.  Or controlling what you get of them.

      Codex in the bills, courtesy of B. Mosher who posted this after reading one of the bills.  And Codex supposedly goes into place by December 31 of this year.  Knowing the worldwide resistance to it and that it is recognized as fascist, hey have proudly hidden it into these bills.  

      The really scary stuff is the direct paraphrasing of Codex Alimentarius initiatives opportunistically wedged between seemingly rational improved safeguards for the general public in food production and distribution that will be readily accepted by a populace scared to death by their peanut butter and baby formula. These provisions are dissected into a form that most people won't have the time or patience to digest, due to incomprehensibility that one gifted in legalese can create when they want certain negative specifics overlooked in deference to the overall facade they wish to be seen.

      The most drastic change this bill tries to impose is the re-definition and restructuring of the "Food and Drug Administration,"the FDA.

      in the bill's own words:

      "Renaming and Reservation of Agency Identity- The Food and Drug Administration in the Department of Health and Human Services is hereby renamed the Federal Drug and Device Administration and may be referred to as 'FDA'."

      I find it pretty sinister, completely revamping the direction of a well known agency, yet keeping the acronym exactly thesame, leaving unwitting people to assume that nothing's changed...

      there's also a provision that automatically transfers previously registered food related businesses under a recognized, long-standing code of law to the restrictions and responsibilities of this bill:

      "(C )Transitional Provision- During the 6-month period following the date of the enactment of this Act, a food establishment is deemed to be registered in accordance with this section if the establishment is registered under section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 350d)."

      So this bill, if passed, automatically registers unwitting farmers and processors to its provisions, without notice - there's got to be something illegal in that - basically shifting restrictions and responsibilties from one contract to another without consent.

      ...This change brings all kinds of new areas under their jurisdiction, from surveillance of businesses and livestock, to the main crux of the fear of Codex standards being implemented - a complete and total revamping of what can be labeled as a "contaminant."

      Previously, dietary supplements, such as vitamins and minerals, couldn't be regulated by the FDA.  Under this bill, a food-borne illness outbreak is defined as:

      "the occurrence of 2 or more cases of a similar illness resulting from the ingestion of a common food."

      Now, those things that cause an "outbreak" are considered "contaminants."

      [This article explains who is behind the bills and about CODEX.]

      both vitamin c and magnesium can cause diarrhea in some people at currently acceptable dosage levels. Magnesium will do it to almost anyone if they take the entire current RDA (500 mg.) at the same time. If two people get diarrhea from either of these substances, their status as "contaminants" will be cemented, putting them under the regulation of these agencies under DHHS.

      More on the contaminant thing...

      The bill states that the Administrator of Food Safety only has to come up with a list of "contaminants" they will regulate SIX MOTHS AFTER enactment of the bill. This means that congress will have a bill in front of them that every fan of peanut butter will want passed from its name alone, yet not have any idea what this person, (be they an employee of Monsanto, or a pharmaceutical company, or a tobacco executive, or a health-food guru,) intends to regulate or outlaw. Codex specialists insist that codex will eventually implement a Napoleonic code of what we'll be allowed to consume. This sure sounds like a beginning of that to me.

      back to the "outbreak" issue...

      the bill constantly focuses on what it calls "specific categories of consumers" like in this section:

      "(B ) Comprehensive Analysis- The program shall be based on a comprehensive analysis of the hazards associated with different food and with the processing of different food, including the identification and evaluation of--

      (1) the severity of the potential health risks;

      (2) the sources of potentially hazardous contamination or practices extending from the farm or ranch to the consumer that may increase the risk of food-borne illness;

      (3) the potential for persistence, multiplication, or concentration of naturally occurring or added contaminants in food;

      (4) the potential for hazardous contamination to have cumulative toxic effects, multigenerational effects, or effects on specific categories of consumers;

      (5) opportunities across the food production, processing, distribution, and retail system to reduce potential health risks; and

      (6) opportunities for intentional contamination of food or food ingredients"

      now earlier in the bill they refer to a few "specific categories of consumer" as babies, the old, or the infirmed, (I'm assuming here that "infirmed" encompasses the immuno-compromised.)

      so if any two people in these groups are negatively affected by any "ingestion of a common food" that product, and anything in it becomes a potential "contaminant" subject to regulation or dis-allowance.

      so if two AIDS patients drink raw milk from the local Amish farm, and get sick, everyone at the farm is now liable both civilly (crushing their livelihood) and criminally - punishable with up to five years in a non-mortal case, and ten in a case where someone were to die. Not only that, but then raw milk would be federally regulated (kind of like a controlled substance,) or outright outlawed.

      This bill, as the author of the article above states, can mandate treatments for crops and livestock that it deems necessary to prevent contamination, such as mandating which products are acceptable to do so - I'm sure DOW lobbyists are squeeling with delight for the prospects of the new toxic pesticides they're developing...

      You may think that all this regulation and oversight may pertain solely to those who distribute food as a business, but no - this pertains to your home garden. There's a provision that demands:

      "a comparison of the safety of commercial processing with the health hazards associated with food that is harvested for recreational or subsistence purposes and prepared noncommercially..."

      [A woman in the EU has been charged for growing herbs.  Watch the video explaining about CODEX.]

      so at some point in the near future, if you grow your own food, you may be required by law to spray it with round-up.

      All in all, I haven't seen a more devastating attempt at infringement on an individual's personal way of life than the USA PATRIOT act. This must be stopped... at all costs.

      And for those who've never heard of it, Codex is not just fascist in how things would be dealt with or in it being a merger of government and corporate control but it's historically fascist as in real Nazis and currently connected to them.

      And it is estimated to kill millions.

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