This writer explains why we may face severe restrictions on our freedoms because of international trade agreements:
“…effect will with certainty be to stop the availability of all vitamins, minerals, enzymes,
and most other essential nutrients as food supplements; they are slated to be treated as pharmaceutical drugs, eventually available on prescription only…”
“….bill H.R. 4004 before Congress, sponsored by Republican Congressman Ron Paul from Texas . Known as the Health Freedom Bill, it is an anti-Codex, anti-harmonization bill that would ensure supplements to remain foods available according to individual choice. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons expressed their opposition to Codex by formally adopting on December 10th last year a resolution “supporting freedom for patients and physicians to choose natural remedies”… “
Friendsoffreedom.org is a resource on Health Freedom battles in Canada.
“Freedom of Choice in Health Care”
“To help people live healthier lives by ensuring individual Freedoms are protected.”
July 1, 2005: The Day CODEX Will Protect You From High-Dose Dietary Supplements
Bill Sardi, Lewrockwell.com, Nov 12 ’04
“Advances in dietary supplementation are about to take a giant step backwards. About 8 months from now [Nov ’04] the dreaded CODEX rules will go into force regarding dietary supplements. CODEX is a worldwide regulatory body.”
Ron Paul vs. Codex: Bowing and Scraping for the WTO
www.house.gov/paul, Feb 28 ’05
“The World Trade Organization, which the United States joined in 1994, has been disastrous for American sovereignty.”
It’s another level of government. The principle is the same for Canada. Doesn’t sovereignty matter?
“Americans should expect to see more of the laws we live under being dictated by international bodies. Later this year, all European Union countries will unify their food supplement laws to conform with rules established by a United Nations commission. This commission, called Codex Alimentarius, calls for strict control of dietary supplements.”