Humans are imperfect, and as such, everything we make will have its kinks and quarks but I believe that if we strive to better ourselves and our work
we can make the CAC a more Democratic and fair for all whom it serves.
I fail to see how my opponent and I bettering ourselves is going to make the CAC more democratic or fair for ‘all whom it serves’, when the very
process by which it is legislated is CAC defined consensus
and the CAC’s definition is absence of sustained opposition
proposal or text.
Add to that equation that the Chairperson of any CAC committee in session is in entire control of when, and if, any delegation gets time to discuss
the agenda and can arbitrarily deny any further discussion without being in violation of any of the meeting standards.
That same Chairperson can, at any time, decide that consensus has been reached and move to the next point of discussion. Their power is absolute.
This scenario more often than not leaves the various member nation delegations amendments, or opposition, entirely unheard, discussed or addressed.
The whole process is inherently undemocratic
as is the Codex itself because it is designed to supersede and bypass all laws and governmental
process of the 171 countries (97% of the world) that will be dramatically altered by its implementation.
One might even go so far as to say that it will be The End Of the World As We Know It
As to my opponent’s response to my question of :
“2. Do you agree with the Risk Assessment model as an approach to dietary supplements?”
…Their should be regulations about the amounts of supplements. You can overdose on some of this stuff but it is not commonly reported on.
The risk assessment model is designed to, and defined as, the evaluation of the risk posed to human health and/or the environment by the actual, or
potential, presence and/or use of specific pollutants. It is used as a toxicological evaluation of chemical poisons and other contaminants.
Meaning the CAC’s position on vitamins and minerals, naturally occurring or supplemental, is that they are toxic
This is the first time in the history of mankind that nutrition is deemed as a pollutant, and this historic precedent is being set by the very body
that intends to regulate the entire human population’s access to it.
Furthermore, it is simply untrue that overdose by nutritional supplement is under, or less, reported than any other cause of death in this country.
And, in fact, is so rare that it is statistically insignificant measuring at 0.0001% as the reason of cause of death in the U.S. population.
Source 1: Ref. 1
While properly prescribed and used FDA approved pharmaceuticals
is fourth on the list at 5.18%.
And let us keep in mind that you can overdose on just about anything that is, and will remain, commonly available in a post-Codex world; aspirin,
alcohol, olive oil, etc. So the point that regulating upper limits on vitamins and minerals serves solely as consumer protection is patently moot.
The only entity being served and protected by these insidious standards is the Pharmaceutical and Health Industries.
To further make the points of:
a) the essential benefits of supplemental nutrition -- and research that keeps bearing out the positive significance of it
b) the Health Industry’s attempts to squelch it
Let’s look at the following examples:
Source 2: Ref. 1
Harvard University recently released a report… (of)… a longitudinal study of nearly 100,000 nurses for about twenty years. Their research has
shown that the impact of folic acid supplementation reduces cancer of the colon by a massive 75-80%.
John Hopkin’s Medical Center’s nutrition department recently stated, “Based on studies where people take a supplement, vitamin E seems to reduce
risk of some cancers by 60 to 70 percent. Increased levels of vitamin E also appear to decrease the amount of fat (lipids) in the arteries, and to
reduce the risk of heart disease by 80 to 90 percent.”
John Hopkins's board member Benjamin Caballero, a pediatrician and director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the School of Public Health then
went on to say that they don’t recommend people take supplements
, but that we all eat a balanced diet including 5 servings of fruits and
Source 3: Ref. 1
The link above is an in depth interview with Caballero from 1998, and while the topic is not the Codex, his comments serve as the perfect example of
the CAC’s position on required nutrition and how they intend to determine new nutritional levels. I urge my opponent and judges to read it
There is no discussion, however, about the ever decreasing amount of nutrition that is available to us from our food supply due to production of GMO,
escalating pesticide use, and our food animals eating nutrient deficient diets. Bear in mind that each of those causes of nutrient deficiency will
be infinitely more prevalent throughout the world when the Codex Alimentarius is fully implemented and enforced by the WTO.
So, even if one could manage to eat five servings, etc. -- based on the current nutrient levels in the common food supply that is produced by
standard farming practices -- one would still need to have the choice of access to supplementary nutrition in order not to fall ill with preventable
diseases and maladies.
Ladies, Gentlemen and Judges let us take a moment to ponder that impending loss of personal freedom
that not only deters us from our natural
course, but shackles us to dependency on the Agro/Pharma and Health Industries.
I would cite this as yet another arrow in my quiver that demonstrates the Codex Alimentarius is far from making us safe at last, but truly represents
The End Of The World As We Know It.
Questions I would like answered please,
So, How does the Codex Alimentarius truly represent a Threat to the end of the world as we know it?
See above Statement.
Would you let them to choose for you what you can and can not plant if this were only an A or B , yes or no, sort of choice?
I would not like
to let them choose for me, but if I cannot access the requirements articulated in my second statement hten it is a moot point
what I would like to plant. But if I could access those requirements and there was only GM seed available the CAC will control my planting
Does the CAC currently impede you from growing the plants you desire?
As I have pointed out, the Codex Alimentarius has not been fully implemented yet and it will be enforced on a national level by the WTO when it is.