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Reminding U.S. Government to Honor U.S. Laws!

On June 1, 2005, the Natural Solutions Foundation presented its ground-breaking Citizens' Petition (pdf) to the United States Codex Office, the Secretaries and heads of all involved Departments and Agencies (FDA, USDA, HHS, DOC), President Bush and Congressional leaders. The purpose of this legal maneuver was to remind them of their obligation to the American People. Their job is to protect and defend the Constitution and the laws of the US in order to protect us from harm. That includes avoiding "harmonization" with any international standards which violate U.S. law, including Codex Alimentarius.

Which Laws Are We Reminding the U.S. Government Of?

These are the American laws which a pro-Codex Alimentarius stance violates:

  • The Dietary Supplement Heath and Education Act (1994) was passed by unanimous consent of Congress. It classifies nutritional supplements and herbs as foods. That means they cannot have any upper limits set on their use whatsoever. Codex Alimentarius Vitamin and Mineral Guideline does set upper limits on the use of nutritional supplements, by classifying nutrients as toxins.
  • U.S. law (Title 19, USC 3512) prevents our government from "harmonizing" with any International Standard which violates U.S. law (Codex Alimentarius Vitamin and Mineral Guideline would violate DSHEA).
  • The FDA Modernization Act of 1997 prohibits the harmonization of nutritional supplements with any international standard.

Harmonization with the Codex Alimentarius Vitamin and Mineral Guideline (VMG) would violate all the above laws.

Without regard for this, the FDA and the U.S. Codex Office have repeatedly stated that they are encouraging such harmonization. In fact, the FDA announced its "Policy on Standards" in the United States Federal Register, October 11, 1995, saying that

"where a relevant international standard exists, or completion is imminent, it will generally be used in preference to a domestic standard."

This policy is actually illegal according to the laws of the United States of America.

We are reminding the U.S. government, the FDA, the U.S. Codex Office and our Codex Delegation, that supporting the harmonization with the Vitamin and Mineral Guideline means violating American law.

U.S. Codex Office Announced Its Illegal Position on June 9, 2005

A law with the bland name "Title 19, USC 3512" is very important to our position since this 1997 law prohibits the U.S. from harmonizing with any international standards contrary to U.S. law. On June 9, 2005, the U.S. Codex Office acted as if if this law were not on the books and announced that that U.S. Policy would support the ratification of the Vitamin and Mineral Guideline (which itself violates DSHEA).

Despite the law, the FDA, USDA, Departments of Commerce, Health and Human Services, and the EPA, have all been proceeding by harmonizing with standards that do, in fact, violate our laws and protections. The Codex Alimentarius Vitamin and Mineral Guideline is a case in point. Since DSHEA says that nutrients are foods, implementing the VMG here in the US would not be legal. Yet all of these agencies have said that is exactly what they want to do.

You Can Join Petition Now

New co-petitioners can join Natural Health Solutions Citizen's Petition at any time by clicking here. More than 1200 Americans have joined in the Citizen's Petition. Please join in, too, and let the U.S. Codex Office know that you oppose losing your health and health freedoms. This is a simple, practical, and effective step you can take to do something about the Codex Alimentarius problem.

Please read and sign the Citizen's Petition. It's very important!


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