Celebrate! Then Let's Get Ready for a Real Battle!

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Email Newsletter from 5/4/06

Health advocates gained a huge advantage this week at the Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) when the mandated implementation pro-health, pro-nutrition World Health Organization (WHO) Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (GS) was put in place. This pro-health, pro-nutrition stance is unprecedented within Codex.

Next, CCFL's recommendations will be presented to the Codex Commission (Geneva, Switzerland, July 3-7, 2006). Since WHO mandated Codex implement the GS, the principles laid down this week are immensely important because they set the stage for health forces to have an impact they have not been able to exert before. Click here to read how it happened.

Because of the courageous South African delegate, Ms. Antoinette Booyzen, a group of pro-health principles will become part of Codex. Of course, this powerful advance was opposed by the US which declared its opposition to optimal health and its endorsement of advertising junk food to children! It was not a proud moment.

Ready or Not, Here They Come

Will the other side just lie down and go away? Of course not. There's too much at stake. But now is the time for us to marshal our forces, lay our strategy and get our ducks in a row. Click here for important steps you can take now to help get us ready for the next phase of this battle.

This wonderful sea change could be the beginning of a new era in health freedom if we play our cards right. Thank you, South Africa!

Yours in health and freedom,

Rima E. Laibow, MD
Medical Director

PS: If you would like to read the WHO Global Strategy, click here.

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