by Helke Ferrie
January 28, 2011
from VitalityMagazine Website
Few of us realize, though, that in North America
and Europe, we are heading for "tyranny light" as our governments
determinedly proceed to ensure that we are protected in every which way
except the way we want.
In this new treaty, CETA requires harmonization of all regulatory bodies in all the governments involved (i.e. EU countries, US, Canada and Mexico), and eliminates the power of elected representatives (from federal MPs down to municipal governments) to make decisions within their areas.
Since the CETA
treaty was created to serve the needs of industry, it has been designed to
legally prevent the citizens of all participating countries from raising any
objections through their MPs or municipal councils. Thus, local politicians
are unable to counteract or override the treaty's requirements for
harmonized control over everything that can be bought or sold.
We call their rulebook "Codex's Evil Twin", and it has been in place for years.
CETA is capable of forcing harmonization with the EU guidelines, long before Codex Alimentarius comes into effect.
Dr. Eldon Dahl
Life Choice - Raided by Health Canada and RCMP
Preparations for full harmonization include the following:
This direct transfer of Canadian sovereignty to an unnamed foreign agency can happen at any time, without Parliamentary or public oversight, and it has happened before.
In fact, at last month's G20 conference, Prime Minister
Harper admitted the surrendering of sovereignty was occurring economically,
and treated it as a "fact of life"; we find this astounding, given that
Harper was adamant in recent years about protecting this same sovereignty,
and had until that moment not breathed a word about the fact that instead,
he was giving it away without our knowledge or consent.
That means that the draconian supplement
regulations of the EU (which force citizens to get prescriptions for
vitamins at therapeutic dosages and potencies at outrageous prices) can be
forced upon us via CETA between Canada and the European Union.
Mike McBane, the national coordinator of the Canadian Health Coalition, writing about drug safety in Canada on January 17 ("Drug Safety: Health Canada thanks you for not enquiring"), reported that the "technical consultations" on the "modernization" of regulations governing prescription drugs were to take place at closed-door meetings from January 19 to 21.
That government-Big Pharma love-in focused on scrapping the precautionary principle altogether, and all new drugs will now be presumed safe without manufacturers' proof.
Health Canada announced that these modernizations are,
Because of CETA plans and its requirements of harmonization between all these countries, the EU Directive's limits on availability of all natural health products has to be extended to all participating countries.
So, in Canada we have a deadline after which the Natural Health Products Directorate rules come into effect - on March 1st, at least half or more of the "unapproved" herbal medicines, vitamins, minerals, etc., become technically illegal.
(Shawn Buckley is challenging this in federal court and
will hopefully have this challenge registered before March 1 so it can
proceed through its various stages in court. Simultaneously, Robert Verkerk
will start his legal challenge, already registered in the UK. In both
countries the deadlines are based on legally insupportable policies.)
In Canada, the
Natural Health Products Protection Association
is pursuing a plan for legal action, as are the
Alliance for Natural Health
European Benefyt Foundation in the U.K. - having won previously,
when vitamins and minerals were slated to go off the market in the E.U. in
August 2005, we may be guardedly optimistic about the outcome.
Importantly, he outlines the actions that can and must be taken in order to secure our right to freedom of choice in medicine.
On the other hand, The Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter published Canadian data in April 2010 showing that 26,061 adverse events were reported, of which 74.9% were considered serious (e.g. death). Of those 26,000 cases, 516 are supposedly connected to natural health products.
Seeing as how the U.S. population reported no adverse effects from natural health products during that time, and as it is known that more than 50% of Americans regularly take supplements (which indicates an amazing level of product safety), one wonders what this Canadian data is all about, especially since the range of natural health products available in the U.S. is enormous compared to the far fewer products available here.
countries, reported adverse events occurred almost exclusively in hospitals
(ie. drug reactions). Furthermore, the FDA and the CDC have repeatedly
stated that the reported adverse events reflect only 10% of the total cases
Meanwhile, outbreaks of measles, whooping cough, and other childhood diseases continued to occur in almost-fully-vaccinated populations in North America and Europe, but the overall incidence decreased.
Every attempt was made to blame Dr. Andrew Wakefield for an alleged increase in childhood illness, because more parents refused to vaccinate their kids after his research showed a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism.
However, World Health Organization
statistics proved that - prior to the Wakefield scandal - the U.K. and
Ireland reported 226,961 cases of measles, in spite of national vaccination
programs. Yet, after the Wakefield scandal, there were only 3,079 cases
reported. Evidently these diseases are neither influenced by vaccines nor by
those who warn against their use (see my review of Wakefield's book in this
The science publication,
Nature, reported on January 20 that cancer costs are continuing to climb at
a steady 2% annually and will drive the cost of U.S. cancer care to $173
billion by 2020. Given that virtually all cancers are avoidable, and that
the medical treatments used to arrest cancer growth temporarily are
themselves carcinogens, we are locked into a system that is starting to
appear somewhat ridiculous.
Ontario, for example, spends 50% of its annual budget on health care.
Imagine if human health were a top priority - how much money could be saved on healthcare by taxpayers?
Fines used to be small for defrauding governments and for killing people with drugs marketed fraudulently. Settlements with governments and class action groups were less than a billion dollars in 1999.
By 2009, this number rose to $5 billion per company. Such a dramatic change can only occur when there is scientific evidence to prove wrongdoing.
Indeed, mainstream research is increasingly revealing the disturbing truths about pharmaceutical medicine.
The famous website
has been chronicling these for many years, and has shown that most of the
inexplicable mass murders, such as the one in Montreal and the Columbine
event, were all directly linked to antidepressant drugs.
Simultaneously, Stanford University Medical School published a study asserting that Big Pharma's products,
The January issue of Vanity Fair carried an excellent article analyzing Big Pharma and the damage its research and marketing practices cause to people all over the world.
And the American Journal of Public Health came straight
out and stated that currently permitted drug marketing practices undermine
patient safety and public health. One of its authors was professor Lexchin
of York University, an internationally-respected authority on pharmaceutical
National Health Federation Canada
In the December 16, 2010 issue of Nature, the editorial was devoted to the "irresponsible policies" of governments such as Canada in regard to the mining and marketing of asbestos; it demanded that,
On the fluoride front of the war against environmental toxins, important victories were scored - all led by citizen groups.
The FDA banned the use of
a fluoride-based fumigant and the U.S. government finally decided to reduce
water fluoridation. Of course, they did not admit that it is neurotoxic and
causes cancer, but it's a good start. The city of Calgary banned fluoride
from its water supply on February 11, with city councilors voting 10 to 3
in favor of the ban.
This was in connection to dental amalgam, which finally appears to be teetering on the brink of extinction as the FDA reviews the evidence once again.
On January 14, Harvard University's Environmental Health
Perspectives published data showing that 99% of all pregnant women in the
U.S. test positive for multiple neurotoxic and carcinogenic substances, many
banned for years. Basically all babies conceived start out swimming in a
toxic soup. In all women tested, the concentrations were higher for most
chemicals than considered tolerably safe.
So, does this
mean that not only are statin drugs out, but that decent food is considered
a healthy preventive substitute?
Germany is also calling for a drastic reduction of CT scans, because the
increased use of this diagnostic method is now known to correlate with the
increase in cancer incidence from radiation.
Epidemiologic studies relate electromagnetic fields to,
(At the Total Health Show, April 8-10, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, three internationally-renowned researchers in this field will be speaking about these issues.)
...are as out of touch with reality as the ousted Egyptian president.
Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, observed recently that:
Each one of us can help to expose and police those who benefit from sickness
and environmental degradation while pretending to help us.