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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Call For Help with CODEX related Bills in the House, Petitions, and Something Interesting

A petition for you to sign. Also, I hope
you will make the time
to make phone calls to your Congressman
and/or Senators about these issues!

This is an excerpt of one petition: (CODEX related)
"We oppose all deceptive attempts to industrialize the food supply under the guise of "food safety." Current bills before Congress such as HR 2749, HR875, S425, HR759, etc., lack any producer protective language patterned after Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 USCsec 203(s)(2) and DSHEA protective language of the 2007 FDA act, Section 1011."

The RIGHT to Self-Shield (rather than be forced or jailed for refusing a vaccination that is not adequately tested).

ANOTHER: (CODEX related)
Letter asking our representatives to be co-sponsors and Support the Kucinich Bills. These Bills require labeling of Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs). This is important because GMOs are permanent: once their genes are allowed to mix with ours, with those of the bacteria in the soil and in our gut, with the DNA of our children, butterflies and weeds, other species of crops, and just about anything else in the food web, they cannot be put back.

In the second paragraph I changed some fuzzy wording that you might also want to address. In the original it said "The Precautionary Principle, in essence, hold agencies and countries to the standard that if something has not been shown to be safe, it cannot be used, grown, offered or sold." I changed the red word to: "a genetic alteration".

Quote from the letter:
Congressman Dennis Kuchinch has introduced three important bills to comprehensively regulate GMO products since they are virtually unregulated now. These bills are:

• H.R. 6636, The Genetically Engineered Food Right To Know Act, which would require mandatory labeling of all foods that contain or are produced with GM material. No such labeling is permitted at this time in the US.

• H.R. 6635, The Genetically Engineered Safety Act, which would require that GE foods follow a food safety review process to prevent contamination of food supplies by pharmaceutical and industrial crops. This Act would also require that the FDA screen all GE foods to ensure they are safe for human consumption. No such safety review is permitted at this time in the US.

• H.R. 6637, The Genetically Engineered Technology Farmer Protection Act, places liability from the impacts of GM crops on the biotechnology companies that created the GMOs, and protects farmers from lawsuits by biotechnology companies. No such liability exists at this time for pharmaceutical plants and animals once approval is granted by the acting agencies for the organism and the same is true for non drug modifications as well.

If you are AGAINST Obamacare, join me in signing THIS petition. Stand and be counted.

ANOTHER: (CODEX related)
Ask your Congressperson to support HR 2117. This is also known as The Health Freedom Protection Act!!!
"H. R. 2117 allows reasonable health claims, with proper disclosure language, "unless the Secretary determines that -- `(i) there is no scientific evidence that supports the claim; and `(ii) the claim is inherently misleading and incapable of being rendered non misleading through the addition of a disclaimer." Thus, even "a scintilla" of scientific evidence would allow the making of claims that Dietary Supplements may be of benefit to individuals. The requirements of the bill are consistent with the law that already governs the agency's position, announced in 2004, "FDA intends to apply a standard for substantiating claims for dietary supplements that is consistent with the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) standard for dietary supplements and other health related products of 'competent and reliable scientific evidence'."

(CODEX related)
Citizen's Petition:
Please read this petition and determine if you are as firmly against the PRO CODEX position our government has taken. I definitely AM. I am for the right to choose to buy food that is NOT irradiated. I am for the right to choose to buy milk that has NO bovine growth hormone in it. Those are just two rights that will be removed by enforcing CODEX regulations as they are.

Contact your Congressperson(s). Just put your zip code in the top left to find the contact info you need.
Contact your Senator(s). Go to the pull down menu at the top right and find your state and their contact info.

the "Something Interesting"

1 comment:

vicki said...

Tori, check the text under "Another: (CODEX related)" I don't think you meant for that to be the font.
Those are some aMazing facts regarding translations and the similarites to our pres's name.
Glad to see that there are bills to thwart some of the Codex. We gotta ensure that our legislatures know about them. I'd bet that they are bills shoved aside and not focused on.

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