Nutrition Scrooges: Codex Alimentarius Committee Chooses Malnutrition

By SCOTT C. TIPS | SLEUTH JOURNAL | DECEMBER 26, 2012

The Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) just finished meeting all last week (December 3-7) in Bad Soden, a small German city near Frankfurt am Main. Nearly 300 delegates were in attendance, comprised of government functionaries and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) representatives.  So, for one week, the assembled delegates – including the INGO delegation of the National Health Federation (NHF)[1] –met, discussed, and debated a wide number of food and food-supplement issues, including the controversial draft Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) for vitamins and minerals.

Remember, the food guidelines and standards adopted by this Committee, and approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, are important because they are then used domestically by numerous countries worldwide and by virtually all countries in international food trade.

Nutrient Reference Values

Those who have been following the National Health Federation’s efforts at Codex since the mid-1990s will recall that at the Codex Nutrition Committee meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2009, the NHF singlehandedly launched the opposition that stopped the Australian delegation and others from “dumbing down” these Nutrient Reference Values.[2]

Australia and its supporters had wrongly proposed that lower NRVs be adopted for certain important vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C.  For example, the Proposed Draft Additional or Revised NRVs for Labelling Purposes in the Codex Guidelines on Nutrition Labelling suggested reducing the Vitamin A NRV from 800 micrograms down to 550 micrograms, Vitamin C down from an already-abysmally-low 60 milligrams to 45 milligrams, Thiamin down from 1.4 milligrams to 1.2 milligrams, Niacin from 18 milligrams down to 15 milligrams, Magnesium down from 300 milligrams to 240 milligrams, and so forth.[3]

These values are already at subsistence levels, and most consumers need far more than the miserable amounts that Codex would parsimoniously dole out to them in order to enjoy optimal and robust health.  Yet Australia and its supporters are so fixated on reducing the values even more that they have blinded themselves to the real science showing the absolute need for more nutrient intake, not less.

Fortunately, thanks to NHF and its key supporters India and Iraq at the 2009 meeting, the Committee wisely chose not to move forward with any of those proposed NRVs and instead held the work back for further review and study.  Three years have passed since we first stopped these NRVs from being adopted, and each year of non-adoption has been a victory for NHF, and for you.

The Electronic Working Group

Last year, the Committee created an electronic Working Group (eWG) – chaired by ever-present Australia – to look at the hard numbers for each of the vitamins and minerals under consideration.  NHF was a member of that group along with twenty other delegations.  Working through e-mails, the Australian-led eWG gradually prepared a report; and the NHF and other delegations submitted comments throughout 2012, to be included in that report.

Unfortunately, the United States seemed to have had more of Australia’s ear than anyone else; and the eWG accordingly submitted to this year’s Committee a Final Report (over NHF’s objections) that essentially split the vitamins and minerals into two groups: One that the “eWG” (read here, Australia and the United States) considered “suitable” for adoption; and a second group that was considered “unsuitable” and would need further work.[4]

Strangely enough, this was exactly the approach pushed by the United States at the 2010 CCNFSDU meeting held in Santiago, Chile, but which NHF, the European Union, and others had opposed and defeated back then.  Resurrected from its vampire grave just in time for this 2012 meeting, this plan found support with both Australia and the United States working hard to ensure that, this time, at least half of the dumbed-down nutrient values could be pushed forward towards adoption.

The 2012 Meeting

As planned, the Committee once again took up discussion of the appropriate NRVs for Codex to adopt, using the eWG Report as its starting point. Of course, the Committee covered other topics, such as draft guidelines on the addition of essential nutrients to foods and formulated supplementary foods for older infants and children.  The latter was as hotly-debated a topic as the NRVs.

The Chairwoman was once again Dr. Pia Noble, appointed by the German Health Ministry.  Co-NHF delegate, Katherine Carroll, spent time during breaks speaking with Dr. Noble to advance NHF, but it is clear that Dr. Noble has little regard for the INGOs, who are just nuisances getting in the way of pushing her agenda forward.  Not surprisingly, Dr. Noble is popular with some of the delegates because, as they put it, “she moves things along.”

Well, “moving things along” – like “Fly Me To The Moon” – has become something of a theme song for this Codex Committee. Real nutritional science is trampled into the mud as the Committee rushes pell-mell to adopt guidelines and standards without considering the consequences of what it is doing. Unfortunately only a few delegates realize what is happening, the majority are content to drift along in concert with and at the direction of the few leaders.

On the second day of the meeting, just before the lunch break, the Australian delegate, Janine Lewis, read through her eWG Final Report while we all listened. I knew what was coming because I had spoken with her before the meeting had started, asking her to, at the very least, withhold calcium from her “suitable” list of nutrients that she would advance for adoption.[5]  When she asked and heard in response that I had only spoken with her and the U.S. delegate about that, her position visibly hardened and she told me simply, “Let’s see what the Committee does.”

It became obvious soon enough what the Committee would do, as I pushed the button on my microphone to speak when the meeting resumed after the lunch break.  As in 2009, I was the second person to speak!  This is highly unusual since the Codex procedure is to let all of the country delegations speak first, and only then allow the INGOs to speak.  Being second meant that there were few who wanted to speak out on this issue.

Barbara Schneeman, the U.S. delegate, had spoken immediately before me and said the U.S. “liked these [NRV] figures” and thus liked the idea of advancing the “suitable” nutrients[6] to the Commission for adoption.  With that, my microphone illuminated red and it was my turn to speak.  I told the Committee that, except for calcium (whose value had been increased while magnesium’s had been decreased, the exact opposite of what should happen with these twin minerals), the Australian figures were all too low, that the NRVs were being reduced by anywhere from 15% to 25%, and questioned why Australia was always choosing the lowest values it could find, even lower than what the guidelines would call for.  The safety of vitamins and minerals, I argued, was unparalleled, so that there could be no problem with having higher levels of these nutrients. Moreover, lowering the NRVs was inconsistent with Codex’s announced goal of preventing malnutrition.

The International Alliance of Dietary Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) and the International Dairy Federation (IDF) spoke up after NHF, both attacking the proposed values of a specific nutrient – IADSA advocating a higher value for Biotin and IDF a lower value for Calcium (because the higher value would mean that milk could no longer be considered a “rich” source of calcium).  The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), to the confusion of many, simply said “We would like to stress the scientific underpinnings of these numbers.”  Did that mean they supported the values, or opposed them?  It sounded more like the former, but we could not tell.

As expected, Australia responded in defense of the dumbed-down NRVs; and NHF then challenged those numbers yet again.  But this time, the Malaysian, Iranian, and South African delegates spoke up one right after another in strong support of NHF and in favor of more sensible NRVs. It was heartening to hear these three women speak out for sensible nutrition based upon real science.[7]

NHF and IADSA spoke up again, respectively opposing the adoption of any of these values and, in the case of IADSA, the Biotin value.  The European Union (EU) delegate, Basil Mathioudakis, quite sensibly asked the Chairwoman what logic did it make to advance some and not all of the NRVs at the same time.  Switzerland disagreed with the EU, but NHF spoke up in support of the EU’s question and suggested that the so-called “suitable” NRVs be held back, or at the very least some of the more questionable ones such as Calcium and Vitamin K.  IADSA, in turn, pointed out that the Committee was going against its own guidelines by not selecting the proper value, a higher value, for Biotin.

But the Chairwoman, Pia Noble, was having none of that and insisted that these “suitable” NRVs were going forward despite the substantial opposition.  In a last-ditch effort, I asked the Chairwoman to at least move the Vitamin K, Biotin, and Calcium from the “suitable” Table to the “unsuitable” category. Not only was the answer “no,” but Dr. Noble decided that since opposition might grow against these so-called “suitable” NRVs, then they should be advanced along the path of adoption as quickly as possible.  So, she unilaterally undertook to advance them along the 8-Step adoption process to Step 5/8, where they now hover on the edge of full adoption by the Commission itself next year.

As an added insult, the following day, the Committee discussed another Agenda Item, that is, revisions to the Codex General Principles for the Addition of Essential Nutrients to Foods, which in small but important part dealt with the question of whether Codex should or could state that nutrients can prevent or reduce the risk of disease.  Amazingly enough, many delegations spoke out against such language.  Only the U.S. delegation and two INGOs (NHF and GAIN) defended this statement.

Does Gardasil cause premature menopause and infertility?

UK TELEGRAPH | DECEMBER 3, 2012

A north coast doctor has published a paper in the British Medical Journal warning that the premature menopause of a healthy 16-year-old girl may be linked to the Gardasil vaccination.

Dr Deirdre Little and her co-author, obstetrician Dr Harvey Ward from the University of NSW, are urging further testing of the Australian vaccine for the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer.

“Fertility is not a small matter. It should not be placed at risk by an absence of published research,” said Dr Little.

When a 16-year-old patient came to her North Bellingen surgery in 2009 complaining of having lost her period and experiencing hot flushes, six months after being given three Gardasil vaccinations, Dr Little had doubts.

But further investigation raised real concerns of a link. The doctors warn there may be a group of young women who should not be given the vaccine, which has been administered to teenage girls across Australia since 2007. It is due to be given to boys from next year.

“It’s important to be certain that fertility is protected at all costs, as premature menopause in a teenager is one of the most disastrous consequences,” said Dr Ward.

“We need to be certain that a vaccine does not diminish egg-bearing capacity.”

Premature menopause is rare in girls so young. But if there is a problem with the vaccine, Dr Little says it may go undetected because one third of teenage girls are on the pill, which prevents ovulation and masks the symptoms of ovarian failure. The doctors say further studies are needed.

Dr Little notified the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of a “possible adverse event following HPV vaccination”. She says while there have been no other notifications of premature menopause, four cases of “scant periods” have been reported.

Dr Little is an advocate of vaccination, which she regards as a “gift to medicine”, but is worried that Gardasil had been rushed into use without the “rigorous standards” applied to established vaccines.

Vaccine-maker CSL recorded a record profit this year because of higher than expected royalty payments from Gardasil as the vaccine spreads around the globe.

One case of premature menopause may not mean anything but the consequences for young women are so dire that further research is warranted.

 

Gene-swapping vaccines spawn lethal poultry virus

REUTERS | JULY 16, 2012

Three vaccines used to prevent respiratory disease in chickens have swapped genes, producing two lethal new strains that have killed tens of thousands of fowl across two states in Australia, scientists reported on Friday.

The creation of the deadly new variant was only possible because the vaccines contained live viruses, even though they were weakened forms, said Joanne Devlin, lead author of the paper published in the journal Science.

Devlin and her team discovered how closely related the two new strains were with viruses in the vaccines after analysing their genes.

“What we found was the field viruses … were actually a mixture of the genomes from different vaccine viruses,” said Devlin, a lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s School of Veterinary Science. “They actually combined, mixed together.”

The viruses emerged in 2008, a year after Australia started using a European vaccine along with two very similar Australian vaccines to fight acute respiratory disease in poultry. The illness causes coughing, sneezing and breathing difficulties in birds, normally killing 5 percent of them.

The two new strains, however, were far more harmful, and since they were created have killed up to 17 percent of chicken flocks across Victoria and New South Wales, the two main chicken rearing states in Australia.

“What could have happened was one chicken was vaccinated with one vaccine and later was exposed to the other vaccine somehow, from nearby chickens,” Devlin said.

Agricultural authorities in Australia have been informed of the results of the study, and are considering how to prevent similar cross-overs happening again.

“Use of only one vaccine in a population of birds will prevent different viruses from combining,” Devlin said.

“Authorities are reviewing labels on vaccine to change the way vaccines are used and prevent different vaccines being used in one population.”

Vacuna Gardasil Contaminada con ADN Recombinante de VPH

El Dr. Sing Hang Lee encontró ADN recombinante de las cepas VPH-11 y VPH-18, que fueron descritos como “firmemente adheridos al adyuvante de aluminio.”

ADNr encontrado en la vacuna Gardasil fue creado genéticamente

NaturalNews.com
16 de septiembre, 2011

Traducción Luis R. Miranda

En la búsqueda de respuestas a por qué las adolescentes están sufriendo daños devastadores en la salud después de ser inyectadas con vacunas contra el VPH, SANE Vax, Inc decidió adquirir viales de Gardasil y realizar pruebas en un laboratorio. Allí, encontraron más de una docena de viales de vacunas Gardasil que estaban  contaminadas con ADN recombinante del virus del papiloma humano (VPH). Los frascos fueron comprados en los Estados Unidos, Australia, Nueva Zelanda, España, Polonia y Francia, lo que indica que la contaminación de las vacuna Gardasil es un fenómeno global.

El ADN recombinante que se encontró en las vacunas pertenece a las cepas que Gardasil se supone debe proteger.

Esto significa que las adolescentes que se inyectan con estos viales están siendo contaminadas y puestas en  riesgo biológico – el ADNr de VPH. En la realización de las pruebas, el Dr. Sing Hang Lee encontró ADNr de las cepas VPH-11 y VPH-18, que fueron descritas como “firmemente adheridas al adyuvante de aluminio.”

El porque aluminio también se encuentra en las vacunas deben ser alarmante por sí solo, dado que el aluminio no se debe inyectar en el cuerpo humano (porque es tóxico cuando es ingerido y, específicamente, daña el sistema nervioso). Con el descubrimiento que el adyuvante de aluminio también tiene fragmentos de ADN recombinante de dos cepas diferentes del virus del papiloma humano, ahora la alarma llega a un nivel de riesgo peligroso de contaminación biológica – algo más parecido a un arma biológica en lugar de algo parecido a una medicina.

Como SANE Vax explica en su comunicado, estas pruebas se realizaron después de que una adolescente experimentara “artritis reumatoide juvenil aguda tan solo 24 horas” después de ser inyectada con una vacuna contra el VPH. Ver reporte de Sanevax aquí

ADNr en Gardasil fue creado genéticamente

El ADN recombinante que se encontró en la vacuna Gardasil no es “natural” del virus del VPH en sí. Más bien, es una forma ingeniada genéticamente a través del uso del código genético del VPH que se añade a las vacunas durante su fabricación.

Como el Dr. Lee, el patólogo que dirigió las pruebas de laboratorio para identificar la contaminación de riesgo biológico de Gardasil, dijo:

“El ADN natural del VPH no permanece en la sangre durante mucho tiempo. Sin embargo, el ADN del VPH en Gardasil no es “natural”. Se trata de una recombinación del ADN del VPH (ADNr) – ingeniadp genéticamente – que se inserta en células de levadura para la producción de proteínas parecidas a las del vírus VLP (virus-like-partícula). ADNr se conoce por su comportamiento diferente al ADN natural. Este puede entrar en una célula humana, especialmente en una lesión inflamatoria causada por los efectos del adyuvante de aluminio, a través de mecanismos poco conocidos. Una vez que un segmento de ADN recombinante se introduce en una célula humana, las consecuencias son difíciles de predecir. Puede vivir en la célula de forma temporal o quedarse allí para siempre, con o sin provocar una mutación. Ahora, la célula huésped contiene el ADN humano, así como el ADN viral genéticamente producido “.

Niñas inocentes están siendo inyectadas con ADNr del VPH producido genéticamente

¿Qué significa todo esto es que a través de las vacunas Gardasil, inocentes niñas están siendo inyectadas con la recombinación del ADN del VPH, y que esta sustancia de riesgo biológico persiste en la sangre? Las implicaciones de esto son bastante serias, como el Dr. Lee explica:

“Una vez que un segmento de ADN recombinante se introduce en una célula humana, las consecuencias son difíciles de predecir. Puede ser en la célula de forma temporal o quedarse allí para siempre, con o sin provocar una mutación. Ahora, la célula huésped contiene el ADN humano, así como el ADN genéticamente viral “.

La industria de las vacunas, por supuesto, tiene una historia larga y oscura de vacunas contaminadas con virus causantes de cáncer y otros contaminantes aterradores. Mira este video sorprendente del Dr. Hilleman quien en representación de Merck admite abiertamente que las vacunas contra la polio estaban contaminadas con SV40, el virus que causa el cáncer.

El video se llama “Científico de Merck admite la presencia de SV40 y SIDA en las vacunas”. Este video fue narrado por Dr. Len Horowitz. Usted puede ver la transcripción completa de esta extraordinaria entrevista en este link.

Si pensaba que las vacunas eran seguras, se equivoca. Infórmese. Conozca la verdad, y por favor, comparta esta historia para que otros también puedan ser informados.

Escuchen, amigos: ¿Por qué cree usted que la industria de las vacunas pide tan fuertemente que se le mantenga  inmune de litigación y de responsabilidad financiera total en el plan del gobierno de compensa a personas víctimas de lesiones causadas por vacunas? Porque sabían que si alguna vez la verdad salía a la luz sobre el como las vacunas causan cáncer, autismo e incluso la muerte, el perjuicio para estas corporaciones sería tan grande que les haría desaparecer!

Vea la más reciente entrevista con el Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurólogo quien explica el fraude de las vacunas y los peligros de la vacuna Gardasil.

Merck Vaccines Contaminated with rDNA from HPV

Dr. Sin Hang Lee found rDNA from both HPV-11 and HPV-18, which were described as “firmly attached to the aluminum adjuvant.”

rDNA found in Gardasil vaccine is Genetically Engineered

NaturalNews.com
September 16, 2011

In seeking answers to why adolescent girls are suffering devastating health damage after being injected with HPV vaccines, SANE Vax, Inc decided to have vials of Gardasil tested in a laboratory. There, they found over a dozen Gardasil vaccine vials to be contaminated with rDNA of the Human Papillomavirus(HPV). The vials were purchased in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Poland and France, indicating Gardasil contamination is a global phenomenon.

The rDNA found in vaccines are those which Gardasil is supposed to protect against.

This means that adolescents who are injected with these vials are being contaminated with a biohazard — the rDNA of HPV. In conducting the tests, Dr. Sin Hang Lee found rDNA from both HPV-11 and HPV-18, which were described as “firmly attached to the aluminum adjuvant.”

That aluminum is also found in vaccines should be frightening all by itself, given that aluminum should never be injected into the human body (it’s toxic when ingested, and it specifically damages the nervous system). With the added discovery that the aluminum adjuvant also carries rDNA fragments of two different strains of Human Papillomavirus, this now reaches the level of a dangerous biohazard — something more like a biological weapon rather than anything resembling medicine.

As SANE Vax explains in its announcement, these tests were conducted after an adolescent girl experienced “acute onset Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis within 24 hours” of being injected with an HPV vaccine. (http://sanevax.org/sane-vax-inc-dis…)

rDNA found in Gardasil is genetically engineered

The rDNA that was found to be contaminating Gardasil is not “natural” rDNA from the HPV virus itself. Rather, it is a genetically engineered form of HPV genetic code that is added to the vaccines during their manufacture.

As Dr. Lee, the pathologist who ran the laboratory tests identifying the biohazard contamination of Gardasil said:

“Natural HPV DNA does not remain in the bloodstream for very long. However, the HPV DNA in Gardasil is not ‘natural’ DNA. It is a recombinant HPV DNA (rDNA) — genetically engineered — to be inserted into yeast cells for VLP (virus-like-particle) protein production. rDNA is known to behave differently from natural DNA. It may enter a human cell, especially in an inflammatory lesion caused by the effects of the aluminum adjuvant, via poorly understood mechanisms. Once a segment of recombinant DNA is inserted into a human cell, the consequences are hard to predict. It may be in the cell temporarily or stay there forever, with or without causing a mutation. Now the host cell contains human DNA as well as genetically engineered viral DNA.”

Innocent girls being injected with genetically engineered HPV rDNA

What all this means is that through Gardasil vaccines, innocent young girls are being injected with the recombinant DNA of HPV, and that this biohazardous substance persists in their blood. The implications of this are rather scary, as Dr. Lee explains:

“Once a segment of recombinant DNA is inserted into a human cell, the consequences are hard to predict. It may be in the cell temporarily or stay there forever, with or without causing a mutation. Now the host cell contains human DNA as well as genetically engineered viral DNA.”

The vaccine industry, of course, has a long and dark history of its vaccines being contaminated with cancer-causing viruses and other frightening contaminants. Watch this astounding video of Merck scientist Dr. Hilleman openly admitting that polio vaccines were widely contaminated with SV40 viruses that cause cancer: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=13EAA…

It’s called “Merck vaccine scientist admits presence of SV40 and AIDS in vaccines – Dr. Maurice Hilleman” and was partially narrated by Dr. Len Horowitz. You can view the full transcript of this extraordinary interview at:
http://www.naturalnews.com/033584_D…

If you thought vaccines were safe, think again. Get informed. Learn the truth, and please share this story so that others may also be informed.

Listen up, folks: Why do you think the vaccine industry pushed so hard for total financial immunity under the government’s vaccine injury compensation plan? Because they knew that if the truth ever got out about how many cases of cancer, autism and even death were truly caused by vaccines, they would be financially wiped out!