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Codex Crazy Monkeys

Codex Meeting location in Hamburg-Bergedorf, Germany By Scott C. Tips, NHF President & General Counsel At the beginning of this week December 5-9, 2016, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) became the very thing that Codex Secretariat Tom Heilandt warned against in his opening speech there – “lazy monkeys.” For those unfamiliar with that term, it is loosely translated as “being lazy for no reason and not [...]

One Hundred Years Later, a Different Battle of the Somme

The Codex Alimentarius Commission Meets In Rome, June 27-July 1, 2016   By Scott C. Tips One hundred years ago to the day, on July 1, 1916, the British and French Armies went on the attack against the German Army on the Somme with high expectations. This was the Allied offensive that was to crack the German lines in Northern France and hopefully end the Great War. Within hours, minutes really, though, the offensive bogged [...]

NHF’s Report on Recent Codex Nutrition Committee Meeting In Germany

Six Years Later … The benefits of NHF’s hard stand on nutrition at Codex come home By Scott C. Tips © 2015 Scott C. Tips Bangladesh, NHF, and Swiss delegates speaking     When you and I were six years old, six years was literally a lifetime. As we all have grown older, each year has come to represent an increasingly smaller percentage of our lives and thus seems to pass more rapidly than when [...]

JOINT FAO/WHO FOOD STANDARDS PROGRAMME CODEX COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION AND FOODS FOR SPECIAL DIETARY USES

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The National Health Federation – In the Beginning

  In the Beginning The Exalted Spiritual Origins of the National Health Federation (Part I of the History of the National Health Federation) By Katherine A. Carroll, NTP, Associate Editor The National Health Federation’s (NHF’s) spiritual origins spring from the fusion of one man’s consuming love for his wife Eva and a righteous indignation aimed at the medical establishment. Seemingly Divinely appointed but conceived in dark adversity by one couple, the Harts and their physician, Albert [...]

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VICTORY IN BALI

VICTORY IN BALI Codex Agrees to Raise the Daily Value for Vitamin C By Scott C. Tips             Angelika Tritscher, the World Health Organization representative to Codex Alimentarius meetings, aptly posed a question to the Codex delegates assembled at a Food Contaminants meeting in Moscow in 2013, "How can we keep Codex relevant?" In posing this question, Dr. Tritscher quickly cut to the heart of the potential downfall of Codex. My response to Dr. Tritscher's [...]

ROMAN HORROR-DAY

ROMAN HORROR-DAY Organic Standards Take a Beating at Codex By Scott C. Tips             As with life, words have plain meanings.  That is, we all generally expect the basic meaning of a word to be what we know it to be through our experience and education.  A “cat” does not mean a “dog.” Instead, they are what we expect them to be just as water is water and blue means blue. Without such commonly accepted [...]

PRESSURE APPLIED ON THE U.S. CODEX OFFICE REGARDING GMO-CONTAMINATED INFANT FORMULA

NEWS RELEASE By Katherine A. Carroll, NTP, Associate Editor October 30, 2014           The National Health Federation (NHF) participated in an FDA-arranged conference call earlier this week in preparation for the U.S. position to be taken at the upcoming meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses to be held in Bali, Indonesia, this late November. The topic was the proposed draft Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) for [...]

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CCEURO MEETS IN THE HAGUE

          Scott Tips attended the recent meeting of the European regional members of Codex (CCEURO) in The Hague, the Netherlands, from September 30th to October 1st.  This is a meeting (held once every other year) by Codex Alimentarius member States of Europe where common regional interests are discussed as well as strategic plans laid.           The Chairman is Martijn Weijtens, the former chairman of the Codex Committee on [...]

NHF Takes On “Market-Making” Off the Backs of the Poor at Codex

The following are comments that the National Health Federation (NHF)  alone, among all the health freedom organizations, is able to submit to Codex Alimentarius, the highest food-governing body in the World. NHF feels strongly that the sacred integrity of a child's body deserves the utmost protection, care, and careful feeding and nurture. And so we speak for those unable to speak for themselves....We invite you to join the journey as we head to Bali, Indonesia [...]