I met with Dr. Rima and Gen. Bert earlier today while they were on layover at JFK airport on their way to the Codex meeting in Ghana. We had a chance to lunch with a group of health and freedom activists to discuss finally ending compulsory vaccination. More about that will be posted in a few days. Hopefully a YouTube piece will be posted too.
But right now, with General Stubblebine and Dr Laibow "in the air" its time to think about the next challenge...
They are really excited by the possibilities for an alliance of developing nations that will stand against the irrational US position on Genetically Modified (GM) foods at the Codex meeting. That position is: since FDA research shows that Americans prefer non GM food, when they have that information and since the FDA has decided that is a "bad" decision, there should be no GM labeling -- no requirement that GM foods be so labeled and a prohibition against any "GM Free" labeling.
[That position is in direct contravention to US law, but that doesn't bother FDA: "If the First Amendment means anything, it means that regulating speech must be a last - not first - resort. *** We have previously rejected the notion that the Government has an interest in preventing the dissemination of truthful commercial information in order to prevent members of the public from making bad decisions with the information." - Supreme Court, Thompson v Western States Medical]
So watch for the fireworks at Codex when the fate of GM foods is debated this coming week. Dr. Rima will be blogging about this at www.healthfreedomusa.org
Meaningful health freedom needs "truthful and not misleading" information about foods, nutrients and remedies. Forbidding speech thus forbids health. What happens half a world away, at a meeting of a UN agency committee next week may determine whether the FDA gets away with defying the US Constitution... again.
01/31/08 Update: See Dr. Laibow's blog from the meeting: