GMO Foods are set to be MISLABELLED as “BIOFORTIFIED – and it’s reported Australia & NZ are ‘as nearly always’ leaders of the ‘pro-GMO pack’

“With the past and present Chairwomen’s help, the pro-GMO forces have so far been successful in manipulating the biofortification definition…aided greatly in her dictatorial approach by those country delegates who very desperately wanted to be sure that the “Biofortification” definition could serve as cover for GMO foods so that consumers could be tricked into eating them in blissful ignorance. Australia and New Zealand of course, as nearly always, led the pro-GMO pack, egged on by their corporate masters. Brazil, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Uganda, Ghana, Thailand, the Philippines, China, and the United States supported marketing deception as well.

On the other hand, doughty Nepal opposed the definition, calling it, among other things, exactly what it is: marketing deception.”

From healingoracle.ch

GMO FOOD will soon be marked as “Biofortified” as the agenda to sneak GMOs into our foods advances

If you have ever been to Berlin, Germany in the late Fall, you know how miserably wet, cold, and windy it can be. The only real refuge from those elements is to be found indoors. But even then there can be events that drive you right back outdoors and into the elements. Such was the case with the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU), which was holding its 40th session during the week of November 26-30, 2018, in that city.

As most of you already know, the Codex Alimentarius Commission and its various committees spread throughout the World, establish food standards and guidelines after an eight-step process of consideration and debate that are then usually adopted by the Codex member states. The Codex Nutrition Committee is just one of the many committees that develop these food standards and guidelines. It is also one of the committees with the most controversial issues.

Biofortification
‘Biofortification’ is a method of increasing certain vitamin and mineral content of basic food crops by the time-honored, conventional way of cross-breeding and not through genetic engineering. Harvest Plus, the company behind biofortification, will for example increase the vitamin, or iron content of sweet potatoes, so that malnourished populations in developing nations will receive better nutrition. This is a very admirable goal, although I have argued at these meetings that perhaps it’s an unnecessary one if farmers would simply employ the proper farming techniques to prevent soil depletion and along with it the vitamin and mineral content of the foods grown in that soil.

For the last several years, the Codex Nutrition Committee has been crafting a definition for Biofortification. That definition would then be used uniformly around the World to apply to those foods conventionally fortified with higher levels of nutrients and everyone would be on the same page whenever the term “biofortified” was used. Indeed, the National Health Federation (NHF), a health-freedom organization accredited by Codex to participate in its meetings and the one whose delegation I led there, was an early supporter at Codex of this definition.

We have already gone through the sordid history, in detail, of how the draft definition of Biofortification had been infused with the disease of GMOs. I won’t repeat that history here. Just know that, now, the term Biofortification will have huge ramifications for the entire World. If the pro-GMO forces can succeed in continuing to hide their genetic-engineered foods within the definition of Biofortification and in using its appealing, natural-sounding name to sell their GMO foods, then consumers will be deceived on a worldwide scale.

The term “Biofortification,” at least within European countries, risks consumer confusion as to whether they are purchasing organic products or something else entirely. If Codex were to allow “any method of production” and “any source” to be part of the Biofortification definition, then Codex would be promoting marketing deception of the worst sort. Most consumers want GM foods labelled. In fact, consumer polls across the World have shown this to be true. In the United States alone, some 90% of consumers want such labelling and yet, here, the current, proposed definition will disguise GM foods under the term Biofortification. That is dishonest, disgraceful, and makes a mockery of Codexand its pretensions to credibility and transparency.

With the past and present Chairwomen’s help, the pro-GMO forces have so far been successful in manipulating the biofortification definition. And we are still living in the crater of that explosion that converted something good into something deliberately deceptive.

“The term ‘Biofortification,’ at least within european countries, risks consumer confusion as to whether they are purchasing organic products or something else entirely.” Scott C. Tips

New Leader, Same Story
So, as the Nutrition Committee was to edit once again the definition of Biofortification at this meeting, it was led by a new Chairwoman, Dr. Anja Brönstrup, a Policy Officer at the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). Replacing Dr. Pia Noble, who had chaired last year’s meeting, Dr. Brönstrup had been the former head of the German Codexdelegation. So, with such experience, we all had high hopes that she would be a more just and equitable chairwoman than the previous one, who had pretty much conducted her Codex meetings as if they were her own private fiefdom and without even a whiff of regard for whether she was following the Codex Procedural Manual.

She was aided greatly in her dictatorial approach by those country delegates who very desperately wanted to be sure that the “Biofortification” definition could serve as cover for GMO foods so that consumers could be tricked into eating them in blissful ignorance. Australia and New Zealand of course, as nearly always, led the pro-GMO pack, egged on by their corporate masters. Brazil, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Uganda, Ghana, Thailand, the Philippines, China, and the United States supported marketing deception as well.

On the other hand, doughty Nepal opposed the definition, calling it, among other things, exactly what it is: marketing deception. Revealing her own biases, the Chairwoman then quickly scrambled to do damage control, dismissing Nepal’s strong comments by claiming that a footnote allowing countries to include GMOs or not would address Nepal’s concerns. That made as much sense as claiming that because only some consumers would be deceived, we could still mislabel foods.

The European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Chile, Argentina, and India all opposed the GMO-inclusive definition, as did Russia, which sensibly stated its main concern was that if each member state could decide whether to include GMO foods within the definition, then this lack of a harmonized approach would lead to market confusion. Unfortunately, the very vocal Bangladesh delegate Dr. S.K. Roy had already left the meeting for the day, or else he would have lambasted the definition as well. All in all, there was significant opposition to the proposed definition.

Yet, Dr. Brönstrup ran the meeting with cool but soulless German efficiency, which in her case meant dispensing with, or else dismissing, the airing of any viewpoints that might in any possible way slow down her sprint to the finish line for each agenda item. With her allotting only 40 minutes for the delegates to discuss the Biofortification definition, this also meant that she did not call upon any of the INGOs that had signalled her that they wanted to speak. Only the sponsoring INGO, the International Food Policy Research Institute, which strangely enough opened the discussion on this topic, was able to speak out on the definition, and at length. Fortunately, NHF had submitted written comments stating its position against the proposed definition.2

“I am referring this definition back to the Codex Committee on Food Labelling,” the Chairwoman suddenly proclaimed at the end of the day, without giving NHF and other consumer organizations any chance to speak. With this peremptory proclamation that the GMO-inclusive definition would be sent to CCFL for its review and approval, I was furious (as were evidently the other ignored INGOs). But I was the only one to storm to the front table and condemn the Chairwoman face-to-face for having not only ignored NHF but the Codex Procedural Manual as well. It was not a pretty exchange. But I did make my point.

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  1. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND WELL WISHES. WE JUST HAD A PHYSICAL THERAPIST COME TO OUR APARTMENT, AND SHE SAID THAT HE IS PROGRESSING FINE. THIS WORLD HAS ALREADY GONE TO HELL, AS NOW MEXICO MAKES IT LEGAL TO KILL NEW BORN BABIES AT BIRTH. IT IS A SHAME THAT WE CAN NOT TRUST DOCTORS, THE MINUTE YOU TURN YOUR BACK, THEY WILL CRIPPLE YOU AND STAB YOU WITH PRESCRIPTIONS. SOON EVERYONE ON THIS PLANET SHALL BE MADE POOR AS WELL, DUE TO BANK CARTELS AND POLITICIANS. EVERYONE OUT THERE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

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  2. ATTENTION!ATTENTION!ATTENTION!!!::: THERE IS A NEW KIND OF WAR IN THE PICTURE OF EVENTS AND EVERYDAY LIVES!!! THE DOCTORS ARE AT WAR WITH THEIR PATIENTS, I HAVE HAD ONE BATTLE AFTER ANOTHER BATTLE IN THE HOSPITAL, NEEDLESS TO SAY I AM NOTHING BUT A BUNDLE OF NERVES AND A WRECK MYSELF. I JUST BROUGHT MY LOVED ONE HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL, AFTER SUFFERING A STROKE AT THE AGE OF 59. MY LOVED ONE, WHICH I CONSIDER MY HUSBAND IS SUPPOSE TO BE ON A CARDIAC DIET, AND IN THE HOSPITAL THEY SERVED THE MOST HORRIBLE FOOD, ITEMS ON THE MENU WERE HIGH IN SODIUM CONTENT, TOO MAY SUGARY ITEMS, AND POWDERED EGGS. ANOTHER THING TO NOTE IN CONJUNCTION WITH BIG PHARMA, THE MACHINES THAT ARE USED TO TAKE AND RECORD VITAL SIGNS MUST BE RIGGED, TO INCLUDE READINGS THAT WOULD PRESCRIBE MORE DRUGS. THE DOCTORS HAVE VERY LITTLE OR NO CONTACT WITH THE PATIENT/FAMILIES/OTHER CLOSE ASSOCIATIONS, INSTEAD THEY ESCAPE AND GIVE THE RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE NURSES, AND IN SOME INSTANCES YOU CAN NOT MAKE ANY HEADS OR TAILS WITH THEM, AS THEY THROW IT BACK TO THE DOCTORS. YES, THIS IS BOTH A VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE WAR, AND THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, WITH THE LACK OF MORALITY, IT HAS INCREASED. MAY I ALSO EXPLAIN, THAT IN THE HOSPITAL YOU DO NOT GET ANY REST AS THEY ARE CONSTANTLY TAKING VITAL SIGNS. SINCE HE IS HOME GETTING SOME REST, TAKING SOME VITAMINS (HOSPITAL DOES NOT ALLOW), AND STARTED HIS OWN THERAPY OF EXERCISE HE IS DOING MUCH BETTER THAN STAYING IN A REHAB CENTER, IN WHICH THEY WOULD NOT LET ME STAY WITH HIM. THE SOCIAL WORKERS AND CASE MANAGERS DO NOT EVEN CARE, AND DO MUCH OF ANYTHING. PLEASE KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS, AND LET US ALL PRAY FOR EACH OTHER!!!

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    1. Thanks for your update futuret. Was wondering how you were & you have def been in my prayers. What you report on the hospitals does not surprize me at all. It is similar here in terms of the food. Defies logic doesn’t it yet when we consider, they learn very little about nutrition at Med School from what I’ve read. THis is the Rockefeller medical model on steroids that we’re seeing. Take care & may your loved one recover quickly xxx

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