WHO Aims To Monitor And Control The Global Food Supply

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This article was originally published by Rhoda Wilson at The Daily Exposé.

On Wednesday,  the first meeting of the WHO Alliance for Food Safety concluded. The meeting of WHO collaborating centers, UN organizations, and donors was convened to support the implementation of the ‘WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022–2030’.

Liberty Counsel Action summarised the initiative: “A new plan for global governance just launched an alliance to control what you eat. The alliance will have authority over what food is being produced, how it will be produced, managed, and inspected – and where the ‘food’ will be distributed.”

This new plan uses the One Health approach.  Last year, David Bell explained that One Health is designed to use fear to control us and justify our restriction, impoverishment, and death. It is a cult based on fear of the world and the people who they say poisoned it. And it is baked into WHO’s proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations and Pandemic Treaty.

Organized in collaboration with the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), on 6 to 8 May 2024 the WHO Nutrition and Food Safety Department hosted the first meeting of the WHO Alliance for Food Safety.

Bringing together WHO collaborating centers and other institutions, the meeting aimed to support the implementation of the ‘WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022–2030’ (“Strategy”), which was adopted at the 75th Session of the World Health Assembly in May 2022.  It was planned that the implementation of the Strategy takes place over 8 years from 2022 to 2030, hence the years stated in its title.

WHO’s Strategy sets global food “safety” targets to be reached by 2030.  “Currently, there is no global mechanism in place to align efforts in this area and to provide innovation and support to countries in a coordinated way,” WHO states.  In an effort towards filling the perceived gap, WHO convened the WHO Alliance for Food Safety meeting to:

  1. develop the terms of reference of the WHO Alliance for Food Safety, identifying its added value in the area of foodborne diseases surveillance; and,
  2. develop a draft work plan for 2023 – 2030 to help countries meet the WHO target of foodborne disease surveillance by 2030.

In a statement in the preceding days, WHO said it was hoping that 64 WHO collaborating centers, UN organizations working in food safety, and donors would attend the meeting.

Reading the ‘WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety 2022–2030: Executive Summary’, there appear to be two justifications for implementing global food safety.  One is the prevention of diseases that cause diarrhea, and the other is the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”).

“Unsafe food containing harmful levels of bacteria, viruses, parasites, chemical or physical substances can cause acute or chronic illnesses – including more than 200 diseases ranging from diarrhea to cancers, which in some cases, leads to permanent disability or death,” the executive summary states.

“Food safety remains a public health priority with a critical role in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” it adds.

This new strategy, according to the executive summary, will contribute to the achievement of the SDGs and will be reviewed in 2030 when the world will reflect on the progress made towards the SDGs.

There has been much focus in independent media in recent years on Agenda 2030 and many have become familiar with its nefarious aims.  But possibly fewer realise that the UN’s Agenda 21, from which Agenda 2030 springs, covers the entire 21st century.  In other words, Agenda 2030 covers the decade up to the year 2030.  Agenda 2040 covers the decade that follows.  Followed by Agenda 2050 and so on until the final decade and the final Agenda 2090 ending in the year 2099.  We should not be surprised then when we see a reference to “the world will reflect on the progress made” in 2030.

A One Health Approach To Food Control

According to the executive summary: “The Strategy recognizes that the safety of food is closely linked to the health of animals, plants, and the environment within which it is produced.”   This is the One Health approach.

The executive summary continues: “The Strategy calls [WHO’s] Member States to consider the One Health approach when planning the implementation. This will allow national governments to detect, prevent, and respond to existing and emerging diseases at the human-animal-environment interface and to rapidly respond and mitigate food-related public health issues resulting from these interactions.”

WHO’s Strategic Priorities

Starting on page 9, the executive summary describes the Strategy’s five “strategic priorities.”

“Member States should modify, redesign or strengthen their national food safety systems as appropriate based upon the strategic priority areas and strategic objectives identified in the strategy,” the document states.

The first of WHO’s priorities is “strengthening national food control systems.”  Although the word “control” is shown in the title, it is replaced with the friendlier-sounding word “safety” throughout the executive summary.  We can assume, as they have form, that this is so their plan appears benign.  However, an overview of ‘Strategic Priority 1’ (see below) clearly demonstrates the aim is control and not “safety.”

In addition to having legislation, policy, institutional frameworks, and control functions in place, the executive summary says, WHO’s Member States need to consider and adopt four important principles for the system to be more effective.  The executive summary describes these principles as:

  1. Forward-looking –  ‘Strategic Priority 2: Identifying and responding to food safety challenges resulting from global changes and transformations in food systems’. Food safety systems should be equipped to identify, evaluate, and respond to existing and emerging issues. The food safety systems must be transformed from reactive to proactive systems, especially when addressing health risks emerging at the human-animal-ecosystems-environment interface.
  2. Evidence-based – ‘Strategic Priority 3: Increasing the use of food chain information, scientific evidence, and risk assessment in making risk management decisions’. The collection, utilization, and interpretation of data lay the foundation for building evidence-based food safety systems.
  3. People-centered – ‘Strategic Priority 4: Strengthening stakeholder engagement and risk communication’. Successfully ensuring food safety from farm to fork requires a more inclusive approach with all stakeholders, including empowered consumers and food business operators (“FBOs”).
  4. Cost-effective – ‘Strategic Priority 5: Promoting food safety as an essential component in domestic and international food trade’. With the globalization of food trade, foodborne pathogens and diseases can travel across borders and cause significant health and economic impacts.

UN’s Control of National Food Control Systems

To demonstrate the complete control of food supplies by the UN and its agencies, while also implementing the One Health approach, we quote the following from the executive summary (links added).

“The plan needs to be properly … financed to accomplish its objectives” – financed by who?

Monitoring, Evaluation, And Targets

This is where the diarrhea comes in, mixed in with yet more UN surveillance and control.  Quoting from the executive summary again because we simply couldn’t make this sh*t up.

You can read the full text of the ‘WHO Global Strategy for Food Safety: 2022–2030’ HERE.  Annexe 2, starting on page 63, describes the “food safety targets for 2030, a proposed method to ignite countries’ commitments.”

There are three targets (see image below): a 40% reduction in the global average of foodborne diarrhoeal disease incidence (compared to 2010);  100% of countries self-report into the food safety indicator tool of the IHR (2005); and, that globally, the score of the capacity to detect food “safety” events is 3.5 – data to calculate the score is self-reported by countries and monitored through WHO’s Joint External Evaluation (“JEE”).

At this time, JEE is a voluntary, collaborative, and multisectoral process to assess a country’s capacities to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to public health risks, whether they occur naturally or due to deliberate or accidental events. It is a comprehensive evaluation that assesses a country’s capacity across 19 IHR (2005) technical areas.

For how much longer will JEE be voluntary? Who is going to finance WHO’s “food safety strategy” in perpetuity? Not us if we #ExitTheWHO.

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