The Codex Alimentarius agenda, which has long metastasized in the recesses of closed board rooms and governmental chambers, is now coming to light. This is the paramount issue of our times, yet few know about it. If Codex standards ever replace the current laws in the U.S. governing food and dietary supplements, it will affect not just Americans' right to choose supplements, but our right to grow crops with untampered seeds, to buy pure organic food, and to live free of the tyranny of Big Agro-Chem-Pharma-Med, through health-destructive FDA rules enacted and enforced by a pro-corporate government that cares nothing about our health freedom. In other words, the "natural health" industry will perish. Now more than ever, we must exercise our democratic duty and be vigilant in protecting that freedom, the health and survival of the Earth, and all her creatures and citizenry.
The main purposes of this Programme are protecting health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
it is reported that in 1996 the German delegation put forward a proposal that no herb, vitamin or mineral should be sold for preventive or therapeutic reasons, and that supplements should be reclassified as drugs.
Codex Alimentarius is an industry-sponsored international legislative forum that promotes corporate interests in a globalized market, rather than consumer health and fair trade.
Another evil of globalization
The globalized food and pharma industry just love Codex. Since its guidelines are often used as a template for national laws, once a guideline is passed, much work is saved in convincing countries to change their laws. They will normally adjust national rules to be in line with Codex.
Protected to what degree?
The new guideline was correctly recognized as a threat to individuals’ access to alternative therapies and remedies that have traditionally been available through natural food stores and private practitioners. The Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA), which “recognizes and protects the value of individuals making personal and nutritional health choices,” affords us some protections.
In August 2005 the European Union passed the Food Supplements Directive, “laws which could outlaw thousands of vitamins and mineral supplements”(5) The Directive mandates that “health food companies must submit natural remedies, vitamin supplements and mineral plant extracts for approval and inclusion on a list of recognized food supplements.”(6) In Canada, Bill C-51 defines nutrients as drugs and provides jail terms for people who use nutrients for health benefits. This amounts to the global criminalization of natural medicine.(7)
Originally posted by quetzalcoatl13
Its also a convenient way to regain some control over Africa. This plan that the Elites have to monopolize the food industry doesnt just involve the Codex Alimentarius, but also genetically modified foods. I wonder what will happen to all the vitamins and mineral supplements? That would be an awful convenient way for the Elites to stockpile a ton of them, wouldnt it?
Austrian Government Study Confirms Genetically Modified (GM) Crops
Threaten Human Fertility and Health Safety
Advocates Call for Immediate Ban of All GM Foods and GM Crops
IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 13, 2008)
(Los Angeles, CA.) - A long-term feeding study commissioned by the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, managed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, and carried out by Veterinary University Vienna, confirms genetically modified (GM) corn seriously affects reproductive health in mice. Non-GMO advocates, who have warned about this infertility link along with other health risks, now seek an immediate ban of all GM foods and GM crops to protect the health of humankind and the fertility of women around the world.