Originally posted by HulaAnglers
reply to post by huntsfromcanada
We are safe for now...
1. The Guidelines on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements specifically state they will only apply in countries that regulate vitamins and minerals as foods. In Canada, vitamin and mineral supplements are regulated as natural health products. The proposed Codex guidelines are therefore not applicable in this country.
2. Under Canada's Natural Health Products Regulations, which came into effect on January 1, 2004, the safety and efficacy of vitamin and mineral supplements sold in Canada is already ensured.source
Originally posted by Teki187
Well it looks like the apparent "Dr" is a complete farce.
Also isn't she part of the company that claims to have a cure for all cancers?
Originally posted by zlots331
I appreciate all the hard work you have put into your presentation and mean no harm when I say that I am having a very hard time keeping all the different ways and dates that I'm going to die sorted out.
I am starting to get a "chicken little, the sky is falling" complex. Do I get a choice of which way to accept my fate or do I just wait and be surprised when the inevitable happens?
I admit that it's my own fault that I feel this way, as I probably spend way too much time on ATS.
If anyone would like to start a thread sometime that lays out all of the various destruction scenarios that float around on the inter webs I could then maybe pick one from column A and one from column B.
Anyhow, keep up the good work, somebody has to be right. After all, we all have die sometime; some sooner, some later. I vote for later, thank you.
What work has Codex undertaken on vitamin and mineral supplements?
In the early 1990s, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) began discussions on guidelines for vitamin and mineral supplements.
This Committee is responsible for studying nutritional issues referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission; drafting provisions, as appropriate, on the nutritional aspects of all foods; and developing standards, guidelines, or related texts for foods for special dietary uses. The Guidelines were adopted in 2005. The Guidelines apply only to supplements that contain vitamins and/or minerals, where these products are regulated as foods. The Guidelines address the composition of vitamin and mineral supplements, including the safety, purity, and bioavailability of the sources of vitamins and minerals.
The Guidelines do not specify upper limits for vitamins and minerals in supplements. Instead, they provide criteria for establishing maximum amounts of vitamins and minerals per daily portion of supplement consumed, as recommended by the manufacturer. The criteria specify that maximum
amounts should be established by scientific risk assessment based on generally accepted scientific data
and taking into consideration, as appropriate, the varying degrees of sensitivity of different consumer
groups. The Guidelines also address the packaging and labelling of vitamin and mineral supplements.
We encourage you to read the complete text of the Guidelines at www.codexalimentarius.net...
Will Codex make all nutritional supplements only available by prescription? Will Codex ban all
supplements and make vitamins illegal the same way heroin is illegal? Will all natural herbs and
alternative remedies be banned by Codex?
These are some of the many unfounded rumours about Codex that can be found on the internet. The Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements (CAC/GL 55-2005) adopted in 2005
do not contain provisions for the prescription or prohibition of any nutrient supplements. They do not deal with natural herbs and remedies at all.
Why are there so many rumours about Codex on the internet? Where do they come from?
These rumours started some years back when one of Codex Committees
began work on guidelines for vitamin and mineral supplements. They appear to be linked to advocacy groups who wrongly believe that Codex is a threat to freedom of choice especially concerning
vitamin and mineral supplements. These rumours are self-reproducing through chain email messages and other low-cost means of communication.
Genetically modified food
Is Codex promoting genetically modified food (GM foods) and irradiated food? What about
organic or halal foods?
Codex is strongly committed to promote safe foods. Amongst safe foods, Codex does not give any preference to certain kinds of foods over others. Such choice belongs to consumers.
Codex has adopted principles and guidelines to assess food safety of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants, animals and microorganisms. If a government chooses to build a regulatory mechanism to address the food safety of so-called GM foods, then they can use Codex text as a basis for it. This being said, each government is free to adopt its own policy as to the use of GM organisms
in the agriculture and other sectors. At the moment, there are no internationally agreed
recommendations on the fool labelling of GM foods. Governments are therefore applying their own regulations. Codex has developed standards and a code of practice to effectively apply the irradiation technology to improve food safety, together with guidance on the labelling of irradiated foods.
However, it is left to governments to determine their own approach to the use of food irradiation.
Codex has adopted international recommendations on the labelling of “organic foods” and “Halal foods”, in order to protect consumers from deceptive trade practices. These Codex texts are widely used by countries.
Can I trust Codex?
Codex bases its standards on the best available scientific knowledge at the time, and updates them as necessary. This is because science develops continuously and Codex decisions have to be reviewed in light of new events and discoveries. This is what the whole Codex procedure is about – to offer a neutral international forum for discussion and decision. Developing a Codex standard is a long and thorough process. In case of doubts it is likely that Codex will not develop a standard or take a longer time to build consensus especially when there are very different opinions among member governments.
Will Codex require all fruits and vegetables even organically grown ones to be irradiated and
sprayed with pesticides?
No. Codex guidelines and standards deal with the safe and appropriate use of irradiation and pesticides. Codex does not prescribe the use of these techniques which is up to national legislation.
At the moment, the market for irradiated food is very small and its use is mainly for herbs and spices
(see the video “The pepper trail” for more information about spices www.youtube.com...).
I have heard that the Codex will become law on 31st December 2009. Is it true?
This is an unfounded rumour: The standards, guidelines and codes adopted by the Codex Alimentarius
Commission are voluntary and do not therefore contain implementation deadlines or dates, nor can the
Commission turn them into binding law.
© Codex Secretariat
Originally posted by italkyoulisten
I will keep a look out for Codex, I have heard and read about it a while ago. However, I strongly doubt that 3 billion people will die by the end of this year.
Originally posted by king9072
Originally posted by pccat
great presentation and packaged well..
I'm off to read your first two posts now..
can I share this on another forum?
You may direct whoever you want to this page, on this forum. Please do not copy and paste.
If you truly cared about saving 3 billion people and believed what you were writing then wouldn't you want the info to spread as much as possible? Instead you seem more concerned about receiving credit..
Originally posted by mpriebe81
reply to post by Teki187
You're just going to dismiss the whole CODEX ordeal based on what one guy with a blog thinks about the Doc in question? And did you bother to read any of the comments on this blog post? Give it another look my friend.
3.2 Contents of vitamins and minerals
3.2.1 The minimum level of each vitamin and/or mineral contained in a vitamin and mineral food supplement per daily portion of consumption as suggested by the manufacturer should be 15% of the recommended daily intake as determined by FAO/WHO.
3.2.2 Maximum amounts of vitamins and minerals in vitamin and mineral food supplements per daily portion of consumption as recommended by the manufacturer shall be set, taking the following criteria into account:
(a) upper safe levels of vitamins and minerals established by scientific risk assessment based on generally accepted scientific data, taking into consideration, as appropriate, the varying degrees of sensitivity of different consumer groups;
(b) the daily intake of vitamins and minerals from other dietary sources.
When the maximum levels are set, due account may be taken of the reference intake values of vitamins and minerals for the population. This provision should not lead to setting of maximum levels that are solely based on recommended nutrient intakes (e. g. Population Reference Intake or Recommended Daily Allowance values).
5.6 The label should indicate how the product should be used (quantity, frequency, special conditions).
5.7 The label shall contain advice to the consumer not to exceed the maximum one-day amount.
The aims of these guidelines are:
♦ to protect consumers against deception and fraud in the market place and unsubstantiated product claims;
♦ to protect producers of organic produce against misrepresentation of other agricultural produce as being organic;
♦ to ensure that all stages of production, preparation, storage, transport and marketing are subject to inspection and comply with these guidelines;
♦ to harmonize provisions for the production, certification, identification and labelling have organically grown produce;
♦ to provide international guidelines for organic food control systems in order to facilitate recognition of national systems as equivalent for the purposes of imports; and
♦ to maintain and enhance organic agricultural systems in each country so as to contribute to local and global preservation.
Specific Criteria for Additives and Processing Aids:
a) binders, anti-caking agents, emulsifiers, stabilizers, thickeners, surfactants, coagulants: only natural sources are allowed;
b) antioxidants: only natural sources are allowed;
c) preservatives: only natural acids are allowed;
d) colouring agents (including pigments), flavours and appetite stimulants: only natural sources are allowed;
e) probiotics, enzymes and microorganisms are allowed;
f) antibiotics, coccidiostatics, medicinal substances, growth promoters or any other substance intended to stimulate growth or production shall not be used in animal feeding.
38. All mammals must have access to pasture or an open-air exercise area or run which may be partially covered, and they must be able to use those areas whenever the physiological condition of the animal, the weather conditions and the state of the ground permit.
39. The competent authority may grant exceptions for :
− the access of bulls to pasture or, in case of cows to an open-air exercise area or run during the winter period;
− the final fattening phase.
40. Livestock housing must have smooth, but not slippery floors. The floor must not be entirely of slatted or grid construction.
41. The housing must be provided with a comfortable, clean and dry laying/rest area of sufficient size, consisting of a solid construction. Ample dry bedding strewn with litter material must be provided in the rest area.
42. The housing of calves in individual boxes and the tethering of livestock are not permitted without the approval of the competent authority.
43. Sows must be kept in groups, except in the last stages of pregnancy and during the suckling period. Piglets may not be kept on flat decks or in piglet cages. Exercise areas must permit dunging and rooting by the animals.
44. The keeping of rabbits in cages is not permitted.
12. Once the land has reached organic status and livestock from a nonorganic source is introduced, and if the products are to be sold as organic, such livestock must be reared according to these Guidelines for at least the following compliance periods:
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Bovine and equine Meat products: 12 months and at least ¾ of their life span in the organic management system;
Calves for meat production: 6 months when brought in as soon as they are weaned and less than 6 months old;
Milk products: 90 days during the implementation period established by the competent authority, after that, six months.
6. Pests, diseases and weeds should be controlled by any one, or a combination, of the following measures:
− choice of appropriate species and varieties;
− appropriate rotation programs;
− mechanical cultivation;
− protection of natural enemies of pests through provision of favourable habitat, such as hedges and nesting sites, ecological buffer zones which maintain the original vegetation to house pest predators;
− diversified ecosystems. These will vary between geographical locations. For example, buffer zones to counteract erosion, agroforestry, rotating crops, etc.
− flame weeding;
− natural enemies including release of predators and parasites;
− biodynamic preparations from stone meal, farmyard manure or plants;
− mulching and mowing;
− grazing of animals;
− mechanical controls such as traps, barriers, light and sound;
− steam sterilization when proper rotation of soil renewal cannot take place.
7. Only in cases of imminent or serious threat to the crop and where the measures identified in 6. (above) are, or would not be effective, recourse may
be had to products referred to in Annex 2.
Rath is a controversial figure. The Sunday Times (Johannesburg) has described him as an "international campaigner for the use of natural remedies" whose "theories on the treatment of cancer have been rejected by health authorities all over the world." On HIV/AIDS, Rath has disparaged the pharmaceutical industry and denounced antiretroviral medication as toxic and dangerous, while claiming that his vitamin pills could reverse the course of AIDS. As a result, Rath has been accused of "potentially endangering thousands of lives" in South Africa, a country with a massive AIDS epidemic where Rath was active in the mid-2000s.
Originally posted by DiscloseExposeTo all the people denying the validity of this.... Give your head a couple shakes.. Regardless if Codex comes to fruition, something just like it will.[edit on 14-6-2009 by DiscloseExpose]
Originally posted by DiscloseExposeTo all the people denying the validity of this.... Give your head a couple shakes.. Regardless if Codex comes to fruition, something just like it will.