CODEX ALIMENTARIUS - A standards commission under the auspices of WHO/FAO [UN].
Hat tip to HealthFreedomUSA.org
The Codex Alimentarius agenda, which has long metastasized in the recesses of closed boardrooms and governmental chambers, is now coming to light. This is the paramount issue of our times, yet few know about it.
The National Health Federation (NHF) is the only health-freedom organization with recognized status at Codex Alimentarius meetings, giving its members the right to speak out and submit comments on all Codex actions.
Codex is not just about nutritional supplements, although that is an important aspect. In fact, it is the primary political battlefield where the war is being waged about who will regulate and control the global food supply, from field and stable to table.
As a result of Codex rules, those vitamins and minerals that would compete with medicines would require a doctor's prescription. The European Union has already adopted Codex-type regulations that went into effect across Europe in 2005.
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The concern is that the Codex Vitamin and Mineral Guidelines are creating maximum upper limits on the amount of vitamins and minerals that can be present in nutritional supplements for consumers all around the world. Anything other than an extremely low, non-therapeutic amount of each material is to be regulated as a drug.
The purpose of the Codex Alimentarius Commission is to standardize all regulations, resulting in product policies that are more convenient and more profitable for trade interests but that work against consumers' interests.
Codex will control:
1. Vitamins, minerals and nutrients;
2. Genetically modified organisms;
3. Toxic residues;
4. Antibiotics, drugs, growth stimulants, and other hormones in food animals;
5. Organic foods; and
6. Irradiation of food.
The plan is to suppress all beneficial, high-potency nutrients, and to allow only those and a few other vitamins and minerals that will be high-priced, low-dosage, and synthetically made by drug companies.
What Codex will accomplish? These new standards and guidelines will:
1. Protect the multimillion euro (European equivalent of dollars) investments of the large drug companies as well as their government-blessed monopolies; and
2. Lead people away from natural healing methods, resulting in more power for the government-medical-pharma cartel, more suffering and death for the populace, and the further degradation of life on Earth.
Codex is a joint venture between the United Nation's World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization (WHO/FAO). The WTO stated that it will enforce Codex "guidelines"
Codex is also working with other groups supporting the following agenda:
1. The chemical industry's aim that all animals be treated with antibiotics and hormones;
2. The largest seed company in the world (Monsanto) is working toward 100% genetically modified crops;
3. The nuclear industry's goal of irradiating all foods including plants and livestock; and
4. All industries' goal: phasing out truly organic foods, or at least, making them extremely difficult to obtain.
It is important to note that Codex Alimentarius operates under the system enshrined in the Napoleonic legal code, under which anything not explicitly permitted is forbidden!
The WTO has put the mechanisms in place to override any national law that interferes with multinational corporate profits in international trade.
Some Codex standards that will take effect on December 31, 2009 and, once initiated, are completely irrevocable include:
* All nutrients (vitamins and minerals) are to be considered toxins/poisons and are to be removed from all food because Codex prohibits the use of nutrients to “prevent, treat or cure any condition or disease”
* All food (including organic) is to be irradiated, removing all toxic nutrients from food (unless eaten locally and raw).
* Nutrients allowed will be limited to a Positive List developed by Codex that will include such beneficial nutrients like Fluoride (3.8 mg daily) developed from environmental waste. All other nutrients will be prohibited nationally and internationally to all Codex-compliant countries .
* All nutrients (e.g., CoQ10, Vitamins A, B, C, D, Zinc and Magnesium) that have any positive health impact on the body will be deemed illegal under Codex and are to be reduced to amounts negligible to humans’ health .
* You will not even be able to obtain these anywhere in the world even with a prescription.
* All advice on nutrition (including written online or journal articles or oral advice to a friend, family member or anyone) will be illegal. This includes naturalnews.com reports on vitamins and minerals and all nutritionist’s consultations.
* All dairy cows are to be treated with Monsanto’s recombinant bovine growth hormone.
* All animals used for food are to be treated with potent antibiotics and exogenous growth hormones.
* The reintroduction of deadly and carcinogenic organic pesticides that in 1991, 176 countries (including the U.S.) have banned worldwide including 7 of the 12 worst at the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pesticides (e.g., Hexachlorobenzene, Toxaphene, and Aldrin) will be allowed back into food at elevated levels .
* Dangerous and toxic levels (0.5 ppb) of aflotoxin in milk produced from moldy storage conditions of animal feed will be allowed. Aflotoxin is the second most potent (non-radiation) carcinogenic compound known to man.
* Mandatory use of growth hormones and antibiotics on all food herds, fish and flocks
* Worldwide implementation of unlabeled GMOs into crops, animals, fish and trees.
* Elevated levels of residue from pesticides and insecticides that are toxic to humans and animals.
Some examples of potential permissible safe levels of nutrients under Codex include:
* Niacin - upper limits of 34 mcg daily (effective daily doses include 2000 to 3000 mcgs).
* Vitamin C - upper limits of 65 to 225 mcg daily (effective daily doses include 6000 to 10000 mcgs).
* Vitamin D - upper limits of 5 μg daily (effective daily doses include 6000 to 10000 μg).
* Vitamin E - upper limits of 15 IU of alpha tocopherol only per day, even though alpha tocopherol by itself has been implicated in cell damage and is toxic to the body (effective daily doses of mixed tocopherols include 10000 to 12000 IU).
Last year, transgenic crops grew on over 67 million hectares. Three countries accounted for 95% of this area: the United States (66%), Argentina (23%) and Canada (6%). Of the 40 GM crops approved for commercialization in the United States, the most popular are corn, soybean, cotton and canola.
Crops such as corn, soybean, tobacco and rice are now being genetically engineered to produce pharmaceutical proteins and chemicals such as topical contraceptives, growth hormones, blood clotters and thinners, and industrial enzymes and vaccines - an activity dubbed "biopharming."
The US Department of Agriculture has authorized at least 346 open-air field trials of these crops since 1991. Two cases of crops contaminated with corn engineered to produce pig vaccine (by the company ProdiGene) occurred two years ago. In Nebraska, some 500,000 tons of contaminated soybeans worth US$2mil (RM7.6mil) was destroyed. In Iowa, biopharm corn cross-pollinated a neighboring field, and 63ha had to be burned.
Because plants process proteins differently from humans and animals, there are concerns that a plant-produced "human" protein could be perceived as foreign by the body and elicit an allergic reaction. Trichosantin, a potent abortion-inducing drug, has been introduced into tobacco by means of an engineered virus that is also known to infect tomatoes and peppers.
The National Food Processors Association and the Grocery Manufacturers of America have demanded that the biotechnology industry stop using crops to produce drugs.
A telling sign is that despite 13 years of field testing, not a single plant-made pharmaceutical has received approval. The number of field trials of biopharming has dropped dramatically from a peak of 42 in 2000 to six last year. Last year, Monsanto closed its biopharming division. At the biosafety meeting last week, Mexican officials declared a ban on imports of biopharm crops.
American Medical Association (AMA)
In October 2000, at the 52nd World Medical Association General Assembly in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Declaration of Helsinki underwent a controversial revision, unleashing a firestorm of criticism from many researchers, drug companies, and bioethicists who claim that the new recommendations unnecessarily restrict and impede biomedical research on human subjects. Proponents of the changes claim that it protects patients by eliminating unethical research where the populations, such as those in developing nations, are most vulnerable.
At the heart of the controversy is paragraph 29 of the Helsinki Declaration, which states that "the benefits, risks, burdens, and effectiveness of a new method should be tested against those of the best current prophylactic, diagnostic, and therapeutic methods. This does not exclude the use of placebo, or no treatment, in studies where no proven prophylactic, diagnostic or therapeutic method exists." In essence, the paragraph forbids the use of placebos as a control treatment in research studies unless no other proven treatment exists."
LIFE UNDER CODEX
In the mid-1990s my mother, then in her 80s, had a stroke. She lived in Germany. When she left hospital, I was ready with a nutritional plan that included high-dose vitamins: C, E, and B – especially Inositol, as well as Co-enzyme Q 10. I went to the pharmacy, whose owner was a family friend for some 25 years, and handed him my list.
He handed me a small packet with a price sticker of DM 200 (then about $200) containing vitamin E capsules manufactured by one of Germany's largest pharmaceutical companies. The source was synthetic, not the "mixed" version from living plant sources I wanted which contains the whole E spectrum. The package contained a total of 10,000 international units of E, the equivalent of a mere 25 capsules of 400 IU each that we are used to buying (I take that many in 3 days). Our bottles contain 90 capsules and cost about $20. If Codex rules in Canada, we will likely pay $800 for a bottle of 90 capsules of low-quality vitamin E – if Health Canada lets us buy that many at once, and if you can find a doctor willing to prescribe it.
He then handed me a tube-shaped metal container with vitamin C effervescent tablets. Each tablet, when dissolved in water, would release 10 mg of vitamin C in a refined sugar solution. Thus, this ridiculously low amount was to be taken in a toxic medium that would neutralize the vitamin without it doing anything at all. The cost: about $10 for 12 tablets.
Then he asked me, "What's Co-enzyme Q 10? Are you allowed to buy all this in Canada in such dangerous dosages?" When I told him what I take daily, his eyes popped. Then I asked, "Why can't I buy these supplements here?" He replied, "Well, Germany is a Codex country." Oddly, Germany has several government-run hospitals where environmental illness is treated with nutrients only, intravenous vitamin C etc. Life is full of paradoxes and few more follow below.
CODEX AND THE EU
Dr. Carolyn Dean, a medical doctor and naturopath well known to Toronto readers, is currently the president of "Friends of Freedom International" in which capacity she attended the Codex meeting in Bonn last November. She describes Codex as "the ultimate Big Brother marching backwards into the future."
Effective 1 August, all vitamin and mineral supplements on the so-called "positive list", including everything from Beta Carotene to Zinc, will only be available in the 25 EU countries if they comply with specific rules set out in the 10 June 2002, EU Directive Relating to Food Supplements. All products must show maximum safe levels "as established by science."
Those nutrients found in the mythic "balanced diet" are to be subtracted from the final values, and Article 6 (2) decrees that labels shall "not attribute to food supplements the property of preventing, treating or curing a human disease, or refer to such properties."
So, the Directive's "science" knows nothing of Vitamin C preventing and curing scurvy, Vitamin D preventing and curing rickets and osteoporosis, or vitamin B curing and preventing anemia. It also ignores the mountain of evidence showing our diets are chronically deficient in essential nutrients because of factory-style farming practices.
To "ensure a high level of protection for consumers and facilitate their choice", they even included baking soda and table salt. We must assume they will be unavailable as of 1 August anywhere in Europe – with interesting consequences for the tourist industry in the baked goods paradises Austria, Switzerland and France.
Now, there is also a "negative list" covering essential fatty acids, phytonutrients, all the enzymes and more. Those cannot be marketed at all, until the EU scientific committee in charge has made a final decision. So, forget omega-3 and omega-6 fats, cod liver oil, and much more.
The effect of this directive will be that thousands of products and businesses will be gone this year. In the UK alone some 21 million people will suddenly have no access to any supplement vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fatty acids and more. Since the onus is on businesses to produce the scientific information on safety, they can't produce or sell anything – not even to physicians who have the power to prescribe any toxic drug as well as any essential nutrient. Obviously, there will be ludicrous enforcement issues: Picture basement-concocted vitamins sold in dark alleys alongside crack and Ecstasy.
Codex Alimentarius - Billions of people will suffer from degenerative diseases due to poor nutrition and limited access to health supplements if the powerful global corporations behind the new Codex Alimentarius standards are allowed to “harmonize” the world.
Since 2002, the Codex Alimentarius Commission has covertly surrendered its role as an international public health and consumer protection organization. Under the helm of big industry, the surreptitious purpose of the new Codex is to increase profits for the global corporate juggernauts while controlling the world through food.
• All nutrients (e.g., vitamins and minerals) are to be considered toxins/poisons and are to be removed from all food because Codex prohibits the use of nutrients to "prevent, treat or cure any condition or disease".
• All food (including organic) is to be irradiated, thus removing all "toxic" nutrients from food (unless consumers can source their food locally). The precursor to Codex harmonization in this area began in the USA in August 2008 with the clandestine decision to mandate the mass irradiation of all lettuce and spinach in the name of public health and safety. If the safety of the public was the main concern of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), then why were people not alerted to this new practice?