There is an entire industry with an innate economic interest to obstruct, suppress and discredit any information about the eradication of diseases. The pharmaceutical industry makes over one trillion dollars from selling drugs for ongoing diseases. These drugs may relieve symptoms, but they do not cure.
We have to realize that the mission of this industry is to make money from ongoing diseases.
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
WHO World Health Organisation
WTO, The World Trade Organization
Codex Alimentarius simply means Food Code.
Inevitably vast numbers of people are required in the process of feeding the world. Farmers, scientists, lawyers, truck drivers, sailors, shop workers, packaging companies and all the people who are part of the web of workers around the world who make it possible for the rest of us to eat and have time to pursue other professions and pleasures.
Most of their excellent work is taken for granted and most of us assume that all is well with the world of food production. Horrible incidents such as BSE remind us that rules and regulations, science and technology, are required for the maintenance of standards and safety.
Efficient organization and rules are also required to prevent the sad situation of Food Mountains and starving people happening simultaneously.
Guidelines and rules become even more necessary in the modern era as an increasing number of revolutionary possibilities develop. To have access to guidelines and advice is a huge asset to governments.
Armies of government workers, on many levels of employment, have always existed to undertake the task of regulating food. There has long been a growing anticipation by Governments to expect adequate effective and acceptable controls where food is concerned. Governments also look for transparency of food policy and risk assessment by competent authorities from other countries.
Perhaps Codex was born out of a desire to just make everything easier in a competent and controlled way which would serve the world well. However, opportunities inevitably appear when changes on such a scale are made; some desirable and others simply diabolical.
Codex Alimentarius is indeed a food code for the world. As its name indicates, nothing about it is likely to be simple. Maybe there are hints of history in this odd sounding title.
Even as long ago as 1897 there was a push towards harmonization of national laws to facilitate easier trade deals in Europe. The concept of a single set of rules for the whole of Europe appealed to merchants from many countries. From 1954-1958 Austria pursued with enthusiasm the creation of Codex Alimentarious Europeas. In its earliest days it was merchants who saw an advantage to trade by forming such an organization.
In 1962, FAO and WHO created Codex Alimentarius. Soon the whole planet was involved in this organization of voluntary advice.
It probably all worked very well. On January 1st 1995 the World Trade Organization officially commenced, replacing (GATT) Codex was subsequently established or chosen? or selected? or appointed? as the standard for all matters pertaining to every aspect of food. The WTO became the perfect solution to policing this .vast organization. From then on Codex had teeth.
To perform in a meaningful way Codex by necessity has to be a colossal organization. It now boasts 27 separate active committees to deal with the rules and regulations that apply to every aspect of every morsel that may legally pass the lips. Its numerous meetings are hosted by an array of countries around the world.
The stated goal of Codex is protecting the health of consumers, ensuring fair trade practices throughout the food trade and promoting the coordination of food standards. All of this work is undertaken by both international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
It is almost impossible to imagine the immensity of Codex. So many committees, so many aspects of food and its production and so many agendas within this all encompassing organization. It should come as no surprise that complex decisions, unforeseen hazards, unaccountable ambitions and nightmares scenarios occur.
In 2003, to keep a check on the workings and progress of Codex, an independent review was organized, its title, Program Evaluation Report (PER). Their purpose, conduct, and evaluation, can be found in full on the internet. All was apparently in reasonable order.
Since then, or as some believe from the outset, could it be that big industry surreptitiously, with profit as its main motive, has managed to manoeuvre into positions of influence in order to make the most of the opportunities such a large entity can offer? Worse than that, is there even a tiny possibility that global corporate juggernauts could be aiming to take control of the world through its food supply?
Gradually, measures are being taken that set the scene for such a preposterous possibility becoming a realistic danger. What was in the beginning an advisory body, is now an organisation with the power to insist that its dictates are obeyed? Defaulters can be disciplined under trade laws according to The World Trade Organization and can impose heavy fines on any country disobeying trade agreements. Now that the WTO has adopted Codex as its chosen standard the whole world is under inspection.
Glancing, at the workings of Codex, tactical moves have always existed. Major players try to hold sway despite the rule of one vote one country. Until 2002, the US was able to be a dominate player. Other countries falsely assumed that they possessed sound sustainable safety technology right across the food industry. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, EU, Indonesia, Japan and Mexico followed their lead nearly all the time.
Small countries tend to think that as they are receiving so much expertise for free that using their vote to back up a major player is a responsible choice. They after all are in no position to do investigations on any relevant scale. Codex meetings are held all over the world which helped the US to maintain its grip on the agenda. They even went so far as to withhold visors thereby restricting some countries ability to vote. In any case many poor countries are in no position to afford to attend.
Now the US is outclassed and outmanoeuvred. The EU has more member states and holds the balance of power. Codex guidelines follow EU directives. The US who are accustomed to more health freedom than the EU are seriously worried that their preferred options are being eroded. The EU, with German influence is keen on having everything in strict order. With the help of Codex even food can be made to obey.
Codex appears to hold a ruthless ambition to regulate anything that can legally pass the lips. So far their achievements appear to be limited to ensuring profits for big business.
Codex is now in a position to decide the rules on vitamins, genetically modified organisms, toxic residues, antibiotics, drugs, growth stimulants, other hormones in food animals and irradiated food. Their advice appears to be that there should be no high potency nutrients. This could mean that the vitamins they allow will be low dosage high priced and synthetically made by drug companies.
All types of new supplements will be banned unless tested and approved in a drug like manner, meaning extraordinary expense, excessive time delays and being reliant on ‘fair amounts’ being used for testing.
An executive order signed by Barak Obama, without further reference and during the BP oil disaster, to implement Codex in the US over the course of the next few years, has made concerned people even more worried.
To help interpolate the complex intentions of Codex, take a look at Dr Gregory Damato’s ‘Natural News’ article on his assessment of the goals and ambitions of Codex. Other doctors have published very similar evaluations.
All nutrients (vitamins and minerals) are to be considered Toxins and are to be removed.
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 which will include nutrients like fluoride (3.8mg daily) developed from industrial waste, All other nutrients will be prohibited nationally and internationally to all Codex-compliant countries.
All nutrients (e.g.CoQ10, vitamin A, B, C, D, Zink 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 human health.
All advise on nutrition (including written online or journal articles or oral advise to a friend, family member or anyone) will be illegal.
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 one hundred and seventy countries including US banned worldwide including 7 of the 12 worst pesticides (Hexachlorobaenzene, 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 mouldy 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.
Surely all those possibilities can’t be true, or can they?
Already health shops in the UK are being raided and family farms are being driven out of business because they cannot afford to keep up with ever-increasing regulations. In Europe some natural healers have been criminalized. Slowly but surely heath food shops see items disappearing from wholesalers lists. The US feels that they will be targeted next.
Organic products will be able to contain many more toxins. By changing the rules that define organic food, more people will get ill and require prescription drugs. Farmers will use more fertilizers,
The internet has an amazing amount of articles on how fearful health organizations around the world are about their future ability to serve humanity.
The following quotations are from opposing points of view.
The first is by an advocate and founder of ‘International Advocates for Health Freedom.’
“If Codex Alimentarius has its way, then herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathic remedies, amino acids and other natural remedies you have taken for granted most of your life will be gone. The name of the game for Codex is to shift all remedies into the prescription category so they can be controlled exclusively by the medical monopoly and its bosses, the major pharmaceutical firms. Predictably, this scenario has been denied by both the Canadian Health Food Association and the Health Protection Branch of Canada.
The Codex proposals already exist as law in Norway and Germany where the entire health food industry has literally been taken over by the drug companies, vitamin C above 200 mg is illegal as is vitamin E above 45IU vitamin B1 over 2.4 mg and so on. Shering-Plough, the pharmaceutical giant, now controls an Echinacea tincture, which is being sold there as an over the counter drug at grossly inflated prices. The same is true of ginkgo and many other herbs, and only one government controlled pharmacy has the right to import supplements as medicines which they can sell to health stores, convenience stores or pharmacies.” – John Hammell.
The second quotation has a very different point of view and is by a PhD, who writes about scams and conspiracy theories. He is a visiting professor at the University of California.
“Codex Alimentarius is a set of international standards for food labelling and safety. Developed through 50 years of United Nations meetings and studies, it serves as a touchstone to normalize regulations in food hygiene, nutrition, safety guidelines, labelling, pesticide usage risk assessment, additives and international trade. It’s completely voluntary, with no requirements made of its signatories, no enforcement arm and no legal ramifications for non-compliance. It simply serves as a way to ensure the safety of food products, fair trade between nations and the availability of quality nutrition for everyone.
If any of this sounds familiar, it should. It’s very similar to another voluntary United Nations initiative, Agenda 21. And just like that set of guidelines for the developing world has galvanized a strong opposition movement, a conspiracy theory has grown around the Codex. It’s a complicated plan involving GMO’s Big Phama, Nazi war criminals, the banning of vitamins and holistic health supplements’ and corporations taking control of the worlds food supply- with the ultimate goal being the depopulation of the planet through toxic food and malnutrition. But where did the conspiracy come from? How does one go about debunking it? And what is the Codex in the first place?” – Michael Rothschild
At some point we will have to make a stand against all opposition to our right to decent food. We must make sure that we are never reduced to the insane scenario that Suzanna Collins warns about in her book ‘The Hunger Games’
Carl Sagan said, “…In our tenure on this planet we have accumulated dangerous evolutionary baggage, hereditary propensities for aggression and ritual, submission to leaders and hostility to outsiders, which place our survival in some question. But we have also acquired compassion for others, love of our children and our children’s children, a desire to learn from history, and a great soaring passionate intelligence – the clear tools for our survival and prosperity…”
Let us learn from history and remember that bad things can definitely happen. We must make sure that we use our intelligence to make sure Codex Allimentarious does not go horrendously wrong.
“The National Heath Federation is the only consumer health-freedom group with accreditation to attend and speak out at Codex meetings and working groups. It provides a voice at the meetings for those consumers who wish to preserve their health choices through a free flow of information from all sources.” Scott Tips.
Thanks to Scott Tips for his incredible hard work, persistence and ability to inform so many people about the workings of Codex.
Article written by Greta Kaslik
PS The reference that Michael Rothschild made to Nazi war criminals is presumably about Fritz Ter Mere, a very powerful player in WWII. It is thought that he introduced fluoride into concentration camp drinking water. Nuremburg trials convicted him of plunder and slavery. He got out of jail early for good behaviour and was reinstated as a member of the Managing Board of Bayer AG. In 1962, he was almost certainly one of the architects and designers of Codex Alimentarious. But that is another part of the story.