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Codex Alimentarius - Coming Soon!


#1

This didnt get much discussion last time it came up so thought i would bring it up again. From what i can see the Codex Alimentarius will be going into effect as of the end of this year in the US.

Do you like your supplements, because you wont have them for much longer!!!

Codex Alimentarius (World Food Code)
Summarized in 7 Points
HealthFreedomUSA.org, the website of the Natural Solutions Foundation, is beholden to no one: our only interest is health freedom. Rima E. Laibow, MD, successful natural medicine physician since the 1970s, has studied 16,000 pages of Codex documentation. Her conclusion is that people who say that Codex is â??consumer protectionâ??, â??voluntaryâ??, or â??harmlessâ?? are, at best, seriously mistaken.

Codex in Depth: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?page_id=161

1) Started in 1962 by UN, Imposed by WTO Sanctions
Codex Alimentarius was created in 1962 as a trade Commission by the UN to control the international trade of food. Its initial intentions may have been altruistic but it has been taken over by corporate interests, most notably the pharmaceutical, pesticide, biotechnology and chemical industries.

Codex Alimentarius is backed up by the crippling trade sanctions of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Any non Codex-compliant nation would face huge economic punishment since they would automatically lose in any food-trade dispute with a Codex compliant country.

2) â??Nutrients are Toxinsâ?? Is Junk Science
Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has two committees which impact nutrition.

One of them, the â??Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Usesâ?? (CCNFSDU), is chaired by Dr. Rolf Grossklaus, a physician who believes that nutrition has no role in health. This is the â??top-guyâ?? for Codex nutritional policy, and he has stated that â??nutrition is not relevant to healthâ??.

As unbelievable as it may sound, Dr. Grossklaus actually declared nutrients to be toxins in 1994 and instituted the use of toxicology (Risk Assessment) to prevent nutrients from having any impact on humans who take supplements! It is worth mentioning that Dr. Grossklaus happens to own the Risk Assessment company advising CCNFSDU and Codex on this issue. This company makes money when its toxicology services are used for the â??assessmentâ?? of nutrients. Here in the U.S. we call that a â??conflict of interestâ??.

Codex is made up of thousands of standards and guidelines. One of them, the Vitamin and Mineral Guideline (VMG), is designed to permit only ultra low doses of vitamins and minerals (and make clinically effective nutrients illegal). How can the VMG restrict dosages of vitamins and minerals? By using Risk Assessment (toxicology) to assess nutrients.

While Risk Assessment is a legitimate science (it is a branch of toxicology), it is the wrong science for assessing nutrients! In fact, in this context, it is actually junk science. Biochemistry, the science of life processes, is the correct science for assessing nutrients. Codex Alimentarius treats nutrients as toxins, which is literally insane.

Nutrients are not toxins â?? they are essential for life.

No matter what Codex Alimentarius officials say to convince you that Risk Assessment is a â??science-basedâ?? approach to nutrients, it is not.

And it is worth repeating that Dr. Grossklaus, the head of Codex Alimentarius, owns the Risk Assessment company advising CCNFSDU and Codex on the â??benefitâ?? of using Risk Assessment to assess nutrients.

3) Not Consumer Protection â?? Thatâ??s Propaganda
Contrary to the propaganda, Codex Alimentarius has nothing to do with consumer protection. Nothing! Codex is about the economic ambitions of multi-national corporations, in particular, the pharmaceutical industry.

Using their multi billion-dollar marketing budgets, these industries have launched a massive media propaganda campaign to paint Codex Alimentarius as a benevolent tool of â??consumer protectionâ??, as well as to negatively taint the image of natural health options and mislead people to fear them as â??dangerousâ??, so they will take drugs (which really are dangerous). Natural health products and options have an amazing safety record and are remarkably effective, especially when compared to pharmaceutical drugs.

Unfortunately, one-time defenders of health freedom such as National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) and Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) have joined the propaganda bandwagon and are spreading false information saying that Codex Alimentarius is either â??harmlessâ?? or benevolent â??consumer protectionâ??. Neither is true.

The membership of these one-time defenders of health freedom has become permeated by people from the pharmaceutical industry (for example, CRN counts as its members corporations such as Monsanto® and Bayer®).

4) Codex: Serious Threat to Health and Health Freedom
If Codex Alimentarius is implemented in the United States of America, therapeutic dosages of vitamins and minerals (and all other nutrients soon to follow) will become unavailable because they will literally become illegal.

Hereâ??s how it would work, in a nut-shell:

Due to the junk science use of Risk Assessment (toxicology) to assess supposedly toxic nutrients, a false belief is being engineered saying that â??nutritional supplements are dangerous to peopleâ??s healthâ??.

Using this false belief generates calls to â??protectâ?? people from these â??toxicâ?? nutrients. After the calls come the bills to set ultra low permissible dosages (remember, nutrients are deemed â??dangerous toxinsâ?? under this false belief). If enough of us and our Congressional delegates buy this nonsense, we and Congress would blindly comply with Codex Alimentariusâ?? VMG. And blind compliance is what the industries behind Codex Alimentarius intend.

Blind compliance goes hand-in-hand with lack of activism. This lack of activism allows our protective laws, classifying nutrients as foods with no upper limits (such as DSHEA), to be easily repealed and replaced with draconian laws to classify nutrients as toxins. And â??harmonizationâ?? with the pro-illness, pro-pharmaceutical industry Vitamin and Mineral Guideline is there to fill the void.

Only intentionally ineffective, ultra low dose supplements would be legal, with or without a prescription, on the VMG list. If enough people do not take action, we can expect to watch nutritional supplement manufacturers and, thus health food stores, to go out of business, in a domino effect. The only player left standing would be Big Pharma.

Therapeutic grade vitamins, minerals, and amino acids would be eliminated from the marketplace (although a few low-dose supplements would be allowed by Codex, as a symbolic measure to avoid suspicion about their ulterior motive).

Natural health professionals would lose the tools of their trade (nutritional supplements) and health conscious people would be unable to choose natural health options for health promotion and disease treatment.

And that is, in a nutshell, how Codex Alimentarius is poised to make Natural and Nutritional Medicine (NNM) disappear from the legal health world and go underground. Who benefits? Big Pharma.

It would take a few years for the above scenarios to be feasible (Codex Alimentarius is meant to go into full global effect by 2010). The slower the process takes, the less alarmed people will be. Thatâ??s probably the logic of the architects of Codex Alimentarius.

5) Serves Economic Interests of Sickness Industries Through WTO and Napoleonic Code
More and more people are turning to natural health products globally. The â??wellnessâ?? trend is a major trend in todayâ??s society. The more natural health products people use, the fewer drugs they buy. The pharmaceutical industry, which is part of the â??Sickness Industryâ??, fears the inevitable shift toward natural health care.

Instead of accepting the will of the people and rethinking the future of the pharmaceutical industry, the industry has decided upon an unethical course of action: the use of deception and deceit to eliminate natural health products completely.

Codex Alimentarius is a shrewd vehicle for protecting the pharmaceutical industry from the loss of income it stands to suffer due to the inevitable growth of natural healthcare.

Codex Alimentarius is the resistance of the dinosaurs to inevitability: the burgeoning desire of humanity for a healthier, saner, and more sustainable way of life.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) intends to force Codex Alimentarius upon the nations of the world, including the U.S. This would be done under the threat of massive economic sanctions if WTO-countries do not comply with Codex Alimentarius.

Furthermore, Codex is based in the Napoleonic Code, not Common Law. That means that under Codex Alimentarius, anything not explicitly permitted is forbidden. Under Common Law, we hold that anything not explicitly forbidden is permitted. The difference is the difference between health freedom and health tyranny. Codex Alimentarius would be able to ban supplements by default.

6) DSHEA Protects America From Codex Alimentarius
The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA, 1994), an American law classifying our supplements and herbs as foods (which can have no upper limit set on their use), was passed by unanimous Congressional consent following massive grass-roots support organized by health food stores. Millions of American activists told Congress, in no uncertain terms:

â??Protect nutritional supplements as foods or we will remove you from officeâ??.

Congress listened and carried out the will of the people.

DSHEA appropriately classifies nutritional supplements as foods which can have no upper limits set on their use. DSHEA recognizes that people use nutrients safely to deal with their individually differing needs for nutrients. The concept of biochemical individuality means that people have different needs for nutrients at different times. Are nutrients toxins? No, they are not toxins. They are substances essential to prevent, treat and cure any chronic condition, in differing doses at different times in different people.

DSHEA protects the US from Codex Alimentariusâ?? deadly Vitamin and Mineral Guideline. We must reach our Congressional members, educate them about the facts on Codex Alimentarius and direct them to vote against anything that would threaten DSHEA.

Congress holds the keys to our health freedom. And it is their job to listen to us. Letâ??s not allow cynicism to tell us otherwise. We did it for DSHEA in 1994. We can do it again this year.

7) Your Action is Needed Now!
DSHEA is under significant legislative attack right now. Your letter-writing is crucial: if the members of Congress know that voting against health freedom means losing their jobs come election time, they will listen. Our job is to make sure they get the message loud and clear. Take action via our 3 easy steps and send personalized emails to Congress right now.

After taking action on HealthFreedomUSA.org, consider getting together with others in your area and visit your Congressional members in their home offices. If we wait, we lose our health freedoms. Once we â??HARMonizeâ?? with Codex, by the way, we no longer have the right, while we belong to the WTO, to repeal or change that â??HARMonizationâ??!

Conclusion
The objective of the pro-Codex Alimentarius multi nationals is to â??boil the frog slowlyâ?? so that we do not wake up to it in time to avoid Codex.

Once we have â??HARMonizeâ?? to Codex Alimentarius, as long as we are in the WTO, we cannot amend or change what weâ??ve been â??HARMonizeâ?? to.

Codex Alimentarius will go into global implementation by December 31, 2009, unless We, the People, avert it. We must act now because right now, with $758 Million spent on declared Congressional lobbying by Big Pharma last year, there are members of Congress who are trying to overturn DSHEA and allow Pharma-friendly free reign for Codex. If protective laws like DSHEA are destroyed, the sanctioning power of the autocratic WTO kicks in, and it will be impossible to get out from under Codex Alimentarius. We can protect our access to high potency nutrients and stave off an adulterated food supply only by putting pressure on Congress

Dont take my word for it! Google it and see for yourself!


#2

Watch this if you cant be botherd to read the post
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5800206429960925518&ei=jYaxSovGBsfJ-AboiMH1AQ&q=codex#


#3

The opening credits on that video said it was recorded in a church.

All of its credibility just went out the window, I exited shortly after.


#4

[quote]DOHCrazy wrote:
The opening credits on that video said it was recorded in a church.

All of its credibility just went out the window, I exited shortly after. [/quote]

Yep, it has nothing to do with religion in any way. it is a talk about codex. That is probably the only place he could find to do his talk. please watch it. its in your interest.

You guys in the US are going to be the firsts ones to be hit with this thing. Very soon you will have no control over what you are eating. No more supplements, organic food, natural remedies, health stores, all gone.

DOnt think this will happen over night. It will happen very slowly, but has already began. I went to buy some stalvia the other day and turns out that there isnt a shop in Spain that has any because Coke company has bought up ll the crops in south America.

This isnt some conspiracy theory its fact! This will happen if we dont do anything about it. Its not a case of IF this will happen its is when.

Please look into it!!!


#5

Sounds like it was composed by a guy from his bunker in the mountains while he was wearing his tinfoil hat.

I hope they don’t start putting stevia in Coke. That would be awful.


#6

[quote]EasyRhino wrote:
Sounds like it was composed by a guy from his bunker in the mountains while he was wearing his tinfoil hat.

I hope they don’t start putting stevia in Coke. That would be awful.[/quote]

No worse! They use aspartame.
Read here: http://www.mercola.com/article/aspartame/dangers.htm

Anyway…


#7

Here is some ore info:


#8

I agree this is serious shit…but for whatever reason, no one here takes it seriously. There was a Super Human Radio podcast about it a while back…I guess when their protein powder and fish oil is gone they will realize…


#9

[quote]lokidj wrote:
This didnt get much discussion last time it came up.[/quote]

Probably because it’s a loony tune NWO conspiracy theory.


#10

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#11

[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:
Well I was thinking about this in the car. Surely, if things were this bad, then the supp companies (like Biotest) would be crapping themselves and looking to diversify.

BBB[/quote]

Most people dont know about this as it has been kept very quiet and they have used a lot of propaganda stating that the codex is all about the safety of food for the public. They want to make food so safe that it is going to be irradiated, leaving it almost void of any nutrients. This is all backed by Big Pharma. It is incredible that something that is going to affect everyone by taking away such important rights as knowing what your eating , is being kept so quiet.

I hope its not as bad as they are saying but if you do a search, there are a lot of people, websites and information stating that this is going to happen.

Its not only going to effect the supp companies its going to affect everything around food. They want to to take off the labels of food so that you dont know what you are eating.

Europe is already recieving a fine of 150 million euros a year from the free trade organisation because we dont want to accept their GH infected meat. This is only the start.

You can already see it happening as Biotest supp are being taken off the market in certain countries like Australia for one. In France it is very hard to find good BB supplements as the doses are so low.

Its very scary because it doesnt stop there. check out these websites:

www.prisonplanet.com
www.foolmeonce.co.uk

Please visit this site http://www.eu-referendum.org
and sign the petitions for:
PETITION FOR A EUROPE FOR THE PEOPLE â?? BY THE PEOPLE
http://www.eu-referendum.org/english/petitions/europe_for_the_people_info.html
REJECT THE LISBON TREATY
http://www.eu-referendum.org/english/petitions/lisbon_info.html
REFERENDUM FOR NATURAL REMEDIES’ CAMPAIGN
http://www.eu-referendum.org/english/petitions/natural_remedies_info.html

Dont take my word for it please look into it yourself. For people who are interested in what they eat, this has massive implications! If your not worried what you eat and you never bother looking at food labels then its not a problem, but if you value good clean food and you value knowing that it hasnt been pumped full of hormones and maybe other stuff they dont want you to know about then it would do you good to look into this.

Thanks for you interest. As you see nobody is really interested in this, everyone thinks its some kind of fairy tale or conspiracy theory, unfortunately not, and when it comes into effect it may be too late to change it back.


#12

Here is some more info

What is CODEX
The Nation Vol5, Ed.10
The official newspaper of One Nation

What is CODEX? (34), in short it is an annual World Health Organisation (WHO) sponsored gathering of delegates in Europe, many of them CFR Transnationals pharmaceutical corporations who are primarily focused on increasing their market share, by pushing their desired and arbitrary regulatory “standards” into a global standard and forcing it into the smaller local supplement industry, all in the name of “international regulatory excellence”. The Codex Committee is also bound by the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) treaties.

The WTO is a global commercial police that ensures countries are required to purchase from transnational corporations in favour of their own locally produced goods, in the name of “lowering trade barriers”.

This WHO/WTO joint effort called CODEX is in the process of wiping out local supplement companies and natural health care practices, to bring in more drug based medicines, in what is euphemistically known as “creating a level playing field”, while primarily giving the public a misleading impression that someone in the World Health Organisation (WTO) is looking after its health and safety.

CODEX recommendations are then adopted by regulators such as the Australian TGA or the US FDA by various direct or indirect means that end up as Acts and amendments that are passed into law by Parliaments or Congress, usually without public debate.

This is another example of globalisation and unconstitutional UN treaties.


#13

[quote]PublickStews wrote:
lokidj wrote:
This didnt get much discussion last time it came up.

Probably because it’s a loony tune NWO conspiracy theory.[/quote]

If it is a NWO looney tune conspiracy theory, why is it that all of the Presidents of the most powerfull countries are talking about it??? The NWO that is.

Do you know something that i dont or is this just your opinion??


#14

Will I still be able to drink milk and squat?


#15

i think its truth mixed with some lies
if this happens. bodybuilders as we know it are a dying breed lol


#16

[quote]im kenny wrote:
i think its truth mixed with some lies
if this happens. bodybuilders as we know it are a dying breed lol

[/quote]

Yeah, because it’s totally impossible to get big and strong with just food. rolls eyes


#17

You’re talking about the “Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements,” right?
** http://www.codexalimentarius.net/download/standards/10206/cxg_055e.pdf

Am I wrong or does this sound bad to you?:

To me it does not sound like the slippery slope that you make it seem to be. if they tried to ban herbs and other neutraceuticals, there would be near-riots like in Germany when they tried to over-regulate them there.


#18

[quote]BulletproofTiger wrote:
You’re talking about the “Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements,” right?
** http://www.codexalimentarius.net/download/standards/10206/cxg_055e.pdf

Am I wrong or does this sound bad to you?:

The text does not seek to ban supplements, but subjects them to labeling and packaging requirements, sets criteria for the setting of maximum and minimum dosage levels, and requires that safety and efficacy are considered when determining ingredient sources. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Alimentarius

To me it does not sound like the slippery slope that you make it seem to be. if they tried to ban herbs and other neutraceuticals, there would be near-riots like in Germany when they tried to over-regulate them there.

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That sounds totally reasonable to me. I will look into the New revised Codex tonight.

Its not me that is stating these things I am just trying to get people to see what people who are worried about this and have made it their life to study this and fight it for the good of all of us.

No you are right, it doesnt seek to ban them, just under the codex law, everything that is stated to be acceptable in their lists will be legal and everything that isnt will be illegal.(back to napoleonic law) You will also be able to get your products on the market by passing it through very expensive tests that they will assign and will be out of reach for most companies.

Hey I hope you are all right and I and the people who i have been reading and getting my information from are wrong!


#19

That would honestly be such a huge violation of our liberty and of free-market capitalism that I think people who aren’t even fellow meat heads would realize the infringement and there would be a huge outcry. Like, overthrow the government kind of outcry.

BT


#20

I do appreciate your concern.

There’s other videos on youtube like this (which is part 5 of 5) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKLDRf1XdgA&NR=1

The videos make it look pretty bad claiming that Codex will mandate that ALL COWS be treated with rBGH, ALL ANIMALS be treated with antibiotics, that all veggies be irradiated, and that it will drastically raise the allowable limits of some of the most deadly chemicals and pesticides in our food supply, such as PCBs, hexachlorobenzene, diedrin, aldrin, etc…

Codex does appear to be legit though. They do research on food contaminants (among other things) such as the research shown here: http://www.codexalimentarius.net/ccfac35/fa03_01e.htm

To me their work seems noble, but perhaps there science is skewed heavily by the money of special interests. For me the verdict is still out… Funny I had never heard of this before today…