Share The Wealth by Chris Gupta
October 30, 2006

CODEX: What Is It And How Does It Affect You And Your Health?


By Paul Anthony Taylor

October 2006 Codex is not an easy subject to get to grips with. With over 20 committees meeting on an annual basis, and published reports comprising a total of over 1,400 pages in 2005 alone, most people are blissfully unaware of the extent to which its activities affect their health. Read on to discover the bigger picture behind the Codex Alimentarius Commission's support for the "business with disease".

This is the conclusion of the must read :-

CODEX: What Is It And How Does It Affect You And Your Health?

Chris Gupta
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"Codex is not just about nutritional supplements. 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 farm to fork. This 'war' is being waged by an increasingly tangled web of global authorities, big business and financial interests, and, as such, trade and profit are its prime goals not human health.

Current indications suggest that the long-term financial winners in the battle to gain control over the world's food supply are likely to be the pharmaceutical and chemical industries; especially so given that the adoption of still further Codex guidelines for foods derived from biotechnology now seems almost inevitable. As a result, our freedom of choice, our future health and the environment itself are all now clearly at risk.

Good nutrition and optimum health threaten the pharmaceutical industry's "business with disease" because they reduce the size of the marketplace for synthetic drugs. However, food that is free of pesticide residues, artificial additives and other contaminants can, by definition, only come about as a result of a lower global usage, or ideally the entire elimination, of these chemicals. This, of course, would not be in the financial interests of the pharmaceutical and chemical companies that manufacture such substances, as it would clearly result in lower profits, better health for entire populations, and a consequent reduction in the use of synthetic drugs.

In conclusion therefore, whilst it may have been somewhat "out of the limelight" recently, the Codex Alimentarius Commission's support for the "business with disease" has continued unabated, and the wide scope of its activities makes it a significant danger to the future health of all humanity.

Do we want to see a world where our access to safe, nutritious foods and effective dietary supplements is restricted and controlled by pharmaceutical and chemical interests? If not then we must act now, before it's too late."
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See also:

Codex Chairman Seeks to Thwart Pro Health Initiative


Stop FDA From Giving Codex Power To Take Away Your Vitamins


CODEX Is A "Health Prohibition" Agenda


WTO / Biotech trade dispute / Codex - Impact on DSHEA


The Worst Is Still To Come (Codex Report - Bonn 2005)


Why EU Legislation (CODEX) Can Affect Canada And The US


Make DSHEA The International Standard For Dietary Supplement Trade (CODEX)


It's Time To Take Action to STOP the advancement of CODEX ...


Health Canada Bull on Codex


What's happening in the UK effects YOU - FSD/CODEX


LIFE UNDER CODEX - Update


Where CODEX Is Going - A Tool to Squelch Completion


CODEX Vitamin Restriction Deadline????


July 1, 2005: The Day CODEX Will Protect You From High-Dose Dietary Supplements?


Saving Us From Ourselves - CODEX


More On CODEX - Help Needed


Codex Committee Shenanigans On Food Labelling


The Codex Vitamin Issue - Need For Action


 


posted by Chris Gupta on Monday October 30 2006

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