is creating dozens of international trade standards. The
Codex Draft Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements
was finalized at the November 1-5, 2004 CCNFSDU session in Bonn,
Germany - after 15 years of deliberations! What the World Trade
Organization will do with the Guidelines was not
addressed at the session. Final step in the process will be
approval by the Codex Alimentarius Commission session in the
summer of 2005.
Will this become a valuable data source for
nutritional supplement information or a set of international
restrictions with enough clout to empty the shelves of health
food stores? Now that the Guidelines text has been
finalized (November 2004), we need to watch developments
carefully for how this document will be used.
Below you will find a wide variety of
resources covering many points of view.
What is Codex Alimentarius?
Review of the CODEX Struggle which has been going on for
15 years from an active and reliable participant.
letters which must be sent out locally - to local and
national media - and to OUR Congressional reps taking NO
interest at all in the issue.
You must take a look at this great Codex
protest page. I invite you to sign the online protest form.
Mathias Rath, MD has been our
most effective and forceful anti-Codex voice- and has spent
lots of his own money. We want to support his suggestions
ideas etc.. any way we can. He's a real 'white' hope.
The Differences between Codex and the
EU Food Supplements Directive.
Saving Us from Ourselves -
Codex.. "The EU
Directive classifies vitamins and minerals in Europe as
"medical drugs" rather than dietary supplements, which means
that they're subject to government regulation in terms of
dosage and availability.
AHHA Attends Berlin Codex Session: What did we learn? The
Codex document "Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral
Supplements" and the potential for negative impact on access
to nutritional supplements in the US sparked my interest in
What's going on? Why this
mindless attack on health-promoting nutritionals?
The startling answer is: they work too well and
have become too successful. Read on:
MD Review of the entire 15,000 page Codex documents -
Warning! Not PG - This is scary! But nevertheless, a must.
You are encouraged to use
this information to do your own research, decide which position
you wish to support, and take action!
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