04-07-05: Codex Alimentarius Commission meets 4th-9th July in Rome.
10-06-05: EU vitamin guidelines to be approved shortly. Say goodbye to your supplements!!!
09-06-05: The European Court of Justice announces that the ruling on the ANH's legal challenge of the EU Food Supplements Directive will be handed down on 12 July.
Our Health Freedom is in Grave Danger!
CODEX Alimentarius and GMO crops will remove choice and destroy our freedom in health matters
Globalisation of Supplements
The Codex Alimentarius Commission is set to vote on this at their July 4-9 meeting in Rome. After this meeting, supplements will be gone! Only a handful of supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbs) will be available to buy, and only synthetic versions of vitamins will be legal. Everything else is illegal (to sell, grow or own!). This also applies to practitioners and health professionals! Find out more at: http://www.laleva.cc/petizione/english/intro_eng.html
The Codex Alimentarius Commission is a little-known international body (set up by the WTO and FAO in the 1960s) that wields immense power over the global food market. Their declared aims are:
Unfortunately, while protecting the consumer is a good thing to strive for, it seems that the second aim is taking precedence over that of protecting the consumer.
What's the Evidence?
The Codex commission has been working on
limiting the potency of vitamins (God forbid that we take too much vitamin C!) and all vitamins will be synthetic!
it has increased the legal limits for some harmful pesticides
recently some new type of GM maize was approved by the EU
The Codex also contains measures to
remove labelling of GM foods,
eliminate organic farming
make irradiation obligatory and more widespread
Don't think that this can happen?
Recently, the EU's Food Safety Agency approved a type of GMO maize. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1118148.cms
See also the articles below (useful links)
What We Can Do
If you want to oppose the changes above (and frankly, I cannot see why anyone in their right minds would NOT want to), you can
sign a petition against the globalisation of supplement aspect of the Codex Alimentarius here: www.laleva.cc/petition/modulo.php3
start a petition against the Codex Alimentarius. We will link to it from here!
sign the e-petition against the ban of supplements at: http://www.conservatives.com/vitamins/e-petition.cfm
sign the SOS e-card at http://www.healthchoice.org.uk/
Say goodbye to your vitamins, whether you want to or not!
Environmental Concerns @ LaLeva.cc
EU Legislation (ANH website)
Alliance for Natural Health: Health claims: USA and EU collaboration, or coincidence?
Saving Us From Ourselves (CODEX)
Health Freedom is Under Attack
Detailed information by the Weston A. Price Foundation
What you can do about Codex, a Threat to Your Health Freedom
by William Campbell Douglas II, M.D.
Consumers for Health Choice - A threat to your vitamin supplements?
Consumers International - Codex
Who is behind Codex Alimentarius?
CODEX Alimentarius, l'Arma Segreta delle Multinazionali (in Italian)
Le contraddizioni pratiche e scientifiche del CODEX alimentarius: (in Italian)
Official CODEX Alimentarius Website (if you can find ANY useful information there, please do let me know)
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