Codex Threatens Health of Billions
July 30, 2009
right to eat healthy food and use supplements of your choice is rapidly
vanishing, but every effort has been made to keep you in the dark about the
coming nutricide. Codex Alimentarius
is scheduled for full global implementation on December 31, 2009, and not a
word has been spoken in main stream media about this threat to humanity. Yet,
according to the projections based on figures from the World Health
Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a minimum of 3 billion people will die from the
Codex mandated vitamin and mineral guideline alone.
Former Nazi is father of contemporary Codex
Codex is the enemy of everyone except those who will profit from it. Codex
has an association with those who committed crimes during the Nazi regime. At
the end of World War II, the Nuremberg tribunal judged Nazis who had
committed horrendous crimes against humanity and sentenced them to prison
terms. One of those found guilty was the president of the megalithic
corporation I.G. Farben,
Hermann Schmitz. His company was the largest chemical manufacturing
enterprise in the world, and had extraordinary political and economic power
and influence with the Hitlerian Nazi state. Farben produced the gas used in the Nazi gas chambers,
and the steel for the railroads built to transport people to their deaths.
While serving his prison term, Schmitz looked for an alternative to brute
force for controlling people and realized that people could be controlled
through their food supply. When he got out of prison, he went to his friends
at the United Nations (UN) and laid out a plan to take over the control of
food worldwide. A trade commission called Codex Alimentarius
(Latin for food code) was re-created under the guise of it being a
consumer protection commission. But Codex was never in the business of
protecting people. It has always been about money and profits at the expense
In 1962, the timetable was set for Codex to be fully implemented on a global
level by December 31, 2009. Under Codex, committees were established to
create guidelines on such topics as fish and fisheries, fats and oils, fruits
and vegetables, ground nuts, nutrition, food for specialized uses, and
vitamins and minerals. There were 27 committees in all, creating a huge
bureaucracy. Under Codex there are over 4,000 guidelines and regulations on
everything that can be put into your mouth with the exception of
pharmaceuticals which are not regulated by Codex.
Codex is a weapon being used to reduce the level of nutrition worldwide
Codex is an industry dominated regulation setting organization, and as such
has no legal standing. Participation in Codex is said to be voluntary. But
Codex has risen to the level of de facto legal standing because Codex is
administered by the WHO and FAO. They fund it and
run it at the request of the UN. Since the WHO and FAO
are supposed to be about health, there is conflict of interest. The
committees of Codex work up guidelines, rules and regulations, and present
them to a Codex commission for ratification. Once they are ratified and
approved by consensus, they become mandatory standards for any country that
is a member of the WHO.
Codex was accepted when the WTO was formed in 1994 as a means of harmonizing
food standards globally for easy trade between countries. As a result,
countries must harmonize with Codex if they want to have any standing in a
trade dispute. When disputes arise and countries are pulled in to WTO, the
one that is Codex compliant automatically wins, regardless of the merits of
Codex has become a weapon to make every nation scurry to become compliant to
its mandated decline in nutritional standards. Compliance in the U.S. will
mark the end of its consumer protection laws. Codex will not serve consumers.
Codex will serve the interests of the medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology,
chemical, and big agricultural industries.
Under Codex, nutrients are classified as poisons
The Dietary Substances Health and Education Act (DSHEA),
was signed into law in 1994 for the purpose of ensuring that safe and
appropriately labeled products would remain
available to those who wanted to use them. In the findings associated with
this law, Congress stated that there may be a positive relationship between
sound dietary practice and good health, and a connection between dietary
supplement use, reduced health-care expenses, and disease prevention. Under DSHEA, nutrients and herbs are classified as food. There
is no upper limit set, and access is freely given. Americans are allowed to
have any nutrients they want, because under English common law, anything that
is not expressly forbidden is permitted.
Codex, on the other hand, is based on Napoleonic law and is much more
restrictive. In 1994, the same year DSHEA was
signed, Codex had nutrients declared to be toxic and poisonous. And as
poisons, they claimed people must be protected from them through the use of
toxicology and risk assessment, under which scientists test small doses on
animals until they are able to discern an impact. They then take the first
sign of the most minimal impact and divide this amount by 100 to establish a
safety margin required from these poisons. This means that the largest dose
of any nutrient allowed under Codex is 1/100th of the amount shown to produce
the first discernable impact.
Nutrients allowed under Codex are limited to those on the positive list,
expected to contain only 18 nutrients, one of them being fluoride. Although
fluoride has no biological benefit whatsoever, it does make people
The Codex proponents now have several bills before Congress designed to
overturn and get rid of DSHEA. Once this is
accomplished, the U.S. will have been harmonized with the vitamin and mineral
guidelines of codex. High potency, therapeutically
effective, significant nutrients will then be illegal in the way that heroin
is illegal. They will not even be available by prescription.
Codex supports toxic food additives, pesticides and GM foods
Codex poses a significant threat to the food supply, according to Dr. Robert Verkerk, founder and director of the Alliance for Natural
Health. About 300 dangerous food additives that are mainly synthetic will be
allowed under Codex, including aspartame, BHA, BHT, potassium bromate, tartrazine, and more. Dr. Verkerk
is particularly concerned that no consideration has been given to potential
risks associated with long-term exposure to mixtures of additives.
Codex sets limits for the dangerous industrial chemicals that can be used in
food, but they are incredibly high, and the list of chemicals that can be
used is long. In 2001, 176 countries including the U.S. got together and
decided that 12 highly toxic organic chemicals, known as persistent organic
pollutants (POPS), were so bad that they had to be banned. There are many
more than 12 toxic chemicals used on food, but these 12 were unanimously
declared to be the worst. Of these, 9 are pesticides.
Under Codex, 7 of the 9 forbidden POPS will again be allowed in the
production of food. All together, Codex allows over 3,275 different
pesticides, including those that are suspected carcinogens or endocrine
disrupters. There is no consideration of the long-term effects of exposure to
mixtures of pesticide residues in food.
Organic food governance will be dumbed down to suit
the interests of large food producers. Various synthetic chemical additives
and processing aids will be allowed, and food labeled
as organic may be irradiated. Labeling will permit
the use of hidden, non-organic ingredients.
Monsanto, a member of Codex, will benefit greatly as production of
genetically modified (GM) foods are stepped up and more GM plants are given
the green light. Terminator seeds will be approved for international trade.
GM food animals will also be on the way.
Under Codex, every dairy animal can be treated with growth hormone, and all
animals in the food chain will be treated with sub-clinical levels of
antibiotics. Codex will lead to the required irradiation of all foods with
the exception of those grown locally and sold raw.
Codex is food regulations that are in fact the legalization of mandated
toxicity and under-nutrition. Of the 3 billion people initially expected to
die as the result of the Codex vitamin and mineral guidelines, 2 billion of
them will die from the preventable diseases that result from under-nutrition,
such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and many others. Those who
will live will be the wealthy elites who are able to somehow provide
themselves with sources of clean food and other nutrients.
Codex is legalized genocide
Dr. Gregory Damato, Ph.D., writing for Natural
News, has characterized Codex as "population control for money". He
sees Codex as run by the U.S. and controlled by the big pharmaceutical
corporations and the likes of Monsanto with the purpose of reducing the
population of the world to a level considered sustainable by those
promulgating the New World Order. This would mean a reduction of
approximately 93 percent of the current world population.
Once Codex standards are adopted there will be no turning back. When Codex
compliance is instigated in any area, as long as the country remains a member
of the WTO, those standards cannot be repealed, or altered in any way.
The time for modifying Codex guidelines is rapidly disappearing
Some hope remains. Over the years, the WTO has accepted Codex standards as
presumptive evidence of the rules of trade between countries. However,
several times in history, the WTO has refused to make Codex the single and
only standard to be used in trade disputes. Under Codex`s own statutes, their
guidelines are claimed to be "advisory", and nations are able to
set up their own guidelines as long as they are more restrictive than those
Since compliance with Codex standards is simply presumptive evidence, and not
finally determinative, a nation can opt out of the guidelines in an effort to
protect its traditional foods and remedies. The Codex two step process is a
legal strategy developed to help nations wanting to do this. Under step one,
the country develops its own food and health guidelines that may be at
variance with Codex guidelines. For example, it may be much stricter on the
issues of toxins in the food supply or on the issue of genetically modified
foods. It may require, for example, that companies using GM ingredients be
required to indicate them on food labels. In countries that refuse to use GM
foods, this can be indicated on their label too, so that people can make
informed choices. The second step is to adopt a national law that implements
those guidelines on a sound scientific basis.
Normally, in a trade dispute before the WTO, the country that has adopted
Codex guidelines will be the winner of that dispute based on those guidelines
being presumptive evidence. However, when countries have gone through the two
step process to create their own guidelines, there is no such presumption,
and the WTO will look at the science behind the guidelines.
In the U.S. the door is open to Codex
In 1995, the FDA issued a policy statement saying
that international standards such as Codex would supersede U.S. laws
governing all food. Under the Central American Free Trade Agreement, which is
illegal under current U.S. law, but is legal under international law, the
U.S. is required to conform to Codex as it stands on December 31, 2009,
unless it creates its own guidelines and gets them approved under the two
step process. Given current government sentiment, this seems unlikely.
Besides, as guidelines are one-by-one chiseled into
standards, time is running out.
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