Those who say that the Codex Alimentarius was designed "for consumer protection" and is "harmless" should know that this is not a package of laws, but a body that adopts recommendations in the field of nutrition, such as food labelling.
Created in 1962 as a measure to protect and control the food trade, the Codex has so far remained the subject of dispute, considered by many specialists and politicians around the world as a way to control the food industry.
Since its adoption until now, this body has been the subject of numerous protests and even trials in the judiciary that have tried to nullify the food standards adopted at international level.
Why is the Codex Alimentarius so blamed?
Firstly, because all types of alternative medicine will be outlawed – herbal food supplements, herbal therapies and even vitamins.
As a result of its application, any nation that does not apply this law will suffer major economic sanctions, since it will automatically lose any dispute with a country that complies with its provisions, a document of the World Health Organization (WHO) states.
Pharmaceutical companies in the fight for survival
From the data provided by the WHO on the organisation of the "Codex Alimenarius" Commission, it appears that it is composed of two subcommittees that analyse the impact of nutrition programmes on the health of the population. One of them, the "Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses" (CCNFSDU), is led by Dr. Rolf Grossklaus.
He is also the owner of the risk assessment company "Federal Institute of Risk Estimation in Germany", which advises CCNFSDU on the impact that nutrients have on people who take dietary supplements.
Grossklaus believes that "nutrition is not relevant to health." As absurd as it may seem, the doctor declared in 1994 that nutrients are nothing but toxins and decided to initiate a risk assessment committee.
Thus, it comes to be that, at least at the level of normative act, all herbal products used in alternative medicine are outlawed, and if some of them are kept on the market, the quantities in which they will be sold will be very small and issued only on prescription.
"The fight between the remedies of natural medicine, which is a complementary medical act, not alternative, goes to the basement of the money from the big pharmaceutical companies", says Prof. Dr. Gheorghe Mencinicopschi, director of the Food Research Institute. Thus, he continues, the chemical-pharmaceutical industry is trying to "confiscate" certain natural remedies that are subsequently relaunched on the market in the form of much more expensive drugs.
It is known that aspirin, originally, was a natural product made from willow bark and was called salicylic acid. Pharmaceutical companies have "set it up", added it to its composition acetyl, re-launching it on the market in the form of a much more expensive drug.
CAN WE OPPOSE THIS ALIMENTARIUS CODE?
DO WE HAVE THE MIJOACELE AND THE POWER TO STOP THE TRAMPLING OF THE RIGHTS TO DECIDE HOW AND WITH WHAT WE FEED OURSELVES?