5 - Codex Aims - Rath

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The Documentation About "Codex Alimentarius"

What are the aims of the Codex Alimentarius Commission?

Constructed by the pharmaceutical industry, the Codex Alimentarius
Commission is a self-proclaimed expert organization that has
allied with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food
Organization (FAO). From the beginning, this was done with the
intention of passing regulations and laws to protect the global
pharmaceutical market.

Of the 30 committees using the title "Codex Alimentarius," those
involved with food supplements and vitamins are of particular
interest to the pharmaceutical industry. The central committee is
the "Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary
Uses." A puppet of the pharmaceutical industry, this committee
has only been concerned with one topic since the middle of the
1990's: how to prevent vitamins and other food supplements
from causing the collapse of the markets for beta-blockers,
calcium antagonists, cholesterol lowering products and other
widely superfluous pharmaceutical preparations.

By far, Germany is the biggest exporter of these dubious
pharmaceutical products and nowhere else in the world
exists such a bond between the pharmaceutical industry and
politics. Therefore it is no surprise that the Government of
the German Federal Republic is in charge of this committee,
benefiting the pharmaceutical cartel.

The aims of Codex Alimentarius are clearly defined: Statements
on the curative effects of vitamins and other natural remedies
will be banned and made a punishable offense. In the future,
the distinction between a foodstuff and a medicine will be made
by the pharmaceutical industry itself and not by governments.

Using this new legislative edict, the pharmaceutical industry
will extend its own markets as it sees fit. At present,
the pharmaceutical industry has succeeded in classifying 500
milligrams of vitamin C in pill form as a medication requiring
a prescription in Germany. If the pharmaceutical industry had
its way, 100 mg or even 50 mg of vitamin C would be classified
as medication.

The pharmaceutical industry knows that most people have no
understanding of these restrictions and has disguised them with
legal jargon.

The strategic aims of "Codex Alimentarius"

1. The distribution of health information concerning vitamins,
amino acids, minerals and other natural products for the
prevention and treatment of diseases will be banned globally.

2. The sale of vitamins and other natural products which exceed
the guidelines of this Codex commission (which are arbitrary
and far too low) will be prohibited globally.

3. Countries that fail to apply these laws will be punished by
international economic sanctions.

To mask its actual intention of protecting the world market
of superfluous pharmaceutical preparations, those responsible
for Codex have invented exculpatory statements: Thus the
next Codex Alimentarius conference will occur at the "Federal
Office for Health-related Consumer Protection" in Berlin in
November of 2002. In addition to the "consumer protection" from
alleged "harmful side effects" of vitamins, a need for united
international administration of the pharmaceutical industry
was indicated.

The fact that the pharmaceutical industry believes that this
disguised justification will be unacceptable is clearly evident
since Codex plans to punish all those who oppose its plans with
economic sanctions by the UN.

Our response: Talk to as many people as possible about these
irresponsible plans and let the members of the Codex commission
and their delegates know what you think.