How important are vitamins and supplements to you? Did you know there have been several attempts in the past to regulate the supplement industry, Lets look at how this whole idea started.
Codex Alimentarius was created in 1962 as a trade Commission by the UN to control the international trade of food. Its initial intentions may have been altruistic but it has been taken over by corporate interests, most notably the pharmaceutical, pesticide, biotechnology and chemical industries. The World Trade Organization (WTO) backs sanctions of non compliant nations which would face huge economic punishment in the Codex court.
One of the dangers in Codex Is the “Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses” (CCNFSDU). Dr. Rolf Grossklaus, a physician who believes that nutrition has no role in health. Dr. Rolf is the “top-guy” for Codex nutritional policy, and he has stated that “nutrition is not relevant to health”.
So what stands in the way of Codex overcoming our vitamins? It’s the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA, 1994), an American law classifying our supplements and herbs as foods (which can have no upper limit set on their use), passed by unanimous Congressional consent following massive grass-roots support organized by health food stores.
The problem now is Codex Alimentarius will go into global implementation by December 31, 2009 and $758 Million is being spent on Congressional lobbying by Big Pharma. There are members of Congress who are trying to overturn DSHEA and allow Pharma-friendly free reign for Codex. If protective laws like DSHEA are destroyed, the sanctioning power of the autocratic WTO kicks in, and it will be impossible to get out from under Codex Alimentarius. We can protect our access to high potency nutrients and stave off an adulterated food supply only by putting pressure on Congress.
Another interesting headline recently posted states “The Bush administration has abruptly halted a government program that tests the levels of pesticides in fruits, vegetables and field crops, arguing that the $8 million-a-year program is too expensive-a decision critics say could make it harder to protect consumers from toxins in their food. This is from the Chicago Tribune dated September 27, 2008.
So in short the stage is being set to take away our rights to freely buy vitamins and put them under the control of drug companies. This means much lower dosages, higher prices and a prescription is needed from a doctor. This also opens the doors for chemical companies to increase the usage of pesticides in crops as would be dictated by Codex.
Where is Congress in all of this?
As we see with recent events on Wall-street and bailouts even as we the public aggressively oppose certain bills introduced congress passes them anyway. So what would be your guess with regards to Codex? There is also a push to make it legal to prescribe cholesterol drugs to an 18 month old child,
What is Nutricide? Here are two definitions:
1. Intentionally bringing about our causing the death of a body of knowledge and information concerning the health promoting and curative attributes of herbs, food and food components
2. Intentionally bringing about our causing the death of large numbers of people through nutritional manipulation
We each have our opinions about “why” but I believe we can all agree that this is not for the good of the average person. This wouldn’t be that big of a deal if not for the declining nutrition in our foods. Our bodies can’t get healthy on ding dongs and twinkies.
Find out what is good for your body.