Codex Alimentarius. âFood code.â Never heard of it? Probably not. Yet it may be coming to a supplements counter near you, radically altering our unfettered access to natural health products. Proponents argue itâs all about consumer safety; opponents contend itâs merely a shady international trade agreement whose ultimate purpose is to protect the safety of pharmaceutical industry profits by eventually classifying supplements as drugs whose use will require a doctorâs prescription.
To learn more about this, please see:
The video of Rima E. Laibow, M.D. of Health Freedom USA
Codex Alimentarius: the 5-Minute Tour, from the Natural Solutions Foundation
The Position Paper of the Health Freedom Foundation
It goes without saying that the American Holistic Health Association considers it a threat.
Wikipedia offers a brief account, without commentary on its controversial nature.
And in the interest of fairness, here is the official Codex Alimentarius site, on which the claim is made that it is all about the health, safety, and best interests of consumers. So, too, does the UKâs Food Standards Agency, though one sees here a greater acknowledgement that international trade, rather than consumer protection, is what it is really about.