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The Documentation About "Codex Alimentarius"
What are the aims of the Codex AlimentariusCommission?Constructed by the pharmaceutical industry, the Codex Alimentarius Commission is a self-proclaimed expertorganization that has allied with the World HealthOrganization (WHO) and the World Food Organization(FAO). From the beginning, this was done with theintention of passing regulations and laws to protect theglobal pharmaceutical market.
Of the 30 committees using the title "Codex Alimentarius," those involved with foodsupplements and vitamins are of particular interest to the pharmaceutical industry. Thecentral 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 foodsupplements from causing the collapse of the markets for beta-blockers, calciumantagonists, cholesterol lowering products and other widely superfluous pharmaceuticalpreparations.By far, Germany is the biggest exporter of these dubious pharmaceutical products andnowhere else in the world exists such a bond between the pharmaceutical industry andpolitics. Therefore it is no surprise that the Government of the German Federal Republic isin 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 thefuture, the distinction between a foodstuff and a medicine will be made by thepharmaceutical industry itself and not by governments.Using this new legislative edict, the pharmaceutical industry will extend its own markets asit sees fit. At present, the pharmaceutical industry has succeeded in classifying 500milligrams 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 beclassified as medication.The pharmaceutical industry knows that most people have no understanding of theserestrictions and has disguised them with legal jargon.