Are you a more or less healthy individual making personal choices about the substances you eat or drink? No problem, the Codex Alimentarius will make an end to that!
In April of 2007, Digital Journal published two different articles that were concerned with the Codex Alimentarius, both written by journalists who recognized the warning signs early on. The articles can be found here and here, and they provide interesting reading indeed.
Meanwhile, the world has turned for more than two additional years, and the complete implementation of the Codex is now only 2 or 3 more years in the future.
The codex will not be implemented by December 31st in 2009, although there are rumors to this effect, yet informed sources believe this to happen most likely in 2012 or 2013, as is reported by the Alliance for Natural Health, Europe.
Detailed information about these issues is rather complex and often complicated to read and interpret, but a few highlights may well illustrate the dangers inherent in these regulations concerning the liberty to choose your own manner and style of nutrition.
1. Food supplements using vitamins and minerals may become outlawed, meaning that such substances may be classified as medicines and be available only through a GP (general practitioner, doctor of medicine).
2. Even countries whose populations do not agree with the use of genetically modified (GM) food may be unable to restrict import, use and sale of this controversial substances.
3. All live-stock used for food may have to be treated with antibiotics and growth hormones.
It does sound impossible, or at least improbable, but then so did Little Boy, the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
Disclosure: The author is not allied to or involved with any legal body or company operating in this sector. He does, however, reject GM food and uses vitamin and mineral supplements.
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