Officially the Codex Alimentarius is ”a collection of internationally recognized standards, codes of practice, guidelines, and other recommendations relating to foods, food production, and food safety”.
Codex Alimentarius is latin and means ”rules for food”. The Codex Alimentarius is a set of rules regarding food worldwide. The codex was made by the Codex Alimentarius Commission in the 1960’s. It was the United Nations together with World health Organisation (WHO) and Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) that wrote the codex. Officially they say that it is international guidelines and recommendations relating to food and food safety. unofficially the end result will be the end of free choice regarding food, the criminalization of vitamins and minerals, the enforcement of GMO-food and much more.
CONTROL OVER OUR FOOD
In the video below from 2008 Dr. Rima E. Laibow from Natural Solutions Foundation talks about Codex Alimentarius. The title of the lecture is: Nutricide – Criminalizing Natural Health, Vitamins, and Herbs
Let me tell you about Codex Alimentarius. Let me help you understand the enemy. And let me assure you, that absolutely nothing that I’m going to tell you is exaggerated, is interpolated, or is imagined. Everything I’m going to tell you is documented. A great deal is documented on my website www.healthfreedomusa.org. Let me back up and tell you that I’ve been watching Codex Alimentarius come toward us for about the last decade. And I’ve been watching the votes in congress which – god help us – is our bastion of support and protection against Codex. And I’ll explain why that is. I’ve been watching the votes to protect our health freedom dwindle And to finally in the 9th congress without a good deal of activity, we didn’t have the votes to protect us. I’ve been watching Codex Alimentarius accelerate, I’ve been watching it expand and I’ve been getting more and more troubled.
THE ORIGIN OF CODEX ALIMENTARIUS
Let me give you a brief rundown of Codex Alimentarius then. After the second world war the Nuremberg tribunals were held. In which people who had committed crimes against humanity were judged by the world community in a court run by the United States and Britain. And they were sentenced to terms in prison it they were found guilty of crimes against humanity. One of the people found guilty of crimes against humanity was the president of a huge industrial megaliths called IG Farben. IG Farben produced the gas used in the gas chambers. They produced the steel for the death camps and the railroad lines. They produced the munitions, they produced chemicals, they produced all kind of stuff. They produced pharmaceuticals. A big pharmaceutical company. So the president of IG Farben was convicted of crimes against humanity. Now, he is a sort of artistic and creative fellow. He was the one who was responsible for the slogan that people saw when they entered Auschwitz: Arbeit mach frei – work brings freedom. So he was sitting in jail and he said well that didn’t work, what else can we do. I’ve got it – food! He who controls food, controls the world. So when he got out of jail he went to his UN buddies and he said: have I got an idea for you. If we take over food worldwide, we have power worldwide. And his United Nations buddies said: cool idea. And so they created a trade commission. That’s a very important pair of words. a trade commission called the Codex Alimentarius Commission. It is not a public Health commission. It is not a consumer protection commission, It is a trade commission. Trade is about what? Money. Trade is about profit.
THE UNITED NATIONS
Well, they said in 1962 we’re going to work toward total global of Codex Alimentarius on december 31:st 2009. And they set up a bunch of committees like committees on fish and fishery, commission on fats and oil, commission on fruits and vegetables, groundnuts, nutrition and food for special dietary and so on. There are currently about 27 Codex committees. There are regional organisations, there are task forces and so on, so it’s a huge bureaucratic monstrosity, it’s immense. Codex Alimentarius has promulgated well over 4 000 guidelines, standards and regulations on everything which can legally be put into your mouth with the exception of pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals are not part of Codex Alimentarius. Important. Codex standards have no legal weight whatsoever. Zero. So who cares about them? They’re just standards. So we’re talking about an industry dominated regulation setting organisation. But if it has no legal standing, who cares?
Here is the history of Codex Alimentarius before 1962. The Austro-Hungarian empire said: We need rules by which the courts can rule on cases involving food. So We’ll have regulations and rules that the courts will enforce. That’s how they get their weight. That was called the Codex Alimentarius and it was put into place in 1893 and lasted until the end of the Austro-Hungarian empire in the first World War. So the idea was there in the Germanic tradition: we need lots of rules. Let’s have rules for everything to do with food. So it was sort of natural extension for the German industrialists to say: We” go back to the good old days of Codex Alimentarius So they started promulgating their rules and regulations and they were voluntary. They were sort of guidelines. Codex Alimentarius Commission is administered by the World Health Organization – WHO and the FAO – Food and Agriculture Organisation . They fund Codex Alimentarius and they run it at the request of the United Nations. So they’re mommy and daddy to Codex Alimentarius. That is very interesting because they’re about to be about health and food worldwide.
WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION
Some conflicts of interest that we’ll talk about. So Codex started promulgating regulations and rules. And the way that’s been done is that the committees work up a rule, a standard guideline or regulations and then they get it to what’s called step 8. Which is the final step in their administrative process. And then it’s presented to the Codex Alimentarius Commission for ratification. Like the mineral and vitamin guideline was presented to the Codex Alimentarius Commission on July 4th this past summer. It was ratified. It was approved by consensus. And it is now – despite the propaganda that you’re going to hear, if you ever hear about it in the media – is now mandatory upon any member country of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Well what in the world have the WTO to do with it? And the answer is: everything.
The World Trade Organisation accepted Codex Alimentarius when the World Trade Organisation was formed in 1994. The WTO said. well how are we going to decide trade disputes around food if we don’t have a set of rules. I know, we’ll accept the Codex Alimentarius rules. And all of the members of the World Trade organisation worldwide will harmonize with the Codex alimentarius standards. So every member state of the WTO is to harmonize with the Codex Alimentarius. Then if the member state country get pulled into the World Trade Organisation dispute resolution process, they have a chance of winning because, if two countries go into the World Trade organisation dispute Resolution process, and one of them is codex compliant and one of them is not codex compliant. The one that is codex compliant automatically wins regardless of the merit of the case. People are using codex compliance as a weapon in a much bigger economic battle. So every country in the world is racing to do what? To become codex compliant. So in the United States the situation is okay. How do we become codex compliant when we have laws that protect us? And you have to remember that Codex does not serve consumer well-being, it does not serve health, it serves what I call the five bigs: Big Pharma; Big Kemah; Big biotech; Big agribusiness and Big Medica.