Consumer protection: what is the Codex Alimentarius?

The Gates Foundation supports the plan for the global “harmonization” of nutrient limits in supplements. One of the desires of the pharmaceutical cartel has long been the global restriction of access to therapeutically effective micronutrient formulations in order to ensure the survival of the “disease business”. The profiteers of this business are becoming more and more aware of their hopelessly threatening situation with every further scientific publication that once again proves the therapeutic benefits of natural food supplements. As if this were not enough, in recent years there has been increasing public resistance to the phantasies of pharmaceutical strategists to ban them.

It is now becoming apparent that, behind the scenes and under the guise of efforts to allegedly “safe maximum intake amounts”, work is being carried out on a worldwide harmonization of nutrient reference values. It is based on the report of a committee that met at the request of the multi-billion dollar Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The global setting of such maximum intake levels would certainly have serious effects on the future availability of nutritional supplements for therapeutic use. The publication of the report follows a series of high-level meetings attended by representatives from the United States Academy of Sciences, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Food Organization (FAO) and other international stakeholders. These meetings were sponsored by the WHO, the FAO and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – an organization that maintains numerous investments in the pharmaceutical sector. Significantly, both the WHO and the FAO are the sponsors of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a body of the United Nations that has tried to limit the doses of dietary supplements for more than 20 years.

Since 1996, Dr. Rath and his Foundation played a leading role in raising global awareness of Codex and the ongoing threats to access to micronutrient-based therapies.

Population control and decimation: Codex Alimentarius
While the report superficially pays particular attention to the creation of recommendations for certain subgroups, such as young children or women of reproductive age, there is no doubt about its real thrust: to push ahead with the establishment of upper limits in order to allegedly “side effects of excessive consumption” prevent. Under this stipulation, the specification of so-called “safe upper limits for intake” is expressly recommended, whereby this goal should be viewed as a priority. According to the report, a global organization such as the WHO or FAO or a “regional consortium” should be commissioned with the binding definition of the limit values. In this context, it is noteworthy that the high-level meetings of the committee were also attended by representatives of the Brussels EU and its anti-food supplement European Food Safety Authority and exerted influence on the report. It reveals a lot about the underlying intentions when the report, in anticipation of the enormous public opposition to such adjustment efforts, concludes that it will “have to convince people that a harmonization of reference values is beneficial and necessary.”

Pointing to the global propaganda campaign that followed, it goes on to say that influential organizations, policymakers, non-profit organizations and researchers should be called upon to “help get an initiative off the ground which explains the proposed harmonization and supports its implementation. ”

How the setting of reference values affects dietary supplements
In the past few decades there have been some attempts by government authorities to regulate the so-called “safe maximum levels of the intake of micronutrients” in food supplements. Examples worth mentioning can be found at the level of the Brussels EU in the reports of the European Food Authority, but also at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (which looked at vitamins and minerals) or the British group of experts on vitamins and minerals. These are derived from the average levels provided by the daily diet. This in turn is determined from national consumption surveys. Both the Codex Guideline for Vitamin and Mineral Products and the Food Supplements Directive of the Brussels EU show how this procedure is used to set maximum limits for micronutrients in supplements.

To give an example: If the need-based maximum value for vitamin B6 is calculated to be just 10 mg (this is the result of the British expert group on vitamins and minerals) and a value of 2 for the average vitamin B6 intake through food, 9 mg is assumed (according to the information for men according to the British National Diet & Nutrition Survey of 2003), then the dose of vitamin B6 that is still permissible for food supplements would be only 7.1 mg. If the tolerable upper limit for some micronutrients is considered to be close to the intake value from the daily diet, these substances could even be banned completely for food supplements according to this approach.

An act of desperation
While the drafting of such a report should not be ignored, it can be viewed as a desperate move. After all, new studies that confirm the safety and effectiveness of natural therapies appear almost every week, and so the recognition and application of nutrient-related approaches, namely cellular medicine, continues to increase worldwide.

Studies show that micronutrient supplements are now used by almost 69 percent of the US population. In Germany it is over 54 percent of older women and 34 percent of older men. In Saudi Arabia, more than 71 percent of pregnant women are supplement users. In Malaysia, 43 percent of young men use it. For many other countries around the globe, similar patterns of users can be demonstrated – and no hint of propaganda, whether from the state, international authorities or other authorities, will be able to change anything.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation may have billions in the bank, but it too will ultimately come to the realization that it is investing in a fight it is impossible to win.

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