Imagine a world where you need a doctor’s prescription (and thus, health insurance), to buy your every-day organic health supplements.
Imagine a world where some of your most-trusted vitamins and supplements are not even on the market!
If this sounds like a bad scene from Big Brother, think again. Our government may be advancing towards giving more and more power to the Codex Alimentarius trade commission, an organization created to limit and control the freedom to buy every day supplements, vitamins, minerals, and even organic foods.
What is Codex Alimentarius?
Codex Alimentarius is a “trade commission” created by the UN in attempt to control all aspects of how food and nutritional supplements are exchanged through buyer and consumer networks.
In Latin, “Codex Alimentarius” literally translates into “food rules.” And even though the UN claims that the goals of Codex Alimentarius are geared towards “protecting the health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations,” it is clear that this organization is more about control and multi-national profits, than protecting the average consumer.
It is important to understand that this organization is not a consumer protection agency, nor a human rights agency, nor a public health organization. This organization is a trade-based commission, whose goals are clearly profit-focused. In fact, the basis of the Codex Alimentarius poses a huge threat to our basic freedoms of choice in terms of health and well-being.
What are the future plans of Codex?
Codex plans to bolster extreme opposition against natural forms of medicine and nutrition. One standard which was approved in 2005 was called the Codex Alimentarius Vitamin and Mineral Guideline (VMG), a document which has the power to ban many powerful vitamins and mineral supplements under the basis of for-hire studies.
This means, the organization pays scientists and doctors to tell them what is most profitable to hear. From there, more money will go to the pharmaceutical industry over natural remedies. One measure even bans Vitamin C to servings of only several milligrams.
Other Frightening Codex Standards Include:
- Steep laws governing food and nutritional supplements
- Laws governing our rights to grow organic seeds
- Laws governing our rights to buy organic produce
- An increase on tight FDA rules on food and supplements
Why is the Government Trying to Control Our Supplements?
The natural health and supplement industries represent a growing sector of the economy. As profits on natural living increase, big pharmaceutical companies, as well as big-Agro businesses, are beginning to feel threatened.
If they can enact stricter laws controlling supplements, consumers like yourself, will have less freedom to choose a pro-active approach to health and healing. In this sense, these laws could potentially endanger our ability to care for ourselves naturally.
Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.