Codex Alimentarius: A Serious Threat to Your Health

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on , Last Updated on


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.

Where Does Codex Stand As Of Today?

There is an internet rumor going around that Codex may go into effect on a global scale, this coming December 31, 2009. While we can’t verify this date, it’s important to note that this is something currently on the horizon. Because this organization has been presented as a “consumer protection” agency, there has been very little opposition to it from the media and the public in general. The public is, by and large, oblivious to its effects and intentions.

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

Codex Vitamins

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.

Take Action!

Global Healing Center is actively contributing to the fight against this radical government control movement and hope that we can all make a difference before it goes into effect. You can help us stand up for our nutritional freedoms by protesting this commission and becoming actively involved.

Please go to the Alliance for Natural Health website to learn more about codex and make a donation to prevent the control of natural and organic health products.

†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

  • TarynK

    You state: Sadly, Codex may go into effect on a global scale, this coming December 31, 2009…..Global Healing Center is actively contributing to the fight against this radical government control movement and hope that we can all make a difference before December of 2009.

    According to the link that you give about Codex in the Related Blogposts section, the article states: There is a rumour circulating that Codex will come into force on December 31st 2009. This rumour is incorrect. This date actually represents one of many implementation dates of the European Food Supplements Directive and is nothing directly to do with Codex.

    The text for the Codex Guideline on Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements, which has been based closely on the EU Directive—sharing some of its text verbatim—was ratified in July 2005 but is unlikely to finalised until around 2012 or 2013.


  • My film WE BECOME SILENT is the only film in the world about Codex and was released in 2005 to warn consumers. It can be seen at — or DVDs are for sale also.

    It features Ron Paul, actor Mel Gibson, Dr. Julian Whitaker, Scott Tips, and is narrated by actress Judi Dench.

    Kevin P. Miller

  • Thanks for the update Taryn, I appreciate your comments and keeping us all informed..,

    –Dr. G

  • TarynK

    You are welcome! May I suggest correcting the information in your blog that is incorrect? Much of what we hear and read about CODEX is not factual and possibly this can foster an untrusting attitude in people which can lead to apathy.

    We should all be VERY concerned about CODEX but it is everyone’s responsibility to make sure that the information that is given out is factual.


  • Guys thanks for the great conversation and the heads up about Codex. Its clear that the nutraceutical industry has grown and with that growth have shown some pretty decent profit margins. It was only a matter of time before the government got involved!!

    As US citizens many of our choices have been taken away. Its too bad that our choice for healthy living is in danger of as well!!

  • Nice post. 😀

  • After hearing about Codex I am so infuriated! Why does everything have to be controlled by the government! I appreciate your post and plan on fighting against Codex!

  • Cody

    I have been following the Codex plan for some time. We must rise up against this beast and maintain our personal rights to good nutrition.

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