Dr. Rima explains what Codex Alimentarius is, where it came from, and what it is doing.
In 1994 Codex, with no notice here in this country whatsoever, declared nutrients; put on your intellectual seat belts; declared nutrients to be toxins. They're poisons. Dangerous industrial poisons, as poisons we have to be protected from them. How do you protect somebody from a poison? You use toxicology. You use the science called risk assessment.
A quick primer on risk assesment first: You take the substance that is poisonous and you feed it to animals and you determine the dose that kills 50% of them. That's called the LD50, and you extrapolate what the LD50 might be for humans. Then you go down to the other end of the dosage range and you start feeding itty bitty, tiny bits of it to test animals and you come up to the largest dose. The maximum permissable upper limit that can be fed to an animal before a discernable impact is shown. Okay, no discernable impact.
Then you divide that by a hundred. That's how they do it in risk assesment. And now you've got a safety margin, one one hundreths of the dose that can be given. The largest dose that can be given with no discernable impact, okay. Nutrients under Codex, not only are they limited to those nutrients on the positive list, and we anticipate there will be 18 of them, and they do not include Co Q 10, glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate.
They do include flouride, which to my knowledge as a physician, has absolutely no biological benefit whatsoever. But it does make people complacent. Fluoride was first used in the gulag [Nazi's actually], because it was discovered that prisoners who were fed flouridated water were complacent. And you could do anything you wanted to them. They were easy to manage.
So you have 18 nutrients. You have itty bitty, teeny weeny, little bitty doses that are determined scientifically to have no effect on any human being.
Now in this country we have a problem, we have DSHEA. We gotta get rid of DSHEA in order to HARM-onize with Codex. That part of Codex anyway. So how do we get rid of DSHEA? We attack it legislatively, of course. And there are 5, count them, 5 bills currently before Congress designed to overturn, gut, invalidate, and otherwise get rid of DSHEA. Because once DSHEA is gone, we can harmonize with the vitamin and mineral guidelines.
So what we're talking about, is waking up one morning and being very surprised that high potency, theraputically effective, clinically significant, nutrients are now illegal. In the way that herion is illegal. Not available with a prescription, illegal. If these nutrients have any impact on the human body, they are illegal. That's just the vitamin and mineral guideline.
Let's talk about milk. We have recombinant bovine growth hormone and now we can choose milk with it, or milk without it. Butter with it; butter without it. Not under Codex, because under Codex every dairy cow on the planet must be treated with Monsanto's recombinant bovine growth hormone. Furthermore, under Codex every animal used for food on the planet; whether it has fins, feet, or feathers; every animal on the planet must be treated with subclinical antibiotics. Must be treated with subclinical antibiotics and must be treated with exogenous growth hormone.
Codex requires mandates that all food be irradiated, unless it's eaten locally and raw. All food including organic food, of course. So is it organic afterwards? Of course, the organic standards are incredibly low. The organic standards allow the farmer to use veterinary drugs, including growth hormones, antibiotics etc. on animals and then at his whim reclassify them as organic. But farmers are our friends and would never do that right?
Right. Codex sets limits for the dangerous industrial chemicals that you can have in your food. And the limits are incredibly high. Go to Codex Alimentarius through google search, and look in their drop down menus at the top of the official Codex page. Look at the toxins and the veterinary chemicals and the levels that are set. They are terrifying to me, terrifying. The names of the chemicals that are permitted and the amounts of the chemicals that are permitted are terrifying to me. Why am I terrified? Well perhaps I'm just a cowardly person, it's possible.
Think about this, in 2001, 176 countries including the United States, got together and said that there are 12 really bad organic chemicals. They're called POPs, persistent organic pollutants. There are a lot of them. But there are 12 that are so bad, that nobody could disagree, that those 12 pops had to be banned worldwide.
9 of the 12 worst organic chemicals known are pesticides. Not surprisingly because they kill things, and of course we have many processes and enzyme systems that are very much like insects and other pests. So they're not too good for us. But Codex has different ideas. Codex has brought back 7. 7 of the 9 forbidden pops, that 176 countries banned world wide. Dieldrin, aldrin, hexachlorabenzene, and the food that is imported from other countries that contains these substances cannot be stopped at our borders. Because otherwise it would be, god forbid, a trade violation. That's how Codex works.