The Codex Alimentarius Commission was jointly established by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) and the WHO….
One is its committees has one of the worst acronyms ever created by humanity (if indeed bureaucrats are really of human origin) – the CCNFSDU. I challenge any reader to come up with a comic suggestion for these letters. The real version is not funny at all – the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, and it meets in Germany.
This committee, invented by the WHO and FAO, discusses food recommendations, ‘which have been the inspiration for several unnecessary and highly restrictive EU directives concerning nutrients’, according to Tamara Mosegaard, of Mayday, Denmark who has observer status.
She lists out her impression of the Collection of Clown with No Fucking Sense Dabbling Unnecessarily, as follows –
- The Codex Alimentarius consists of a gathering of non-elected government bureaucrats from many countries around the world
- Real consumer organisations are very poorly represented at these meetings
- Codex is creating food recommendations that usually turn out to be restrictive regulations on health-promoting substances such as dietary supplements.
- Under the pretence of promoting free trade, the Codex Alimentarius Commission is really blocking it – especially free trade in dietary supplements, and herbs.
- Codex is highly centralized and is driven from the top down by an elite.
- Codex meetings are not open to the public.
- The international and national media have not been showing any interest in such an important forum.
- The Codex meetings are not discussed publicly in the media which is why few people have even heard of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
He’s the President of The Foundation for Health Research.