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Codex Alimentarius Commission and what we eat

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Codex Alimentarius Commission and what we eat

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The latest meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in Rome has set new limits on additives to foodstuffs and has set standards for the improved safety of a number of items. Almost half a century after it is set up, why is it still necessary, is what we consume in fact safe and is the list of ingredients complete on food labels?

The fact that the Codex Alimentarius Commission is still meeting 49 years after it was set up, and is still setting standards on food safety, fixing limits on toxins that can be used gives rise to the notion that however much effort its scientists are making, we are being slowly poisoned with safe limits of toxins - in the short-term. The latest regulations by this organism, run by the UNO's World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization, include the setting of limits for maximum quantities of melamine in liquid milk formula for babies. High concentrations of melamine can be lethal and have already caused death and illness in infants. So why is it used at all?

In 2010, this same Commission stated that a maximum level of one milligram per kilogramme was safe in milk and allowed 2.5 mg/kg in other foods and in animal feed. Now the limit for infant milk has been reduced to 0.15 mg/kg..... MORE


URL: http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/06-07-2012/121576-codex_alimentarius-0/


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