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Codex (Health)

Codex to Consider Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods

Next week, committee members of Codex, the UN-sponsored would-be global regulator, will be reviewing guidelines for genetically engineered (GE) foods. The US delegation to the committee says—surprise—that no labeling is needed!

THE CURIOUS CASE OF CODEX ALIMENTARIUS - TWO MEETINGS HIGHLIGHT CONTRADICTIONS

Recently, I had the pleasure of flying across half the world and back so that I could attend two different, back-to-back Codex meetings at both ends of the trip. That was the fun part.

Dark Times for Herbal Medicine in Europe

As we reported to you last November, thousands of products associated with traditional medicine will soon become illegal throughout the European Union (EU). And more and more, EU legislation influences US domestic policy, especially where health-related laws are concerned.

EMORD URGES IMMEDIATE CALLS TO SENATORS THIS WEEK: S.510 Food Safety Bill To Receive Cloture Vote-Threatens Small Farmers

S.510, the Food Safety Bill contains language that seriously threat to our access to dietary supplements according to attorney Jonathan Emord. See the interview with him below.

Herb and Supplement Users You've Been Betrayed by Lawmakers

Even though I generally believe many people take far too many supplements, and that supplements are a poor substitute for improving your diet, it is clear that some supplements are highly beneficial.

Health claim report finds EU supplements market will shrink 25%

An economic impact assessment (EIA) of the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation has found it will strip the non-vitamin and mineral supplement market of €1.031bn, or about 25 per cent of its value.

Manipulative Politics at Codex – Where Form Reigns Over Function

The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) opened its 33rd session on Monday, July 5th, at the Centre International de Conferences in Geneva, with a full agenda of food-standard topics to be discussed.