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Pro and Con

The wide variety of viewpoints about Codex reflects the differing perspectives and desired outcomes.

The information in this section has been compiled by the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) to assist you to do your own research and better understand Codex activities related to the Codex Draft Guidelines for Vitmin and Mineral Food Supplements.

To offer a balanced and fair resource, AHHA has sought to locate organizations addressing the full spectrum of viewpoints – from those favoring or neutral to those against. As this is such a complex issue, you will note that most positions are not strictly “black or white,” but varying shades of “grey.”

Inclusion of a resource does not necessarily mean that AHHA is endorsing the views stated by that source. Also, being mentioned here does not necessarily mean that these organizations agree with the information included in this web site.


This column includes sources that are predominantly in favor of current Codex activities related to the Guidelines
are maintaining a neutral position.

Official websites Codex Alimentarius;
World Health Organization (WHO);
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

U.S. Codex Office – Website is part of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of US Department of Agriculture. However, the government’s “Responses to Questions about Codex and Dietary Supplements” is presented by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Council For Responsible Nutrition – CRN has posted Myths and Facts on Codex and WTO

European Union – The European Parliment and the Council of the European Union (EU) passed the EU Food Supplements Directive. Related documents include the EU Pharmaceuticals Directive and EU Pharmaceuticals Directive 2004 Revisions


This column includes sources that are predominantly not in favor of current Codex activities related to the Guidelines
are somewhat in favor but have serious concerns.

National Health Federation – NHF site has a Codex section including article by Carolyn Dean, MD, ND “An Overview of Codex and the Mindset of Those Who Seek to Control Us”; article by Scott Tips “Codex Breaks its Own Rules!”; article by Representative Ron Paul “Dr. Ron Paul Speaks Out on the Real Issue Inherent in Codex”

Citizens for Health – CFH has posted press release by James J. Gromley Myths and Facts

Dr. Rath Health Foundation – Site posted report of November 2004 completion of Guidelines by Paul Anthony Taylor “Codex Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: The Controversy Continues”.

Sepp Hasslberger Networking For A Better Future site includes Codex Alimentarius To Approve ‘Vitamin Guidelines’ and European Health Legislation, Codex And The Sustainability Of Health Care

Codex Guidelines are separate from, yet interrelated to, a number of other national, regional, and international matters. Click here to explore Associated Matters.

This website was restructured in June 2005. This specific page was last updated September 2014.

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