American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) - Guidelines Pro and Con
Guidelines
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.


PRO

This column includes sources that are predominantly in favor of current Codex activities related to the Guidelines
OR
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).


International Alliance of Dietary Food Supplement Associations - IADSA has posted their report on November 2004 completion of drafting of Guidelines "International agreement reached on vitamins and minerals in Food Supplements - November 2004"


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


National Nutritional Foods Association - NNFA has a NNFA Online Resource Center on Codex Alimentarius


American Herbal Products Association - AHPA has posted article by Michael McGuffin "Facts about Codex and Dietary Supplements"


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




CON

This column includes sources that are predominantly not in favor of current Codex activities related to the Guidelines
OR
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"


The Law Loft - Site has posted article by Suzanne Harris, J.D. "Who Says Whatever Happens at Codex Does Not Affect US Law and Why Do They Say It?: A journalist looks back to help you look forward"


Knowledge of Health - Site has posted article by Bill Sardi "Is the CODEX threat to supplements for real?"


National Health Freedom Coalition - Codex Section - Site includes summary of paper by Diane M. Miller, J.D. "Understanding Codex Alimentarius Its Impact on Health Freedom" (A Summary of a Full Text Paper) and full paper "Understanding Codex Alimentarius Its Impact on Health Freedom"


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


International Advocates for Health Freedom - IAHF has posted article by John Hammell Health Freedom Timeline in America from Flexner Report in 1910 to CODEX in 2005 & All Skirmishes in Between: What to DO to Stop CODEX


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" and "The Growing Threats to DSHEA" by Paul Anthony Taylor.


Gary Null's Natural Living - Site has posted Gary Null's Codex Alimentarius Action File: Protect Your Right to Obtain Dietary Supplements Before it Fades Away


UK based Alliance for Natural Health has filed a lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive's restrictive "positive" list of allowed ingredients for dietary supplements. The ANH Codex section includes Articles and Meetings on Codex


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


Natural Solutions Foundation site includes a number of articles including What is Codex?


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 August, 2005.


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