By Suzanne Maher
August 13, 2015
OUR FOOD IS IRRADIATED – CODEX AILIMENTARIUS
I received an organic food item from the United States, I live in Canada.
It specifically states “Do not irradiate, organic food”.
Our food is irradiated under the guidelines of Codex Ailimentarius. Codex Ailimentarius is run at the request of the United Nations by the World Health Organization (WTO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Codex defines nutrients as toxins in the same way heroin is a toxin.
Clearly a threat to public health, irradiated foods are not safe for human consumption and contribute to a host of health problems such as cancer and birth defects. Irradiation also causes genetic damage to cells.One of the reasons for this is the fact that irradiated food is exposed to gamma rays of radioactive material or electron beams causing chemical changes in the food.
Essentially, the food becomes mutated by this exposure, a condition which does not occur in nature, and is the cause for many forms of cancer and genetic modification. Codex pushes irradiation as if it were a great tool of disinfection with no adverse side effects at all.
Prior to the easing of restrictions on food irradiation by Codex, the United States had been irradiating food at an alarming rate. The process began in 1963 when wheat flour became the first food allowed to be irradiated. In 1964, white potatoes were added to the list and the process continued until the present day. In 2011, almost the entirety of the food supply is eligible for irradiation.
It should be noted that under current US law, organic food cannot be irradiated. However, that is not the case with Codex standards, as there is no categorization of what foods can and cannot be “treated” with radiation.
It should also be mentioned that current US law states that all irradiated food must be labeled with the radura symbol and some amount of text stating its irradiation.
However, that labeling only has to be made visible to the “first consumer” and that is generally individuals such as the distributor, not the average grocery store shopper.
All countries are to HARMonize with the codex standards. If there are countries in a dispute resolution process, the Codex compliant country will automatically win.
They are not a public health commision, nor are they a consumer protection commission. What they are is a Trade Commission. Trade = Profits.
They do not serve the consumer. Dr. Rima Laibow, MD states they serve “the Five Bigs”