At both national and European levels, legislation is being brought in that will legally constrain the distribution of certain important health information and free access to non-patentable natural medicines. Globally, similar restrictions are being prepared under the auspices of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, an organization sponsored by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Explaining why health is not the primary interest of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, and describing how the 27 European Union (EU) member states are increasingly using it as a vehicle for shaping global food and nutrient regulations to reflect EU law, Paul Anthony Taylor’s lecture sheds light on one of the least-publicized aspects of globalization and the roles played in it by various interested parties.
In recent years, through his work as External Relations Director for the Dr. Rath Health Foundation, Paul has become an internationally-known writer, researcher and lecturer on the subject of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, and, during the past six years, has been an official observer delegate at its meetings.
Paul Anthony Taylor is Director of External Relations for the Dr Rath Health Foundation.