The multinational pharmaceutical companies want to take control of vitamins and other supplements, and I think that is a very bad thing.
(Part of their argument is that food supplements should be under control because they are "dangerous if uncontrolled" - completely ignoring the fact that tens of thousands of people die each year from their medical drugs, while it's virtually impossible to kill yourself with vitamins no matter how many you have - the worst you'll get is diarrhoea, unless you can find a Polar Bear liver.)
Come December of this year they will get their wish in the UK unless sufficient noise is made.
Anyway, if you agree that they shouldn't control and manufacture vitamins and the rest, and you're a British citizen, you can sign a petition here's the content of the email I received on the matter:
Codex Alimentairus is a law designed to hand over the control of natural remedies to the pharmaceutical giants. One more attempt to regulate us - with potentially dire consequences. Unless we take this last opportunity and act now we will not be able to buy vitamins or health/nutritional supplements without a doctor's prescription - they will be banned from 31st December 2009.The petition deadline is 5th September there are already over 36,000 signatories.
You may think this can't happen, you may think why haven't I heard about this before. The reason is that there are vested interests, giant multinational pharmaceutical companies, and its not in their interest that you know about and oppose this. They and our lawmakers in Europe are banking on public apathy. Despite considerable pressure already exerted our government is still planning to implement this law - UNLESS THERE IS MASSIVE OPPOSITION IT WILL GO AHEAD.
Like many health and safety matters this was started with good intentions, in 1962 by the United Nations, to establish international free trade foods but has become a major threat to our civil liberties and freedom of choice.
As the song says: YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'VE GOT TILL ITS GONE
Please, sign the petition to the Prime Minister. It takes 10 seconds! This is for our health, and well-being and the health and well-being of our children. Please click on this link below ... If you do not live in the UK but have friends and family there, please forward to them and also to everyone you know so that they, too, can forward to their friends and family.
For more information Google "opposition to codex alimentarius" or look on facebook and you'll see that the threat is very real and opposition is from people from all walks of life, in many countries.
If you don't agree just pass by, I won't enter into any discourse on the subject. You won't convince me and I won't convince you.
Normal service will be resumed presently.
What's on the turntable? Hm, should be "Incantations, Part 1" by Mike Oldfield - but the sound isn't working...