A BRAVE BENIN
How one small African country made a brave stand at Codex
By Scott C. Tips
FAO Building and Codex Meeting Place – July 2013
"There is no wealth but life." - John Ruskin
Monday morning in Rome began as only summer mornings in that city begin, with cerulean blue skies blemished only by the merest wisps of clouds. An early, cooling breeze swept the streets as I made my way to the opening day of the 36th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting in Rome, this first week of July 2013, held once again in the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) building.
Vitamin and Mineral Values
Those who have been following the National Health Federation's efforts at Codex since the mid-1990s already know that at the Codex Nutrition Committee meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2009, the NHF singlehandedly launched the opposition that stopped the Australian delegation and others from "dumbing down" these Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs).[i]