International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 51 - Page 114

What is Codex Alimentarius? C odex Alimentarius – Latin for ‘food code’ – was founded in 1963 as a response to the growing global food trade. In 2002, an independent commission looked at Codex and what it was achieving and recommended it be disbanded, as the global food trade had grown so much in those 40 years, it had expanded beyond the capabilities of the original Codex mandate, and become unwieldy. But instead what happened is the major corporations muscled in and carried on with their own route for Codex.