Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants sets standards for food additives and chemical contaminants.
It also argued that with 36 standards' already having been adopted by the Codex
Alimentarius Commission at this session, Codex
was hardly at risk of having its credibility questioned if it refused to adopt this one.
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The resolution of Codex
appears to provide a solution for the stalemate for imported beef in Taiwan.
While the Codex
purports to be a tool to help the world's governments regulate international trade, it is in fact a death sentence to small-sustainable producers and small market sellers, because to get an apple (or any other whole food) to conform to the Codex
standard, growers have to apply copious amounts of expensive chemical herbicides and pesticides to genetically modified patented seeds.
The aims of Codex
Standards are consumer protection from the point of view of health and food safety, ensuring fair practices in the food trade while taking into account the identified needs of developing countries.
The 33rd Session of Codex
Alimentarius Commission was attended by 500 delegates from about 130 countries.
Bauer, a senior social and economic historian of Chile, has been searching high and low for a sixteenth-century Mexican codex
that may not even exist.
, handwritten in Greek on animal skin, is the earliest known version of the Bible.
Sinaiticus is one of the world's greatest written treasures," Dr Scot McKendrick, head of Western manuscripts at the British Library, said, adding the fact that the document was now online meant the future held plenty of research opportunities.
Hurtado examines manuscripts used by early Christians as artifacts that reveal aspects of early Christianity: the earliest texts of Old and New Testament; the preference for the codex
over the scroll; the use of nomina sacra (abbreviations for sacred names); the staurogram (the chi-rho as the earliest symbol of the cross), and the size of codices.