Draft One is now available for comment. Here is a link along to a message from the OEWG Chair, Dr Liliane Ortega, the next steps that are outlined in the workplan and other background documents and information. This is the Food Systems and Nutrition section of the Committee on Food Security(CFS) working space.Suggestions on how to improve it are requested by Wednesday 5 February. Inputs should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a meeting to discuss the Guidelines in FAO in Rome on 29 January (9.30-12.30 and 14.00-17.00, Red Room, FAO).
(1) See our Statement on the last Codex meeting http://www.babymilkaction.org/archives/23295
- Biofortification: After many years wasted on this highly promotional and misleading definition (that included all forms of agriculture including Genetic Modification) the work was discontinued. In an embarrassing conclusion, no Member State except Zimbabwe spoke in its defence. Since IBFAN has spoken many times about Biofortification, [viii] just one observer, the National Health Federation, commented: “while bio-fortification of foods could be beneficial, a much larger problem exists from the significant decline in nutritional content of existing farm produce due to poor agricultural practices in both developed and developing countries and that this should be addressed.”