In less than a year, virtually all medicinal herbs will be illegal in the European Union. In their take-no-prisoners strategy to wipe out every penny of competition and gain complete control of the health of the people, Big Pharma and Agribusiness have scored a major win in Europe. Similar, potentially devastating battles are also underway in the U.S.
The secret weapon used by drug companies is trade law. According to Gaia Health: "Rather than treating food and traditional medicines as human rights issues, they have been treated as trade issues. That makes the desires of large corporations the focus of food and herbal law, rather than the needs and desires of people. It's this twisting that has resulted in the FDA's making outrageously absurd statements, such as claiming that Cheerios and walnuts quite literally become drugs simply because of health claims made for them."
It's almost a done deal. We are about to see herbal preparations disappear, and the ability of herbalists to prescribe them will also be lost.
Big Pharma has almost reached the finish line of its decades-long battle to wipe out all competition. As of 1 April 2011—less than eight months from now—virtually all medicinal herbs will become illegal in the European Union. The approach in the United States is a bit different, but it's having the same devastating effect. The people have become nothing more than sinks for whatever swill Big Pharma and Agribusiness choose to send our way, and we have no option but to pay whatever rates they want.
It's not a done-deal, at least, not quite. If you value your access to herbs, or if you care about access to vitamins and other supplements, please take action. Even if these issues seem meaningless to you, consider the people who do care. Should they be denied the right to the medical treatment and health maintenance of their choice?
Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
ETA: "not a done deal," I wonder if this is because they know it will not fly upon implementation?edit on 29-10-2010 by speculativeoptimist because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by GeorgiaMentat
Honestly, I have been worried about this for years. Over the years I have bought several books on homepathic remedies. I started a garden and grow several types of medicinal herbs. Pretty soon only those people with access to land and this knowledge will be able to keep from being slaves to big pharma... Personally I would rather drink some hot willow bark tea than swallow an asprin any day!edit on 29-10-2010 by GeorgiaMentat because: spelling
Originally posted by GBP/JPY
i'm in the us and i just loaded up on my tinctures and herbs...something told me to and it was the best year yet for cancer and parasite fighting black walnut hull tincture...i put that sheet on everything....he he