posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 04:29 PM
I live in an EU country, have always lived at.
To be honest, I used to happy about it. I and most other people I know like that EU at least up to some point cares more about people than the
corporations, compared to USA:
Thousands of chemicals have been banned from food industries and other industries, simply because they are not good for health and might cause
diseases. Please somebody do not talk about freedom to choose... If many of these substances were allowed, there would be nearly no products to choose
from, as most companies go for the cheaper alternatives. It would create a situation similar to US, where nearly every product produced by
corporations has some bad chemicals in it... Currently every US product sold in EU needs a special recipe. The Mars chocolate in US and in EU have
different recipes, as EU has banned several things used in the Mars.
Recently I have noticed the corporations trying to get into EU. First the GM crops were unbanned in EU, although very strong evidence had to provided
for safety concerns and only a few sortiments were allowed. Currently 8 countries have banned these again, although they have had problems with the
Committees who do not like such action.
Another thing that disappointed me was the decision to not ban insecticides that cause bee deaths. The lawyers of the companies and some agricultural
companies providing/using such insectides managed to pull of another stunt by lobbying well enough to have the ban not created.
Now this???? What are they thinking. If something like that would be passed, it would kill so many small farms. There are so many good sortiments of
local crops, every country has so many different ones and now this??? It is only in the interest of corporations not the people. In democracy the
majority of people should matter not the few who want to harrass the majority.
I seriously hope EU will not become into corporate USA, where the health and interests of the local people are often valued less than the "rights" of
the corporations to earn larger profits by putting cheaper very unhealthy chemicals in their products or doing something against the will of the
majority .(I hope I do not offend any US people, although I believe most of you see that corporations have too much power & can often get the laws
they are interested in)
edit on 24-4-2013 by Cabin because: (no reason given)