Herbs And The EU

by Malc on September 28, 2009

There is an interesting post here summarizing the problems the EU is causing for herbal medicine.

It’s hard to know the best way to deal with this dreadful legislation; but Robert Ralph’s conclusion that we should seek to leave the EU has merit. People in the UK feel pushed around by the EU; and if there was a referendum – promised, but reneged upon – I would guess that we’d be out instantly.

The result of the EU legislation – law in 2011 – chimes perfectly with what pharmaceutical companies would want; so it’s easy to believe they planned this, or at least helped its passage.

Certainly, the membership of the EU committee which first considered the ‘herbal problem’ was made up of75% drug industry representatives.

It seems that we’ve been ‘done up like a kipper’.


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