Big Pharma in Europe appears to have won a round against tradition herbal medicines, inducing the European Union to introduce strict licensing procedures that few herbal medicine producers will be able to afford or use. The deadline for introduction of the EU directive is April 30, 2011. We urge you to go to http://savenaturalhealth.eu/ to sign a petition against this move. Numerous videos on the matter are mounted below. Thanks to Doug.
To sign the petition, go to: http://savenaturalhealth.eu/
What are EU directives?
EU directives lay down certain end results that must be achieved in every Member State. National authorities have to adapt their laws to meet these goals, but are free to decide how to do so. Directives may concern one or more Member States, or all of them.
Each directive specifies the date by which the national laws must be adapted – giving national authorities the room for manoeuvre within the deadlines necessary to take account of differing national situations.
Directives are used to bring different national laws into line with each other, and are particularly common in matters affecting the operation of the single market (e.g. product safety standards).
Here are other videos on the European Union’s action