Act NOW: Early Day Motion tabled on the Food Supplements Directive
As we began writing this, one Early Day Motion was on the table, now it's two, but we are jumping the gun...
There are a whole swathe of EU Directives that will be hitting us in the UK and across Europe in the coming years. The one that requires urgent attention at this moment is the Food Supplements Directive 2002.
This particular monster has been in transition for several years, and has been the subject of legal challenges by The Alliance for Natural Health. Victories were achieved, movements made, but on the 31st December 2009, a number of perfectly safe supplements become ILLEGAL. We have no doubt this will shock and surprise many British consumers when they vist their health food stores in 2010. Some of the biggest casualties include MSM, Silver and Vanadium.
But this is just the tip of one very jagged iceberg, on the next rotation of implementation, we will see the EU restricting the upper dosage limits on many, many safe supplements. You see, its quite OK for EU citizens to unavoidably be exposed to thousands of toxic chemicals in every day life. or to drink or smoke themselves to death if they so choose ...but taking "too much" vitamin C (for example), well that just won't do will it.
They havent even got their teeth into The Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive, the Human Medicinal Products Directive, Nutrition and Health Claims Regulations et al.
We digress. If you care about Natural Health, your health freedom, and your continued access to health supplements, you can either do nothing, or do something.
It will take just a moment of your time to contact your MP, and it is essential we mobilise as many people as possible to do so.
As we mentioned, there are two early day motions on the table, both tabled within days of each other, write, ring or email your MP and urge them to support one or both (ours is not to wonder about the logistics of the politics of there being two EDMs, it's great to see cross party support, what a shame its so fragmented).
You cad find the EDMs here;
336 IMPACT OF THE FOOD SUPPLEMENTS DIRECTIVE (Brian Iddon)
301 AVAILABILITY OF VITAMINS AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS (Mike Penning)
You cand find your MP here:
And PLEASE vist The Alliance for Natural Health, the key campaing group on these matters, and where you will find the most accurate and up to date information, they have a free newsletter available...
Especially note this news release...the PM's office makes a complete farce of the issue, lets get them focused on the issues!
You may also be interested to read about the efforts of Dounne Alexander who has been in Brussels recently campainging on these very issues.
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