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petition to the Prime Minister / save our herbs

Post: #139383 John Headstrong
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:59 am

Here is a petition to the Prime Minister to oppose the adoption of the Codex Alimentarius (WHO/UN) proposals for restriction of the presently freely available herb/vitamin/mineral food supplements.


Margaret Rothwell, the petition creator, adds:


"The principle of self medication with herbal/vitamin/mineral food supplements would be restricted to 'prescription only' status, if the Codex Alimentarius is applied in this country.

Since the NHS priorities are ill health diagnosis and treatment, the good health preservation that supplements provide will be inaccessible to the majority of our population and the cost to the NHS will increase, and the health of the population will decline."

If you feel guided to sign the petition, please go to:


http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Vitamins/

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Post: #139390 Green Aura
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:23 pm

Not a great petition signer, but I've done this immediately. Weber knew what he was talking about!
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Post: #139391 MuddyWitch
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:25 pm

Added mine too, even though I'd already lobbied my MP about this nonsensical bill

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Post: #139393 Penny Lane
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:29 pm

I have also added my signature.
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Post: #139394 Loobyloo
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:30 pm

Yup, done it too.

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Post: #139400 Marc
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:37 pm

Me too ..
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Post: #139474 Helsbells
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:43 pm

Just done this. I need my herbs and supplements!

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Post: #139496 Shutsumon
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:44 pm

I've signed it too.

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Post: #139503 Millymollymandy
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:29 am

What does this mean? That you won't be able to buy vitamins etc anymore except on prescription. Why ever not? :scratch: :shock: :scratch:
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Post: #139514 invisiblepiper
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:41 am

Yup! - I feel this is backed by the multi - national pharmaceutical companies wanting to control (and profit from) any natural remedy. Taken to its furthest extreme - medicinal herbs would be out!
This Bill is much more insidious than you think - look at 'who' is backing it! :cussing:
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Post: #139581 deborah
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:05 pm

Signed it. x
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Post: #139626 StripyPixieSocks
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:58 pm

Unfortunately those online petitions mostly go completely ignored.

You could try getting in touch with these people: http://www.mysociety.org/blog/

They managed to get 6000 members in a week to help overturn the concealment of expenses by MP's, their Facebook group went viral... a large group like that could bring a considerable weight to bear on the Government and it has been proved before!

They tried to do this once before and were defeated, they should be concentrating on more important things than supplements and carrier bags at the moment imho!


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