Another bastard of the European Union:
(sorry for the vulgarity)
http://sos-crise.over-blog.com/article- ... 05024.html
EU to ban medicinal plants from April 1, 2011
(Source: Schall und Rauch) "The pharmaceutical industry lobby has succeeded in wiping out the harsh competition from natural products. As of April 1, 2011, the sale of all herbal products will be prohibited on the territory of the European Union ... if they do not have the benefit of an authorization! Multinational pharmaceutical and agri-food companies intend to take control of all aspects of our health and our diet . They destroy any obstacle which would be in their way. Anyone who now wants to offer herbal products for sale by attributing therapeutic virtues to them must submit to the same conditions of examination and control as for n ' any drug. This innovation will eliminate many players from the competition. It does not matter that these herbs and medicinal plants offered by Nature have been highly prized for millennia. "