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Unfair EU Restrictions on Vitamin & Mineral Levels

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This petition aims to positively influence the approach the European Commission is taking in its efforts to limit the maximum available dosages of vitamin and mineral food supplements across the 27 Member States of Europe. Risk management methods presently being considered by the European Commission and the European Food Safety Authority for the determination of these maximum permitted levels (MPLs) wlll unjustifiably limit amounts of many key forms of vitamins and minerals used daily by millions of Europeans to support good health. The Alliance for Natural Health is proposing modifications to the risk management methods to prevent discrimination against food supplements that have been used safely and beneficially in parts of Europe and elsewhere for decades. Unless the methods are changed, the regulatory measure that is likely to come into force by 2010, could prevent you from obtaining sufficient micronutrients to manage your health properly. For example, there is a risk that the level of beta-carotene may be set at less than that typically found in two carrots, and that for selenium, less than the amount found in two brazil nuts. Sign the petition now so that the European Commission, European governments, the European Food Safety Authority and Members of the European Parliament are able to hear how you feel about your rights to natural health. Please pass this on to as many contacts as you can in the EU so our voices can be heard loud and clear. Voting on this petition will also provide public feedback to the Codex Alimentarius Commission with regard to its continuing development of a global guideline on vitamin and mineral food supplements that is modelled closely on the European regime.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jul 24, 2015
    Jul 24, 2015
    The EU and the UK government are happy to listen to “Big Pharma” who just don’t want the general public to take control of their own health. Over the past 6 years the big pharmaceutical companies have been fined a total of nearly $4 billion for underhand practices, fraud and in one case, selling a drug they knew actually killed people. All of the major medical journals, from the BMJ and the Lancet, to the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal, have revealed the scale of the problem. Correctly prescribed drugs are now the fourth leading cause of death in the Western world, and that drug companies massage and make up data. Yet the EU and our government are determined to stop individuals from choosing to take control of their own health by restricting our access to supplements because it is damaging their “Big Phama’s” paymaster’s pockets. Medicine should be a gift to us all rather than a money-making scheme for the pharmaceutical industry, as it now largely is. The multi £billion pharmaceutical industry monopoly on our healthcare is frightening. Their stranglehold on the NHS is extremely harmful to our health. Drugs with severe side effects and dangerous ingredients (e.g. the mercury in most drugs and vaccines) is one of the reasons the nation’s health is in serious decline. This is why so many people want to find out about alternative treatments and supplements and take control of their own healthcare. This is why the medical journals are calling for the following to be implemented:
    I. An independent funding body should be created to finance all medical trials, whether of drugs, other forms of therapy or alternatives
    II. Doctors should be required to spend one year of their five-year training learning about nutrition, alternative modalities and new possibilities
    III. Drug-company influence should be entirely excluded from medicine, from training colleges and from trips abroad.
    IV. Doctors should be rewarded for adopting non-drug therapies, thus saving the nation at least one small part of the £16 billion spent every year on drugs by the NHS.

    A former vice-president of Pfizer said, ‘It is scary how many similarities there are between the pharmaceutical industry and the mob. The mob makes obscene amounts of money, as does this industry. The side effects of organized crime are killings and deaths, and the sides effects are the same in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Stop supporting this dangerous industry and let people choose how to take care of their own health.
  •  Maryam Blanck
    Maryam Blanck United Kingdom, Sutton Coldfield
    Jul 22, 2015
    Jul 22, 2015
    is this democracy?
  • Jennifer Symonds
    Jennifer Symonds United Kingdom, Ipswich
    Jul 02, 2015
    Jul 02, 2015
    Governments should stop doing what Big Pharma want & allow all of us to choose how we stay well, & stop dumbing down our vitamins, minerals & natural medicine
  • Dee French
    Dee French United Kingdom, Bognor Regis
    Jul 02, 2015
    Jul 02, 2015
    Western governments and societies focus on the right to choose: we should be allowed to do this without uninformed meddling by those in power who are funded by corporations driven by profit alone.
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