Thursday, June 26, 2008

EU Denies 97% of Health Claims

Without the right to truthful information about nutrition and natural remedies, our right to control our own bodies and our own health is meaningless.

That's why the US Supreme Court, Thomas v Western States said, "We have previously rejected the notion that the Government has an interest in preventing the dissemination of truthful commercial information in order to prevent members of the public from making bad decisions with the information."

That important legal protection... the right to make even "bad" decisions about our own lives, is not respected by bureaucracy anywhere in the world, as we see with the US FDA's continual efforts to subvert Americans' rights by appealing to "HARMonization" with international agency restrictions.

It is certainly not a respected legal position in Europe where the Civil Code treats people like subjects, not sovereign citizens.

A good example is the recent decision of the food bureaucracy to simply deny 97% of all the Health Claims that were presented to it under the EU Food Supplements Directive.

“23-Jun-2008 - The European Commission has culled its gargantuan nutrition and health claims list from more than 40,000 to 1500 as the health claims process moves closer to fruition in January, 2010. … [Some claims] were deemed inappropriate for want of supporting data or were making claims about foods or food supplements that were not legally available in the EU… The nutrition and health claims regulation was enacted last year and seeks to harmonize claims across the … EU's 27 member states…”

foodnavigator. com/news/ng.asp?n=86073&c=gbrnO2ewSG3%2BoFrFccmRkw%3D%3D

That means that nearly all Health Claims have been summarily denied, even before the public process that was supposed to vette those claims!

This is too bad for Europeans who want to use natural remedies and a warning to Americans that health freedom requires vigilance.

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