In 2004, the European Community has published a directive regarding traditional herbal medicinal products which requires a pharmaceutical registration of medicinal herbs. After a period of transition, which finished in May of 2011, it is now forbidden to sell such traditional herbal medicinal products or - as they are called in the UK - herbal remedies, without the necessary registration.

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But there is a problem. The registration of medicinal herbs under the directive is extremely difficult.

Entire medicinal traditions like the Indian Ayurveda and Chinese Traditional Medicine, not to mention lesser herbal traditions of South America or Africa, are excluded from registration because they have not been officially used in Europe for 15 to 30 years. Consequently, very few of those medicinal herbs have been registered during the transition period from 2004 to now, which means the directive, in its present form, is unworkable.

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This is the background against which to see an Italian initiative which seeks to save those herbal traditions, not only in Italy but in the rest of Europe as well. The Italians are proposing a way out of this impasse.

It should be made clear in this context that the registration mandated by the EU does not regard all herbs but only those herbs that are sold as medicines.

For that reason there is no danger for products sold as food supplements, even if they contain or even consist only of herbs. Italy has firmly established this position in its national legislation that transforms the food supplements directive into Italian law.

Of course not all countries treat herbal products in the same way. France, for instance is much more restrictive and allows few herbs to be sold. Germany has always had a tradition of herbal products which were called 'Naturheilmittel' or natural medicines. The situation is similar in England, where herbal remedies have existed for years before the EU directive came into force. The difference is that now, those remedies have lost their status of exemption from pharmaceutical laws.

Herbal practitioners and healers who use those remedies are saying that their work is being made more difficult. It is the representatives of age-old herbal medicinal traditions from India and China however, who are complaining most bitterly from being unceremoniously pushed out of Europe.

The EU Commission washes its hands of the matter, saying it is up to the member states to interpret and apply the directive. In this way, instead of promoting a single market of medicinal herbs, the new European law has entirely excluded the major non-european herbal traditions and has, inside Europe, created a great confusion. National health authorities are confused - no one really knows what to do with herbs any more.

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Worldwide, a rapidly increasing number of people are becoming sensitive to the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by cell phone towers, cell phones, WiFi,

WiMax, TETRA2, Smart Meters, etc. In fact, several European scientists have predicted that by 2017, 50% of the population may be electro-sensitive (ES) 3.

If you experience any of the following "unexplained" symptoms, you may in fact be unknowingly exhibiting the symptoms of ES yourself:

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Updated: Thursday, 19 May 2011

Published : Thursday, 19 May 2011, 10:29 PM CDT

RANDY WALLACE

Investigative Reporter

HOUSTON - For now, 4-year-old Rachel Harrison is back with her parents.

"She belongs with her mother and her father" Rachel's father David Harrison said.

But if Child Protective Services has its way, Rachel's 28-year-old father David and her 24-year-old mother Christina will not be her legal guardians. CPS wants her to be adopted by non-relatives.

"If it was up to them absolutely they'd take her away in a heartbeat," David said.

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by Rebecca Millette

June 29, 2011

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Derek Hoare with his daughter Ayn Van Dyk.

ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia, June 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On June 16, 2011, 9-year-old Ayn Van Dyk was taken from her family into custody by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, allegedly for her own safety, but against the wishes of her family, says her father.

Four days earlier, Ayn had been playing in the backyard of her family’s home in Abbotsford, British Columbia when she went missing. After frantically looking for her, without success, her father called 911 and a police search commenced. Ayn was found two hours later playing in a neighbor’s backyard.

“It seemingly was one of those storybook endings,” her dad, Derek Hoare, told LifeSiteNews.com. “She ran from the police car and threw her arms around my neck.”

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JULY 1, 2011. Lies passed around like conjured pieces of gold. Medical liars speaking their messages with straight faces, from their pulpits of influence.

We've watched them work. We've experienced the inner sensation of blood boiling; outrage.

Who are these people? Where did they come from? How did they attain their positions of power? Are they a different species?

And like you, I have watched the passive faces of audiences as they take in these lies, as they know something is wrong, as they refuse to act.

If you control the meaning of words like "evidence," "cause," "relationship between," you own the playing field. You can manipulate outcomes and conclusions, and you can define science itself.

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Mission Impossible International
July 1, 2011


For 30 years the American Diabetes Assn has rejected all evidence that aspartame is deadly, you see, they've been on the take from the poison producers whom they really represent. At last the truth is confessed by two reports at an ADA Conference. Like they say: "Murder will out". See my analysis following their confession.

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Another Study Says It: Diet Soda Leads to Weight Gain

Study after study has told us to watch out for those empty, sugary calories in sweetened drinks like soda, but two new studies remind us about the dangers of diet soda - they too can lead to weight gain and may raise your risk for developing diabetes.

The studies were presented at a diabetes conference this weekend, and together they show that drinking diet soda may just be another thing in our diets that is making us fat. One study followed 474 older-age diet-soda drinkers and found that their waistlines grew 70 percent more than non-diet-soda drinkers, even when the researchers accounted for differences in age, physical activity level, and diabetes status.

The news gets worse; read on for how bad a two-diets-a-day habit is for your waistline.

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by J. D. Heyes

naturalnews.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

(NaturalNews) Poliomylitis, or polio for short, is a disease that has been around since ancient times, and despite the medical advances we have made in the United States in terms of regular and natural health, there is still no cure for this dreaded, disabling disease.

An infectious viral affliction that attacks nerve cells and, at times, the body’s central nervous system, polio causes a phenomenon known as muscle wasting (a decrease in the mass of muscle), and can also cause paralysis and death.

“Since 1900 there had been cycles of epidemics, each seeming to get stronger and more disastrous. The disease, whose early symptoms are like the flu, struck mostly children, although adults, including Franklin Roosevelt, caught it too,” said a report in the journal A Science Odyssey.

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by Jon Rappoport

Headlines you won't see:

All psychiatric drugs banned; too toxic.

Psychiatric profession judged unstable, unscientific.

Foundation of psychiatry discovered to be a fantasy.

JUNE 28, 2011. I recently learned about a teen whose life was turned inside out and ripped from him. A psychiatrist had diagnosed him at a young age with ADHD, given him Ritalin...and then the parade of newer diagnoses followed-Clinical Depression, Bipolar, Oppositional Defiance Disorder-and the boy ended up on Valproate and Risperdal, two powerful toxic drugs that dropped him over the cliff into psychosis.

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What do retroviruses do when pregnant?

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When we hear the word retrovirus, we think: Aids. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is a retrovirus. HIV is what mainstream medicine tells us causes a number of different illnesses and weakening of immune defenses - Aids.

We test for the presence of this retrovirus, or rather for the "signature" of its proteins, and when we find those signatures we declare that the person suffers from Aids and better start treatment as soon as possible.

Pregnant mothers are tested with special attention. And where they are found to be positive, they are told that a course of anti-retroviral drugs will be needed to try and protect the baby from becoming infected as well.

Now this all seems very logical, until you find out that in the normal course of every pregnancy, retroviruses are activated and that those retroviruses have an active role in the construction of new blood vessels that are needed to allow the growing fetus to survive and develop.

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A fertilized ovum attaches itself to uterine tissue

A monstrous thought...

Could we be killing unborn babies by giving the mothers anti-retroviral drugs?

Is perhaps the whole idea that Aids is caused by a retrovirus to be put in question? Some would tell you yes, that is the case. But let's take this one step at a time. Here is what Cal Crilly has found in the scientific literature regarding retroviruses in pregnancy...

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Confectionary News

By Jane Byrne

June 27, 2011

November 2011 should see steviol glycosides get regulatory backing for use in food in drink products in the European market, according to a European Commission (EC) representative.

Bringing industry up to date on the regulatory timeline, Wim Debeuckelaere from the Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG Sanco) told delegates at the Stevia 2011 conference in London last week that the natural sweetener is on schedule for sanction by the EC in “November or December at the latest.”

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) gave a positive safety opinion on steviol glycosides in April 2010, in line with the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), which approves the use of steviol glycosides at 95 per cent purity or above.

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