Monday, January 3, 2011

Banning nature, pushing drugs

Happy new year, everybody! Let's fight to keep the pharmaceutical companies' dirty mitts off our kids and out of our gardens. Just saw these two stories on Vigilant Citizen today:

Europe to ban hundreds of herbal remedies

So Young and So Many Pills: More than 25% of Kids and Teens in the U.S. Take Prescriptions on a Regular Basis

This modern-day witch hunt against herbal remedies and pushing dangerous drugs has hit fever pitch during the last few years. I'm not that old and I've witnessed profound changes in my own lifetime. It wasn't that long ago that prescription drug commercials on TV were illegal. Now it seems every other commercial on daytime TV is for some drug or other, with a special emphasis on erectile dysfunction and freshly packaged "diseases" like having to go to the bathroom too much, or having yellow toe nails. When I was a kid, I didn't know of anyone in my classroom that had pills administered to them on a regular basis. Now this type of thing is commonplace. Our our kids any healthier? Happier? I'd say less so. BTW, whatever happened to playing outside? >:/


Light Keeper said...

Happy New Year, Jody!

Hate to tell you, they'll be banning herbal remedies in the US too. The Food Safety and Modernization Act (how ironic a title) "harmonizes" US food and vitamins with global Codex Alimentarius requirements. If I remember correctly Codex pretty much eliminates access to herbal remedies.

Here's Mike Adam's article about this:

Everyone better stock up quickly on their vitamins and herbals.

Saladin said...

I guess the ultimate goal is to classify all beneficial plants as class 1 controlled substances? Got oregano or lavender in the garden? Prepare for the full might of the govt. to relieve you of it.

Light Keeper said...

I've been encourage lately in one regard. After highlighting a few of the nefarious provisions of the FS&M act to people who are generally unaware, they utter the exact same response, "I'm not following that!"

They may be grossly underestimating people's attachment to organic foods, vitamins and herbals.