July 27, 2017

EU HERB DIRECTIVE

Sadly, the many who have turned to Alternative Medicine, for whatever reason, will soon find that they cannot buy the herbs they have come to rely on, because the registration process is far too costly for small companies.

“But health-conscious consumers are likely to be surprised to find a wide complement (over 100) of additive ‘nasties’ in most (but not all) of the registered products.  These include the detergent sodium lauryl sulphate, the controversial sweeteners aspartame and sodium cyclamate, artificial preservatives, such as E215, E217 and E219, and various polymers, such as butylated methacrylate copolymer, polyvinylpyrrolidone and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). The latter is recognised by government authorities to cause cancer in laboratory animals.”

We launched our company with Neem Tea which was sweetened by Stevia, and we were taken to task because, according to the EU, Stevia is a novel food and banned in the EU. This is in spite of the fact that there are no recorded instances of the carcinogenic effects attributed to Stevia. The EU is, more than likely, influenced by the powerful lobby financed by the manufacturers of Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. http://www.earthways.co.uk/aspartame.html.

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