Dr. Robert Verkerk - EU Banning Herbs & Pushing GMOs
February 2, 2012
Dr. Robert Verkerk is an acclaimed expert in agricultural, environmental and health sustainability. In 2002, he founded the Alliance for Natural Health International. ANH-Intl is an internationally active non-governmental organization promoting natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare worldwide. ANH-Intl campaigns across a wide range of fields, including for freedom of choice and the use of micronutrients and herbal products in healthcare. It also operates campaigns that aim to restrict mass fluoridation of water supplies and the use of genetically modified foods. Through its work particularly in Europe and the USA, the ANH-Intl works to accomplish its mission through its unique application of 'good science' and 'good law'. Robert joins us to discuss the banning of herbs in Europe and the big push for GMOs. He'll tell us about their current urgent campaign targeting Members of the European Parliament to veto the proposed list of 220 authorized 'general function' health claims which will also simultaneously forbid all health claims that have not been scientifically proven to standards set by the corrupt European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Once this list is passed into law, around 2,500 commonly used claims about the health benefits of foods and food ingredients (health claims) will be banned. Robert urges all EU citizens to get involved with the campaign and mentions US campaigns.