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Meat’s not green and walnuts aren’t drugs …

August 8, 2011
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1. Sign the Pledge: Go Vegan!

2. USA friends – US Declaration of Health Rights: Foods Are Not Drugs

      EU friends   – EU Declaration of Health Rights: Foods Are Not Drugs



1. Background | From PETA

What’s the number one cause of global warming? Cars? Nope. Factories? Nope. Planes? Nope. According to the United Nations, raising animals for food generates more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, planes, ships, trucks, and trains in the world combined.

According to the UN, the livestock sector is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions. This is a higher share than transport (13.5%).  So cutting down on animal products could be the biggest single thing you could do to reach your carbon target. Vegetarian and vegan meals tend to be more healthy, no more difficult to prepare than ‘animal-based’ meals and these days there are many recipe books and products available to make it easy.  Transition Keyworth



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Meat’s Not Green

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2. Background | From Change

Our right to manage our own health is being stolen!

A stunning theft of our rights is happening now–right under our collective noses. We’re losing the right to manage our personal health in the manner we choose. It’s a right so basic that no one ever thought to list it among the rights of free speech and assembly. Who could ever have imagined that something so basic might come into question?

If you’re in the US, please sign the US petition, not this one.

One of the primary methods used to steal our health rights is redefining foods as drugs. In both the US and the EU, public agencies that are supposedly tasked with protecting our health are using this technique to limit access to our foods of choice.

According to the US’s FDA in the US and the EU’s EMEA, simply making a health claim turns a food into a drug! That would, of course, be absurd–if it weren’t so frighteningly effective.

For background into the history and thinking behind this petition, please go to The Theft of Health Rights: Can It Be Stopped?

This petition is to protect your right to access the foods that you wish to eat. Right now, the FDA in the United States of America and the EMEA in the European Union are actively declaring that common foods are now to be treated as if they were common drugs. See FDA Says Walnuts Are Drugs and Doritos Are Heart Healthy for documentation.

Just making a health claim for a food literally turned it into a drug! That would, of course, be absurd–if it weren’t so frighteningly effective.

On both sides of the Atlantic, foods are being banned or declared as controllable drugs. See EU Declares Peppermint a Controllable Herb and Recall of Supplement Containing Seville Orange Shows Absurdity of FDA’s Claims  for examples.

At what point does this end? Health effects can be claimed for virtually everything we ingest. They can easily be claimed for meditation and exercise. Will our regulatory agencies attempt to control them as if they were drugs?

It’s magical thinking! But reason and rationality have nothing to do with achieving the goal of controlling everything that people ingest and making it a profit center controllable only by Big Pharma and the agencies that are clearly at its beck and call.

Therefore, we call on our elected Members of Congress, both in the House of Representatives and the Senate, to enact a law declaring that foods cannot be defined as drugs to be regulated as if they were pharmaceuticals.

there is nothing even vaguely
green about meat
what a transparent
ugly deceit

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


One Comment leave one →
  1. August 8, 2011 10:41 am

    (i did a painting of a mother cow and calf with poem, if you would like to post)
    there is nothing even vaguely
    green about meat
    what a transparent
    ugly deceit

    Like

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