I don't usually copy Avaaz e-mails straight onto my blog but today calls for it ... I think its time for us to stand still and think about how much the government actually does to protect us ... and how much they do in the interest of ... let's take this example: the pharmaceutical industry.
In 3 days, the EU will ban much of herbal medicine, pressing more of us to take pharmaceutical drugs that drive the profits of big Pharma. The EU Directive erects high barriers to any herbal remedy that hasn't been on the market for 30 years -- includingvirtually all Chinese, Ayurvedic, and African traditional medicine. It's a draconian move that helps drug companies and ignores thousands of years of medical knowledge. We need a massive outcryagainst this. Together, our voices can press the EU Commission to fix the directive, push our national governments to refuse to implement it, and give legitimacy to a legal case before the courts.Sign below, forward to everyone, and let's get to 1 million voices to save herbal medicine: Sign the petition!!
Let's stand up for our health, and our right to choose safe herbal medicine.
(As an avid petition signer myself, my only advice is - just do it -, you'll be surprised how good it feels to feel like you're contributing to something good!)
Feel like using your voice? Inspired to sign more? Check out the petition site and be amazed at how many people out their are busy protecting and supporting what they burn for.