Have you heard that anthroposophical medical rememdies, biodynamic products, and Waldorf education, indeed, all the things out of anthropsophy that we love and hold dear are in danger, because the European Union does not recognize the validity of the products and services that are based on a spiritual view of the human being? Do you know that the EU is making laws that will make these products and services illegal? (For instance, the new EU guidelines mandate that ALL baby food must have synthetic vitamins added, even though the Demeter baby foods don’t need them because their own NATURAL vitamin content has been proven to be equivalent. And Hauschka sun screen will not longer be manufactured because it doesn’t have the particular CHEMICAL ingredients that the EU requires.) Just today we learned that now in Holland the anthroposophical medicines that are not classified as “homeopathic” are no longer legal.
The freedom of the consumer is being curtailed through these laws. And what happens in Europe could easily and predictably also happen here.
Our friends in Europe have been told that if they can gather 1,000,000 signatures (by Dec. 31, 2008), they will establish their identity as an interest/consumer group, and be guaranteed a positive review of their products under EU laws. Signatures gathered in North America will also be accepted, in the spirit of international commerce. We thus far have 630,000 signatures — a good start, but still less than 2/3 of the way there!
Therefore, PLEASE JOIN ME in supporting this movement, by going to the website listed below and signing this signature. AND PLEASE also forward this email — with my text if you like — to 3, or 5, or 10 of your friends this week, and urging them to get on board as well.
Director, Eurythmy training program
Rudolf Steiner College
Dear supporters of the ELIANT campaign
One alone does not help, but
rather whoever unites with
many others at the right time.
We’d like to thank you very warmly for your online signatures for the ELIANT campaign. We have now received over 630,000 signatures, which encourages us to ask you for a one-off Christmas gift to ELIANT:
Would it be possible for you to send this email to 3 friends or acquaintances and ask them to sign online? If so, we could achieve one million signatures by Christmas!
In this way you will be helping to secure legal safeguards in Europe for DEMETER quality baby and infant foods without artificial vitamin supplementation, freedom of choice in education and full and free availability of anthroposophic medicines!
Your friends and acquaintances can sign online here: www.eliant.eu
And >here< you can print out a signature list and send it out with your Christmas post
With very warm thanks
and best wishes for Advent and Christmas
for the ELIANT Alliance sponsor group
Initial signatory of ELIANT Charter
International Federation of
of Anthroposophic Medical Associations / IVAA
press / publicity officer
Dr. jur. Jürgen Erdmenger
Institut anthroposophique Rudolf Steiner
Dr. med. Michaela Glöckler
for Anthroposophic Medicine
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NaturalNews) The U.S. Congress has just voted to categorize tobacco as a drug, handing the FDA regulatory authority to control the advertising, marketing and sales of cigarettes. This hilarious move, if approved by the Senate and signed by the President, would put the FDA in the position of approving the sale of a “drug” that the entire medical community openly admits kills millions of people. According to the CDC, tobacco kills 438,000 people each year in the United States alone (1). Now, thanks to the U.S. Congress, the FDA <http://www.naturalnews.com/the_FDA.html> could soon be the government office responsible for allowing these 438,000 deaths each year!
Think about it: Right now, FDA-approved drugs kill around 100,000 Americans a year, and that’s if you believe the conservative figures from the American Medical Association (the real numbers are at least double that). Add tobacco <http://www.naturalnews.com/tobacco.html> deaths to that list, and you come to the startling realization that if tobacco is considered an FDA-approved “drug,” then FDA-approved drugs will kill well over half a million Americans each year! (538,000 fatalities a year due to FDA-approved drugs, using government statistics.)
That’s a level of fatalities that terrorists haven’t even come close to approaching.
Why the FDA doesn’t want to regulate tobacco
Obviously, the FDA does not want to find itself in this position, because if regulatory authority over tobacco is shoved onto the FDA, it would be forced to declare tobacco an unapproved, unsafe drug and ban its sale.
Why? Because there have been no clinical studies whatsoever supporting the use of tobacco as a medicine. And if it’s considered a drug, then the FDA must apply the same rules to tobacco that it applies to other substances. And there’s absolutely no way a series of clinical trials could show tobacco to be safe or effective at treating disease. (Unless, of course, Big Tobacco funds the studies, in which case cigarette smoke could be made to look like it CURES cancer <http://www.naturalnews.com/cancer.html> , thanks to fraudulent science and corrupt researchers…)