EU Declares Peppermint a Controllable Herb

"After April Fool's Day [in the EU], if you grow herbs in the garden, then process them into oils or teas or simply sell the dried leaves, you will be breaking the law...unless you have the finances and will to submit to the MHRA rules."

via EU Declares Peppermint a Controllable Herb.

Well, the pharmaceutical industry's billionaires are obviously behind this.

Look, apples are good for some serious conditions. Is the EU going to ban apples from your yard? In fact, every food on earth impacts upon serious conditions. Is the EU going to ban every food from your yard, your farm?

I should think that it would be beyond the time that the people in Europe decided that government is only legitimate when it has the consent of the governed.

It is my understanding that the European Parliament is not truly accountable to the European voters but is more a hand-picked bunch representing elitists who seek only to lord it over the masses for the sake of more personal, private, and special advantage and privilege (and especially mammon) for them and less for the "commoners," the people.


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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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    • Exactly what will it mean for the Christian Commons in Europe that the EU has declared Peppermint a controllable herb?

      Well, the Commons isn't designed to "sell" food or herbs. However, it appears that the greedy ones are whittling away at everyone's right to even grow food and herbs even if they aren't for sale.

      The "risks" associated with how people use peppermint have been unheard of because who has died from peppermint toxicity or the like. It may have happened in history, but it's no pressing issue. It is evil/insane that the government would step in on behalf of greedy pharmaceutical companies this way.

      At this level of invasiveness and Nannyism, there is no limit as to the things the unaccountable "state" can dictate.

      One can die from drinking too much pure water. The state doesn't need to, and shouldn't, place monitors on our throats to shut off our water intake. Who in his or her right mind would think otherwise? If someone has a mental problem with over drinking or whatever, help that one. Don't lord it over everyone else. It's enough to inform people. Don't be tyrants. Focus on the higher priorities such as War.

      I didn't choose the unaccountable EU Parliament to govern me. When they go beyond the pale this way, they ruin the good that can come from unity across oceans.

      Crazy people are in charge. The common people must conflate in the Holy spirit against the starkly obvious dark side.