We have to be responsible and careful at the same time here.
This thread is an argument FOR Canada's bill C-51 which proposes to:
· Remove more than 70% of Natural Health Products from Canadians and many others will be available by prescription only.
· Restrict research and development of safe natural alternatives in favor of high risk drugs.
· Punish Canadians with little or no opportunity for protection or recourse for simply speaking about or giving a natural product without the approval of government. More than 70% of people in Canada use a Natural Health Product. The new law goes so far as to warrant action against a person who would give another person an unapproved amount of garlic on the recommendation that it would improve that persons health.
Outlaw nearly all Natural Health Protocols
Criminalize the use of herbs
Favour drug/medical treatments
Ignore your constitutional rights
Impose U.S. laws on Canadians
If it comes to be, underground black market bartering may end up being the only way to go alternative for those without access to government/pharmaceutical controlled supplements.
This underground bartering could be determined a criminal act according to C-51.
Then we run the risk of even more questionable quality than we already have...
I do not think that any of us want this.
We must be careful which side of the fence we choose.
In any event, I do hope that people are learning about indigenous fauna.
A single case filed here and there on an herbal supplement pales in comparison to the suits and class actions against the chemical, food, and pharmaceutical companies.