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Guy Hatchard
Guy Hatchardhttps://hatchardreport.com/
Guy Hatchard PhD is a statistician and former senior manager at Genetic ID, a global food safety testing and certification laboratory. Guy's book 'Your DNA Diet' is available on Amazon.com.

Natural Products Regulation—An Overeach of Government Control

Civilisations come and go through the ages. When governments empower people they harness the intelligence and creativity of their citizens for the good of all, when they seek to control their populations they fall into decline.

Following three years of pandemic control, governments are not stopping there. Here in New Zealand, the government has introduced the “Therapeutic Products Bill” which will control how products which appear to benefit health are manufactured, prescribed, imported, advertised, supplied and exported.

According to Health Minister Andrew Little:

“It will enable New Zealand to take advantage of advances in medicine, such as cell and tissue therapies, emerging gene therapies, and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning software. Having risk-proportionate approval systems will improve access to necessary and life-saving medicines, such as vaccines in a pandemic.”

An important part of the bill aims to regulate the natural health products used by more than 50% of our population. This is the third attempt of the Labour Party to introduce extreme regulation of the public’s options to choose their medical care, supplements and diet. Their earlier two attempts failed because of vocal public opposition. In 2017 Labour opted for a prohibited list of 300 common herbal ingredients (for some of these see photo):

Batural Products news

It won’t have escaped your notice that many of these like Cinnamon and Mustard are currently sold in shops. So how on earth did they get onto a prohibited list? The answer lies in attempts to gain control of our food supply. Natural products that are beneficial to health cannot be patented, but synthetic copies can be. To make this work, the products that grow in gardens need to be banned.

Labour and the Ministry of Health did not make this list up, the list was supplied by the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) of which Medsafe is a member. ICMRA is largely funded by the pharmaceutical industry whose interests they serve. You can read all about it in my book Your DNA Diet available as a Kindle from Amazon or a hard copy from the Hatchard Report.

Labour says it has learned from prior public opposition. This time the Bill will not name any prohited ingredients. Instead is an enabling bill, the type of legislation made famous by Adolf Hitler. The Bill establishes a new regulator headed by an independent statutory officer, with a wide remit:

The new regulator will be responsible for ensuring the safety, quality and efficacy of natural products. It will design and implement proportionate, riskbased market authorisation pathways. Its functions will include, in addition to market authorisation, licensing controlled activities, post-market surveillance, and compliance.

These services will be funded through levies on the industry which are liable to be costly. Government regulatory schemes mooted in the last two attempts were likely to push small players out of the market due to the cost of compliance, as happened as a result of the Food Bill.

Crucially the Bill also includes a range of modern enforcement tools allowing for a graduated and proportionate response to breaches, including tiered criminal offences, strict liability offences, improved infringement notices and a civil pecuniary penalty regime.

In other words, the Bill appoints a new as yet unnamed regulator who is being empowered to do whatever he thinks fit to control the manufacture and availability of supplements. He could, and is in fact very likely to publish a list a banned herbal ingredients soon after his appointment. The list is ready to go from the ICMRA database connected to Medsafe courtesy of the pharmaceutical industry.

If we wish to be able to continue to freely chose herbal medicines and supplements without government interference, we will need to speak up. Go to this link to make a submission before February 15th. Write to your MP and complain that the appointment of a regulator amounts to an open ended blank cheque to control the use products used by more than 50% of our population without fully specifying the principles he should use.

Guy Hatchard PhD was formerly a senior manager at Genetic ID a global food testing and safety company (now known as FoodChain ID). You can subscribe to his websites HatchardReport.com and GLOBE.GLOBAL for regular updates by email.

Guy is the author of ‘Your DNA Diet: Leveraging the Power of Consciousness To Heal Ourselves and Our World. An Ayurvedic Blueprint For Health and Wellness’.

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  1. I’m surprised they aren’t going after avocado too, given its nutritional benefits of good fats? Now that would get all those trendy types in a lather, if their smashed avo on toast was restricted, for their own food of course. It would be no less nutty than going after eggplant or cinnamon. Are Moussaka and Christmas cake destined to be off the menu?

    We have lots of herbs in our garden. Nothing like a cup of fresh lemonbalm and mint tea, or parsley with your eggs…if you can get eggs, that is. Looks like for many that cheap, staple source of protein is now off the menu too. I guess they would rather we consume cereals and so increase that rate of diabetes?

    Will they go after the home garden next? I’m just wanting to know how far they’ll go in protecting the profits of large multinational pharmaceutical corporations and ensuring a disempowered, sick population in that long queue for our overrun hospital system?

    I read recently that medical misadventure in the traditional medical system was one of the top causes of death. It suggests that those medical ‘experts’ are imperfect in their knowledge. Treatment of ulcers is one example. How long did they get that wrong? I went to school with a girl who had been damaged by thalidomide. No doubt her mother took the drug on the assurances of safety by her doctor.

    I’m not surprised there’s a growing scepticism of the health system and trend towards alternative remedies and health via good nutrition and supplements. It’s aligned with a growing awareness for many of the need to shield yourself from ‘The System’. Naturally our centralisation obsessed, authoritarian, freak controllers can’t have that!

    It’s quite evident the health system has been captured by corporate interests. Our health outcomes and rights to informed consent are NOT their priority. Peddling drugs for profit is! Got to keep those pharmaceutical paymasters happy. Looks like those millions that big pharma sloshes around in lobbying our weak politicians (and media via advertising dollar) is going to pay off. It begs the question, who do our elected represent? When I go to the doctor, whose interests do they represent? Mine? Or are they toeing a big Govt line with acquiescence to The (ideological/political) Narrative to avoid threats to their practice? Or are they drug pushers for big pharma?

    There is a crisis in trust and our Govt and medical bureaucrats are entirely to blame! In the last few years they have behaved irresponsibly and appallingly. Captured by group think, they require refreshers in medical ethics! Patient Centred Care, my foot!

    We need to look at where the people making decisions, like trying to restrict cinnamon or aloe, for goodness sake, have financial investments.

    Civilisations do indeed tend to dissipate when so called ‘rulers’ disappear up their own proverbial back orifice and corruption is unchecked!

  2. Anthony J. Hilder in his 1993 video titiled ‘Millennium 2000’ addresses the plan to also outlaw VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS! He reiterates this in ‘Lucifer 2000’, and in ‘NAZI 94’.
    In addition to that, they will also use only Terminator Seeds, outlaw home veggie gardens and any kind of self-sufficient food production, outlaw and ban Farmer’s Markets, and remove natural-path remedies for sickness.
    Hilder starts out in Millennium 2000 with ;
    “War has been declared against you. War has been declared on your wife, your children, your mother!
    There is nothing you have that they are not planning on taking away!” (just like Klaus Schwab at the WEF ‘You will own nothing, and be happy!”)
    Hilder goes on;
    “Who am I talking about,? A group of men, who are Freemasons, who are maniacal, and are planning to microchip you, your family, and limit where you can and can’t travel to!”
    See the videos online…

  3. On having a preliminary reading of the therapeutic products bill all indications are that this is a blueprint for a totally trans-humanist agenda where pure-bloods are bred for body parts, blood products and so on and devices alien to the human body are routinely implanted and remotely controlled. As the good Mr Little was in a previous incarnation head of the engineers and boilermakers’ union which continuously brought the country to it’s manufacturing knees it is unsurprising he favours a technical bent, however, the pandora’s box has already been open for some time imo.
    We were promised hemp but served plastic. Anyone, on either side of the ‘house’, who votes for this bill deserves scrutiny as to their sponsors and revenue streams.

    • i read years ago:
      Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro ( 2005)

      Very well written, but nightmarish, like british are good at
      You dont understand what it is about untill the end of the book.
      In the climax we are living in, quite actual. wont give you the plot.
      Give yourself a good read and a good scare

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