Endangered lavender - Petition
Help save lavender, aromatic and medicinal plants
A petiion is going on on Avaaz in order to save lavender !
Then help us, sign this peittion, we need you!
Lavender and other aromatic and medicinal plants along with their extracts have been used throughout history and form part of our common heritage. Their benefits have been proven over thousands of years.
Today, under European regulations, these natural products have been placed in the same category as man-made chemical products and as such they are subject to restrictions which in practice make it impossible to continue their use.
The only ones to benefit from this situation are the chemical industries who will have free reign to substitute their synthesised chemical products for the natural products. This will be detrimental to consumers’ health and at the cost of the disappearance of rural and agricultural lands.
Don’t let them get away with this!
Help us defend the cause and save these plants and their uses. By signing this petition, you will contribute to the preservation of natural products, those who cultivate them, and the environment they are cultivated in.
We will never accept the unacceptable !
To The President of the European Commission
We, citizens of the world, ask you not to treat lavender and other aromatic and medicinal plants as well as their traditional extracts as chemical products. We say NO to European regulations which are irrelevant to and destructive of natural products. We ask that these products be accorded a specific status in relation to their production and use.
Read the complete file : dossier-reach.pdf