Here below is an article I found about New Zealand, the right-wing government is very scary, sad, time to leave I reckon. Stuart Wilde
Stuart Wilde (www.stuartwilde.com)
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NEW ZEALAND INTRODUCES $50,000 FINE FOR DRINKING CHAMOMILE TEA
Bill 324-1, the new Natural Health Products Bill before the NZ Parliament will make it illegal without a licence to prepare, share or administer anything (that isn’t presented as “food”) that’s made from plants, vitamins, minerals or anything else natural and that may have any of the following material health benefits:
The maintenance or promotion of health or wellness; nutritional support; vitamin or mineral supplementation; affecting or maintaining the structure or function of the body; effective treatment of any self-diagnosed or self-managed condition.
Now, go back and read that again!
You’ll be liable for a $50,000 fine for doing any of the above, even for yourself. No more home-grown camomile tea to make you sleep better. No more practising of traditional Maori medicine without a government ticket, which can be denied or revoked. No more home-made manuka oil to put on your cuts. No more using your granny’s remedies from the herb garden. None of this without permission, fees and rules, or you face massive fines and possibly jail. Sound familiar?
Now, you may not actually do these things. But you may wish to retain the right to do so. You may also wish to use any of these products or services in future. But under the NHP Bill they will be more expensive and much harder to find, because most practitioners / producers will be regulated and compliance-costed out of existence.