Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

An Apple A Day

An Apple A DayNanny's chums in the ever popular and helpful European Court have decided to tighten the rules on the sale of vitamins and minerals.

Needless to say, when Nanny says "tighten" she means BAN.

The ban will affect around 200 supplements, and put restrictions on the upper limits of vitamin doses.

It seems that Nanny wants to see vitamins and minerals controlled in the same way as conventional medicines.

You see, there is a danger that if you take too many high doses of vitamins you may injure yourself.

Well that is of course true, but surely the same can be said for eating eg too many carrots (you can turn orange from beta carrotine overdoses).

Doesn't this just come down to a matter of common sense?

Unfortunately Nanny wants to take away every aspect of responsibility that we have over our lives, and deny us freedom of choice.

That's the real issue:


Anyhoo, Nanny will be implementing her rules in August of this year; supplements will only be able to include vitamins and minerals taken from an approved list.

The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), the Health Food Manufacturers' Association (HFMA) and the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) have launched an appeal.

They argue that the legislation is too restrictive, and will threaten thousands of perfectly safe products.

Remember this, the real issue is FREEDOM.


  1. Chris9:33 AM

    The real reason for this ban may be quite simply corruption.

    The ban prices a lot of smaller producers out of the market leaving the field open for the large pharmacuticals.

    It's time to realise that a lot of stupid sounding rules actually have a simple financial motive.

  2. I am shocked Chris...are you suggesting that our ever popular and representative EU is in any way corrupt?

    Surely not?



  3. Dear Ken,

    Please remove Chris' slanderous comment at once!

  4. My sincere appologies to anyone offended by my unwitting implication that EU officials may be money grabbing, expense account fiddling, sharks.

    I merely wanted to explain that the EU offices may not be peopled by ponderous fools who have no hope of a job in the real world.

  5. Thi shows where some of the billions which we throw to Brussels every year goes to.
    If we had a real government instead of (Deleted for risk of libel but you can fill in for yourselves) thay would have put two fingers up to Brussels and told them in good Anglo Saxon to go away.
    There may be some pressure from drug companies but I think it just shows that there are too many people in Brussels with not enough to do i.e.Redundant, who lookaround to se where they can poke their big long noses in next.
    The tragedy is that no-one in authority, either heer or anywhere else in Europe will say so and everything coming from brussels is treated like the Law of the Meads and the Persians.