Friday, Nov 22nd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

E-mail Print PDF

Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration.

EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.

TVNL Comment: Government, which is really just the front for corporate interests including the drug companies, have assumed the power to monopolize anything that cures or prevents any ailment. According to them if some substance, practice or food has health benefits, especially those benefits that hinder health "problems", is considered a drug. And drugs mean profits, protected profits.


Most Recent Related Stories...

U.S. CDC reports 'breakthrough' in vaping lung injury probe as cases top 2,000

Vaping dangersTests of lung samples taken from 29 patients with vaping-related injuries suggest all contained Vitamin E...

'It's a far broader problem.' More tainted blood pressure medicines may be added to carcinogens lawsuit

Blood pressure recall Lawyers for consumers who claim harm from tainted versions of the blood pressure-lowering drug valsartan want...

Oklahoma Supreme Court temporarily blocks law banning common abortion procedure

Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks abortion banThe Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday temporarilyblocked the state from enforcing a ban on a common abortion...

Alabama Abortion Ban Is Blocked by a Federal Judge

Alabama judge bans abortion ban A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a near-total ban on abortions from taking effect next month...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!