Growing Awareness Across the Globe of Overregulation
Here’s a quick update and addition to our conversations surrounding FDA Globalization Act and CO HB 10-1248 Colorado Safe Personal Care Products Act.
Friend and Colleague, Tony Burfield, has been fighting the good fight re: aromatic ingredient regulations in the EU. He runs the fab site Cropwatch and is a contributor on aromaconnection. He’s headed to speak at the British Society of Perfumers Safety & Regulatory Issues Symposium at Cambridge on 11th March 2010, …talk entitled "Is excessive regulation destroying the perfumery art?"
I’ve passed on to him what’s happening here re: FDA Glob Act and CO HB1248. He’s hopeful that there might be "some victory for common sense looming" and will be using information about our movement to help staunch EU march to over regulate. He is grateful for what we are doing here and passes on, "In SE Asia anti-IFRA and anti-REACH groups are forming, since producers of natural products feel that their livelihoods are being put in hexapody by the effects of creeping legislation." This is hopeful news.
P.S. new word for my vocabulary "hexapody". 🙂 Love those Brits.
Great post, Marcia! And complete with a new word too! Tony Burfield’s work is so well respected and I’m glad you are connected with him on these important issues. The growth of small businesses using natural ingredients in larger proportions than ever is a good thing for the world. It’s an odd shame that the growth of such careful people is now resulting in those very people being treated like the enemy. I’m glad that people across the globe are mobilizing, and I’m excited to be a part of the movement with you.