Next step in phamaceutical industry attempts to coerce world governments to ban natural herbs, spices, vitamins, minerals, and natural product supplements from free sale.
This move is likely part of global corporations trying to take control of the worlds food supply and stranglehold control on world health. You can't patent something that occurs naturally in nature so they genetically modify it so they can control who grows it, where it is grown, how it is grown, when it is grown and how much you have to pay for the priviledge of doing so. The same with these natural ingredients such as curcumin in turmeric - they synthetically recreate the active ingredient then they can patent it of course it's then as expensive as drugs rather than the price of something you can buy in a supermarket and can only be bought through their designated agents.
Even new foods may be under threat. Despite being eaten and used by ancient civilisations for thousands of years, foods new to the west such as goji berries, chia seeds, echium oil, algae DHA and EPA oils, blue green algae, chlorella may be banned if the relevant paper work can't be found to prove they have been used without ill effect - Mayan or Inca sales ledger, medical records and consumer reciepts anyone?
The final kick in the teeth is that they plan to force feed these food ingredients to millions of animals in animal testing to establish toxic levels of these food ingredients - as we know from previous animal testing human health catastrophes this is a pointless and cruel, vindictive phamaceutical sport with one interest - commercial - if they can prove a certain animal is allergic or intolerant to a certain high level of a natural food ingredient they can get it banned. If they can find an animal that is tolerant to their synthetic version they can get their version patented, on sale and use the legal system to harrass anyone else selling anything similar.
Everyone who uses natural products for health needs to stand up and be counted!