Dr. Robert Verkerk is an acclaimed expert in agricultural, environmental and health sustainability. In 2002, he founded the Alliance for Natural Health International. ANH-Intl is an internationally active non-governmental organization promoting natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare worldwide. ANH-Intl campaigns across a wide range of fields, including for freedom of choice and the use of micronutrients and herbal products in healthcare. It also operates campaigns that aim to restrict mass fluoridation of water supplies and the use of genetically modified foods. Through its work particularly in Europe and the USA, the ANH-Intl works to accomplish its mission through its unique application of 'good science' and 'good law'. Robert joins us to discuss the banning of herbs in Europe and the big push for GMOs. He'll tell us about their current urgent campaign targeting Members of the European Parliament to veto the proposed list of 220 authorized 'general function' health claims which will also simultaneously forbid all health claims that have not been scientifically proven to standards set by the corrupt European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Once this list is passed into law, around 2,500 commonly used claims about the health benefits of foods and food ingredients (health claims) will be banned. Robert urges all EU citizens to get involved with the campaign and mentions US campaigns. We begin the second hour discussing the problems with the global food trade. Robert tells us about the bad aspects of not eating food from your region and the value of eating indigenous foods. He discusses how the global food trade has dumbed down our food supply and made us sick. Then, we talk about the EU institutions that draw up EU food and medicine legislation. Dr. Verkerk urges citizens to veto legislation and inform others about the dangers of GMOs. We also discuss GMO contamination and keeping real seeds alive to maintain a diverse seed stock. Synthetic biology is being viewed as the new science to solve all our problems while the basic principles of proper nutrition and lifestyle are being looking down upon. Robert talks about crony capitalism in our food and health care systems. Lastly, we end on a high note about things in our power that we can do. Roberts believes the tide will turn.