ITALY TO DO AWAY WITH PROFESSIONAL HERBALISTS

The Italian government is about to approve a legislative decree on the "practice of growing and harvesting medicinal plants, and use of such as raw materials", which means the practice of professional herbalists will be revoked in favour of the powerful farming organisations, who will be able to grow and modify medicinal plants for consumer use as they see fit, entailing a potential threat to the quality of the plants.

Source and article in full: http://www.feierboristi.org/fei/una-vergogna-senza-fine-giu-le-mani-dallerboristeria/