MUSLIM RESPONSE TO THE EU AGAINST THE CONTAMINATION OF HONEY WITH GM pollen?
IN DEFENCE OF THE CREATED
WONDERFUL BEES(ALNAHL),surah 16, IN THE FINAL HOLY BOOK AL QUR'AN
IN DEFENCE OF THE PRESCRIBED PURE NATURAL HONEY IN THE QUR'AN AND IN THE PROPHETIC AHADITH FOR TREATMENT AND CURE
AND IN OPPOSITION TO THE CONTAMINATION OF HONEY BY GENETICALLY MODIFIED(GM) POLLEN....
DR A MAJID KATME/ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION/UK, HAS SENT TODAY(13 Dec 2911) THIS MUSLIM RESPONSE TO THE EU COMMISSIONER :Mr John Dalli in Belgium
TO STOP URGENTLY THIS CONTAMINATION TO OUR "HOLY BEES AND HONEY" and TO LABEL CLEARLY ALL HONEY WHICH HAVE BEEN CONTAMNATED WITH GM POLLEN!
THE MUSLIM RESPONSE
TO MR JOHN DALLI
DG Health and Consumer Policy
Rue de la Loi 200
Dear Mr Dalli,
We would like ,on behalf of the 40 million European Muslims ,to express our deep concern and unhappiness
regarding the contamination of our holy:BEES and HONEY with GM pollen.
This was,no doubt, a very worrying news to all of us: the European Muslims and the Muslims in the world(1600 million).
It is too ,a big worry to all those farms and the producers of honey in Europe who are from different religions.
This unexpected unnatural contamination,is going to affect very badly the business industry/beekeepers and the production of honey, in Europe,in the Muslim world and all over the world?
Urgent drastic preventive measures are needed now in order to stop all the ways which can lead to the contamination of honey with GM pollen,directly and indirectly:
Honey bees are known to travel long distances(up to 9.5 kilometres).
Researchers in Japan have demonstrated that maize can cross-fertilise at distances of at least 1200 metres.
Besides,already our innocent bees are suffering a lot of diseases and sudden deaths,which have led to drastic reduction of honey in most parts of the world.
European Muslims have got also a lot of good and Islamic reasons to protect the bees from any contamination with GM pollen and to have all the times: PURE NATURAL UNCONTAMINATED HONEY:
As explained below,in the enclosed standard islamic article on honey and bees:
We have a whole chapter in the final holy book AL QUR'AN titled THE BEES(ALNAHL) which is chapter 16.
In this chapter,there is a clear holy verse(69),talking about the treatment and cures (Alternative medicine) in consuming PURE natural honey,as GOD created and wanted, and not contaminated ,by GM pollen or any other as is happening today.....
Medically too,PURE HONEY is highly nutritious to any one who consumes it.
There are millions of people who are working as beekeepers and many do it as a job for income and survival.
No doubt,the contamination of honey by GM pollen,will "interefere" with the natural Healing and the Nutritious effects and health benefits of honey, and will add to the world of bees,who are already dying and suffering, a new man made disaster?
European Muslims and Muslims generally have a lot of concern and are very unhappy about the GM industry,which does change
GOD's BEAUTIFUL NATURAL BALANCED SAFE HEALTHY CREATION;Bees and honey.
We therefore , the European Muslims ,would like you,if you allow us, to take all strict and safe measures in order to avoid any contamination to any bee and to any honey in Europe.
Strict controls should be taken too to avoid the import of any honey to any European country, which has been contaminated with any GM pollen.
LABELLING is a must ,if there is any contamination or any risk of GM pollen,in any honey sold on the market.
Informed choice is the right of every consumer in Europe.
We are requesting and demanding the avoidance of any contamination of any honey by GM pollen on:
-Animal welfare grounds,in order to protect the bodies of these weak defenceless holy creatures:THE BEES.
-& Consumers rights and grounds
We will wait anxiously to hear your response and to know hopefully , about the urgent measures and actions taken in order to stop this serious neglect and contamination of our holy bees and honey,just for the sake of the satisfaction of some greedy business companies who care only about their profits at whatever the cost!
Thank you for your help
Dr A Majid Katme(MBBCh,DPM)
Spokesman: Islamic Medical association/Uk
Weekly Presenter of a Health show on IQRA TV
Weekly Speaker on a Global Muslim radio
Tel: 0044 7944 240 622
Address: Dr A Majid Katme 31 North Circular Road Palmers Green London N13 5EG UK
THE ISLAMIC ARTICLE ON BEES AND HONEY:
The miracle of honey as an alternative medicine
Honey is a sweet and viscous fluid produced by honeybees from the nectar of
flowers. "The definition of honey stipulates a pure product that does not allow for the addition of any other substance. This includes, but is not limited to, water or other sweeteners," according to the United States National Honey Board 2003 and other nations' food regulations. Honey is significantly sweeter than table sugar and has attractive chemical properties for baking. Honey has a distinctive flavor which leads some people to prefer it over sugar and other sweeteners.