Stand against the disappearance of essential oils and natural products

Stand against the disappearance of essential oils and natural products

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PPAM de France a lancé cette pétition adressée à Commission européenne

[FRANCAIS : sauvons le naturel]

·         Why this petition ?

We ask the European Commission to consider the specificity of natural products, in particular essential oils. Otherwise, the entire production is threatened of disappearance, that would bring with it the end of agricultural production of perfume plants, and by domino effect, the extinction of traditional and historic landscapes such as iconic Provence lavender fields, where an entire tourist industry is therefore also at risk.

·         Who are we ?

French farmers and distillers from the Perfume, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (PPAM in French) sector, represented by PPAM de France, the French Union of PPAM Professionals.

·         Why are we concerned ?

In recent years, the essential oils sector has already seen an unprecedented increased level of requirements for its production with the introduction of the European regulation REACH (the world’s most demanding regulation in terms of Health and Environmental protection against the usage of chemical products). Now, it faces new regulations that risk upsetting its tough regulated balance. The « Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability » proposed by the European Commission is a new threat because the methods for assessing the risks to health and the environment do not consider the complexity and specificity of natural products and essential oils.

·         As a reminder ...

Essential oils are obtained by steam distillation of a raw natural material, or in the case of citrus fruits, by a mechanical process that aimed at collecting the essential oil lodged in the skin. These ancestral methods allow to extract aromatic molecules from plants, bark or fruits, and to concentrate them into a single liquid compound. They then find many applications in everyday life (medicine, cooking, cosmetics, cleaning products, etc.). As their name so rightly indicates, they are the very essence of the plant and its characteristic olfactory signature.

·         Help us to save the natural !

By signing this petition, join us in demanding from the European Commission a specific approach adapted to natural products and essential oils. Because if we do not act now, everyday consumer products (like lavender soap), farms and many authentic know-hows could disappear entirely. Therefore, only considering the uniqueness and complexity of raw plant materials will ensure safety for consumers, the environment and the sustainability of these agricultural process.

This is just a small step for you to take, but a giant leap for our sector. Help us save the wealth of the agricultural world and provide a stronger future to farmers who consider their job a duty and passion to offer us quality products every season!

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Contact details :

PPAM de France

Les Quintrands Route de Volx

04100 Manosque

FRANCE

contact@ppamdefrance.com

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