CAP is concerned that medicine and food supplements containing substances prohibited for consumption by Muslims are being sold to them by hospitals and pharmacies. Many Muslims consume them without realizing that they are violating their religious dietary laws.
Medicines and supplements containing porcine (pork) and bovine (beef) source elements (gelatin used in capsules) are widely used in the health sector and easily available in pharmacies without any prescription by doctors.
Water fluoridation was discontinued in 1989 by the then Sabah State Government which feared that inadequate supervision in the process of adding fluoride to the water could cause adverse effects. It is reported that the imminent water fluoridation project is under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) with an allocation of RM2.5 million.
Can we get well with less money? It's not only possible. It is true that good food is cheaper because processed foods can be very expensive. Natural and fresh foods are also more nutritious. They also have no food additives which are added not for eating, but for longer shelf-life; replace lost colours and flavours; and other needs of the food industry.
By Gar Smith
You can use the latest toothpaste
And then wash out your mouth
With industrial waste."