- Calvin Coolidge
One of the Biggest Government Lies: “The Food We Eat is Safe”
The FDA didn’t perform any kind of testing in regards to rBST. FDA official John Scheid admitted to the Associated Press that the agency based their approval simply on a summary provided by Monsanto.
Former FDA veterinarian Richard Burroughs, who was a lead reviewer in this hormone’s approval process, said the drug “was approved prematurely without adequate information”… and that “the whole rBST thing was bad science and bad regulation.”
The European Union even investigated the FDA’s faulty approval process and concluded that the hormone’s safety had never been proved.
Canadian scientists also analyzed the FDA’s approval process and wrote a lengthy and scathing report. If you google “Gaps Analysis Report”, you can read it online.
Unless it’s labeled organic or “rBST free”, everything in the dairy section of your grocery store, including yogurt and cheese, probably includes milk from cows injected with this hormone.
Unfortunately, milk is just the tip of the iceberg.
With the help of the FDA, GMOs have spread throughout our food supply. It’s virtually everywhere.
Why would the FDA put Americans at risk?
Well, it turns out the Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the FDA in 1993 had strong links to Monsanto. He had worked for the company, before joining the FDA.
In fact, after helping secure the approval of rBST, he went back to Monsanto to work as its Vice President for public policy.
Today, he’s once again at the FDA, working closely with the Obama administration on food safety.
Well, once you understand the strong link between government and big corporations that produce GM food, the answer is not exactly a surprise.
But that doesn’t make it any less disturbing.
Big corporations, lobbyists and politicians will do anything to keep you in the dark. Why? Because there’s big money involved. That’s the cold truth of our food supply.
If word gets out that genetically modified foods are potentially dangerous, the food companies’ billions of dollars in profits will be in SERIOUS jeopardy.
The genetically modified crop market is huge. In the last decade alone, Monsanto, which controls 90% of the market, has made more than $116 billion in sales.
And they use a lot of that money to make sure nobody will interfere with their business.
For example, in recent years they have spent over $52 million in lobbying to make sure they get the most favorable legislation possible.
And that has paid off… as the New York Times said, “the White House worked behind the scenes to help Monsanto get the regulations that it wanted.
For years, polls have shown that about 93% of Americans support the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
But the biotech industry, with the help of the FDA, has decided that we don't need to know when there are potentially harmful ingredients in our food. So, GM foods are not required to carry identifying labels.
We are being denied the fundamental right to know what's in our food - a right that more than 50 other nations, including China and Russia, offer their citizens.
It’s estimated that 70% of processed foods contains genetically modified organisms. But because of the lack of labels, Americans have no clue.
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