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Just before everyone left for the Fourth of July weekend, the White House announced a plan for a major undertaking: A review of the laws regulating genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
In a memorandum to the heads of the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Agriculture, the Obama administration said the initiative would modernize federal regulation of GMO crops, animals and microbes, but does not apply to biotech products in medicine.
US regulations for GMOs have not kept pace with advances in technology, the White House reasoned, and haven’t been updated since 1992. A major thrust of the memo is the call for more transparency, as well as inter-agency coordination to ensure the environment and public health are protected. It also states that the regulatory framework should allow for continuing innovation by industry, as well as public confidence in the safety of its products.
originally posted by: Vector99
We've been eating GMO's for quite some time, it really is just Monsanto's take on it that is disturbing. Seedless watermelons have been around for quite some time, that's a GMO. Monsanto took it in a whole new direction though, like "hey what if we induce the plant with cancer causing mutations to keep the insects away". That's when it went awry, and monsanto employees should be FORCED to eat only monsanto foods or quit their job. At least that way we are guaranteed a reduction of monsanto employees