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If you thought Monsanto’s lack of testing on their current GMO crops was bad before, prepare to now be blown away by the latest statement by the USDA.
Despite links to organ damage and mutated insects, the USDA says that it is changing the rules so that genetically modified seed companies like Monsanto will get ‘speedier regulatory reviews’.
With the faster reviews, there will be even less time spent on evaluating the potential dangers. Why? Because Monsanto is losing sales with longer approval terms.
Steve Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association, states it quite plainly.
This is a move to help Monsanto and other biotechnology giants squash competition and make profits. After all, who cares about public health? 'It is a concern from a competition standpoint,' Censky said in a telephone interview.
The changes are expected to take full effect in March when they’re published in the Federal Register. The USDA’s goal is to cut the approval time for GMO crops in half in order to speedily implement them into the global food supply. The current USDA process takes longer than they would like due to ‘public interest, legal challenges, and the challenges associated with the advent of national organic food standards‘ says USDA deputy administrator Michael Gregoire.
Is the USDA working for the United States consumer, or is it working for Monsanto?
Any American concerned about the Monsanto/GMO issue might want to look at this 2012 California GMO Labeling Ballot Initiative... there are also other initiatives out there for other STATE ballot measures.
In 2007, Barack Obama promised to label GMO foods if elected.... WE ARE STILL WAITING..here's a link to him making that promise .....
I can understand your frustration in the fact that people are just not waking up to the fact that GM foods (and Monsanto) are harmful to humans and the environment, it's a frustration I share.