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DA Deletes 1 Million Signatures for GMO
Labeling Campaign - FDA slave to Monsanto?
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While the Food and Drug Administration has
seemingly reached the limit for unbelievable
behavior, the company's decisions continue
to astound and appall consumers and health
activists alike. In the agency's latest decision,
undoubtedly amazing thousands of
individuals yet again, the FDA virtually erased
1 million signatures and comments on the
'Just Label It' campaign calling for the
labeling of genetically modified foods.
The 'Just Label It" campaign has gotten more
signatures than any campaign in history for
the labeling of genetically modified foods.
Since October of 2011, the campaign has
received over 900,000 signatures, with 55
politicians joining in on the movement. So
what's the problem here?
Evidently, the FDA counts the amount of
signatures not by how many people signed,
but how many different individual letters are
brought to it. To the FDA, even tens of
thousands of signatures presented on a
single petition are counted as -- you guessed
it -- a single comment. This is how, despite
over a million supporters being gathered by
the petition, the FDA concluded a count of
only 394. "This is an election year and there
are more than a million people who say this
is important to them. This is petition has
nothing to do with whether or genetically
modified foods are dangerous. We don't
label dangerous foods, we take them off the
shelves. This petition is about a the citizens'
right to know what they are eating and
whether or not these foods represent a
novel change." said Andrew Kimbrell an
attorney for the Center for Food Safety, one
of the partner groups on the Just Label It
justlabelitinfographic FDA Deletes 1 Million
Signatures for GMO Labeling Campaign
The argument as to whether genetically
modified foods are dangerous is a whole
discussion on its own, but for the FDA to
completely sidestep away from the labeling
of GM foods is completely and utterly
irresponsible. Consumers have every right to
know what they are consuming. Needless to
say, biotechology giant Monsanto is against
GMO labeling, claiming that it would mislead
consumers since GMOs are 'perfectly safe'.
Of course there is plenty of evidence proving
that GMOs are not completely safe, and how
they affect life in the long-term is
questionable to say the least. Either way,
there is enough controversy surrounding the
issue which is cause for alarm for millions of
people, and Monsanto's opinion on GMOs
safety is a sorry excuse for not labeling
foods as GM. Is the FDA avoiding such an
issue because so many ties exist between
genetically modified makers like Monsanto
and the agency?
You have the right to know what is in your
food, and what your food IS. Denying that
right, whether it be by the essential deletion
of millions of signatures on a petition, or by
ignoring the voices of thousands of people
on the street, is taking power away from the
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