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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Monsanto lobyists to be placed in charge of food safety

Hope... Change...I don't think so!

This month Michael Taylor became the senior advisor to the commissioner of the FDA. He had been Monsanto's attorney before becoming policy chief at the FDA. Soon after, he became Monsanto's vice president and chief lobbyist. He is the gem of a human being responsible for arguing that milk from cows injected with RBGH did not require any special labeling after repeated studies showed the milk contained higher levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). IGF-1, a huge risk factor for common cancers. He oversaw the FDA policy that facilitated the introduction of GMOs in 1996, silencing those who voiced concerns.

GMOs were rushed onto our plates in 1996. Over the next nine years, multiple chronic illnesses in the US nearly doubled -- from 7% to 13%. Allergy-related emergency room visits doubled between 1997 and 2002 while food allergies, especially among children, skyrocketed. We also witnessed a dramatic rise in asthma, autism, obesity, diabetes, digestive disorders, and certain cancers.
Read more here.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 11:49 PM


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