Genetically modified (GM) foods are foods derived from genetically modified organisms. Genetically modified organisms have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques.
We think technology is great, however, technology with this kind of potential impact on our planet, on our bodies and health should NOT be unregulated, and dominated by corporate/elitist agendas, which only care about profit, dominance, control….NOT your health, the future, or our planet.
GMO’s have been released into our environment, are forced onto farmers all over the world, and severely threaten the very genetics of the biodiversity that our planet has evolved over millions of years. Due to Corporate dominance over our puppet government, GMO’s are considered “substantially equivalent”, as per a FDA ruling, led by Michael Taylor, a Monsanto Attorney, who was hired by the FDA to design GMO policy! Talk about a conflict of interest!
Wikipedia…… Michael R. Taylor
On the 17th July 1991, Michael R. Taylor was appointed as the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Policy, the first person to hold this newly created post. Taylor previously worked as a lawyer for Monsanto, where he had great influence on the legalization of the genetically modified bovine growth hormone (BGH). During Taylor’s tenure GM seeds were declared to be “substantially equivalent” to non-GM seeds, hence proclaiming proof of the harmlessness of GM’s to be unnecessary. After his tenure at the FDA, Taylor became a vice-president of Monsanto. Critics have called for a review of his work at the FDA citing a conflict of interest.
On July 7, 2009, Mr Taylor returned to government as the “senior adviser” to the Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration for the Obama administration.
Many commentators see Taylor as the originator of the concept of substantial equivalence.
Vandana Shiva concluded: “a very convenient tool called substantial equivalence principle was cooked up to say ‘let’s just treat genetically engineered organisms like conventional crops’. Of course, they don’t say that, when they want to patent these things. At that point, they say these are absolutely “novel”, never existed before, not like nature, these are not natural. But when it comes to safety, they say: it’s just like nature, exactly as nature made. I sometimes call this ontological schizophrenia.”
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