Published on 06.10.2010
Written by Tore B. Krudtaa
How was GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) approved by U.S. FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)?
Read the interesting story behind the lies that resulted in the classification of GMO as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and the use of GMO outside closed laboratories.
- The FDA's records reveal it declared GE foods to be safe in the face of broad disagreement from its own experts
- The FDA acknowledges it has been operating under a government policy "to foster" the U.S. biotechnology industry
- when in 1991 the FDA created a new position of Deputy Commissioner for Policy to supervise the formulation of its policy on GE foods, it appointed Michael Taylor, a Washington, D.C. lawyer who had been representing Monsanto and other members of the biotech industry on regulatory issues
- FDA scientists protested the attempt to equate bioengineering with conventional breeding
- Violating Federal Law
Besides violating basic canons of ethics, the FDA's behavior flagrantly violates the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which mandates that new food additives be demonstrated safe through testing before they are marketed. While the FDA admits that bioengineered organisms fall under this provision, it claims they are exempt from testing because they are "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS), even though it knows they are not recognized as safe even by its own scientists, let alone by a consensus in the scientific community.
Read the whole story here: Biodeception
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