The FDA Doesn’t Even TEST the Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods

GMO Food Producers “Voluntarily Consult”, But There Is NO Real Safety Testing

Many people assume that the Food and Drug Administration tests genetically engineered foods for safety.

But as USA Today reports:

Q: Does the FDA test these foods before they’re allowed on the market?

A: No. Instead there is a voluntary consultation process. Genetically engineered foods are overseen by the FDA, but there is no approval process. Foods are presumed to be safe unless the FDA has evidence to the contrary, Jaffe says. The FDA “has to show that there may be a problem with the food, as opposed to the company needing to prove it’s safe to FDA’s satisfaction before it can get on the market,” he says.

Given that genetically engineered foods have been linked to obesity, cancer, liver failure, infertility and all sorts of other diseases (brief videos here and here), the burden should be on the Monsanto and the other gmo producers to prove it’s safe.

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  • JosephConrad

    Not testing for problems will increase potential or a ri in lonterm healthcare costs.

  • ForestSilverwood

    “Given that genetically engineered foods have been linked to”

    I wish someone would make a new word for describing Geneticly Engineered foods that are engineered for *killing pests/resistance to poison to kill pests*.

    I really want giant strawberries and wheat that can grow on the ocean, but all this “All GE food can cause cancer” is harsh on my dream. My point is, all of these studies saying GE food is bad are done of the ones made for pest control, not making the foods better.

    • http://chimaeraimaginarium.wordpress.com/ Richard_William_Posner

      Monsanto et al arenot interested in making food “better”. They are interested in profit and in completely controlling the food supply of the entire planet.

  • gozounlimited

    Proposition 37 was defeated with the use of over $45 million in fraudulent advertising and dirty tricks funded by Monsanto, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Kellogg, General Mills, DuPont, Bayer and other food and pesticide companies.

    Over the last month, this cabal of deceptive companies has funneled money into a campaign of criminal fraud which, among other crimes, fabricated a fake FDA quote and sent out mailers that fraudulently used the FDA seal.

    Infowars.com reports the the latest scam involves using phony front groups to push their agenda. The “No on 37″ campaign impersonated a police organization (among others) to send out yet more
    fake mailers to voters, claiming that the police oppose GMO labeling.
    That fraudulent claim, of course, is entirely false.

    A criminal complaint has been filed with the FBI

    read more: http://www.prisonplanet.com/anti-gmo-labeling-campaign-poses-as-cops-democratic-party-to-deceive-voters.html

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/proposition-37-appears-to-have-failed-in-california-but-gmo-labeling-awareness-achieves-victory.html

    • gozounlimited

      Anthony Gucciardi (theintelhub.com) recalls back in 2007 during his campaign tour, Obama addressed the serious issue of GMOs with a promise that he would immediately ‘let folks know’ whether or not they are consuming GMOs through proper labeling. Instead, Obama appointed the former Vice President of Monsanto Michael Taylor as a senior adviser to the FDA in 2009.

      Acknowledging that this is a human and not a partisan issue, Mr. Gucciardi believes It is essential that we highlight the promises made by Obama and others to initiate GMO labeling. Labeling was promised back in 2007 by the newly re-elected Barack Obama!

      See and hear Obamas statement and read more: http://theintelhub.com/2012/11/07/will-obama-fulfill-his-2007-promise-to-label-gmos/

  • JosephConrad

    Americans saw Prop. 37 defeated because they accepted ‘fixed’ voting machines and feloniously fraudulent election process. In short, they elected political representatives who KNOWING have RERPEATEDLY & PURPOSELY FAILED to perform their near ‘feduciary responsiblity’ to protect the rights of those who had elected them. A fair definition of INSANITY is to repeat a process known to produce the same failed result EVERY TIME! Based upon such, Americans are INSANE to expect FAIR, LEGAL PERFORMANCE from a FELONIOUSLY FRADULENT, CONTRIVED-TO-FAIL Voting & Electoral Process.

  • amerikagulag

    Don’t we all feel safer?

    The FDA is an UN-elected body of people who represent the food and drug and INDUSTRIES – NOT the people of the US, nor their safety. Why should we expect oversight? There is also no accountability. The FDA lost its credibility under Reagan when Aspartame was ram-rodded thru after is was proven to cause brain tumors. So this article is only a small sample of the lack of real safety being foisted on the US populace by the government and its corporate masters.

    The FDA is about as accountable as the Federal Reserve is frugal.

    • MsMag

      Aspartame was indeed pushed through by Reagan. A bit of karma shows he died of the same thing that aspartame causes …

      • amerikagulag

        Reagan and Rumsfeld were buddies. Rummy was CEO of Searle – the makers of Aspartame. Doesn’t take a genius to see what happened. To their credit, the FDA did object to Aspartame being approved – but that didn’t stop Rummy.

  • http://chimaeraimaginarium.wordpress.com/ Richard_William_Posner

    Anyone who hasn’t, needs to see this video;
    http://tinyurl.com/amopqhh

  • http://chimaeraimaginarium.wordpress.com/ Richard_William_Posner

    Please visit here http://responsibletechnology.org/, and here http://nongmoshoppingguide.com/

    The assassination of prop 37 does not mean we can’t be aware of foods that are labeled to show they are non-gmo certified.

    These frankenfoods are not to be taken lightly or dismissed out of hand.

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    GMOs are just a softkill weapon part of the eugenics depopulation agenda.

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