In our recent post “Should The FDA Require Companies To Label Genetically Modified Foods?” we discussed the AquAdvantage salmon debate. As a follow-up to that article, check out the video below, “Secret FDA Memos Reveal Concerns About Genetically Modified Organisms/Foods (GMOs).”
If you’re curious and would like to read the memos yourself, click here.
Also, did you happen to catch Shelly’s mention of Michael R. Taylor? In January 2010, he was named “deputy commissioner for foods” at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He became the first individual to hold this position, which was created in August 2009 along with a new ‘Office of Foods.’
According to the FDA’s website, “Mr. Taylor is leading FDA efforts to develop and carry out a prevention-based strategy for food safety plan for new food safety legislation ensure that food labels contain clear and accurate information on nutrition
‘I am fully committed to working with my FDA colleagues to make the changes necessary to ensure the safety of America’s food supply from farm to table,’ said Mr. Taylor.”
Coincidentally, Mr. Taylor was a former attorney representing Monsanto (the agricultural biotechnology company that happens to be the lead producer of Genetically Engineered (GE) Seeds and responsible for the creation, production and widespread use of the controversial rBGH hormone injected into cows). As we stated in our recent post “Should The FDA Require Companies To Label Genetically Modified Foods?”, today the FDA does not require companies to label “Genetically Engineered” food and, in fact, is making it difficult for food companies to label conventional food “not genetically engineered.”
Below are additional articles on Mr. Michael Taylor:
“You’re Appointing Who? Please Obama, Say It’s Not So!” – Huffington Post
New FDA deputy to lead food-safety mandate – The Washington Post
TAKE ACTION NOW (thanks to the Non-GMO Project):
The FDA is currently considering approval of a genetically modified salmon, the first GE animal intended for human consumption. With a public hearing scheduled for this week, now is a critical time to voice your concerns. If you’d like to voice your concerns, consumers can click here to sign the Center for Food Safety’s petition to the FDA. This petition opposes the approval of Genetically Modified Salmon.
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