There may be situations where GMOs are not a bad thing, I’ll grant that possibility. But to allow companies to pretty much decide for themselves what’s OK to literally test on us with little or no practical oversight is absolutely not OK with me.
the current FDA process for GMO oversight is disjointed at best, and heavily slanted to the benefit of big agribusiness at worst. Rules were formulated piecemeal as a relatively fast paced technology has grown in leaps and bounds. There are, in fact, significant portions of regulatory law for which compliance is largely voluntary. I would hope there’s no doubt in your minds that Monsanto and the like do not introduce products with your health and wellbeing in mind – They’re after maximum profits, and little else. With that as their standard, how comfortable are you allowing these outfits to test and market genetically modified foods without sufficient oversight and regulation? I hope your answer is, ‘not very.’
FDA oversight of GMO testing should not be relaxed, but that’s exactly what may well happen if enough of us who are uncomfortable don’t make our concerns known.
If you do have a problem with it, like I do, then make your voice heard. Food & Water Watch has a fast, simple petition signing process right here – It takes less than a minute to make a difference and weigh in on this issue.
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