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Forum Post: Monster Salmon and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 26, 2013, 10:09 a.m. EST by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA
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[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 5 years ago

From the article:

"So far, there have been two petitions relating to genetically engineered foods on President Barack Obama’s “We The People” petition website that have surpassed the signature threshold required for a response. But instead of addressing the sincere concerns of the American people, as promised, there has been no answer forthcoming. Only deafening silence. This despite the fact that Obama vowed to label GE foods all the way back in 2007, were he to be elected. He’s now into his second term, and has yet to make a single move to uphold his initial campaign promise."

Hmmm, makes you wonder whose side he's on. According to 'Natural News,' during Obama's first term:

"The new president filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA and the FDA:

At the USDA, as the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center.

As deputy commissioner of the FDA, the new food-safety-issues czar, the infamous Michael Taylor, former vice-president for public policy for Monsanto. Taylor had been instrumental in getting approval for Monsanto's genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.

As commissioner of the USDA, Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack. Vilsack had set up a national group, the Governors' Biotechnology Partnership, and had been given a Governor of the Year Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include Monsanto.

As the new Agriculture Trade Representative, who would push GMOs for export, Islam Siddiqui, a former Monsanto lobbyist.

As the new counsel for the USDA, Ramona Romero, who had been corporate counsel for another biotech giant, DuPont.

As the new head of the USAID, Rajiv Shah, who had preciously worked in key positions for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of GMO agriculture research."

Good post John

[-] 2 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 5 years ago

I have read that Monsanto employees eat only organic foods in the company cafeteria.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33633) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Lab rats?

[-] 1 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 5 years ago

good one

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 5 years ago

Are you serious, or being sarcastic? It's hard to tell on the net.

I wonder if there's a way we can find out.

[-] 2 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 5 years ago

A search at http://www.www.startpage.com resulted in more than 9.000 hits. Many articles are documented, likely truth to it.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 5 years ago

Wow. I don't know what else to say.

I'm checking some pages now. There may be a parcel of truth to it. I'm a stone's throw from Monsanto world headquarters. Made many a delivery there. I wonder if i could find out?

[-] 2 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 5 years ago

Yes, definately - try to find out more. Let me know about anything you find.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 5 years ago

I will. It's a subject worthy of a post, I think.

[-] 2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

Dont worry, thats why we have the FDA...

Wait, what? Monsanto runs that?

Oh shit....

[-] 2 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 5 years ago

Good point - thank you !

[-] 2 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 5 years ago

Obama and the FDA just love to toss Monsanto's salad.