The FDA is failing us: Will Obama even mention this?

Later On

Kimberly Kindy writes in the Washingon Post:

The explosion of new food additives coupled with an easing of oversight requirements is allowing manufacturers to avoid the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible for ensuring the safety of chemicals streaming into the food supply.

And in hundreds of cases, the FDA doesn’t even know of the existence of new additives, which can include chemical preservatives, flavorings and thickening agents, records and interviews show.

“We simply do not have the information to vouch for the safety of many of these chemicals,” said Michael Taylor, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for food.

The FDA has received thousands of consumer complaints about additives in recent years, saying certain substances seem to trigger asthmatic attacks, serious bouts of vomiting, intestinal-tract disorders and other health problems.

At a pace far faster than in previous years, companies are adding secret ingredients to…

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Major Progress on the Fight Against Genetically Engineered Crops and Bee-Toxic Pesticides

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Photo courtesy of centerforfoodsafety.org

I just received an email from an organization called Center for Food Safety with some good news (and the usual donation request!):

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GM foods neither safe nor needed, say genetic engineers

Science on the Land

Today Earth Open Source (‘Collaborative approaches for sustainable food’) promotes the second edition of GMO Myths and Truths. Here’s the press release. Genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou, and researcher Claire Robinson, talk good sense in my opinion.

I’m grateful to GM Watch for drawing attention to this.

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