The biotech firms are to regulate themselves!?: In a new two-year pilot program at the USDA, regulators are training the world's biggest biotech firms, including Monsanto, BASF and Syngenta, to conduct environmental reviews of their own transgenic seed products as part of the government's deregulation process.
The deregulation process is streamlined (Personally I think they are scared of the public response and trying to move things faster.): The USDA launched the pilot project in April and, in November, the USDA announced vague plans to "streamline" the deregulation petition process for GE organisms.
We must continue to educate our friends, neighbors and the general public about gm food, eventually we will have enough of us to keep suppliers from purchasing it and putting an end to gm food. Below are a few past posts that you might want to look at to learn more about GMO food. You can find even more GMO information in the blog search if you wish.
Dec 07, 2010
Soy 91%, corn 85%, cotton 88% and canola 80-85% (Canada) are all genetically modified if not organic (they are considered the big 4- if it says one of these on the label and does not say organic, assume it is GMO. ...
Dec 08, 2011
Congressman Dennis Kucinich from Ohio has introduced a bill in Congress that would give us the right to know whether or not there are genetically engineered ingredients in our food. Please ask your Congressional ...
Nov 10, 2011
A win in California for GMO labeling would be a crippling blow to the sale and production of GMO crops across the country and worldwide. Since I don't live in California I donated money to help them succeed. You can read ...