Hailing from the heart of America’s farmland, later as a founding member of Parents for Safe Foods in England, and ultimately as someone suffering from an auto-immune disease, I’ve been deeply concerned over what is happening to our food supply for quite some time. Remember, we are what we eat.
Even though it may look the same, the food we eat has changed dramatically since my childhood. A continuously growing population and the preference for convenience in our fast-paced society has to take some of the blame, but the longer we turn a blind eye to the bastardization of our food chain, the faster
the growth rate in related diseases will soar (along with the coffers of those who monitor and control how our food is produced). We need to pay attention and take initiative!
“President Obama has appointed former Monsanto VP and Lobbyist Michael Taylor to become Senior Advisor to the FDA’s Commissioner. This unthinkable linkage between food safety and corporate interests that have little regard for the public health must be stopped. This example of a “fox watching the hen house” is inexcusable. President Obama must reverse this unimaginably dangerous policy and isolate FDA from corporate influence.” – Frederick Ravid
This is what the petition says:
“President Obama, I oppose your appointment of Michael Taylor, a former VP and Lobbyist for Monsanto, the widely criticized Genetically Modified (GM) food multinational, as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the FDA. Taylor is the same person who was Food Safety Czar at the FDA when Genetically Modified Organisms were allowed into the US food supply without undergoing a single test to determine their safety or risks. This is a travesty. Taylor was in charge of policy for Monsanto’s now-discredited GM Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) which is directly linked to cancer and opposed by many medical and hospital organizations. It was Michael Taylor who pursued a policy that milk from rBGH-treated cows should not be labeled with disclosures. Michael Taylor and Monsanto do not belong in our government.
President Obama, Monsanto has been seen as a foe to family-based agriculture, the backbone of America, by introducing dangerous changes to plants and animals and by using strong-arm legal tactics against farmers for decades. Naturally occurring plant and animal species are permanently threatened by the introduction of DNA and hormonal modification, Monsanto’s core businesses.
FDA scientists once regarded Genetic Modification of the food supply as the single most radical and potentially dangerous threat to public health in history. As early as the 1991-2, a body of scientific research began to form which now includes articles in over 600 journals. As a whole, these offer scientific evidence that GM foods are the root cause for the increase of many serious diseases in the US. Since GM foods were introduced, diagnosis of multiple chronic illnesses in the US has skyrocketed. These illnesses include changes in major organs, hormonal, immune, digestive, and reproductive systems. Certain cancers are linked with GM consumption.
Experts are discouraged that regulators and GM companies systematically overlook potential side effects of GM. Monsanto’s objective to use bio-technology to change the world’s food supply is the opposite policy direction your administration should pursue. Your legacy of supporting Monsanto to have free rein in US food policy is a nightmare scenario that is against the interest of all Americans and world citizens.”
I signed, will you? Please help banish this food mafia profiteering at the cost of our health! Click here to add your name to the petition to Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto.