FDA promotes GMO foods with a government-controlled propaganda campaign

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gmo-needle-corn(NaturalHealth365) A 2016 Pew Research Center study found that nearly 40 percent of Americans believe genetically modified organisms and GMO foods are worse for health than organic and conventional foods. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now looking to change hearts and minds through a marketing campaign promoting genetically modified organisms.

The recent avoidance of a government shutdown allocated $3 million to what amounts to a planned propaganda campaign for GMOs. However, it’s being called a “consumer outreach” program focused on “educating consumers regarding agricultural biotechnology.” The campaign will discuss nutritional, environmental, food safety, humanitarian and economic impacts of biotech crops, genetically modified organisms and GMO foods.

Why is the FDA helping to promote an industry it regulates?

Over 50 food industry and agriculture groups petitioned for the funding for this campaign, which they think will “offset misinformation” about genetically modified organisms and GMO foods. However, House Democrats and environmental groups have derided this decision as government-funded PR for the GMO industry.

Many are puzzled that the FDA would get involved in promoting the safety and use of genetically modified organisms and GMO foods. Rep. Nita M. Lowey pointed out that the FDA should not be in the business of promoting any industry that they regulate and oversee.

House Democrats tried to redirect the $3 million funding to FDA pediatric medical projects, but these efforts were voted down unanimously by House Republicans. The initiative will be developed with the Department of Agriculture and include distribution and publication of “educational information.”

“Big agriculture” lobbies and pays politicians to promote their interests

While 90 percent of American Association for the Advancement of Science members believe genetically modified organisms and GMO foods are safe to eat, the long-term effects of these frankenfoods is still not known. What might happen several generations from now? No one is sure because we are the first generation to consume them.

Farm data from the past 14 years also shows GMO planting seems to go hand in hand with increased herbicide use, which can bring about a range of health issues. It also remains to be seen what tinkering with the DNA of crops will do to the entire ecosystem down the road.

Agribusiness interests donated over $26 million to political campaigns, including those who sit on the House agriculture appropriations subcommittee. Rep. Robert B. Aderholt (R-Ala.), the subcommittee chair and supporter of GMO propaganda campaign funding, received $10,000 from the Monsanto company in 2016.

Fact: GMO foods not showing any valuable benefits

Clearly “Big Ag” is doing all it can to influence governmental policy. This is in the face of a lack of evidence that GMOs are bringing the benefits that the industry claimed they would. A New York Times analysis found that crop yields have not been significantly increased. GMO crops also offer no taste or nutritional benefits to consumers, and in some cases, taste and nutritional value are reduced.

Informed consumers won’t as easily be swayed by propaganda, so continue to educate yourself about the facts. Organic, locally-sourced fruits and vegetables are always the healthiest choice.

References:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/05/03/the-government-is-going-to-try-to-convince-you-to-like-gmo-foods/?utm_term=.bcca8af3b83f

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  • Falcon101

    This should be a good indication that the FDA DOES NOT exist to protect the health and welfare of the people through the approval process of food and drugs but rather to protect the profit potential of the Corporations. Check out the Act of 1871, this is where it all became possible for the government to profit off of We the People.

    • Truth4All

      The Fraud and Death Administration’s “Food Safety” information line is 888-723-3366. Call and follow the Q and when it says press 2. that is the line for food. You will get a message taker. I have pushed so hard as to get beyond them, but no one is allowed to say anything other than what they are told to say.
      Call them up and let them have it. Lay it down real crystal clear.
      The EPA’s Jess Rowland colluded with MonSatan to clear ghost written studies on glyphosates, actually rounding up the scientists willing to put their names on the studies. Dr. Russel Blaylock gave the whole low down on the studies and Monsanto’s hiding of the tumors in lab test subjects. Evil Sinister Devils.

  • archer

    Remember what rules this world? It has persuaded many to lose faith and believe they are more powerful then God. May God armor all who continue to fight the good fight,Amen

  • Tammy

    It can still be rejected by the consumer. Buy organic and grow your own. It is that simple. Be the change. Namaste 🙂

  • chris

    This alone is a LIE:
    ..A 2016 Pew Research Center study found that nearly 40 percent of Americans believe genetically modified organisms and GMO foods are worse for health than organic and conventional foods.”….
    ALMOST ALL SHOULD NOW BY KNOW, THAT GMO’s are LETHAL!!!
    Hard to believe, that supposedly 60% of all Americans, are uneducated morons, believing in Monsanto’s based ‘science’…

  • Truth4All

    The Fraud and Death Administration’s “Food Safety” information line is 888-723-3366. You can call your Regional FDA and they will tell you they cannot do anything about it, but I let them have it too, and tell them WE KNOW about the EPA’s Jess Rowland and the ghost written studies. Research it if you do not know about it.
    Call and follow the Q and when it says press 2. that is the line for food. Call and let them have it. I do. At least twice a month. Our government agencies are getting further and further away from us.
    With all the knowledge that I have, and with both barrels.
    See, Trumps appointment to head the FDA, Scott Gottleib, is a Big Pharma man just like Obama’s appointment to head the FDA was Robert Califf, Big Pharma man.
    We have to be clear folks. IT IS THE DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
    They will push their toxic GMO agenda down our throats because they are Big Pharma. They make us sick with the food, so we have to take their drugs.
    The last time I called a couple of weeks ago, I ended the call by telling them the FDA IS CROOKED!
    Anyone who is not being an Activist on this and letting them have it with the truth we know, then that person is just a big complainer.
    I feel, if the population we have today, we the ones around before the Revolutionary War, we would still be the Colonies.

  • chris

    Thank You Truth4all, for reminding me my own past stup…!!! Everyone is different, and listens to different news, isn’t it? Was completely unaware of having just ~6 resources of ALL NEWS, ALL stemming probably from a major one, with just the one purpose, to deliberately misinform as many as possible… In PARTICULAR about 9/11, GMO’s, etc.!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Truth4All

      Chris, that is why we can discern truth, from lame stream fiction. That is why we listen to Seminars and Series like Ty Bollinger’s The Truth About Vaccines, The Truth About Cancer/A Global Quest. Dr. Patrick Gentempo’s, Vaccines Revealed, Dr. Tom O’Brian’s, series “Betrayal”…look for that under his name. Movies, Vaxxed, Trace Amounts, Vaccine Syndrome. Natural News and all the others that are available, Natural Health 365, I could go on and on. I was not trying to put you down!
      We are responsible for learning the TRUTH and then NOT KEEPING IT TO OURSELVES.
      I DO NOT CALL THROUGH THE COMPUTER, I KNOW BETTER THAN THAT. The phone lines are melting down, and for whatever good people say it does not do, I will not go silently into that dark night.

  • chris

    Ah, forgot to add, the last time I called capitol, immediately after my call (through computer) I got HUGE HEADACHE, like never before. Coincidence?
    I doubt.