I realize this will most likely go unobserved but it’s an issue that’s important to me. There’s currently an open letter addressed to the president asking him to put an end to the government’s involvement with Monsanto. Let me state right now that I have no problem with people who are pro-GM foods. If you think they’re the saviors of the world that’s your prerogative, but I believe everyone should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they want to eat it. However that isn’t going to happen when the FDA consists of the same people who are responsible for creating this technology and hyping up positive press. I believe the fact that this issue is getting more public attention is the reason organic farmers have finally won the right to counter-sue Monsanto and their ludicrous lawsuits. If you feel it’s also important please sign the letter, if not continue on.
Sign-on: Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto

I realize this will most likely go unobserved but it’s an issue that’s important to me. There’s currently an open letter addressed to the president asking him to put an end to the government’s involvement with Monsanto. Let me state right now that I have no problem with people who are pro-GM foods. If you think they’re the saviors of the world that’s your prerogative, but I believe everyone should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they want to eat it. However that isn’t going to happen when the FDA consists of the same people who are responsible for creating this technology and hyping up positive press. I believe the fact that this issue is getting more public attention is the reason organic farmers have finally won the right to counter-sue Monsanto and their ludicrous lawsuits. If you feel it’s also important please sign the letter, if not continue on.

Sign-on: Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto

@2 years ago with 13 notes
#genetically modified #gmo #fda 
FDA Recommends Genetically Modified Salmon for US Market
The Food and Drug Administration has completed its highly anticipated  evaluation of the world’s first genetically engineered (GE) fish for  human consumption, and passed a document supporting its  commercialization on the US market to the White House Office of  Management and Budget for final approval, reports the Talking Points Memo.  The FDA findings, however, weren’t released to the public, preventing  people from making their own completely informed decision on whether or  not to eat genetically engineered fish.
Still, experts have plenty to say about why genetically modified salmon could be dangerous to our health. (continue reading…)

FDA Recommends Genetically Modified Salmon for US Market

The Food and Drug Administration has completed its highly anticipated evaluation of the world’s first genetically engineered (GE) fish for human consumption, and passed a document supporting its commercialization on the US market to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final approval, reports the Talking Points Memo.

The FDA findings, however, weren’t released to the public, preventing people from making their own completely informed decision on whether or not to eat genetically engineered fish.

Still, experts have plenty to say about why genetically modified salmon could be dangerous to our health. (continue reading…)

@2 years ago with 23 notes
#food truths #genetically modified #fda 

FDA attacks walnut and cherries but is chummy with processed food manufacturers 

The Healthy Advocate has wrote a detailed entry about the US Food and Drug Administration’s latest hypocritical behavior. As of June of this year they have told walnut and cherry distributing companies that they’re no longer allowed to promote their products by advertising its health benefits. Even giving them an ultimatum of removing the claim or risk having their products seized. Yet they continue to allow many processed foods such as Cheerios and Frito Lay to do just that and even allow them get away with claiming their products are “all natural” in spite of containing genetically modified ingredients.

@2 years ago with 5 notes
#food truths #fda #genetically modified 
wholeistichealth:

Genetically Modified Organism
This is a fancy way of saying [in one deep breath], “A government approved program of the use of genetic altering injections and manipulations of food genes to produce a food product that is resistant to chemicals, toxins, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides all for the name of a profit at the expense of the consumers health.” [phewwwww]
This shit is BANNED in Europe and other intelligent countries, yet the US government and FDA will tell us that it is perfectly safe to eat GMO foods.
93% of Soy in the US is GMO
86% of Corn in the US is GMO
93% of Cotton in the US is GMO
93% of Canola (rapeseed) in the US is GMO
95% of Beet Sugar in the US is GMO
RICE, CANE SUGAR, ALFALFA, PAPAYA, SQUASH, and PEPPERS are a few others on the list.
Funny thing, Soy, Corn, and Canola are basically in EVERYTHING. Take a gander at your ingredient labels and you’ll most likely find soy, soybean, soybean oil, tofu, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn, corn oil, vegetable oil (corn!), dextrose and maltodextrin (corn!), high fructose corn syrup (drinks), canola oil and rapeseed (both laced with the toxin, hexane). 
The deal is this: If the packaging or ingredient label doesn’t say “Made without GMO products” then you’re eating a GMO PRODUCT. It’s not a food, it’s a science experiment and we’re the guinea pigs left to suffer… or to invest more of our money in the government-run drug companies to get “healthy.”

wholeistichealth:

Genetically Modified Organism

This is a fancy way of saying [in one deep breath], “A government approved program of the use of genetic altering injections and manipulations of food genes to produce a food product that is resistant to chemicals, toxins, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides all for the name of a profit at the expense of the consumers health.” [phewwwww]

This shit is BANNED in Europe and other intelligent countries, yet the US government and FDA will tell us that it is perfectly safe to eat GMO foods.

93% of Soy in the US is GMO

86% of Corn in the US is GMO

93% of Cotton in the US is GMO

93% of Canola (rapeseed) in the US is GMO

95% of Beet Sugar in the US is GMO

RICE, CANE SUGAR, ALFALFA, PAPAYA, SQUASH, and PEPPERS are a few others on the list.

Funny thing, Soy, Corn, and Canola are basically in EVERYTHING. Take a gander at your ingredient labels and you’ll most likely find soy, soybean, soybean oil, tofu, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn, corn oil, vegetable oil (corn!), dextrose and maltodextrin (corn!), high fructose corn syrup (drinks), canola oil and rapeseed (both laced with the toxin, hexane). 

The deal is this: If the packaging or ingredient label doesn’t say “Made without GMO products” then you’re eating a GMO PRODUCT. It’s not a food, it’s a science experiment and we’re the guinea pigs left to suffer… or to invest more of our money in the government-run drug companies to get “healthy.”

(via drop-the-weight)

@2 years ago with 264 notes
#food truths #genetically modified #fda 
get-thinspiration:

HA! i told my dad tub butter was better

get-thinspiration:

HA! i told my dad tub butter was better

(via get-motivation)

@2 years ago with 45 notes
#food truths #fda 
I realize this will most likely go unobserved but it’s an issue that’s important to me. There’s currently an open letter addressed to the president asking him to put an end to the government’s involvement with Monsanto. Let me state right now that I have no problem with people who are pro-GM foods. If you think they’re the saviors of the world that’s your prerogative, but I believe everyone should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they want to eat it. However that isn’t going to happen when the FDA consists of the same people who are responsible for creating this technology and hyping up positive press. I believe the fact that this issue is getting more public attention is the reason organic farmers have finally won the right to counter-sue Monsanto and their ludicrous lawsuits. If you feel it’s also important please sign the letter, if not continue on.
Sign-on: Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto
2 years ago
#genetically modified #gmo #fda 
wholeistichealth:

Genetically Modified Organism
This is a fancy way of saying [in one deep breath], “A government approved program of the use of genetic altering injections and manipulations of food genes to produce a food product that is resistant to chemicals, toxins, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides all for the name of a profit at the expense of the consumers health.” [phewwwww]
This shit is BANNED in Europe and other intelligent countries, yet the US government and FDA will tell us that it is perfectly safe to eat GMO foods.
93% of Soy in the US is GMO
86% of Corn in the US is GMO
93% of Cotton in the US is GMO
93% of Canola (rapeseed) in the US is GMO
95% of Beet Sugar in the US is GMO
RICE, CANE SUGAR, ALFALFA, PAPAYA, SQUASH, and PEPPERS are a few others on the list.
Funny thing, Soy, Corn, and Canola are basically in EVERYTHING. Take a gander at your ingredient labels and you’ll most likely find soy, soybean, soybean oil, tofu, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn, corn oil, vegetable oil (corn!), dextrose and maltodextrin (corn!), high fructose corn syrup (drinks), canola oil and rapeseed (both laced with the toxin, hexane). 
The deal is this: If the packaging or ingredient label doesn’t say “Made without GMO products” then you’re eating a GMO PRODUCT. It’s not a food, it’s a science experiment and we’re the guinea pigs left to suffer… or to invest more of our money in the government-run drug companies to get “healthy.”
2 years ago
#food truths #genetically modified #fda 
FDA Recommends Genetically Modified Salmon for US Market
The Food and Drug Administration has completed its highly anticipated  evaluation of the world’s first genetically engineered (GE) fish for  human consumption, and passed a document supporting its  commercialization on the US market to the White House Office of  Management and Budget for final approval, reports the Talking Points Memo.  The FDA findings, however, weren’t released to the public, preventing  people from making their own completely informed decision on whether or  not to eat genetically engineered fish.
Still, experts have plenty to say about why genetically modified salmon could be dangerous to our health. (continue reading…)
2 years ago
#food truths #genetically modified #fda 
get-thinspiration:

HA! i told my dad tub butter was better
2 years ago
#food truths #fda 
FDA attacks walnut and cherries but is chummy with processed food manufacturers→

The Healthy Advocate has wrote a detailed entry about the US Food and Drug Administration’s latest hypocritical behavior. As of June of this year they have told walnut and cherry distributing companies that they’re no longer allowed to promote their products by advertising its health benefits. Even giving them an ultimatum of removing the claim or risk having their products seized. Yet they continue to allow many processed foods such as Cheerios and Frito Lay to do just that and even allow them get away with claiming their products are “all natural” in spite of containing genetically modified ingredients.

2 years ago
#food truths #fda #genetically modified