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July 29, 2014
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Letter: Former VP of Monsanto is now Deputy Commissioner of FDA — conflict of interest?

Warning about GMO concerns

Genetically Modified Organisms are food you eat, such as corn and soy, that were manipulated in a laboratory by forcing DNA from a completely foreign species into them. This foreign DNA may include a virus and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Farmers have found GMOs cause the death of livestock. The Food and Drug Administration’s own scientists warned that genetically engineered food had serious health hazards, but no health testing is required. Europe has rejected GMOs due to health effects. Animal studies have shown GMO foods cause infertility, accelerated aging, dysfunctional insulin regulation, changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system, and immune problems such as asthma, allergies, and inflammation.

Michael Taylor, former vice president and attorney for the biggest GMO company, Monsanto, is now the deputy commissioner at the FDA. Many other former Monsanto executives are now in the FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is a former Monsanto attorney. The FDA chose to disregard strong warnings of FDA scientists and allowed GMOs in our food supply without any health studies or even labeling. Monsanto gives generous campaign contributions and has friends in Washington.

I could fill a book to give you all the facts on Monsanto and just how corrupt and powerful it is. No matter what party you follow, I think we can all agree Monsanto and GMOs are not here to help us, they’re here to make more profits for this corporation and to hell with our health; that’s what deregulation is for. Look how much money they spend fighting labeling.

Susan Boyce

Myrtle Creek

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The News-Review Updated Oct 10, 2014 10:21AM Published Jul 29, 2014 05:42PM Copyright 2014 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.