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You're Appointing Who? Please Obama, Say It's Not So!

Post by Shirleypal » 08-27-2009 10:12 AM

"The person who may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history has just been made the US food safety czar. This is no joke."


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You're Appointing Who? Please Obama, Say It's Not So!

The person who may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history has just been made the US food safety czar. This is no joke.

Here's the back story.

When FDA scientists were asked to weigh in on what was to become the most radical and potentially dangerous change in our food supply -- the introduction of genetically modified (GM) foods -- secret documents now reveal that the experts were very concerned. Memo after memo described toxins, new diseases, nutritional deficiencies, and hard-to-detect allergens. They were adamant that the technology carried "serious health hazards," and required careful, long-term research, including human studies, before any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could be safely released into the food supply.

But the biotech industry had rigged the game so that neither science nor scientists would stand in their way. They had placed their own man in charge of FDA policy and he wasn't going to be swayed by feeble arguments related to food safety. No, he was going to do what corporations had done for decades to get past these types of pesky concerns. He was going to lie.

Dangerous Food Safety Lies

When the FDA was constructing their GMO policy in 1991-2, their scientists were clear that gene-sliced foods were significantly different and could lead to "different risks" than conventional foods. But official policy declared the opposite, claiming that the FDA knew nothing of significant differences, and declared GMOs substantially equivalent.

This fiction became the rationale for allowing GM foods on the market without any required safety studies whatsoever! The determination of whether GM foods were safe to eat was placed entirely in the hands of the companies that made them -- companies like Monsanto, which told us that the PCBs, DDT, and Agent Orange were safe.

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Post by Linnea » 08-27-2009 02:20 PM

Just stunning. What in the world is the matter with Barack Obama?!? This is as bad, or even worse, than the Emanuels and health care policy.

This is who is being appointed, per the article:

"That person is Michael Taylor. He had been Monsanto's attorney before becoming policy chief at the FDA. Soon after, he became Monsanto's vice president and chief lobbyist.

This month Michael Taylor became the senior advisor to the commissioner of the FDA. He is now America's food safety czar. What have we done?"

Also, per the article, Barack Obama is also considering Dennis Wolff of Monsanto for the top safety post of USDA?!?

Where are they going to be putting all the bodies that are beginning to pile up?

Anyone see any sanity to any of this? Is there a rational explanation here for why Obama is giving these people the nod - if he is? One that holds out any hope for the rest of us?

Unbelieveable...

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Post by Swerdloc » 08-27-2009 02:34 PM

I agree that this is unbelievable. Astrologer Ray Grasse opined that the corporate logo of Monsanto ought to be a picture of Satan--except that would be unfair to Satan.
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Post by Shirleypal » 08-27-2009 03:04 PM

Was furious when I read this article today.....I am so disappointed in Obama...

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Post by Linnea » 08-27-2009 03:57 PM

What was that mantra? Bad advisors?

What happened to the 'fast breaks, hoops and hustle'. Are we so soon at tee-ing off on the rollings hills of illusion?

I've tried to retain some level of optimism, but it is fast fading...

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Post by joequinn » 08-27-2009 04:27 PM

And now Obama is appointing Bernanke for a second term as the head of the Federal Reserve. And this after Obama has confirmed that the United States will continue to support the CIA's rendition program for terrorist suspects.

The growing consensus within progressive circles is that Obama is either quite incompetent or maintaining continuity with the Bush fascist junta. He is already being compared, quite unfavorably, with Carter. Carter!

I told you people last fall that the fix was in and that both Obama and Hillary Clinton were frontmen for different factions of the New World Order. Of course, things would not have been any better if Clinton had won. As I told you, again and again, there are no second acts in Amerikan lives, and 9-11 was the point at which Amerika finally tipped over into the abyss...
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Post by IronsGold » 08-27-2009 06:55 PM

Jesus! I picked a hell of a time to stop smoking!
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Post by SETIsLady » 08-27-2009 06:55 PM

This is more than dissappointing ! I just finished reading another article that I will share below. There are no excuses to be made, this is just what it appears to be.

Monsanto’s man in the Obama administration, with an eye on Africa

http://www.foodfirst.org/en/node/2515

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Post by whskyfan » 08-27-2009 08:23 PM

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Post by IronsGold » 08-27-2009 08:33 PM

Not to hijack the thread, but thank you WF! I'm at 14 days, just cold turkey.

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Post by Shirleypal » 08-27-2009 08:43 PM

Good luck to you Ironsgold, know how hard it is.....congrats Whskyfan.:)

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Post by SquidInk » 08-27-2009 08:56 PM

Why is this appointment any more startling than Obama's appointment of Tom Vilsack, hardcore Monsanto operative, as Secretary of Ag?
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Post by Linnea » 08-27-2009 10:18 PM

Links and confirmation of the Vilsack - Monsanto connection would be appreciated.

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Post by Linnea » 08-27-2009 10:30 PM

IronsGold wrote: Jesus! I picked a hell of a time to stop smoking!


That's the one smile out of me today, Ironsgold. And I needed one.
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