FDA Deletes 1 Million Signatures for GMO Labeling Campaign

Mike Barrett
Source: NaturalSociety

March 30, 2012

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While the Food and Drug Administration has seemingly reached the limit for unbelievable behavior, the company’s decisions continue to astound and appall consumers and health activists alike. In the agency’s latest decision, undoubtedly amazing thousands of individuals yet again, the FDA virtually erased 1 million signatures and comments on the ‘Just Label It’ campaign calling for the labeling of genetically modified foods.

FDA Deletes 1 Million Signatures for GMO Labeling Campaign

The ‘Just Label It” campaign has gotten more signatures than any campaign in history for the labeling of genetically modified foods. Since October of 2011, the campaign has received over 900,000 signatures, with 55 politicians joining in on the movement. So what’s the problem here?

Evidently, the FDA counts the amount of signatures not by how many people signed, but how many different individual letters are brought to it. To the FDA, even tens of thousands of signatures presented on a single petition are counted as – you guessed it – a single comment. This is how, despite over a million supporters being gathered by the petition, the FDA concluded a count of only 394.

“This is an election year and there are more than a million people who say this is important to them. This is petition has nothing to do with whether or genetically modified foods are dangerous. We don’t label dangerous foods, we take them off the shelves. This petition is about a the citizens’ right to know what they are eating and whether or not these foods represent a novel change.” said Andrew Kimbrell an attorney for the Center for Food Safety, one of the partner groups on the Just Label It campaign.

justlabelitinfographic FDA Deletes 1 Million Signatures for GMO Labeling Campaign

The argument as to whether genetically modified foods are dangerous is a whole discussion on its own, but for the FDA to completely sidestep away from the labeling of GM foods is completely and utterly irresponsible. Consumers have every right to know what they are consuming. Needless to say, biotechology giant Monsanto is against GMO labeling, claiming that it would mislead consumers since GMOs are ‘perfectly safe’. Of course there is plenty of evidence proving that GMOs are not completely safe, and how they affect life in the long-term is questionable to say the least. Either way, there is enough controversy surrounding the issue which is cause for alarm for millions of people, and Monsanto’s opinion on GMOs safety is a sorry excuse for not labeling foods as GM. Is the FDA avoiding such an issue because so many ties exist between genetically modified makers like Monsanto and the agency?

The bottom line is that you have the right to know what is in your food, and what your food IS. Denying that right, whether it be by the essential deletion of millions of signatures on a petition, or by ignoring the voices of thousands of people on the street, is taking power away from the people.

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3 Responses to FDA Deletes 1 Million Signatures for GMO Labeling Campaign

  1. Nicki Tompkins says:

    While this behavior is appalling, it isn’t surprising. At this day and age, I don’t think it’s really necessary to have GMO labelled foods. If it’s processed food, in a can or box, and not grown organically, chances are it’s Monsanto or GMO based. If EVERYONE would stop paying for Fast Food and un-organically grown food, how long do you think these companies would stay in business?

  2. ethaos says:

    Yet another book for you to add to your must read list dearest Jean. Silent Spring-


    Why would our government spray DDT on Long Island?

    We can only wish the MKUltra LSD experiments were only done on volunteers…


    This is the only story I see now “Googling” but they did much worse perhaps we need to add the electric koolaid acid test to that neverending story of things I wish i had not read-


    I was amused again when google puked out nothing after my first query… refining my search parameters made them cough up that hairball. I know at least one of my “friends” in college got his “kicks” by doing this. Yikes they made a movie about it… Yup googling does not search it censors! Tis not worth finding the title of that B=movie.

    Enough of the tangential- unto serendipity!
    While unemployed and living in Albq I applied for a job as a pesticide applier… I wanted to be knowledgable so I went to the library and took out Silent Spring…. Thank Goddess I never got that job being a chemtrailer…

    The FDA is corrupt. Pink slime and BPA are finally coming out of their closet, just wait until you wish they had not given you Haldol for “Depression” and you will know why I want to give them a “Golden Parachute” from 40,000 leauges above the sea literally!

    Angst manger and waitin’ for them to be in stocks cuz my bladder is full!~

  3. gumBO says:

    Well then, I look forward to seeing many Monsanto and FDA personnel on the forthcoming Arrest List.

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