Friday, March 30, 2012

FDA Deletes 1 Million Signatures for GMO Labeling Campaign

Mike Barrett
Activist Post

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. 

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 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.
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, biotechnology 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 stripping the rights of consumers.
Explore More:
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  2. As Predicted, FDA Will Not Require Labeling of GM Salmon
  3. Obama Promised GMO Labeling in 2007
  4. Vermont Introduces Monumental GMO Labeling Legislation
  5. FDA Moves to Regulate Smartphone Apps While Ignoring GMO Labeling
  6. Congressman, Senators Join Massive Grassroots Initiative to Label GMOs

This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information.


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29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Basically the FDA with the GMO is saying this in response:

We don't care how many you are, you're not going to do anything about it. We have lawyers, lobbyists, and are married to the government organization that watches us.

Sign all the papers you want, we are just going to chuck in the oval file (wastebasket) Please feel free to send more letters because our oval file seems to always empty itself.

Thanks again, your input is really important to us. Have a nice day :-)

Anonymous said...

When peaceful revolution becomes impossible.........

Anonymous said...

The investors behind these companies make the decisions. The more you suffer, the more money they make. One company effects the profits of another venture. What is worse than GMOs is the fact that we are eating Mosanto's bug killers. They know that when we go down that rabbit hole on the GMO we will find other problems far more severe. Time for the villagers to take up pitchforks and attack the castles, litterally. When they don't listen, we need to fight with force.

Anonymous said...

Over 9 hundred 000

Anonymous said...

Lock & Load

Anonymous said...

If the FDA will only count letters sent to them, then I suspect many, many, many people are willing to do the necessary.

If anyone knows, please indicate which person(s) in the FDA we should send our letters to. The way I figure it, if everyone who signed sends a letter and asks at least one other person they know to do so too, then another record might be broken!

Anonymous said...

FDA Criminal Negligence, Wasting the Public's time. FDA could separate the signatures, but instead they break the public trust and pretend there's no problem.

Anonymous said...

Even if they do agree to label the crap, you can't trust the labels - just like you can't trust the 'organic' label half the time.

The only safe way to eat is to grow your own or buy local from people you know.

Wombat said...

Writing the FDA a letter won't make any difference either. When that becomes a problem for them, like the million-man petitions, they will find some other way to dismiss it. Bottom line is they don't work for "the people", the ones who pay their salaries. But they DO work for the corporations that offer things that make mere salaries look like a pittance.

Anonymous said...

we should all tell oboma if no gm labling no vote for him come nov

B. Jørgensen said...

Arrest them...

B. Jørgensen said...

Arrest them...

Anonymous said...

Sending letters is a waste of time because most of the staff are ex-Executives from Monsanto and Big Phama companies; they will ignore you. Their agenda is controlled population genocide. If you want to do something about it, petition your grocer to identify if a food or cosmetic is non-GMO or from a foreign country. If they do not, shop a place that does. Buy food from your local food markets, locker plants, the Amish or grow it yourself. WWI & II had Victory Gardens. We The People have the Power of the Pocketbook. We have the resources to put them all out of business. The Three C's of Life: Choices, Chances & Changes. You Must Make a Choice to Take a Chance or Your Life Will Never Change. Since I changed my grocery habits, I have save nearly $25/wk, and that's before my garden goes in.

Anonymous said...

First, one federal agency deletes signatures. Next, when does another federal agency begin to delete people? Is this a viable question? We may find the answer sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

If they are not going to do the Job they are supposed to be doing in support of protecting the people, then WHY IN THE HELL ARE WE PAYING TAXES TO THEM.

We write their pay check, so lets stop doing that!

Anonymous said...

"we pay taxes to them". Actually it's to govt and those taxes go straight to big banks.

Govt was orignialy intended to be used as a middle man to protect the people from Big buisness and prevent Big buisness from taking over.

We lost our govt a long time ago. and it's OUR FAULT. Why? Because we didn't whant to give a damn at politics. We reap what we sow.

Now how long are we gonna keep waiting before reclaiming our govt?

Do we have to rewrite everything? no just restore the constitution and get rid of the lawbooks entirely. it's garbage.

Tracie Hellwinckel said...

Here is the contact information for the FDA:

Food and Drug Administration
ATTN: Commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

>HERE is the website for the FDA

Anonymous said...

To the FDA, even tens of thousands of signatures presented on a single petition are counted as – you guessed it – a single comment.



Dirty dollars from Monsanto, ADM and other agri business scum, are however, still counted one at a time.

Anonymous said...

I agree with all 18 above comments

Anonymous said...

It'sgoing to take bullets. The government uses bullets and we're going to have to use bullets. play time is over when they did Waco and 9/11 the rules changed

Anonymous said...

I think it's time to get violent. How can we allow this blatant disregard for people who pay taxes from their sweat and blood, while these politicians sit back in their air-conditioned offices and boats in Greece? We should not pay taxes or vote until we know the system works around US. You gotta know when to fold em', but you also gotta' know when to pop em'. I think we are real close to popping. Just like I always said, if someone had went into an HR department when all this economy started going downhill like 2008 or 2009 and popped a couple of these losers who control who gets a job, they might think twice about being so ignorant and actually hire people who are qualified for the job and not post millions of false job ads on Monster.com (instead, we get some idiot who shoots a politician I never would have heard of or cared about and now have to look at her train-tracked head all my life). I just hope our anger doesn't spill into each other, just like this Trayvon Martin case is all about . They want us to fight each other, but we need to take out on the right people.

Save the Holy Headland said...

Government without honour gives rise to Honour without government.

Anonymous said...

Why dont the consumers simply noycot any canned, prepared foods,a s most will have GMOs.

Here in Thailand, any GMO ingredient that makes up less than 5% of a prepared product, needs no labelling.

Simple. I dont buy any product that contains any GMO possible product, even muesli with its added cornflakes!

transientdreams said...

Give us a number to call, an address to write to, an individual who is in charge and I ASSURE you I (We) will make something happen. These games of fucking us are OVER! The TRUE fight has begun in ALL aspects against the elite scumbags and I am frothing at the Ass for CHANGE!!~

Anonymous said...

Boycott MonSatan products like Aspartame (nutrisweet, equal), Roundup herbicide, GE soy, canola and corn (all processed food, HFCS, beef unless grass-fed), rBGH dairy, Ambien sleep med. Buy only USDA organic. MonSatan also owns almost all garden seeds except organic.
And while we are at it, let’s boycott sociopath Koch brother's products. Here is a short list of those that are commonly encountered:

Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft 'n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins

Below is a link to a more complete list:

http://wemustchange.newsvine.c...

TG said...

REMEMBER: ALL individuals who continue to promote and support the agendas of the dark cabal in ALL such ways (including those within all U.S. Gov. offices, agencies, etc.) will continue to be rounded up/arrested to the last one of them, and tried for crimes against humanity in a court of law that even the richest among them will not be able to buy their way out of. Their new home: 1111 Fema Camp (the places intended for the 99% of us). And any of them who refuse to change/see the Light will be recycled back to the Godhead. Their TIME IS UP! Period. And never again will same be allowed on this planet.

Anonymous said...

you need to win over the Police like the UK is starting.. they are their defense and our resistance

Anonymous said...

..and.. the FDA is Monsanto.. same people

Diamonddille said...

It makes perfect sense to the Elite running the Planet, with their Henchmen the FDA and Big Pharma, to use GMO products which causes Cancer, as it not only brings down the earths population to a control-able level, but it gets all the wealth for the sales of all the drugs sold and used, by trying to rid the Cancer Drugs and GMO foods cause.

75% of all the wealth we worked our whole life for, then goes to them, and most end up dying so that is how they will achieve their Goal to make us all slaves and depopulate the planet. We as Zombies (from all the drugs)are falling right into their plans. So support drugs, not nutrition and we all lose...

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