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Report questions policies on import of ‘frankenfoods’

January 15, 2009 by  

GMO animals could be imported in the futureThe U.S. does not have an adequate import control policy on genetically modified animals, a USDA internal audit report suggests.

Additionally, the document advises that the country’s existing policy on GMO crops is in danger of becoming obsolete in the future, Reuters reports.

This is because more countries are following the lead of the U.S. and devoting funds to biotechnology and the development of GMO crops and animals.

Previously, the country’s policy was sufficient to cover food that was developed within the U.S. or used similar technology, so "it was unlikely that anything unfamiliar would be imported," the audit stated.

Recommendations from the Office of Inspector General include the development of a control policy for GMO imports and a plan to keep tabs on the development of new GMO crops and livestock in other countries.

Findings from a CBS News/New York Times poll reveal that 87 percent of Americans believe GMO food should be labeled as such – however, the U.S. does not currently have mandatory labeling for these products.

Meanwhile, 53 percent of respondents said they do not want to consume GMO ingredients at all.

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  • Bob Livingston

    All the research I have seen on genetically modified animals or food is very anti-human. It is a product of Monsanto, who has no interest in the health of the U.S. population. There should be mandatory labeling of all GMO food products so that people have the option to refuse them, whether they are good or bad.

  • Bill

    See the movie – “The Future of Food” and read the book “Seeds of Destruction”. Monsanto’s GMO seeds do not re-produce forcing farmers to buy seed each planting season. Not only that, some farmers have found their crops contaminated by various means ( blown by the wind , etc; ) with Monsanto’s genetically modified plants and the company then sues the farmers whose crops have been infected with their seeds even though they never bought any from them and the courts have backed Monsanto up, ( GOOGLE “Percy Schmeiser and Monsanto” ) forcing the farmers to pay royalties to them. This is about more than profits, its about controlling the world’s food supply. The implications are beyond terrifying.

  • http://none Meme

    Unfortunately, our Government is set up in such a way that there is no chance to get all of the bad elements out of it at the same time. The EPA and the FDA are so corrupt that the only way to change them is to put them out of the government altogether and I have not heard of anyone come up with a way to do that.
    The people running them have their hands in the honey pot and they know it,
    Everyday, all we hear is that they just do nt have enough personel nor money to run their departments so we have all these viruses making Americans sick and killing them. We have all these foods and products being imported with all sorts of poisons in them.
    We have the GMO being produced in our own country that have all sorts of chemicals including some that can cause abortions , children as young as 10-12 years old having children because of the hormones in the fod they eat. The Government does not want the food to be labeled because then people would not buy the stuff and somebody [wonder who???] would be losing millions of dollars in research money.
    But o course the EPA and the FDA has to look like it is doing something so they ask for power over the US citizens to control all of their water sources, even rain water puddles??? and ponds on their own private land and oh my gosh TOBACCO. So they cannot handle the range of problems they already have but of course these two things are the 9/11 of the EPA and the FDA so millions more dollars will be poured into them to make sure these two sources of blight in the US are irradicated .
    The old switcheroo. Watch the left hand closely and while you are doing that the right hand will be taking away more of our freedoms and pulling the noose tighter.
    But there are so many gullible Americans who think every waring is a new hysteria that they won’t listen until it is too late and they are enslaved .
    It will sure take someone much smarter than I am to figure out a way out of this mess but the tenacles are reaching farther and farther and faster and faster with all these unelected answer to no one but President Obama czars and advisors that are pulling the ropes behind the scenes.

    • Ret

      Add to this the gate rape at airports, the new DNA testing for all of us.. they want automatic citizenship for every illegal alien, give them all the freeibes, and then turn around and want to test all of us to see who we are??? Come on this is so much bull, it’s pathetic. However, I’m sure the shepple will love it and think it’s grand.


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