• US Food Manufacturing—Unhealthy and Risky?

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    gm-foodGenetically-modified foods (GM foods) have been making quite a headline these days. The European environmental organizations and other public interest groups are on fire as they go out to set up a protest against GM foods for a series of months. The Recent controversial studies about genetically-modified corn pollen on monarch butterfly caterpillars have ignited a media frenzy and stir up the issue of genetic engineering to public awareness in the U.S. In response to the growing interest of public concern, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated three important meetings in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Oakland, California to stablish collective effort and ideas coming from public opinions and jumpstart the process of drafting a new regulation and procedure that the government can function as well as the approval of GM foods.
    US food manufacturing is clouded with a lot of loop holes. People are skeptic about the way the government is dealing with GMO key players. FDA is supposed to protect the people but sometimes they would appear in favor to Companies involved in GMO business. The minority, or those who are against GM products are longing for government support.

    US Food Manufacturing—Science Based or Reckless?
    According to Vilsack, in order for the US Congress to approve the trans-Atlantic trade pact, the agreement needs to provide “significant” new market openings for American farmers—most of which, as we know, grow GE crops.
    In his talk, Vilsack insisted that the EU and US should agree to “let science drive food regulation.” But whose science are we really talking about here?
    Clearly, Vilsack is choosing to turn a blind eye to the mounting evidence suggesting that GE foods and animal feed tend to promote chronic disease; not to mention the fact that genetically modified organisms (GMO's) cannot be contained in the field.
    They transfer to other plants through horizontal gene transfer. Moreover, science has also raised questions about the safety of many other American food manufacturing processes—the use of drugs in particular.
    It's already been established that the overuse of antibiotics in US livestock has led to the …

    In reality, the US government is halfhearted to hear the cry of people who oppose the GMO, this is because Politics and businesses are working together in terms of funding and economic sustainability. I would even appear that fighting GMO would be like fighting the government.

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