Good Friday Food Links
Shocking: The F.D.A., citing lack of evidence, declined to ban the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from food and drink packaging. It’ll be more shocking if the agency, which has a long, rich history of inaction when it comes to animal antibiotics, decides to ban the practice of routinely feeding antibiotics to healthy farm animals, a decision that it’s being forced to make.
Other news that makes you wonder whose side the F.D.A. is on: Last week, the Just Label It campaign says they turned in one million signatures asking the agency to label genetically engineered foods. The agency says it received a little under 400. Huh?
Who are they scared of? Well, a Monsanto representative recently threatened a public official in Vermont that the biotech giant would sue the state if it dared to pass a GMO labeling bill, AlterNet reports. Just a question: Is Monsanto pure evil or is this just a corporate mission we can’t understand? Their motto appears to be “Do the Wrong Thing.”
Tell the FDA!
Tell the FDA! We have a right to know about food we eat and feed our families, but under current regulations, we don’t have that ability when it comes to genetically engineered (GMO) foods.
Tell Congress you support Mandatory GMO Labeling! We need you to take immediate action and tell Congress you support mandatory GMO labeling!