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    Default FDA Deletes 1 Million Signatures for GMO Labeling Campaign

    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.


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    The organic community should start their own labeling campaign. Let the people know that the product they are prospecting is Non-GMO. This way we can actually boycott those who do not.

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    No BPA Ban On Cans And Food Packaging, Says FDA

    Bisphenol A, also known as BPA will not be banned from cans and other food/drinks packagings, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday, saying that those who requested the ban had not provided enough compelling data. The most appropriate course of action, the Agency added, is for current studies to proceed, including some federally funded ones, and to review their findings at a later date.

    BPA, chemical formula (CH3) 2C(C6H4OH)2, is an organic compound. It is poorly soluble in water, but soluble in organic solvents. BPA was found to have slight hormone-like properties when ingested (animal studies). There is concern that BPA used in food packaging and cans of foods and drinks may be harmful to human health.

    A 2010 FDA report expressed concern about BPA exposure to young children, infants and fetuses. Canada declared BPA a toxic substance in 2010, the first nation to do so. The EU (European Union) and Canada have prohibited BPA use in baby bottles.

    Bisphenol A has been used for fifty years to extend the shelf life of canned foods and drinks. It is used in the resin lining of food and drinks cans.

    Even though US authorities have not banned BPA from baby bottles and cups, manufacturers have stopped using BPA-containing polycarbonates in such products, after intense pressure from consumer groups. Food and drinks companies have taken different attitudes towards the chemical. While the Coca-Cola Company says BPA is safe and will continue using the chemical in its beverage cans, Campbell Soup Company says it is phasing it out.

    In 2008, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) sent a petition to the FDA, requesting the banning of BPA in food and drinks packaging.
    Animal studies on BPA
    Animal studies have shown that BPA mimics estrogen, a female hormone. Exposure early in life to BPA is linked to:
    Pre-cancerous changes in the prostate gland
    Pre-cancerous changes in the mammary glands
    Brain development is altered, leading to early puberty onset, as well as some behavioral changes
    Lower sperm counts
    Enlarged prostate gland
    Chromosomal abnormalities in eggs
    Obesity and insulin resistance

    The FDA does not work for the citizens. They work for the lobbyist who pay them handsomely to falsify information!

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    State legislation is the best way to approach this I think. It is obvious that on a national level that the corporations control the situation. However, on a state level a few dedicated individuals could make a difference.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    The government and corporations are making it pretty clear; "we don't care what you say or think, we are going to do whatever we want anyway"
    Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it ~Thomas Paine

    Americans used to roar like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security ~Norman Vincent Peale

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