Will activism once again turn the tide in the political battle for GMO transparency? Following millions of concerned individuals speaking out over Monsanto’s monopoly of the food supply, the White House has officially announced that it will be rolling out a new ‘GMO regulation’ plan that could radically change the current food supply.
In a recent announcement that you probably missed, as it was released just before the Fourth of July weekend on the White House website, the White House finally declared that a new review on the current GMO regulation laws is being launched. Regulation laws that have not been changed since 1992, when biotech juggernauts did not have nearly the firm grasp on the food supply that they do today.
In other words, the 1992-based regulations are completely outdated, and the White House is being forced to (maybe) do something about it. And before you say that it will never happen, remember that it was our activism that forced the federal government to lower water fluoridation levels for the first time in 50 years. Once again, we are seeing our activism pay off in the form of action.
Now, this new GMO regulation memorandum promises to:
- Develop new regulations that would clearly delegate responsibilities among the different agencies (which would be helpful, as the USDA and FDA now simply juggle back responsibility for GMOs like it’s a hot plate)
- Create a ‘long-term’ strategy to increase transparency in the regulation process of GMOs
- Securing an independent analysis of the future of the biotech industry
These items, if executed properly, would be a huge move forward in the fight for our food supply. That said, it’s a stretch to think that the White House will actually fulfill these promises in an effective and trustworthy manner. After all, I told you back in early 2012 how the United States was caught threatening other nations with ‘trade wars’ for rejecting Monsanto’s GMOs. You simply cannot make this stuff up.
Regardless of the outcome, this move by the White House is yet another sign of how far the mission to reclaim our food supply and highlight the Monsanto GMO monopoly has come. With the federal government finally speaking out on the issue, it opens up a powerful new opportunity to spread the word and educate the many millions who still no idea what they’re eating on a daily basis.
12 thoughts on “Activism Works: White House Announces New GMO Regulation Plan”
That’s good but keep a close eye on the politicians and the fine print of the deal. They may try to sneak something pass which doesn’t really make it as good as it should be. Etc.
I believe this is just another lie to lull the sheeple back to sleep. When has that rat not lied?
Look what Monsatan and Dickie Dee Durbin have in store for the Ukraine! More proof that Ukraine and Libya was about bringing Monsatan to there countries.
It is about time, but will it be enough?
And will they really do as they promise? Government track records and poor moral compass ($$), I am not holding my breath.
And we can only guess how many yrs. they’ll give themselves to do this! It has to happen soon or everything will be contaminated!
It is too late, already. Obama made sure of this when he hired an ex-VP Monsanto to head the Codex Harmonized FDA. This is the same Monsanto that Hillary campaign is run by. What this means is that if Bernie does not get the nomination we must vote for Donald. If Donald does not get the nomination we have to hope for Rand Paul. He is for decriminalization of Marijuana. If Rand does not get nomination we have to vote for Jill Stein Green party. Bernie must go on attack the next time. No more Mr Nice Guy.
excellent point on BHOs FDA pick ? How many will admit they voted for this guy and were lied to at least as bad as any other, mazbe more ?
So, do you think Hilary Dillary will change her views on GMO’s? I think not. She gets to much money from the biotech corporations. Go Bernie!!!
of course she won’t , that does not mean Bernie is not full of rhetoric either ? no matter how you slice it socialism is taking from one and giving to another whether they produce anything or not ? That simply does not work and you can look at Sweden and Denmark for proof. If you think they are not in serious dire straights just as we are you are only in denial. Simply put we cannot have more takers than producers , simple as that. I fully realize the uber wealthy are also out of control and obscene and quite criminally insane
Seems reasonable enough. More transparency in regulations and in the industry in general would likely help dispel many of the myths surrounding GMOs.
Didn’t Obama promise his administration would be transparent? Nothing will happen, they are bought and paid for by the bio tech companies.
You can´t trust GMObama, who was elected 2006 with the clear promise to label GMO, and nothing have happend (Well, something has happend; laws to protect Monsanto)
And at page nine in TPP/TAA in the congress (the FastFrack without debate that give the president to deliver a deal the congress can say just yes or no to); there you can read that labeling about technichs (as biotech) not will be allowed as it interfere om tha trade – so Obama use TPP not only as an agreement to other countries but also as a method to make Vermonts and other labelling laws illegal.
Dont trust the Obama administration who recently got Michael Taylor again on FDA.
When Obama appointed Vilcheck, from Monsanto to head the Dept. of Agriculture, we could see the writing on the wall… don´t hold your breath, inundate them with letters and info.