Congress Voted to Give $3-Million to the FDA for Pro-GMO Propaganda

David Dees
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US: Allegedly to prevent a federal-government shut-down, the Senate passed a funding bill that includes $3-million to the FDA to convince the public that GMO foods are beneficial. The funding followed a letter-writing campaign by 65 agricultural and food groups that petitioned congressional leaders to allocate taxpayer money for this purpose.  Many Congressmen receive generous contributions from the  biotech industry. –GEG

In a move that was secured because of the government’s desperation to avoid a shutdown, a bill that was passed by the Senate 79 to 18 earlier this month included an allocation of $3 million for the FDA to lead a campaign aimed at “consumer outreach and education regarding agricultural biotechnology.” Though many Democrats attempted to have the measure struck from the bill, senators were unable to remove it and were forced to vote in favor of the entire bill.

Though $3 million is small in comparison to the Food and Drug Administration’s $2.8 billion budget, people are pointing to the political and moral implications of allowing a government organization to tout the benefits of GMO foods despite scientific evidence that proves otherwise. In the language for the measure, the FDA will promote the “environmental, nutritional, food safety, economic, and humanitarian impacts” of biotech crops and food products.

The measure was brought about after a letter from more than 65 agriculture and food industry groups was sent to congressional leaders urging them to include support for agricultural bioscience in the budget. Many are concerned that this an overreach by both the government and the biotech companies because this industry is notorious for their donations to government officials, mainly Republicans, and say that it is not the government’s place to combat “misinformation” about certain types of food.

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