By Washington’s Blog
GMO Food Producers “Voluntarily Consult”, But There Is NO Real Safety Testing
Many people assume that the Food and Drug Administration tests genetically engineered foods for safety.
But as USA Today reports:
Q: Does the FDA test these foods before they’re allowed on the market?
A: No. Instead there is a voluntary consultation process. Genetically engineered foods are overseen by the FDA, but there is no approval process. Foods are presumed to be safe unless the FDA [...]
A deputy press secretary for Barack Obama’s reelection campaign married an ABC reporter over the weekend. The ABC reporter, Matthew Jaffe, “covering the 2012 presidential campaign,” according to his biography on the website of ABC News. “For the past year he traveled around the country covering the Republican primary, from the Iowa Straw Poll to the various debates to this year’s primaries and caucuses.”
The deputy press secretary Jaffe married is Katie [...]
As many will by now know there’s a major Taliban attack in multiple locations (with heavy weapons) in the Afghan Capital, in progress. The largest such attack so far. This marks the beginning of the 2012 fighting season. It was obvious several months ago that there was going to be a major escalation in the scale of combat occurring in Afghanistan this summer.
This is the opening phase of an escalating [...]