September 11, 2012
California voters will have an opportunity to end decades of a conspiracy of silence when Proposition 37 is presented on this November’s ballot.
Prop 37 requires labeling of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) based food monopolized by agri-giant Monsanto.
Proponents criticize a labeling black-out of GMO foods largely forced on the marketplace by Monsanto.
According to critics, consumers need to demand GMO food producers accurately label GMO foods because they have not been adequately tested for adverse effects on humans.
Lab rats experienced kidney failure in studies when fed GMO food, a fact often glossed over by the GMO food producers.
More often than not, it is the political influence of Monsanto that has stalled the GMO labeling efforts.
Concern was raised last year over the appointment of Michael J. Taylor, former chief legal counsel for Monsanto, as the Food Safety Czar of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Critics say it Taylor was responsible for a red-tape regulatory loop-hole that removed the requirement to have GMO products labeled while he was a lower level FDA official in the mid-1990s.
A Monsanto FDA revolving door has been used by Taylor several times as he benefits his former employer Monsanto.