You’re Appointing Who? Please Obama, Say It’s Not So!

The person who may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history has just been made the US food safety czar. This is no joke.

Here’s the back story.

When FDA scientists were asked to weigh in on what was to become the most radical and potentially dangerous change in our food supply—the introduction of genetically modified (GM) foods—secret documents now reveal that the experts were very concerned. Memo after memo described toxins, new diseases, nutritional deficiencies, and hard-to-detect allergens. They were adamant that the technology carried “serious health hazards,” and required careful, long-term research, including human studies, before any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could be safely released into the food supply.

But the biotech industry had rigged the game so that neither science nor scientists would stand in their way. They had placed their own man in charge of FDA policy and he wasn’t going to be swayed by feeble arguments related to food safety. No, he was going to do what corporations had done for decades to get past these types of pesky concerns. He was going to lie.

Dangerous Food Safety Lies

When the FDA was constructing their GMO policy in 1991-2, their scientists were clear that gene-sliced foods were significantly different and could lead to “different risks” than conventional foods. But official policy declared the opposite, claiming that the FDA knew nothing of significant differences, and declared GMOs substantially equivalent.

This fiction became the rationale for allowing GM foods on the market without any required safety studies whatsoever! The determination of whether GM foods were safe to eat was placed entirely in the hands of the companies that made them—companies like Monsanto, which told us that the PCBs, DDT, and Agent Orange were safe.

GMOs were rushed onto our plates in 1996. Over the next nine years, multiple chronic illnesses in the US nearly doubled—from 7% to 13%. Allergy-related emergency room visits doubled between 1997 and 2002 while food allergies, especially among children, skyrocketed. We also witnessed a dramatic rise in asthma, autism, obesity, diabetes, digestive disorders, and certain cancers.

In January of this year, Dr. P. M. Bhargava, one of the world’s top biologists, told me that after reviewing 600 scientific journals, he concluded that the GM foods in the US are largely responsible for the increase in many serious diseases.

In May, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine concluded that animal studies have demonstrated a causal relationship between GM foods and infertility, accelerated aging, dysfunctional insulin regulation, changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system, and immune problems such as asthma, allergies, and inflammation

In July, a report by eight international experts determined that the flimsy and superficial evaluations of GMOs by both regulators and GM companies “systematically overlook the side effects” and significantly underestimate “the initial signs of diseases like cancer and diseases of the hormonal, immune, nervous and reproductive systems, among others.”

The Fox Guarding the Chickens

If GMOs are indeed responsible for massive sickness and death, then the individual who oversaw the FDA policy that facilitated their introduction holds a uniquely infamous role in human history. That person is Michael Taylor. He had been Monsanto’s attorney before becoming policy chief at the FDA. Soon after, he became Monsanto’s vice president and chief lobbyist.

This month Michael Taylor became the senior advisor to the commissioner of the FDA. He is now America’s food safety czar. What have we done?

The Milk Man Cometh

While Taylor was at the FDA in the early 90′s, he also oversaw the policy regarding Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH/rbST)—injected into cows to increase milk supply.

The milk from injected cows has more pus, more antibiotics, more bovine growth hormone, and most importantly, more insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). IGF-1 is a huge risk factor for common cancers and its high levels in this drugged milk is why so many medical organizations and hospitals have taken stands against rbGH. A former Monsanto scientist told me that when three of his Monsanto colleagues evaluated rbGH safety and discovered the elevated IGF-1 levels, even they refused to drink any more milk—unless it was organic and therefore untreated.

Government scientists from Canada evaluated the FDA’s approval of rbGH and concluded that it was a dangerous facade. The drug was banned in Canada, as well as Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. But it was approved in the US while Michael Taylor was in charge. His drugged milk might have caused a significant rise in US cancer rates. Additional published evidence also implicates rbGH in the high rate of fraternal twins in the US.

Taylor also determined that milk from injected cows did not require any special labeling. And as a gift to his future employer Monsanto, he wrote a white paper suggesting that if companies ever had the audacity to label their products as not using rbGH, they should also include a disclaimer stating that according to the FDA, there is no difference between milk from treated and untreated cows.

Taylor’s disclaimer was also a lie. Monsanto’s own studies and FDA scientists officially acknowledged differences in the drugged milk. No matter. Monsanto used Taylor’s white paper as the basis to successfully sue dairies that labeled their products as rbGH-free.

Will Monsanto’s Wolff Also Guard the Chickens?

As consumers learned that rbGH was dangerous, they refused to buy the milk. To keep their customers, a tidal wave of companies has publicly committed to not use the drug and to label their products as such. Monsanto tried unsuccessfully to convince the FDA and FTC to make it illegal for dairies to make rbGH-free claims, so they went to their special friend in Pennsylvania—Dennis Wolff. As state secretary of agriculture, Wolff unilaterally declared that labeling products rbGH-free was illegal, and that all such labels must be removed from shelves statewide. This would, of course, eliminate the label from all national brands, as they couldn’t afford to create separate packaging for just one state.

Fortunately, consumer demand forced Pennsylvania’s Governor Ed Rendell to step in and stop Wolff’s madness. But Rendell allowed Wolff to take a compromised position that now requires rbGH-free claims to also be accompanied by Taylor’s FDA disclaimer on the package.

President Obama is considering Dennis Wolff for the top food safety post at the USDA. Yikes!

Rumor has it that the reason why Pennsylvania’s governor is supporting Wolff’s appointment is to get him out of the state—after he “screwed up so badly” with the rbGH decision. Oh great, governor. Thanks.

Ohio Governor Gets Taylor-itus

Ohio not only followed Pennsylvania’s lead by requiring Taylor’s FDA disclaimer on packaging, they went a step further. They declared that dairies must place that disclaimer on the same panel where rbGH-free claims are made, and even dictated the font size. This would force national brands to re-design their labels and may ultimately dissuade them from making rbGH-free claims at all. The Organic Trade Association and the International Dairy Foods Association filed a lawsuit against Ohio. Although they lost the first court battle, upon appeal, the judge ordered a mediation session that takes place today. Thousands of Ohio citizens have flooded Governor Strickland’s office with urgent requests to withdraw the states anti-consumer labeling requirements.

Perhaps the governor has an ulterior motive for pushing his new rules. If he goes ahead with his labeling plans, he might end up with a top appointment in the Obama administration.

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55 Comments

  1. I’m actually SHOCKED that the name Clarence Thomas doesn’t come up in this post!!
    He was the lead counsel for Monsanto prior to joining the U.S. Supreme Court.
    AND, did NOT recuse himself when SCOTUS heard a case brought by Monsanto against a farmer whose crops had become contaminated by windblown GM crops, to which the “patent” their genes was owned by Monsanto.
    Not only did Thomas not recuse himself, he WROTE THE MAJORITY OPINION! The farmer lost (shocking!).
    This was the first and probably last time the citizens of this country heard or will hear from this corrupt justice.
    He should be impeached, and I can’t believe this isn’t repeated frequently wen discussing this topic and these “players”.

    • Monsanto been at it a long time positioning themselves to be take over the market and pay off each field they ruin. Money is nothing. Clinton was praising him back in 1998, I wonder what changed for Clinton cos now he’s a vegan… I wonder if he’d still approve!?

  2. President Obama- This is how you alienate your base. You’re about to lose me ,and I vote, because of your devotion to Monsanto, GMO’s and Big Pharma. Ofcourse I don’t have anywhere to go,with my vote,but that’s another story…

  3. Wow,really? Is any one surprised by the absurdity of ANYTHING done by the Govt. at any level? Especially this clueless administration. A Govt by the people, for the people, RIGHT! Lets see how much we can pilfer from the people before they become wise to our ways. We have way too much regulations in Govt yet they continue to do stuff like this. The fox gaurding the henhouse is exactly right. We need new leadership in DC top to bottom. Every incumbent has to go,we need more independents but where are they?

    • Up top they are all alike. No one can become President unless they are beholden to the powerful giants who put them there. Obama took more money from the earth-killing corporations for his campaign than any President ever. He has unabashedly broken every promise he made. He has continued absolutely in the footsteps of his criminal predecessors. He cares nothing about the dangers to human, animal or planetary health caused by his callous decisions and choices. No good, intelligent person can be elected, and if by some miracle he were, there would be a target on his back and he would be dead and replaced with a yes-man in no time.

  4. This is the lowest of the low in action. I wanted so much to believe in Obama’s words but this action is shocking to me and now I am really wishing someone else was running for the Dems in 2012. Obama where where are your brain cells. There is absolutely no excuse for this HUGE disastrous choice of yours.

  5. Obama lost me on this one. He won’t have my support in 2012 under any circumstances. The war in Afghanistan was really bad, increased offshore drilling after the incident in Texas angered me, and the bogus health care reform that was a giveaway to insurance companies angers me. But this, this is the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Monsanto is evil and needs to be put in a tightly controlled box. Anyone but Obama in 2012. I just can’t support this.

  6. I learned about the dangerous state of commercial milk when I was doing research, 9 years ago, on what could cause leukemia. At the time I came across an article where it was said that a study reported that 80% of the commercial cows tested positive for leukemia. I have been buying organic dairy products ever since. I just hope that one day we will wake up and value human life over the bottom line. The greatest power we have now is in choosing the products we buy, politicians don’t seem to care about protecting us.

    • Have you heard how they’ve been SWAT-teaming & arresting organic dairy famers? It’s insane!Welcome to the “new world order”…Arm Your Mind…
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  7. I have no idea why some people are still keep consuming dairy products knowing dairy industries(dairy farms) are responsible for most horrible torture and cruel death of cows and their babies.
    New born male calves are thrown in dead pile alive and freeze to death or starve to death while mother cows are crying for their babies.
    Of course dairy farmers deny this cruelty in their farms but this is reality of dark secret of dairy farms.
    I am not saying all dairy farmers torture their cows and calves but most of them do.
    Many people stop eating veal therefore dairy farmers never spend extra $$$$ for worthless male calves to feed and ship knowing there is no profit.

    Please think about life long torture of mother cows before you continue to eat dairy products.
    I don’t want to get cancer that is why I don’t eat dairy products.
    Organic or not, all dairy farms are responsible for cruelty of cows and calves.
    http://www.notmilk.com

  8. obama, you’ve lost my vote. period. what kind of a shell game is this? …with our food source? i always thought that it was odd that you never brought up our nutritional resources in neither your campaign nor in your presidential addresses. but this blows me away. i no longer trust you. in fact, i distrust you. good-bye.

  9. If you look at the wikipedia pages for him (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_R._Taylor) all references to this are regularly deleted and flagged as bias. Therefore anyone who doesn’t know to look deeper into this will simply find generic information and details on how he’s a lawyer that’s jumped between the FDA, USDA and Monsanto.

    To say I’m disgusted and appalled is an understatement. Obama’s a terrible president, imho, and the sooner we vote someone else in (Ron Paul) the better.

  10. Hasn’t anyone noticed that this blog post is dated July 2009!? It’s 2-1/2 years old. This guy has been doing his demonic deeds for 2-1/2 years now.

    As for Obama… who can figure him out? Has he disappointed? Oh yeah, big time. But who that voted for him before is going to vote for Romney now? Or Gingrich, Santorum, even Ron Paul? Not I.

  11. Ron Paul is 1,000 times better than Obama. these corrupt government agencies like the FDA and USDA fear Ron Paul. If you’re concerned about Monsanto gmo food and all the toxic chemicals our families are ingesting, i’d suggest giving a real look into Paul’s campaign for liberty. He’s the only one that hasn’t sold out to this nightmare of a government and the deeply rooted fascist corporatism infested in it.

    • HELL YES!!! Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate that isn’t a puppet of the Establishment beast (maybe with the exception of Dennis Kucinich; I need to research him more before I can say for sure)!     Just as you can judge a tree by the fruit it has bore (hopefully non-GMO ;), you can judge a person by their actions- or lack thereof. Research his record!  He’s actively opposed to GMOs & Monsanto’s assault on famers!     He’s also the only one with practical, viable solutions to save our crumbling economy & restore our Freedoms!     He understands how our economy is manipulated by the “Federal” Reserve & how these same globalists banksters are systematically eradicating Liberty in the name of “fighting terrorism”! At it’s core, the “war on terror” is really a war on Freedom…    
      PLEASE check out Dr. Paul’s “Plan to Restore America”.     Also, if you haven’t already, PLEASE research him from INDEPENDENT, OBJECTIVE sources. RUNRONPAULdotCOM & RONPAUL2012dotCOM are great sites to see the real side of Ron that the bought-and-paid-for presstitutes so concertedly ignore, slander & undermine…     Never forget our history- they ALWAYS crucify the good guys who pose a genuine threat to their corrupt empire…

  12. Unbelievable, how far does Monsanto get, all the money is the power here. Just insane. You will loose so many votes with this move. We thought you are change!!!!!! But for the better for sure not with him in the FDA.

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    • It ain’t over ’till it’s over, baby. There’s ALWAYS a way!The SoUlution is in the PEACEFUL disseminatino of information. We must Awaken EVERYONE- that includes those on the inside. Also, we must start to reclaim the system by BECOMING it! Imagine a world where a majority of cops, feds, judges, politicians, etc., are People like us! THAT’S A WORLD WHERE THE DARK AGENDA OF THESE ELITIST, CORPORATIST BANKSTERS WILL COLLAPSE BACK INTO THE HELLISH VOID WHENCE IT CAME!!!Eventually, we WILL reach the critical mass of well-informed & motivated individuals required to reclaim our Future & PROSECUTE THESE GUILTY CONSPIRATORS- and ALL their willing puppets- FOR THEIR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!!!
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  13. The SoUlution is in the PEACEFUL disseminatino of information. We must Awaken EVERYONE- that includes those on the inside- to the tragic Truths behind our plight… the conspiracy FACTS, not “theories”.   . 
    Also, we must start to reclaim the system by BECOMING it!Imagine a world where a majority of the cops, feds, judges, politicians, etc. are People like us! THAT’S A WORLD WHERE THE DARK AGENDA OF THESE ELITIST, CORPORATIST BANKSTERS WILL COLLAPSE BACK INTO THE HELLISH VOID WHENCE IT CAME!!!   . 
    Eventually, we WILL reach the critical mass of well-informed & motivated individuals required to reclaim our Future & PROSECUTE THESE GUILTY CONSPIRATORS- and ALL their willing puppets- FOR THEIR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!!!   …  Free Your Minds…   GET INFORMED!!!  
    at 
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    …ON WITH THE R3V0|UTION*!*!*

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    OGM TI FA INGRASSARE,
    TI PORTA MALATTIE.
    CANCRO
    ….
    IO MANGIO BIOLOGICO, .. BECO VINO BIOLOGICO,…|__|)*..
    .
    ACQUISTO  LATTE, CARNE DALLE AZIENDE BIOLOGICHE….
    SONO  BUONI, GENUINI,
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     SARDEGNA – ITALY

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