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And the story goes on from there. What’s wrong with this picture? Have you ever eaten the genes from a plant that kill beetles, weeds, and rats, but not humans? Would you knowingly eat pesticide created by the company responsible for the gas chambers of the #Holocaust ? Do you want to support that platform?
Take a closer look at what the genetic “engineers” are doing to modify and adulterate Nature’s food using bug killing genes and weed killing genes they all know good and well causes #cancer and #dementia.
Regulation of GM crops in the United States is divided among three regulatory agencies: the Environmental Projection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Each of these agencies regulates transgenic crops from a different perspective.
#EPA regulates biopesticides, including Bt toxins, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). If a #crop is genetically engineered to carry a gene for a Bt toxin, EPA requires the developer to verify that the toxin is safe for the #environment and conduct a food-safety analysis to ensure that the foreign protein is not allergenic.
#FDA is responsible for regulating the safety of GM crops that are eaten by humans or animals. According to a policy established in 1992, FDA considers most GM crops as “substantially equivalent” to non-GM crops. In such cases, GM crops are designated as “Generally Recognized as Safe” under the #Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) and do not require pre-market approval. If, however, the insertion of a transgene into a food crop results in the expression of foreign proteins that differ significantly in structure, function, or quality from natural plant proteins and are potentially harmful to human health, FDA reserves the authority to apply more stringent provisions of FFDCA requiring the mandatory pre-market approval of food additives, whether or not they are the products of biotechnology.
#usda #geneticengineers #FFDCA at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency