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The Drug Shock of the Year - FDA Approved, But Beware

The Drug Shock of the Year - FDA Approved, But Beware

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  • The US FDA has approved the first genetically modified plant intended for the treatment of a human disease. The drug, designed to treat Gaucher disease, contains human enzymes grown in carrot cells
  • The approval opens the door for biotech companies such as Monsanto, which also has vested interests in the pharmaceutical industry, to design more drugs created from genetically engineered plants and/or animals
  • Connecticut is the second state in five weeks to drop a GMO labeling provision in proposed legislation after Monsanto threatened to sue if lawmakers passed the bill. Last month Vermont succumbed to the same strong-arm tactics
  • California is now the new battleground, where 90 percent of California voters favor labeling of genetically engineered foods, and where labeling advocates recently delivered one million signatures to place Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act on the Ballot for November 6. The Money Bomb Against Monsanto campaign aims to raise one million dollars to get the Act voted into law

By Dr. Mercola

In a dramatic move that shows that the U.S. FDA is softening its stand on bio-pharmed treatments, the agency has approved the country's first genetically modified plant intended for the treatment of a human disease.


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