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US Food Manufacturing—Science Based or Reckless?

Food Manufacturing

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  • US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was formerly the Governor of Iowa, at which time he was given a “Governor of the Year” award by a Monsanto group
  • Vilsack, who is in favor of the trans-Atlantic trade pact, claims it needs to provide “significant” new market openings for American farmers—most of which grow GE crops
  • Vilsack has called for the European Union (EU) to ease restrictions on GE foods and crops and reconsider its labeling requirements for GMOs
  • He also wants the EU to reconsider its ban on chlorine-washed chicken and growth-hormone treated beef
  • Researchers have raised questions about the safety of many American food manufacturing processes—the use of drugs in particular
  • Overuse of antibiotics in livestock has led to the scourge of antibiotic-resistant infections, which now claims at least 23,000 American lives each year

By Dr. Mercola

Historically, the European Union (EU) has taken a far stricter, more cautious stance with regards to genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods. Not only must GE foods be labeled in the EU, but resistance to growing GE crops is high in general.


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