More public interest, science and less politics needed at FDA
The FDA has its share of visible trouble as its actions are too political, not science and public service driven.
Evidence the story that the FDA does not automatically want to label genetically altered salmon so that consumers know what they are getting. Growth genes from other species modify the salmon so they grow faster. We don’t know if there are any consequences to this practice, though as consumers and with all food, we want to know what is organic and what is modified.
So, stop playing politics. Label it. Otherwise, We the People will seek to replace the knuckleheads that can’t get it right.
“FDA rules won't require labeling of genetically modified salmon
By Lyndsey Layton
Saturday, September 18, 2010; 11:20 PM
“'The public wants to know'
Consumer advocates say they worry about labeling for genetically engineered beef, pork and other fish, which are lining up behind the salmon for federal approval.
The public wants to know and the public has a right to know," said Marion Nestle, a professor in the Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health Department at New York University. "I think the agency has discretion, but it's under enormous political pressure to approve [the salmon] without labeling."