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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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License to Sell and Consume Genetically Modified Food

After quick search what I've learned is that genetically modified food is the same as genetically engineered food. It's the very same term for the very same thing, just this term doesn't scare away consumers.

Just today, The Washington Post says that FDA reports no evidence of risks while eating cloned foods. Way back in 1990, first President Bush started with the Four Principles of Regulatory Review for Biotechnology where using legal terminology it was written no regulatory word for such production. Many people protested countrywide and specially when the BIO's had its summit.

The war is not only about cows and sheeps. Despite what other people in other countries think, not all corn grown in the US is genetically modified. Do we consume this corn? No word on this. The only think do we know is that for every biotech corn we grow, we also grow a non biotech corn!!

Rick Weiss, writes an extensive document on this 'milk and meat' cloned safe food to eat. And he quotes the Director of The Center for Food Safety, "One of the amazing things about this, is that at a time when we have a readily acknowledged crisis in our food safety system, the FDA is spending its resources and energy and political capital on releasing a safety assessment for something that no one but a handful of companies wants" has said Joseph Mendelson.

Not much surprises here. Remember that so many people in DC are lawyers. For scientists it will take longer to decide something is safe, let's say five years. The first level of science has been performed, the cloned animals worked out what it was 'designed' for. But as for the impact on humans and why not the environment, that's another level of science. Contrary to the law, in science we don't have an 'innocent until proven guilty' . Should we say something like 'safe, until it's proven unsafe'?. The FDA has made its decision, what about USDA, and EPA?

The "final risk assessment," not yet released but obtained by The Washington Post, according to Weiss, concludes that foods from healthy cloned animals and their offspring are as safe as those from ordinary animals. Yes! Welcome to the engineered food not right now but in the years to come...

Related:
USDA Recommends That Food From Clones Stay Off the Market.


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