Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
February 25, 2016
I had to blog about this one, because when one talks about “too little, too late,” this fits the bill, and it’s right up there with the Magic Bullet, with the nineteen Arab terrorists managed to pull of 9/11 in such a way that it was “coincidentally” during several drills mimicking aspects of the operation, and finally, right up there with “Hi, we’re the government. We’re here to help you.” This was found by Mr. J.C., and since it concerns the topic of glyphosate, the nasty ingredient in so much pesticide and in some GMOs, I had to pass it along, if for the sheer bouts of hysterical laughter that it will provoke in anyone who has been following the GMO story:
One has to give credit to Time magazine for reporting on this story, since the GMO issue rarely makes any headway with the American lamestream media. Here, the two opening paragraphs say it all, and additionally, constitute a major reason why so many American’s are simply fed up with their “goobernment”:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nation’s chief food safety regulator, plans to start testing certain foods for residues of the world’s most widely used weed killer after the World Health Organization’s cancer experts last year declared the chemical a probable human carcinogen.
The FDA’s move comes amid growing public concern about the safety of the herbicide known as glyphosate, and comes after the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) rebuked the agency for failing to do such assessments and for not disclosing that short-coming to the public.
Now, besides the amusing scene of FedGov, Inc., having one department of its increasingly tyrannical sprawl rebuking another, is the idea that the FDA would be an impartial administrator in this instance anyway. We all know how the major agribusiness companies like IG. Farbensanto were able to buy influence during the first Bush administration (geez, what is it about that hideous family?) and under the principal of “substantial equivalence” were able to get a dramatic relaxation of regulations on testing of their GMO products. After all, if it looks like corn and tastes like corn, that must mean it’s “substantially equivalent” to just plain old corn, and therefore, we don’t need to do all that nasty testing, and beside, we already have, and here’s the results, and it’s perfectly safe, see? F. William Engdahl’s Seeds of Destruction, documents the utter fiction of this idea, which, incidentally, was conveniently jettisoned when it came time to file patents for their GMO crops, and pursue unlucky farmers in a variety of draconian ways. Engdalh also copiously documented the revolving door between “agribusiness” and the FDA, to the extent that the latter was but a department of the businesses that really ran it.