New FDA regulations are ready to take effect, and others may be coming very soon, but previous years has seen the FDA not taking action, even with the public in demand of it. Thus this year with new demands in legislations we should expect the same lack of service and more food stock become less protected. National growing concern by the public is centered over food resources is increasing political pressures, to determine and tighten standards. Still the FDA regulations seem based on funding and personal agendas of those operating larger organizations, not the legal necessities it should enforce. The public is not represented equal under such direction, those with the larger funds having already secured this representation the public should be outraged.
The FDA has to consider new regulations as recent science starts to disprove the GMO systems once thought of as so grand. But there are other considerations as well; for Canada’s organic standards are taking world stage, offering a means to get around the regulations nations have in place. There is also the meat industry’s high use of antibiotics, a condition the FDA has already considered and not taken action on. And with so many in need of relief from hunger, these regulations do not speak lightly of the timing or the FDA meeting consumer’s demands. But this industry is operating on the demands of the industrial leadership, as seen with previous regulations as the public demands are not important leadership’s responds.
The public has made demands, such as GMO labeling which the FDA has not cared to represent. Close alignments between the major food producers and the FDA leadership offers answers as to why. But the public has not stopped demanding answers, and finding them on their own has resulted in less trust to support the FDA. Add to this the number of virus and other contaminations which have been found in food stocks, then we start to see more major concerns.
New legislations are being proposed by many states, but this is not a federal level, as the fight between federal and state governments rages on many issues. And by impeding the research into toxins, both the chemical and food industry has shown there will be no relieve given by them. Research can easily prove one way or the other what influences these chemicals, antibodies, and GMOs are having on individuals. By stalling this valid research confirms there are interests from these organizations, refusing to redirect public operations into protecting the majority. Instead self-interest has taken hold to direct the FDA and getting this interest out is among the first thing the public needs to look into.
This is what has allowed the GMO crops to become so prevalent, and why lawsuits to stop Monsanto from forcing growers to accept them are needed. The real funny thing, the largest crops are not coming in with GMO crops, in fact there is every reason to believe the GMO crops are not producing more at all. The entire purpose of offering these crops was to increase yields, but recent studies and indication are showing no increases. Thus those wanting to gain more value are not receiving any, and if Monsanto efforts take more effects, we will see what profits decrease even more. The FDA regulations being based on personal agendas have offered no better operation, nor protections for the individual farmers, thus no equal representation.
The SNAP food programs are getting cut, measures taken to help balance a budget can not replace the lost economic advantages many are without. The federal government is very willing to say it needs to cut the benefits those who need the most receive. But the same can not be said when these people report they need more health care due to lack of quality foods. One of the reasons the health care is so high comes from the lack of education and ability to gain health and quality foods. This has been know since WWI when major rationing was started for the war effort, and now we see as an everyday occurrence. So the wars are now to be considered an everyday thing and never end?
But so long as this occurs only for the poor it is accepted, after all they are part of the majority, as current theory states the more you have of something the less you value it. Thus as resources are limited, governmental authority has made the choices to limit access to those most in need. While Congress has no limits on the pay or benefits it receives, neither does it seem are there accountability upon the FDA by the White House. Instead, the restrictions are upon those individuals who must decide how to feed their families in a growing nation, while government authority sees no value in the public.
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