An agtivist with chutzpa
might want to perform a GMO label action at the Food Safety Summit where
Monsanto-lobbyist-now-Obama’s-Food-Safety-Czar, Michael R. Taylor, plans
to wax tyrannical at a Town Hall on April 19 in D.C.
For a mere grand, you can attend the entire 3-day Food Safety Summit
set for April 17-19 in Washington, D.C. There you’ll get to hear Taylor
describe how federal and state regulators will manage the inspectional
requirements of the boondoggle Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
As Deputy Commissioner for Foods of the US Food and Drug Admin, Taylor
also promises to whine about the lack of funding for his FSMA vision
of stopping natural food production in the US during his April 18 workshop.
He’s seeking a $3 billion budget to “modernize” our food system.
By modernize, he means to hyper-regulate the small producer out of existence,
while criminalizing natural food production and trade.
After his workshop, chemical company and GMO giant DuPont will announce
this year’s winner of the Food Quality Award. Can’t wait to see
who they select. You can be sure a completely organic, unprocessed,
unadulterated, natural food won’t take the prize.
The next morning, Taylor will co-host a Town Hall with the USDA’s Under
Secretary for Food Safety, Elisabeth Hagen.
You can deliver a question to Taylor now, which he may address during
the Town Hall. Here’s the question I submitted: “Why are you opposed
to raw milk and GMO food labeling?”
Taylor’s currently under fire to be fired. Several consumer groups
have joined to push for his dismissal from the FDA. You can sign
a petition to hand him his pink slip here.
As the poster boy for government-industry collusion, Taylor is behind
several raids on natural milk producers throughout the nation.
He champions the biotech myth that genetically modified foods are “substantially
equivalent” to real food.
Though “equivalent,” he refuses to require labeling of GM foods, despite
that nearly all consumers want the ingredient labeled. Just Label
It is trying to get a million signatures on its legal petition filed
with the FDA. You have until March 27 to sign it.
Taylor even wrote the FDA white paper on recombinant bovine growth hormone,
a GMO ingredient added to factory milk, suggesting that companies that
label their milk rBGH-free should also be required to state that FDA
asserts there is no difference between milk from drugged vs. undrugged
“Taylor’s disclaimer was a lie,” says Jeffrey Smith. “Monsanto’s own
studies and FDA scientists officially acknowledged differences in the
drugged milk. No matter. Monsanto used Taylor’s white paper as the basis
to successfully sue dairies that labeled their products as rBGH-free.”
In a victory for informed consent, last year an Ohio district court
overturned the ban on labeling milk as free from artificial hormones.
Good folks fighting for clean, safe and natural foods might want to
consider invading the Food Safety Summit and performing some action
to raise awareness of the public’s demand that genetically modified
foods be labeled and that the natural milk trade be left unmolested
by government hyper-regulation.
Taylor’s “Town Hall” isn’t free. The minimum you’ll pay to attend
any portion of the 3-day summit is $650, if you register after March
30. Registering now can get you in for one day for $350.
This could be similar to what Adam Eidinger did when he infiltrated
Monsanto’s annual shareholder meeting earlier this year and gave a well-prepared
Have someone videotape your action at the Food Safety Summit Town Hall;
we’ll all want to see it.
If you can't afford the Town Hall, there's a Global Day of Action to
Stop Monsanto from 7am on March 16 to 7am March 17.