Friday, January 04, 2008

The FDA is failing us

The ticker across the screen this morning on ABC read, "FDA is expected to say soon that cloned animals are safe for food and milk". The Jan 3 Yahoo news is running the same story.

I hope you are paying attention. No more shopping at large retailers for milk or meat. No more Sam's Club Costco foods folks! The food you consume will affect your life for years to come, make sure you are eating the real thing. Not something that has been created in a lab by some scientist who says it's good for you.

If you have not contacted your political representatives, now is the time. HR2419 just may save us from the FDA and your representative needs to know you want them to support it! All you need to do is send a simple email, or make a phone call asking them to support the bill. It will ask for a rigorous review of cloned foods, their impact on human health and the economy.

From the True Food blog "“The passage of this bill with the Mikulski-Specter amendment is like a gift for the holidays,” said Joseph Mendelson, Legal Director of the Center for Food Safety. “The FDA’s flawed and cavalier approach to cloned food and its potential impacts called for a truly rigorous scientific assessment. At a time when the FDA has repeatedly failed the public, this amendment will ensure that the American consumer is considered before any special interest.”

Please don't ignore this. The food you eat in the future depends on your support.