Here is a very interesting exerts from an article on GMO's:
Is the wool pulled over our eyes or do we just sleep better at night assuming that government agencies such as the FDA and EPA are watching out for us? And are they really watching out for us the way we hope? Someone is making sure that the food we give our children is safe, right?
It's time to wake up to the truth that in many ways the governmental agencies that are supposed to be aggressively guarding the safety of our families fall short. Is it the economy or perhaps the failure of one administration to adequately fund an agency to blame? Or is it maybe that the agencies are often staffed by yesterday's chemical company employees? Maybe it's a combination of both; however, clearly we need to protect our own families by changing our own habits. The government is not going to do it for us.More:As a Dangerous Products Attorney in San Francisco, I can attest to the fact that there are many good citizens who trust in the FDA and the EPA. After all the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Their mission is to protect and promote public health for all U.S. citizens through the regulation and supervision of food safety, dietary supplements, prescription and OTC pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines and the list goes on. The point being that they are supposed to be the top watchdog for the United States. We are supposed to trust them, right? And generally these agencies try to do well for us, but how can they keep the largest chemical companies in the world in check? And the lobbyists that these companies send to Washington are powerful and influential. Who at the FDA is standing up to Monsanto?