April 05, 2014


One of Obama's dirtiest deeds was to appoint former Monsanto exec Michael Taylor to a top position on the FDA, which is supposed to regulate food safety. It's a classic fox watching the hen house scenario. If Monsanto's GMOs are so healthy, why are they fighting to NOT to label them? Michelle Obama has made health her big cause, yet she's now helping the FDA and hide frankenfoods from consumers? To quote the Undisputed Truth: "Smiling faces tell lies." Is Michelle pretty, likable and well-dressed? She certainly is. Is she joining her husband to hoodwink consumers about what's in their foods? Yes, she certainly is.  I doubt if anyone would be fighting not to hide ingredients that were safe. Obama himself said in 2007 that labeling foods was important. But like many of his campaign promises, he forgot about this one after he won. Now he's just licking corporate butt for cash like they all do. Crazily enough, the Monsanto corporate butts he's licking don't contain digested GMOs--Monsanto execs don't eat them themselves. Hmmm...sounds healthy.

For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new rules nutrition labels on food packaging.

What’s missing from the new rules? Any mention of requiring food companies to tell you if their products contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Why are we asking Michelle Obama to do something about the FDA’s failure, again, to address GMO labeling?

For one, Mrs. Obama helped unveil the FDA’s proposed new rules during an all-out media blitz on February 27. She tied the announcement to her Let’s Move! campaign,‎ and said that the new rules will make food companies more honest, and give parents more accurate information so they can “make healthy food choices for their kids.”

The other reason we need to pressure Mrs. Obama is that we want her to remind President Obama of his 2007 campaign promise to label GMOs—a promise he has consistently failed to honor. In fact, in 2012 the OCA launched a MoveOn.org petition asking Mrs. Obama to remind the President of his promise. The petition garnered more than 207,000 signatures. What happened when we tried to deliver those signatures to Mrs. Obama? She ignored us.

Mrs. Obama has made kids’ health, including nutrition and exercise, her signature cause during her husband’s presidency. But she has consistently ignored the facts around GMO foods, including their link to obesity, and the fact that GMO crops require the use of massive amounts of toxic herbicides and pesticides, which ultimately pollute soil, air and water and our food.

Increasingly, scientists and doctors warn of the dangers these toxins pose to our health, especially for children whose immune systems are not yet fully developed. Even the American Medical Association has said that we need long-term, pre-market safety tests on the impact of GMO foods on human health. But the FDA has ignored that warning, too.

Until GMOs are proven safe, consumers ought to have the right to know if their food has been genetically modified.

When Mrs. Obama talks about healthy food choices—without talking about GMO labeling—she fails to address what has become one of the most high-profile, controversial food policy issues of our time.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Michelle Obama: Consumers Want Labels on Genetically Modified Foods!