The USDA has decided to outsource biotech crop evaluations to the GMO industry because the current evaluation system is not efficent or timely enough. So in turn they want to speed up the process of approving these potentially harmful GMO crops by letting the GMO industry conduct the tests themselves instead of the USDA...
If you had any doubts that our food supply is being sold out to the big business this pretty much shuts the door on those doubts.
Most of us saw this coming a mile away but the GMO takeover is pretty much in full effect.
Quote:The U.S. is already cultivating 165 million acres of genetically modified crops, up 7 million acres from just two years ago. Modified seeds and large monocultures in general, are monopolizing our nationâ€™s agriculture system like never before and crop after crop are deemed â€œsafeâ€ by the USDA. Weâ€™re headed full speed down a dark, winding road and it seems weâ€™re driving blindfolded. And most recently, according to a story on Grist, the USDA is starting a new program which will outsource environmental impact statements on biotech crops to the GMO industry. Obviously, biotech companies are thrilled with the ideaâ€¦