USDA to Give Monsantos New GMO Crops Special Speed Approval

If you thought Monsanto’s lack of testing on their current GMO crops was bad  before, prepare to now be blown away by the latest statement by the USDA.  Despite links  to organ damage and mutated  insects, the USDA says that it is changing the rules so that genetically  modified seed companies like Monsanto will get ‘speedier regulatory reviews’. With the  faster reviews, there will be even less time spent on evaluating the  potential dangers. Why? Because Monsanto is losing sales with  longer approval terms.

The changes are expected to take full effect in March when they’re published  in the Federal Register. The USDA’s goal is to cut the approval  time for GMO crops in half in order to speedily implement them into the global  food supply. The current USDA process takes longer than they would like  due to ‘public interest, legal challenges, and the challenges associated  with the advent of national organic food standardssays  USDA deputy administrator Michael Gregoire.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, problems like  public interest (activist groups attempting to bring the dangers of GMO crops to  light), legal challenges (farmers  suing Monsanto over genetic contamination), and national food standards are  all getting in the way of their prime goal — to helpMonsanto unleash their  latest untested GMO creation. In fact, the concern is that Monsanto  may be losing cash flow as nations like Brazil speed genetically  modified seeds through laughable approval processes.

Steve Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association,  states it quite plainly. This is a move to help Monsanto and other biotechnology  giants squash competition and make profits. After all, who cares about public  health?

It is a concern from a competition standpoint,” Censky said  in a telephone interview.

The same statements are re-iterated by analyst Jeff Windau in an interview  with Bloomberg:

“If you can reduce the approval time, you get sales that much faster,” said  Windau

If you can reduce the approval time, as in the time it takes to determine if  these food products are safe, then you can get sales much faster. Is the USDA  working for the United States consumer, or is it working for Monsanto?