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Trump signs order ending most GMO regulations and oversight!
NVN: Yelm joined anti-GMO ‘March on Monsanto’ 6 years ago

Trump’s Executive Order streamlines the approval process for GMO crops.
June 11,2019 in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Credit: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
  • Editor’s note: This is now the 2nd time President Trump has flipped on health-conscious Americans – the first being his about-face on vaccines and medical consent. [Blogger Klein has been a member of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) for 25+ years, referenced in the story below.]
  • Six years ago, Yelm’s ‘No GMO March’ brought local attention to this issue. Read more

“Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food”

“President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the “regulatory maze” for producers.

“The move comes as companies are turning to newer genetic engineering techniques that make it easier to tinker with the traits of plants and animals.

“Greg Jaffe, biotechnology director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said the impact of the executive order will depend on the details of how it’s carried out by federal agencies. Simply deregulating could make people lose confidence in genetically engineered foods, he said,” quoting Candice Choi, Associated Press. Read more

Click here to read President Trump’s official Executive Order.

Click here for the Statement of CSPI Biotechnology Director Greg Jaffe.

“Yelm residents ‘March against Monsanto’”

“Fight to label genetically modified food goes global”

By Steven Wyble, Nisqually Valley News, June 3, 2013. Read more

Posted by Steve on June 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

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  1. The “Read More” isn’t working on my computer..so do you have and can you post the actual executive order he signed…the exact wording of the whole thing. I have seen so many “quotes” attributed to Trump and what he supposedly supported or rejected and then when found the actual true info his position, words, action was often completely opposite what the article and quotes said. (and found this to be the case quite often in fact.

    Comment by Marian on June 15, 2019 at 3:08 am

  2. Thank you – the link is fixed, the Executive Order is added, as is the Nisqually Valley News story of the anti-GMO march in Yelm 6 years ago this month.

    Comment by Steve on June 15, 2019 at 9:30 am

  3. Although it horrifies me that the President of the United States has not bothered to acquaint himself with the pros & cons of a healthy nation, it doesn’t surprise me either. Not only because his clearly favoured foods are the opposite of those recommended by nutritionists, but because one of his first acts as President was to reopen the CS gas lines north (through Native American communities & against their wishes) regardless of the inevitable air & water pollution for those communities along the way.
    I simply can’t understand how people suffering hardship could possibly be persuaded that a man whose only interest is the wealthy corporations (so many of which have paid an unconscionable role in the exacerbation of climate change) – could have any intention of improving the lot of the lowest socioeconomic groups. Please discuss.

    Comment by Jo Macdonald on June 16, 2019 at 7:09 pm

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