USDA: No Regulation For Food Altered With Gene-Editing Technology

 The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has no plans to regulate food altered with controversial gene-editing technologies, according to the agency’s Secretary Sonny Perdue.  The USDA has given a green light for supermarkets to sell food created using CRISPR –  a gene editing technology that allows genetic material to be added, removed, or altered within the DNA of plants. 

Engadget.com reports: That means giving plants traits like resistance to disease, chemicals or flooding and bigger seeds is A-OK, since those could be achieved at a much slower rate with traditional breeding.

However, entirely new plants that aren’t possible in nature created using, say, genes from several distant species, aren’t acceptable.

As MIT’s Technology Review noted, the Obama Administration originally wanted to regulate genetically edited plants for safety, but the current admin scrapped those plans.

 Perdue said that the USDA is hoping to allow and encourage “innovation when there is no risk present” by taking this no-regulation approach.

Although there’s bound to be pushback against his agency’s decision due to increasing concerns about what we ingest, we could see more and more altered plants from universities and companies like Monsanto working on genetically modified crops.

Perdue said in a statement:

“…I want to be clear to consumers that we will not be stepping away from our regulatory responsibilities. While these crops do not require regulatory oversight, we do have an important role to play in protecting plant health by evaluating products developed using modern biotechnology. This is a role USDA has played for more than 30 years, and one I will continue to take very seriously, as we work to modernize our technology-focused regulations.


USDA green light gene edited food for sale to general public

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Foul-Mouthed Vicente Fox: Donald Trump Has
Ruined The American Dream For Non-Americans

Wasn’t that the point of his election? Foul-mouthed former Mexican President Vicente Fox attacked President Trump in a recent Newsweek op-ed.

Fox wrote that Trump has “ended the American dream for hundreds of thousands of Americans and non-Americans.”

The globalists and American left believe US presidents should put the well-being of foreigners above the well-being of American citizens.

Donald Trump rejects this belief.

The Hill reported:

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox slammed President Trump in a new op-ed Monday, claiming that Trump has killed the American dream.

“It has been more than a year since Donald Trump was elected, and since then he has tweeted more policies and complaints than any other political leader,” Fox wrote in an op-ed for Newsweek. “He has put international relations at risk and ended the American dream for hundreds of thousands of Americans and non-Americans. Is there anything he hasn’t done?”

The frequent Trump critic blasted the president for his threats on Twitter, including his recent suggestion that immigration enforcement from Mexico could become a condition in the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

“Today we continue renegotiating the treaty because of good old Donald’s whims, we keep listening to him whining, and reading his conditions on Twitter; the most recent one is that the Dreamers depend on the construction of the f—ing wall,” Fox wrote.

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