USDA to Give Monsanto’s New GMO Crops Special ‘Speed Approval’

25th February 2012

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

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 standards‘ says 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?

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Anthony Gucciardi is an accomplished investigative journalist with a passion for natural health. Anthony’s articles have been featured on top alternative news websites such as Infowars, NaturalNews, Rense, and many others. Anthony is the co-founder of Natural Society, a website dedicated to sharing life-saving natural health techniques. Stay in touch with Natural Society via the following sites FacebookTwitterWeb


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  • Peter Burke

    If this is not part of the grand scheme to depopulate this planet I don’t know what is!!!!!!

  • Nancy Bechtel

    This stuff needs to be ongoing “breaking news” on national tv. It’s not broadcast anywhere that I know of. Hmmmm, I wonder why…?!



  • BD

    Rather than a lot of emotional hype, how about we consider the facts:
    1. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the world population is currently growing faster than the food supply.
    2. The amount of land under cultivation, worldwide, is shrinking.
    3. More mouths to feed + less food = an increasing number of folks have less to eat.

    Re: GMO crops: if seeds are modified to be pest resistant, less herbicide can be used = less “toxic” runoff from rainwater = less damage to aquatic life.

    Nothing is perfect. If a GMO seed doesn’t perform, it gets reengineered. If the car you buy develops a defect, the manufacturer issues a recall and the problem gets remedied. You don’t stop buying cars. It doesn’t even take a defect to effect a change. This is called product improvement. Because the population has gotten physically larger (due to good nutrition), automakers have had to increase the size of the seats in today’s autos.

    How about some rational discussion and fact checking about the larger issue of how to feed an expanding population with fewer resources, rather than a lot of hysterical handwaving about GMO crops. There are much larger issues that need to be intelligently discussed and resolved.

    • RY

      There’s a group of Scientists in Canada that Studies Genetically Modified foods. My Friend’s Sister is one of them, the way it was explained to me, (to dumb it down a little) hahah..

      By Genetically Altering or injecting Cancer cells into food, it causes it grow faster, but basically what you’re left with is something with very little or no nutrition. You’re basically eating Cancer.

      and as far as people not having enough food, true, in parts of the country, there are definitely a lot of people living on this earth and not as much food being produced. if more kids would want to farm, to grow food, etc.. instead of growing up wanting to be steve jobs. playing with your stupid f**king electronics, there would be more food available, maybe even enough to meet demand, but instead there’s too many people wanting jobs that benefit other people at the top, instead of working for yourself and benefiting mankind!

  • As usual, our dear old America likes to be the champion of capitalism above all else…GOD FORBID we should have a corporation lose money! >.< #notgood

  • Laurie Andrews

    So angered! They must be stopped.

  • Dani

    I love how BD is comparing us to cars! How many people have to be affected before we realize it’s a “defect?”
    Well my little “chevy’s” aren’t going to be test drivers to find the defects or work out any kinks.

  • Jennifer Russ

    How can anyone defend Monsanto? They have the FDA, EPA, the US military, & the US supreme court in their back pocket. They will poison our food supply & soil & say sorry later. The US likes quick fixes so it is a done deal. Let me see I will have some round up green beans with my ddt chicken & a glass of bovine growth hormones. Oh don’t forget the saccharin & aspartame laced gmo cake! I would take this to the park & eat it but the terminator seeds killed all the trees…….Get the picture people? Don’t fool mother nature!

  • Helene

    The “facts ” are becoming clearer and clearer everyday about the health risks of GMO foods! look at the studies – not the ones done by Monsanto ( they won’t show them to anyone for “proprietary” reasons) but the ones done by independent scientists.

    Also the claim that GMOs are needed to feed the world’s growing population has been disproved including the the UN’s FAO agency – what will feed the world is to first bring our dead soils back to life and use local organic agricultural methods – look at the studies!!!