Will Obama Fulfill His 2007 Promise to Label GMOs?
Nov 7, 2012
Back in 2007 during his campaign tour, Obama addressed the serious issue of GMOs with a promise that he would immediately ‘let folks know’ whether or not they are consuming GMOs through proper labeling.
You can hear the statement yourself in the video below:
Now more than 5 years later, Obama has not addressed the issue of GMO labeling — at least not in the way you might think.
Instead, Obama appointed the former Vice President of Monsanto Michael Taylor as a senior adviser to the FDA back in 2009.
I am also for the direct labeling of genetically modified foods, an initiative that was promised 5 years ago by Obama before he took office for the first time.
Meanwhile, concerned citizens around the country has been demanding GMO labeling through numerous outlets.
It is also essential that we highlight the promises made by Obama and others to initiate GMO labeling. This is not a partisan issue — it is a human one.