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Asked why she was making this change, an assistant to the First Lady said the First Family had become uncomfortable about the lack of GMO food in their diet. "The administration has fast-tracked authorization of GMO crops through the USDA and FDA,* and the President and First Lady thought it was hypocritical to expose the rest of the country to genetically altered food without eating it themselves."
Protesters from GMOsForAll complained that GMO corn seed was only available to farmers, and that the White House was pulling rank on other home gardeners by going directly to Monsanto.
A GMOsForAll spokesman said, "We have just as much right as the First Lady to GMO corn. Why shouldn't our pregnant wives and their fetuses have the latest toxins?" The protesters were somewhat mollified to learn that almost all corn and soy products in processed food are GMO (unless the food is labeled organic).*
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney also commented on the garden, saying, "If I had grown GMO vegetables as governor of Massachusetts it would have been completely different from the Obama administration doing it."
Happy April Fool's Day!
* No joke. Under President Obama's USDA and FDA approvals for GMO corn, alfalfa, and sugar beets were streamlined. YieldGard corn's toxins are found in the blood of pregnant women and fetuses. A recent study showed that hamsters fed a GMO diet had high rates of sterility within three generations. Here's an infographic of the processed foods likely to contain GMOs. To avoid GMOs in processed food, look for the USDA 100% Organic label.
Hooray! GMO labeling is on the November 2012 ballot in California!
To support labeling food that is GMO -- just as food is labeled with how much carb or sodium it has -- go to Label GMOs.
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