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‘Eat-in’ protesters call out Obama’s broken promise to label GMOs

Food justice advocates gathered in front of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety on Monday to demand all genetically modified products (GMOs) be clearly labeled, and to call out the administration’s ties to the biotechnology industry.

Over 100 protesters, food advocates, students, farmers, and several groups including Food Democracy Now!, Food & Water Watch and the Organic Consumers Association, joined the “Eat-in” in which a GMO-free “stone soup” was served and protesters heard from a range of speakers who called for the labeling of GMO foods and an end to the revolving door between Washington and the biotech industry, RT reports.

For instance, Michael Taylor, former Vice President of Public Policy at biotech giant and major GMO producer Monsanto, is now a Deputy Commissioner for the FDA.

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