Lawsuit Unleashes Documents Alleging FDA Covered up Risks of GMOs Since 1991(ANTIMEDIA) A
previously unreleased set of Food and Drug Administration documents
related to genetically engineered (GE or GMO) foods alleges the agency
was aware of possible risks to humans as far back as 1991.
The documents were released through a lawsuit filed by Steven Druker,
a public interest attorney and executive director of the Alliance for
Bio-Integrity (ABI). Druker obtained a reported 44,000 pages of
messages, memos, and reports from the FDA. Twenty-four of the most
damaging documents are highlighted on ABI’s website and in Druker’s recent book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth.
Within the documents are several key pieces of information. First, in the FDA’s “Statement of Policy: Foods Derived From New Plant Varieties,”
dated May 29, 1992, the agency stated it was “not aware of any
information” showing these products differ “in any meaningful way” from
other food, despite memos showing researchers did, indeed, still have
questions about the safety of GE foods.