"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA's job."It's not the FDA's job:
- Phil Angell, Monsanto's Director of Corporate Communications, in "Playing God In The Garden," by Michael Pollan, NYTs Magazine, 1998.
"Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety."
- FDA Federal Register, Statement of Policy: Foods Derived From New Plant Varieties1, 1992, p. 22991
Cartoon by the Christian Science Monitor's Clay Bennett.