Monsanto does its own tests, determines its products are GRAS [Recognized as Safe or GRAS], and the FDA rubber stamps the results, no questions asked.
Notice that fish, nuts and soy are already high in omega-3 fatty acids. Why is Monsanto creating a product to “boost” these already high content items with something that they do not need more of? Could it be so that Monsanto can claim even a larger percentage of the processed food chain?
It appears that instead of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, our Federal Government should more accurately be described as a government of Monsanto, by Monsanto, and for Monsanto.
To satisfy the legal system’s pesky demand for environmental impact studies of novel GMO crops, the USDA has settled upon a brilliant solution: let the GMO industry conduct its own environmental impact studies, or pay other researchers to. The USDA announced the program in the Federal Register for April 7, 2011 [PDF]. (Grist)