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1.1 Purpose and Scope of Document
The last two decades have witnessed growing scientific concerns and public debate over the potential adverse effects that may result from exposure to a group of chemicals that have the potential to alter the normal functioning of the endocrine system in wildlife and humans. Concerns regarding exposure to these EDCs are due primarily to 1) adverse effects observed in certain wildlife, fish, and ecosystems; 2) the increased incidence of certain endocrine-related human diseases; and 3) endocrine disruption resulting from exposure to certain environmental chemicals observed in laboratory experimental animals. These concerns have stimulated many national governments, international organizations, scientific societies, the chemical industry, and public interest groups to establish research programs, organize conferences and workshops, and form expert groups and committees to address and evaluate EDC-related issues.
Phi Beta Iota: The recent findings on GMO impacts an the intestinal organs, which are evidently releasing toxins in the GMO foods that the corporations perhaps unaware of, but the government is certainly irresponsible in not testing for. The government lacks intelligence with integrity — this is as true of GMO foods as it is for computational mathematics and cyber-security at the code level. At this point in time we have a corurpt ineffective industrial-era government when we need a government capable for full spectrum intelligence with deep integrity, capable of systems thinking and true cost economics. Nothing being done by the US government approach to education, intelligence, and research is coherent or in the public interest. That is, to say the least, a big problem. Perhaps the problem of our time.