Popular resistance is boiling over on the GMO labeling issue and more than a million people have appealed the FDA for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food on a legal petition in March. Consumer and food activists collected nearly million signatures and submitted in order to place a GMO labels on food products. George H.W. Bush policy motivated the Monsanto even though it contradicts modern scientific consensus. Obama appointed Michael Taylor as the deputy commissioner of foods in 2009 for crafting this pseudo-scientific policy, which laid the groundwork for helping GMOs avoid rigorous scientific testing and common-sense labeling, but also for approval of Monsanto's genetically engineered synthetic hormone rBGH.
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