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The cozy relationship between Monsanto, the world's largest biotech corporation, and the USDA has gotten out of hand.

Monsanto's growth hormones for cows have been approved by Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto lobbyist turned USDA administrator and FDA deputy commissioner. This was after Margaret Miller, while working as a researcher for Monsanto, oversaw a report on the hormones’ safety and then took a job at the FDA where she approved her own report.

We’re joining with RootsAction to demand that congress look into this relationship between Monsanto and USDA. Take action and add your voice.

The revolving door keeps on turning.

Monsanto's board members have worked for the EPA, advised the USDA, and served on President Obama's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Former Monsanto lobbyist Islam Siddiqui is the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and is famously known for his criticism of the European Union and its precautionary approach to GMOs.

It’s no wonder the USDA has never denied a single application from Monsanto for new genetically engineered crops.

An investigation of large-scale government corruption driven by this singularly destructive corporation is long overdue. Join us and RootsAction in demanding that congress open an investigation now.

This chemical company -- responsible for environmental disasters that have destroyed entire towns -- has monopolized our food system largely by taking over regulatory agencies like the USDA. Monsanto is even looking at using Dicamba, a chemical similar to and as powerful as one of the main components of Agent Orange, as an herbicide on genetically engineered corn and soybeans.

Click here to join us in demanding a Congressional investigation into the revolving door between Monsanto and the USDA.

Dana Perls,

Food and Technology campaigner
Friends of the Earth

Comments

Roland369 5 years 32 weeks ago
#1

When you look at the "Revolving Door" of congress and its relationship with the very industries it is supposed to be monitoring, you realize that these so-called "watch dog" agencies are in bed with the very corporations they are supposed to be protecting us from.

Instead of acting in the "Public Interest," the FDA, USDA, EPA, SEC etc., are ensuring that these huge "too big to fail" corporations can continue committing their crimes unchecked. These mega polluters are not holding a gun to the head of our supposed representatives; they are simply stuffing money into their pockets.

Like a whore that enjoys getting paid, they cater to these special interests with a fervor and relish not seen in a legitimate street walker.

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