Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monsanto in Federal Office

Michael Taylor, former Monsanto Vice President, is now the FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods.

Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto-funded Danforth Plant Science Center, is now the Director of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Islam Siddiqui, Vice President of the Monsanto and Dupont-funded pesticide-promoting lobbying group, CropLife, is now the Agriculture Negotiator for the US Trade Representative.

Rajiv Shah, former Gates Foundation agricultural-development director served as Obama's USDA Under Secretary for Research Education and Economics and Chief Scientist and is now head of USAID.

Now, Ramona Romero, corporate counsel to Dupont, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Those are just the Federal Appointments, listed above.

Some states don't seem to be immune to the Monsanto epidemic, either. In Ohio, there is a law called CAUV, which stands for Current Agricultural Use Value Assessment. It allows owners of farmland the opportunity to have farm parcels taxed according to their value in agriculture rather than full market value. Sounds like a good deal for the farmer, right?

No, you will NOT get the tax break if you don't plant from a list of 'approved' seeds which just happen to be Monsanto patented seeds. At least one county-supplied list is even printed on Monsanto paper with the Monsanto Roundup logo in the corner. No collusion there!


  1. We all need to vote out big business out of the whitehouse and not by anything from Monsanto just maybe they will go out of business stopping GMO's in our food suppliy should be our goal at the voting booth but in there eyes WE are the lower life forms and WE do not count because it all about MONEY

  2. I agree that business and politics should be separate, but it has never been that way throughout history... and probably never will be.


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