Another Obama Appointee Works Against Public Interest

I’ve listed many reasons I won’t be voting for Obama in November. Here’s another:

Occupy cornfields! Support is growing for a petition calling for the ouster of Michael Taylor, a senior adviser for the FDA who formerly served as vice president of Monsanto, the controversial agricultural multinational at the forefront of genetically modified foods, the Washington Post reports. …

Tipping off the current anti-Taylor campaign is his alleged practice of going after small raw-milk producers, including the Amish, while letting large factory farms responsible for huge food-borne illness outbreaks go scot-free. As an example, activists cite the fact that Iowa agribusinessman Jack DeCoster — who was responsible for the more than 500 million salmonella-tainted eggs that were recalled in 2010 — has not been fined or arrested by the FDA, while Amish dairy farmers have been subjected to yearlong stings and hauled away in handcuffs.

While at Monsanto, Taylor oversaw the policy of the company’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH/rbST). Milk from injected cows has been a controversial topic, with many medical organizations and hospitals speaking out against it. …

So Obama appoints Taylor to head the Department of Putting Foxes In Charge of Hen Houses. The essence of Obama’s frequently expressed attitude is “Can’t we all just get along?” No. We can’t. Some of us will not get along as long as known food poisoners and abusers of organic farmers are in charge of monitoring America’s food supply.

H/T SouthernDragon at FDL.

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  • MandT  On Wednesday February 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Think of Obama as a terrible virus. JFC, hassling the Amish…..just outrageous. If I were a wiccan I would put a curse on Obama. Come to think of it, as Irish, Scotts, I’ll do just that.

    • Steve  On Wednesday February 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      MandT, I’m pretty sure Obama came to us pre-cursed, though I don’t know the name of his, uh, precursor. If you have curses to spare, there are people far more deserving even than Obama, difficult though that may be for me to remember on the days when he frustrates me the most.

      BTW, Wicca dates only from the first half of the 20th century. If you want real witches’ curses, you’d do better to read Terry Pratchett or even J.K. Rowling. 🙂

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