I just took action, telling President Obama to dump Monsanto super lobbyist and FDA Food Safety Czar Michael Taylor.
Under President Obama, factory farm operators are getting away with serious food safety violations while raw milk dairy farmers and distributors across the country have been subjected to armed raids and hauled away in handcuffs.
When Barack Obama ran for President he promised to end the “revolving door” between agribusiness lobbyists and government and to “regulate” factory farms. Unfortunately his decision to break both these campaign promises has left America’s food supply more vulnerable to food safety outbreaks and allowed the highly consolidated industrial meat and factory farm industry off the hook despite growing problems.
Tell President Obama that it’s time to protect family farmers and stop letting Big Ag lobbyists write the rules.
The following is posted on act.credoaction.com
“Why is a Monsanto lobbyist serving as the FDA’s Food Safety Czar?
Why is a former Monsanto lobbyist currently serving as the FDA’s food safety czar waging war on small dairy farms that produce fresh milk?
While factory farm operators are getting away with serious food safety violations, raw milk dairy farmers and distributors across the country have been subjected to armed raids and hauled away in handcuffs.
The Food and Drug Administration is running sting operations followed by “guns-drawn raids usually reserved for terrorists and drug lords” as part of a crackdown on unpasteurized milk.1 Meanwhile, the FDA is letting the highly consolidated industrial meat and factory farm industry off the hook despite growing problems.
Not surprisingly, the person responsible for prioritizing armed raids on small dairies over holding agribusiness accountable is a former Monsanto attorney and chief super lobbyist. Monsanto’s Michael Taylor is the second highest-ranking official at the FDA, and as Food Safety Czar is responsible for implementing the day-to-day policies that govern the food safety laws for the U.S.”
A suspected spam bot has been hired by the FDA and has commented as user “FDA” in our aug 1st post on raw milk. Please read the comments that I have mentioned. It is very interesting.