posted on Jan, 26 2010 @ 10:56 PM
The trouble with GMO's by Monsanto, is that they have a stranglehold on the politicians, with many people who have either been to Monsanto from the
government or are members of the government who have joined Monsanto.
here is a list, its no wonder that the U.S. doesnt require labeling of GM foods.
Who has been through the Revolving Door of the Monsanto Corporation and the government?
David W. Beier, ex-head of Government Affairs, Genentech, Inc., was Gore's chief domestic policy advisor
Michael A. Friedman, M.D, ex acting commissioner of the FDA - Dept. of Health & Human Services,
now senior V.P. for clinical affairs at G. D. Searle & Co., a pharmaceutical division of Monsanto.
Michael (Mickey) Kantor, ex Secretary of the Dept. of Commerce, ex Trade Representative of the United States, a member of the OilSpace, Inc. Advisory
Board, a partner at Mayer, Brown & Platt law firm, and now - a member of the board of directors of Monsanto. (Advisor Board of OilSpace, Inc.?!?)
Josh King, ex director of production for White House events, now director of global communication in the Washington, D.C. office of Monsanto.
Terry Medley, ex administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the USDA, ex chair and vice-chair of the USDA's
Biotechnology Council, ex member of the FDA food advisory committee, and now Director of Regulatory and External Affairs of Dupont Corporation's
Margaret Miller, former chemical laboratory supervisor for Monsanto, now Deputy Director of Human Food Safety and Consultative Services, New Animal
Drug Evaluation Office, Center for Veterinary Medicine in the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). *(See note at end of this list)
Michael Phillips, recently with the National Academy of Science Board on Agriculture, now the head of regulatory affairs, for the Biotechnology
Industry Organization. (BIO), (See L. Val Giddings above)
William D. Ruckelshaus, ex chief administrator of "our" EPA, now (and for the past 12 years) a member of the board of directors of Monsanto.
Michael Taylor, ex legal advisor to the FDA's Bureau of Medical Devices and Bureau of Foods, later executive assistant to the Commissioner of the
FDA, still later a partner at the law firm of King & Spaulding where he supervised a nine-lawyer group whose clients included Monsanto Agricultural
Company, still later Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the FDA, and later with the law firm of King & Spaulding, now head of the Washington, D.C.
office of Monsanto.*(See note at end of this list)
Lidia Watrud, ex microbial biotechnology researcher at Monsanto in St. Louis, Missouri, now with the EPA's Environmental Effects Laboratory, Western
Jack Watson, ex chief of staff to the President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, now a staff lawyer with Monsanto in Washington, D.C.
Clayton K. Yeutter, ex Secretary of the USDA, ex U.S. Trade Representative (who led the U.S. team in negotiating the U.S. Canada Free Trade Agreement
and helped launch the Uruguay Round of the GATT negotiations), now a member of the board of directors of Mycogen Corporation, whose majority owner is
Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.
Larry Zeph, ex biologist in the Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, EPA, now Regulatory Science Manager at Pioneer Hi-Bred