• Petitioned President Obama

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President Obama

fire FDA Food Safety Czar and former Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor.

    1. Laurie Carter
    2. Petition by

      Laurie Carter

      cambridge, MA

Subject: Why is a Monsanto lobbyist serving as the FDA's Food Safety Czar?

Dear Friend,

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.

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.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jane McKeel FALLS CHURCH, VA
      • about 3 years ago

      It is incredible that an FDA official charged with food safety is a former lobbyist for the giant corporation that has such an egregious record of no concern for health.

    • Lya Laberge PITTSBURGH, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      Because it scares me that someone who has such intimate ties to Monsanto is in charge of food. Show real change, hire someone who is a consumer advocate rather than a big company advocate.

    • Annamaria Pursell TRENTON, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      Conflict of interest!! This man has interest in his company not in the safety and health of the public.Keep Our Food Safe President Obama!

    • Paul Hobus WAYZATA, MN
      • about 3 years ago

      Because I believe that this company is infringing on their rights as an institution. Because I believe in Freedom and this is NOT Freedom. And because bullying small farmers is intolerable.

    • Joyce Hudson FAIRDALE, KY
      • about 3 years ago

      Why did you appoint a man to this important position, when it was obvious, he was for corporations?


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