Ever wonder how Monsanto and other Biotech companies do it? How they get away with forcing GMOs into farming, into products, into grocery stores, into our homes? Well, one way is to get one of their own into key positions of regulatory agencies. Monsanto lobbyists slither their way onto boards, into committee chairs and right into the FDA.
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.
Food safety czar? What a joke! Consider this case from 2010 in which salmonella tainted 500 million eggs that had to be recalled – and NO action was taken by the FDA to investigate or punish who was responsible. Yet, in a different case, the FDA raided Amish farms producing fresh milk.
Here is an excerpt from a piece written by Amy Lou Jenkins at Examiner.com:
Michael Taylor and FDA inspectors have not arrested or fined the Iowa agribusinessman — Jack DeCoster — who was wholly responsible for the more than 500 million eggs that were recalled in 2010 salmonella-tainted egg recall though this industrial agribusinessman endangered the health of millions. Michael Taylor actions show that he thinks Amish farmers producing fresh milk are more deserving targets. Under his leadership the FDA performs enforcement raids (with guns drawn) on the Amish. Read full article.
Let’s look at a more localized issue concerning water resources – in Hawaii. Alan Takemoto, the community affairs manager at Monsanto, was chosen by a state politician to serve on a committee that recommends candidates for the state water commission. Control water. Control farming. Read article here.
So there you have it – two examples, one big, one little, of how Biotech hijacks regulatory agencies and even the government.
Note: It is beyond the scope of this post to even begin to expose the hijacked science behind the Biotech industry, or how credible scientists are fired, humiliated and discredited. That’s a whole other post.