Michael Taylor (Monsanto/FDA) - 2012
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Food and Depopulation: Monsanto’s Monopoly - Just Wondering - Alternative News and Opinions
Tweet Tweet Food and Depopulation: Monsanto’s Monopoly By Cassandra Anderson - BLN Contributing Writer A monopoly is exclusive control of a commodity or service that makes it possible to manipulate prices. This is accomplished through governmental regulations used to enforce the monopoly. The way…
Outrageously, the USDA co-owns the patent on the “Terminator Gene”, The seeds have been modified to “commit suicide” after one season, and will not germinate if they are planted in a subsequent season. This technology could potentially wipe out food on the planet in one season. The US government has been funding GMO research since 1983; William Engdahl has said that this will give the owners control of the food seeds over entire regions and nations, when commercialized. The USDA and the co-owner of the “terminator” patent promised not to commercialize it in 1999, however, in 2001, they signed a commercialization agreement. Seven years later, *Monsanto bought out the co-owner and is now partnered with the USDA for the “Terminator” patent*. Food can be used as a weapon.(9)
The USDA has also engaged in illegal dispersal of subsidies to Monsanto as well as giving farmers a break on crop insurance premiums if they used Monsanto seeds, which is tantamount to product endorsement. Remember the USDA is business partners with Monsanto. This is where your tax dollars are going. We are paying for our government to poison us.
Michael Taylor: Monsanto's Man in the Obama Administration
Monsanto Planting Seeds in the White House?
The Hypocrisy of Government
In July 2009 US President Barack Obama appointed former Monsanto lobbyist and attorney Michael R. Taylor as a senior adviser to the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Commenting on his appointment in an otherwise positive article about Taylor's new position, Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, said:
he's the first person whose name is mentioned when anyone talks about the "revolving door" between the food industry and government.
Nestle was referring to Taylor's movements between Monsanto and the US FDA. Here is a summary of Taylor's career by blogger Jill Richardson, writing in the Daily Kos:
Taylor previously worked at the USDA from 1976-1981 as a staff lawyer. He left government to work at King & Spaulding, a law firm representing Monsanto.
He returned to government - this time to the FDA - for a stint as Deputy Commissioner for Policy from 1991-1994. According to Marion Nestle in Food Politics:
[At the FDA] he was part of the team that issued the agency's decidedly industry-friendly policy on food biotechnology and that approved the use of Monsanto's genetically engineered growth hormone in dairy cows. His questionable role in these decisions led to an investigation by the federal General Accounting Office, which eventually exonerated him of all conflict-of-interest charges.
In 1994, he moved over to the USDA's Food Safety & Inspection Service to serve as Administrator until 1996. Then it was back to King & Spaulding for a little bit, and - in 1998 - over to Monsanto, where he was a senior lobbyist (Vice President for Public Policy).
Most recently, beginning in 2000, he was a fellow for Resources for the Future, serving as Research Professor Of Health Policy at George Washington University. ... Resources for Our Future is quite corporate funded, with members of its Board of Directors from BP, Chevron, and DuPont [and Rio Tinto, American Electric Power Company, Warburg Pincus, and the Ford Foundation - SpinProfiles ed.].
And now he's back at the FDA.