Friday, July 10, 2009


A letter my son just received. Not good. Not good at all:

Hi Austin,
I was pretty impressed when First Lady Michelle Obama planted an organic farm at the White House. It signaled the Obama administration's commitment to healthy food choices - which are tied to sound environmental choices.

That is until former Monsanto lobbyist Michael Taylor was appointed 'senior advisor to the commissioner' of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Take a minute right now, and email the FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, and tell her this guy represents corporate food interests, not the public's health:

Monsanto is the world's leading supplier of the herbicide 'Roundup' and is also the top producer of genetically engineered seeds, so take a wild guess what fans of organic, locally grown, pesticide-free food Monsanto is going to be.

Basically zero. So why on earth is one of the former top lobbyists being appointed to the FDA?

Please send a message to the FDA, and let them know Taylor's appointment represents a conflict of interest, and he should not be in the administration:

When you're done, please forward this along to your friends and family, and invite them to take part as well - and thank you for your work.


Dan Stafford
Environmental Action Organizer

P.S. Thanks again for your support. Please feel free to share this e-mail with your family and friends.


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