One of the sad things about U.S. government today is the revolving door between industry and politics. Politics is for industry these days, not for the people. One “revolving door poster child” is Michael Taylor. Taylor was a Monsanto attorney and chief super lobbyist and (re)joined the FDA in July 2009. He was eventually named the Deputy Commissioner of Food. Conflict of interest?
Truthfully, where do you think he’ll go when he’s done his job in the federal government again?
But there’s more context here if you want to learn more as well: Monsanto Lobbyist at FDA Needs to Go — Tell Obama.
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