“ACTION ALERT! OBAMA: Your FDA CZAR MICHAEL ‘MONSANTO’ TAYLOR Must Go!
First: You need to follow through on your 2007 campaign promise!
Obama: Fire Your Appointed FDA Czar, Michael ‘Monsanto‘ Taylor!
Michael “Monsanto” Taylor is the epitome of the toxic revolving door between industry and government! From representing Monsanto at the law firm King & Spalding, to overseeing Monsanto at theFDA, to working for the USDA & approving unlabeled GMOs, to working for King & Spalding again, to working for Monsanto as their chief lobbyist, to returning to the FDA as Obama’s “Food Czar!” For nearly two decades Michael Taylor has been called out for his close ties to Monsanto. Now, we, the people of the United States of America, are calling him out again, but this time it must be “Out The Door!”
Michael Taylor, former Vice President of Monsanto before being appointed to head the FDA by President Obama, is not working in America’s best interests to protect our food supply from toxic and lethal GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)! Since 2010 Michael “Monsanto” Taylor has overseen “Food Safety” at the FDA, and since that time millions of U.S. citizens have demanded, petitioned and tried to pass legislation that the FDA require simple and very cheap labeling of genetically engineered foods. Think CA’s Proposition 37 (Monsanto alone spent $45 million to defeat) and WA’s I-522 bill, The People’s Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act: http://www.labelitwa.org/read_i_522
Instead of listening to the wishes of the American people, Michael Taylor has done nothing but help Monsanto make more money at the expense of American food safety. Genetically engineered foods, better known as GMOs, are toxic to the environment and deadly to humans and animals that consume them! A few examples of GMO’s ‘side effects’ are severe allergies, digestive problems including damage to the stomach’s lining, unintentionally aborted pregnancies, sterilization, kidney and liver problems, and numerous forms of cancer like malignant tumors: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers/health-risks/articles-about-risks-by-jeffrey-smith/Doctors-Warn-Avoid-Genetically-Modified-Food-May-2009
Americans are also paying the price with declining health, and skyrocketing food costs! Our own farmers are being sued by Monsanto as well! Monsanto Assault on U.S. Farmers Detailed in New Center for Food Safety Report: http://www.nwrage.org/content/monsanto-assault-us-farmers-detailed-new-center-food-safety-report (Lawsuits have increased to at least 144 since this report to include over 700 U.S. farmers!)
Moreoever, 49 countries, including Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Russia, the European Union member states, and other key United States trading partners, have laws mandating disclosure of genetically engineered foods on food labels. Many countries have restrictions or bans against foods produced with genetic engineering: http://www.labelitwa.org/read_i_522 That should be a huge warning sign to all Americans that GMOs are unsafe, corporate-regulated, FDA-ignored disasters!
Therefore, our FDA’s “Food Czar,” Michael Taylor, must be immediately terminated by Obama due to dereliction of duty (the shameful failure to fulfill one’s obligations) and total disregard for human safety, for starters! Our government has been overrun by former Monsanto employees, and our president is responsible for correcting this epic mess that he created, starting at the top! It is at least the morally right move for our president to make! The same president who back in 2007 stated before his presidential victory that “Americans have the right to know if their food has been genetically modified!”
OBAMA’S YEAR 2007 PROMISE TO LABEL GMOs!! See one minute long video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqaaB6NE1TI
Obama must live up to his promise, and he has to right his wrong when he hired Michael Taylor, a major conflict of interest for all Americans who eat food, regardless of party affiliation, who deserve to know what is in what they are consuming and feeding to their children and grandchildren every day!
Give Michael “Monsanto” Taylor his well-earned ‘Pink Slip’ NOW before we suffer even more than what we already have! “What a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive!” – Walter Scott