A huge company that creates these GM foods is Monsanto. I won't even get started on this company right now because I get quite worked up, but it is important to know that Obama has just hired multiple people from this company that is responsible for disrupting our food system as well as the exploitation of small farmers. Isn't it great to know that they will now basically be in charge of our food system? Quite the conflict of interest. Yay lobbying and politics...in 2009 alone they spent $71 billion. And here is the line up for where they will be working;
Michael Taylor, former Monsanto Vice President, is now the FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods. Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto-funded Danforth Plant Science Center, is now the director of the USDA National Institute of Food andAgriculture. Islam Siddiqui, Vice President of the Monsanto and Dupont-funded pesticide-promoting lobbying group, CropLife, is now the Agriculture Negotiator for the US Trade Representative. Rajiv Shah former agricultural-development director for the pro-biotech Gates Foundation (a frequent Monsanto partner), served as Obama's USDA Under-Secretary for Research Education and Economics and Chief Scientist and is now head of USAID. Elena Kagan, who, as President Obama's Solicitor General, took Monsanto's side against organic farmers in the Roundup Ready alfalfa case, is now on the Supreme Court. Ramona Romero, corporate counsel to DuPont, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as General Counsel for the USDA.
If you want more information on way that you can fight this, then go to my previous blog post, GM alfalfa...IMPORTANT.