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The history of Monsanto and FDA starts in 1991 when Margaret Miller was appointed as Deputy Director of FDA by George Bush Sr. Margaret Miller, as one of the top scientists in Monsanto, was working on developing rBGH growth hormones. Soon after she was appointed as head of FDA, Miller approved rBGH growth hormones, the very product that she was previously studying while working for Monsanto.
During the same year in 1991, Clarence Thomas (Monsanto’s former attorney) was appointed to the Supreme Court despite the rage of the whole nation.
In 1992, Michael Taylor (Monsanto’s former attorney) was appointed as Deputy Commissioner of FDA. This position gave him the authority to expedite the approval of genetically modified organisms in our food supply. Taylor then became the VP of Monsanto.
In 1993, Rufus Yerxa (Monsanto’s Chief Counsel) was nominated as U.S. deputy to the World Trade Organization.
In 1996, Michael Kantor (Member of the Monsanto Board) became the US Secretary of Commerce.
In 2000, Carol Tucker Foreman (Monsanto lobbyist) was appointed as the “Consumer Advocate” on the international committee assessing genetically modified foods.
In 2001, Anne Veneman (Member of the Board) was appointed as head of USDA in charge of regulating genetically modified organisms.
In January 2001, Donald Rumsfeld (CEO of Monsanto’s Searle) was appointed as the Secretary of Defense.
In 2001, Linda Fisher (Monsanto’s VP) was appointed as Deputy Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency.
In 2002, George Poste (Monsanto’s specialist) was appointed as head of bio-terrorism division of Homeland Security.
In 2008, Obama appointed Michael Taylor, (Monsanto’s former attorney and VP) as Deputy Commissioner of FDA.
Obama appointed Roger Beachy, (Monsanto Director) as head of USDA and appointed Tom Vilsack as the commissioner of USDA.
Obama promised to label GM foods but instead the USDA under the Obama administration approved the second generation of GMOs, GMO alfalfa, and GMO sugar beets that can increase the chances of cross contamination and many other environmental problems.