In 2009, President Barack Obama selected Monsanto executive Michael Taylor to be the nation’s first food safety czar.
In 2012, citizen Frederick Ravid collected 186,000 signatures on a petition at signon.org to force Taylor’s removal. All those signatures lead us to ask…
Should Monsanto be in charge of America’s food safety?
This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food Chain Radio show with Michael Olson hosts citizen Frederick Ravid for a conversation about the relationship between the federal government and the Monsanto Corporation.
By John Moody
Food Clubs & Co-ops
Last week, the Obama Administration gave its official response to the 6,078 signers of a petition on WhiteHouse.gov who requested federal-level legalization of all raw milk sales.
Written by Doug McKalip, the White House senior policy adviser for rural affairs, the response is full of typical government double speak and sleight of hand with facts and figures.
For instance, the response starts off by saying, “We appreciate consumer concerns on food issues and understand the importance of letting consumers make their own food choices.”