Right now former Monsanto super lobbyist Michael Taylor is busy crafting new food safety rules at the FDA that could drive tens of thousands of America’s small, local and organic family farmers out of business. That’s right, Michael Taylor, the former Monsanto lawyer who crafted the FDA’s 1992 policy that won’t allow GMO labeling in the U.S., is back at the FDA, this time appointed by the Obama administration as the new food safety czar.
Now Taylor’s responsible for writing new regulations that could kill the local food movement and drive thousands of America’s best family farmers out of business.
Even worse is the fact that the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is also a guiding force in crafting these local food, family farm killing regulations. The GMA is the same corporate lobbying front group that illegally donated $11 million to defeat GMO labeling in Washington state. Now the GMA is bragging on their website about working with the FDA to craft these new regulations that could wipe out as much as 50 percent of small farmers' profits with one-size-fits-all regulations.