Obama gives key agriculture post to Big Agri/Chem lobbyist
Posted on April 2nd, 2010
Gary Ruskin | Green Change | 03.27.2010
Today, President Obama announced that he will recess appoint Islam A. Siddiqui to the position of Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Siddiqui is a pesticide lobbyist and Vice President for Science and Regulatory Affairs at CropLife America, an agribusiness lobbying group that represents Monsanto.
Following is a letter sent by 98 organizations to U.S. Senators in opposition to Siddiqui’s appointment, and a fact sheet about him.
Corruption, Health and Environment, Legislation and Policy big agribusiness, chemical industry, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Dow, frankenfoods, GMO, Monsanto
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