Obama: Fire Your Appointed FDA Czar, Michael 'Monsanto' Taylor!

Michael “Monsanto” Taylor is the epitome of the toxic revolving door between industry and government! From representing Monsanto at the law firm King & Spalding, to overseeing Monsanto at the FDA, to working for the USDA & approving unlabeled GMOs, to working for King & Spalding again, to working for Monsanto as their chief lobbyist, to finally returning back at the FDA as Obama’s “Food Czar!” For nearly two decades Michael Taylor has been called out for his close ties to Monsanto.  Now, we, the people of the United States of America, are calling him out again, but this time it must be “Out The Door!”

Michael Taylor, former Vice President of Monsanto before being appointed to head the FDA by President Obama, is not working in America's best interests to protect our food supply from toxic and lethal GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)!  Instead, he IS a major conflict of interest!  
Since 2010 Michael “Monsanto” Taylor has overseen “Food Safety” at the FDA, and since that time millions of U.S. citizens have demanded, petitioned and tried to pass legislation that the FDA require simple and very cheap labeling of genetically engineered foods.  Think CA's Proposition 37 (Monsanto alone spent $45 million to defeat) and WA's I-522 bill, The People's Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act:  http://www.labelitwa.org/read_i_522

Instead of listening to the wishes of the American people, Michael Taylor has done nothing but help Monsanto make more money at the expense of American food safety.  Genetically engineered foods, better known as GMOs, are toxic to the environment and deadly to humans and animals that consume them!  A few examples of GMO's 'side effects' are severe allergies, digestive problems including damage to the stomach's lining, unintentionally aborted pregnancies, sterilization, kidney and liver problems, and numerous forms of cancer like malignant tumors: 
http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers/health-risks/articles-about-risks-by-jeffrey-smith/Doctors-Warn-Avoid-Genetically-Modified-Food-May-2009

Americans are not only paying the price with declining health, but our food costs are soaring!  Our own farmers are sooring as well with hundreds of them being sued by Monsanto!  Monsanto Assault on U.S. Farmers Detailed in New Center for Food Safety Report:  http://www.nwrage.org/content/monsanto-assault-us-farmers-detailed-new-center-food-safety-report (Lawsuits have increased to at least 144 since this report to include over 700 U.S. farmers!)

Moreoever, 49 countries, including Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Russia, the European Union member states, and other key United States trading partners, have laws mandating disclosure of genetically engineered foods on food labels. Many countries have restrictions or bans against foods produced with genetic engineering:  http://www.labelitwa.org/read_i_522  That should be a huge warning sign to all Americans that GMOs are unsafe, corporate-regulated, FDA-ignored disasters! 


Therefore, our FDA’s “Food Czar,” Michael Taylor, must be immediately terminated by Obama due to dereliction of duty (the shameful failure to fulfill one’s obligations) and total disregard for human safety, for starters!  Our government has been overrun by former Monsanto employees, and our president is responsible for correcting this epic mess that he created, starting at the top!  It is at least the morally right move for our president to make!  The same president who back in 2007 stated before his presidential victory that "Americans have the right to know if their food has been genetically modified!"
See one minute long video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqaaB6NE1TI

Obama must live up to his promise, and he has to right his wrong when he hired Michael Taylor, a major conflict of interest for all Americans who eat food, regardless of party affiliation, who deserve to know what is in what they are consuming and feeding to their children and grandchildren every day!
Give Michael "Monsanto" Taylor his well-earned 'Pink Slip' NOW before we suffer even more than what we already have!  "What a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive!" - Walter Scott

Dear President Obama:

Momentum is building across the U.S. to have our food which is 70-80% genetically modified to be properly labeled.  You promised this to every American back in 2007, then you hired Michael Taylor as your FDA Czar.  Hiring Taylor is a conflict of interest for you and what is best for our citizens.  You cannot employ a former Monsanto employee and V.P. who had also worked for Monsanto through other organizations like King & Spalding, the FDA and the USDA!  This  has created a atmosphere of mistrust between a government agency and the American people, since Michael Taylor has a vested interest in and long history of helping out Monsanto.  Monsanto polices itself thanks to the FDA headed by Taylor!  People are not being told the truth about the harmful effects of GMOs as a result.  Therefore, it is in the best interests of all parties to permanently terminate Michael Taylor.  Thank you for your time and attention to this urgent issue!

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