I feel as if I am inside of a tornado, spinning around and around, and there's no way for me to get out of the vortex. Here we go again.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Tommy Thomson, governor of Wisconsin, has just accepted George Bush's nomination for the position of Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. In that capacity, Thompson will become the "boss" of the FDA.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The new Secretary of Agriculture, Ann Veneman, is a friend of Monsanto. She was on the Board of Directors of Calgene, the biotech company that became a Monsanto subsidiary.
HEALTH AND HUMAN DIS-SERVICE
Thompson has a long history of supporting Monsanto and biotechnology.
Before the genetically engineered bovine growth hormone was approved, Wisconsin's dairy farmers protested its approval and sought a moratorium for its use.
Thompson lifted that moratorium, despite the fact that 90% of the calls to his office voiced support for the moratorium.
Thompson recently received a $50,000 gift from the biotechnology industry. While governor, he passed through legislation that got $317 million in state funds to build a "silicon-valley-style" biotechnology zone.
That's Thompson's vision for Wisconsin. The "Biotechnology State." That too, may be his vision for America.
Pharmaceutical companies helped fund the Republican Party's bid for the presidency.
A MOB SCENE
I've also learned how Monsanto works. They exert their influence, and, like the MAFIA, get favors paid back.
I'm worried about the Monsanto connection to George W. Bush. Monsanto's insiders are becoming regulatory decision-makers of America's new government. We are becoming the outsiders.
Robert Cohen http://www.notmilk.com