Today's dose of Tom Philpott brings word that Obama's graciously invited a well-known "fox" to serve on his transition team. How will the henhouse ever be safe now?
The transition named its "team members" looking at energy and natural resources agencies, which includes USDA. The list includes Michael R. Taylor, a man who spent his career bouncing between the employ of GMO-seed giant Monsanto and Bill Clinton's FDA and USDA. Taylor is widely credited with ushering Monsanto's recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) through the FDA regulatory process and into the milk supply.
Could he be the reason behind consideration of rBGH-loving Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Dennis Wolff for a post at USDA? (Wolff not only attempted to ban rBGH-free labels in Pennsylvania, he has also worked to deprive communities the right to ban toxic sewage sludge, factory farms, and GMOs.)