Sidst i marts bekendtgjorde præsident Hussein Barack Obama at han udnævner Islam A. Siddiqui til Chefforhandler for Agrikultur [Chief Agricultural Negotiator] ved det amerikanske handelskammer [U.S. Trade Representative].

Siddiqui er en lobbyist fra pesticidindustrien og vicepræsident for en agrikulturlobbygruppe ved navn 'Science and Regulatory Affairs at CropLife America' der repræsenterer det berygtede 'franken-food' firma Monsanto.

Her følger et brev sendt af 98 organisationer som er imod Siddiquis udnævnelse, og indholder en række fakta om ham. Brevet er sendt til amerikanske senatorer

 

 

 

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Dear Senator:

The following 98 organizations are writing you to express our opposition to the nomination of Islam Siddiqui as Chief Agriculture Negotiator at the office of the United States Trade Representative. Our organizations— representing family farmers, farmworkers, fishers and sustainable agriculture, environmental, consumer, anti-hunger and other advocacy groups—urge you to reject Dr. Siddiqui’s appointment when it comes up for a floor vote, despite the Senate Finance Committee's favorable report of his nomination on December 23, 2009.

Siddiqui’s record at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and his role as a former registered lobbyist for CropLife America (whose members include Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont and Dow), has revealed him to consistently favor agribusinesses’ interests over the interests of consumers, the environment and public health (see attached fact sheet). We believe Siddiqui’s nomination severely weakens the Obama Administration’s credibility in promoting healthier and more sustainable local food systems here at home.

 

His appointment would also send an unfortunate signal to the rest of the world that the United States plans to continue down the failed path of high-input and energy-intensive industrial agriculture by promoting toxic pesticides, inappropriate seed biotechnologies and unfair trade agreements on nations that do not want and can least afford them.

Monsanto Patent for a Pig (Pt.1 of 5)
 
Monsanto Patent for a Pig (Pt.3 of 5)
 

The United States urgently needs a trade negotiator who understands that current trade agreements work neither for farmers nor the world’s hungry. With farmers here and abroad struggling to respond to water scarcity and increasingly volatile growing conditions, we need a resilient and restorative model of agriculture that adapts to and mitigates climate change and that moves us towards energy-efficient farming.

Læs resten af brevet her:

Global Research 27 marts 2010 - Obama Gives Key Agriculture Post to Monsanto Man (Gary Ruskin)

Relateret:

Euro-med 10 september 2009 - Mennesket Leger Gud III. Codex Alimentarius: Mennesket Må Leve Af Rockefellers GMO-Forgiftede Brød Alene


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