Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) banned in > 30 countries, but A-OK in U.S. thx #monsanto! via @andybellatti
Critics note and condemn a 'revolving door' between the FDA and Monsanto. For example, Michael Taylor, the FDA commissioner responsible for writing the labeling guidelines, had worked as a Monsanto lawyer for seven years before joining the FDA. While at Monsanto, he created their strategy for suppressing labeling information on rBGH. Likewise, the deputy director of the FDA's New Animal Drugs Office had been a Monsanto research scientist working on rBGH safety studies, and another researcher in the same office had done Monsanto-funded rBGH research at Cornell University, working under a paid Monsanto consultant. Congress' General Accounting Office ruled in 1994 that none of these cases of longstanding connections to Monsanto posed a conflict of interest22 . There are many more ties between Monsanto and the U.S. government today, including Supreme Court Justices, the FDA, a...