Mark Of The Beast: Obama’s Latest Monsanto Pick, Elena Kagan

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First, we spit out our coffee over President Obama’s appointments of former Monsanto goon Michael Taylor as Food Safety [sic] Czar and ‘biotech governor of the year’ Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. Then we choked on our grits when he made Monsanto lobbyist, Islam Siddiqui, the US Ag Trade Representative. Now, the real food movement has completely lost its appetite with Obama’s nomination of Monsanto defender, Elena Kagan, to the US Supreme Court.

In December 2009, in her capacity as Solicitor General, Kagan intervened in the first case on which SCOTUS will rule involving genetically modified crops, Monsanto v Geertson Seed. She defended Monsanto’s fight to contaminate the environment with its GM alfalfa, not the American people’s right to safe feed and a protected environment.

The lower court ruled that “contamination of organic and conventional alfalfa crops with the genetically engineered gene has occurred and defendants acknowledge as much. Such contamination is irreparable environmental harm.”

That other fields, not those of Geertson Seed, et al., had been contaminated does not bother Kagan. “The district court failed to find either that respondents had suffered or were likely to suffer irreparable harm…”

This flies in the face of reality…

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5 Comments on "Mark Of The Beast: Obama’s Latest Monsanto Pick, Elena Kagan"

  1. CRAP. [Deep sigh]

    One thing Obama really SUCKS at? Personnel choices.

  2. dominique | May 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm |

    There seems to be a big movement on to split the US population on ideological grounds and then use this split to put people in power, be that right or left, to benefit a certain elite.. Separate and conquer, even better, have them fight each other; old Cesar's motto is also the new Cesars motto. The deception happens everywhere, anything that feeds hate, ignorance,fear and sloth, is part of it.

  3. Anonymous | May 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm |


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