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The Michael Taylor campaign

(article, Culinate staff)

Two years ago, when the FDA appointed former Monsanto executive Michael Taylor to an influential post, many bloggers and food activists cried foul, citing Taylor's well-known support for genetically modified foods, recombinant bovine growth hormone, and lax federal food-safety regulation.

In the past couple of weeks, Food Democracy Now! and CREDO Action have been agitating to get rid of Taylor, collecting thousands of signatures calling for Taylor's resignation. What's the beef now? A variety of complaints, ranging from Taylor's waffling on the dangerous use of antibiotics on factory farms to Taylor's campaign against small dairy farms.