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98 Organizations Oppose Obama’s Monsanto Man, Islam Siddiqui, for US Agricultural Trade Representative

February 26, 2010
Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman & Katherine Ozer

A large coalition of groups – including the Organic Consumers Association – has been fighting since the fall to block Obama’s nomination of CropLife/biotech industry rep and former pesticide lobbyist, Islam Siddiqui, to the position of Chief Ag Negotiator at the US Office of the Trade Rep. The nomination was approved by the Senate Finance Committee, but is stalled in the Senate. It could go to a Senate floor vote any day now. The coalition sent the following letter to the Senate on February 22, 2010. If you would like to send a letter to your Senator, please click here.

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  1. May 12, 2011 10:11 am

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  2. February 26, 2010 11:15 am

    Since we got into “free trade,” 300,000 American family farms have been put out of business. Overall, net farm incomes are down 13 percent. The cruel reality of our trade deals is that they do not benefit the American worker. In fact, it encourages our jobs to leave the country in pursuit of lower wage rates, non-existent environmental standards and trade without restrictions. America voted for change, what do we get? More of the same.

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