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200+ Groups Call on Senate to Reject ‘Pesticide Industry Loyalist’ Scott Hutchins as USDA’s Top Scientist

SWAMP WATCH “According to Jim Goodman, board president of the National Family Farm Coalition, one of the signatory groups, “In nominating Scott Hutchins to the position of Chief Scientist at USDA, the Trump Administration has, again, proven that they are more interested in promoting the agenda and profit of industrial agribusiness over scientific integrity, the …

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245 Farming, Farmworker, Public Health, Labor, Food Safety, and Environmental Organizations Urge Senate to Reject Hutchins for USDA Science Chief

“In nominating Scott Hutchins to the position of Chief Scientist at USDA, the Trump Administration has, again, proven that they are more interested in promoting the agenda and profit of industrial agribusiness over scientific integrity, the protection of public health and the well-being of farmers, farm workers and rural communities,” said Jim Goodman, board president and …

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Center for Food Safety: Don’t Let a Pesticide Executive Distribute USDA’s Research Budget

Don’t Let a Pesticide Executive Distribute USDA’s Research Budget SHARE THIS ALERT    facebook     twitter Dear Janus, The Trump administration is trying to sneak a Dow Chemical executive in as chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). While the world was focusing on Trump’s press conference with Putin, the administration quietly …

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Betrayal at the USDA (2018)

“Pesticide regulations. The Trump USDA played a key role in one of the most egregious actions of the EPA under Administrator Scott Pruitt—the March 2017 decision to reverse an Obama-era rule banning the nerve-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos. Documents obtained by the New York Times show that the USDA joined agribusiness lobbyists in arguing against the ban in the …

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