Tell Obama: No pesticide lobbyist nominees

Posted by Trish Riley, November 5, 2009

President Obama just nominated Islam Siddiqui, a top official from CropLife — the pesticide industry’s powerful trade group — as America’s chief agricultural negotiator for international trade. If confirmed by the Senate, Siddiqui, who has spent the last several years of his career fighting various restrictions and bans on environmentally hazardous pesticides, would bring that inappropriately aggressive stance on broadening pesticide use to the White House and influence trade negotiations with Europe and the developing world.

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