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Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee, Kagan is a Friend to Monsanto

June 2, 2010

I found this disturbing article on the Organic Consumer’s Association website establishing  a link between Kagan and Monsanto:

U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, is the most recent in a long line of pro-biotech Obama appointees.

As Solicitor General, Kagan submitted a friend of the court brief to the Supreme Court in favor of Monsanto’s appeal in Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms.

Monsanto is trying to get the Supreme Court to force genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa onto the market, despite passionate opposition from organic consumers and farmers, and despite the fact the USDA never did a proper Environmental Impact Statement. Geerston Seed Farms made the case that GE alfalfa would permanently contaminate their GE-free alfalfa seed, prompting a California

As Solicitor General, Kagan is supposed to represent the interests of the American people in matters that come before the Supreme Court. Instead, she went to bat for Monsanto Co.

I have been troubled by reports that Kagan is very pro-business and anti-consumer, but this tops the lists I have read.

If  you would like to take action to contact legislators about Kagan’s professional support for Monsanto, click here.

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