Friday, November 17, 2017

Meet Rebeckah Adcock, fox in the Department of Agriculture henhouse

An Open Door for Pesticide Lobbyists at the U.S.D.A.  (The New York Times, 11/13/2017)
In fact, interviews and visitor logs at the Agriculture Department showed that Ms. Adcock had already been meeting with lobbyists, including those from her former employer, the pesticide industry’s main trade group, CropLife America, and its members. CropLife pushes the agenda of pesticide makers in Washington, including easing rules related to safety standards and clean water. 
Ms. Adcock, who left the trade group in April, maintained contact with her former industry allies despite a signed ethics agreement promising to avoid for one year issues involving CropLife as well as matters that she had lobbied about in the two years before joining the government.

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