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Statement of CSPI Legislative Affairs Director Laura MacCleery

Food Chemical Safety—Brought to You By McDonald’s?

When it comes to safeguarding your family from dangerous chemicals, the Trump administration evidently thinks it is just fine to nominate a scientist who took money from Big Food for decades while pushing for less protective chemical safety standards. Michael Dourson, Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, led a group of consultants who argued for weaker protections on food chemicals, from pesticides to perchlorate.

Stop Donald Trump’s Totally Unqualified Nominee for a Key Food Policy Job

The job of Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics has always been held by people with strong scientific backgrounds. In fact, the law mandates it: The statute authorizing the position specifically requires that the nominee come “from among distinguished scientists with specialized training in agricultural research, education, and economics.”

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Statement of CSPI President Michael F. Jacobson
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Statement of CSPI President Michael F. Jacobson
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Statement of CSPI Chief Regulatory Affairs Counsel Sarah Sorscher
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Statement of CSPI Nutrition Policy Director Margo G. Wootan
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Statement of CSPI Nutrition Policy Director Margo G. Wootan
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Statement by Jim O’Hara, Director, Health Promotion Policy