Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 3:55pm CDT
Ex-Monsanto VP hired as FDA adviser
St. Louis Business Journal
Michael Taylor, who worked as FDA said Tuesday.’s former vice president for public policy for two years until 2000, will advise Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret Hamburg, the
Taylor also worked as a George Washington University.and research professor at
Hamburg said Taylor would work with her office and with the management of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition,, the , Congress and with members of the Obama Administration.
Taylor first worked for the FDA in 1976 as a litigating attorney. He then served as the FDA’s deputy commissioner for policy from 1991 to 1994, overseeing the FDA's policy development and rulemaking, including the implementation of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act and issuance of new seafood safety rules.
Creve Coeur, Mo.-based Monsanto Co. ( : MON), led by Chairman, President and CEO Hugh Grant, develops insect- and herbicide-resistant crops and other agricultural products. It is one of the largest employers in St. Louis with 4,000 local employees.
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