Trump Nominates Pesticides Company Exec for Chief Scientist at USDA
President Donald Trump has nominated Scott Hutchins to become the chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Hutchins was a former executive at the crop protection division of the Dow Chemical Company (DCC). He has a Ph.D. in Entomology from the Iowa State University which he received in 1987.
During Hutchins’ work at the crop protection department of DCC, he managed the formulation and production of pesticides. He ultimately became the global director for the DCC’s crop protection services division.
The position of chief scientist at the USDA has been vacant since last year when Sam Clovis was first nominated. Clovis withdrew his nomination after increasing public scrutiny forced him to admit that he had no academic credentials in either agriculture or science. Clovis was instead a political science professor and Iowa talk radio host, who claimed that his time running for office in Iowa gave him the necessary experience in agriculture. Clovis was also linked to the ongoing Russia investigation.
Hutchins is now the third individual to join the Trump administration from the DCC. In 2017, Trump nominated Ted McKinney to join his administration as undersecretary for trade. McKinney worked at Dow’s Washington office as a lobbyist for nearly 20 years before the president took him up.
DCC reportedly donated over $1 million to President Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, and the company’s headquarters is based in Michigan.
Under former President Obama’s administration, the government banned the major pesticide chlorpyrifos which is manufactured by the DCC. When Trump came to office, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed the former government’s plan to ban chlorpyrifos. However, Hawaii has just become the first state to ban the use of chlorpyrifos across the state.
The USDA is a federal department responsible for promoting the agriculture industry and farmers’ needs, as well as ensuring safety in farming, forestry and food. According to the USDA website, their main mission areas are farm production and conservation, food and nutrition, food safety, rural development, sustainable natural resources and environmental management, among others.
New Report: 445,000 Children at Risk of Pesticide Exposure In Iowa
Fanfriggintastic .More swamp monsters to help destroy our planet .
The best part of Dingleberry Don being president is that the media is finally reporting on how industries and big money buy access to the levers of power in the USA. this shit has been happening since the beginning but the media rarely speaks of it. So thanks for being so hated that they’ll finally spread a little truth Donny. Lol
Here we are trying to get harmful pesticides out of our food, and he wants to put a pesticide company executive in charge of our food supply? It’s mind boggling!
Trump is sticking it to America again and the Trumptards love it…of course Trump is the pied piper for assholes.
All this winning is making me sick, literally!
Of course he did. Good people want no part of this administration.
Trump is Americas disaster and downfall. VOTE OUT EVERY REPUBLICAN IN EVERY ELECTION NATIONWIDE. VOTE BLUE FOR OUR COUNTRY OR VOTE RED FOR RUSSIA.
His choices are always people who will ruin the agencies they are hired to run.
No excuses for stupidity
I guess he will use him to create pesticides to put in our food supply to kill us off???
Actually, read James Buchanan’s work. It’s shocking. Hes an economist for the oligarchs.
That is why he is bringing back pesticides that have been banned in the United States for years. Just making his buddies richer
Of course he did.
OMG…he sinks lower day by day…where will it end?????
When you think he can’t sink lower he does!!!!!!
W.T.F TRUMP JUSY ARE YOU SMOKING CREAK OR METH YOUR NOT SMOKING POT NOT EVEN I’M NOT THAT STUPID I THOUGHT YOU WERE SOMETHING SPECIAL BUT MY THINKING IS STARTING TO CHANGE.
Every cabinet member follows the same line of thinking. To use his word, sadd
What a loser and misfit to our health!
Figures. Old fart!
he will just put anybody where ever ??
And he’s worried about his food being poisoned!
should have known
Who better to understand the problem
Giving robbers the combination to the safe.
Omg really……..we live in the upside down……..Hahaha
FUCK TRUMP. VOTE BLUE !!! LET’S END THIS FREAK SHOW !!!