Message 221: Ashcroft

In this image, John Ashcroft is listed under “Genetically Modified Foods.” As a Missouri Republican Senator, Ashcroft advocated for genetically modified foods. Ashcroft received $10,000 for his 1990s Senate bid from Monsanto, a large agricultural company focused on biotechnology. Rumsfeld was president of Searle Pharmaceuticals when it was acquired by Monsanto. Searle is now part of Pfizer.

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