The government has occasionally hired people who formerly worked at Monsanto, just as they’ve hired people from many other companies in our industry. The government also looks to NGOs (non-governmental organizations) to hire people for positions in public service. Some critics say this shows a complicated conspiracy by former employers and the government.
In my experience working for NGOs and corporate entities, I find these theories often disregard that these are experienced and highly skilled individuals, who have likely been well-matched for these positions. People who choose to do these jobs – public servants who work hard to make things better for all – deserve better than skepticism of their motives.