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Tell me the truth, Is this true?....Monsanto executives have been given policy-making positions in Bush, Clinton and Obama administrations.

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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.    

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