President-elect George W. Bush has just announced a 31-member Agriculture Transition Advisory Team that will be responsible for setting up the structure and function of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Nearly all are agribusiness officials or former agribusiness-funded political officials. There's not a single advocate for the interests of consumers, hungry people, small farmers, the environment, or 10 billion animals who are tortured and killed for food each year.
So much for Dubya's post-election reconciliation rhetoric. It's back to government of corporate interests, by corporate interests, and for corporate interests.
Allen Causey, Augusta