EYE ON MIAMI: Big Sugar lobbyist now making dietary guidelines for United States

Eye on Miami: Written by Gimleteye. February 19, 2018.

Donald Trump -- the most ethically challenged president in US history -- recently granted a waiver for a former corn syrup lobbyist to write the nation's dietary guidelines for the USDA. (Prior to that, she worked for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on sugar subsidies, and earlier, cut her teeth working for the Koch Brothers.)

Kailee Tkacz represented the Corn Refiners Association, which consists of the four biggest corn syrup producers in the nation: Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Ingredion and Tate & Lyle Americas, whose European operations were sold to the Fanjul's Florida Crystals empire in 2010.

The New York Times points out today in an editorial, "Trump's 'Best People' and Their Dubious Ethics":
President Trump’s White House has been so scandal-plagued that controversies involving cabinet members and other high-level officials that would have been front-page news in any other administration have barely registered in the public consciousness.

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