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Sonny Perdue

Sonny Perdue, salmonella enabler, a bad choice for ag secretary

Sonny Perdue, salmonella enabler, a bad choice for ag secretary

Most of Donald Trump's cabinet picks are a blatant collection of "in-your-face" insults and contradictions to their respective departments. One of the last appointments, awaiting confirmation, is no exception. Sonny Perdue, who has close monetary ties to Big Agra businesses like Monsanto and other agricultural mega-polluters, will likely be confirmed as agriculture secretary ("Attacks on consumer protections begin," Feb. 16).

Arguably, a top priority for USDA is food safety. This century's most deadly outbreak of foodborne illness came out of Georgia...

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