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    Senate Passes Monsanto Protection Act
    By Anthony Gucciardi, NaturalSociety
    24 March 13

    n the typical slippery nature of Monsanto's legislation-based actions, the biotech giant is now virtually guaranteed the ability to recklessly plant experimental GM crops without having to worry about the United States government and its subsequent courts. The Monsanto Protection Act buried deep within the budget resolution has passed the Senate, and now nothing short of a presidential veto will put an end to the ruling.

    In case you're not familiar, the Monsanto Protection Act is the name given to what's known as a legislative rider that was inserted into the Senate Continuing Resolution spending bill. Using the deceptive title of Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735 of this bill actually grants Monsanto the immunity from federal courts pending the review of any GM crop that is thought to be dangerous. Under the section, courts would be helpless to stop Monsanto from continuing to plant GM crops that are thought even by the US government to be a danger to health or the environment.

    Senate Passes Monsanto Protection Act Despite Outcry

    Everybody is too big to jail but poor people and black males.   The only thing that will stop it now is a veto by the Pres.   Anybody taking bets on that one?

    What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

    by dkmich on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 04:41:07 AM PDT

    •  I signed a petition to have that (0+ / 0-)

      Vetoed.

      Monsanto is ruining another component of the biosphere. We are one of the last countries that allow their horrid practices.

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