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  •  This is the best I've found so far... (10+ / 0-)
    Sec. 733. In the event that a determination of non-regulated status made pursuant to section 411 of the Plant Protection Act is or has been invalidated or vacated, the Secretary of Agriculture shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon request by a farmer, grower, farm operator, or producer, immediately grant temporary permit(s) or temporary deregulation in part, subject to necessary and appropriate conditions consistent with section 411(a) or 412(c) of the Plant Protection Act, which interim conditions shall authorize the movement, introduction, continued cultivation, commercialization and other specifically enumerated activities and requirements, including measures designed to mitigate or minimize potential adverse environmental effects, if any, relevant to the Secretary’s evaluation of the petition for non-regulated status, while ensuring that growers or other users are able to move, plant, cultivate, introduce into commerce and carry out other authorized activities in a timely manner: Provided, That all such conditions shall be applicable only for the interim period necessary for the Secretary to complete any required analyses or consultations related to the petition for non-regulated status: Provided further, That nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting the Secretary’s authority under section 411, 412 and 414 of the Plant Protection Act.
    I'm not sure how much has changed since June 2012.

    http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/...

    •  Thanks. It's now Sec. 735 in the passed bill. (5+ / 0-)

      I'm completely and utterly confused by this.  The Center for Food Safety (which doesn't seem to have a good handle on that subject, either) asserts the bill is an "unprecedented attack" on judicial checks, but doesn't actually explain how or why.  As far as I can tell, this provision allows for limited application of biotech that has already passed federal evaluation, in the face of attempts to shut it down by injunction.  That's hardly unprecedented, or an attack.

      They cite the ACLU as one of the orgs protesting this, but I can't find anything on the ACLU's website, and I'd be surprised if I did: this is far afield from their normal area of advocacy.  If this is really the source of the objections to the rider, I'm beyond unimpressed.

      Is there something better out there?  Does anyone know?

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 04:51:42 PM PDT

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