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  •  As I Understand It (5+ / 0-)

    The Monsanto Protection Act basically allowed agri-business to ignore any Court ruling that went against them selling GMO seeds. It's repeal allows any Court ruling based on evidence to take effect.

    Personally, I don't think ANY industry should have pre-emptive immunity, including telecoms, oil companies or Monsanto.

    Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

    by The Baculum King on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 02:28:47 AM PDT

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    •  Can't disagree re: pre-emtive immunity (0+ / 0-)

      but I think the key phrase of your reply (and thank you for that) is "...ruling based on evidence...".

      My personal opinion is that the business practices of Monsanto are amoral, but what do you expect from a multinational corporation? If repeal of the "Monsanto protection act" permits some degree of corporate accountability and torts based on evidence I'm all in; but I maintain that Monsanto's practices ought not to be used as a wide brush to tar all GMO crops and the companies that have them on offer. I get the sense that those many who cheered the original post have that in mind but I could be wrong.

      "It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important." Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Arabiflora on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 06:03:50 PM PDT

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