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UNITED STATES - JUNE 12: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., speaks during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing focusing on employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans and the
My Friends,

It's one of the most outrageous special interest provisions in years.

Written anonymously, the Monsanto Protection Act allows corporations to sell genetically-modified seeds even when federal courts have blocked them from doing so.

Think about that: We have a process for making sure that genetically-modified seeds aren’t sold, planted and grown until we know that they don’t pose a threat to other crops or to humans.  

The Monsanto Protection Act overrides that process.  

It lets Monsanto and others ignore a court order designed to protect other farmers, the environment, and human health.  

That’s just wrong.

Please sign my petition to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act:


And even worse, the Monsanto Protection Act was passed in secret, stuffed quietly into the budget bill that averted a government shutdown.

That's why I've proposed an amendment to the Farm Bill that would repeal the Monsanto Protection Act.

Please join me - and demand a vote in the U.S. Senate that would end this outrageous special interest override of judicial decisions:


Senator Jeff Merkley

You can sign Merkley's petition here:


Originally posted to pdc on Mon May 20, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos Oregon, PDX Metro, Koscadia, Climate Hawks, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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