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Old March 28th, 2013, 06:40 AM   #1
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This provision is simply an industry ploy to continue to sell genetically engineered seeds even when a court of law has found they were approved by USDA illegally," the petition stated. "It is unnecessary and an unprecedented attack on U.S. judicial review. Congress should not be meddling with the judicial review process based solely on the special interest of a handful of companies."

Many food safety advocates maintain that there have not been enough studies into the potential health risks of GMO and GE seeds and crops, and the judicial power to stop companies from selling or planting them was one key recourse they were relying on to stop them from being sold if health risks come to light.

But the "Monsanto Protection Act" -- referred to as the "Farmer Assurance Provision" by its supporters -- removes that course of action, and those who are angry at Obama for signing the bill are also incensed with Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D- Md., who is accused of failing to give the amendment that inserted the language a proper hearing.

“In this hidden backroom deal, Sen. Mikulski turned her back on consumer, environmental and farmer protection in favor of corporate welfare for biotech companies such as Monsanto,” Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, said in a statement. “This abuse of power is not the kind of leadership the public has come to expect from Sen. Mikulski or the Democrat Majority in the Senate."
Maybe the POTUS should appoint a Food Safety Czar to oversee this...
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Maybe the POTUS should appoint a Food Safety Czar to oversee this...


But MSNBC and CNN and NBC, and ABC, and CBS, and NYT [insert list of 100s]... all said only Republicans pass underhanded back-room deals to benefit corporations.

Well, except for "no strings attached" bailouts of banks, insurance companies, and brokerage houses who are heavy donors.

And sweetheart corporate welfare to "green innovators" with sketchy or hopeful business plans and big campaign donations.
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