3 More Months For The ‘Monsanto Protection Act’: Laws Don’t Apply To Biotech Companies

3 More Months For The ‘Monsanto Protection Act’: Laws Don’t Apply To Biotech Companies | farm-412x300 | Agriculture & Farming Environment GMOs Special Interests

The controversial earmark better known as the Monsanto Protection Act has been extended for three more months, reports the Center for Food Safety.

The rider initially passed last spring and gave Monsanto and other biotech companies six months protection from federal courts over the planting of genetically engineered crops. In essence, according to a statement of the CFS website, “the Monsanto-driven rider remains simply a biotech industry ploy to continue to plant GE crops even when a court of law has found they were approved illegally.”

The rider protects the biotech industry, allowing them to plant crops even if the USDA hasn’t fully considered the environmental or economic risks to farmers, says CFS.

Monsanto has already been planting genetically modified dicamba resistant soybeans ahead of a pending USDA approval, expected just days after the announcement came that the rider (H.R. 933) had been expected for three more months. “If a GE crop approval was shown to violate the law and require further analysis of its harmful impacts (as several courts have concluded in recent years in our cases) this provision could override any court-mandated caution and could instead allow continued planting, reports CFS. “Further, it forces USDA to approve permits for such continued planting immediately, putting industry completely in charge by allowing for a ‘back door approval’ mechanism.”

The CFS says its efforts in fighting for farmers rights against the biotech giants spurred the creation of the Monsanto Protection Act. “It is a direct attack on the successful cases Center for Food Safety has fought and won on behalf of our members and farmers that have forced our government agencies to take the hard look at the risks of GE crop approvals that the law requires.”

The Center for Food Safety is urging concerned Americans to ask their Congress members to urge the Senate and House to exclude the rider from the next spending bill. An online form can be found here.

Jill Ettinger, Organic Authority

Keep in touch with Jill on Twitter @jillettinger

Image: USDA


Subscribe to The Sleuth Journal Newsletter for Daily Articles!


About The Author

The Sleuth Journal is an independent alternative media organization comprised of individuals and groups working to shed the light on truth in government, politics, world and local news, civil liberties, natural health and medicine and other important topics that the mainstream media fails or refuses to expose. This information is being presented to you in an effort for advancement in the understanding of our economic and political corruption and the New World Order. It is our intent to connect, educate, motivate and inspire those who are interested in alerting our fellow humans to the pertinent issues that are affecting our lives and future, each and every day. We are a community of truth-seekers and who share a commitment to action and resistance- to push back against those who wish to suppress and control our lives and take away our God-given freedoms and civil liberties. We bring you real news from around the world, without the synthetics. Together in sharing the truth, we can challenge the abuses of the establishment.

    Related posts