Once again, Monsanto and the biotech industry are working behind closed doors to undermine your basic rights. This week the House introduced a continuing resolution that contains the same Monsanto Protection Act that it passed last spring! While the previous Continuing Resolution was scheduled to expire on September 30th, the new resolution contains the exact same language that offers Monsanto and their GMO crops protection from judicial oversight and forces the USDA to allow the planting of untested GMO crops without proper scientific or regulatory review.
If allowed to pass again this dangerous provision could eventually become permanent, allowing Monsanto to succeed in stripping judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested GMO crops.
At the same time, Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) and others are working to introduce a langauge that would make it illegal for states to pass laws to label GMOs by preempting state’s rights and forcing the issue to be decided at the federal level. This is another outrageous attempt by Monsanto and the biotech bullies to rob Americans of their basic democratic rights!
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