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'Monsanto Protection Act' Killed in Senate: Controversial Provision Removed from Spending Bill

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The so-called "Monsanto Protection Act" has been removed from a Senate spending bill to the delight of those opposed to the controversial provision.

The provision would have stayed on the books under a continuing resolution passed by the House of Representatives last week, but U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., led a successful charge to have the language removed from the Senate version of the bill.

"One week ago, I asked, 'Who pulls more weight on Capitol Hill? The agrichemical companies like Dow and Monsanto, or the food movement?'" Elizabeth Kucinich, policy director for the Center for Food Safety, said in a statement. "Thanks to the leadership of Senator Barbara Mikulski we now know the answer: the food movement."

Mikulski introduced an amendment to have the language of the bill changed to remove the "Monsanto Protection Act" removed. The amendment was approved earlier this week, and the provision will expire at the end of this month.

A massive groundswell of public opposition to the "Monsanto Protection Act" began in March, when news of its existence hit the mainstream.

The provision, officially Section 735 of the HR 933 continuing resolution passed in March, came under fire because food safety advocates warn that it strips federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and propagation of genetically modified seeds and crops if safety tests reveal concerns about their safety.

The legislation was written by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., in collaboration with Monsanto Company -- which has become the public face of the virulent debate over GMOs.


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jhslove
by Bronze Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:14 PM

AWESOME!

1Giovanni
by Becca on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM
That's good to hear. Maybe our voices are still heard if the people is loud enough. With this bill it pissed off people on both sides of the party lines. If both sides work together it
can actually get things done.
rfurlongg
by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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Wow, if they aren't careful I might begin
to have faith that politicians might actually vote against big corporations...

I do not think Monsanto will just sit back on this one. We will be hearing more about this.
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lga1965
by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:27 PM

 Well, that is a good sign!

( I wonder if our notorious Pro-GMO poster will see this and swoop down to dispute it? )

greenie63
by Silver Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Barbara Mikulski is one very outspoken, obnoxious woman at times, but she gets the job done.  My mom was one of her friends, but we didn't see her often, in fact I haven't seen her since I was in my teens. I remember her patting me on the head when I was younger, and her booming voice lol. She does listen to the public, always has. 

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:29 PM


Quoting rfurlongg:

Wow, if they aren't careful I might begin
to have faith that politicians might actually vote against big corporations...

I do not think Monsanto will just sit back on this one. We will be hearing more about this.

I think you're right on that one. 

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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Well, it is the loudest mouths that get things done these days. 

Quoting greenie63:

Barbara Mikulski is one very outspoken, obnoxious woman at times, but she gets the job done.  My mom was one of her friends, but we didn't see her often, in fact I haven't seen her since I was in my teens. I remember her patting me on the head when I was younger, and her booming voice lol. She does listen to the public, always has. 


greenie63
by Silver Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM

LOL and her voice does!! My mom always said "you always know when Barbara's here!" 

Quoting cjsbmom:

Well, it is the loudest mouths that get things done these days. 

Quoting greenie63:

Barbara Mikulski is one very outspoken, obnoxious woman at times, but she gets the job done.  My mom was one of her friends, but we didn't see her often, in fact I haven't seen her since I was in my teens. I remember her patting me on the head when I was younger, and her booming voice lol. She does listen to the public, always has. 



cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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I say whatever works. It's hard to ignore those who are the most vocal and passionate about what they're doing. Sounds like she is both. 

Quoting greenie63:

LOL and her voice does!! My mom always said "you always know when Barbara's here!" 

Quoting cjsbmom:

Well, it is the loudest mouths that get things done these days. 

Quoting greenie63:

Barbara Mikulski is one very outspoken, obnoxious woman at times, but she gets the job done.  My mom was one of her friends, but we didn't see her often, in fact I haven't seen her since I was in my teens. I remember her patting me on the head when I was younger, and her booming voice lol. She does listen to the public, always has. 




UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Oct. 5, 2013 at 9:22 PM
Great news!
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