“Monsanto Protection Act” Expired September 30th

The Liberty Beat

By: Derrick Broze

Activists Protests Against The Agriculture Industry's Lobby Influence Over Congress

A controversial provision known as the “Monsanto Protection Act” will expire September 30th, 2013 after an effort by Senate Democrats to remove the language from an Agriculture Department budget bill. U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. introduced the resolution to remove the provision after a House resolution was introduced that would have extended the provision. The language of the provision would have allowed the agriculture secretary to grant permits for farmers to continue to grow engineered crops while appeals are pending, even if courts have ruled that the Department of Agriculture shouldn’t have approved them.


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