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Senate Continuing Resolution spending bill - Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735
Rep. Ted Poe
March 15, 2013
Please, sir, I urge you to vote against the so-called "Monsanto rider." This was slipped into the Senate Continuing Resolution, Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735. If it were to become law, it establishes a horrendous and dangerous precedent. If approved, this "Monsanto Protection Act" would force the USDA to allow continued planting of any GMO crop under court review, essentially giving backdoor approval for any new genetically engineered crops that could be potentially harmful to human health or the environment. Federal courts would be powerless to regulate the sale and even cultivation of illegal and dangerous GMO crops, succumbing instead to the power of the bio-tech industry and Monsanto. Thank you.
Houston , TX