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Senate GOP Quashes Attempt to Overturn 'Monsanto Protection Act'

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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) set forth an amendment to overturn the provision -- which he says allows the unrestricted sale and planting of genetically modified seeds that could be harmful to farmers, the environment and human health -- but it was blocked by

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Kit B (276)
Friday May 24, 2013, 9:54 am

What else do we need to know now that we know the once anonymous culprit? He lied about what it says, but takes his checks to the bank. This is but one more reason why we must get the money out of politics.

Lead by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who has since come forward to claim responsibility for anonymously slipping in the controversial “farmer assurance provision” into a March spending resolution, Republicans prevented Merkley’s amendment from moving forward.

Blunt argues that the provision is to help protect farmers who purchase seeds and plant crops that are later determined to be unsafe.

“What it says is if you plant a crop that is legal to plant when you plant it, you get to harvest it,” Blunt told Politico.

According to the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group, Blunt has received $95,750 in political donations from Monsanto employees since 1996.

Sue H (7)
Friday May 24, 2013, 10:35 am
A Pox upon the Party of NO!! The Monsanto Monster MUST be stopped.

Mike M (43)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:27 am
The GOP leading the American people into poverty, autocracy, and the end of any freedom of expression or choice that their masters, corporations, or elites deem not putting money and power in their pocket

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:54 am
These plebeians care only about the fiat dollar and not the health of the nation and its people. Let the people bring forth a plebiscite that expresses the will of the majority. Does America still elect a government that is by the people and for the people; or have the Mega Corps finally taken over and are in the process of exercising a dictatorship of one form or another?

Nena G (39)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 9:41 am
Read and noted. Good article. Blunt and others must feel proud to be so controlled by the corporations and not keeping in mind the good of the people.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 9:40 pm
Thanks Kathy for posting this depressing news.

He received less than $100000 from Monsanto in all those years? They surely bought him cheaply - but you don't need much money to buy trash.
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