Once again, Monsanto and the biotech industry are working behind closed doors to undermine your basic rights. This time they’ve gone too far! As leaders in Washington DC discuss the "fiscal cliff", biotech lobbyists are desperate to slide provisions in any end of the year omnibus spending bill to make sure their new GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulatory review.
If allowed to pass, this new provision would undermine agency oversight and not allow federal judges to stop the planting of GMO crops even if they've proven harmful while a lawsuit is taking place. This dangerous new provision, which we're calling the Monsanto Protection Act, section 733 in the Fiscal Year 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill has now been included in the end of the year omnibus spending bill in an effort to strip 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.
Your Congressperson needs to hear from you in the next 24 hours to make sure they protect your basic democratic rights and the safety of the food that you're eating and feeding your family.
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