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For the love of life and all things fair and just, demand Section 735 of HR 933 be removed.

Sneaking bullshit into unrelated bills and resolutions is just unethical and the American public is sick and tired of this game playing that negatively impacts each and every American as it benefits the wealth and control of big corporations.

Petitions:
Tell President Obama to Veto the Monsanto Protection Act (Section 735)
http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/stop_the_monsanto_protection_act_seize_congress/?akid=786.258044.dpeKgZ&rd=1&t=4

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Remove Section 735, aka the Monsanto Protection Act, from HR 933
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-section-735-aka-monsanto-protection-act-hr-933/T8QYzYZg

Call President Barack Obama (202) 456-1111 or if that line is busy, please call (202) 456-1414 - then ask at least 5 of your friends to join you!

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Sen. Tester: Who Put These Agribiz-Friendly Riders into This Unrelated Bill?
—By Tom Philpott

Last summer, the House agriculture appropriations subcommittee inserted an odd provision into a 90-page ag appropriations bill; one that had something to do with money, but nothing to do with the matter at hand, federal appropriations.

In what became known as the biotech rider, the provision would have allowed the planting of genetically modified crop varieties even if a federal judge rules that they have been approved by the USDA improperly, as happened, for example, in 2010, when a federal judge issued an injunction against the planting of Monsanto's Roundup Ready sugar beets on the grounds that the USDA had approved them without a substantial environmental review.

In a post last year, I laid out why such protection is so important to the handful of companies that dominate ag biotech: Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow Agrosciences, BASF, Bayer, and Pioneer (DuPont).

Short story: Their current products are failing, hounded by weed and insect-resistance, and they need to get their next-generation products—which are really just intensified versions of their currents ones—to market as quickly as possible. Lawsuits and court rulings on environmental grounds can only gum up the works.

Well, the biotech rider failed last year, but now it's back*—showing up this time in another bill that has nothing to do with the regulation of ag biotech, *the Senate's Continuing Resolution. This monster piece of legislation is necessary to fund the government once the next (absurd) fiscal deadline hits March 27. The rider in question can be found lurking on page 80 of its 587 pages (it's section 735).

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mon.), whose organic family farm makes him the Senate's only working farmer, delivered a scathing speech against the rider on the Senate floor Wednesday before sponsoring an amendment that would nullify it. "Not only does this ignore the Constitution's idea of separation of powers, but it also lets genetically-modified crops take hold across the country—even when a judge finds it violates the law," he declared.  

In his remarks, Tester stressed that the source of the rider is murky—there's no way to find out which senator inserted it. "I don't know who authored this provision," he said. "Maybe someone in Washington knows, but no one is willing to put their name to it. And that's a shame." I put calls into the offices of a couple of potential suspects, and got nowhere.

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/03/yet-again-agribiz-sneaks-friendly-riders-unrelated-bill#13636233186921

#corruption   #USGovernment  
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Inspiring change through awareness, education, and motivation because the most important changes do not happen around us, they happen within us
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    BS Alternative Medicine
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