US Senator Merkley Pushes ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Repeal

US Senator Merkley Pushes ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ Repeal

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usda-switchgrassSenator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is planning to push an amendment to the upcoming farm bill that would repeal the secret provision known as the Monsanto Protection Act, a rider attached anonymously to a spending bill that sailed through Congress in March.

An outcry resulted once the public learned that the provision, inserted without debate, allowed Monsanto and other companies to continue selling genetically engineered seeds, even if a court has blocked them from doing so. Merkley will press for a floor vote on his repeal amendment when the farm bill is taken up next week, a Merkley aide told HuffPost.

(READ the story from the Huffington Post)

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