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Did Congress just give GMOs a free pass?

| | March 22, 2013

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Tucked inside a short-term funding measure that Congress approved Thursday is a provision that critics are denouncing as a “Monsanto Protection Act.”

The so-called “biotech rider” was included in legislation that won final approval from the House, avoiding a shutdown of the federal government on March 27, when the current funding was set to expire. The provision was slipped into the legislation anonymously. It explicitly grants the U.S. Department of Agriculture the authority to override a judicial ruling stopping the planting of a genetically modified crop.

On the face of it, that sounds pretty bad.

View the original article here: Did Congress Just Give GMOs A Free Pass In The Courts?

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