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There is no Monsanto Protection Act

| | April 2, 2013
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During recent negotiations on the continuing budget resolution, farm state senators included a “Farmer Assurance Provision” rider, which critics have derided as the “Monsanto Protection Act.”

The provision codifies existing USDA practices and elements of a 2010 Supreme Court ruling that lower courts should not automatically prohibit the planting of biotech crop varieties, or the harvest and sale of biotech crops already planted, when their commercial approval is revoked for procedural reasons. Activists have mischaracterized the rider’s actual effect and have called on Congress to have it terminated.

Read the full article here: There is no Monsanto Protection Act

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