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Litigation is the root of the problem

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There has been some serious misinformation about the Farmers Assurance Provision running through the anti-biotech community that I would like to address personally.  Maybe you’ve heard some voices rail against the so-called “Monsanto Protection Act” – a nickname invented to infuriate other anti-technology activists and hopefully raise support for their campaign to ban or at least slow down the planting of GM crops.

Included in a spending bill recently signed by President Obama, The Farmer Assurance Provision has a simple purpose: It assures farmers like me that frivolous junk-science lawsuits won’t stop them from planting safe and healthy crops that have been USDA approved for planting after passing years of rigorous testing.

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