Saturday, October 6, 2012

New Form Bill Includes "Monsanto Rider"


A Farm Bill Only Monsanto Could Love By Corey Hill, Yes! Magazine 05 October 12 http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/312-16/13820-a-farm-bill-only-monsanto-could-love

[Excerpted] What's the big deal with the new bill? Most importantly, the House version of the 2012 Farm Bill contains three industry-friendly provisions, numbered 10011, 10013, and 10014. Collectively, they have come to be known as the "Monsanto Rider," and the name is entirely appropriate. If passed, this bill would make it more difficult to stem the tide of GMO foods hitting store shelves.

These three provisions in the 2012 Farm Bill would grant regulatory powers solely to the United States Department of Agriculture, preventing other federal agencies from reviewing GMO applications and preventing the USDA from accepting outside money for further study. The bill would also shorten the deadline for approval to one year, with an optional 180-day extension.

And here's the kicker: the approval time bomb. If the USDA misses the truncated review deadline, the GMO in question is granted automatic approval....


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