Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act

To: The U.S. Senate

Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act
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Campaign created by Senator Jeff Merkley Icon-email

Written anonymously and passed in secret, the Monsanto Protection Act allows agri-business to ignore court orders blocking the sale of genetically-engineered seeds.

I support the repeal of this outrageous special interest provision - and demand a public vote in the U.S. Senate.

Why is this important?

It's one of the most outrageous special interest provisions in years.

Written anonymously, the Monsanto Protection Act allows corporations to sell genetically-modified seeds even when federal courts have blocked them from doing so.

Think about that: We have a process for making sure that genetically-modified seeds aren’t sold, planted and grown until we know that they don’t pose a threat to other crops or to humans.

The Monsanto Protection Act overrides that process. It lets Monsanto and others ignore a court order designed to protect other farmers, the environment, and human health.

That's just wrong.

And even worse, the Monsanto Protection Act was passed in secret, stuffed quietly into the budget bill that averted a government shutdown.

That's why I've proposed an amendment to the Farm Bill that would repeal the Monsanto Protection Act. Please join me - and demand a vote in the U.S. Senate that would end this outrageous special interest override of judicial decisions.

Senator Jeff Merkley
Category: Environment
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Reasons for signing

  • Danielle W. 2013-06-19 17:24:53 -0400
    No to Monsanto!
  • Meg R. 2013-06-14 11:48:13 -0400
    I signed because this is outrageous for the future of life on the planet, we need our seeds to be non modified and non patented! They belong to all of us.
  • katie k. 2013-06-02 20:41:05 -0400
    We have the RIGHT to make food choices in this country, and whether or not we choose to poison ourselves or not. An absolute FAIL on Obama's part and being a supporter of his, I'm am deeply disappointed in his policy on this.