Repeal the "Monsanto Protection Act"

Below is an email from Senator Jeff Merkley, who started a petition on the MoveOn website, where anyone can start their own online petition.


Dear Oregon MoveOn member,

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.

The petition to the United States Senate says:

Written anonymously and passed in secret, the “Monsanto Protection Act” allows agribusiness 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.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Senator Jeff Merkley

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